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IV) With his brother, George,(Personality, please)(06 December, 1896 – 17 August , 1983) wrote more than a dozen Broadway shows, featuring songs such as "I Got Rhythm", "Embraceable You", "The Man I Love" and "Someone to Watch Over Me". He was also responsible, along with DuBose Heyward, for the libretto to George's opera “Porgy and Bess”.

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V) This German-born American photographer and photojournalist is best known for his photograph of the V-J Day celebration and for his candid photographs, frequently made using a 35mm Leica camera. (Personality, please) (06 December, 1898 – 24 August, 1995)’s most famous photograph is of an American sailor kissing a young woman on August 14, 1945 in Times Square.

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VI) Although she began with the Mercury Theatre, appeared in more than seventy films beginning with “Citizen Kane”(1941) and on dozens of television shows during a career that spanned more than thirty years,(Personality, please)(06 December, 1900 – 30 April, 1974) is most widely known to modern audiences for her role as the witch Endora in the series “Bewitched”. Look for her, also in “How The West Was Won”(1962), as Debbie Reynolds mother, & in “Showboat”(1951), as the wife of Captain Andy Hawkes.

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VII) He has written a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". His style ranges from refined to bombastic, his music known for employing unusual time signatures, and superimposing contrasting rhythms, meters, and tonalities. His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the Quartet's best remembered piece, "Take Five", which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic on one of the top-selling jazz albums, Time Out.(Personality, please)(06 December, 1920) experimented with time signatures throughout his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, "World's Fair" in 13/4, and "Blue Rondo a la Turk" in 9/8. He is also a respected composer of orchestral and sacred music, and wrote soundtracks for television such as “Mr. Broadway”, and the animated mini-series “This Is America, Charlie Brown”.

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VIII) This American comedian and actor was associated with the early years of television in the United States. He appeared in the U.S. television series “Mr. Peepers” (1952–1955), plus several other popular shows, and as a character actor in over 20 films. (Personality, please) (06 December, 1924 – 15 February, 1973) was the voice of the popular animated cartoon character ‘Underdog’. Although often cast as a meek milquetoast, he was actually strong and athletic.

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IX) As an actor, he is perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated portrayal of Mozart in the movie “Amadeus” (1984), and his role as ‘Pinto’ in National Lampoon's “Animal House” (1978). Additional acting awards included a total of four Golden Globe nominations, an Emmy Award, and a Tony Award nomination. (Personality, please) (06 December, 1953) retired from acting in the mid-1990s in order to focus upon stage directing and producing. In 2007, he won a Tony Award as a lead producer of the Broadway musical “Spring Awakening”.

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X) An American actor, (Personality, please) (06 December, 1953) is best known for playing Scott Baldwin on both daytime serials “General Hospital” (1977–1993, 2000–2004, 2007–2008) and “Port Charles” (1997–2000, 2001).

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XI) He hosted two game shows, the American version of “That's My Dog”(replacing Steve Skrovan) from 1993 until its cancellation in 1995, and “Small Talk”. He also hosted a show about inventors called “Why Didn't I Think of That?”, that ran for two years.(Personality, please)(06 December, 1953) hosted the Miss Teen USA 1989 pageant, and spent four years as a correspondent and guest host on the ABC network morning show “Home Show”.

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XII) She’s the youngest of 13 children of Mexican immigrants. Known for singing both traditional Mexican folksongs and her own original songs, both in Spanish and English, (Personality, please) (06 December, 1955) accompanies herself on guitar, which she plays right-handed although she is naturally lefthanded. She has charted twice on the Billboard country charts and has recorded several albums, primarily for Rounder Records. Her 1992 album “Culture Swing” won the NAIRD Indie Folk Album of the Year.

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XIII) An American comedian, actor and writer, (Personality, please) (06 December, 1955) is known for his distinctly lethargic voice and slow, deadpan delivery of ironic, philosophical and sometimes nonsensical jokes, paraprosdokians, and one-liners with contrived situations.

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XIV) This heavy metal guitarist played with Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot. A devoted student of classical guitar,(Personality, please)(06 December, 1956 – 19 March, 1982) combined his classical music influences with his own heavy metal style. Despite his short career, he is a major influence on neo-classical metal, is cited as an influence by many guitarists, and is included in several "Greatest Guitarist" lists.

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XV) An American actress, (Personality, please) (06 December, 1962) is perhaps best known for her roles as Maggie O'Connell in the 1990 – 1995 television series “Northern Exposure”, and as Dr. Dana Stowe on the Lifetime original series “Strong Medicine” from 2000 — 2002.
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II) This American writer and poet is remembered for a short poem titled "Trees" (1913), which was published in the collection “Trees and Other Poems” in 1914. Though a prolific poet whose works celebrated the common beauty of the natural world as well as his Roman Catholic religious faith,(Personality, please)(06 December 1886 – 30 July 1918) most of his works are largely unknown.
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$800 ~ This director who died in 1987 choreographed 3 of the 5 features he directed
Who was Bob Fosse

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$200 ~ Our fifth Secretary of State; his Secretary of State, James Madison, became president, too
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$1000 ~ This president's father, Alphonso, was Grant's attorney general
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The only peace prize awarded posthumously went to this man in 1961

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He first appeared as the title character in the 1630 drama "The Seducer of Seville"

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$200 ~ This CBS News show finally aired its interview with former tobacco executive Jeffrey Wigand
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$500 ~ On Feb. 26 this Fox Broadcasting Co. head pledged free air time for major presidential candidates
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$1000 ~ He was the only signer representing New York

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