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Quiz about Classic Hollywood Couples  Or Were They
Quiz about Classic Hollywood Couples  Or Were They

Classic Hollywood Couples ... Or Were They? Quiz


Hollywood paired these classic couples on the silver screen. Some romances carried over into their real lives. I'll give you the couple and you decide their real relationship.

A multiple-choice quiz by shenke. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
shenke
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
217,745
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
10998
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall starred in four movies together - beginning with "To Have and Have Not" in 1944, "The Big Sleep" in 1946, "Dark Passage" in 1947, and "Key Largo" in 1948. What was their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 1942, Katharine Hepburn sold "Woman of the Year" to MGM. She signed a contract to play in the movie and wanted Spencer Tracy - MGM's biggest star - to star in it with her. This was the first of nine films they made together. What was their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. "Dance, Fools, Dance" (1931) was the first pairing of Joan Crawford and Clark Gable. They were a huge box office draw and continued on to make eight more films together. What was their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made ten films together beginning in 1933 with "Flying Down to Rio". "Top Hat" in 1935 was the best pairing of the dancing duo. What was their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Joanne Woodward met Paul Newman while they were both understudies in the Broadway production of "Picnic". They starred in at least ten movies together. Newman also directed her in several of her movies. Do you know about their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. William Powell and Myrna Loy starred in 14 films together. They are best remembered for the six films in which they portrayed Nick and Nora Charles - along with their dog Asta - in the "Thin Man" series, based on the novel by Dasheill Hammett. What was their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara starred in five films together, including the all-time classic "The Quiet Man". Maureen always played the fiery red-headed dame to the Duke's I'm-going-to-control-you macho man. What was their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Richard Burton met Elizabeth Taylor on the set of "Cleopatra" in 1961. They went on to do eleven movies together including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) in which they were both nominated for Academy Awards - she won - he lost to Paul Scofield in "A Man for All Seasons". What was their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were two of the top money making stars of 1940. They made seven movies together, including three "Andy Hardy" movies. What was their off-screen relationship? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. America's Singing Sweethearts, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, made eight movie operettas together. They also made MGM millions of dollars with their voices. What was their off-screen relationship? Hint



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1. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall starred in four movies together - beginning with "To Have and Have Not" in 1944, "The Big Sleep" in 1946, "Dark Passage" in 1947, and "Key Largo" in 1948. What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They were married for 12 years

Bogie and "Betty" - her given name and what she preferred to be called - were married in 1945, and remained married until his death in 1957. They had two children. Their son, Stephen was named after the character his father played in "To Have and Have Not".

Their daughter, Leslie was named for Leslie Howard, who refused to play in "Petrified Forest" unless Bogie got to play the part of Duke Mantee. Warner Bros. agreed and the movie was a success, leading Warner Bros. to give Bogie a long time contract.
2. In 1942, Katharine Hepburn sold "Woman of the Year" to MGM. She signed a contract to play in the movie and wanted Spencer Tracy - MGM's biggest star - to star in it with her. This was the first of nine films they made together. What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They had an affair for 25 years

Although Spencer was married to Louise Treadwell, with whom he had two children, he and Hepburn carried on an affair from 1942 until his death in 1967. They were never seen in public together, and were never photographed together. Katharine claimed she fell in love with Spencer the first time they met. Tracy, on the other hand, carried on affairs with his leading ladies during their relationship.
3. "Dance, Fools, Dance" (1931) was the first pairing of Joan Crawford and Clark Gable. They were a huge box office draw and continued on to make eight more films together. What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They had an on-again, off-again affair for many years

Gable and Crawford began an affair during their second movie "Possessed" in 1931. At the time, Clark was married to Ria Langham and Joan was married to Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Gable went to L.B. Mayer and told him they were in love and wanted to marry. Mayer threatened the future of both stars if they didn't end the relationship.

They continued to see each other secretly, but, eventually married other people. When Clark's third wife, Carole Lombard, was killed in a plane crash, Joan volunteered to take Lombard's next role in "They All Kissed the Bride".

