Alliteratives - Real people, fictional and cartoon characters.
Greatest percentage are real people living or dead or wherever they may be. A handful of fictionals. Some animated characters and inanimate objects, institutions. Comments welcome if they are not too critical in a negative way. Enjoy! Time is now one hour. A user advised me that four minutes to answer 215 questions was as about as humanly possible as drinking a cup of cyanide and then being able to sing 'Danny Boy' in Latin. What a loser! But I caved in. I am a man.
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'Catch 22' character. Seemingly innocuous at first, he turns out to be one of the most evil in the book when he mindlessly defenestrates a working girl thus killing her.
Wife of 2nd US president. Mother of 6th US president.
Capital of Ethiopia.
US actor. Films 'The Seduction of Joe Tynan'. 'To Kill a Clown'. 'Same Time Next Year'.
US tennis player. Australian Open 1995, 2000, 2001, 2003. French Open 1999. Wimbledon 1992.
"My name is _____ and I am a _________ ."
Fifth largest city in Michigan. Home of the University of Michigan.
UK actor. TV 'Brideshead Revisited'. 'The Scarlet Pimpernel'. 'Danger UXB'.
Films 'Operation Daybreak'. 'The King's Speech'.
UK singer. Birth name - Stuart Goddard. Stage name an insect.
"Up and at 'em, **** ***!"
US actor. 'Last of the Red Hot Lovers'. 'Catch 22'. 'Freebie and the Bean'.
US tennis player. Only black male to win Wimbledon. Died of AIDS.
UK car club founded in 1905. Still going.
US actress/model. 'The Spy Who Loved Me'. 'Force Ten From Navarone'.
US composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist and singer. He was married to Angie Dickinson and Carole Bayer Sager (not at the same time but). Considered influential in his chosen career.
Fictional character in a movie featuring a portrayal of real-life gangster 'Dutch' Schultz.
French model/actress. 'And God Created Woman'.
Fictional character. "Now go and get your ******* shine box."
German tennis player. Australian Open 1991, 1996. Wimbledon 1987, 1989, 1991. US Open 1989.
Confederate general mortally wounded at the First Battle of Manassas,1861. He died the following day. His shout to his men "There's Jackson standing like a stonewall!" gave General Thomas Jackson his nickname.
This TV show was much acclaimed by viewers and critics alike. The central character is an alliterative in this quiz.
Irish writer. Plays/books 'The Quare Fellow'. 'The Hostage'. 'Borstal Boy'. 'Confessions of an Irish Rebel'.
Fictional character in a gangster movie. "Look into your heart!"
Fictional 'Wild West' showman with a travelling act.
US TV actor. Had an alien 'uncle' in the 'sixties. Later turned green when he was pissed off about something. Went through a lot of shirts.
Cantankerous, alcoholic, Irish, book seller played by Dylan Moran.
US baseball player. Pittsburgh Pirates. San Francisco Giants.
Cartoon flapper of the 'Jazz Age'. First appeared in 1934.
Swedish tennis player. Five times Wimbledon champion. Winner of more than ten grand slams.
Confederate general. Commanded the Army of Mississippi (later renamed the Army of Tennessee) from June 1862 until December 1863. Commanded a corps at Shiloh.
Son of Lloyd. Brother of Jeff.
Australian actor. Films 'The Thorn Birds'. 'Breaker Morant'. 'FX'. 'Cocktail'.
Clothes horse during 'Regency England' (1811-1820). His fashion sense was widely imitated by men the world over. Friend of future king George IV until they fell out. Died shabbily dressed and insane in Cohen, France.
Aboriginal Australian sportsman/activist .
Wife of 41st US president. Mother of 43rd US president.
Professor friend of Tintin and Captain Haddock. He takes them to the moon.
World War II Australian fighter pilot. Australia's top fighter ace ever. 28.5 enemy aircraft shot down including an 'ace in a day.' Flew over 300 operational sorties.
US jazz singer. Cotton Club. "Hi-de-ho."
Fictional Hawaiian detective. A vast contrast to Fu Manchu.
New York City entertainment venue. Prohibition. Jim Crow. Jazz. Blues.
Darling of perfume and fashion. Born in Saumur, France 1883. Died in Paris, France 1971. Accusations of collaborating with occupying Nazi forces in France during WWII are not as nice a scent as her No. 5.
English born US actor. Scruffy vagabond whose style of moustache was more famous/infamous when worn by an Austrian born German.
