Common Names-Names In Common

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Match first names, last names, either. Different occupations. To wit:

    Tommy Smothers, entertainer. Tommy Lasorda, Dodgers Manager.
    Omar Bradley, General. Omar Sharif, actor.

    Elizabeth Taylor, actress. Elizabeth Arden, cosmetics pioneer and executive.
    Shirley Booth, award winning actress of stage and screen. Shirley Jackson,
    author of mysteries, etc.

    Ted Williams, Home run hitter for the Boston Red Sox. Cindy Williams,
    Shirley of Laverne and Shirley.

    John F. Kennedy, President. John Wilkes Booth, assassin of a President.

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  2. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I did a variation of it, one with the first name, the other with the last name:

    Edmund Hillary, Explorer
    Hillary Clinton, Sec. of State

    John Wayne, Actor
    Wayne Newton, Singer

    Shirley Booth, Actress
    Booth Tarkington, American Novelist

    Paul Harvey, Commentator
    Harvey Keitel, Actor

    Steve Lawrence, Singer
    Lawrence of Arabia (T.E.)

    Etta James, Singer
    James Mason, Actor

    Olivia Newton-John, Singer
    John Denver, Singer
    Denver Pyle, Actor

    Anne Jackson, Actress
    Jackson Pollock, American Painter

    Crystal Bernard, Actress
    Bernard Fox, Actor
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  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well Done, GB. I shall do my bestest to emulate you.

    Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Davis; Both Presidents.
    Hal David, songwriter; David Nelson, song singer (and actor).

    Lord and Admiral Horatio Nelson; Nelson Rockefeller, rich guy and Veep.
    Jimmy Carter, President; Carter Evans, CBS news guy and actor.

    Harper Lee; Lee Majors.
    Vivien Leigh; Leigh Anne Tuohy, interior decorator and owner of dozens
    of fast food franchises.

    Jesse James, bank and train robber; James Arness, TV lawman.
    Charles Osgood, radio and TV newsman; Osgood Perkins, actor and
    father of Tony.

    Thomas Paine; Paine Weber.
    Martha Stewart; Stewart Granger, actor.

    George Washington; Washington Irving; Irving Berlin; Berlin Wall;
    Walter Cronkite.


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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I remember Berlin Wall, the star of "The Walls Came Tumbling Down" :)
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  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Phyllis George, Miss Texas/Business Woman/Actress
    George Peppard, Actor

    Gene Nelson, Actor/Dancer
    Nelson Eddy, Actor/Singer
    Eddy Arnold, Singer

    George Harrison, Singer
    Harrison Ford, Actor

    Michael Douglas, Actor
    Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Actor

    Bob Hope, Actor
    Hope Lange, Actress

    John Doe, Unidentified Male
    Doe Avedon, Actress

    Tab Hunter, Actor
    Hunter Tylo, Actress

    Johnny Carson, Comedian
    Carson McCullers, Author

    Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales
    Spencer Tracy, Actor
    Tracy Ullman, Actress

    Robert Fulton, Inventor
    Fulton J. Sheen, Archbishop

    Nicholle Tom, Actress
    Tom Brokaw, Newscaster

    Larry David, Producer
    David Wayne, Actor
    Wayne Newton, Singer

    Megyn Kelly, Journalist
    Kelly McGillis, Actress
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  6. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Oh, how I wish my brain would work. I'm enjoying your answers, though. Very impressive!

    Love, Mikie
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  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Mikie. I think that even in your illish condition your brain works
    better than most. Always nice to have you drop in.

    Kirk Douglas; Douglas MacArthur.
    Jimmy Hoffa, Teamsters President; Hoffa Portland, actress and
    wife of radio star Fred Allen.

    Debbie Reynolds; Richard Reynolds, founder of the Aluminum company.
    Tim Conway, comic; Tiny Tim, professional ukulele strummer.

    Cary Grant; Grant Wood, painter of American Gothic.
    General Frank Merrill, WWII; Meryl Streep.

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  8. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi All!

    I have a couple to add:

    Bryce Dallas Howard, actress (Ron Howard's daughter)
    Howard Stern, TV and radio personality

    Thomas Jane, actor
    Jane Pauley, news journalist

    Andy Dick, comedian, actor
    Dick Van Dyke, actor, comedian, singer, dancer, etc.

    James Taylor, singer/songwriter
    Taylor Swift, singer/songwriter

    Bruce Lee, martial artist, actor, etc.
    Lee Majors, actor

    Carly Simon, singer/songwriter
    Simon Cowell, reality television judge, film/record/TV producer

    Les Paul, famous guitarist
    Paul McCartney ... needs no introduction at all!

