People with B Initials

From BA to BZ, name the famous person with each set of initials.
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Last updated: October 6, 2020
First submittedDecember 29, 2010
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Clue
Person
BA
Second man on the moon
Buzz Aldrin
BB
1960s French actress and
sex symbol
Brigitte Bardot
BC
Friend of the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy
BD
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
Bob Dylan
BE
18 year old singer who won
several Grammies in 2020
Billie Eilish
BF
Philadelphia almanac maker
and bifocal inventor
Ben Franklin
BG
Founder of Microsoft
Bill Gates
BH
Comedian, troop entertainer,
and 19x Oscar Host
Bob Hope
BI
"White Wedding"
Billy Idol
BJ
"Piano Man"
Billy Joel
BK
"Single Ladies"
Beyonce Knowles
BL
Possibly the most famous
martial artist of all-time
Bruce Lee
 
Clue
Person
BM
Italian dictator
Benito Mussolini
BN
Israeli Prime Minister
Benjamin Netanyahu
BO
U.S. President born
in Hawaii
Barack Obama
BP
Jennifer Aniston's ex
Brad Pitt
BR
The Bambino,
The Sultan of Swat, etc...
Babe Ruth
BS
Singer who married backup
dancer Kevin Federline
Britney Spears
BT
Angelina Jolie once had his
name tattooed on her
Billy Bob Thornton
BU
One of the B's in ABBA
Björn Ulvaeus
BW
"Die Hard" actor
Bruce Willis
BY
Former Russian president
Boris Yeltsin
BZ
Actor who appeared in the
walk-off scene in "Zoolander"
Billy Zane
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Level 39
Jun 2, 2013
Getting Boris Yeltsin made up for missing Obama for me
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Level 83
May 6, 2014
I read "Italian director" -_-.
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Level 50
Jun 15, 2016
same!
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Level 76
Jun 15, 2016
me too
+6
Level 82
Jun 15, 2016
So did I, and tried Mussolini as a joke.
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Level 52
Jun 15, 2016
+1
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Level 57
Mar 2, 2021
Yep
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Level 65
Mar 2, 2021
same here
+1
Level 76
Mar 16, 2021
Bario Mava
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Level 61
Jun 15, 2016
I had "bill cash" in mind for some reason and typed that. Accidentally typed a random sequence of maybe two-three letters on top of that and got Benjamin Netanyahu off the back of it. How strange.
+1
Level 67
Jun 15, 2016
Can't believe so few people recognize the musician behind the Microsoft Sound.
+1
Level 82
Jun 15, 2016
A truly influential musician and producer that i am surprised more people do not know.
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Level 63
Oct 7, 2020
Not on here anymore, but I know it was Brian Eno (though I'm not sure whether he is Brian or Bryan). I sincerely hope that neither ABBA nor Zoolander replaced it (the two I missed).
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Level 63
Jun 15, 2016
Babe Ruth is not his real name. It's George Herman Ruth Jr.
+14
Level ∞
Oct 6, 2020
Yeah, so? That's true of lots of different historical figures. Stalin, for example, was Ioseb Besarionis dzе Jughashvili.
+9
Level 78
Jun 19, 2016
I enjoyed this quiz but as always, I bemoan that nearly all the answers are from pop-culture, sports, or politics. Would be nice to see a few answers from the fields of science, literature, art, etc.
+1
Level 60
Jan 22, 2017
So that people could have worse scores.
+7
Level 67
Apr 22, 2019
or better... who cares about popculture
+1
Level 70
Aug 17, 2021
Lots of people. Pop culture is, by definition, "popular."
+2
Level 71
Mar 18, 2021
I notice this on TV quiz shows as well as on quiz sites such as jetpunk. The questions have slowly become less and less on general knowledge of an educational worth to the over preponderance of questions regarding movies, pop culture, cartoons and comics. Maybe with the advent of mobile phones, computers, laptops, virtual reality games etc. people are not reading books anymore, and have no reason to learn anything because as a friend of mine says " I can look it up"....... it is a shame though I think.
+3
Level 91
Oct 6, 2020
A minor correction – David Bowie judged the 'walk-off' in 'Zoolander'. Billy Zane was present, supporting Derek, but did not judge the competition.
+2
Level ∞
Oct 6, 2020
Fixed
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Level 66
Oct 9, 2020
Listen to your friend Billy Zane. He's a cool dude.
+7
Level 85
Oct 6, 2020
Knew Björn, but really had trouble with the last name. No surprise it's the lowest score.
+2
Level 80
Oct 6, 2020
The type in is pretty lenient, thankfully. I went with something like Ulvyeuoiueas and got it.
+1
Level 85
Oct 6, 2020
I admit I won't commit that ABBA answer to memory.

I just retried it with uvula, which doesn't work. I may have remembered that.

+3
Level 80
Oct 7, 2020
Should just accept Bjorn imo
+2
Level 63
Oct 14, 2020
Computer didn't accept Bjorn :( PS I thought the o had a strike through it, not an umlaut over it?
+2
Level 84
Feb 2, 2021
It's Swedish, hence the umlaut. The slash is Danish or Norwegian.
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Level 70
Oct 12, 2020
That ‘Sultan of Swat’ clue is bloody tricky for those of us not from north America. The sport in question has virtually no presence in Europe and whilst I knew the answer when I saw it, I have never heard him referred to by those nicknames. I dare say I’m not alone.
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Level 63
Mar 16, 2021
Google nGram suggests you're wrong on that one Algernon. Babe Ruth appears plenty in published works of British English since the 1920s, more so than many famous soccer players. In fact, Babe Ruth appears more commonly in British English than Diego Maradona for the past few decades. I'd think this suggests that Babe Ruth was famous worldwide, not just in the USA. I can also say that I've never mentioned Babe Ruth to a Canadian adult who didn't know who I was talking about.
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Level 62
Mar 20, 2021
Not arguing about who Babe Ruth was, yes his name and association with Baseball is worldwide knowledge. Agree with Algernon about rest of world, I knew exactly who Babe Ruth was and his connection to Baseball, I just couldn't connect those nicknames I'd never heard before to baseball. I would have had that in seconds if it said something like Baseball legend in the same way Brucey was connected to Martial Arts.
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Level 84
Oct 13, 2020
Too Bill... centric! ;)
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Level 86
Mar 16, 2021
Why is the Billy Zane clue about his appearance in Zoolander instead of his appearance in Titanic, which was much more relevant?
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Level 66
Mar 16, 2021
Because his performance in Zoolander was better.
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Level 63
Mar 16, 2021
Look, Jack, you're biased here towards because of your feelings for Rose. Of course YOU remember Caledon.
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Level 86
Mar 16, 2021
The only one apparently. His name was Cal Hockley, not some town in Ontario.
+2
Level 71
Mar 16, 2021
Butch Vig for BV?

Producer of Nirvana's Nevermind, Smashing Pumpkins etc., drummer for Garbage

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Level 63
Mar 16, 2021
How about the singers Bobby Vee or Bobby Vinton (Mr Lonely)?
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Level 73
Mar 17, 2021
When I saw the initials to "most famous martial artist of all-time", I instantly thought, "Clearly - Bela Lugosi!"
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Level 63
Mar 17, 2021
BB: I tried Betty Boop.
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Level 65
Jun 16, 2021
BN is now an ex-PM of Israel. New PM is NB.
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Level 70
Aug 17, 2021
Genuinely forgot for a while that Beyonce has a last name.