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Famous Duos...One Person Short
"There have been a number of people who got their first taste of fame paired with someone else. Eventually, they passed by that partner on the way to fame and fortune. What do you know about the one left behind?"
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Multiple Oscar-winner Tom Hanks got his first big break in 1980 on a TV sitcom called 'Bosom Buddies', about two men who had to cross-dress to live in an all-girl apartment complex. Who was Hanks' former roommate?
The original mastermind of the sideshow circuit, Phineas Taylor Barnum, was known for such quotes as 'There's a sucker born every minute'. He is also forever tied with transforming the old-time carnival into the three-ring extravaganza of today. Who was his lesser-known partner?
Jackson Q. Wagstaff
It was in 1989 that two dudes named Bill and Ted went on a most excellent adventure chronicled in a hit movie and a subsequent sequel. You've obviously kept up with the actor who played Ted 'Theodore' Logan, Keanu Reeves...but who played Bill S. Preston, Esquire?
For this former duo, it was kind of neck and neck for a few years, but even being elected mayor and U.S. congressman couldn't compare to winning a Grammy, an Emmy, an Oscar and three Golden Globes. With whom do people most remember as the other half of singer/actress Cher?
( One Word .. first or second name accepted)
Perhaps the biggest thing about the late-1970s sitcom 'Mork and Mindy' was the incredible improvisation of its comic star (and future Oscar-winner) Robin Williams as a space alien living on Earth, but to do that, he had to have a reliable sounding board off of his 'straight-person' co-star. What actress filled the role of 'Mindy'?
During the 1960s, Carole King and her husband were one of the most sought-after songwriting duos in the music business. When Carole divorced him and released an album in her own right called 'Tapestry' in 1971, it seemed he was all but left in the dust. Who is he?
A 2009 survey in "Forbes" magazine listed actor Will Smith as the most bankable actor in Hollywood. How many of you still remember he started in 1985 as one-third (later half) of a successful rap group, whose remaining partner made periodic appearances on Smith's hit TV show 'The Fresh Prince of Bel Air'? What is the real name of 'DJ Jazzy Jeff'?
William Drayton, Jr.
James Todd Smith
Tracy Lauren Marrow
Through a large part of the 1990s, George Michael set the standard for catchy music and risqué lyrics with mega-hit albums like 'Faith' and 'Listen Without Prejudice'. To get there, he started as one-half of the hit pop duo Wham! Who was his partner?
For over a hundred years, one of the great business success stories in the USA was the catalog-based retail outlet chain started by entrepreneur Richard Warren Sears back in 1886. Before the turn of the century, he had acquired a partner and the two made their catalog a household essential. Strangely, the catalogs and many retail outlets to follow never carried any other name but Sears. Who was Sears' partner?
Alvah Curtis Roebuck
Aaron M. Ward
Samuel Moore Walton
Among the many 'buddy sitcoms' of the 1970s was a spin-off from 'Happy Days', following the antics of Milwaukee pals Laverne DeFazio and Shirley Feeney. 'Laverne' was played by Penny Marshall, the sister of director/producer Garry Marshall, who would go on in her own right to direct box office hit movies like 'A League Of Their Own', 'Awakenings' and 'Big', (which became the first female-directed film to gross over $100 million). Who played 'Shirley'?
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