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Name that Historical Figure #6

Can you name the historical figures pictured below?
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First submittedJuly 7, 2018
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1929–1994
1937–2006
1912–1994
1907–2003
1945–1981
742–814
1926–2016
1926–2017
1894–1971
1888–1935
1915–1998
1929–1945
1936–1959
1887–1975
1483–1546
1906–1975
1867–1912 / 1871–1948
1892–1975
1913–1980
1881–1973
41 Comments
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Level 70
Jul 8, 2018
Josephine Baker ??????? looks more hysterical than historical.
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Level 73
Jul 9, 2018
Josephine Baker was an incredible woman. She was a spy for the french resistance in WWII, a figure of the American civil right movement on top of being a sex symbol. She earned several honors for her work, using her fame and sex appeal to slip into and out of nations in active war, passing on invaluable espionage messages. She adopted children from all over the world in a bid to fight racism. She was proud and openly bisexual. She was the only woman to speak at the 1963 March on Washington.

She's actually a personal hero of mine. Maybe do like a little research before making comments belittling her importance?

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Level 72
Jul 11, 2018
Amen to that! She was an amazing woman and trail blazer. Now would be the time to make a movie about her life. I think it would be a perfect role for Taraji P. Henson. She has the talent, looks, and attitude to pull it off.
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Level 72
Jul 18, 2018
Not sticking up for @Malbaby, he can defend himself, but I was going to ask who Josephine Baker was as well. I had never heard of her. I suspect @Malbaby was in a similar boat to me.

Thanks for saving me a trip to Google, she sounds like an impressive lady.

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Level 60
Jun 12, 2019
i'd give the role to Janelle Monae, not Taraji. and i can't understand how someone could ever question the relevance of Josephine Baker's presence in a list of historical figures
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Level 74
Jul 29, 2019
I have to fall into the grasp of those who knew of her but didn't know what she looked like. Looks like she can do the Charleston better than me too.
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Level 82
Jul 29, 2019
Malbaby's comment was pretty dumb, but, in fairness, that is also a fairly silly-looking picture.
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Level 75
Jul 30, 2019
Put me with the 84% who missed it. I never heard of her. I was trying dancers and actresses from the Roarin' Twenties - but my admission of ignorance in no way is meant to discount her importance.
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Level 83
Aug 17, 2020
Well said onegonecat. you've said all I was going to say. and I'm reply to some of the other comments that goofy thing was a part of some of her dance acts.
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Level 86
Jul 23, 2021
I have never understood why people like to claim that cultural figures "aren't historical" as though history were nothing but politics and military matters.
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Level 47
Sep 10, 2021
Sounds awful.
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Level 37
Mar 24, 2022
@jonty84 Which part? The anti-Nazi part or the pro-civil rights part???
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Level 85
Jul 29, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Days_of_the_Century
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Level 65
Oct 23, 2022
Great question, triggered helpful comments.

The mad dance is the Charleston, and Ms. Baker was a world renowned entertainer when it hit.

Look on YouTube for people and groups, mainly in England, performing this and other 20th century dance crazes en masse!

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Level 53
May 16, 2024
I am the most big fan of 1920s music ever so everyone should know this.
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Level 59
Jun 19, 2019
Part 7 (but made by me and not the Quizmaster):

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/264766/name-that-historical-figure-7

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Level 65
Jul 29, 2019
Is it strange that I thought Castro was Shia Lebouf?
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Level 78
Jul 29, 2019
No, there's definitely a resemblance there.
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Level 68
Jun 13, 2021
Every time I see T.E. Lawrence I think of Lawrence of Arabia as a joke because I forget that it actually is based on history, I haven't watched it yet
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Level 76
Jul 25, 2021
It looks like there is only one Wright brother there (that's Wilbur alongside the plane), but Orville is actually there too, lying flat at the controls.
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Level 82
Jul 26, 2021
Did worse on this one by a considerable margin than any of the others. I am only now realising that this is the first time I've ever actually seen a photo of Picasso.
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Level 80
Jul 27, 2021
The Lawrence photo made me think of Brian's mother.
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Level 80
Aug 11, 2021
Mandy Cohen?
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Level 58
Oct 6, 2021
That is exactly what I was thinking
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Level 59
Jul 2, 2024
Now that you say it... "We were led by a star!" - "Led by a bottle for all I know! Go on out!"
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Level 40
Jan 1, 2022
Please update Jackie to include her birth/maiden name, Bouvier, as a correct answer.
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Level 86
Mar 24, 2022
I always try Bouvier first for her, just as a matter of principle.
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Level 61
Mar 24, 2022
A very American oriented quiz.
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Level 86
Mar 24, 2022
We've seen much worse.
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Level 57
Mar 24, 2022
As well it should be.
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Level 70
Mar 24, 2022
The solution to this seriously tired comment is within reach. At the very top of the page is a button that says "Create". If you think there's a problem with underrepresentation, then, by all means, please have a go at authoring the type of quiz you'd like to see more of.
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Level 83
Sep 12, 2022
The problem is that the quizzes which end up featured are still by the big quizmakers, the majority of whom, including QM, are American. And quizzes that aren't featured don't end up being seen by too many people.
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Level 67
Jul 2, 2024
The problem is that you seem to think JetPunk is some authority like the Encyclopedia Britannica that needs to be exhaustive. This should not be the main source by which people get their history. It's a diversion. And, for whatever it's worth, I have used this site for many years and have learned a ton about world history and a ton about people and places outside the United States. This site is still a huge net positive for expanding the horizons of the Americans who use it.
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Level 83
Jul 2, 2024
it's more the fact that its ideas of "world" geography and history are incredibly American-centric
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Level 65
Oct 23, 2022
Anne Frank is everyone's child.
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Level 64
Jul 19, 2022
Goes to show where my interests are - I got Chiang Kai-shek and Haile Selassie, but had no clue who Jacqueline Kennedy was.
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Level 83
Aug 31, 2022
Some of these guys really like their epaulets
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Level 65
Oct 23, 2022
Christopher Lee!

Nice painting.

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Level 67
Jun 30, 2024
Kai-Shek does not work only Chiang
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Level 55
Jun 30, 2024
Chiang is the family name, or what we in the West would call the "last name." (The Chinese convention is to write the family name first.) So accepting "Chiang" but not "Kai-shek" follows Jetpunk tradition.
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Level 59
Jul 2, 2024
I guess I'll never manage to spell "Khrushchev"...