People with T Initials

From TA to TZ, name the famous person with each set of initials.
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Last updated: October 9, 2020
First submittedJanuary 25, 2012
Times taken38,755
Average score56.5%
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Initials
Clue
Person
TA
"Home Improvement" star and voice of Buzz Lightyear
Tim Allen
TB
British Prime Minister, 1997–2007
Tony Blair
TC
Prominent Scientologist who jumped on a couch
Tom Cruise
TD
Actor who played a guy named Tony on "Who's the Boss?" and "Taxi"
Tony Danza
TE
Invented the practical light bulb
Thomas Edison
TF
"Mean Girls" and "30 Rock" star
Tina Fey
TG
The only Monty Python member not born in the U.K.
Terry Gilliam
TH
"Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get"
Tom Hanks
TI
Lead guitarist of Black Sabbath
Tony Iommi
TJ
Purchased Louisiana
Thomas Jefferson
TK
Mathematician, manifesto writer, and mail bomber caught in 1996
Ted Kaczynski
TL
Former husband of Pamela Anderson
Tommy Lee
TM
"Utopia" author who became a Catholic saint after Henry VIII had him beheaded
Thomas More
TN
Sherpa who summited Everest in 1953
Tenzing Norgay
TO
Lead singer of Dawn who shares his name with a city in Florida
Tony Orlando
TP
Leader of a band called "The Heartbreakers"
Tom Petty
TR
Soft speaker and big stick carrier
Theodore Roosevelt
TS
West Coast rapper killed in 1996
Tupac Shakur
TT
"What's Love Got to Do With It?"
Tina Turner
TU
Comedienne on whose show "The Simpsons" first appeared
Tracey Ullman
TV
Economist who theorized that sales of luxury goods increase when prices go up
Thorstein Veblen
TW
Playwright who wrote "A Streetcar Named Desire"
Tennessee Williams
TY
Lead singer of Radiohead
Thom Yorke
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Level 76
Feb 10, 2014
Dammit...Norgay...not Nosegay
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Level 57
Mar 1, 2014
... not that there's anything wrong with that ....
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Level 74
Sep 9, 2017
I tried Norgei... nope. Norgai... nope. Norgey... nope. Norgay... yay!
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Level 87
May 30, 2014
Poor Norgay, bringing up the rear. Beaten even by Tom Green!
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Level 87
Oct 9, 2020
6 years later, doing far better! (And Terry Gilliam a much better choice than Tom Green)
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Level 55
Jun 23, 2014
I hate that book.
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2014
What book?
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Level 84
May 27, 2018
Novelization of Who's the Boss?
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Level 65
Oct 9, 2014
I was sure the British PM was Ted Bundy
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Level 76
Oct 14, 2014
Actually it was Anthony Blair (AB).
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Level 74
Jan 23, 2018
There's a few other Anthonys on there, as well as an Edward (Ted)
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Level 90
Oct 12, 2020
Both Roosevelt and Kaczynski are short for Theodore, not Edward.
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Level 71
Sep 12, 2018
Tracey Ullman <3
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Level 84
Jan 29, 2019
It's true, people are more likely to think something is valuable and worth buying if it costs more. One of Starbucks' chief innovations that led to their success was charging $3+ for something that everyone else was selling for 50 cents. People are schmucks.
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Level 70
Oct 26, 2021
I know you're being facetious, but Starbucks doesn't really fit the definition of that clue. At least, I don't think Starbucks is a status symbol based on its price... but then again, maybe Americans are more judgmental about their coffee.
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Level 84
Oct 28, 2021
I'm actually not being facetious at all... I watched a documentary about the origins of Starbucks and that's the one thing that really made their business take off: stupidly and arbitrarily inflating their prices. And people thought: well, if it costs so much, it must be for some reason, and paid it. They started rapidly gaining business and popularity, and a reputation for having high-quality premium coffee, only after the price hike. And they're far from the only brand to do something similar. Most designer fashion labels are basically charging you a 1,000 - 10,000% markup to put their name on your clothes. Sometimes they use higher quality materials in manufacturing, but not always, and not enough to justify the difference in price. You are paying for the the feeling you get when you spend a lot of money on something expensive, and the illusion that this creates in yours and others' minds that high price = quality or luxury, when often it only = status, or even nothing at all.
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Level 77
Oct 13, 2020
Tony Blair should not be here. Name is Anthony Blair so not T initial
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2021
In that case, Tina Turner's real name is Anna Mae Bullock
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Level 67
Oct 26, 2021
Also, he should be referred to as *hated war criminal* Anthony Blair. :)
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Level 82
Oct 15, 2020
A big shout out for TI (and his inclusion in the quiz)!!

Your talent and tenacity after that horrible accident you endured kickstarted one of the best things this world has: Heavy Metal!!!!!!

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Level 74
Oct 15, 2020
Teddy Roosevelt is great in Night at the Museum. He does speak softly but I didn't notice his big stick.
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Level 82
Oct 16, 2020
Maybe Sacagawea did...
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Level 55
Oct 20, 2020
Were is Tom Brady for TB
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Level 70
Nov 21, 2020
A little more leeway on the spelling of TK would be nice. That is NOT an easy name to spell.

Also, the TV question is probably too obscure, judging by the low % it has, and this is coming from someone with an Economics degree, albeit a few decades ago.

In the spirit of not just complaining, but offering a replacement, I had a quick Google, but it doesn’t look like there are any suitable alternatives. Bar people who are equally obscure. Possibly, TV should go the way of TZ!?

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Level 69
Oct 26, 2021
Seconded.
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Level 67
Oct 26, 2021
The tricky string of consonants in Kaczynski reminds me of the famous Onion headline: "Clinton Deploys Vowels to Bosnia; Cities of Sjlbvdnzv, Grzny to Be First Recipients".

But Veblen goods aren't completely unheard-of, no?

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Level 67
Dec 27, 2020
I think that is the first time I have ever got zero points on a JetPunk quiz! 😂 I am pretty bad with famous people, especially if they are mostly American. Of the 13 I didn't get, I hadn't even heard of six and for most of the others the clues meant nothing to me...

Oh well, I guess we all have our strengths and weaknesses!

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Level 64
Oct 26, 2021
Thank you for accepting "Unabomber" on that tricky last name question
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Level 50
Oct 26, 2021
tian qing for tq??
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Level 82
Oct 26, 2021
Who?
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Level 63
Oct 28, 2021
There was another Heartbreakers, a punk band led by Johnny Thunders.