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1970s Celebrities by Picture #2

Can you identify these mostly-American celebrities from the 1970s?
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Last updated: June 22, 2022
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First submittedNovember 8, 2016
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Level 85
Nov 8, 2016
What is "The guy who pretended to be Paul after Paul died", Alex?
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Level 91
Nov 10, 2016
Who is Billy Shears?
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Level 89
Jan 20, 2020
Who is Charles Hawtrey of Deaf Aids fame?
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Level 88
Dec 28, 2016
Ugh...I did better on the 60's version.
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Level 78
May 6, 2017
Too celebrity-centric.
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Level 82
Nov 7, 2018
I knew as soon as I clicked give up and saw Rod Stewart's name I was going to go "ooooohhhhh!!!" ... and that's what I did.
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Level 70
Nov 7, 2018
Only 46% got Rodney? He still doesn't get any respect!
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Level 87
Jun 24, 2022
I kept wondering why "Henny Youngman" wasn't working.
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Level 72
Jul 8, 2022
No, it was Don Rickles you were thinking of.
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Level 58
Sep 5, 2022
I knew exactly who he was, could have named a dozen songs he made, but I couldn't hit on his name :(
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Level 86
Sep 6, 2022
I didn't know he was known for ANY songs, much less dozens!
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Level 59
Nov 9, 2018
Rod Stewart sure looks like Steve Perry. I guess it was the wrong decade.
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Level 35
Nov 12, 2018
I thought it was Ron Wood. Kept trying to spell it differently--but not a lot of choice there. Then, I tried Rod Stewart...
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2022
No. Steve Perry of Journey was famous at the end of the 70s, too. Perry joined Journey as their lead singer at the end of '77. He was the lead singer on the "Infinity" (Jan '78) and "Evolution" (Mar '79) albums and would certainly been considered a celebrity by the close of the decade.
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Level 70
Apr 24, 2021
Rodney Dangerfield was easy money on this quiz.
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Level 66
Jun 24, 2022
No, he was one of the hardest. I took a punt that it might be him. Nor did I recognise Carson. They were not well known outside the US in the 70s, although Dangerfield did achieve international fame later.
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Level 73
Jul 25, 2021
Carson looks like George W Bush
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Level 72
Aug 9, 2022
I actually even tried that despite knowing that it must be wrong. No idea what Johnny Carson looked like. And no idea who Bob Newhart is
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Level 58
Sep 5, 2022
Same here, I didn't really believe it, but I tried it anyways since they look somewhat similar.

Not the only similarity in this quiz...

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Level 67
Aug 18, 2021
Here's Johnny
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Level 93
Jun 23, 2022
Maybe Nixon’s VP who became President could be replaced by the other president of the 1970s so that quizzers don’t get two answers right with one guess.
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Level 84
Jun 23, 2022
Only 39% know Newhart? That man is a treasure.
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Level 72
Jul 6, 2022
I thought more these days would know him from his recurring role on "The Big Bang Theory."
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Level 87
Jun 24, 2022
Why doesn't "Dwight" work for Elton John? That's his ACTUAL last name.
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Level 79
Jul 2, 2022
People have to stop making ridiculous comments like this, I swear. If you know Elton John's birth name, then how would you not figure out the answer? You recognize his picture and say "That's Reginald Dwight. Oh, no THAT'S not working, what do I do now?!!" lol Do you get how dumb that sounds?

His known, famous name is Elton John. The character in that picture IS ELTON JOHN.

Be honest with yourself. What do you get out of nitpicking like this on Jetpunk? If you think it makes you sound smart, boy are you mistaken!

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Level 72
Jul 6, 2022
Was just being funny, I'm guessing.
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Level 72
Sep 5, 2022
Agreed--and that's not a crime, even if the joke misfires. On a related topic, that photo of Stevland Morris must predate the 70s, before cornrows and all that.
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Level 67
Sep 11, 2022
That is NOT his ACTUAL name!!! It is his birth name. He legally changed his name in Jan '72. While his first hit single, "Your Song" was released in '70, it was released on his eponymous "Elton John" album as he was already using that name. I, therefore, submit that Reginald Dwight was never a celebrity in the 1970s... or any succeeding decade. Elton John was... and is.
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Level 76
Nov 26, 2023
I agree - I was furious (furious, I tell you) that it wouldn't accept Leslie King for Gerald Ford. So angry that I went outside and told everybody, "Gerald Ford's ACTUAL name was Leslie Lynch King!" And nobody cared.
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Level 75
Jun 27, 2022
Genuinely thought Mark hamill was malcolm mcdowell
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Level 77
Sep 5, 2022
Dangerfield, Hamill, Carson, Alda, Newheart? Never heard :D (and I'm almost 60 but not American).
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Level 58
Sep 5, 2022
I agree with all but Hamill. How can you even know Harrison Ford but not Mark Hamill?
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Level 89
Sep 5, 2022
Hamill's not very well known outside of Star Wars and voice acting. Ford's been one of the highest grossing movie stars for quite some time.
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Level 75
Oct 13, 2022
Indiana Jones
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Level 58
Sep 5, 2022
I was sure to see Pierre Richard and didn't understand how I may have misspelled the name. It actually was Gene Wilder, but they looked very much alike.
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Level 51
Sep 11, 2022
Easy, got them all in 30 seconds.
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Level 37
Sep 13, 2022
Streep, Dangerfield,Marley and were more popular in the 80s. Bob Marley 's music took off after he died in the early 80s.
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Level 78
Jan 9, 2024
But they were all celebrities in the 1970s. It doesn't matter when they were most famous.
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Level 70
Oct 9, 2022
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'".

- Bob Newhart.

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Level 42
Apr 10, 2024
Couldn't think of Johnny Carson's name, but I recognized him. Didn't recognize Bob Newhart at all