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58. Her fictional relatives included Lizzie, Ambrosia, Nabob, and Lucifer.
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I had a hunch on this one that turned out to be right.

69. This controversial director was married to the same Mexican actress/dancer three different times between 1965 and his death.
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75. His intended starring vehicle, a sitcom version of Shampoo, was pulled by NBC just before the start of the 1976 TV season amid outrage that one of its supporting characters was openly gay.
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2. His great-great-grandfather, Tom Burghardt, was a slave who won his freedom by serving in the Revolutionary Army to fight the redcoats.

I didn't look this up, but I think it has to be W.E.B. DuBOIS. The B stands for Burghardt


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25. His three-act tragic opera, based on a Pierre Corneille play, was censored by the conservative Italian rulers on the basis of sensitive subject matter to the point where the composer vowed never to come to Naples again. (He broke that promise four years later.)

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55. He was a three-sport star at Eastern Arizona College, but poor academic abilities forced him to drop out and turn to acting.


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52. To this day, he still holds the third highest merit score in the entire history of West Point.


I thought this was Robert E. Lee, but I was wrong. Lee was actually second, and the third highest score was DOUGLAS MACARTHUR. If you want a good million dollar question on Millionaire you might ask who was first, and the answer is actually a classmate of Lee's, Charles Mason, who left the Army two years after graduation and later became the first Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.

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43. She never won an Emmy off of her four career nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in both drama and comedy. Contrary to popular belief, she has never been jealous of either of the Emmy-winning co-stars of her respective series.

I think I may have been right about this being SUSAN ST. JAMES after all.


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UPDATED CONSOLIDATION

Solve the 100 clues below. Then, using two names and one of the Associated Words at the bottom, form 50 connections based on a Tangredi, or hidden principle, that you must discover for yourself. No name or Associated Word will be used more than once. Alternate matches are possible, but there is only one combination that properly uses all 100 names.

It should also be noted that clue #100 is deliberately vague because his identity will invariably reveal this puzzle's theme. Nonetheless, it would behoove you to establish the Tangredi before you attempt to guess #100.

1. The award named after her first husband will soon be handed out for the first time in eight years.
NORMA SHEARER

2. His great-great-grandfather, Tom Burghardt, was a slave who won his freedom by serving in the Revolutionary Army to fight the redcoats.
W.E.B. DuBOIS

3. He posted an undefeated amateur boxing record while serving on the USS Pennsylvania during World War II.
JOHNNY CARSON

4. The reality series that featured him as a high school teacher was an abject failure of the 2010 TV season.
TONY DANZA

5. One of the very few times that a game show aired on the BET network was when this man hosted a short-lived revival of a short-lived family-vs.-family musical game show.
SPENCER CHRISTIAN

6. On television, he played a con man surnamed Trump who tricked naive Americans into believing that the only way they could be saved from disaster was to lock up the hero and build a wall... and no, it's not Alec Baldwin.
LAWRENCE DOBKIN

7. His career began as a fact checker for a news network that folded in 2018. Now he fact-checks a con man surnamed Trump every weeknight on a news network that was totally not failing in 2018.

8. Letitia was the rarely-used real first name of the role for which she won two Emmys.

9. He got his film debut--albeit in a minor role--in a blockbuster musical when a former president's son pulled out of the project at the last minute.

10. This former president's mistress of over thirty years, who also happened to be his wife's personal secretary, was with him on the day that he died.
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT or MISSY LeHAND

11. Though he didn't appear in the movie, he did receive an original Maltese falcon statuette as a gift from Jack Warner.
DASHIELL HAMMETT? JOHN HUSTON?

12. This man has starred in more Notorious TV Turkeys than I can care to recall. Among them: a spin-off of a popular 1960s-70s ABC sitcom, a reboot of a popular 1970s-80s ABC sitcom, and a sitcom version of a popular cooking show.

13. She was one of the youngest people in history to have her own radio show, when she hosted a weekly fifteen-minute music series for NBC at just twenty-one years old.

14. To date, this former child actress's last on-screen appearance was in a short film about a has-been actor who struggled in his second chance at stardom. The film was written and directed by a Hollywood legend's son, who died suddenly of atherosclerosis at only 36 years old.
CAROL LYNLEY

15. This onetime Marvel hero played a polio victim in a film directed by a onetime Marvel villain.

16. In 1964, Isaac Stern introduced this child prodigy to the national TV audience.
ITZHAK PERLMAN

17. This former college classmate of President Obama was the inspiration for the character of Deputy Kovacs in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

18. This funnyman's college classmates included two Oscar-winning actresses and the Emmy-nominated star of a long-running sitcom who would be replaced in the cast of that sitcom by one of her Oscar-winning classmates.

