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  Who Was The First Person To ... ?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz looks at people who have achieved world firsts in different fields of endeavour.
Tough, 10 Qns, pjjc, Jun 18 10
1217 plays
  All The Cool People Are Doing It   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Fads come and go. This quiz covers some from the last 200 years, reminding us that our grandparents were just as silly as we are sometimes.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, littlepup, Oct 27 16
Very Easy
885 plays
  15 Minutes of Fame Multiple Choice Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Some people and things that have achieved a brief moment of fame and then been largely forgotten. Let's see how many of these you remember. Good luck and have fun.
Tough, 20 Qns, justawful, Mar 04 20
Mar 04 20
7855 plays
  Awards You Don't Want to Receive   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Usually an award is recognizes an achievement and is something to be proud of. However, you don't want to receive these mock awards given for lack of achievement. Match the unfortunate behavior with the award.
Average, 15 Qns, SixShutouts66, May 07 18
SixShutouts66 gold member
May 07 18
285 plays
  It's Dark Inside this Niagara Falls Barrel!   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you'll meet some people who intentionally went over Niagara Falls. It seems crazy to me but it takes all kinds to make a world, doesn't it?
Average, 10 Qns, Tizzabelle, Sep 30 15
Tizzabelle gold member
393 plays
  15 Minutes   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Andy Warhol is credited with saying "In the future, everyone will be ...famous for 15 minutes". Here are a few who had theirs. (Maybe more than 15 but you get the point)
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Apr 17 16
527 plays
  15 Minutes More   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Andy Warhol is credited with saying "In the future, everyone will be ...famous for 15 minutes". Here are a few who had theirs. (Maybe more than 15 but you get the point)
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, May 26 16
593 plays
  I Was No One ... Until I Died!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people are born famous. Others...die famous. Can you identify these people whose deaths made them known to us?
Tough, 10 Qns, Czolgolz, Apr 11 06
2783 plays
  Sidekicks   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I'll give you a name, you select the person or thing to which it is most closely related. Good luck!
Tough, 25 Qns, justawful, Jun 18 16
4397 plays
  There Has To Be An Easier Way #4   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So many have asked me to do another quiz in this series so here it is. I'm really glad you're enjoying them and having some laughs too. That's why I write them. I hope it's my best yet!
Average, 10 Qns, krazykritik, May 22 10
656 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time! Who was the police officer that was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald?

From Quiz "15 Minutes"