She donated her salary of $125,000 to the Red Cross, which found Lombard's charred remains.
4. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers made ten films together beginning in 1933 with "Flying Down to Rio". "Top Hat" in 1935 was the best pairing of the dancing duo. What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They had no relationship

Ginger Rogers was quoted as saying, "We had fun and it shows. True, we were never bosom buddies off screen; we were different people with different interests. We were only a couple on film." As for Fred, he commented, "Ginger was brilliantly effective.

She made everything work for her. Actually she made things very fine for the both of us and she deserves most of the credit for our success." Whatever the formula was, it shined on screen.
5. Joanne Woodward met Paul Newman while they were both understudies in the Broadway production of "Picnic". They starred in at least ten movies together. Newman also directed her in several of her movies. Do you know about their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They were married in 1958

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward were married Jan. 29, 1958. They had three children together. When Paul was asked about his view on adultery, he commented "Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?" As if we needed another reason to adore Paul Newman.
6. William Powell and Myrna Loy starred in 14 films together. They are best remembered for the six films in which they portrayed Nick and Nora Charles - along with their dog Asta - in the "Thin Man" series, based on the novel by Dasheill Hammett. What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They were great friends

Because they made such a great couple in the "Thin Man" series many people believed they were married in real life. They were great friends and enjoyed working together. Myrna had four husbands, including Gene Markey, who had already been wed and divorced to Hedy Lamarr and Joan Bennet. Powell had been Mr. Carole Lombard before Clark Gable.

In 1940 he married Diana Lewis. They remained married until his death in 1984.
7. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara starred in five films together, including the all-time classic "The Quiet Man". Maureen always played the fiery red-headed dame to the Duke's I'm-going-to-control-you macho man. What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They were best friends

Duke and Mo had a special chemistry on screen, which made for a perfect match. This also led to a life time friendship. Maureen said she knew everything about him and he knew everything about her. Duke preferred dark haired women, as all three of his wives were of Hispanic descent. O'Hara found true love in her third marriage to famed aviator Charles Blair.

He was the real life version of John Wayne's screen persona. Tragically he was killed in a plane crash in 1978.
8. Richard Burton met Elizabeth Taylor on the set of "Cleopatra" in 1961. They went on to do eleven movies together including "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966) in which they were both nominated for Academy Awards - she won - he lost to Paul Scofield in "A Man for All Seasons". What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They were married twice

'Le Scandale', as Burton referred to their affair, broke up the marriage of Liz and Eddie Fisher. Ironically, Liz's affair and eventual marriage to Fisher, broke up his marriage to Debbie Reynolds. For the first marriage, Dick and Liz tried for ten years - the longest of her eight marriages.

A little more than a year after their divorce they tried again. The second marriage only lasted ten months.
9. Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland were two of the top money making stars of 1940. They made seven movies together, including three "Andy Hardy" movies. What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They were good friends

Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland met at Mrs. Lawlor's School for Professional Children. Both had been working the stage since they were toddlers. Judy claimed that while in production, the studio gave the kids pep pills to keep them going. When they were done for the day they were given sleeping pills, with Mickey sleeping on one cot and Judy on the other. They remained life-long friends.
10. America's Singing Sweethearts, Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald, made eight movie operettas together. They also made MGM millions of dollars with their voices. What was their off-screen relationship?

Answer: They were in love, but never married

When Nelson met Jeanette at a party he said, "She is a vision or an angel, I'm not sure which". They had a very turbulent off-screen romance. They dated, set a date to marry, got in a fight and broke up. Jeanette married actor Gene Raymond. They resumed their relationship, got in a fight and Nelson eloped with Ann Franklin.

They continued their relationship and discussed divorcing their spouses several times. Gene was willing to give Jeanette up, however, Ann was not so obliging for Nelson. Both died still married to their first spouse.

They never married legally, but, exchanged vows in private several times.
Source: Author shenke

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