Game: 1,2,3

Discussion in 'Homebound/Bedbound' started by rockgor, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    What do all these folks have in common?
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    John Philip Sousa

    That's right. They all have three names. Gordon contributed a few.
    Mary Tyler Moore
    John the Baptist

    People with initials can also be included.
    P.T. Barnum
    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Louis B. Mayer

    Send in your entry now. Enclose a boxtop from Sudzy Wudzy Soap Flakes.
    All entries must be postmarked by November 1, 1935. Decision of the
    judges is final. Hurry! That grand prize of $3,000 could be yours. Think
    how excited your family would be to make a trip to Madison, Wisconsin and
    collect the grand prize. All submissions become the property of the Wanker-
    Fishbait Corporation and its subsidiaries.


  2. Willow77

    Willow77 Active Member

    The youngest daughter on one of the shows I like, her name is Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop Brown.
    A little more than 3 names but I thought it so cool that she had so many names to choose from. Her family calls her Rain.

    How about Jill ST. John,
    Norman Vincent Peel
    Yankee Doodle Dandy
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  3. ConfusedInPA

    ConfusedInPA Well-Known Member

    Hi y'all,

    I will submit:

    Neil Patrick Harris
    Jennifer Love Hewitt
    Sarah Jessica Parker
    John Quincy Adams
    Jamie Lee Curtis
    Catherine Zeta-Jones
    Hans Christian Anderson
    June Carter Cash
    Francis Scott Key
    Mary Tyler Moore

    FUN GAME, Rock!

    Diane :)

    PS: Wow, Willow! FIVE names! Never heard of "Rain" before. I'll have to google. :)

    PPS: Rock, I don't have a box top to submit, with my entry. :( Boo hoo.
    May I submit a Fels-Naptha wrapper??? (My grandma used to use this!) :)

  4. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi Kids

    Nice collection of names. I had not heard of Merry Christmas etc. before, Willow.
    No doubt her friends call her Merry Christmas Kathryn for short. I once wrote
    a paper about Rudolph Valentino. I remember his name went on for about as
    long as it takes to dance a tango. Wikipedia lists it as Rudolfo Alfonso Raffaello
    Pierre di Valentina.

    Yes, Diane, you can send in a Fels Naptha wrapper or a box top or an entry
    blank from you local friendly grocer or the cork liner from 3 bottle caps.
    Remember when bottle caps concealed a disc of cork? These were phased
    out during the 60s. As is generally the case, some people collect old
    bottle caps. Uff-da!


    More names: Most of them probably don't need identifying.

    James Lee Burke, author
    John Wilkes Booth
    Lee Harvey Oswald

    Louisa May Alcott
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    John Paul Jones

    Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America
    Dwight David Eisenhower
    Lady Bird Johnson

    How ya doin', GB? Always looking forward to your input.

    Gordon just strolled by. He added John Fitzgerald Kennedy and brother
    Robert Francis Kennedy, Attorney General.

  5. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    This is a cool thread, Rock.

    James Earl Jones
    E.E. Cummings
    F. Lee Bailey
    William Jennings Bryan
    Anna Maria Alberghetti
    Lyndon Baines Johnson
    Susan B. Anthony
    H.V. Kaltenborn
    Billy Bob Thornton
    John Jacob Astor
    Michael J. Fox
    Lee Ann Meriwether
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    H. G. Wells
    J.K. Rowling
    Howard K.Smith
    Leslie Ann Warren
    Sally Ann Howes
    Joe Don Baker
    Ann B.Davis
    C. Everett Koop
    Charles Nelson Reilly
    Edward Everett Horton
    Billy Jean King
    Lesley-Anne Down
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  6. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Wow! We sure got a bunch in a hurry. Hard to keep track now of
    what's been posted.

    Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Helen Gurley Brown
    Margaret Bourke-White, photographer. Her photo of the Fort Peck Dam
    was on Life Magazine's first cover (1936).


    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    David Hyde Pierce
    Donald Ogden Stewart, screenwriter, Oscar winner, Life With Father,
    The Philadelphia Story.

    George M Cohan
    Cecil B DeMille
    Dick Van Dyke

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  7. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    Francis X. Bushman (lol)
  8. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi, GB

    Haven't heard of Francis X Bushman for ages. He was a tall body builder
    who became a big star in silent films. Was in the 1920s version of Ben

    In the 1950s when Jackie Gleason was enormously poplar, Gleason used
    to make references to Bushman and some actress on the late shows i.e.
    old movies. Bushman was still alive and still working as an actor at the time.
    Not sure, but the actress may have been Mae Clark. Or Mae Bush. I'm pretty
    sure it wasn't May West. She wasn't in the movies till the 30s.

    Here are a few more. I'm surprised we thought of so many.
    Sammy Davis Jr.
    P.G. Wodehouse, prolific writer of Broadway musicals and comic novels.
    Jaimee L. Curtis
    John Jacob Astor

    David O. Selznick
    Thomas Alva Edison (Alva shows up in the crosswords.)
    Billy Ray Cyrus

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  9. gb66

    gb66 Well-Known Member

    I really don't remember Francis X but I do remember hearing his name mentioned on other tv shows. I'm surprised too at how many of these we found. I think a lot of people like to use their middle names to appear more distinguished. By the way, do you remember Anna Maria Alberghetti? She sang in some movies in the '50's.

    How about:

    B.B. King
    Robert Q. Lewis
    Richard M. Nixon
    Gerald R. Ford
    George W. Bush
    Harry S. Truman
    Samuel L. Jackson
    Tommy Lee Jones
    Rae Dawn Chong
    Mary Kate Olsen
    Mary Lou Retton
    John Foster Dulles
    Harry Dean Stanton
    William Henry Harrison
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh
    Mary Todd Lincoln
    Booker T. Washington
    George Washington Carver
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2015
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    Hi GB, I forgot to answer your question.

    Yes, I remember Anna Maria Alberghetti. She was on various TV
    shows. Played the lead in the musical Carnival which was written
    by the same guy what wrote Hello Dolly! A few years after Carnival
    was on Broadway, I saw Anna Maria in a tour of West Side Story.

    And some 20 years later while buying tickets at the Dorthy Chandler
    Music Pavilion, I ran into Kaye Ballard who had also been in the
    original cast of Carnival. So I had a nice chat with her for 15 or 20
    minutes while we waited in line at the ticket window.

    I asked her what she was doing. She laughed and said she was
    between engagements. I said, "Groucho Marx said all that time off
    was the best part about show biz." She said, "Groucho has a lot more
    money than I do." I had some other records of Kaye, and she seemed
    pleased to hear that. Very friendly. Looked good. Read her
    autobiography when it came out.

    Here are a few more three piece sets.

    John D Rockefeller
    Robert E Lee
    Joe Di Maggio aka Jolting Joe. New York Yankee; center fielder and
    home run hitter. Married to two actresses (serially).

    Ludvig Van Beethoven
    Jeannie C. Riley, country singer. Big hit Harper Valley PTA.
    W. C. Fields

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