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1. The first Dot is Dorothy Parker, writer and famous wit. Whose theatrical performance was she commenting upon when she wrote, "She ran the gamut of emotions from A to B."?
2. The second Dot in our picture created one of the best loved children's stories of the twentieth century. Another of her books was filmed in 2001 and starred Romola Garai and Bill Nighy. Which Dot was the author of "I Capture the Castle"?
3. The third Dot is June Brown who has been a member of the British soap 'Eastenders' from the first episode in 1985. Her character's marriage to Jim in 2002 has given her a new surname. How is the old Dot Cotton now known?
4. On to the fourth Dot. Dorothy Lamour, famous for her appearances in the 'Road' series of films, had a name as glamorous as her appearance. But what was the name she was born with?
5. The fifth Dot would probably faint at the prospect of being referred to in such a manner. She is Dorothea Brooke, the pious and worthy heroine of one of George Eliot's most famous novels. Which of these is it?
6. One of the most famous Dots of all time would surely be Dorothy Gale from Kansas, the heroine of "The Wizard of Oz". Anyone who has seen the film would be well aware that she lives with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. But what happened to her parents?
7. Dorothy L. Sayers created one of the most famous detectives in crime fiction. Her novels about the suave and debonair Lord Peter Wimsey, and his aristocratic side-kick and later wife, Lady Harriet Vane, have been in print ever since the first novel "Whose Body?" was published in 1923. What does the 'L' in her name stand for?
8. Dorothy Dandridge, a talented singer and actress, performed to great acclaim in such films as "Porgy and Bess" and "Carmen Jones". But what famous 'first' did she achieve during her career?
9. Nearly there! The penultimate Dot is another singer. Dorothy Squires, born in a van in South Wales in 1915 was a hugely popular recording artist during the '40's and '50's. In 1953 she married a man 14 years her junior. He later became more famous than she ever was. Who was this young man?
10. The last Dot reveals the completed picture. You recognise it immediately as a Bull Terrier dog. The dog in question is called Dottie, and was in the news in 2002 for biting two children in Hyde Park. But who is her very famous owner?
Source: Author MaggieG
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