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"Here's a novel way to celebrate your birthday: turn your party into a wake. Name the famous people died on the anniversary of their birth from the descriptions given."
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For whom does the bell toll? For the actress who portrayed Ilsa Lund it tolled on her 67th birthday. It was breast cancer, not murder on the Orient Express that took the life of which beloved actress on 29th August 1982?
Which American Poet Laureate known for his "Pencillings Along the Way" and his reputation as a dandy, died on his 61st birthday in 1867?
e. e. cummings
Edgar Allen Poe
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This lady ended the battle of the roses and kept her head while several of her daughters-in-law lost theirs. Which daughter, wife and mother of a king, was born on 11th February 1466?
Mary Queen of Scots
Elizabeth of York
Which Swiss-born chemist, credited with co-inventing the plastic balloon, had a "Star Trek" character named after him?
James Kirkwood Jr
This actress, known for her movie roles of Aunt March ("Little Women", 1933) and the Red Queen ("Alice in Wonderland", 1933) was often considered as British, when she was actually born in Massachusetts.
Edna Mae Oliver
Which knighted scholar, who presented the world with the "Religio Medici" in the 17th century, was born on October 19, 1605, and died on his 77th birthday in 1682?
Sir Walter Scott
Sir Thomas Browne
Sir Samuel Pepys
"Bunny" Austin, known as the first person to wear shorts on a tennis court, represented which country on the tennis circuit in the 1930s?
This monarch (January 31 1512-1580), was the younger son of a King, and became a cardinal before assuming the throne in 1578. Which country did Henry the Chaste rule?
Name the Jewish actor, famous for playing an ignorant German soldier in a television series set in a WWII prison camp, who died on his 63rd birthday on January 28, 1973.
Poetically and dramatically, it is fitting that this bard be included, although there is some dispute over his actual birth date. Who, known as the greatest writer in the English language, was buried in 1616, on the anniversary of his Baptism?
George Bernard Shaw
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