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1. This jetsetting American author was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He was fond of rum, and given to brawling. F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of his many frequent drinking companions.
2. This Great Brit led the UK through WWII, and enjoyed his liquor. He was an admired orator; one of his addresses was the "Iron Curtain Speech."
3. This writer is known for her devastating wit, perhaps fuelled by her fondness for gin. She once savaged Katharine Hepburn, claiming "She runs the gamut of emotions from A to B."
4. This Queen of Egypt entranced both Julius Caesar and Marc Antony. Perhaps the plentiful and excellent wine readily available at her court added to her appeal?
5. This prominent Irish author, aesthete and wit wrote the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" and the play "An Ideal Husband." Absinthe may have provided some of his artistic inspiration.
6. This highly respected film actor, star of "The Maltese Falcon" and "High Sierra", rang up considerable bar tabs indulging in scotch. His trademark lip scar was likely acquired during a bar-room brawl.
7. This American painter, an abstract expressionist, pioneered the "drip" technique. Whiskey and beer were a significant part of his life, and perhaps art. Unfortunately, liquor also played a part in the car accident that ended his life.
8. This yellow, donut-loving cartoon character declared beer "The cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems."
9. This great American jazz singer recorded "Strange Fruit." She consumed copious amounts of liquor in her lifetime, in addition to illegal drugs. She is sometimes known as "Lady Day."
10. This legendary 19th century American dressed like a man, was deadly accurate with a shotgun, and terrorized saloons after her frequent whiskey-drinking sessions.
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