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Postby movieman1957 » May 18th, 2007, 12:42 pm

Don't know if this works for your game but....

What do Charley Chase, Cary Grant and Charles Laughton have in common?
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Postby movieman1957 » May 18th, 2007, 3:49 pm

I have to go and won't be back on until Monday the 21st to verify the answer. Have fun.
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Postby jdb1 » May 22nd, 2007, 2:52 pm

Sorry, Chris, I've been wresting a bad head cold, and I haven't really done anything but the most cursory research.

Can you throw a little hint?

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Postby movieman1957 » May 22nd, 2007, 3:01 pm

Sorry you've been sick. I just got over a sinus problem that lasted about two weeks. It was not fun.

As far as a hint, it was someone they worked with.
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » May 23rd, 2007, 5:34 pm

Is it that they all worked with Leo McCarey?
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Postby movieman1957 » May 24th, 2007, 8:29 am

Christy:

You are right. I was struck by the range of the people Leo directed. For that matter even guys like George Stevens and George Marshall as well. They worked with comedians in the Hal Roach shorts and then all go on to do such classic movies.

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 5th, 2007, 1:56 am

Thank you, movieman1957.

What do these folks have in common?

Leonard Bernstein and Shelley Winters
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Postby jdb1 » June 6th, 2007, 11:07 am

Sue Sue Applegate wrote:Thank you, movieman1957.

What do these folks have in common?

Leonard Bernstein and Shelley Winters


Were they both on Richard Nixon's "Enemies List?"

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 6th, 2007, 7:00 pm

No, jdb1. What they have in common is how friendly they supposedly were with someone famous.

I have no knowledge about their being on Nixon's enemies list, but that also could be true and another point they have in common. But, I don't think so.
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Postby jdb1 » June 7th, 2007, 12:31 pm

Sue Sue Applegate wrote:No, jdb1. What they have in common is how friendly they supposedly were with someone famous.

I have no knowledge about their being on Nixon's enemies list, but that also could be true and another point they have in common. But, I don't think so.


Bernstein was reputedly on Nixon's list, and since Winters was such an enthusiastic supporter of liberal causes, it wouldn't surprise me if she was on it as well.

However -- let's see -- is it that they both had affairs with Farley Granger?

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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 7th, 2007, 9:49 pm

According to Granger's autobiography, it would seem that they did.

And it also seems likely that they both were on Nixon's "enemies" list.

Thanks for playing, Judith. I really enjoy your "In Common" thread.

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Postby jdb1 » June 8th, 2007, 8:45 am

Thanks, Christy -- I do enjoy ferreting out interesting facts about Hollywood people.

Here's one:

What do Edward G. Robinson and Johnny Weissmuller have in common?
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Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 8th, 2007, 9:48 am

That's a good one. I'm off to work, but I'll be thinking about it!
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Postby jdb1 » June 10th, 2007, 9:31 am

Here's a hint for you all:

Robinson was never reticent about telling this fact about himself, but Weissmuller was - Weismuller felt that if he admitted this fact, he would not have been able to become a world-renowned swimming champ.

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Postby jdb1 » June 11th, 2007, 1:38 pm

Another hint:

The common element goes back to the very earliest days of the respective stars' life.


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