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Famous Marylanders Quiz

Name these famous people from the state of Maryland.
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First submittedJune 13, 2012
Last updatedFebruary 7, 2015
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Clue
Hometown
Answer
The Bambino
Baltimore
Babe Ruth
Muppeteer
Hyattsville
Jim Henson
Won 8 gold medals in 2008
Towson
Michael Phelps
Lincoln assassin
Bel Air
John Wilkes Booth
First black Supreme Court justice
Baltimore
Thurgood Marshall
Baseball's ironman
Aberdeen
Cal Ripken, Jr.
U.S Vice President, 1969-73
Baltimore
Spiro T. Agnew
"The Star-Spangled Banner" author
Baltimore
Francis Scott Key
NFL coach and hoodie enthusiast
Annapolis
Bill Belichick
"Fargo" actor and half of Filliam H. Muffman
Cumberland
William H. Macy
First female Speaker of the House (representing California)
Baltimore
Nancy Pelosi
Escaped slave who made 13 missions back to Maryland, freeing 70 slaves
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Harriet Tubman
Syracuse basketball player drafted two spots after LeBron
Baltimore
Carmelo Anthony
"Silent Spring" author
Silver Spring
Rachel Carson
"The Tell-Tale Heart" author
Baltimore
Edgar Allan Poe
"Thong Song" singer
Baltimore
Sisqó
Elaine Benes
Bethesda
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Ferris Bueller's teacher
Silver Spring
Ben Stein
She was the lady who sang the blues
Baltimore
Billie Holiday
"Patriot Games" author
Towson
Tom Clancy
"Hairspray" director with a pencil-thin mustache
Baltimore
John Waters
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level 73
Jan 20, 2014
Got Iron Man confused with Iron Horse. Kept trying Gherig thinking i misspelled it.
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level 66
Dec 10, 2014
You did. It's Gehrig. :D
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level 25
Mar 28, 2014
Great quiz, hon! But you left out a few......: director John Waters (Hairspray) and his leading lady Divine (born: Glenn Milstead), actors John Astin (The Addams Family, Attack of The Killer Tomatoes series) and Hans Conried (Peter Pan, Hoppity Hooper and 5000 Fingers of Dr. T), director Barry Levinson (Diner) and composer and musician Frank Zappa. All born in Baltimore. But I know you can't fit everyone in there! "Gotta go now to Ollie's Bargain Owl-let to pick up some Chapanese flip-flops and pack a Luckies before headin' out to de O's game, now."
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level ∞
Feb 7, 2015
Added John Waters.
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level 76
Jun 23, 2015
It would be fun to edit the Julia Louis-Dreyfus question to include both the actress, and the character Elaine (from Towson).
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level 77
Jul 10, 2015
Easier than most famous state residents quizzes. Maybe Marylanders are more noteworthy than most. Also... I love that you worked Filliam H Muffman into a quiz finally.
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level 58
Jul 10, 2015
The only way I can remember the black Supreme Court judge is by thinking of Eddie Murphy's The PJs.
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level 67
Oct 18, 2015
This quiz is null and void without F Zappa
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level 36
Nov 19, 2015
Francis Scott Key never actually lived in Baltimore. He was born in what was then Frederick County and lived most of his life there and in Georgetown.