  Rebels with a Cause   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
For every well-known authority figure in American history there is probably an equally well-known individual of the counter-culture. These subversives, though often vilified in their day, have helped keep the establishment in on!
Tough, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Aug 02 05
thejazzkickazz gold member
1125 plays
  Who's Next?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you a list of people who follow one another in some logical progression such as chronologically or youngest to oldest. You choose who would come next. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Mar 05 10
1328 plays
  There Has To Be An Easier Way #1   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
People are a strange and inventive lot. The individuals I'm about to introduce you to may have never gotten "15 minutes of fame", yet for what they managed to accomplish in the world, I think they deserve it. Then again, I'll let YOU decide.
Average, 10 Qns, krazykritik, May 06 10
1218 plays
  Obnoxious and Irritating!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
People who have had their 15 minutes of fame - some longer! - as well as made a few $$ being obnoxious and irritating.
Average, 10 Qns, wjames, Nov 21 18
wjames gold member
Nov 21 18
793 plays
  Famous For a Day    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Andy Warhol predicted that "In the future everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes." For the following individuals, it took a little longer. Can you identify these individuals who were famous for a short period of time?
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Oct 02 16
nmerr gold member
1123 plays
  There Has To Be An Easier Way #2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I received great compliments and comments about the first quiz and even some requests to do another. So, #2 is dedicated to the throngs of fans and well-wishers-(all three of you), who've asked me to do another quiz on this theme. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, krazykritik, Aug 25 15
598 plays
  Fragile Fame    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"All is ephemeral--fame and the famous as well" (Marcus Aurelius, "Meditations," IV. 35). Fame may last longer than Andy Warhol's 15 minutes, but it is seldom permanent. Of how many of these "famous" persons have you heard? (Intentionally not easy.)
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Feb 03 17
964 plays
  There Has To Be An Easier Way #3   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Several people have requested that I do another quiz in this series. I'm happy they're having fun with these. It's zany fun researching some of the silly goings-on of our earthly neighbours.
Average, 10 Qns, krazykritik, May 10 10
691 plays
  Very Difficult 15 Minutes of Fame Quiz - 10 Questions   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know these nearly famous or momentarily famous people who achieved or endured 15 minutes of fame?
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, rockdoktor, Mar 15 08
Very Difficult
1079 plays
  Forgotten Seconds    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first person or persons to accomplish something are usually famous and their name(s) are preserved in history. The second is often forgotten, This quiz is dedicated to those who did not come first.
Tough, 10 Qns, keithkomodo, Nov 18 16
410 plays
  That Was a Silly Idea    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Darwin awards are given to those who find the most inventively stupid ways of killing themselves. This quiz is about them and some other daft and dangerous ideas. The truth of some of these stories may be questionable!
Tough, 10 Qns, fallingman, May 23 16
407 plays
  Famous for 15 Minutes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A bit of a British bias in this quiz. See how much you can recall about the people who hit the global headlines.
Tough, 10 Qns, jimpimslim1, Apr 05 19
jimpimslim1 gold member
Apr 05 19
441 plays
  Intruder Alert    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Each of the people in this quiz have made the news at some point, after being "caught red handed" where they had no business being. How many of them do you remember?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Mar 10 13
Rowena8482 gold member
397 plays
  Second Bananas- sidekicks and henchmen    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Dedicated to all the Igors out there. The hero gets all the credit but we all know who does all the work, the trusty second banana.
Tough, 15 Qns, quogequox, Sep 29 05
1104 plays
  Why Would You Even Do That?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Why do people do weird and wacky stuff? Test your knowledge on the crazy, bizarre things people have done.
Tough, 10 Qns, triviamania10, Jan 17 12
508 plays
  Not so Famous People    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people are very well known...others are not. Take the quiz and learn about very important people who were not very famous.
Tough, 10 Qns, qtmelba, Apr 02 11
990 plays
  Footnotes to Fame    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some people are known to us only as 'footnotes' to other larger people and events. Here are a few of them. See if you know them. It may be tough.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 20 09
868 plays
  On the Sideline - Almost forgotten figures    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There are famous people that everyone knows....and then there are people that everyone has forgotten because they stood in the shadow of one of those famous people. This quiz is about those forgotten people in history, sport and culture.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Case2, Dec 18 12
727 plays
  Almost Famous People    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are some people who aren't 'first-level' famous
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Apr 27 12
1278 plays
  Close Calls    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
These are some of the people who came close - but didn't quite make it.
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Nov 18 16
895 plays
  Fifteen Minutes of Fame    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
'15 minutes of fame' may be overstating it a bit (in some cases). Most of these, however, felt the spotlight's glare only briefly.
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, May 04 11
1150 plays
  Famous or Infamous    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try your hand at these!
Difficult, 10 Qns, thejazzkickazz, Apr 02 13
thejazzkickazz gold member
1382 plays

15 Minutes of Fame Trivia Questions

1. What do these five athletes have in common: Richard Parke, Billy Fiske, Clifford Grey, Geoffrey Mason, and Nion Tucker?

From Quiz
Fragile Fame

Answer: Olympic Gold Medal winners

At the St. Moriz Winter Olympics in 1928, they teamed on US Sled II to win the Gold Medal in the five-man bobsled. The Silver Medal went to US Sled I (Thomas Doe, David Granger, Jennison Heaton, Lyman Hine, and Jay O'Brien). The German II Sled placed third.

