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People with W Initials Quiz

Name the people with these initials.
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First submittedFebruary 15, 2012
Last updatedSeptember 12, 2018
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Initials
Clue
Person
WA
Critically acclaimed director who creepily married his
partner's adopted daughter
Woody Allen
WB
Billionaire investor called "The Oracle of Omaha"
Warren Buffett
WC
WWII Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
WD
Mickey Mouse creator
Walt Disney
WE
Had a shootout at the O.K. Corral
Wyatt Earp
WF
"Anchorman" star
Will Ferrell
WG
Hockey's "Great One"
Wayne Gretzky
WH
Pop singer who tragically died in 2012
Whitney Houston
WI
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" author
Washington Irving
WJ
"Fugees" member and wannabe Haitian politician
Wyclef Jean
WK
Russian abstract painter
Wassily Kandinsky
WM
Former namesake of Denali
William McKinley
WN
Red-headed stranger of country music who didn't pay his taxes
Willie Nelson
WP
Founder of a U.S. state that bears his name
William Penn
WR
"Beetlejuice" star and notable shoplifter
Winona Ryder
WS
"Hamlet" author
William Shakespeare
WT
The fattest President
William Taft
WV
Developed rockets for the Nazis and, later, the United States
Wernher Von Braun
WW
U.S. President during WWI
Woodrow Wilson
WY
Irish poet and 1923 Nobel Prize winner
William Butler Yeats
WZ
"Werewolves of London"
Warren Zevon
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level 62
Nov 9, 2014
I was surprised to see Warren Zevon on here. My dad is a huge fan of him, so I got the clue instantly.
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level 72
Nov 9, 2014
why surprised? halloween was very recent...a very common halloween trivia question involing his song about werewolves...play trivia 3 or 4 times a week at pubs and at every pub i played at during halloween week there was some question involving him or his song
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level 62
Oct 29, 2018
I know that 4 years have past since I made that comment, but I didn't think that he was that well known.
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level 76
Oct 29, 2018
I never heard of him, along with 80% of the others on here. But then, I've never played trivia in a British pub, either. (Would love to, though.)
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level 77
Jan 14, 2019
Not many people with those initials.
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level 66
Nov 9, 2014
Churchill, Shakespeare, Disney, Will Ferrell and Winona Ryder. Who are the rest of this people? I feel so ignorant
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level 43
Mar 14, 2015
It is very unfortunate to give Werner von Braun's initials as WV. The surname is "von Braun", "Braun" being the important, characteristic part. "Von" is just an indication that his family was of noble/knightly origin.
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level 69
Nov 16, 2017
I also wondered about that. It's like making the "Sir" part of the initials.
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level 47
Oct 29, 2018
Agreed, as someone with "van" as part of my name, that's absolutely not how the initial should be. WB would be better, WvB best.
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level 43
Mar 14, 2015
And another comment (apologies if you are fed up with comments of this sort): Even realising that probably most users of this website are from the US, it is not appropriate to characterise William Taft as the fattest president, without establishing explicitly that you mean the fattest US president. It is not hard to deduce what you mean, but saying it plainly would show that you realise that the world is not just the USA. Many people would appreciate it!
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level 45
May 23, 2015
Hear, hear!!
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level 69
Nov 29, 2017
Can anyone think of a president of another country with the initials WT who was/is fatter than Warren Taft?
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level 66
Oct 29, 2018
WanderingWalrus, you appear to have missed Tinu's point entirely.
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level 61
Oct 29, 2018
Agreed. Also sad that being fat is the only thing he's remembered for. How about the fact that he's the only person in US history to have served as both president and chief justice of the supreme court?
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level 20
Jun 25, 2017
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level 71
Nov 12, 2017
Soon-Yi is not Mia Farrow's step-daughter, but her daughter-daughter (adopted). It'd be accurate to say that she was *Woody's* step-daughter but for the fact that he and Mia never legally tied the knot.
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level ∞
Nov 13, 2017
Fixed the clue
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level 70
Nov 17, 2017
I'm sorry, but I guess I have a different definition of "tragic". Drowning in a bathtub after suffering a heart attack with cocaine, diphenhydramine, alprazolam, cyclobenzaprine and marijuana in your system, after YEARS of drug abuse, is not "tragic". It's inevitable.

A mother getting shot to death while laying her body over her children in an effort to protect them is "tragic". A toddler dying as the result of an inoperable brain tumor is "tragic". Someone who willfully throws their life away? Not so much.
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level 67
Feb 7, 2018
There are many kinds of tragedies. There are tragedies that happen to people, and tragedies that people bring upon themselves. Hell, the classical definition of "tragedy" is explicitly about a person's own tragic flaws leading to their downfall. It's The Tragedy of Macbeth, not The Tragedy of Duncan.
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level 76
Oct 29, 2018
I understand what you're saying, but I think it's tragic when anyone becomes addicted to drugs, regardless of the reason or outcome. The definition of tragic is causing extreme distress or sorrow, and I'm sure those who loved her thought her death was tragic.
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level 77
Oct 29, 2018
Free will is an illusion.
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level 66
Oct 29, 2018
Damn good one, then.
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level 57
Oct 29, 2018
Yes, but it's a good enough illusion that assuming it exists makes very little difference to anything. I would agree that drug abuse is tragic though.
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level 77
Jan 14, 2019
good one until you understand the physics and chemistry behind how our brains works and figure out that there is nothing at all mystical or mysterious about it.
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level 77
Jun 13, 2019
also, TM, whether or not one believes in free will can actually make a pretty huge difference in a lot of different ways. I know you're a smart guy so maybe you haven't taken time to ponder all of the implications. But everything from relationships, to how you interact with other people on a daily basis, to how you process trauma or feelings of guilt, to how we enact laws related to the criminal justice system can all be drastically different based on this belief.
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level 65
Oct 30, 2018
Thank you Tom Lehrer for the Von Braun answer: "once the rockets are up, who care where they come down! It's not my department, says Werner Von Braun"
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level 57
Oct 31, 2018
I think, after so many years, Wynona Ryder has redeemed herself, especially with "Stranger Things." Maybe the clue could, itself, be updated?
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level 55
Dec 2, 2018
Might be an idea to make WG's hint (ice-)hockey instead of hockey. For most quiz-participators outside of US and such hockey is the type you play on gras, not ice. Here (netherlands) it is played as well, but we litteraly call it icehockey.