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1980s Celebrities by Picture #1

Guess the names of these mostly-American celebrities from the 1980s.
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Last updated: April 15, 2018
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level 67
Nov 19, 2016
I recognise George Burns' face but his name doesn't ring any bells. Someone save me a google trip.... No idea who Stamos and Mandell are, i guess I missed whatever they are famous for, they look like actors so could be I didn't watch wahtever they were in.
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level 71
Nov 19, 2016
Ditto - I still have no idea who Stamos and Mandell are!
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level 82
Nov 21, 2016
Both TV actors, Stamos is probably best known for Full House and ER, Mandell as the host of Deal or No Deal.
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level 78
Nov 21, 2016
Mandel had a really goofy standup routine where he acted like a little kid with a weird voice. Best known now for being a judge on America's got Talent.
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level 78
Nov 22, 2016
Mandel was known for St. Elsewhere as well as his standup. Stamos, is also known for General Hospital and yogurt commercials.
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level 75
Sep 9, 2017
Never heard of Stamos, but Mandell threw me because I never saw him with hair.
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level 61
Sep 11, 2017
Mandell is also a judge on America's Got Talent
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level 68
Aug 16, 2018
Funny that the least guessed person is the only one who 30+ years later is on a well known TV show every week, one that pops up all over video sites whether you want it to or not. He was also the voice of the friendly original pet in Gremlins, speaking of his little toddler act.
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level 39
Mar 17, 2019
Nobody remembers Bobby's World?
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level 44
Jul 12, 2017
The Burns movie I remember is 18 Again where he switches bodies with his grandson.
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level 71
Sep 9, 2017
George burns was in Oh God with John Denver.
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level 59
Sep 9, 2017
George Burns was one of the old-school comic/vaudeville showmen in the vein of Milton Berle. He was famous for like 60 years, and had his own show in the 50's. I have no idea why he is listed among "1980's celebrities." He is an 80's celebrity in the same way that Harrison Ford is a 2010's celebrity.
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level 70
Sep 20, 2017
My favorite George Burns line: "I don't believe in dying. It's been done."
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level ∞
Apr 15, 2018
In the 1980s, George Burns was famous for being ridiculously old, still funny, and for smoking cigars and drinking. I'm not a George Burns expert but I would guess that he was much more famous in the 80s than he was in the 50s.
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level 68
Aug 16, 2018
George Burns, for decades, said he would play the London Palladium on his 100th birthday. He continued to perform until just before that day when his health suddenly declined and he died soon after reaching 100. One of the true class acts.
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level 75
Oct 17, 2018
He was also known as part of the comic duo Burns and Allen, with his wife, Gracie Allen, who always played the addle-brained wife to Burns' straight man. It was a big hit on radio and they later moved it to TV. I would have thought he belonged more in the 1970s, though. That's when he won his Oscar for The Sunshine Boys and starred in Oh, God!
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level 58
Sep 10, 2017
Only knew Stamos from Night and the Roxbury.
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level 70
Sep 20, 2017
Johns Stamos was on the original Full House - He was Uncle Jesse. He was also known for being a good looking guy, briefly married to Heather Locklear, I think. Howie Mandel was a stand up comic who is probably best known as the host of Deal or No Deal.
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level 38
Apr 28, 2018
He was married to Rebecca Romijn, not Heather Locklear!
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level 68
Aug 16, 2018
I'd be happy just for someone to mistake me for having been with Heather Locklear.
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level 75
Feb 6, 2019
Rebecca Romijn is way better looking than Heather Locklear. Though I must admit I've never been married to either.
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level 54
Feb 6, 2019
I confess to trying Uncle Jesse before remembering John Stamos' actual name.
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level 67
Oct 20, 2017
Cheers guys. Stamos and Mandell are two that us non Americans have much less chance of getting then.
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level 75
Oct 24, 2018
As a sidenote, Mandell grew up in Toronto.
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level 73
Nov 28, 2018
Full House was hugely popular at least in some European countries.
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level 59
Nov 19, 2016
Well... I did horrible :)
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level 71
Nov 21, 2016
Nice quiz!
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level 78
Dec 28, 2016
Accept Billy Crystal for Howie Mandel? HAHAHA, I could have sworn that's who it was. Missed him, Weaver, and Willis. I would complain about the Willis picture, but it looks like most aren't having too much trouble with it.
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level 53
Dec 29, 2016
100% with 2:51 left on the clock..........I have had a wasted youth
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level 48
Sep 22, 2017
100% w 3:03 left...i was 9 - 18 in the 80s my wheelhouse.
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level 68
Feb 24, 2017
I totally forgot Howie Mandel used to have hair. I knew his face looked familiar...
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level 55
Sep 9, 2017
It threw me off enough that I would have sworn that was a picture of Steve Guttenberg...
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level 71
Jul 6, 2018
I'd never known Mandell with hair. Now that I know I can recognize him, but I would never have guessed, even though I know perfectly well what he loosk like now.
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level 55
Mar 18, 2017
thpught Abdull was Janet Jackson
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level 66
Sep 9, 2017
Well, if you tried just Jackson, at least you would have got Jesse. :)
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level 75
Sep 9, 2017
Only missed Midler I think because I tried spelling her name "Middler"
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level 70
Sep 9, 2017
Did you try typing "The Divine Miss M" ? What a dumb self-ascribed 'nickname'
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level 59
Sep 9, 2017
Hey, what the hell ever happened to her anyway?