2. Gary Dahl became a millionaire in 1975-1976, selling pets from Mexico to lonely Americans, avoiding quarantine requirements and health paperwork. What did he sell?

From Quiz All The Cool People Are Doing It

Answer: pet rocks

Dahl thought up the idea in a bar in April 1975. Who wouldn't want a pet that required no care? The naturally smooth, rounded rocks came from Rosarito Beach in Baja California. By the following spring, people were starting to figure out that their pets were difficult to train and, like most pets from the wild, could become dangerous if thrown. The fad was over, but Dahl was a millionaire and invested the money in his own bar.

3. In 2006 Harry Whittington was shot with a shot gun with about 150 pellets entering his body in the face, chest, and neck. Doctors had to leave about 30 pellets inside. Who shot Harry?

From Quiz 15 Minutes More

Answer: Dick Cheney

On a quail hunting party, Cheney accidently shot Whittington. The White House kept it secret for a few hours but made disclosure the next day when facts were clearer. Whittington, a real estate mogul, was silent on the situation except to say that he was sorry for any turmoil the Cheney family endured. An article later in "The Washington Post" concluded that Cheney had violated basic rules of hunting safety in that he did not have a clear shot and fired without being able to see sky beneath his target. "The Post" also alleged that Cheney never apologized publicly or privately to Whittington and although they had met, they were not friends.

4. Tonya Harding was not a household name but was well known and respected within the world of figure skating. In 1994 she conspired with others to injure what other skater that she saw as her major competition?

From Quiz 15 Minutes

Answer: Nancy Kerrigan

Harding grew up in an abusive environment. Figure skating became her refuge. She won two United States Championships in 1991 and 1994 and was second in the 1991 Olympics. Nancy Kerrigan was a rising star in figure skating and was shaping up as Harding's main competition for international recognition. Jeff Gillooly, Harding's ex-husband, along with Shawn Eckhardt, traveled to Massachusetts to attack her but failed. They then stalked Kerrigan to Detroit where they brutally attacked her on the knees so she could not skate. Kerrigan recovered from her wounds and was selected for the US team along with Harding. At the Olympic Championships Kerrigan finished second and Harding eighth, claiming a poor performance because of a broken shoelace. The conspiracy quickly unraveled and those involved got jail sentences. Harding was sentenced to probation and stripped of her US Championship. Since that time Harding tried a number of avenues of endeavor including making a sex video, professional wrestling and boxing, acting, and auto racing. The scandals are the first to recall when her name is mentioned but here are some facts that go beyond the headlines: 1.The first woman to complete a triple axel in the short program; 2.The first woman to successfully execute two triple axels in a single competition; 3.The first ever to complete a triple axel combination with the double toe loop.

5. 1991: Why did a small plane with two pilots aboard crash in Florida?

From Quiz That Was a Silly Idea

Answer: They were having sex instead of flying the plane

One would have thought that flying a plane required most of your concentration but apparently our ex-pilots disagreed. Unfortunately, far from the earth moving for them, it stood resolutely still as the plane hit it. What a way to go!

6. This American comedian's trademarks are his loud, annoying voice and squinting eyes. He was the voice of the Aflac Duck until he was fired in 2011 for making distasteful jokes soon after the Japanese tsunami. Who is this annoying entertainer?

From Quiz Obnoxious and Irritating!

Answer: Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried's most memorable voice work was as the parrot Iago in the 1992 Disney movie "Aladdin". The tsunami jokes weren't his first instance of "too soon" attempts at comedy: three weeks after the attacks of 9/11 he was roundly booed by a New York audience after saying he had intended to catch a plane to the event but "it had to stop at the Empire State Building first."

7. After auditioning for the third season of "American Idol", which Asian singer's out-of-tune performance of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs" actually led to a recording contract?

From Quiz Famous For a Day

Answer: William Hung

Hung, whose full name is William James Hung Hing Cheong, recorded three albums under the Koch Entertainment label. His rise to fame, more of a marketing gimmick than anything, was relatively short-lived. He now works in law enforcement.

