Famous people link round: 10 questions

  1. Which UK TV presenter came to fame as the presenter of BBC1’s Bargain Hunt, and later went on to present Name Your Price?
  2. What was the real name of the US physician popularly known as Dr. Death, so called because he helped around 130 patients to commit assisted suicide?
  3. As of 2018, who was the last American to win both the French Open (in 1999) and the Australian Open (in 2003)?
  4. Which current reality TV star first came to public attention as the defence lawyer for OJ Simpson in his 1995 murder trial?
  5. Which singer, who died in 2018, was perhaps most famous for the song “She”, which was No.1 for 4 weeks in the UK in 1974?
  6. In 2001, Michael Schumacher won a record 52nd grand prix in Belgium. Which French four-time world champion, whose record had stood since 1987, did he break?
  7. As of November 2018, who has been foreign minister of Russia since 2004? He is often the face of the administration for his fluent English, though the first languages he mastered as a diplomat were Sinhalese and Tamil for a posting in Sri Lanka?
  8. Which actor portrayed Golem in the Lord of the Rings films?
  9. Which singer won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1988, for her role in the film “Moonstruck”?
  10. What is the link between the above 9 people?

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  1. Which UK TV presenter came to fame as the presenter of BBC1’s Bargain Hunt, and later went on to present Name Your Price?
    A: David Dickinson
  2. What was the real name of the US physician popularly known as Dr. Death, so called because he helped around 130 patients to commit assisted suicide?
    A: Jack Kevorkian
  3. As of 2018, who was the last American man to win both the French Open (in 1999) and the Australian Open (in 2003)?
    A: Andre Agassi
  4. Which current reality TV star and father of famous daughters first came to public attention as the defence lawyer for OJ Simpson in his 1995 murder trial?
    A: Rob Kardashian
  5. Which singer, who died in 2018, was perhaps most famous for the song “She”, which was No.1 for 4 weeks in the UK in 1974?
    A: Charles Aznavour
  6. In 2001, Michael Schumacher won a record 52nd grand prix in Belgium. Which French four-time world champion, whose record had stood since 1987, did he break?
    A: Alain Prost
  7. As of November 2018, who has been foreign minister of Russia since 2004? He is often the face of the administration for his fluent English, though the first languages he mastered as a diplomat were Sinhalese and Tamil for a posting in Sri Lanka?
    A: Sergei Lavrov
  8. Which actor portrayed Golem in the Lord of the Rings films?
    A: Andy Serkis
  9. Which singer won the Oscar for Best Actress in 1988, for her role in the film “Moonstruck”?
    A: Cher
  10. What is the link between the above 9 people?
    A: They are all of Armenian descent (as, it turns out, are a lot of famous people, as you can see here. The New York Times has a very interesting photo essay on the Armenian diaspora here)

 

 

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