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Famous People from Connecticut
Can you name these famous Connecticuters based on a short clue?
† Moved to Connecticut as an adult
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September 6, 2012
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President who passed himself off as a Texan
George W. Bush
Notorious Revolutionary War turncoat
Consumer advocate and 2000 election spoiler
2000 Vice Presidential nominee
He said there's a sucker born every minute
Leading lady for 60 years, and winner of four Oscars for Best Actress
"Family Guy" creator
Actress who appeared in three romantic comedies with Tom Hanks
Singer-songwriter who has somehow dated Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry,
Jennifer Aniston, and Taylor Swift
Abolitionist and author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Wrote "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" †
He's not a Star Trek character, just the author of "Baby and Child Care"
Star of "Sideways" and "John Adams"
Famous financier who stopped the Panic of 1907
ESPN announcer who says "He... could... go... all... the... way!"
Star of "Fatal Attraction" and "101 Dalmatians"
He patented the revolver
Nov 24, 2012
I didn't know that about Bush... interesting.
Dec 25, 2013
Bush is just as much a Texan as Twain is a Connecticuter.
Dec 29, 2014
As a Missourian I must agree.
Jun 19, 2015
Actually Bush moved to Texas a young child and was raised there through his formative years. Twain moved to Connecticut in his late 30's. The "passed himself off as a Texan" phrasing by the QM is simply wearing his politics on his sleeve.
Jul 10, 2015
burt... give us a break. Nothing political about that statement. Bush's Texan roots were mostly a contentious issue when he was running for office in Texas. And he *did* have to endeavor to prove his Texan bona fides. Nationally, nobody gave a flip, and it was never an issue.
Jul 30, 2015
One could argue that while Samuel Clemens was from Missouri, Mark Twain was largely from Connecticut, having moved there not long after he assumed the pen name..
Aug 18, 2015
He became Mark Twain in 1863 while working for a newspaper in Virginia City, NV. He moved to CA for a few years, did a world tour, and he didn't move to CT until 1870, after marrying a woman from NY. They moved to Europe for several years during their marriage, and he died in CT in 1910. He is buried in NY. He may have lived more years in CT, but he seemed to have been "from" a lot of places and the name Mark Twain was from the western US.
Aug 18, 2015
Why would someone who lives in Texas try to "pass himself off as a Texan ". They would be, by definition, a Texan. That's like a legal American immigrant having to pass themselves off as being an American. The terms "Texan" and "American" simply refer to where you live or have citizenship citizenship, nothing else.
Jan 8, 2020
Guys its a joke. I know that George Bush is a Texan as well as being from Connecticut.
Jul 30, 2015
If you are going to include Benedict Arnold, you should include Nathan Hale (Coventry). And if including pop musicians (ugh!), Karen and Richard Carpenter (New Haven/East Haven) merit inclusion.
Aug 16, 2017
Other than Chris Berman's shtick wearing a little thin over the years, the one thing that....I guess "irked" is the right word...me was that the phase he is noted for above was a mimicry of Howard Cosell's halting, over-enunciated deliver, but was inaccurate.
Cosell didn't pause after EVERY word. The word "the" was never given its own note, so to speak. Berman's impersonation should have been, "He could.....go.....all.....the way!" (treating "the way" as almost one single word)
That would've more accurately reflected Cosell's call.
Aug 2, 2018
Worse is that more people know who he is than J.P. Morgan.
Sep 5, 2018
Barnum never said that. It's debatable who actually did, but it was likely David Hannum, regarding people going to see PT Barnum's copy of his Cardiff Giant hoax.
"As the newspapers reported Barnum's version of the story, David Hannum was quoted as saying, "There's a sucker born every minute" in reference to spectators paying to see Barnum's giant. Since then, the quotation has often been misattributed to Barnum himself." ~
Apr 2, 2020
what about charli d'amelio
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