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1. Perhaps the world's most famous investor, he competes in tournaments both in the flesh and online. Although he dislikes technology, it was his passion for bridge that led him to buy his first computer. He once proclaimed 'Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn't mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.'
2. He is one of the world's richest men and, perhaps, one of the world's most famous men. He is not the world's best bridge player, but he is one of the most famous ones. Who is this computer geek turned multi-billionaire?
3. This tennis star uses bridge games as opportunities for relaxation. When she travels, she likes to find nearby bridge clubs and join in. She once said, 'No matter where I go, I can always make new friends at the bridge table.'
4. The longtime president of the 'Washington Post' newspaper died in 2001. What most news stories did not reveal was that she was on her way to a bridge game when she had the untimely fall that led to her death. Who was this rich and talented publisher?
5. This famous cartoonist was an avid bridge player who often depicted bridge players in his comic strips. One of his characters was named an Honorary Life Master by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL.)
6. This actor is perhaps better known as a bridge player than as a thespian. Author of many bridge books, he also writes a popular newspaper column of bridge problems. Who is this star of 'Dr. Zhivago' and 'Lawrence of Arabia'?
7. This basketball star was called 'the biggest, tallest bridge player I have ever seen' by Jeff Goldsmith,a CalTech professor, who faced him at his first bridge tournament.
8. This late comedian was an avid bridge player. For several decades, he played daily at the Hillcrest Country Club. He said, 'Bridge is a game that separates the men from the boys. It also separates husbands and wives.'
9. From 1965-1970, this actor played the inept Agent 86 in 'Get Smart.' His role as a bridge player is less well-known although from the 1990s onwards he ran frequent games at the Playboy Mansion (yes, Hugh Hefner plays bridge too!) Who is he?
10. This Supreme Court justice likes to play bridge in a suit and bow tie.
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