19. Chet Atkins once claimed this multiple Grammy winner "single-handedly" saved the country music industry from its apparent downward spiral during the 1980s.
GARTH BROOKS?

20. Her comedy career began in college when she was a part of an improv troupe called My Mother's Fleabag.
AMY POEHLER

21. He may have been the last person to see Sal Mineo alive (apart from Sal's murderer, obviously).
KEIR DULLEA

22. In her side career as an artist, she has shown off her works in exhibitions called Totem, Antenna, Catapult, and Glass Onion.
YOKO ONO?

23. She made television history in England two-and-a-half years before a Bored Buddy accomplished the same feat on American television.
JUDITH KEPPEL

24. This sports legend completes the following logical sequence: Warren Earp, Edmond Dantés, Jesus, _______.

25. His three-act tragic opera, based on a Pierre Corneille play, was censored by the conservative Italian rulers on the basis of sensitive subject matter to the point where the composer vowed never to come to Naples again. (He broke that promise four years later.)
GAETANO DONIZETTI

26. One of the 47 schools represented by the fund named after this great American is currently attended by another great American, Javon Deandre Bielefeldt.

27. As a teenager, he got a five-pound-and-five-shilling loan from his mother so that he could purchase a Gallotone Champion. The rest is history.
JOHN LENNON

28. Despite a film and television career spanning 65 years, younger people only know her as a shill for the adult diaper industry.
JUNE ALLYSON

29. His blues albums have featured collaborations with Jean McClain, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, and Tom Jones. (Another Tom Jones reference appears at #95.)

30. Jimmy Kimmel doesn't have time for him.
MATT DAMON

31. He made his eighteenth and final film appearance in one of two movies directed in 1980 by a former Best Actor Oscar winner.

32. She will always be remembered/reviled for her role as the heroine of what is widely considered the worst ever film adaptation of a video game, which one of her co-stars famously called "the worst thing I ever did."
SAMANTHA MATHIS

33. His film roles have included Rick Moranis's brother, Rick Moranis's best friend, and (his most notable film role) Michael Douglas's best friend.

34. If your attempt to suppress personal information from the public results in that personal information becoming more public, then you've just become a victim of the "effect" named for this person.

35. This historically significant person was portrayed in two different films by two two-time Oscar winners, one of whom won one of his Oscars for portraying this person.
BEN BRADLEE

36. It's a pretty safe bet that this former Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player didn't win any Father of the Year awards in 2014.
ADRIAN PETERSON

37. Eight years after she won an Emmy for dramatic acting, she won an Emmy for directing a comedy series.
BETTY THOMAS

38. Speaking of TV directors, this actor's father directed three episodes of Little House on the Prairie--including one in which this actor appeared as a teenager--and later received an Emmy nomination for directing a short-lived legal drama.

39. While he was a student at Wichita State University, he won $7,000 in a miniature golf tournament that aired on ESPN. (Yes, ESPN used to air stuff like that!) In 2018, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of a different ball sport.

40. Her iconic three-word catchphrase was used later that year as a campaign slogan for an unsuccessful presidential candidate.
CLARA PELLER

41. His father's recording studio, Aura Recording Inc., was partly responsible for the production of the Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon.

42. This man left three novels unpublished at the time of his unexpected death: one finished novel that was published a year after his death, one incomplete novel finished by Richard Preston and published in 2011, and one novel completely written in 1974 but not published until 2017.

43. She never won an Emmy off of her four career nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in both drama and comedy. Contrary to popular belief, she has never been jealous of either of the Emmy-winning co-stars of her respective series.
SUSAN ST. JAMES

44. He was a part of the CBS crew that covered the first successful journey to the North Pole by snowmobile.

45. She received 512,585 votes in her recent unsuccessful attempt to oust a sitting governor.
CYNTHIA NIXON

46. This lead singer of one of the world's most popular rock bands released his ninth solo studio album in 2018--his first one in 26 years.

47. Although she isn't a saint, the Church of England still honors her with a feast day every October 12.
EDITH CAVELL

48. The news program that he created for WCIU in Chicago ran for fourteen years. The music program that he created for WCIU ran much, much longer.