Prussian general and military theorist. Wrote 'On War'. You have forgotten the 'von' bit like I did, haven't you? Good lad/lass. We can be friends.
Former name of 'The Greatest'.
24-year-old Girondin sympathiser who stuck a knife in a Jacobin leader while he was taking a medicinal bath for a skin disease he picked up in the Paris sewers when using them to flee from his enemies. The poor, wee lass had to face one of those horrifying machines with a huge Gillette blade on it, four days later.
Saxophonist. E Street Band.
US baseball player/actor. Brooklyn Dodgers. Pittsburgh Pirates. TV 'The Rifleman'. 'Roots'. Films 'The Big Country'. 'Soylent Green'.
30th president of the US.
UK cricketer. 7,624 runs in Test cricket. 42,719 runs in First Class cricket.
US singer. Songs 'Sailing'. 'Arthur's Theme'.
Cartoon character. 'Whacky Races'. Has a sniggering dog.
"Que, Sera Sera."
UK writer. Shipwreck. Cannibals. Loyal native companion.
US actress. TV 'China Beach'. 'Desperate Houewives.' Films 'Tombstone.' 'This Beautiful Life.'
RCMP. It is DD-R actually and I will scrub this entry if I get at least three objections from my viewers.
English actress. Films 'Oliver Twist'. 'Lady Godiva Rides Again'. 'Doctor at Sea'.
US actor. Unexplained mysteries. Marley smoker. The truth is wherever you can nail it down.
Speech impediment. White ring around his neck. Quacks.
Eyelashes. Hair bow. Heeled shoes. Quacks.
Wears a sailor uniform. Quacks.
Premier of South Australia. His casual attire whilst conducting state business annoyed a lot of people. Fair enough. Not much to do in Crow-Eater-Land except bitch and develop skin cancer.
Fictional character in the film adaptation of 'The Searchers' by Alan LeMay. Quite ruthless Texan prairie man. 'Amos' in the book.
'Popeye' Doyle was based on this real-life New York detective.
Son of Martin. Brother of a warlock with tiger blood.
US actress. Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Jessica Lange portrays her in a 1982 film.
US model/actress. TV 'Charlie's Angels'. Films 'Extremities'. 'The Burning Bed'.
UK actor. Films 'The Informers'. 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner'. Plays the cursing, bad-tempered native village Catholic priest in 'The Wild Geese'.
Alright. Dino... Bamm-Bamm... Barney... Wilma... Betty... The Great Gazoo... Pearl Slaghoople... Mister Slate... Creepella Gruesome... Fred Flintstone... Hanna- Barbera Productions.
Australian ophthalmologist and missionary priest. Notable for his contributions to medicine, Aboriginal welfare and religion.
US actor. Played 'Chef' in 'Apocalypse Now'. Other films 'When the Legends Die'. 'The Conversation'. 'The Missouri Breaks'. 'The Rose'. 'Falling Down'.
UK writer. Books 'The Dogs of War'. 'The Odessa File'. The Day of the Jackal'.
Smiling dictator of Spain from 1939 to 1975. France handed over to him 40,000
republicans at the end of the Spanish Civil War. Firing squads all over the place.
German general. Turned a blind eye to the activities of the July Plot conspirators who tried to assassinate Hitler. When the coup d'etat failed, he quickly had the leaders executed to silence them. It did not save him.
Italian astronomer. Often accredited with Copernicus' discoveries and vice versa. Doesn't matter. At least things are discovered. I, personally, think it is important to know that Neptune has six moons and that Pluto has been an imposter for centuries.
Swedish/US actress. Born Stockholm, Sweden. She wanted to be left alone.
One of a trio of UK comedians. TV show 'The Goodies'.
UK/US actress. Films 'Goodbye, Mr. Chips'. 'Blossoms in the Dust'. 'Mrs. Miniver'. 'Madame Curie'. 'Mrs. Parkington'. 'The Valley of Decision'. 'Little Women'.
US singer. Seriously needs a locksmith that knows what he/she is doing. She will persevere though.
Fictional character. Greedy corporate raider.
US pianist/composer. Compositions 'Rhapsody in Blue'. 'An American in Paris'. 'Porgy and Bess'.
World War II UK wing commander. VC. Led the 'dam busters' raid, 1943. KIA 1944.
Executed in Utah for two murders, 1977. Requested and was granted being taken out by firing squad. The Nike company's logo was inspired by his last words (according to their advertising chief executive).
Australian cricketer. All rounder. His name pronounced identically to the above but the surnames are spelt differently.