8. In 1982, this man managed to evade all the security staff and alarms at Buckingham Palace, and actually managed to sit on the end of Queen Elizabeth II's bed and converse with her for several minutes. Who was he?

From Quiz Intruder Alert

Answer: Michael Fagan

At the time of the incident, what Fagan did was not a criminal matter under UK Law, although Buckingham Palace (and all the other official residences of Her Majesty) were later included under a change in the Law of Trespass so that it is now a criminal offence to enter unauthorised. Fagan was sent for psychiatric assesment and detained for several months, but in the end no charges were brought against him.

9. Who was the first person to survive a trip down the Niagara Falls while trapped in a barrel?

From Quiz Why Would You Even Do That?

Answer: Annie Edson Taylor

Annie Edson Taylor performed this stunt on October 24, 1901, seeking fame. She figured that fame and fortune would surely come from being the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls, the famous "horseshoe" waterfall on the border of the US and Canada. Unfortunately, even though her fame was achieved, she died in poverty.

10. Who was the Liverpool-born schoolteacher who spent time in Khartoum prison in 2007 for naming a teddy bear, 'Muhammad'?

From Quiz Famous for 15 Minutes

Answer: Gillian Gibbons

Gillian spent eight days behind bars whilst extremists called for her execution. Her 23 pupils at Unity High School in Khartoum had named the teddy bear 'Mohammed' in a classroom vote. In Sudanese law it is illegal to create any physical depiction of the Prophet and is deemed as blasphemous.

11. Emily Litella, Judy Miller, Roseanne Roseannadanna, Candy Slice. Who's next?

From Quiz Who's Next?

Answer: Baba Wawa

These are characters made famous by Gilda Radner on Saturday Night Live in the order they debuted on the show. Chico Escuela was Garrett Morris' character, the Dominican ball player who said "Baseball has been berry berry good to me." Connie Conehead was given life by Laraine Newman. And who can forget Dan Aykroyd shouting "Save the liver!" while he bled to death as Julia Child?

12. St. Peter, the primary Apostle of Jesus Christ, is remembered as being the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Who is acknowledged as the second Pope?

From Quiz Forgotten Seconds

Answer: St. Linus

St. Linus was pope from 67AD to 76AD. His Feast Day is September 23rd. Not much else is known about him. It is believed that he came from the Tuscany area of what is now Italy. Tradition holds that he was martyred, but it is not known how, when, where, or even if this happened. St. Clement I and St. Urban I were other early popes. St. Paul was a prominent Apostle, but never regarded as a Pope.

13. Betty Oliver achieved or endured 15 minutes of fame in July 1945 in New York City in an incident involving an aircraft. What was Betty's occupation?

From Quiz 15 Minutes of Fame

Answer: An elevator operator

Betty Lou Oliver was an elevator operator in the Empire State Building. On July 28, 1945 a B-25 bomber crashed into the building during heavy fog killing fourteen people. Betty Lou became famous because this accident caused her elevator to fall 75 stories, but she survived the plunge.

14. In 1908 Thomas Selfridge became the first what?

From Quiz Who Was The First Person To ... ?

Answer: Airplane fatality

He was a lieutenant in the US Army Signal Corps and was in flight with Orville Wright, when the plane crashed killing him and seriously injuring Wright.

15. Greetings. Little is known about me, other than I was either part black or part Indian, and died in Boston, March 5, 1770. Many consider me the first U.S. casualty of the American Revolution. Who am I?

From Quiz I Was No One ... Until I Died!

Answer: Crispus Attucks

Attucks was killed when some British soldiers fired on an angry mob during the tension that led to the Revolution. Five colonists were killed.

16. Abraham Lincoln was not the principal speaker at Gettysburg when he delivered his famous address. Who was?

From Quiz Footnotes to Fame

Answer: Edward Everett

Webster was a great orator in his {day;} Clay was a prominent poitician. Sumner is known primarily for being beaten with a cane by another senator. It was Everett, however, who preceded Lincoln and spoke for 2 hours.

