People with R Initials

From RA to RZ, name the famous person with each set of initials.
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Last updated: October 9, 2020
First submittedDecember 14, 2011
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Clue
Person
RA
First person to visit the
South Pole
Roald Amundsen
RB
British billionaire with many
"Virgin" businesses
Richard Branson
RC
Blind piano player
Ray Charles
RD
"Matilda" and "BFG" author
Roald Dahl
RE
Notable transcendentalist,
middle name Waldo
Ralph Waldo
Emerson
RF
Rafael Nadal's rival
Roger Federer
RG
"Pretty Woman" actor
Richard Gere
RH
"Happy Days" star and
"Apollo 13" director
Ron Howard
RI
He and his brothers sang
"Twist & Shout"
Ronald Isley
RJ
He's a super freak,
he's super freaky
Rick James
RK
"The Jungle Book" author
Rudyard Kipling
 
Clue
Person
RL
Confederate Army leader
Robert E. Lee
RM
Bond. James Bond.
Roger Moore
RN
President who was not a crook
Richard Nixon
RO
Greatest snooker player ever?
Ronnie O'Sullivan
RP
She wouldn't give up her
seat on the bus
Rosa Parks
RQ
In the National Lampoon's
universe, he was Cousin Eddie
Randy Quaid
RR
Actor who became a President
Ronald Reagan
RS
Drummer who replaced Pete Best
Ringo Starr
RT
Singer of "Blurred Lines"
Robin Thicke
RV
Died in a plane crash with
Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper
Ritchie Valens
RW
She was legally blonde
Reese Witherspoon
RZ
Tom Cruise had her at hello
Renee Zellweger
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Level 80
Nov 12, 2017
Robin Yount would fit very nicely as Y.
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Level ∞
Nov 12, 2017
He used to be here but people whined about having an American sports figure on the quiz.
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Level 69
Nov 12, 2017
Who the heck is Robin Yount????
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Level 73
Nov 13, 2017
I mean, I don't think there is any way he is more obscure than the answers for RI or RQ...
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Level 64
Jun 26, 2018
I don't understand. There are people in the world who didn't follow Milwaukee Brewers baseball in the 80s and 90s?
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Level 80
Aug 29, 2019
I've definitely heard of the Isley Brothers and Randy Quaid. No idea who Yount is. But the fact that I don't know who he is is not a good reason to exclude him from the quiz.
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Level 30
Feb 23, 2019
Some people (including myself) weren’t alive in those years.
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Level 83
Aug 29, 2019
So because you weren't alive is a good excuse to not learn anything historical? No one who takes these quizzes was alive during the years of Genghis Khan, Charlemagne, Napoleon...
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2020
Kind of a bad example. You think this guy will still be known in a couple of hundred years? If not you cant claim he has historical importance. Some people can be extremely famous in a certain time period, but not relevant and forgotten a generation later.
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Level 76
Nov 14, 2017
Took me a while to spell RV - maybe some alternatives?
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Level 75
Nov 22, 2017
Do you mean alternative spellings?
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Level 37
May 9, 2018
What did you have difficulty with: "Valens"or "Valenzuela?"
+2
Level 37
May 9, 2018
Read Rafael Nadal as Ralph Nader. Time for bed.
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Level 66
Jun 26, 2018
Ha I did too at first
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Level 67
Jun 26, 2018
I'd have had a better shot at getting Nader if he WAS the answer.
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Level 79
Jun 25, 2018
Saw the word drummer in the clue and automatically skipped it. I never know specific musicians in these quizzes. Then I saw the answer, reread the clue, and now I'm so ashamed. I was a fan when they first invaded the US and I missed that one???
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Level 81
Jun 25, 2018
Did the exact same thing.
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Level 28
Jun 25, 2018
Can you please allow Richard Starkey for Ringo Starr?
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Level 67
Feb 23, 2019
Why would you guess his birth name instead of the name that literally billions more people know him by?
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Level 83
Oct 9, 2020
Doesn't matter -- just typing in "star" does the trick either way.
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Level 83
Oct 9, 2020
I'd venture that Roy Orbison is far better known than any snooker player. Actually surprised though that 44% know the RO answer.
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Level 72
Oct 9, 2020
I typed in Reagan and Orbison before even looking at the clues as I was sure they would be answers. Surprised Orbison wasn't but I knew O'Sullivan.
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Level 78
Oct 9, 2020
Never knew anything about snooker until I stumbled across a video of O'Sullivan playing, and watched it for some reason. The guy is a snooker assassin. Unreal. Made me go look up the rules of the game to better understand it.
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Level 89
Oct 11, 2020
The Isley brothers version of Twist & Shout is superior to the Beatles'.
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Level 63
Oct 15, 2020
That's one of the best songs about rape. He should be in the four letter word quiz.