49. Speaking of local news programs, she was the host of Inside Bed-Stuy for WNEW (now WNYW) in New York City.

50. One recent popular Internet meme has this woman reclaiming her time.
MAXINE WATERS

51. She is the only woman on a list that includes Jeff MacGregor, Brad Sherwood, and Chuck Woolery.
ELAINE JOYCE

52. To this day, he still holds the third highest merit score in the entire history of West Point.
DOUGLAS MacARTHUR

53. Though she failed to sustain a Hollywood acting career under the name Louise Hovick, her later line of work would serve as the basis of a popular memoir that would become a successful adaptation on stage... and eventually in Hollywood.
GYPSY ROSE LEE

54. He used to be married to the founder of a company that answers the question, "Which s**thole countries do my ancestors come from?" That, in turn, made him the ex-brother-in-law of the current CEO of a company that answers the question, "Where can I waste my entire day watching cute kittens?"

55. He was a three-sport star at Eastern Arizona College, but poor academic abilities forced him to drop out and turn to acting.
NICK NOLTE

56. The band named after him has released albums whose titles can translate to Friends, Miracle, and Heart.
CARLOS SANTANA

57. His best film role was that of a rich drunk who nearly killed Buddy and Mickey.
JIM BACKUS

58. Her fictional relatives included Lizzie, Ambrosia, Nabob, and Lucifer.
MINNIE PEARL

59. He was sued by two of the writers of a sketch comedy series that he produced for a local station in Anaheim. (Coincidentally, the lawsuit went to small claims court.)

60. In his first major film role, he terrorized Olivia de Havilland in her own home.
JAMES CAAN

61. His career in the entertainment industry started as a concert promoter in Buffalo... and ended as the namesake of a list on which nobody wants to find themselves.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN

62. His most famous speech did not end with well wishes to an old next-door neighbor who desired a BJ.
NEIL ARMSTRONG

63. Born in Australia to a Croatian father and a German mother, he eliminates the "dinovic" from the end of his surname to attain his stage name.

64. For 24 years, he served as the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins)... and also served less than a season as the Marlins manager during that time.

65. Despite being born into one of the most prominent and most respected families of her time, nobody really knows when she was born... though historians can agree that her older sister, Mary, was born in 1499.
ANNE BOLEYN

66. He was the final winner of the final episode of the 2005-06 season of Showtime at the Apollo... though you may only know him as "#5 on my 2010s list".
JASON DERULO

67. Film adaptations of his works have been directed by Harold Prince, Rob Marshall, and Tim Burton.
STEPHEN SONDHEIM

68. In her best-selling gardening book, she admitted that she had been oblivious to the entire concept of agriculture as a child, stating that she had "no idea that tomatoes didn’t come in green plastic trays, covered by cellophane, and that they could be any color other than pale red."

69. This controversial director was married to the same Mexican actress/dancer three different times between 1965 and his death.
SAM PECKINPAH

70. NBC did to her in 1987 what ABC did to another actress in 2018, but for entirely different reasons.
VALERIE HARPER

71. In his most famous television role, he played a spoiled rich kid. In his most famous film role, he played a woolly mammoth.

72. This fictional character drove an early model Dodge Ram van with a license plate that said "POSSUM".

73. His on-air replacements have included Kenny Mayne, David Shuster, and Eliot Spitzer. (Yes, that Eliot Spitzer... the Morning Ho himself.)

74. This famous writer was the subject of a 2017 Netflix documentary directed by her equally famous nephew.
JOAN DIDION

75. His intended starring vehicle, a sitcom version of Shampoo, was pulled by NBC just before the start of the 1976 TV season amid outrage that one of its supporting characters was openly gay.
DAVID BRENNER

76. When Craig Ferguson hosted The Late Late Show, a picture of this person would humorously come up whenever Craig asked for a picture of Paul McCartney.
ANGELA LANSBURY

77. His love of Egyptian style and imagery was in his DNA all along, as he discovered a few years ago that his real father was an Egyptian-born man he never knew existed.

78. He famously shared screen time with a transvestite, a precocious orphan, and a bunch of misfit cops.
CHARLES DURNING

79. He famously shares screen time with an old curmudgeon, a drunk redneck, and a dead terrorist. (#79 beats #78 for the world's strangest party.)
JEFF DUNHAM

80. His father, an Iranian-born boxer who competed in two Summer Olympics, trained him to be a champion of a sport that was not boxing.
ANDRE AGASSI

81. He met his first wife on the set of a silent rom-com. They were married a decade later and remained married for 42 years until her death. He lived another 20 years to the ripe old age of 94. (What a life!)
BUDDY ROGERS

82. The road that directly links Denver International Airport to Interstate 70 is named after him.
FRANCISCO PENA

83. Some of the very specific demands that have appeared in her contract riders include a dressing room set to exactly 75 degrees, inside of which should be exactly eight tall leafy plants, a couch with exactly three cushions, and exactly twenty white kittens to play with her bare feet.