17. What did William Christopher Handy do that was important to the music world?

From Quiz Not so Famous People

Answer: he made the blues famous not just in the United states but all over the world

He wrote the song 'The St. Louis Blues.' It became known everywhere.

18. 'The Graduate' was a blockbuster movie in its {day;} it did great things for Dustin Hoffman, Mike Nichols, Katharine Ross and Simon and Garfunkel. The author never really shared the spotlight. Who was he?

From Quiz Fifteen Minutes of Fame

Answer: Charles Webb

Instant disappearing act

19. Who was the first woman to swim across the English Channel?

From Quiz Famous or Infamous

Answer: Ederle

20. Robert Shiller, Lars Peter Hansen, Eugene Fama, Alvin Roth, and Lloyd Shadley are linked in what way?

From Quiz Fragile Fame

Answer: Nobel Prize winners in Economics

All five were recipients of the Nobel Prize in Economics. Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shadley were co-winers in 2012, and Robert Shiller, Lars Peter Hansen, and Eugene Fama split the award in 2013. All five were Americans.

21. Alvin "Shipwreck" Kelly started a fad in 1924 that lasted until the Great Depression gave people more to worry about. It required endurance and, well, more endurance. What was it?

From Quiz All The Cool People Are Doing It

Answer: flagpole sitting

The pole generally had a small platform. Food, water, and other necessities were allowed. It was all about sitting. Kelly began the fad with 13 hours and 13 minutes atop a pole, but by 1930, imitators managed weeks. By then, though, interest was declining in such stunts, when people's endurance was tested standing in employment lines and bread lines.

22. Gary Hart was the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for president in 1988 when his campaign derailed. What was the name of the woman he was alleged to have had an affair?

From Quiz 15 Minutes More

Answer: Donna Rice

Hart was challenged by the press on vague rumors that he was a 'womanizer'. Hart scoffed at the allegation and said ""Follow me around. I don't care. I'm serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They'll be very bored." And so they did. What the press came up with was a damning photo taken on the yacht "Monkey Business" with Hart in a Monkey Business T-shirt with Donna Rice on his lap. The old adage that a picture tells a thousand words overwhelmed denials of any improprieties from Hart and Rice. He immediately lost ten points in the polls and a short time later suspended his campaign. Hart retreated to his Colorado estate and became a prolific writer publishing many books and articles on politics and national issues as well as five novels. In 2014 President Obama appointed him Special Envoy for Northern Ireland. Donna Rice was not a bimbo. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of South Carolina (1980). She did enter beauty contests and was chosen as Miss South Carolina, worked as a model, and was a representative of a pharmaceutical company. After the scandal she shunned the public eye and refused to capitalize on her notoriety, turning down offers for interviews or exposes. In 1994 she took over leadership of "Enough Is Enough", a non-profit organization advocating protection of children from Internet content.

23. In 2000 a seven year old child was the center of controversy between two nations. The question was whether the boy should continue to live with relatives in Miami, Florida or be sent to live with his father in Cuba. What was this young man's name?

From Quiz 15 Minutes

Answer: Elián González

Elián González's parents were estranged. Elizabeth Rodríguez along with her boy friend and Elian boarded an under-powered aluminum boat with nine others and began the dangerous trip to the Florida coast but a storm took the boat and the lives of nine of the passengers including Elian's mother. Another passenger had placed Elian in an intertube. When US authorities rescued him, they found that he had several maternal relatives in Miami and placed Elian in their care and began the process of the Americanization of Elian. However, Juan Miguel González, Elian's biological father, demanded that Elian be returned to his care in Cuba. This sparked protests and strained already difficult relations between the United States and Cuba. The custody battle resulted in a decision that common law would dictate that the father was the legal guardian. Even with this decision, his Miami family sought all legal ways not to comply with the order. Eventually Elian was returned to his father and the issue quickly dropped from the headlines. Elian Gonzales completed basic education in Cuba and then joined the Young Communist Union of Cuba. He applied to military school and hoped to enter college to major in engineering. Early after his return Fidel Castro was a regular visitor as he had pressured US courts for his return to Cuba. Elian's father continues to work as a waiter.

