Famous Names - An Alphabet Game Vol. 6

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by gb66, Sep 24, 2015.

  1. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    T Time:

    Taylor Swift Singer/Songwriter/Actress

    Talia Shire Actress

    Tom Jones Singer

    Tip O'Neill Politician

    Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Designer

    Tiny Tim Singer/Ukulele Player
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Good start, GB.

    Tallulah Bankhead, actress. More successful on stage than in movies. Came from
    a political family; related to Senators, etc. Was on the Lucy show when Lucy was
    dressed in armor.

    Terry Bradshaw, pro football player.

    Terri Garr, actress; Tootsie.

    Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor; sang at the Met.

    Toti Fields, comedian.

    Thomas Paine, wrote the pamphlet Common Sense.

    Tab Hunter, actor, singer and teen heart throb back in the 50s.

    Tex Ritter, movie cowboy and singer. Big hit with The Wayward Wind.
    Father of John.

    Thelma Ritter, character actor. Rear Window.

    Tommy Tune, dancer, singer, choreographer, etc. At last count had won
    ten Emmys.

    Tullio Serafin, Italian conductor. Made lotsa opera recordings.

    Temple Houston, son of Sam. Colorful character; attorney in Texas
    and Oklahoma.

    Hope the above "suits you to a T". I read the origin of this phrase is uncertain.
    I always figured it had to do with a T square which is used to make drawings
    precise.

    Rock
  3. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, Those are T errific choices!
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  4. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    More T, please.

    Tim Matheson Actor

    Tim McGraw Country Singer

    Timothy Bottoms Actor

    Tom Hulce Actor/Producer

    Tommy Dorsey Bandleader, Big Band Era

    Thorsten Kaye Actor

    Thor Heyerdahl Adverturer

    Tony Curtis Actor Actor

    Tony Orlando Singer

    Tyne Daly Actress

    Tim Daly Actor

    James Daly Actor (Tim and Tyne are his kids)
  5. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi there!

    I'll join y'all, for a couple a t's:

    Tanya Tucker, country singer

    Tom Selleck, actor (Magnum PI)

    Tom Hanks, actor

    Toni Tennille, singer (from "The Captain & Tennille)

    Tina Turner, singer

    Teresa Brewer, singer

    Tim Conway, actor/comedian

    ****************

    That's all I can think of, for now.............

    Later ..... Diane
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Well, Kids, we got lottsa "T's". I kinda doubt we'll have many "U's". I can only think
    of three so far.

    Ulysses S. Grant nee Hiram Ulysses Grant. (In other words, the "S" stood for
    nothing.) Commander of the Union Forces; subsequently President.

    Umberto Giordano, Italian opera composer. Wrote one very popular opera, one
    not so popular, but still performed now and then, and a dozen others that are
    almost never heard of.

    Upton Sinclair, prolific American author. Pulitzer Prize winner. Died when
    I was in third grade. His most famous book was probably "The Jungle" which
    was an expose of the meat packing business. ("Expose" needs a mark over the
    final "e".)

    Rock
  7. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I thought of another "U", but it's a fictional character. Well, Shucks!
    Gordon, however, thought of a "U" actress.

    Rock
  8. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    You just reminded me. Me and hub watched her in one of his James Bond DVDs a few days ago.

    Ursula Andress. My favorite Bond girl. In the first Sean Connery 007 movie 'Dr. No'. Her voice was dubbed in.

    Also two from my crossword puzzles.

    Uma Thurmon - Actress, Model

    Uta Hagan - Actress
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  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Ushser Terry Raymond IV Singer (Usher). The only other one I thought of was Uma Thurmon, (Patti has her.) Not very many "U" people. Maybe Uncle Sam, Uncle Tom and Uncle Remus! :)

    Could we post last names starting with 'U' like we did on one of the others?
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  10. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Last Name starting with "U":

    Peter Ustinov Actor

    Tracy Ullman Actress/Comedian

    Any more, anyone?
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  11. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Uncle Kracker - Hip Hop Singer.

    I love his song 'What 'Chu Lookin' At'
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  12. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Ready for the 'V''s?