84. Sculptures based on three of her most popular characters were officially unveiled at a public park in Portland, Oregon, in 1995.

85. He is the editor-in-chief of a website whose name translates to "voice".
EZRA KLEIN

86. In one of his earliest TV appearances, he constantly repeated the line, "This ain't Jim Beam."
KEVIN SORBO

87. In Les Misérables, Victor Hugo dissed this long-dead philosopher by claiming that he had "lapsed into madness".

88. Her lengthy stage résumé includes performances in adaptations of works by Sheridan, Congreve, du Maurier, Ibsen, Wilde, and Carroll.
EVA LE GALLIENNE

89. He is the oldest person to score his 25,000th career point in the NBA.
VINCE CARTER

90. He first gained notoriety in his role as a reclusive bachelor who lives in an abandoned train depot located just a few miles north of the actor's birthplace of Morristown, New Jersey.
PETER DINKLAGE

91. He introduced Woody Guthrie to Pete Seeger... and a few pro-communist publications.
WILL GEER?

92. This man credits The Philadelphia Story as the movie that set in motion his early desire to become an actor because Katharine Hepburn's character reminded him so much of his own mother.

93. The original printing of his first book featured on its cover a doctored photo of Abraham Lincoln, wearing nothing but a stovepipe hat on his head and a black box over his eyes to "protect his identity".

94. He was paid $5 for his on-screen debut as an extra in a Frank Borzage film... but, sadly, the footage--and even the name--of that film has been lost to the ages.
CLARK GABLE?

95. As far as I know, he is the only person who has written material for Marty Feldman, David Frost, and Tom Jones.

96. John Houseman encouraged him to quit Juilliard during his junior year because Houseman felt there was nothing else that the school could teach such a gifted student. (And he was right!)
ROBIN WILLIAMS

97. He successfully lobbied his fellow Oxford University students to reject a measure that would have outlawed American culture on campus, writing, "Oxford is very pretty, but I don't like to be dead." (He himself would reject America years later.)

98. This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guest-starred in seven episodes of The Drew Carey Show and acted on stage in one of Drew's live improv specials.
JOE WALSH

99. Although she didn't win the role of Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, she later got a guest role on that sitcom... and that role led to her getting hired for the sitcom role that made her a household name.
LONI ANDERSON

100. This man of many words would have turned 100 years old in 2017, and this puzzle is a tribute to him.
JOHN F. KENNEDY?

Associated Words
Chip
Citrus
Punch
Dairy
Whiskey
Ice
Glass
Plastic
Ivory
Pew
Sofa
Blanket
Knot
Limb
Lung
Patty
Melody
Victor
Play
Think
Knowledge
Knowledgable
Cent
Center
Beep
Boomer
Buzzer
Buzzers
Messenger
Chauffeur
Pervert
Leader
Spring
Sun
Shower
Chopper
Mover
Flower
Flowers
Shakes
Steps
Satellite
Connections
Ledges
Stationary
Insecure
Anarchic
Disaster
Lifeboat
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#24 is Bobby Jones, as historical figures placed by Jim Caveziel.

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A couple more that were nagging me.

8. Letitia was the rarely-used real first name of the role for which she won two Emmys.

KRISTY McNICOL - it's Buddy on Family.

9. He got his film debut--albeit in a minor role--in a blockbuster musical when a former president's son pulled out of the project at the last minute.

LORENZO LAMAS. Steve ford was originally supposed to play his role.

24. This sports legend completes the following logical sequence: Warren Earp, Edmond Dantés, Jesus, _______.

BOBBY JONES (Jim Caviezel roles)

48. The news program that he created for WCIU in Chicago ran for fourteen years. The music program that he created for WCIU ran much, much longer.

the guy who did Soul Train (but not Don Corneilius)

63. Born in Australia to a Croatian father and a German mother, he eliminates the "dinovic" from the end of his surname to attain his stage name.

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100. This man of many words would have turned 100 years old in 2017, and this puzzle is a tribute to him.

I don’t know if this will spark anything, but I looked up people born in 1917, and the one who could best be described as a “man of many words” is Allen Ludden.


Solve the 100 clues below. Then, using two names and one of the Associated Words at the bottom, form 50 connections based on a Tangredi, or hidden principle, that you must discover for yourself. No name or Associated Word will be used more than once. Alternate matches are possible, but there is only one combination that properly uses all 100 names.

