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Famous Women: Gimme a "D"! Gimme another "D"! Quiz


Ten women with the initials "DD"

A matching quiz by Upstart3. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
Upstart3
Time
4 mins
Type
Match Quiz
Quiz #
383,723
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
605
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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QuestionsChoices
1. American singer, movie star. Original surname Kappelhoff. "Pillow Talk", "Move Over Darling" but NOT "The Graduate"  
Doris Day
2. TV and movie star. Original surname Fluck. The "English Marilyn Monroe". "Lady Godiva Rides Again", "The Unholy Wife".  
Diana Dors
3. Canadian singer and movie star. "One Hundred Men and a Girl", "Can't Help Singing", "Lady on a Train".  
Dorothy Dietrich
4. American magician and escapologist. Performed Bullet Catch.   
Donna Douglas
5. French movie star. Appeared in over 100 films in a career spanning eight decades. "The Earrings of Madame de...".  
Daphne du Maurier
6. English author and playwright. "Don't Look Now", "Rebecca", "The Birds"  
Dorothea Dix
7. American film and TV star and Gospel singer. Elly May Clampett in "The Beverly Hillbillies".  
Danielle Dax
8. American film and theatre star, singer and dancer. "Carmen Jones" (1954), "Porgy and Bess" (1959). Died at 42.  
Dorothy Dandridge
9. American campaigner for mentally ill and prisoners. Superintendent of Union Army Nurses during the Civil War.  
Deanna Durbin
10. English musician, solo and in Lemon Kittens. "Big Hollow Man", "Cathouse". "Wolfgirl" in "The Company of Wolves"(1984).  
Danielle Darrieux






Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. American singer, movie star. Original surname Kappelhoff. "Pillow Talk", "Move Over Darling" but NOT "The Graduate"

Answer: Doris Day

Doris Day's hit songs include "Sentimental Journey" (1945) and "Move Over Darling" (1963).

She was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award for 1956's "Pillow Talk". "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)", from Hitchcock's remake of his own "The Man Who Knew Too Much", in which she starred along with James Stewart, won the Academy Award for Best Song.

She turned down the Mrs Robinson role in "The Graduate" (1967) on moral grounds.
2. TV and movie star. Original surname Fluck. The "English Marilyn Monroe". "Lady Godiva Rides Again", "The Unholy Wife".

Answer: Diana Dors

Diana Dors claimed to be "the only sex symbol Britain has produced since Lady Godiva". She started working for the Rank Organisation at the age of 16. An early leading role was in "Diamond City" (1949), where a 17-year old Dors had to sing and dance, playing a barmaid in her thirties.

In "Lady Godiva Rides Again" or "Bikini Baby" (1951), Dors starred alongside Joan Collins and Ruth Ellis, both uncredited. She showed what she was capable of with better material in "Yield to the Night" (1956), where Dors played a convicted murderer who is sentenced to death.

There were similarities with the life of Ruth Ellis, who, in 1955 was the last woman hanged in the UK.
3. Canadian singer and movie star. "One Hundred Men and a Girl", "Can't Help Singing", "Lady on a Train".

Answer: Deanna Durbin

Born Edna Mae Durbin in Winnipeg, Deanna Durbin was a popular singer and movie star of the 1930s and 1940s, whose movies, some say, saved Universal Studios from bankruptcy. They included "One Hundred Men and a Girl" (1937), in which she starred alongside the conductor Leopold Stokowski.

At 17, she was awarded the Academy Juvenile Award, or Juvenile Oscar. "Can't Help Singing" (1944) was an expensive Technicolor musical western with songs by Kern and Harburg. An attempt to move away from musicals with "Lady on a Train" (1945) was not as successful.
4. American magician and escapologist. Performed Bullet Catch.

Answer: Dorothy Dietrich

Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Halloween in 1969, Dorothy Dietrich was an acclaimed magician and escapologist. Her feats included escaping from a straitjacket suspended on a burning rope, and the legendary bullet catch. A Houdini aficionado, she headed up the Houdini Museum and continued his tradition of debunking phony psychics.
5. French movie star. Appeared in over 100 films in a career spanning eight decades. "The Earrings of Madame de...".

Answer: Danielle Darrieux

Danielle Darrieux was born in Bordeaux during World War I. She made her movie debut in a lead role at the age of 14 in "Le Bal" (1931). She appeared in "The Rage of Paris" (1938) for Universal, opposite Douglas Fairbanks Jr. She returned to France soon after, and was criticized for continuing to perform during the occupation. Post-war roles included Max Ophüls's classic "The Earrings of Madame de..." in 1953.

She had a voice role in the animation "Persepolis" in 2007.
6. English author and playwright. "Don't Look Now", "Rebecca", "The Birds"

Answer: Daphne du Maurier

Daphne Du Maurier's haunting and suspenseful works also included "Jamaica Inn", "Frenchman's Creek" and "My Cousin Rachel". Her novels and stories were often made into movies, although the only ones she thought were any good were Hitchcock's "Rebecca" (1940) and Roeg's "Don't Look Now" (1973).
7. American film and TV star and Gospel singer. Elly May Clampett in "The Beverly Hillbillies".

Answer: Donna Douglas

Donna Douglas played Elly May Clampett in all 274 episodes of "The Beverly Hillbillies" from 1962 to 1971. When her acting career finished, she made many performances and multiple recordings as a gospel singer and made motivational speeches.
8. American film and theatre star, singer and dancer. "Carmen Jones" (1954), "Porgy and Bess" (1959). Died at 42.

Answer: Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge, her sister Vivian, and their friend Etta Jones sang and danced together as "The Dandridge Sisters" for six years, including at the Cotton Club, until Dorothy went solo in 1940. She made many movies, often uncredited. For her performance as the star of Preminger's "Carmen Jones" she became the first African-American to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress (despite her singing voice being dubbed by Marilyn Horne).
9. American campaigner for mentally ill and prisoners. Superintendent of Union Army Nurses during the Civil War.

Answer: Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Dix (1802-1887) was an activist motivated by the appalling treatment and conditions she uncovered for prisoners and the mentally ill. Her campaigning led to the improvement of care for the mentally ill across the USA. During the Civil War, her nurses treated Union and Confederates alike.
10. English musician, solo and in Lemon Kittens. "Big Hollow Man", "Cathouse". "Wolfgirl" in "The Company of Wolves"(1984).

Answer: Danielle Dax

Danielle Dax started in the pop business with the Lemon Kittens in 1979, and went solo when the band stopped in 1982. Her albums included "Pop-Eyes" (1983) and the excellent "Inky Bloaters" (1985). Her career never really took off, despite some very loyal fans, and the title of her compilation retrospective tells it all: "Comatose Non Reaction: The Thwarted Pop Career of Danielle Dax".
Source: Author Upstart3

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