People with I Initials

From IA to IY, name the famous person with each set of initials.
Fictional characters in bold
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Last updated: October 7, 2020
First submittedJuly 20, 2011
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Clue
Person
IA
Notorious Ugandan dictator
Idi Amin
IB
"White Christmas" composer
Irving Berlin
IC
Rapper who said
"today was a good day"
Ice Cube
ID
Soviet boxer who battled
Rocky Balboa
Ivan Drago
IE
English actor. Star of "Luther"
and "The Dark Tower".
Idris Elba
IF
Creator of James Bond
Ian Fleming
IG
India's only female
Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi
IH
R&B singer and voice of Chef
from "South Park"
Isaac Hayes
II
Russian version of John Doe
Ivan Ivanovitch
IJ
Raider of the Lost Ark
Indiana Jones
IK
18th century philosopher who
thought about moral imperatives
Immanuel Kant
 
Clue
Person
IL
1980s Czech tennis great
Ivan Lendl
IM
Filipino first lady and
shoe collector
Imelda Marcos
IN
A falling apple inspired his
work on gravitation
Isaac Newton
IP
He could make a dog salivate
just by ringing a bell
Ivan Pavlov
IQ
Puerto Rican reggaeton
singer
Ivy Queen
IR
Liverpool's all-time leading
goalscorer
Ian Rush
IS
"Rite of Spring" composer
Igor Stravinsky
IT
Daughter of the Donald
Ivanka Trump
IW
Author of "Trainspotting"
Irvine Welsh
IY
Chief admiral of Japan
during WWII
Isoroku Yamamoto
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Level 34
Jan 16, 2014
Agh! Should have known Kant!

You Kant believe in hocus-pocus

+4
Level 74
May 15, 2014
He was also a real pissant, who was very rarely stable...but that's another story...
+3
Level 58
Mar 4, 2018
what a kant
+1
Level 68
Feb 2, 2018
It's a shame when you can't get Kant.
+1
Level 82
Oct 30, 2014
A lot of Ivans.
+1
Level 60
Feb 7, 2017
Missed Ivan Awfulich
+1
Level 77
Mar 14, 2017
Pretty sure it is Ivan Ivanov, which I believe should be accepted. Or alternatively Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov, according to Wikipedia.
+1
Level 71
Apr 26, 2017
Funny thing is, I didn't actually know that one, so I tried a typical Russian name with a typical Russian ending, and... voila!
+1
Level ∞
Nov 10, 2017
Ivanov will work now
+3
Level 77
Nov 10, 2017
I'd prefer to see Ian McKellen
+1
Level 60
Mar 4, 2018
Re the tennis player....tried several versions Ilie Nastase, cursing.....except he was 1970s and Romanian! Doh!
+1
Level 77
Oct 7, 2020
And not with IL initials
+1
Level 37
Mar 4, 2018
I cannot believe that I missed IDRIS ELBA!!!
+1
Level 46
Mar 9, 2018
Moral of the story: Most "I" people are Russians named Ivan.
+1
Level 81
Nov 27, 2019
Good job of getting a good blend of "I" names. Aside from Ian, Isaac, Isabel and Ivan you don't often see names start with the letter.
+2
Level 83
Oct 7, 2020
Maybe "India's only" instead of "Indian's only"?
+1
Level ∞
Oct 8, 2020
Fixed
+1
Level 79
Oct 14, 2020
Quite a difficult letter to find famous people, innit?

I'm talking seriously: while many letters are one of two short, "I" is 5 short!!!

+1
Level 63
Oct 15, 2020
I love a quiz featuring Immanuel Kant. Everyone should be forced to read Kritik der Reinen Vernunft in the original German.