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Quiz about They Died in February 2014
Quiz about They Died in February 2014

They Died in February 2014 Trivia Quiz


These questions are about people who died in February 2014.

A multiple-choice quiz by Robert907. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Robert907
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
366,096
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Austrian-Swiss actor Maximilian Schell died February 1, 2014. For which film did Schell win the Best Actor Oscar for playing a defense attorney? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. American actor, writer and director Harold Ramis died on February 24, 2014. Ramis was the original head writer for which 1970s television show? Hint: Melonville Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Former Second Lady of the United States Joan Mondale died on February 3, 2014. In which Oregon town nicknamed "The Emerald City" and "Track Town U.S.A." was Mondale born? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died February 2, 2014. Hoffman won the 2005 Best Actor Oscar for playing the title role in "Capote". In which 1992 film did Hoffman play the character George Willis,Jr.? Hint: A Hollywood legend won his long overdue Oscar in the film. Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Former Major League Baseball player Ralph Kiner died February 6, 2014. Kiner joined the broadcasting crew of which franchise in its inaugural 1962 season? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. American actress and diplomat Shirley Temple Black died February 10, 2014. Which actor co-starred with Temple in one of her last films "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. American game show host and disc jockey Jim Lange died February 25, 2014. What game show did Lange host from 1965 until 1980? Hint: The host and the winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers. Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Former National Hockey League player, coach and general manager Keith Allen died February 4, 2014. In 1967, Allen was named the first head coach of which NHL franchise? Hint: The team went on to win the 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup. Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. American comedian Sid Caesar died February 12, 2014. What was the name of the television show that Caesar starred in with Imogene Coca from 1950 until 1954? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. American tennis player Louise Brough died February 3, 2014. From 1942 to 1957, Brough won six Grand Slam singles tournaments. Which of the four Grand Slams did she not win as a singles player? Hint: It is the same tournament Pete Sampras was unable to win. Hint



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1. Austrian-Swiss actor Maximilian Schell died February 1, 2014. For which film did Schell win the Best Actor Oscar for playing a defense attorney?

Answer: Judgment at Nuremberg

"Judgment at Nuremberg" follows a 1948 American trial in Germany of four Nazi judges for war crimes. The film also featured Spencer Tracy, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland and William Shatner. A versatile actor, Schell also played Simon Bolivar, Peter the Great, Otto Frank, Albert Einstein and Vladimir Lenin at some point in his career.
2. American actor, writer and director Harold Ramis died on February 24, 2014. Ramis was the original head writer for which 1970s television show? Hint: Melonville

Answer: SCTV

From 1976-84, SCTV followed an independently owned television station in the fictional town of Melonville. A sketch comedy, the show helped launch the careers of John Candy, Martin Short, Dave Thomas, Rick Moranis, Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara. Ramis went on to co-write the movies "Caddyshack", "Animal House", "Meatballs", "Stripes", "Ghostbusters" and "Groundhog Day".

He also directed "National Lampoon's Vacation".
3. Former Second Lady of the United States Joan Mondale died on February 3, 2014. In which Oregon town nicknamed "The Emerald City" and "Track Town U.S.A." was Mondale born?

Answer: Eugene

Eugene is the second largest city in Oregon and home of the University of Oregon. The excellent track and field program at the university gave rise to the "Track Town U.S.A." nickname. Mondale, the wife of Jimmy Carter's 1977-81 Vice President Walter, was an artist and author whose support of the arts led to the title "Joan of Art".
4. American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died February 2, 2014. Hoffman won the 2005 Best Actor Oscar for playing the title role in "Capote". In which 1992 film did Hoffman play the character George Willis,Jr.? Hint: A Hollywood legend won his long overdue Oscar in the film.

Answer: Scent of a Woman

Al Pacino won the 1992 Oscar for his portrayal of a retired army officer being escorted by student Chris O'Donnell. Pacino winds up counseling O'Donnell in a school disciplinary hearing. Hoffman's Willis tries to save himself during the trial by identifying the culprits but putting the onus on O'Donnell to provide the necessary details for conviction. Hoffman went on to a successful movie and Broadway career.
5. Former Major League Baseball player Ralph Kiner died February 6, 2014. Kiner joined the broadcasting crew of which franchise in its inaugural 1962 season?

Answer: New York Mets

One of the most feared home run hitters of his time, he retired early after ten seasons due to injuries. Kiner joined the Mets in 1962 and continued broadcasting for 53 seasons. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1975.
6. American actress and diplomat Shirley Temple Black died February 10, 2014. Which actor co-starred with Temple in one of her last films "The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer"?

Answer: Cary Grant

A teenager (Temple) develops a crush on a much older man (Grant). While waiting for the crush to wear off, Grant falls for Temple's sister played by Myrna Loy. Sidney Sheldon, who would go on to write best selling novels, won the 1947 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film.
7. American game show host and disc jockey Jim Lange died February 25, 2014. What game show did Lange host from 1965 until 1980? Hint: The host and the winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.

Answer: The Dating Game

Created by Chuck Barris, most often a bachelorette would question three hidden bachelors and chose one to go on a date. Before becoming famous, Suzanne Somers, Lee Majors, Farrah Fawcett, Tom Selleck and Lindsay Wagner appeared on the show.
8. Former National Hockey League player, coach and general manager Keith Allen died February 4, 2014. In 1967, Allen was named the first head coach of which NHL franchise? Hint: The team went on to win the 1974 and 1975 Stanley Cup.

Answer: Philadelphia Flyers

Allen coached the team for only two seasons before moving up to become the team's General Manager. He help construct the famous "Broad Street Bullies" of the 1970s. He remained as the GM until 1983 and in 1992 was named to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
9. American comedian Sid Caesar died February 12, 2014. What was the name of the television show that Caesar starred in with Imogene Coca from 1950 until 1954?

Answer: Your Show of Shows

"Your Show of Shows" was a 90 minute variety show that also featured Carl Reiner. Caesar had a great eye for writing talent. Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon and Woody Allen all worked for Caesar on his various series and specials.
10. American tennis player Louise Brough died February 3, 2014. From 1942 to 1957, Brough won six Grand Slam singles tournaments. Which of the four Grand Slams did she not win as a singles player? Hint: It is the same tournament Pete Sampras was unable to win.

Answer: The French Open

Brough was also an accomplished doubles player winning 21 Grand Slam titles including three French Open titles. In addition she added eight Mixed Doubles titles. Sampras won 14 Grand Slam singles titles but never was able to win the French title with his best showing being the semi-final in 1996.
Source: Author Robert907

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