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1. This actor began working life as a waiter and a pool hall racker and later went on to become one of Hollywood's tough guys of the screen, but who won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1943 for his role in 'Yankee Doodle Dandy'?
2. This opera singer, born to Greek parents, was so highly regarded that Leonard Bernstein called her "The Bible of opera", but who was this soprano who became famous for singing Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti?
3. Born near Venice in 1922 to French parents, this designer began his career in Vichy as a tailor's assistant, but who was this icon of fashion who designed the masks for Jean Cocteau's 1946 film 'Beauty and the Beast'?
4. Born in Scotland, this man went on to become the second most wealthy historical figure according to the American publishing and media company Forbes. Who was the young telegrapher who went on to make his money as an industrialist and later became a philanthropist?
5. Who was the man that found the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen?
6. Who was the man who held aloft a piece of paper at Heston Aerodrome claiming that he had secured 'peace for our time'?
7. Who was known as the 'Georgia Peach' and was deemed as one very unlikeable guy?
8. Born Teodor Korzeniowski in the Ukraine, this writer went on to produce literature of the highest quality. Works such as 'Heart of Darkness' (1899) and the 'The Secret Agent' (1907) inspired some of the twentieth century's finest cinematic classics such as Hitchcock's 'Sabotage' and the Vietnam classic 'Apocalypse Now'. Who was this man that turned down an honorary British knighthood?
9. Acclaimed by American viewing polls to be "the most trusted man in America". this legendary broadcasting journalist in fact dropped out of college to become a reporter, but who was the anchorman for CBS Evening News for 19 years?
10. Born in Warsaw, Poland in 1867, this woman moved to Paris in 1891 and later became the first female professor at the University of Paris. However, it was her work in science that brought her fame and ultimately and arguably her death. The first person ever to win two Nobel prizes, this woman worked in the field of radioactivity and isolated polonium and radium in 1902. Who was this quite amazing woman who also found time to raise two daughters and change the face of science?
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