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King of the Road
Three point shot
In the Mood
Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
Answer: In the Mood
If it is classic big band music that makes you want to dance, then Glenn Miller is your man. I was in high school the first time I heard "In the Mood" and told my friend Stan what a great number it was. Stan was a few years older and after graduation made a living playing in local bands. He said "What planet are you from? 'In the Mood' is a classic. Any decent band has it in its repertoire." When you add "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last", "(I've Got a Gal In) Kalamazoo", "American Patrol", "Tuxedo Junction", "Elmer's Tune", and "Little Brown Jug" you hear the music of this musical genius.
The world lost him during World War Two when his plane was lost on the way to a musical event.
Answer: Marilyn Monroe
Arthur Miller did a great deal more than marry Marilyn Monroe. Miller was a Pulitzer Prize winner in 1949 for his play "Death of a Salesman". He got embroiled in the 'red scare' era when his affiliations with Communists were exploited. Monroe wrote of that time "I am so concerned about protecting Arthur. I love him - and he is the only person - human being I have ever known that I could love not only as a man to which I am attracted to practically out of my senses - but he is the only person - as another human being that I trust as much as myself."
Miller and Monroe were most happy when they were away from Hollywood. Marilyn became more domestic and accepted Judaism although her films were banned in the Middle East. She delighted in caring for his sons 9 and 14. But the pressure of Hollywood had Marilyn trapped in a drug circle, drugs to help her sleep, drugs to keep her awake.
Miller wrote the screenplay for "The Misfits" as an attempt to salvage their marriage. However, they divorced in 1961 and Marilyn died nineteen month later.
Her co-star, Clark Gable died in November 1960 before the film was released. Her other co-star, the much troubled Montgomery Clift, died in 1966 of a combination of ailments.
Answer: Three point shot
Reginald Wayne Miller did not invent the three point basketball shot but he perfected it. He played his entire 18-year career with the Indiana Pacers. Miller was known for his precision three-point shooting, especially in pressure situations. When he retired, he held the record for most career 3-point field goals made.
Bode Miller was an outstand American Alpine skier . During his career he was ranked as number one in the world in the Giant Slalom (2004), the Super G (2005, 2007), the Combined (2003, 2004,2008), and the Best Overall (2005, 2008). At the Olympics he won medals six times. In 2014 he won the bronze medal in the Super G.
To call Dennis Miller a 'comedian' is really inadequate as his core is political satire and comment mixed with literary, social, and historical reference. Even the most literate in his audience may struggle for clarity. His break-through was as the newscaster on "Saturday Night Live", and then his award winning series on Home Box Office. Since then he has continued in various milieu such as films, football commutator, talk show host, special appearances and podcasts.
Ann Miller (nee Johnnie Lucille Collier) appeared in more than forty Hollywood films, sometimes as an uncredited dancer or as background window dressing but always being able to display her grace, strength, and agility in her dance routines. Often she was the grace that saved a routine copycat musical films.
She had few starring roles and was often the lead female's best friend. She was known especially for her distinctive appearance, glamour, black bouffant hair, crimson lipstick, and that costumes that emphasized her lithe figure and long dancer's legs.
Henry Miller was an American writer known for breaking with existing literary forms and developing a semi-autobiographical novel that "blended character study, social criticism, philosophical reflection, stream of consciousness, explicit language, sex, surrealist free association, and mysticism".
His popular works were "Tropic of Cancer" (1934), "Black Spring", (1936) and "Tropic of Capricorn", (1939) all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. He also wrote travel memoirs and literary criticism.
In an era when conservative talk show dominate radio airwaves, it is refreshing to have a liberal alternative. Her father was William Miller who was the vice-presidential candidate with conservative icon Barry Goldwater in the 1964 election. Stephanie's opinions are delivered with a sense of humor and she has been candid about her sexual orientation.
"Sing Along With Mitch" was a popular television show from 1961-1964. It was based on the old movie short of 'following the bouncing ball' and sing the lyrics. In of the hidden features of the program were celebrities who would be in the singing chorus such as Johnny Carson, Jerry Lewis, George Burns, Shirley Temple and Milton Berle.
A talent that Mitch Miller had that few people knew is that he was an outstanding classical oboist before his career veered to music production.
Answer: King of the Road
Roger Miller was a song writer, singer, actor, and television host. During his career he won 14 Grammy Awards. His unique husky voice and his original lyrics made him a favorite. In the mid-1960s was his most productive period with "Dang Me", ""Chug-a-lug", "England Swings", "You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd" and, of course:
"Trailer for sale or rent, rooms to let, fifty cents.
No phone, no pool, no pets, I ain't got no cigarettes
Ah, but, two hours of pushin' broom
Buys an eight by twelve four-bit room
I'm a man of means by no means, king of the road.
Third boxcar, midnight train, destination, Bangor, Maine.
Old worn out clothes and shoes,
I don't pay no union dues,
I smoke old stogies I have found short, but not too big around
I'm a man of means by no means, king of the road."