It should also be noted that clue #100 is deliberately vague because his identity will invariably reveal this puzzle's theme. Nonetheless, it would behoove you to establish the Tangredi before you attempt to guess #100.

1. The award named after her first husband will soon be handed out for the first time in eight years.
NORMA SHEARER

2. His great-great-grandfather, Tom Burghardt, was a slave who won his freedom by serving in the Revolutionary Army to fight the redcoats.
W.E.B. DuBOIS

3. He posted an undefeated amateur boxing record while serving on the USS Pennsylvania during World War II.
JOHNNY CARSON

4. The reality series that featured him as a high school teacher was an abject failure of the 2010 TV season.
TONY DANZA

5. One of the very few times that a game show aired on the BET network was when this man hosted a short-lived revival of a short-lived family-vs.-family musical game show.
SPENCER CHRISTIAN

6. On television, he played a con man surnamed Trump who tricked naive Americans into believing that the only way they could be saved from disaster was to lock up the hero and build a wall... and no, it's not Alec Baldwin.
LAWRENCE DOBKIN

7. His career began as a fact checker for a news network that folded in 2018. Now he fact-checks a con man surnamed Trump every weeknight on a news network that was totally not failing in 2018.

8. Letitia was the rarely-used real first name of the role for which she won two Emmys.
KRISTY McNICHOL

9. He got his film debut--albeit in a minor role--in a blockbuster musical when a former president's son pulled out of the project at the last minute.
LORENZO LAMAS

10. This former president's mistress of over thirty years, who also happened to be his wife's personal secretary, was with him on the day that he died.
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT or MISSY LeHAND

11. Though he didn't appear in the movie, he did receive an original Maltese falcon statuette as a gift from Jack Warner.
DASHIELL HAMMETT? JOHN HUSTON?

12. This man has starred in more Notorious TV Turkeys than I can care to recall. Among them: a spin-off of a popular 1960s-70s ABC sitcom, a reboot of a popular 1970s-80s ABC sitcom, and a sitcom version of a popular cooking show.

13. She was one of the youngest people in history to have her own radio show, when she hosted a weekly fifteen-minute music series for NBC at just twenty-one years old.

14. To date, this former child actress's last on-screen appearance was in a short film about a has-been actor who struggled in his second chance at stardom. The film was written and directed by a Hollywood legend's son, who died suddenly of atherosclerosis at only 36 years old.
CAROL LYNLEY

15. This onetime Marvel hero played a polio victim in a film directed by a onetime Marvel villain.

16. In 1964, Isaac Stern introduced this child prodigy to the national TV audience.
ITZHAK PERLMAN

17. This former college classmate of President Obama was the inspiration for the character of Deputy Kovacs in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

18. This funnyman's college classmates included two Oscar-winning actresses and the Emmy-nominated star of a long-running sitcom who would be replaced in the cast of that sitcom by one of her Oscar-winning classmates.

19. Chet Atkins once claimed this multiple Grammy winner "single-handedly" saved the country music industry from its apparent downward spiral during the 1980s.
GARTH BROOKS?

20. Her comedy career began in college when she was a part of an improv troupe called My Mother's Fleabag.
AMY POEHLER

21. He may have been the last person to see Sal Mineo alive (apart from Sal's murderer, obviously).
KEIR DULLEA

22. In her side career as an artist, she has shown off her works in exhibitions called Totem, Antenna, Catapult, and Glass Onion.
YOKO ONO?

23. She made television history in England two-and-a-half years before a Bored Buddy accomplished the same feat on American television.
JUDITH KEPPEL

24. This sports legend completes the following logical sequence: Warren Earp, Edmond Dantés, Jesus, _______.
BOBBY JONES

25. His three-act tragic opera, based on a Pierre Corneille play, was censored by the conservative Italian rulers on the basis of sensitive subject matter to the point where the composer vowed never to come to Naples again. (He broke that promise four years later.)
GAETANO DONIZETTI

26. One of the 47 schools represented by the fund named after this great American is currently attended by another great American, Javon Deandre Bielefeldt.

27. As a teenager, he got a five-pound-and-five-shilling loan from his mother so that he could purchase a Gallotone Champion. The rest is history.
JOHN LENNON

28. Despite a film and television career spanning 65 years, younger people only know her as a shill for the adult diaper industry.
JUNE ALLYSON

29. His blues albums have featured collaborations with Jean McClain, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, and Tom Jones. (Another Tom Jones reference appears at #95.)

