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1. Barbara Boxer was born in N.Y. on November 11, 1940. In 1962 she graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in Economics. Before becoming a Democratic senator from CA, she held a job as a stockbroker, and is also a published novelist. When she ran for the senate in the 1992 elections, what was her campaign slogan?
2. Bill Bradley is a true renaissance man. He was born July 28, 1943 in Crystal City, MO. He has been a Rhodes Scholar, a college and professional basketball star, a three term Democratic senator from New Jersey (1979-1997), a one-time presidential office-seeker, and a prolific author. From which university did he graduate?
3. Betty Buckley, born July 13, 1947, is a multi-talented actress, singer and song-writer. After graduating from Texas Christian University, she headed for the bright bulbs of Broadway. In 1969 she made her debut on the Great White Way in the musical "1776". She will always be best remembered for her role in "Cats", which ran for 18 years. She also will be associated with the role of "Abby Bradford" on a popular TV family comedy from the '80s. Can you name that show?
4. Ben Bova was a six-time winner of the Science Fiction Writers of America's (SFWA) Hugo Award for for editing. He won those while at a Sci-Fi magazine called "Analog". This spooky, scary scrivener has written over 100 works of fiction and non-fiction. In 2006 he won the SFWA's John W. Campbell Award for a fictional creation.
Which outstanding, out-of-this-world work was the novel he won it for?
5. One of the most popular "sex-kittens" of the 1950s-1960s was the beautiful French actress-singer-model and author Brigitte Bardot. Born in Paris in 1934, she first aspired to become a ballet dancer. She is most famous for the film "And God Created Woman" (1956). Before she became an actress, she worked as a model. She was first discovered when she graced the cover of a popular magazine at the age of 15. Can you pick the proper publication?
6. Two-time Academy Award winning composer, pianist and music conductor Burt Bacharach is one of the giants of America's music culture. For decades, starting in 1957, he and lyricist Hal David teamed up to write songs for many of the world of entertainment's top singers. The main beneficiary of Bacharach's compositions was Dionne Warwick. He wrote the music for over a dozen songs for her. Which of the following is NOT one of them?
7. Barbi Benton was a model who was best known for her time spent with Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy Enterprises. But she was more than just "eye candy", as she was also a singer and an actress. She was a regular on "Hee-Haw" appearing in over 50 episodes of the show which ran from 1972-1983.
Which of the following statements about the beautiful Barbi Benton is bogus?
8. Beau Bridges is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges and the older brother of thespian Jeff. He has made over 50 Hollywood movies, including "Norma Rae" (1979) with Sally Field, and "The Hotel New Hampshire" (1984), which co-starred Jodie Foster. In 1989 he was teamed up with his brother Jeff as they played a pair of musicians with Michelle Pfeiffer as the sultry, sizzling songstress who joins their act in what is probably his best remembered performance.
Can you recall the name of that flick? (Careful.)
9. Barbara Pierce Bush has the distinction of being the wife of a U.S. President, the mother of another U.S. President, and the mother of a U.S. governor.
She was born in Flushing, N.Y June 8th, 1925, and at age 19 she married George Herbert Walker Bush, on January 6, 1945. Her hubby would later become known as "41", when he became the 41st President of the United States. She is also a distant cousin of the 14th U.S. Commander-In-Chief. Can you pick the proper president?
10. Upon his retirement following the 2007 season, Barry Bonds had established many records and recorded some amazing statistics. While many claim some are tainted because of alleged steroid useage, they are still quite remarkable.
He played 21 years in the National League, first with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1986-1992) and then with the San Francisco Giants (1993-2007).
When he hit 73 home runs (HR) in 2001, whose single season HR record did he break?
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