UK singer. Birth name Paul Gadd. Sex offender. Gaoled for 16 years. Happily, he is still there.
UK cricketer. Captained Essex and England. 67,057 runs in first class and limited over cricket combined. One of 25 players to have scored over 100 first class centuries.
UK novelist. Books 'Brighton Rock'. 'Our Man in Havana'. 'The Third Man'.
West Indies cricketer. Born Barbados. Opening batsman. 7,558 runs in Test cricket. 37,354 runs in First Class cricket.
Australian 'writer'. Scribbled something that got published somehow. A serial pest of US and UK celebrities. Slept with anyone. Even Norman Mailer nailed her. She was naked and he was 'dead'.
US actor. TV 'L.A. Law'. 'Favourite Son'. Films 'Clash of the Titans'. 'Strange Wilderness'.
US film director. Films 'Bringing Up Baby'. 'His Girl Friday'. 'The Big Sleep'. 'Red River'. 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'.
Men's magazine creator and publisher.
German born Swiss poet/writer. Books 'Demian'. 'Steppenwolf'. 'The Glass Bead Game'.
Reichsfuhrer SS. One of the most feared men in Europe before and during WWII. The man himself was scared of his own shadow.
Adolf Hitler's official photographer. He introduced his assistant, Eva Braun, to Hitler.
US actor. Films 'Magnum Force'. 'All the President's Men'. 'Wall Street'. 'The Firm'. 'The Star Chamber'.
17th prime minister of Australia. Drowned in office.
31st president of the US.
Actress/Hollywood gossip columnist. Strongly supported the Hollywood blacklist. Named names... even one poor soul she saw sipping a pink gin. Louella Parsons was her arch-rival.
Fictional Royal Navy officer. Napoleonic Wars. First book 'The Happy Return'. The last book 'The Last Encounter'.
Hungarian born US escape artist.
Explorer. 'Halve Maen'. 'Discovery'. Mutiny.
Lyndon Johnson's vice president. Supported the Vietnam War. Lost to Richard Nixon when he ran for president.
US actress. TV sitcom 'Mad About You'. Films 'Twister'. 'As Good as It Gets'.
US actress. Films 'Raising Arizona'. 'The Piano'. 'The Firm'. 'Crash'.
Australian writer. Books 'Lasseter's Last Ride'. 'Flynn of the Inland'. 'The Cattle King'. The last book is about Australian cattleman and pastoralist Sir Sidney Kidman. Nicole Kidman is related to him.
Australian lawyer/politician/judge. 9th governor-general of Australia.
Sister of a singer who wore only one glove and was constantly groping his crotch while performing.
A cross between a Confederate guerilla and later outlaw who rode with William Quantrill and 'Bloody' Bill Anderson (first name) and a Confederate general who was wounded by friendly fire shortly after achieving his greatest victory. The general died eight days later when pneumonia set in (last name).
UK singer/songwriter. "Kill all the blacks... kill all the reds... and if there's war between the sexes then there'll be no people left."
Shot in the back whilst straightening a picture on the wall in his own home.
US singer. Birth name - Joan Larkin. She was overly fond of a musical genre that in the 1920s was a metaphor for dancing or sex.
US boxer. 'Galveston Giant.' The first African-American world heavy weight boxing champion.
US writer. Books 'From Here To Eternity'. 'The Thin, Red Line'.
US model/actress. Films 'The Song of Bernadette' (Won Best Actress Academy Award). 'Duel in the Sun'. 'Madame Bovary'.
Guyana. Cyanide. 909 dead including 304 children.
Fictional character. First name - a planet. Last name - it is not unusual.
US singer. Overdose victim. Sung about a girl who dies in the arms of her boyfriend who is in possession of a soiled, red bandana .
Irish writer. Dublin. Leopold Bloom. Molly Bloom. Stephen Dedalus. Finnegan.
Reality television. Who cares? I was in two minds about whether to include it here and I have. I expect 'thumbs up' and/or 'hate mail' in 'Comments'. First of either is the decider whether it goes or stays. Kan ye dig it?
A grandson of the most famous Mongol of all time.
Character in Alex Haley's 'Roots: The Saga of an American Family'. His name before he was enslaved.
US actor. Films 'Silverado'. 'January Man'. 'Dave'.
'Miracle on 34th Street'. Santa Claus. Christkind.
US singer/songwriter/actor. Songs - 'The Pilgrim, Chapter 33'. 'Rescue Mission'. Films - 'Cisco Pike'. 'Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore'.
A super hero's second consideration when he is not saving the world.
