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Quiz about Actors  Actresses from the 1800s 1
Quiz about Actors  Actresses from the 1800s 1

Actors & Actresses from the 1800s #1 Quiz


Many of the oldest classic actors and actresses were born in the 19th century. See if you can work out these prolific actors from some of their most celebrated roles. Dates of birth are according to IMDB.
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author piccione2000

A matching quiz by VegemiteKid. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
VegemiteKid
Time
3 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
105,405
Updated
Jul 19 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
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Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
QuestionsChoices
1. Born 1883 - Aunt Clara on "Bewitched", "Strangers on a Train" (1951)  
  Arthur Treacher
2. Born 1886 - "North by Northwest" (1959), "Spellbound" (1945)  
  Leo G Carroll
3. Born 1888 - "Gigi" (1958), "Love in the Afternoon" (1957)  
  Fred Astaire
4. Born 1889 - "The Great Dictator" (1940), "Modern Times" (1936)  
  Mary Pickford
5. Born 1890 - "Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair" (1952), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944)  
  Charlie Chaplin
6. Born 1892 - "My Best Girl" (1927), "Coquette" (1929)  
  Marion Lorne
7. Born 1894 - "Thank You, Jeeves!" (1936), "Heidi" (1937)  
  Maurice Chevalier
8. Born 1896 - "Oliver Twist" (1933), "The Time Machine" (1960)  
  Marjorie Main
9. Born 1898 - "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1952), "The Matchmaker" (1958)  
  Shirley Booth
10. Born 1899 - "The Towering Inferno" (1974), "Easter Parade" (1948)  
  Doris Lloyd





Select each answer

1. Born 1883 - Aunt Clara on "Bewitched", "Strangers on a Train" (1951)
2. Born 1886 - "North by Northwest" (1959), "Spellbound" (1945)
3. Born 1888 - "Gigi" (1958), "Love in the Afternoon" (1957)
4. Born 1889 - "The Great Dictator" (1940), "Modern Times" (1936)
5. Born 1890 - "Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair" (1952), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944)
6. Born 1892 - "My Best Girl" (1927), "Coquette" (1929)
7. Born 1894 - "Thank You, Jeeves!" (1936), "Heidi" (1937)
8. Born 1896 - "Oliver Twist" (1933), "The Time Machine" (1960)
9. Born 1898 - "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1952), "The Matchmaker" (1958)
10. Born 1899 - "The Towering Inferno" (1974), "Easter Parade" (1948)

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Born 1883 - Aunt Clara on "Bewitched", "Strangers on a Train" (1951)

Answer: Marion Lorne

Marion Lorne was born in Pennsylvania USA of UK emigrant parents. Debuting on Broadway in 1905, she made her feature-film debut in Alfred Hitchcock's "Strangers on a Train" in 1951, by which time she was in her late 60s.

In 1964 she began her role in the sitcom "Bewitched" as the tottery Aunt Clara, and appeared in 28 episodes. For her work in this role, she was posthumously awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
2. Born 1886 - "North by Northwest" (1959), "Spellbound" (1945)

Answer: Leo G Carroll

Leo G Carroll has a huge filmography list. Apart from the Hitchcock classics "Strangers on a Train", "North by Northwest" and "Spellbound", he was also in 105 episodes of the television show "The Man from U.N.C.L.E" playing the character Alexander Waverly, the head of spy agency United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. He died in 1972.
3. Born 1888 - "Gigi" (1958), "Love in the Afternoon" (1957)

Answer: Maurice Chevalier

Born in Paris, France, Maurice Chevalier started life as cafe/lounge singer and progressed to live theatre in his 30s. Travelling to the USA to star in "Dédé", he stayed to make his first film, "The Innocents of Paris" (1929). In a series of similar musical movies, he starred with Jeanette MacDonald, then much later with Audrey Hepburn in "Love in the Afternoon".