30. Jimmy Kimmel doesn't have time for him.
MATT DAMON

31. He made his eighteenth and final film appearance in one of two movies directed in 1980 by a former Best Actor Oscar winner.

32. She will always be remembered/reviled for her role as the heroine of what is widely considered the worst ever film adaptation of a video game, which one of her co-stars famously called "the worst thing I ever did."
SAMANTHA MATHIS

33. His film roles have included Rick Moranis's brother, Rick Moranis's best friend, and (his most notable film role) Michael Douglas's best friend.

34. If your attempt to suppress personal information from the public results in that personal information becoming more public, then you've just become a victim of the "effect" named for this person.

35. This historically significant person was portrayed in two different films by two two-time Oscar winners, one of whom won one of his Oscars for portraying this person.
BEN BRADLEE

36. It's a pretty safe bet that this former Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player didn't win any Father of the Year awards in 2014.
ADRIAN PETERSON

37. Eight years after she won an Emmy for dramatic acting, she won an Emmy for directing a comedy series.
BETTY THOMAS

38. Speaking of TV directors, this actor's father directed three episodes of Little House on the Prairie--including one in which this actor appeared as a teenager--and later received an Emmy nomination for directing a short-lived legal drama.

39. While he was a student at Wichita State University, he won $7,000 in a miniature golf tournament that aired on ESPN. (Yes, ESPN used to air stuff like that!) In 2018, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of a different ball sport.

40. Her iconic three-word catchphrase was used later that year as a campaign slogan for an unsuccessful presidential candidate.
CLARA PELLER

41. His father's recording studio, Aura Recording Inc., was partly responsible for the production of the Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon.

42. This man left three novels unpublished at the time of his unexpected death: one finished novel that was published a year after his death, one incomplete novel finished by Richard Preston and published in 2011, and one novel completely written in 1974 but not published until 2017.

43. She never won an Emmy off of her four career nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in both drama and comedy. Contrary to popular belief, she has never been jealous of either of the Emmy-winning co-stars of her respective series.
SUSAN ST. JAMES

44. He was a part of the CBS crew that covered the first successful journey to the North Pole by snowmobile.

45. She received 512,585 votes in her recent unsuccessful attempt to oust a sitting governor.
CYNTHIA NIXON

46. This lead singer of one of the world's most popular rock bands released his ninth solo studio album in 2018--his first one in 26 years.

47. Although she isn't a saint, the Church of England still honors her with a feast day every October 12.
EDITH CAVELL

48. The news program that he created for WCIU in Chicago ran for fourteen years. The music program that he created for WCIU ran much, much longer.

49. Speaking of local news programs, she was the host of Inside Bed-Stuy for WNEW (now WNYW) in New York City.

50. One recent popular Internet meme has this woman reclaiming her time.
MAXINE WATERS

51. She is the only woman on a list that includes Jeff MacGregor, Brad Sherwood, and Chuck Woolery.
ELAINE JOYCE

52. To this day, he still holds the third highest merit score in the entire history of West Point.
DOUGLAS MacARTHUR

53. Though she failed to sustain a Hollywood acting career under the name Louise Hovick, her later line of work would serve as the basis of a popular memoir that would become a successful adaptation on stage... and eventually in Hollywood.
GYPSY ROSE LEE

54. He used to be married to the founder of a company that answers the question, "Which s**thole countries do my ancestors come from?" That, in turn, made him the ex-brother-in-law of the current CEO of a company that answers the question, "Where can I waste my entire day watching cute kittens?"

55. He was a three-sport star at Eastern Arizona College, but poor academic abilities forced him to drop out and turn to acting.
NICK NOLTE

56. The band named after him has released albums whose titles can translate to Friends, Miracle, and Heart.
CARLOS SANTANA

57. His best film role was that of a rich drunk who nearly killed Buddy and Mickey.
JIM BACKUS

58. Her fictional relatives included Lizzie, Ambrosia, Nabob, and Lucifer.
MINNIE PEARL

59. He was sued by two of the writers of a sketch comedy series that he produced for a local station in Anaheim. (Coincidentally, the lawsuit went to small claims court.)

60. In his first major film role, he terrorized Olivia de Havilland in her own home.
JAMES CAAN

61. His career in the entertainment industry started as a concert promoter in Buffalo... and ended as the namesake of a list on which nobody wants to find themselves.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN

62. His most famous speech did not end with well wishes to an old next-door neighbor who desired a BJ.
NEIL ARMSTRONG

63. Born in Australia to a Croatian father and a German mother, he eliminates the "dinovic" from the end of his surname to attain his stage name.
ERIC BANA

64. For 24 years, he served as the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins)... and also served less than a season as the Marlins manager during that time.