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level 64
Sep 11, 2017
I hope you're joking, Larry. Bette Midler's been doing just fine. She just won a Tony like three months ago.
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level 68
Aug 16, 2018
^^ In other words, no one has seen her except the fraction of a percentage of the people around NYC who go to Broadway all the time. To include her on a list of 20 people who were ever famous at any point is a stretch. Her backup singer became more famous as Al Bundy's wife and on Futurama and Sons of Anarchy.
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level 59
Oct 17, 2018
@someone, you have to be kidding. Bette Midler is mega-famous. She has won Grammys, Emmys, Tonys, Golden Globes (no Oscars, I don't think -- but she has definitely been nominated). She has sold a ton of albums, been in hit movies, and is a star on Broadway. She's more of an all-purpose entertainer like Barbra Streisand or Liza Minnelli, which is less common nowadays, when people are famous for their "brands" more than anything else. But the notion that it's a stretch to call her famous is ridiculous. Look her up. The woman is an icon.
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level 60
Oct 19, 2018
@jmellor ...well, from your vehemence you've proven she has at least one fan. I remember her from a couple of songs and The Rose but have pretty much forgotten her otherwise. oh well. to each their own.
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level 69
Oct 26, 2018
That's what you get for trying to support your statement with facts. Bette Midler may not be as famous as Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, or Jesus, but she is definitely famous. The fact that you remember a couple (!) of her songs as well as her name is even better proof. I'm definitely not a fan of her but was aware of her since childhood, and I'm not even American. Famous means widely known. If random people around the world have heard of her, that fits the definition.
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level 58
Sep 9, 2017
I only had 19 pics display. I thought I was done and it said I have 19/20. I gave up. Looking at the results, seems I was missing Paula Abdul. I probably wouldn't have gotten her anyway. Terrible picture of Stamos; I finally guessed it was him.
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level 59
Sep 9, 2017
Funnily enough I can only recognize older Stamos. PS How does anybody not know who Howie Mandel is, with or without hair?
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level 66
Oct 17, 2018
That's kinda weird, because John Stamos hasn't actually aged at all in the past 30 years.
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level 68
Sep 10, 2017
Could Karol Wojtyla be accepted?
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level 72
Sep 11, 2017
Presumably when this was first rejected, the natural reaction was not to type JP2, but to think "Shoot! I must have the wrong bloke!"?
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level 68
Aug 16, 2018
Oh God. To reference George Burns.
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level 49
Sep 10, 2017
Having to guess two people for the one picture is pretty appalling!
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level 72
Sep 11, 2017
I thought it was a bit rough when I typed the names of all the crowd behind Andre the Giant and none were accepted
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level 64
Sep 11, 2017
Congrats on finding the least flattering picture of John Stamos to ever exist.
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level 14
Sep 11, 2017
Guys was Jesse Jackson the guy who played Lando Calrissian in Empire Strikes Back? Cuz he sure looks a lot like him
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level 78
May 22, 2018
If you were a true knight of the Sith, as your name suggests, you'd know Billy Dee Williams was Lando Calrissian. ;)
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level 68
Aug 16, 2018
And Jesse Jackson was the first black president....who had to give speeches like this... According to Eddie Murphy.
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level 81
Apr 16, 2018
I might be the only one who thinks so, but young Bruce Springsteen and John Cusack look ridiculously alike.
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level 71
Jul 6, 2018
You're not alone, I also guessed Cusack :).
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level 67
Apr 19, 2018
Patrick Swayze .... Great in "Keeping Mum" one of my favourite movies.
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level 68
Aug 16, 2018
Uhhh....where's Alf?
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level 68
Aug 16, 2018
Replace Bette Midler?
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level 78
Oct 17, 2018
That's an awesome picture of Bruce Willis.
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level 40
Oct 17, 2018
It is Johannes Paul; not John Paul?!?! And what about Michail Gorbatschow... this should be also accepted
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level 69
Oct 17, 2018
False. The answers should be II İohann Pavel and Mixail Qorbaçov.
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level 73
Nov 28, 2018
These are German spellings apparently. Pope especially is always translated (currently he's Francis / François / Franciscus / Franziskus / Francesco / Francisco / Frančišek / Franjo / Ferenc / František ...) and Russian names also vary a lot depending into which you attempt to transcribe them.
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level 32
Oct 17, 2018
where are Bill Murray and Officer Mahoney?
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level 68
Oct 17, 2018
Are there really no better pictures of Sylvester Stallone available? The glasses and hair threw me completely off.
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level 49
Oct 19, 2018
You should accept "JP2" because that's a really funny nickname for John Paul II.
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level 53
Oct 20, 2018
I did ok, only missed Andre and Mandel- never seen Mandel but knew the name. Not sure asking for better pictures is really the idea as the pictures shown are from the 80's!!
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level 38
Nov 24, 2018
I only remember Midler from that movie about vengeful wives (can't remember the name of it) in which she co-starred with Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton. It's the only time I saw her in a movie and she was really good!
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level 67
Feb 6, 2019
Never heard of Mandel / Abdul / Stamos, must be the worst known celebs. (or only in US)
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level 60
Mar 21, 2019
Confession time! My terrible guesses: Fox - Mark Hamill, Midler - Cher, Mandel - Mark Ruffalo, Jackson - Lionel Ritchie, Reagan - Nancy Pelosi, Stallone - David Koresch
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