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#6510 - 01/29/13 11:49 AM Show Biz Trivia 15
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Austin asked: "The cast of The Great Escape had one actor who was a genuine WWII PoW who was imprisoned over a year in a Stalag. Who was he?"

Donald Pleasance

Who is generally agreed to be the most hated character in the Star Wars franchise?

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#6513 - 01/30/13 12:20 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Probably Jar Jar Binks.

Who was paid $90 a week more than Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz (who made all of $35 a week for the movie)?
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#6514 - 01/30/13 07:31 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Pete]
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Toto (although I've read elsewhere that the pooch collected $500 a week).

What TV quiz show contestant received 500 marriage proposals?

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#6518 - 02/01/13 08:33 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Charles Van Doren.

The question of Judy Garland's salary seems to differ, depending on where you read. One place says she made $500 a week, and the dog was the only character who made less. Even Margaret Hamilton made $1000 a week, when she was working (she spent 6 weeks convalescing from burns suffered from special effects when she disappeared in a puff of smoke from Munchinkinland. She refused to have anything more to do with special effects, and one of her doubles was also injured, it says here).

Speaking of The Wizard of Oz, who played the most parts in the movie?


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#6524 - 02/02/13 07:33 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Pete]
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That has to be Frank Morgan. In addition to the Wiz and his Kansas character, he was also the gatekeeper at Oz and some kind of military guard inside. I think he was also driving the carriage pulled by the horse of a different color. Assuming that's right...

For whom was the role of the Wizard written and why didn't he play the role?

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#6527 - 02/03/13 01:16 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Christopher]
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W.C. Fields. Take your pick of reasons: he wanted more money or Universal wouldn't lend him out.

Fields's face appears on the cover of what 1960s hit album?

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#6557 - 02/11/13 03:12 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

In which movie does Fred Astaire dance one number in blackface?

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#6701 - 03/09/13 07:09 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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Swing Time, in tribute to Bill Robinson.

In what movie does Astaire's character commit suicide?

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#6711 - 03/11/13 07:52 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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On the Beach

What American poet (and poem)inspired the title?
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#6770 - 03/24/13 12:41 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Kay]
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T.S. Eliot's "The Wasteland" (supposedly).

In what movie does Johnny Depp dance with a dog?

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#6787 - 03/28/13 04:52 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Lorna]
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Finding Neverland

What 1990s musical features an onstage helicopter?

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#6836 - 04/06/13 07:04 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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Miss Saigon

Miss Saigon is the 11th longest-running musical on Broadway. It and the 9th longest-running musical are both based (very loosely) on plots used by the same opera composer. What's the 9th and who's the composer?

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#6991 - 05/16/13 03:16 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Christopher]
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Rent and Puccini.

Ray Milland's stand-in also acted in a number of movies himself. In a 1950s movie, he got to say a line of dialogue that became one of the most quoted movie lines of all times. Who was he and what was the line?

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#7231 - 07/15/13 01:17 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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Douglas Spencer in The Thing from Another World, and the line was "Watch the skies everywhere! Keep looking! Keep watching the skies!"

Another member of the cast of The Thing went on to star in a 50s TV series about a helicopter charter service. Who and what show?

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#7235 - 07/18/13 05:54 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Lorna]
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Kenneth Tobey, The Whirlybirds

Who played Doctor Who in a film but never on TV?

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#7250 - 07/25/13 06:41 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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Peter Cushing

Who was the youngest host in the history of Saturday Night Live?

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#7251 - 07/26/13 08:39 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Drew Barrymore, at 7 years 271 days (and that was a slam dunk, as the next youngest was over 11 at tht time).

The oldest SNL host is still active (Betty White)--but who was the oldest musical guest?
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#7347 - 08/24/13 07:56 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Pete]
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Eubie Blake

How long does it take to travel from Earth to Elysium?

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#7348 - 08/25/13 01:22 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Christopher]
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19 minutes

What movie did Ingmar Bergman watch every year on his birthday?

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#7388 - 09/05/13 07:13 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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The Creature from the Black Lagoon, of all things.

The current issue of the Smithsonian has an article about Al Pacino that says he didn't want to play Michael in The Godfather; he wanted to play a different role in the movie. Anybody know what role that was?

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#7399 - 09/10/13 06:04 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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Don Vito Corleone?

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#7401 - 09/11/13 09:58 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Lorna]
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Nope.

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#7403 - 09/11/13 08:26 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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Sonny Corleone?

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#7406 - 09/12/13 12:42 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Christopher]
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Yep, the hot-headed older brother. Now you get to ask a question, Chris. smirk

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#7411 - 09/15/13 12:12 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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OK. What actor who appeared in both Godfather I and Godfather II turned down a role that subsequently won an Oscar for the man who played it?

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#7412 - 09/15/13 12:04 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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James Caan turned down One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, a role that won Jack Nicholson an Oscar.

What role did Nicholson turn down that won an Oscar for the actor who got the role?
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#7441 - 09/28/13 08:09 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Raymond in Rain Man, for which Dustin Hoffman won an Oscar.

Name the first movie directed [solely] by Jack Nicholson, and the actor who won a National Society of Film Critics Award for his role in it.

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#7483 - 10/11/13 05:30 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Hey, this isn't that hard! Not worth sitting 2 weeks unanswered!

A quick visit to any of the usual info sites should take care of it.

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#7484 - 10/12/13 12:45 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Jon]
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Yessir! Drive, He Said, Bruce Dern. Jon, I looked this up when you first posted it, but I didn't have a good question to ask. So here's an easy one:

What role has been played by Ben Gazzara, Ray Sharkey, Rod Steiger, Stephen Graham, F. Murray Abraham, Neville Brand, and Eric Roberts?

