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 82
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.
+2
Level 84
Jun 26, 2014
It accepted "Deng" for me.
+1
Level 58
Apr 13, 2021
Same.
+2
Level 44
Aug 2, 2014
and only 9% new Velazquez. it seems like american clues are the way to go
+5
Level 68
Apr 13, 2021
He wasn't a ninja turtle
+2
Level 62
Jul 18, 2019
I got it but couldn't spell it.
+3
Level 56
Apr 13, 2021
I answered all of these by the last name. Strangely enough typing xiaoping didnt. I had to put deng to get it. Might explain the low score on that one.
+3
Level 59
Apr 13, 2021
Names are reversed in China. Deng is his surname.
+2
Level 71
Apr 13, 2021
It wouldn't accept just "Xiaoping", which I get considering Deng is his surname, but it for some reason accepted just "Yankee" for Daddy Yankee, even though that is not his real name.
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Level 59
Apr 14, 2021
Well, yes and no. His full name is Dadeleine Yankee. He just goes by Daddy ;)
+1
Level 62
Apr 15, 2021
I tried Xiaoping, Xixian and Xiansheng, I didn't think to put Deng… :'(
+6
Level 68
May 25, 2016
did anyone else guess "Disco Stu" for the DS clue? no? just me? ok...
+5
Level 84
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!"
+1
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
+4
Level 66
Apr 13, 2021
It couldn't be him. Disco Stu doesn't advertise.
+2
Level 71
Apr 13, 2021
you beat me to it.
+2
Level 58
Apr 13, 2021
I should have scrolled down before posting!
+1
Level 58
Apr 13, 2021
Disco Stu doesn't advertise.
+2
Level 67
Jul 27, 2016
"Lady Chatterley's Lover" - I thought the clue was looking for the name of the lover, not the author.
+1
Level 78
Jul 27, 2016
I did too, at first, then brain kicked into gear.
+8
Level 68
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.
+2
Level 78
Nov 28, 2017
I disagree
+13
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 78
Sep 19, 2018
Good point.
+5
Level 40
May 3, 2019
Not many alternatives for DX
+1
Level 78
Oct 6, 2020
Has the description changed? It doesn't say it's about first names.
+5
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 79
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 83
Feb 2, 2021
I'm with @phalcrocorax: what comes before Deng to stop it being first?
+1
Level 38
Apr 29, 2021
TENG IS HIS FIRST NAME
+1
Level 43
Apr 7, 2017
No Donald Trump!?!?!?!?
+6
Level 51
Jan 10, 2021
Tennant trumps him.
+4
Level 66
Mar 17, 2021
That is never, ever a bad thing.
+1
Level 82
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
+2
Level 78
Nov 28, 2017
Only family name is accepted alone.
+2
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 74
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 75
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 90
Oct 8, 2020
Germany basketball star?
+1
Level ∞
Oct 8, 2020
Okay fixed.
+1
Level 57
Oct 10, 2020
I only got the most guessed and the least guessed answer.
+1
Level 73
Mar 2, 2021
'Rock' is accepted for the person known as The Rock.
+2
Level 69
Apr 13, 2021
"Rock" shouldn't be accepted.
+3
Level 51
Mar 5, 2021
Can you accept 'Xiaoping'?
+2
Level 66
Apr 13, 2021
So.. Daddy Yankee is a real name now..
+1
Level 77
Jun 10, 2021
However, on the C quiz, Horse is not accepted for the Native American who is being sculpted on a mountain in the Dakotas.
+1
Level 76
Apr 13, 2021
I spelled David Tennant wrong, yet still got the point. However, I wrote "Dweezel" with an "e" instead of an "i" and I didn't get the point. A little more consistency, please.
+5
Level 70
Apr 13, 2021
Dolly Parton has done so many notable things that she's well known for -- singer-songwriter of 'Jolene'; has a theme park named for her; has a literacy program that gives children books every month until they reach kindergarten; helped fund development of a COVID vaccine. Why objectify her by reducing her to her breasts? Could this clue be modified to be about something she has accomplished or done?
+1
Level 16
Apr 13, 2021
I thought DK was donkey Kong
+1
Level 51
Apr 13, 2021
Donkey Kong is a convicted killer? Excuse me, but I need to rethink everything.
+1
Level 61
Apr 13, 2021
Fortunately, there are only so many Chinese syllables that start with D.
+1
Level 69
Apr 13, 2021
I was picturing the original War of the Worlds, and thought 'well I have no idea' and skipped it. Didn't know there was a remake. Must have been awful.
+1
Level 90
Apr 13, 2021
As someone who loathes Tom Cruise, it wasn't bad.
+2
Level 61
Apr 14, 2021
Missed out on Derek Zoolander!
+2
Level 70
Apr 15, 2021
I think not accepting Xiaoping is a bit of a trick,, trying to be a bit too smart.