A Columbus Day Name Game

christopher-columbus-clipart-black-and-white-4We are just one week away from celebrating Columbus Day! While many celebrations of this day include parades, festivals, and other activities that celebrate exploration, Italian heritage, or just a day off from school and work, we’re going to celebrate Mr. Columbus’ alliterative name by playing a little name game right here on the blog.

Below is a list of famous people who have the same letter for their first and last name. Can you figure out who they are? If you get all of the answers, email your completed game to amarkijohn@pavcs.us. One winner will be drawn from all of the correct entries and will win a prize! Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, October 15, so be sure to get your entry in!

The Columbus Day Alliterative Name Game

Can you guess who these famous people are? Remember, their first and last names begin with the same letter! We’ll post a link to the answers next week!

  1. Swedish film actress known for her roles in Anna Karenina (1935) and Camille (1936)
  2. 28th US President
  3. A Disney favorite who wears a sailor shirt and hat…but no pants!
  4. A Wascally Wabbit
  5. Actor/Director/Screenwriter perhaps best known for his starring role on the TV show “M*A*S*H
  6. American MLB centerfielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees for 18 seasons, and perhaps the greatest switch hitter of all time
  7. An American female country music artist who had her first hit, “Delta Dawn”, in 1972 at the age of 13
  8. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009; the first justice of Hispanic heritage, and its third female justice
  9. Come on baby, let’s do the Twist!
  10. Country singer whose life was the basis for the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter
  11. American actor known for his portrayal of Major Frank Burns on t he TV series “M*A*S*H
  12. Diminutive actor who first gained prominence as Louie di Palma on “Taxi
  13. American actress known for her role as Chrissy Snow on the 1970’s comedy “Three’s Company” and as spokeswoman for The Thighmaster in the 1980’s
  14. Dim-witted but cheerful Canadian Mountie, nemesis of Snidely Whiplash
  15. American country music singer, songwriter, musician, and film actor, known for writing such hits as “Me and Bobby McGee
  16. Dutch post-Impressionist painter, known for works such as “The Starry Night
  17. Eccentric millionaire, subject of the Matt Damon film The Aviator
  18. Elvis Presley‘s widow
  19. English punk rocker who sang “Goody Two Shoes
  20. American actor, director, producer who first became known to audiences with the role of Michael Stivic, son-in-law of Archie and Edith Bunker
  21. Famous silent film actor, “The Tramp”
  22. Former NFL player with the Cincinnati Bengals, now a television sports analyst
  23. German tennis pro who is a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, an Olympic gold medalist in doubles, and the youngest-ever winner of the men’s singles title at Wimbledon at the age of 17
  24. He owned an amazing Chocolate Factory
  25. American actor known for his work on Saturday Night Live and the “Austin Powers” films
  26. Irish novelist and poet best known for his 1922 novel Ulysses
  27. Jazz singer and bandleader famous for singing “Minnie the Moocher
  28. Late American actress best known for her role on the TV show “Charlie’s Angels
  29. American outlaw, gang leader, bank robber, train robber, and murderer in the late 1800’s
  30. Lazy comic strip private created by Mort Walker
  31. American author, best known for his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962)
  32. Legendary American actress and singer; Pillow Talk was one of her best-known films
  33. Long time NFL coach, currently with the New England Patriots
  34. American actor who played one half of the duo in the TV show “CHIPS
  35. Long-time host of the game show “The Price is Right
  36. Lucy’s husband on “I Love Lucy
  37. MLB outfielder from the early 20th century, associated with the Black Sox Scandal.
  38. Muhammad Ali
  39. American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black and white landscape photos of the American West
  40. Reporter for the Daily Planet and Superman’s love interest
  41. American singer-songwriter of the late 1960’s, known for songs such as “Mercedes Benz” and “Me and Bobby McGee”
  42. Saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band
  43. South African Professional Golfer, also known as “The Big Easy”
  44. Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright; one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, known for co-founding the Cubist movement
  45. Spider-Man’s alter ego
  46. American singer whose tumultuous relationship with husband Ike was the subject of the film What’s Love Got To Do With It?
  47. The 31st US President
  48. Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
  49. Yabba-Dabba-Doo!
  50. American actress, model, and singer who married Joe DiMaggio
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  1. Andie Markijohn says:

    Sorry for the long delay in posting these… technical issues! But here they are. Our winner for the contest was Brody Sparks. He won a PA Virtual backpack filled with school supplies. Congratulations, Brody!

    Did anyone learn about someone new when playing this game? Tell us about it!

    Answers:
    1. Greta Garbo
    2. Woodrow Wilson
    3. Donald Duck
    4. Bugs Bunny
    5. Alan Alda
    6. Mickey Mantle
    7. Tanya Tucker
    8. Sonia Sotomayor
    9. Chubby Checker
    10. Loretta Lynn
    11. Larry Linville
    12. Danny DeVito
    13. Suzanne Somers
    14. Dudley Do-right
    15. Kris Kristofferson
    16. Vincent VanGogh
    17. Howard Hughes
    18. Priscilla Presley
    19. Adam Ant
    20. Rob Reiner
    21. Charlie Chaplin
    22. Chris Collinsworth
    23. Boris Becker
    24. Willy Wonka
    25. Mike Myers
    26. James Joyce
    27. Cab Calloway
    28. Farrah Fawcett
    29. Jesse James
    30. Beetle Bailey
    31. Ken Kesey
    32. Doris Day
    33. Bill Belichik
    34. Erik Estrada
    35. Bob Barker
    36. Ricky Ricardo
    37. (Shoeless) Joe Jackson
    38. Cassius Clay
    39. Ansel Adams
    40. Lois Lane
    41. Janis Joplin
    42. Clarence Clemens
    43. Ernie Els
    44. Pablo Picasso
    45. Peter Parker
    46. Tina Turner
    47. Herbert Hoover
    48. Spongebob Squarepants
    49. Fred Flintstone
    50. Marilyn Monroe

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