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#7497 - 10/14/13 08:24 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Al Capone.

What Broadway superstar turned down a major TV series role that would have had her playing the mother of her real life son?
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#7570 - 11/01/13 06:36 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Kay]
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Mary Martin turned down Dallas.

What cell phone service did Brenda Leigh Johnson use? (Think of the ring-tone.)

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#7615 - 11/15/13 07:33 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Lorna]
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T-Mobile

What is the epitaph on Buffy's gravestone the second time she died? (The first time, she didn't stay dead long enough to be buried.)

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#7617 - 11/16/13 01:34 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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I'm embarrassed I know this...

"She saved the world a lot."

One of the regular Buffy cast has an identical twin who appeared in one episode. Who?

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#7626 - 11/21/13 12:23 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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Nicholas Bredon (Xander)

Who was playing the role of The Doctor when the Daleks made their very first appearance?

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#7633 - 11/24/13 12:47 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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An Adventure in Time and Space answered that...William Hartnell. Those bellicose salt shakers have been around right from the start. After this weekend, I'm about Who'd out, so...

What actor was in the running for the role of Red in The Blacklist but lost out to James Spader?

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#7668 - 12/06/13 09:32 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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Kiefer Sutherland

I'm not sure about this one, but I'm going to ask it anyway. What is the only movie in which the character played by Tom Cruise dies?

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#7795 - 01/19/14 11:34 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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That's Collateral.

What actor has played the US President three times on TV and once in a movie?

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#7941 - 02/20/14 07:39 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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William Devane, in The Missiles of October, Stargate SG-1, and The Dark Knight Rises. When 24 returns in May, guess who's playing the President of the US? That's right, William Devane.

In what movie does Sigourney Weaver's screen husband offer her a facelift for her birthday? And who played the husband?

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#29328 - 05/28/14 08:18 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Christopher]
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Imaginary Heroes, Jeff Daniels

Name the TV series that had a theme song with these lyrics:

"A long time ago, we used to be friends,
But I haven't thought of you lately at all..."

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#29380 - 06/14/14 04:10 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Veronica Mars

What TV series finale jokingly revealed the entire series had just been a dream?

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#29386 - 06/15/14 09:57 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Newhart....

And an obvious follow up question: Which series turned out to be the fantasy of an autistic child?
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#29401 - 06/22/14 04:58 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Kay]
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St. Elswhere

What do these five have in common: Linda Hamilton, Parker Posey, Kiefer Sutherland, Joseph Fiennes, and Scarlett Johansson?

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#29439 - 06/30/14 12:15 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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They all have twin siblings.

In Farscape, what were John Crichton's two nicknames for Scorpius? (Not Scorpy.)

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#29440 - 06/30/14 05:20 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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Grasshopper is one.

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#29479 - 07/10/14 09:05 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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Harvey is the other. What was his nickname for Chiana?

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#29482 - 07/11/14 10:24 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Christopher]
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Pip. One more...Rygel?

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#29483 - 07/11/14 12:10 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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Buckwheat, and I have no idea why I remember that. Who provided the voice of Pilot?

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#29493 - 07/13/14 06:09 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Crichton also called him Sparky, didn't he? As to who provided Pilot's voice, that was the guy who played Crais, Lani Tupu.

Fill in the blank. Where Battlestar Galactica said "frak", Farscape said " _____".

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#29494 - 07/14/14 11:27 AM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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Frell.

Who is the only performer to participate in all six Star Trek TV series?

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#29511 - 07/18/14 11:23 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Christopher]
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Majel Barrett, who provided the computer voice in those series in which she didn't appear in person. (Only five series, though, unless you're counting the animated one.)

Now let's try Stargate SG-1. What rank in the Air Force did Carter's father hold?

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#29541 - 07/31/14 06:33 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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Major-General.

Some time ago I asked what is the only movie in which Tom Cruise's character dies, and the answer I wanted (and got) was Collateral. But I was wrong...there's another movie in which Cruise's character dies. Anyone know what it is?

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#29732 - 09/18/14 03:26 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Valkyrie, death by firing squad.

What role has been played by John Malkovich, Alain Delon, Dennis Hopper, Matt Damon, and Barry Pepper?

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#29734 - 09/18/14 07:03 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Tom Ripley.

What Bogart movie provided the inspiration for a British actor's screen name?
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#29799 - 10/14/14 05:20 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Kay]
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I give up.

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#29800 - 10/14/14 07:54 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Lorna]
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So do I.

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#29801 - 10/14/14 08:56 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: ]
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Me too.

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#29802 - 10/14/14 09:02 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Well, that makes 3 of us...it's been almost a month since I asked the question and if I made a note of the answer anywhere I can't find it. I withdraw the question and suggest we start a new game completely...Bogie did play a Harry Morgan once, but Harry wasn't British....
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#29803 - 10/14/14 09:03 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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And I do too....It's been a month almost since I asked the question and I don't seem to have made a note of the answer.
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#29804 - 10/14/14 11:43 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Kay]
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Oh, what a pity! It's such a good trivia question. But yes, Kay, please start a new game.

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#29826 - 10/21/14 05:30 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Barbara]
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It's been six days. Since Kay didn't start a new game, I just did.

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#29835 - 10/22/14 01:47 PM Re: Show Biz Trivia 15 [Re: Rita]
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Oops sorry....I thought I was keeping track of this.
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