Tuesday, 6 October 2020

The Name's the Games: Answers

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

WELL-KNOWN NAME

ALTERNATIVE NAME

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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