People with D Initials

From DA to DZ, name the famous person with each set of initials.
Keep in mind that in many Asian cultures, the family name comes first
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Last updated: October 6, 2020
First submittedFebruary 27, 2011
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Clue
Person
DA
He was a Blues Brother
and a Conehead
Dan Aykroyd
DB
"Bend It" like him
David Beckham
DC
V.P. for George W. Bush
Dick Cheney
DD
Schwarzenegger's "Twin"
Danny DeVito
DE
WWII Allied commander
Dwight Eisenhower
DF
Child actress who starred
in "War of the Worlds"
Dakota Fanning
DG
"Lethal Weapon" star
Danny Glover
DH
Had a shootout at the
O.K. Corral
Doc Holliday
DJ
Also known as "The Rock"
Dwayne Johnson
DK
Boxing promoter and
convicted killer
Don King
DL
"Lady Chatterley's Lover"
D. H. Lawrence
DM
Led Argentina to World Cup
victory in 1986
Diego Maradona
 
Clue
Person
DN
German basketball star
Dirk Nowitzki
DO
President of Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega
DP
Well-endowed female
country singer
Dolly Parton
DQ
V.P. who couldn't spell potato
Dan Quayle
DR
Former Supremes singer
Diana Ross
DS
Disco singer who sang
"MacArthur Park"
Donna Summer
DT
The tenth doctor
David Tennant
DV
Spanish painter of "Las Meninas"
Diego Velazquez
DW
Star of "Training Day" and
"Malcolm X"
Denzel Washington
DX
Chinese leader who introduced
a market economy
Deng Xiaoping
DY
"Despacito" rapper
Daddy Yankee
DZ
Son of Frank; brother
of Moon Unit
Dweezil Zappa
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Level 81
May 6, 2014
So many american people not known from the rest of the world and, on the other hand, only 11% have answered Deng Xiaoping... what a shame.
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Level 83
Jun 26, 2014
It accepted "Deng" for me.
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Level 44
Aug 2, 2014
and only 9% new Velazquez. it seems like american clues are the way to go
+1
Level 62
Jul 18, 2019
I got it but couldn't spell it.
+2
Level 67
May 25, 2016
did anyone else guess "Disco Stu" for the DS clue? no? just me? ok...
+3
Level 82
Jul 27, 2016
Oh, no...not just you. I saw DS and disco singer and immediately typed Disco Stu. Then when I saw the part about having number one hits, I actually heard in Disco Stu's voice, "Disco Stu won't work for you!"
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Level 67
Nov 24, 2019
That was the first thing that entered my mind and I dont really watch the simpsons, have seen some episodes here and there, but dont follow it
+1
Level 67
Jul 27, 2016
"Lady Chatterley's Lover" - I thought the clue was looking for the name of the lover, not the author.
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Level 79
Jul 27, 2016
I did too, at first, then brain kicked into gear.
+4
Level 67
Jul 27, 2016
I still think Xiaoping should be an accepted answer, regardless of Chinese name configuration. All the other answers, you do not need to type in the "D" portion of the answer. This one should be no exception.
+1
Level 77
Nov 28, 2017
I disagree
+5
Level 44
Sep 4, 2018
Since this quiz is about first names starting with D, Deng Xiaoping shouldn't even be on this list.
+1
Level 79
Sep 19, 2018
Good point.
+3
Level 41
May 3, 2019
Not many alternatives for DX
+1
Level 77
Oct 6, 2020
Has the description changed? It doesn't say it's about first names.
+1
Level ∞
Oct 6, 2020
The quiz is "People with D Initials". Neither the title nor the description have ever said anything about first names.
+1
Level 78
Oct 7, 2020
But the *first* name of Deng Xiaoping is indeed "Deng". It's his family name, unlike any of the other answers, but it still comes first.
+1
Level 43
Apr 7, 2017
No Donald Trump!?!?!?!?
+1
Level 81
Oct 9, 2017
So glad I did not have to correctly spell "Dweezil."
+3
Level 63
Nov 13, 2017
Not sure why Xiaoping is not accepted
+1
Level 77
Nov 28, 2017
Only family name is accepted alone.
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Level 77
Jul 2, 2018
Thankfully. Xiaoping was escaping me but I knew it was Deng.
+1
Level 67
Nov 24, 2019
I think I tried typing velesquaz or something.. because I was about to comment that perhaps velasquez could be accepted as a type in. But I tried it (restarted the quiz) to be sure and it was accepted. So I think I mixed up the vowels or something. It didnt take my answers and I gave up, cause it was a hunch anyway..
+1
Level 73
Dec 28, 2019
Was anyone else unaware that there was a remake of War of the Worlds? I was going back decades in my mind, desperately trying to think who it could have been...
+1
Level 74
Oct 7, 2020
I think 'Doctor Ten' should be accepted for DT! Why? Just because it would be as cool as a Fez.
+1
Level 88
Oct 8, 2020
Germany basketball star?
+1
Level ∞
Oct 8, 2020
Okay fixed.
+1
Level 56
Oct 10, 2020
I only got the most guessed and the least guessed answer.