UK socialite/actress. Born in one of the Channel Islands. Roy Bean was obsessed with her.
US TV actor. There is only one character he will ever be remembered for. A real pain in the neck. Extramarital affair with a nurse during an American 'police action'.
An attractive actress. Then Rachel McAdams was mean to her. She found solace in alcohol and driving fast in 'tow-away' zones.
More pictures of her in Orange County lockup than pictures of her kissing Tom Pitt under a chestnut tree in Marseilles.
Fictional character. Nemesis of a super hero.
US actor. Films 'Kill Me Again'. 'Thelma and Louise'. 'Reservoir Dogs'.
Bit of a mystery. Follower of ***** ******. Witnessed his fall and subsequent rise.
"In Dublin's fair city, Where the girls are so pretty..."
US film director. 'The Last of the Mohicans'. 'Heat'. 'Ali'.
US singer. Birth name - Brian Warner. Weird looking.
US baseball player. Entire career was with the New York Yankees. Considered by many the greatest switch hitter in baseball history.
Mime artist. Has the only speaking part in 'Silent Movie'.
US actress/director. Films 'Cinderella Liberty'. 'The Goodbye Girl'. 'Chapter Two'. 'Only When I Laugh'. Was married to Neil Simon.
Rapper. Ego as big as the egos of the rest of his kind.
NZ singer. Song 'Slippin' Away'. The rise on the charts of this person and his band was not meteoric.
'Catch 22' character. He is the embodiment of capitalism. "Everyone gets a share."
US actress. Films 'Some Like It Hot'. 'The Misfits'.
US documentary filmmaker/writer/left-wing activist. Films 'Canadian Bacon'. 'Bowling for Columbine'. 'Fahrenheit 9/11'.
US actor. Birth name. He pulled every string available to him to stay out of combat in WWII but saw plenty of action on the big screen. Went to Korea and Vietnam also and saw action on celluloid in those places too. So the story goes.
US actor. TV 'Desperate Housewives'. 'Mad Men'. Films 'Platoon'. 'Someone to Watch Over Me'. 'Born on the Fourth of July'. 'The Doors'. 'Deep Impact'.
His creator was supposed to have said that the answer here was the only thing he really loved.
Cartoon character. "Here I come to save the day!"
Girlfriend of the above answer.
Sang the theme song for the second James Bond film.
Killer at pumpkin time.
Canadian actor. Does a good, quite funny job of a Dr. Suess character.
English actress. Films 'The Raging Moon'. 'The Stepford Wives'. 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'.
US football player/actor. Films 'North Dallas Forty'. 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills'. 'The Prince of Tides'.
Irish nationalist. His execution by the British, along with 15 other rebel leaders, annoyed the Irish people so much that the Anglo-Irish War was a reality a few years later.
Australian actor. TV 'The Restless Years'. 'Sons and Daughters'. 'Baywatch'. Films 'Point Break'. 'Ned Kelly'.
Spanish painter/sculptor/printmaker. Co-founder of the Cubist movement.
He washed his hands and a good man was nailed to pieces of wood.
Fictional character. I am not sure but I think Iron Man may have given her a shaft and sparks flew.
US actress. Films 'Catch 22'. 'The Stepford Wives'. Married to actor/director Richard Benjamin.
"...he's our man, Hero of our nation, For his adventure, Just be sure, And stay tuned to this station..."
US TV detective character in '77 Sunset Strip' played by Richard Long.
US actor. Went into politics. Married two actresses. Not at the same time but. Was divorced from his first wife before he married the second.
UK snooker player. Six time winner of the World Snooker Championship.
US actor. A character of his speaks quietly around Equus ferus caballus.
Fictional cartoon character. 'The poor, little, rich boy.'
Seedy character in a movie who befriends the protagonist. Male prostitution and the darker side of New York City.
UK actress. Films 'This Sporting Life'. 'Murder on the Orient Express'. 'When a Stranger Calls'. 'Yanks'.
US boxer. He eschewed adding artificial sweeteners to his black coffee.
US singing equestrian. 'King of the Cowboys'. 'Trigger'. 'Bullet'.
Corrupt NSW police detective. High profile in the 1980s after shooting dead a drug dealer in a back alley. Suspicions of gun planting. Serving a long term in gaol for a later murder unrelated to the aforementioned killing. A joke in the 1980s "How do you stop police corruption in NSW?" "Sack ***** ********!"
The company name is a byword for luxury items. Cars. Aircraft engines.