The film "Gigi", in which he played Honoré Lachaille, garnered nine Academy Awards. Chevalier received an honorary Academy Award for his contributions to the entertainment field in 1958. He died in 1972.
4. Born 1889 - "The Great Dictator" (1940), "Modern Times" (1936)

Answer: Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was born in the UK and started acting at the age of five. While he was touring the USA with "the Karno company" he was signed to appear in some of the Keystone comedy movies. It was during this time that he created his 'little tramp' persona. The height of his career was in the 1910-20s, where he accepted more and more lucrative contracts. He made "The Kid" in 1921 and "The Gold Rush" in 1925. Later, he made the political satire "The Great Dictator" (1940), his first sound movie.

Accused of being a communist during the McCarthy era, he moved to Switzerland where he remained til his death in 1977.
5. Born 1890 - "Ma and Pa Kettle at the Fair" (1952), "Meet Me in St. Louis" (1944)

Answer: Marjorie Main

Starring uncredited, in a clutch of movies in the 1930s, Marjorie Main appeared in "Dead End" with Humphrey Bogart cast as her son, in 1937. She went on to appear in a long list of films with big names of the day: Clark Gable, Myrna Loy, Walter Pidgeon, Robert Taylor, Bert Lahr, and Howard Keel, amongst many others.

The 50s saw her star in a series of movies for which she became most famous as Ma Kettle in the "Ma and Pa Kettle" films. She died in 1975 aged 85.
6. Born 1892 - "My Best Girl" (1927), "Coquette" (1929)

Answer: Mary Pickford

Though she was actually Canadian, Mary Pickford became known as "America's Sweetheart". Pickford began acting as a teenager in a series of shorts. In 1920 she married Douglas Fairbanks, and with who she had formed, with D. W. Griffith and Charlie Chaplin, the independent film production company United Artists. She starred in "Pollyanna" in 1920 and "Little Lord Fauntleroy" (1921) and in 1923, "Rosita". She died on 29 May, 1979.
7. Born 1894 - "Thank You, Jeeves!" (1936), "Heidi" (1937)

Answer: Arthur Treacher

Arthur Treacher was born in 1894 and his first movie role was Harry in "Battle of Paris" in 1929, with Gertrude Lawrence and Charles Ruggles. He starred in dozens of films, becoming the embodiment of Wodehouse's Jeeves in a series of films, including the movie "Step lively, Jeeves" in 1937.

He became Andrews in "Heidi" in the same year. Treacher died in 1975 of a heart strain. He was 81.
8. Born 1896 - "Oliver Twist" (1933), "The Time Machine" (1960)

Answer: Doris Lloyd

English-born Doris Lloyd was one of the most popular actresses in the Golden Age of Hollywood, starring in over 150 films between 1920 and 1960. She appeared in "Mary Poppins" (1964), "The Time Machine" (1960), and "The Sound of Music" (1965). Lloyd appeared in several "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" episodes in the 1960s. She was also in "Adam's Rib" (1949) and died in May 1968.
9. Born 1898 - "Come Back, Little Sheba" (1952), "The Matchmaker" (1958)

Answer: Shirley Booth

Born Marjory Ford on August 30, 1898, Booth moved to New York to pursue a career in acting in the 1920s, and acted with Humphrey Bogart in the Broadway production of Hell's Bells in 1925. In 1952, Shirley Booth played opposite Burt Lancaster in "Come Back, Little Sheba" and portrayed Dolly 'Gallagher' Levi in "The Matchmaker" in 1958.

In 1968 she assumed the titular role of Hazel in the television series. Booth died in 1992, aged 94.
10. Born 1899 - "The Towering Inferno" (1974), "Easter Parade" (1948)

Answer: Fred Astaire

The baby of this group was born in 1899 and started dancing with his sister, Adele. She got married and left him without a partner. He soon moved on to dancing with some of the most beautiful and talented stars of the day including Ginger Rogers, Eleanor Powell and Rita Hayworth.

By far his most memorable performances were with Ginger Rogers. They made nine movies together, among them "Flying Down to Rio" (1933), "The Gay Divorcee" (1934), "Top Hat" (1935) and "Swing Time" (1936). He won dozens of awards and tokens of recognition. He died in June 1987.
Source: Author VegemiteKid

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