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Questions

As provided in the 2019 Program

  1. What special record does Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? hold in Oscar history?
  2. Who turned down roles in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid before Newman and Redford stepped in?
  3. My, but George Segal looks young in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf! Now in his mid-80s, what's he been up to lately?
  4. His portrayal of Dr. Watson in the silent Sherlock Holmes was Roland Young's first screen role. In the talkie era, he became well known for an ongoing role in a trio of hit comedies. Name the character he played.
  5. For real cinemaphiles only: Katharine Hepburn made three movies with director George Stevens, of which Woman of the Year (1942) is the best remembered. Name the other two.
  6. Eighteen years separate The Big Sleep from the television adaptation of Peyton Place. What is the common link?
  7. What iconic Broadway role did Fredric March decline in 1949, long after he rose to stardom in the screen version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?
  8. Estelle Parsons won an Oscar for her supporting role in Bonnie and Clyde. On which sitcom did she surface again in the '90s?
  9. You might recognize Ted Cassidy as the tough guy who gets kicked in the groin in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. What earlier role on TV made Cassidy a household face?
  10. Of William Powell's three wives, one of them stands head and shoulders above the others as the most famous. Who was she?

Answers

  1. It was only the second film to be nominated in all the categories for which it was eligible. Cimarron (1931) was the first.
  2. Steve McQueen and Warren Beatty, among others.
  3. Since 2013, Oscar-winner Segal has appeared on the ABC sitcom, The Goldbergs.
  4. Topper.
  5. Stevens and Hepburn collaborated first on Alice Adams (1935) with Fred MacMurray and then on Quality Street (1937) with Franchot Tone.
  6. The Big Sleep was Dorothy Malone's breakout role. Her career was still riding high when she starred in the scandalous 1960s prime-time soap opera.
  7. He turned down the role of Willy Loman in the original cast of Death of a Salesman. "Boy, I sure blew that one," he said later. Fortunately, he won the role in the 1951 movie.
  8. Roseanne. She played Roseanne's mother.
  9. At 6'-9", Cassidy played the very tall Lurch, the butler, on TV's The Addams Family.
  10. Carole Lombard was better known in the gossip mags for her next husband, Clark Gable, but she was married to William Powell from 1931 to 1933.