    And, I'm feeling a bit silly with posting this final one in my reply:
    Steve Austin, The Six Million Dollar Man
    Austin Powers, movie character


    Another great topic!!

    Hugs, Diane :D
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  9. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Rick Nelson, actor/singer; Nelson Riddle, music arranger.
    Tyler Perry, actor/comedian/writer/producer; John Tyler, 10th president of the US.
    Anderson Cooper, TV news journalist; Cooper Endicott, Joan River's grandson and reality show actor.
    Perry Ellis, fashion designer; Katy Perry, singer.
    Katherine Ross, actress;Ross Perot, politician.
    Oscar Isaac, Guatemalan American actor; Isaac Stern, violinist.
    Celine Dion, singer; Dion Dimucci, singer with Dion and the Belmonts.
    Neal McCoy, country music star; Patricia Neal, actress.
    John Cameron Swazy, newsman in the 50's; Cameron Diaz, actress.
    James Monroe, 5th president of the US; Etta James, singer.
    John Edward, psychic; Edward Snowden, leaker of sensitive information.
    Wild Bill Cody, rodeo/wildwest star; Cody Gifford, son of Kathy Lee, singer.

    Gonna post these before all you smart people beat me to it. Hope I'm not posting a repeat.

    Love, Mikie
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  10. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Ooh, ooh, a few more. Again, I hope I'm not repeating what someone else has posted. I'm not up to checking for redundancy, redundancy.

    Jerry Lewis, comedian; Lewis Black, comedian.
    Porter Goss, FL politician; Cole Porter, composer; Nat King Cole, singer. (do I get extra points for a triple?)
    (if so, here's another) John Candy, actor; Candy Clark, actress; Clark Gable, actor.
    Sonny Bono, singer; Bono, one name rock star.
    Sandy Dennis, actress; Dennis The Menace, comic strip character.
    Tony The Tiger, cereal spokesman; Tiger Woods, golf champion.
    Debbie Harry, singer; Harry Windsor (or Wales), prince.
    Cat Stevens, singer; Felix The Cat, cartoon character.
    Jane Russell, actress; Russell Simmons, music executive.
    Ann Frank, historical figure; Frank Gifford, athlete.
    Tina Marie, actress; Marie Barone, character on Everybody Loves Raymond.
    Larry David, creator of Seinfeld; David Benjamin, actor; Benjamin Franklin, founding father. (woo hoo! another triple)
    Conrad Hilton, hotel magnate; James Conrad, actor.
    Leslie Gore, singer; Gore Vidal, author.
    Scot Biao, actor; Martha Scott, actress.

    I've enjoyed this. Hope I haven't made mistakes. I'm soooooo tired.

    Love, Mikie
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  11. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    You guys are awsome!!!! GB
  12. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Here's a triple fur ya, Mikie. Wow! Wow! Wow!

    I did not see any repeats. Even if there were, nobody cares. They are pretty
    much inevitable with the numerous lists some of our threads have. I
    sometimes find I've repeated myself.

    Une grande compilation!

  13. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Merci beaucoup, mon ami!!!

    While trying to find the correct spelling of one of the names, I stumbled upon a website with a whole bunch of these but I didn't use it. It's been much, much better to try to prod my poor pea brain into working out a little. I have a few more but need to check on them first to be sure these people exist and are not figments of my imagination or my exhaustion-induced delirium.

    Love, Mikie
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  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    David Hyde Pierce; Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Jesse James, James Carter, Nell Carter, Nell Gwyn (The last named was
    a 17th English actress and the mistress of King Charles II.)

    Robby Benson, actor. Benson and Hedges.

    Jason Alexander, Tony Award winning actor. Alexander the
    Great. Winner of numerous battles.

    Sir Henry Stanley, Welsh reporter and explorer who found Dr. David Livingston
    in Africa. Livingston was a medical missionary; also an explorer. So that's
    the source of the famous question.
    Arthur Stanley Jefferson aka Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy.
    Admiral Horatio Nelson (mentioned above) died on the ship HMS Victory
    captained by Thomas Hardy.

    Tiffany Brissette, actor. Appeared in several movies including Marco Polo.
    Tiffany Lamp has appeared at the Polo Lounge, a restaurant in the
    Beverly Hills Hotel. See Pic.


    This is the patio. Obviously no lights are needed thanks to Mr Sun.
    Celebrities such as Sunny Ozell, singer and wife of Patrick Stewart are
    often seen dining here.

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  15. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Tiffany Lamp? Seriously? :)
  16. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    You're right, GB. Your post triggered an epiphany. I left out Tiffany's

    Brittany and Whitney.
    Their brother, a cleric, is named Litany.

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