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Match the entertainers to the year

Postby skullturfq » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:22 am

Happy new year! 2015 ends in a 5.

Here's a list of entertainers who were born in years ending in 0 or 5. There is one entertainer for each year. Can you match the entertainers to their year of birth?

The years represented are

1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980.

The entertainers are

Woody Allen
Bradley Cooper
Matt Damon
Clint Eastwood
Jake Gyllenhaal
B.B. King
Steve Martin
Al Pacino
Sean Penn
Chris Rock
Bruce Willis
Stevie Wonder
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Re: Match the entertainers to the year

Postby Neel Mehta » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:03 pm

This puzzle format will always be gold.

It blows my mind that 5 of these men will be 70 or older this year, and that I failed to pick all 5 correctly. If memory serves, this is an older group than usual for this kind of puzzle; the youngest is 35. This makes the list more impressive to me, if not more difficult.
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Re: Match the entertainers to the year

Postby Bill » Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:42 pm

I did better with the older entertainers than the younger ones. The person on the list who is the youngest, I thought was much older for some reason, which threw me off a bit near the top of the list. But after 1960, I did pretty well.

This was fun; thanks for posting.
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Re: Match the entertainers to the year

Postby Ken Jennings » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:35 pm

Noooooo I swapped the last two!

I got one wrong last year too and wanted redemption. Come on 2016.
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Re: Match the entertainers to the year

Postby skullturfq » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:34 am

Why wait until 2016? Here's another list of famous people to try to match to their birth years.

The years represented are:

1925, 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1950, 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990.

The famous people are

Julie Andrews
Princess Anne
Barbara Bush
Zooey Deschanel
Mia Farrow
Whoopi Goldberg
Angelina Jolie
Keira Knightley
Jennifer Lawrence
Julianne Moore
Sarah Jessica Parker
Uma Thurman
Raquel Welch
Joanne Woodward
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Re: Match the entertainers to the year

Postby skullturfq » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:40 am

For the sake of completeness (and to save folks time typing a bunch of names into Wikipedia), explicit answers are hidden in spoilers below.

The answer to the first puzzle (with the men) is

Spoiler: show
1925: B.B. King
1930: Clint Eastwood
1935: Woody Allen
1940: Al Pacino
1945: Steve Martin
1950: Stevie Wonder
1955: Bruce Willis
1960: Sean Penn
1965: Chris Rock
1970: Matt Damon
1975: Bradley Cooper
1980: Jake Gyllenhaal


and the answer to the second puzzle (with the women) is

Spoiler: show
1925: Barbara Bush
1930: Joanne Woodward
1935: Julie Andrews
1940: Raquel Welch
1945: Mia Farrow
1950: Princess Anne
1955: Whoopi Goldberg
1960: Julianne Moore
1965: Sarah Jessica Parker
1970: Uma Thurman
1975: Angelina Jolie
1980: Zooey Deschanel
1985: Keira Knightley
1990: Jennifer Lawrence
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