65. Despite being born into one of the most prominent and most respected families of her time, nobody really knows when she was born... though historians can agree that her older sister, Mary, was born in 1499.
ANNE BOLEYN

66. He was the final winner of the final episode of the 2005-06 season of Showtime at the Apollo... though you may only know him as "#5 on my 2010s list".
JASON DERULO

67. Film adaptations of his works have been directed by Harold Prince, Rob Marshall, and Tim Burton.
STEPHEN SONDHEIM

68. In her best-selling gardening book, she admitted that she had been oblivious to the entire concept of agriculture as a child, stating that she had "no idea that tomatoes didn’t come in green plastic trays, covered by cellophane, and that they could be any color other than pale red."

69. This controversial director was married to the same Mexican actress/dancer three different times between 1965 and his death.
SAM PECKINPAH

70. NBC did to her in 1987 what ABC did to another actress in 2018, but for entirely different reasons.
VALERIE HARPER

71. In his most famous television role, he played a spoiled rich kid. In his most famous film role, he played a woolly mammoth.

72. This fictional character drove an early model Dodge Ram van with a license plate that said "POSSUM".

73. His on-air replacements have included Kenny Mayne, David Shuster, and Eliot Spitzer. (Yes, that Eliot Spitzer... the Morning Ho himself.)

74. This famous writer was the subject of a 2017 Netflix documentary directed by her equally famous nephew.
JOAN DIDION

75. His intended starring vehicle, a sitcom version of Shampoo, was pulled by NBC just before the start of the 1976 TV season amid outrage that one of its supporting characters was openly gay.
DAVID BRENNER

76. When Craig Ferguson hosted The Late Late Show, a picture of this person would humorously come up whenever Craig asked for a picture of Paul McCartney.
ANGELA LANSBURY

77. His love of Egyptian style and imagery was in his DNA all along, as he discovered a few years ago that his real father was an Egyptian-born man he never knew existed.

78. He famously shared screen time with a transvestite, a precocious orphan, and a bunch of misfit cops.
CHARLES DURNING

79. He famously shares screen time with an old curmudgeon, a drunk redneck, and a dead terrorist. (#79 beats #78 for the world's strangest party.)
JEFF DUNHAM

80. His father, an Iranian-born boxer who competed in two Summer Olympics, trained him to be a champion of a sport that was not boxing.
ANDRE AGASSI

81. He met his first wife on the set of a silent rom-com. They were married a decade later and remained married for 42 years until her death. He lived another 20 years to the ripe old age of 94. (What a life!)
BUDDY ROGERS

82. The road that directly links Denver International Airport to Interstate 70 is named after him.
FRANCISCO PENA

83. Some of the very specific demands that have appeared in her contract riders include a dressing room set to exactly 75 degrees, inside of which should be exactly eight tall leafy plants, a couch with exactly three cushions, and exactly twenty white kittens to play with her bare feet.

84. Sculptures based on three of her most popular characters were officially unveiled at a public park in Portland, Oregon, in 1995.

85. He is the editor-in-chief of a website whose name translates to "voice".
EZRA KLEIN

86. In one of his earliest TV appearances, he constantly repeated the line, "This ain't Jim Beam."
KEVIN SORBO

87. In Les Misérables, Victor Hugo dissed this long-dead philosopher by claiming that he had "lapsed into madness".

88. Her lengthy stage résumé includes performances in adaptations of works by Sheridan, Congreve, du Maurier, Ibsen, Wilde, and Carroll.
EVA LE GALLIENNE

89. He is the oldest person to score his 25,000th career point in the NBA.
VINCE CARTER

90. He first gained notoriety in his role as a reclusive bachelor who lives in an abandoned train depot located just a few miles north of the actor's birthplace of Morristown, New Jersey.
PETER DINKLAGE

91. He introduced Woody Guthrie to Pete Seeger... and a few pro-communist publications.
WILL GEER?

92. This man credits The Philadelphia Story as the movie that set in motion his early desire to become an actor because Katharine Hepburn's character reminded him so much of his own mother.

93. The original printing of his first book featured on its cover a doctored photo of Abraham Lincoln, wearing nothing but a stovepipe hat on his head and a black box over his eyes to "protect his identity".

94. He was paid $5 for his on-screen debut as an extra in a Frank Borzage film... but, sadly, the footage--and even the name--of that film has been lost to the ages.
CLARK GABLE?