    Veronica Lake Actress

    Viveca Lindfors Actress

    Vince Lombardi Football Player/Coach

    Vic Damone Singer
  13. hangininthere

    hangininthere Well-Known Member

    Vincent Price - Actor

    Vivica Fox - Actress

    Vincent Van Gogh - Artist/Painter

    Valerie Bertinelli - Actress
  14. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Hadn't though of Thor Heyerdahl for decades, GB. I read his book Kon Tiki when
    I was a teen. Read a couple others decades later. Somebody is selling the
    book Kon Tiki on Amazon. According to the ad, the book was published in
    1851. Oughta be worth a bundle.

    Patti, I remember when Valerie Bertinelli was on One Day At A Time about
    a century ago. Now she's on that new show with Betty White which I like, but
    I only see it be chance. She's certainly kept her looks better as I. And yes, it
    was Ursula Andress I thought of.

    OK, V's:

    Alexandrina Victoria, aka Queen Victoria, ceremonial ruler of some little island.

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov aka Lenin. Ruler of some really big country.

    Victor Emmanuel, the first King of the United Italy, 19th century.

    Vivian Vance, won an Emmy. Thanked Lucille Ball as the "best second
    banana in the business".

    Vincenzo Bellini, 19th century opera composer. His operas are still sung
    today. They need a soprano with a high voice and the ability to sing
    with agility. Singers like Lilly Pons and Beverly Sills.

    Vernon Dahlart, who sang a little opera, but became famous as the
    first country western singer with a million seller. Dahlart recorded
    using different names and for various record companies. His biggest
    hit was The Prisoner's Song in the mid 1920's.

    Valerie Harper, star of stage, screen and television. Most famous as
    Rhoda on the MTM show. She has been in poor health the last
    several years.

    I told Gordon we were doing the "V's". Asked if could think of a
    famous Vernon. He said, "Mount".

    Diane, I remember when Tom Selleck was new on the scene; or on the
    screen. One of the secretaries in the office had an 6 x 10 picture of
    him on the wall. She was in her 50s. She said, "My daughter says I'm
    acting like a teenager. I told her I could be acting a lot worse if I
    put my mind to it."

    Rock
  15. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Vanessa Redgrave, actress

    Vanna White, TV personality

    Vin Diesel, actor

    Vincent D'Onofrio, actor

    Vicki Lawrence, actress, singer
  16. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Van Johnson Actor

    Vin Scully Sportscaster

    Vanessa Williams Actress

    Victor Mature Actor

    Vivian Leigh Actress

    Val Kilmer Actor

    Vaughn Monroe Singer

    Vasco da Gama Explorer
  17. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Moving on the the W's.

    Walter: Lantz (Woody Woodpecker); Disney; Kronkeit; Matthau; and
    Walter Winchell (newspaper columnist and radio reporter).

    William: Four Presidents: William Henry Harrison who died from pneumonia
    a month after his inauguration. William McKinley, assassinated in 1901.
    William Howard Taft, our fattest President with his huge custom built
    bathtub. And William Jefferson Blythe III. His stepfather was Roger Clinton.

    William Bendix: Actor; Life of Riley.

    William the Conqueror who led the Norman invasion into England in 1066.

    Wanda Jackson: country western singer.

    Wendy Williams: TV talk show host.

    Winona Ryder: actor.

    Wes Parker: actor. Played both Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone.

    Wallis Simpson: Duchess of Windsor.

    Rock
  18. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Rock, I think that was Fess Parker who played Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. But I must say, I like the name Wes a lot better. :) GB
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  19. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    A few more V's:

    Vittorio Gassman Italian Actor

    Van Cliburn American pianist

    Veronica Hamel Actress

    Vincent Price Actor

    Vikki Carr Singer (Her real name is Florencia Bisenta de Cassillas Martinez Cardona ( Vikki works a little better.) :)

    Vanna White Model
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  20. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Willem Dafoe Actor

    Wilford Brimley Actor

    Sir Winston Churchill U K Prime Minister

    Wendie Malick Actress

    Walter Pidgeon Actor

    Walter Matthau Actor

    Walt Whitman Poet

    Will Rogers Humorist/Newspaper Columnist

    Whitney Blake Actress