US actress. Films 'His Girl Friday'. 'My Sister Eileen'. 'Sister Kenny'. 'Mourning Becomes Electra'. 'Auntie Mame'.
US actress. Films 'Major League'. 'Outbreak'. 'Get Shorty'. 'In the Line of Fire.'
US actor. Films 'The Naked Spur'. 'Bad Day at Black Rock'. 'The Longest Day'. 'The Dirty Dozen'. 'The Wild Bunch'.
Last Australian recipient of the death penalty. Hanged.
Australian born singer. Sang with The BeeGees. Songs 'You Made Me What I Am'. 'Emotion'.
US actress. Films 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'. 'The Witches of Eastwick'. 'Thelma and Louise'. 'Dead Man Walking'.
US actor. Films 'Above the Law'. 'Hard to Kill'. 'Under Siege'. 'Mercenary for Justice'.
UK singer. Songs '(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me'. 'Long Live Love'. 'Puppet on a String'.
Father of Maria. One-time father-in-law of an Austrian bodybuilder.
US actress. Films 'The Trail of the Lonesome Pine'. 'Les Miserables'. 'Damien:Omen II'. 'Beetlejuice'. 'Mars Attacks!'.
Murdered a candidate for the US presidency.
'Harry Potter' character. Lord Voldemort kills him with his pet reptile. (I am no fan of 'Harry Potter' so it irked me to include this question).
US actress. TV 'Three's Company'. Films 'Bullitt' (uncredited). 'Magnum Force' (uncredited). 'Zuma Beach'. 'American Graffiti'.
US actress. Films 'Carrie'. 'Coalminer's Daughter'. 'Badlands'. 'Missing'. 'JFK'.
Fictional private detective. "When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it." "You killed Miles and you're going over for it."
US big shot movie director. An early film directed by him was about a truck driver obsessed with murdering a fellow highway user.
US actor. Played a boxer. A traumatised Vietnam veteran. An arm-wrestling truck driver.
US actress. Films 'The Ballad of Cable Hogue'. 'A Town Called Bastard'. 'The Poseidon Adventure'.
US actress. Films 'King Solomon's Mines'. 'Casino'. 'Catwoman.'
US actress. TV 'All in the Family'. Films 'Five Easy Pieces'. 'The Getaway.'
English cricketer. English county cricket. Surrey. Cricket bat and sports equipment brand name.
UK actress. Films 'Ice Cold in Alex'. 'Victim'. 'The Tamarind Seed'. 'The Queen'.
Play by Clare Luckham. Tomboy marries a wrestler. Becomes a wrestler. Wrestles her husband and the loser has to do the dishes.
Tools. A neighbour whose face is always mostly concealed.
U.S. Brigadier General. U.S. prosecutor for 12 Nuremberg trials after the first, most famous one. Critical of McCarthyism and the Vietnam War.
UK comedic actor. Upper class accent. Prominent gap between his front teeth. Films 'Bachelor Flat'. 'Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World'. 'Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines'. 'Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River'.
Fictional character. A wee bairn no bigger than his pa's first opposable digits. First fairytale printed in English (1621). He gets swallowed by a cow in one adventure.
US actor/novelist. Films 'The Longest Day'. 'The Cardinal'. Wrote 'The Other'.
US country music singer. Songs 'Delta Dawn'. 'Would You Lay With Me (In a Field of Stone)'. 'Tennessee Woman'.
And the children said "We have no use for a further knight in shining armour and we all know how to use a compass, thank you very much." Ike.
US billionaire/philanthropist. His entertainment production company financed two films about the American Civil War 'Gettysburg', 'Gods and Generals'.
Fictional character. Gotham City journalist.
US actor. Films 'Wedding Crashers'. 'DodgeBall'. 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'.
British WWI heavy bomber.
Scottish warrior. A movie about him has romanticised his name. Some historians are of the opinion he was just as brutal as his English nemesis.
Good, bad and ugly. This central character appears in a series which is an answer above.
US poet. Works 'Life and Adventures of Jack Engle'. 'Franklin Evans'. 'Leaves of Grass'. 'Drum Taps'.
28th president of the US. President during WWI.
Invisible flying machine.
UK poet with a last name apt to his chosen career. Spent a life of sniffing daisies and watching cows in the fields of the Lake District. Was close to his sister who he shared a cottage with. Friend of an opium-eater.
Clark takes his family on holiday to this theme park. It is closed when they arrive there and he gets in with the help of a firearm. Film features driving while asleep. Unintentional animal cruelty. Transportation of Clark's wife's dead aunt on the car roof rack.