10 Famous People Named Sam

Can you name these famous people named Sam or Samuel?
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Last updated: January 1, 2020
First submittedAugust 16, 2013
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Would you please remove these gosh-darn snakes from this no-good plane?
Samuel L. Jackson
Founder of Walmart, once the world's richest person
Sam Walton
Mark Twain's real name
Samuel Clemens
American founding father and beer brand namesake
Samuel Adams
He patented the telegraph
Samuel Morse
Namesake of a .45 revolver
Samuel Colt
Englishman who single-handily wrote a dictionary in the 1700s
Samuel Johnson
"Rime of the Ancient Mariner" poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Texas revolutionary hero who is the namesake of a major city
Sam Houston
Irish playwright who wrote "Waiting for Godot"
Samuel Beckett
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Level 80
Jul 6, 2015
What about Sam Antonio?
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Level 30
Dec 23, 2017
Theres not really anyone famous called Sam Antonio, Are you mixed up with San Antonio? the city in Texas?
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Level 62
Dec 24, 2017
That is uncanny. I thought the same exact thing after reading that hint.
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Level 77
Jan 23, 2017
Samuel Johnson at the bottom ...
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Level 72
Dec 2, 2017
Did his dictionary really suck or somethings? I'd never heard of the guy.
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Level 77
Dec 2, 2017
Not at all. Maybe it's because dictionaries aren't forever like literature, so despite the importance of his work, OED and others later became better known by the general public. Also his name doesn't live on in the company/dictionary names like Noah Webster's, though if I remember correctly, his percentage on JetPunk quizzes isn't that great either.

From Wikipedia:

Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and committed Tory, and is described by the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history".

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Level 77
Dec 2, 2017
After nine years of work, Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1755. It had a far-reaching effect on Modern English and has been acclaimed as "one of the greatest single achievements of scholarship". This work brought Johnson popularity and success. Until the completion of the Oxford English Dictionary 150 years later, Johnson's was the pre-eminent British dictionary.
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Level 67
Dec 22, 2017
Anyone else thinking of the Blackadder / Dr Johnson episode?
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Level 52
Dec 22, 2017
C. Big blue wobbly thing that fish live in.
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Level 69
Dec 1, 2017
I found that really tough.
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Level 78
Dec 4, 2017
please change your clue about Samuel Johnson to read

"single-handedly" which is more correct usage. Otherwise really good quiz had trouble with 3 of the Sams.

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Level 79
Dec 8, 2017
But "single-handily" is funnier. Suposably, and for all intensive purposes, even though most people could care less, it hones in on an intragal facet of subtle humor.
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Level 54
Dec 22, 2017
Hahahahahaha
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Level 65
Dec 22, 2017
That comment was torture to read — like a song that ends in the middle of a measure, and not on the key nite.
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Level 37
Dec 24, 2017
Sue your English teacher!
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Level 85
Mar 9, 2018
I think you mean intragal *faucet*.
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
I think you meant most people could careless (no space)
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Level 79
Dec 8, 2017
Son of Sam. Yosemite Sam. Sam-I-Am. Samsung.
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Level 68
Dec 22, 2017
Davis, Snead, Spade, Kahn, Kinison, etc. etc.
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Level 68
Dec 22, 2017
Make that "Cahn" before somebody zaps me.
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Level 80
Dec 22, 2017
Sam Harris is my personal favorite.
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Level 73
Apr 2, 2018
Harris is indeed an excellent Sam.
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Level 45
Dec 22, 2017
sam smith? sam neil? sam Rockwell?
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Level 25
Dec 22, 2017
no Uncle Sam lol
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Level 35
Dec 22, 2017
Big Sam?
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Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
This was so not my quiz, only got colt, and even after seeing the answers only recognise jackson.

Edit, owI looked at it again, and ofcourse i recognise morse aswell