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1940s Celebrities by Picture

Guess the names of these people who would have been well-known to Americans living in the 1940s.
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  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Jan 31, 2017
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(68)
Very interesting quiz!
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Jan 31, 2017
(73)
At last, my era and got 'em all for a change.
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Feb 1, 2017
(67)
Me too, though I wish Hepburn had been included with Tracy.
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Feb 1, 2017
(45)
Which Hepburn?
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Jun 5, 2017
(62)
They seem so familiar, a great time.
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Feb 1, 2017
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Pretty easy for a child of the sixties.
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Feb 3, 2017
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born in the 70s, got em all with 2:55 left.
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Feb 15, 2017
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Back when famous entertainers actually had talent.
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Jun 2, 2017
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oh come on. I'm not disputing that there are plenty of worthless famous people today like your Kardashians, your Hiltons, your Biebers, and your Trumps... but they had those in the 40s, too. At the same time there are plenty of actors alive today more talented than Judy Garland or Jimmy Stewart, plenty of dancers with more talent than Fred Astaire, plenty of musicians with more talent than Louis Armstrong, plenty of athletes who can outperform Jesse Owens, plenty of comedians funnier than Groucho. Ignore the chaffe, and the bar continues to rise higher and higher.
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Jun 2, 2017
(69)
You forgot Clintons...
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Jun 2, 2017
(69)
I just looked up track and field world records to be sure, there's not a single on that goes back earlier than 1985, and the large majority have been set in the last 10-20 years.
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Jun 2, 2017
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While that's correct, it's not terribly relevant. Running conditions have changed significantly. Tracks were commonly clay or cinder, starting blocks weren't used at the Olympics until '48, and shoe technology wasn't really a thing. Improvements in all 3 areas are pretty much going to trump records from previous eras.
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Jun 2, 2017
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And how many of those record setters are black men who win 4 gold medals in front of Hitler?
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Jun 2, 2017
Someone did a study that determined Owens would be the second fastest of all time behind Bolt if he ran under modern conditions.

http://www.jetpunk.com/blog/higher-faster-stronger-maybe

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Jun 2, 2017
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So in other words my point still stands, unless you think Bolt is not a talented athlete.
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Jun 2, 2017
(65)
Really surprised the photo chosen for Carmen Miranda didn't show her with fruit in/on her hat. Wasn't that her signature look?
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Jun 2, 2017
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I'd have got her if it did!
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Jun 5, 2017
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I *almost* typed Tracy for Bogart, getting them briefly confused, but then I stopped myself and correctly typed Bogart. But then I completely missed Tracy! DUH.
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Jun 2, 2017
(59)
Seeing Casablanca would probably help me on this quiz...
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Jun 2, 2017
(36)
Anyone else thinks that Nehru looks a little like Telly Savalas?
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Jun 2, 2017
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Gandhi laughing at his impressive 'Who loves ya baby' comment.
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Jun 3, 2017
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No!
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Jun 5, 2017
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Thank god we didn't have to spell Jawaharlal to get Nehru.
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Jun 4, 2017
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Did Gandhi always go shirtless around the office?
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Jun 5, 2017
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