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nineteen ought seven queez

All these folks were born 100 years ago! (surely not, no one was aliiiiiive then!)
Poll #1085657 100 Years Queez

US actor who played the archetypal Western hero in such films as "Stagecoach", "The Searchers" and "True Grit".

English actor who produced, directed and played in acclaimed films of"Henry V", "Hamlet" and "Richard III". He played memorable roles in such films as "Rebecca" and "Marathon Man".

American actress who costarred in ten comedies with Spencer Tracy and also appeared in "The African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart and "OnGolden Pond" with Henry Fonda.

Brazilian architect, a disciple of Le Corbusier, who achieved international fame for his designs for Brasilia, especially the president's palace and the cathedral.

English-born US poet who wrote verse dramas with Christopher Isherwood,and opera librettos, notably for Igor Stravinsky's "The Rake'sProgress". His poems included "The Sea and the Mirror", "For the TimeBeing" and "The Age of Anxiety".

US film actor, her films included "Stella Dallas", "Double Indemnity"and "Executive Suite". In later years she appeared on television as the matriarchal star of "The Big Valley".

American ecologist and scientific writer whose controversial book"Silent Spring" was not only against indiscriminate use of pesticides but also critical of an irresponsible industrial society. She also wrote "The Sea Around Us".

American film actress, chiefly remembered as the screaming heroine of"King Kong" (1933), writhing in the hand of the giant ape at the top of the Empire State Building.

US band leader, singer, and actor. He was a pioneer of scat singing with his catch phrase "Hi-de-ho", used in his theme song "Minnie theMoocher". He featured in the film "The Blues Brothers".

Austrian-born US film director who received Academy Awards for "From Here to Eternity" and "A Man For All Seasons". He also directed "High Noon" and "A Nun's Story".



( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 9th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Good quiz. I was frustrated by the ones I knew but couldn't remember (and I didn't want to cheat by googling).

Nov. 9th, 2007 03:50 pm (UTC)
Fucking Niemeyer! We were just talking about him the other day with my favorite Brazilian.
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