Tuesday, 6 October 2020

The Name's the Games: Answers

I hope you enjoyed the quiz I set yesterday. Here are the answers. 



1) Boy George

V) George O’Dowd (b.1961), singer

2) Dana International

I) Sharon Cohen (b.1972), Eurovision winner

3) Dick Sargent

M) Richard Stanford Cox (1930-1994), actor, the second “Darren” in the tv series “Bewitched”

4) Divine

T) Harris Glen Milstead (1945-1988), drag entertainer and actor

5) Duke of Buckingham

H) Sir George Villiers (1592-1628), royal “favourite” of King James I of Great Britain

6) Dusty Springfield

Q) Mary O’Brien (1939-1999), singer, famous for her beehive hairstyle

7) Elegabalus

C) Varius Avitus Bassianus (c.204-222), Emperor of Rome

8) Freddie Mercury

W) Farroukh Bulsarra (1946-1991), singer with musical links to Barcelona and Bohemia

9) George Michael

U) Giorgios Panayiotou (1963-2016), singer who wrote a hit song as a result of being arrested for cruising in a public toilet

10) Hadrian

P) Publius Aelius Hadrianus Augustus (74-136), Emperor of Rome

11) Horace Walpole

Y) 4th Earl of Orford (1717-1797), gothic novelist

12) Jake Shears

R) Jason Sellards (b.1948), lead singer of Scissor Sisters

13) Lady Gaga

F) Stefani Germanotta (b.1986), singer

14) Little Richard

N) Richard Penniman (1932-2020), rock’n’roll singer

15) P. L. Travers

S) Helen Lyndon Goff (1899-1996), creator of Mary Poppins

16) Pope Alexander VI

K) Rodrigo di Borgia (1431-1503), Roman Catholic pontiff

17) Rock Hudson

J) Roy Scherer (1925-1985), Hollywood heart-throb

18) Rudolf Valentino

L) Rodolfo di Valentia d’Antonzuella (1895-1926), Hollywood heart-throb

19) Sir Elton John

O) Reginald Dwight (b.1947), Oscar-winning singer-songwriter

20) Stella Walsh

G) Stansisława Walasiewicz (1911-1980), Olympic sprinter, Anglicised her name when became US citizen

21) Tab Hunter

X) Arthur Andrew Gelien (1931-2018), American pop teen idol

22) Tom of Finland

D) Touko Vallo Laakionen (1920-1991), erotic artist

23) Tom Waddell

E) Thomas Flubacher (1937-1987), pre-adoption birth-name of Olympic athlete

24) Tsar Dmitri I of Russia

A) Yuri Otrepyev (1581-1606), royal imposter

25) Virginia Woolf

B) Virginia Stephen (1882-1941), writer

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