24. 1995: How did a truck repairman get killed in Michigan?

From Quiz That Was a Silly Idea

Answer: He was underneath it doing repairs as it was driven down the highway

This really is hard to believe but apparently true. Perhaps a thought popped into his head - "Ah, that's what the problem is. If I just tap it with a hammer it will probably fix it!" Unfortunately the following thought - "Perhaps I should wait until the vehicle stops" came a little late.

25. Which type of fruit is "annoying" and has a web series and spin-off TV show, video games and merchandise?

From Quiz Obnoxious and Irritating!

Answer: Orange

Annoying Orange was created by film student Dane Boedigheimer in 2009 as a YouTube video. Intending to make only the one video, Boedigheimer was overwhelmed with fan requests for more and shortly created the Annoying Orange YouTube channel; since then he has posted 2-3 Annoying Orange videos per week.

26. Which character actress starred in a 1984 TV commercial for Wendy's hamburger chain and demanded to know "Where's the beef?"

From Quiz Famous For a Day

Answer: Clara Peller

Peller suffered from emphysema, which might have contributed to her gruff-sounding voice. She became a sensation after Wendy's ads first aired in early 1984 with sales jumping 31%. Peller's catchphrase, although airing on TV for a limited time, contributed greatly to the fast food chain's success. Once the "Where's the beef?" campaign ended, sales dropped for two years until Dave Thomas, Wendy's founder, took over the advertising campaign.

27. The first man to go over the Falls in a barrel was an Englishman, Bobby Leach. What was Mr Leach's profession?

From Quiz It's Dark Inside this Niagara Falls Barrel!

Answer: Circus performer

Bobby Leach was a performer with the Barnum and Bailey Circus. His ambitions for the Falls included going over the Falls in a barrel, travelling through the whirlpool in a barrel, and parachuting from the suspension bridge. He went over Horseshoe Falls in 1911 in a specially constructed, eight-foot long metal barrel. Rescuing Bobby took 22 minutes and his rescuers found him with two broken knee caps and a fractured jaw. A few years later he tried to swim across the rapids but failed thanks to efforts of sensible rescuers who stopped all his attempts. Bobby Leach did cash in on his barrel ride by touring North America and the UK, telling audiences of his trip over the Falls and exhibiting the barrel. Despite all that derring-do, his life ended quite unspectacularly. He died in his late 60s after slipping on a piece of fruit. His leg became infected, gangrene set in, and complications from the infection ended his life.

28. Why do people of the Danis tribes of West Papua, New Guinea voluntarily cut off their fingers?

From Quiz Why Would You Even Do That?

Answer: because they were related to the deceased at a grieving ritual following the funeral

As a way of displaying their grief for a related tribe member who had recently died, some people would voluntarily cut off their own fingers. Generally, this ritual applies to all females, including children, related to the deceased tribe member. This custom was practiced because it was believed that the spirits were just as powerful as the people themselves, so they made these grim sacrifices to drive away these negative spirits.

29. What was the name of Beirut hostage John McCarthy's researcher girlfriend, who campaigned for five years to attain his release?

From Quiz Famous for 15 Minutes

Answer: Jill Morrell

John was released in 1991 after a successful campaign by 'Friends of John McCarthy' headed by Jill Morrell. The couple published a bestselling book called 'Some Other Rainbow' about their experiences.

30. Nicky Hilton, Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton, John Warner. Who's next?

From Quiz Who's Next?

Answer: Larry Fortensky

The men were the husbands of film legend Elizabeth Taylor as of her 1996 divorce from Fortensky, listed in the order in which they married her.

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