Famous People from Virginia

Can you name these famous Virginians based on a short clue?
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
First submittedAugust 13, 2012
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Hometown
Virginian
First President of the U.S.
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George Washington
Native American who saved the life of John Smith
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Pocahontas
Author of the Declaration of Independence
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Thomas Jefferson
Author of the Bill of Rights
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James Madison
Confederate commander of the Army of Northern Virginia
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Robert E. Lee
Only African-American man to win Wimbledon
Richmond
Arthur Ashe
"Era of Good Feelings" President
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James Monroe
Author of "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" and "The Right Stuff"
Richmond
Tom Wolfe
Basketball player known as "The Answer"
Hampton
Allen Iverson
Former "Today Show" host known as "America's Sweetheart"
Arlington
Katie Couric
"Give me liberty, or give me death", he said
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Patrick Henry
"Dick Tracy" and "Reds" actor
Arlington
Warren Beatty
Older sister of the above, star of "Terms of Endearment"
Arlington
Shirley MacLaine
Country singer who sang "Crazy", and died in a 1963 plane crash
Winchester
Patsy Cline
Born in Virginia, he became a congressman from Tennessee,
and later the first President of Texas
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Sam Houston
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Level 33
Apr 17, 2012
I thought Bill of Rights was written by George Mason
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Level 41
Apr 17, 2012
nope, it was Madison. Mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
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Level 80
Feb 3, 2013
which the Bill of Rights was partially inspired by?
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Level 70
Dec 8, 2014
Patsy Cline was killed in an airplane accident, not a car accident.
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Level 80
Dec 8, 2014
If you get your airplanes mixed up with your automobiles there's bound to be an accident.
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Level 74
May 27, 2015
That's what I thought. I think she turned down an offer of a car ride to wait for the weather to clear so she could fly.
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Level 77
Feb 9, 2019
4 years later and it still says car accident.
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Level 24
Dec 8, 2014
George Washington was born in Westmoreland County. James Madison lived in Orange County. Robert E. Lee lived in Arlington. Jefferson lived in Charlottesville.
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Level 73
Mar 28, 2019
Yes, why are only some of the hometowns shown?
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Level 65
Apr 26, 2019
Probably because the places where the colonial figures lived weren't incorporated as towns yet. They lived on sprawling private estates. I haven't looked into it, but I'd suspect Washington simply lived at "Mt. Vernon, in the colony of Virginia" rather than "Norfolk, Virginia" (or wherever Mt. Vernon is), which probably didn't exist yet.
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Level 80
Dec 11, 2014
What about Eliot Rodger? Shouldn't he be on this?
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Level 54
Jul 22, 2015
How do you guys not know Iverson? He's more important than that Washington guy.
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Level 78
Aug 14, 2017
Allen Iverson and the word "important" should never be used in the same sentence. Unless, of course, your idea of a real man is one who hits women in the head with chairs, does time in prison, illegally carries concealed weapons & illegal drugs, throws his wife out of the house NAKED, threatens people with a loaded gun, wields his fame and wealth to bully and intimidate completely innocent people who happen to be in the way of what he wants for himself, and can barely speak English. (he doesn't speak any other language)
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Level 65
Apr 26, 2019
A lot of really important people have spent time in prison, but otherwise...yes.
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Level 78
Aug 14, 2017
Oops! I just remembered that Allen Iverson was really good at throwing a large balls through orange, metal circles. So check that previous comment. He's a really important guy after all.
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Level 79
Jul 29, 2015
Would be nice to include a few current examples - Dave Grohl and Jason Mraz are a couple examples.
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Level 72
Mar 29, 2019
kalbahamut is from Virginia! 😁 (I just live here. Under duress.)
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Level 83
Apr 26, 2019
Petition to get Kalbahamut on this quiz.
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Level 65
Apr 26, 2019
I feel like "America's Sweetheart" is used for every beautiful, girl-next-door type of female celebrity. I've heard the term applied to Julia Roberts, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer, Aniston, Mila Kunis, and others. Besides, we all know America's Sweetheart is Gary Busey.
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Level 71
Apr 27, 2019
The only celebrity I've heard it referred to as America's Sweetheart is Sally Field and I knew it wasn't her since she never hosted any morning show. I don't pay attention to Katie Couric but I've never heard her referred to as America's Sweetheart and from what little I do know about her can't imagine why anyone would call her that.
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Level 80
Aug 18, 2020
googling the term just now returns images of Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Shirley Temple, Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston, Zendaya Coleman, Emma Stone, Blake Lively, and Reese Witherspoon among others. Did you use this same tactic, jmellor? A lot of overlap. And the first two were in a movie I've never seen called America's Sweethearts so that's probably why they show up so much. Shirley Temple makes the most sense to me.
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Level 79
Apr 26, 2019
I put Elizabeth I and St. Mary, then I realized I had misread the title.
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Level 32
Apr 26, 2019
misread the title as famous Virgins.
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Level 80
Apr 26, 2019
I didn't get my own joke from 4 years ago until I read this comment.
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Level 80
Jun 3, 2019
If you're going to accept 'Ash', 'Wolf' and 'MacLain', please accept 'Le', 'Monro' and 'Clin'. Or just don't accept any of them.