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Someone You'd Admire
Who is this Celebrity?
"Frivolous and self-centered? Not always! Some celebrities have performed great deeds while in the public spotlight. Their actions have inspired many. Can you match the celebrity with their achievement?"
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Despite not liking Mondays, this Irish musician worked tirelessly with Midge Ure to establish 'Band Aid' in 1984 to help alleviate starvation in Ethiopia. Who is this man who also organized 'Live Aid' and the 'Live 8' concerts in 2005?
Born in England, this actor and comedian donated enormous amounts of his time performing for US military personnel in the United Service Organization shows. His first USO performance was during World War 2 (in 1941) and his last shows were during the Persian Gulf War in 1990-91. He starred in the 'Road' movies and hosted the Academy Awards 18 times. Who was this remarkable man, who died shortly after his 100th birthday?
Well known for her portrayal as Lara Croft, this actress has set up a major charitable foundation with her partner, Brad Pitt. This foundation supports the work of Doctors without Borders, eradicating rural poverty and preserving wildlife. Who is she?
Appearing in the "Secret Policeman's Ball", "Mrs Brown" and "The Man who sued God" (and many others), this man started as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards. He has journeyed to poverty stricken areas of the world since the mid-1970s and has appeared in many fund raising shows and concerts. So who is this actor and comedian, known in his homeland as "The Big Yin"?
This US actor started as Josh in 'Critters 3' (1991) and since then has shared on-screen romances with Claire Danes and Kate Winslet as well as portraying Howard Hughes. He is strongly committed to addressing environmental issues, including making contributions to the Wildlife Conservation Fund, and to humanitarian causes making a very large donation to the Haiti relief efforts. So who is this man?
Born in 1961, this famous actor and director has used his profile to demand the world pay attention to, and then alleviate, humanitarian suffering in places like Darfur (Sudan). His actions included writing an open letter to the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel as well as organizing and participating in fund raising ventures. Who is this man, who has starred in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" and 'Oceans 11, 12 & 13'?
'Would I lie to you?', not only has this celebrity sold over 80 million records worldwide, in her musical partnership with band-mate Dave Stewart, she has worked tirelessly for Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Nelson Mandela's 46664 Foundation. Who is this singer of "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "Missionary Man"?
Paul David Hewson is the frontman for perhaps Ireland's most famous band. Many of the band's lyrics reflect on social injustice including "Sunday, Bloody Sunday". In collaboration with Gordon Sumner (Sting), he organized Amnesty International's Conspiracy Of Hope tour in 1986. Since then he has been a vocal critic of injustice throughout the world, including the former apartheid regime in South Africa. But which band does this man play with?
Crikey! With a highly engaging personality, this man demonstrated a very strong commitment to habitat protection as a means to save endangered wildlife. Ironically, it was while filming a segment for his daughter's TV show that he suffered a fatal stab to the heart from a stingray tail. Who was this quintessential Aussie?
Born in 1954, this Mississippi native has the highest-ranked, tabloid TV talk show in the USA and was listed by "Forbes" magazine as the richest African American of the twentieth century. Who is this person who has set up several major charities including the Angel Foundation and two eponymous foundations?
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Compiled Jun 28 12