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Famous Wisconsinites Quiz

Name these famous people from the state of Wisconsin.
Includes fictional characters
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First submittedMarch 15, 2012
Last updatedAugust 8, 2015
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Clue
Hometown
Answer
Guggenheim architect
Madison
Frank Lloyd Wright
Escape artist
Appleton
Harry Houdini
Cannibalistic serial killer
West Allis
Jeffrey Dahmer
"Blue Ribbon" beer maker
Milwaukee
Frederick Pabst
Painter of flowers
Sun Prairie
Georgia O'Keeffe
"Tommy Boy" actor who overdosed in 1997
Madison
Chris Farley
"Boogie Nights" and "Swingers" actress
Milwaukee
Heather Graham
"Boys Town" and "Judgment at Nuremberg" actor
Milwaukee
Spencer Tracy
Flamboyant pianist
West Allis
Liberace
Electric guitar pioneer
Waukesha
Les Paul
Former senator and campaign finance reformer
Janesville
Russ Feingold
Red scare politician
Appleton
Joseph McCarthy
Female Prime Minister of Israel
Milwaukee
Golda Meir
Progressive titan of the Senate, 1906-1925
Primrose
Robert M. La Follette, Sr
Chief Justice, 1986-2005
Shorewood
William Rehnquist
Current governor
Delevan
Scott Walker
Dallas Cowboys quarterback
Burlington
Tony Romo
Legendary lumberjack
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Paul Bunyan
Doll with unrealistic bodily proportions
Willows
Barbie
Badgers' mascot
Madison
Bucky Badger
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level 72
May 31, 2012
no phil hellmuth?
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level 73
Jul 30, 2013
Golda Meir was from Milwaukee??? Cool.
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level 80
Aug 8, 2015
And Bibi Netanyahu graduated from high school in Philadelphia.
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level 51
May 4, 2014
Fact: Les Paul is buried in the same cemetery as my grandparents. (Not a very interesting fact but it's the best I can do.)
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level 55
Jun 1, 2014
You might add Mark Ruffalo (actor).
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level 36
Dec 24, 2014
I know all of these people except for Tony Romo. Can't say the same for others of this kind of quiz. Also, the Feingold hint isn't very good. How about.. 'Former Senator who is now serving as special envoy to the DRC' or 'Former Senator known for efforts to reform campaign finance' ?
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level ∞
Jan 20, 2015
Added "former senator" to the clue.
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level 80
Aug 8, 2015
Not for long!
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level 37
Mar 2, 2015
Nice quiz, but Delevan should be Delavan. Also, you could add Gene Wilder from Milwaukee. :-)
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level 70
Aug 14, 2017
IMO, Gene Wilder is easily more famous than half (or more) of the people on this list.
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level 30
Mar 14, 2015
Frank Lloyd Wright's hometown was Spring Green. He never lived in Madison. He went to the university there, but he never lived there.
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level 73
Jun 19, 2018
Apparently not. From Spring Green Wikipedia article:
"The world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born in nearby Richland Center, Wisconsin, studied in Madison, Wisconsin, and spent summers and other times near Spring Green"

Or from FLW article:
"Frank Lloyd Wright was born Frank Lincoln Wright in the farming town of Richland Center, Wisconsin /.../ In 1870 the family moved to Weymouth, Massachusetts /.../ The Wright family struggled financially in Weymouth and returned to Spring Green, Wisconsin /.../ They settled in Madison /.../ Wright attended Madison High School, but there is no evidence of his graduation. He was admitted to the University of Wisconsin–Madison"
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level 71
Aug 8, 2015
Why is Feingold's first name required?
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level 70
Aug 8, 2015
I also had to type russ for it to be accepted. Seemed odd.
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level ∞
Aug 8, 2015
Fixed
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level 70
Aug 8, 2015
Is "Boys Town" really one of Spencer Tracy's most famous movies? I would've gotten him with "Fury", "Father of the Bride", "Inherit the Wind", "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" or "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" as a clue.
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level 73
Aug 8, 2015
Why won't you accept Feingold? Other answers don't require first name.
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level 79
May 4, 2019
Thankfully, Scott Walker is no longer the current governor.

Also, I know a fair few Minnesotans and Michiganders who would dispute the claim that Paul Bunyan was from Wisconsin.