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I Am Hidden in Here #9

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.


Puzzle ID:#36737
Fun:*** (2.6)
Difficulty:*** (2.55)
Submitted By:jazzmusician46Aau*****
Corrected By:Winner4600




In this teaser, you are to take the first letter from the people's surnames to discover the name of this famous 20th century humanitarian.

1. I was a popular leading man in the movies for nearly thirty years. My big ears and cocky grin helped define my screen persona as a rascal, most famously in: "It Happened One Night".

2. I was the son of President John Adams and served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and was Secretary of State under President Monroe. I became president for only one term.

3. I gained national fame with my 1965 book, "Unsafe At Any Speed", which exposed the automobile industry's irresponsibility when it came to designing safe cars.

4. My professional tennis career included more than 50 pro tournament wins and three major titles. I won the gold medal at the Atlanta Summer Olympics of 1996.

5. I composed scores for the Broadway show "A Chorus Line" and the films "The Sting" and "The Way We Were", among my many other musical achievements.

6. I am known as the queen who financed Columbus's voyages to the New World (take the letter from my first name).

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May 26, 2007

I didn't get the answers to any of them.
May 26, 2007

Sorry jamy. I hope you got some good information from it though.
May 27, 2007

WOW! That was one tuff teaser, lol! I managed to get two of them and had to break out the 'ol google teacher's aid, lol! Very good clues but history has always been a tough one for me! GREAT teaser, enjoyed!
May 27, 2007

Thanks tick...and it's ok to have to have look every now and then! lol
Jun 14, 2007

That was a great teaser! I was'nt able to answer all of them,but still managed to get the correct name. Thanks!!
Jun 18, 2007

Thanks Jazz, just completed all 9 of these and they are terrific...keep 'em coming
Jun 19, 2007

My pleasure Hadleigh and thanks
Jun 04, 2008

I am loving these teasers! I have to say that it isn't really accurate to say that Hamlisch composed for The Sting. Scott Joplin wrote the music; Hamlisch adapted it. ;)
Jun 05, 2008

Thanks for that.

If you read what I wrote carefully, you will see that I wrote: "...composed scores...". I did not say that he wrote the music to the Sting. There is a difference.

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