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1950s Celebrities by Picture #1

Can you identify these mostly-American celebrities from the 1950s?
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First submittedOctober 31, 2016
Times taken34,286
Average score50.0%
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Level 81
Nov 1, 2016
Wonderful quiz! Great job!
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Level 79
Nov 6, 2016
Zsa Zsa Gabor was an absolute stunner back in the day
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Level 44
Jan 20, 2017
Sophia Loren and Chuck Berry are the only ones still alive.
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Level 86
Nov 7, 2018
Not anymore. RIP Chuck.
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Level 71
Jan 20, 2017
A weird mob of celebrities. Imagine Dwight Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces in Europe WW2, President of USA for 8 years and now stuck in with a mob of actors and singers from showbiz except for a man who hits rubber balls about a field and the founder of Communism in China, who could easily link arms with Hitler and Stalin. Is this where the future lies?
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Level 43
Jan 20, 2017
The link is "1950s" that's all
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Level 63
Jan 20, 2017
And Mao is also part of your actor-singer-mob?
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Level 66
Jan 20, 2017
What, never heard of Mao Zedong and the Dongettes? A famous vaudeville act in their day.
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Level 67
Nov 28, 2018
"The Hokey Pokey" is a translation of "The Great Leap Forward," originally written to illustrate the principles of dialectical materialism. That is, in fact, what it's all about.
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Level 67
Oct 12, 2019
Very weird comment
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Level 79
Jul 13, 2022
What is this comment lol.
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Level 90
Jan 20, 2017
Other than a beauty mark that is further towards the ear, it's remarkable how much Zsa Zsa Gabor looked like Kim Novak.
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Level 60
Jan 20, 2017
Lawrence Welk is sort of creepily aggressive with that accordion.
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Level 77
Jul 25, 2022
He didn't need the accordion for that.
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Level 20
Jan 20, 2017
I mistaked Mao Zedong for Kim-Jong il
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Level 65
Jan 20, 2017
I never imagine Paul Newman to have been young, as I've only ever seen him on bottles of salad dressing :D
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Level 68
Jan 20, 2017
Hmm I watch too many reruns on TV
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2017
I'm not sure Eisenhower and Mao are really 'celebrities'. They're more than that surely.
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Level 55
Jan 22, 2017
I guessed one of the ones I didn't recognise might well be Lawrence Welk, whose name I only know through Richard Pryor. Unfortunately, I assumed it was spelt Whelk!
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Level 47
Jan 22, 2017
Did this quiz for fun! Could not guess any
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Level 63
Jan 24, 2017
More people got Mao than Eisenhower.
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Level 66
Jul 25, 2022
That's because Mao is far more significant internationally and historically.
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Level 67
Jul 25, 2022
Based on their tenures as leaders of their countries, maybe. But Eisenhower led the D-Day invasion and the defeat of the Nazis. European and perhaps even American history would be very different if the Nazis won the war.
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Level 64
Jul 26, 2022
He didn't lead either. The rest of the allies had been fighting the Nazis for over two years before the US could be bothered because their own country had come under attack from Japan
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Level 58
Feb 21, 2017
I didn't recognize Gregory Peck from that photo at all.
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Level 69
Jul 27, 2022
Same here. I always picture him with glasses.
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Level 87
Mar 20, 2017
Now only Loren is left.
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Level 67
Nov 28, 2018
And one of them did not even make it past 1955.
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Level 37
Nov 17, 2018
Cannot believe that I only got 50% for Grant. He is one of my favorites; there's no way that I even hesitated to write his name.
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Level 75
Nov 28, 2018
Easiest one of these for me, I zipped right through it. (It helped to be born in the 50s and only get one TV channel. It played movies late at night.)
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Level 62
Nov 28, 2018
Born in the late 70s and got them all (thank you Nick at Nite for Donna Reed!). Does her show come on in syndication any longer? It's sad how few people got her.
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Level 67
Oct 12, 2019
she looks like she could be related to Audrey Hepburn, like her older sister or very young mother. Both beautiful.
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Level 63
Jun 19, 2019
Didn't realize Mao Zedong was a celebrity
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Level 37
Dec 15, 2019
^ Strange, when I was in school we spelled it Mao tse tung.
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Level 78
Jun 26, 2019
Zedong alone should work.
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Level 76
Jul 25, 2022
Should they also accept just "James," "Frank," or "Paul"?
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Level 68
Nov 25, 2019
Forgot Chuck Berry, Gregory Peck and Zsa Zsa Gabor.
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Level 83
Aug 23, 2020
Sad to see Jackie Gleason so low. the Honeymooners was a wonderful show that still holds up today. I used to watch reruns in the 1980s and thought it was as good or better that some of the great TV comedies of the 1980s .
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Level 70
Jul 27, 2022
Chuck Berry is featured on Voyager's Golden Record aka "The Sounds of Earth" which is, at present, about ~14.5 billions miles from earth. Pretty cool.