OK, here's mine:|
Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson
Barbra Streisand, Madonna and Liz Taylor
Reply #1. Mar 22 12, 1:41 PM
Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh, Mahatma Gandhi, Babe Ruth, Adolph Hitler, Stephen Hawking, Marilyn Monroe, John Lennon, Che Guevara, J. Edgar Hoover. |
Reply #2. Mar 22 12, 2:11 PM
since this is the celebrities board, I must admit I was a bit surprised to see Adolph and some others :-)|
Reply #3. Mar 22 12, 2:39 PM
Look up the word: celebrity.|
Reply #4. Mar 22 12, 2:55 PM
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee. Albert Einstein. Chairman Mao Zedong.
Marie Curie. Queen Victoria. Eleanor Roosevelt.
Reply #5. Mar 22 12, 4:27 PM
boxjaw: seriously? |
do you see most quizzes about Hitler in Celebrities or History?
I don't have to look up the meaning for celebrity, but I might want to double check exactly what the meaning of what a wiseguy is
Reply #6. Mar 22 12, 6:19 PM
I'm staying out of this one, boxjaw could cause murder in an empty house. Now we have a difference of opinion over what is a celebrity. Roll on round two, boxjaw v paulmallon, lol.|
Reply #7. Mar 22 12, 7:14 PM
I'm sorry that you don't agree with me paul. I certainly don't have any admiration for the man. None whatsoever. I simply feel that his name has been tossed around freely whenever some in the world try to compare other lesser evils to his monstrous deeds. There can be no comparison. Yet it happens time and time again. |
I wasn't trying to push anyones buttons.
Reply #8. Mar 23 12, 4:06 AM
I understand, I could have avoided the confusion I seem to have caused by saying celebrities in the entertainment field, my bad.
Maybe I should do one on the "Greatest Villains of All Time" on the History site:-)
Reply #9. Mar 23 12, 1:44 PM
Martin Luther King
Pastor Sir Douglas Nicholls
Pat O'Shane - first Aboriginal woman Magistrate
Lowitja O'Donoghue - one of the first Aboriginal trained nurses, and Ausralian of the Year in 1984
Carol Martin (first Aboriginal woman to be elected to any Australian parliament)
Reply #10. Mar 23 12, 5:50 PM
Well I am buying into this one Lockjaw - whoops sorry Boxjaw - I think you are stirring and I agree with Paul, Hitler definitely was not a celebrity, far from it, he was a maniac nothing less and if you want an argument about it you should have had the chance to speak to my late first husband who saw the inside of a concentration camp compliments of Herr Adolf. I suspect you weren't old enough to know about things like that.|
Reply #11. Mar 23 12, 7:49 PM
You have no argument from me. I stated in a previous post how I feel about the wicked man. My great-grandfather was sent to a concentration camp for trying to not have his youngest and last living son taken away to serve in the wehrmacht. I remember him quite well. I'm sorry that your husband had to suffer the same inhumanities Mommakat.|
Reply #12. Mar 24 12, 5:48 AM
I apologize to anyone who is offended by my choice. Again it wasn't made to give the man anykind of crediblity. It was only made because the horrible acts he was behind have become somewhat belittled by how so many journalists, politicians and bloggers have used his name to compare others' and their acts to his. To even try to make comparisons is absolutely incredulous. It also tarnishes the memory of everyone of the people that were harmed or killed by his insanity. |
Reply #13. Mar 24 12, 6:01 AM
boxjaw: a touch of class|
Reply #14. Mar 24 12, 8:00 AM
memorable celebs of 20th century---Liz Taylor,Frank Sinatra,Bela Lugosi, Bette Davis,Gregory Peck,Greer Garson, Shirley Temple,Danny Kaye, Vivien Leigh,Jackie Gleason, Lionel Barrymore, Sophia Loren,Gene Kelly,Sir Lawrence Olivier,Vanessa Redgrave,Jack Lemon,George Raft,Fred MacMurray,Olivia de Haviland.|
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Reply #15. Sep 01 12, 10:48 PM
Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Bob Hope|
Madonna, Oprah, Meryl Streep
Reply #16. Sep 02 12, 6:48 AM
How could I forget Corey Feldman?|
Reply #17. Sep 02 12, 7:11 AM
Reply #18. Sep 02 12, 7:26 AM
I don't think I could possibly pick just 6 people from the 20th century who are the most memorable; but, I do think that to be included in any grouping of "most memorable," they should be people whose names/accomplisments are known throughout the world. In other words, if you asked people in Argentina, Albania, Alberta, and Algeria who is person X, all of them would be likely to identify the individual.|
Reply #19. Sep 02 12, 11:11 AM
What is "celebrity"?|
I would define that these days to mean some under-talented, over paid, media non-entity, foisted on the public by a hyped up media, and thus consider themselves to be a far greater importance and interest than they actually are.
So - using that criteria - nobody!
Reply #20. Sep 02 12, 1:42 PM
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