95. As far as I know, he is the only person who has written material for Marty Feldman, David Frost, and Tom Jones.

96. John Houseman encouraged him to quit Juilliard during his junior year because Houseman felt there was nothing else that the school could teach such a gifted student. (And he was right!)
ROBIN WILLIAMS

97. He successfully lobbied his fellow Oxford University students to reject a measure that would have outlawed American culture on campus, writing, "Oxford is very pretty, but I don't like to be dead." (He himself would reject America years later.)

98. This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guest-starred in seven episodes of The Drew Carey Show and acted on stage in one of Drew's live improv specials.
JOE WALSH

99. Although she didn't win the role of Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, she later got a guest role on that sitcom... and that role led to her getting hired for the sitcom role that made her a household name.
LONI ANDERSON

100. This man of many words would have turned 100 years old in 2017, and this puzzle is a tribute to him.
JOHN F. KENNEDY?

Associated Words
Chip
Citrus
Punch
Dairy
Whiskey
Ice
Glass
Plastic
Ivory
Pew
Sofa
Blanket
Knot
Limb
Lung
Patty
Melody
Victor
Play
Think
Knowledge
Knowledgable
Cent
Center
Beep
Boomer
Buzzer
Buzzers
Messenger
Chauffeur
Pervert
Leader
Spring
Sun
Shower
Chopper
Mover
Flower
Flowers
Shakes
Steps
Satellite
Connections
Ledges
Stationary
Insecure
Anarchic
Disaster
Lifeboat
Dolphin


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This would suggest that the 50 associated words might be passwords and the people might be clues that point to that password.

One link immediately sprang to mind. Perhaps Eric Bana's best known role was as a convict in the movie Chopper. The problem is that I look at many of the other people and I can't find a link that would naturally suggest any of those words.

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Perhaps Eric Bana's best known role was as a convict in the movie Chopper.
He was also in Munich, Troy, The Other Boleyn Girl and my favorite, Hulk!


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71. In his most famous television role, he played a spoiled rich kid. In his most famous film role, he played a woolly mammoth.


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31. He made his eighteenth and final film appearance in one of two movies directed in 1980 by a former Best Actor Oscar winner.


GORDON MACRAE (The actor/director is Cliff Robertson).

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44. He was a part of the CBS crew that covered the first successful journey to the North Pole by snowmobile.


CHARLES KURALT (The expedition took place in 1968). I confess to some blatant cheating here, but I'm still stumped on the Tangredi

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I looked up a couple of the answers because I want to get this game going again.

39. While he was a student at Wichita State University, he won $7,000 in a miniature golf tournament that aired on ESPN. (Yes, ESPN used to air stuff like that!) In 2018, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of a different ball sport.

I was trying to figure out what ball sport is was & then I realized that it was bowling:

CHRIS BARNES


64. For 24 years, he served as the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins)... and also served less than a season as the Marlins manager during that time.

I honestly didn't know that he was a manager of the Marlins:

TONY PEREZ


I can also confirm that this clue (70. NBC did to her in 1987 what ABC did to another actress in 2018, but for entirely different reasons.) is indeed Valerie Harper. NBC killed off her character on The Hogan Family just as ABC killed off Roseanne's character on The Conners.

Also, this clue (82. The road that directly links Denver International Airport to Interstate 70 is named after him.) has the wrong person as the answer. It's FEDERICO PENA, not FRANCISCO PENA. Federico Pena is the former mayor of Denver & Francisco Pena is a baseball player.


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Some more answers that I looked up:

7. His career began as a fact checker for a news network that folded in 2018. Now he fact-checks a con man surnamed Trump every weeknight on a news network that was totally not failing in 2018.

ANDERSON COOPER

10. This former president's mistress of over thirty years, who also happened to be his wife's personal secretary, was with him on the day that he died.
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT or MISSY LeHAND

I couldn't find the answer to this one, but it's not either of these options. Missy LeHand died a year before FDR.

11. Though he didn't appear in the movie, he did receive an original Maltese falcon statuette as a gift from Jack Warner.
DASHIELL HAMMETT? JOHN HUSTON?

It's not one of those options. It's actually:

WILLIAM CONRAD


12. This man has starred in more Notorious TV Turkeys than I can care to recall. Among them: a spin-off of a popular 1960s-70s ABC sitcom, a reboot of a popular 1970s-80s ABC sitcom, and a sitcom version of a popular cooking show.

ROBERT URICH

19. Chet Atkins once claimed this multiple Grammy winner "single-handedly" saved the country music industry from its apparent downward spiral during the 1980s.
GARTH BROOKS?

I'm pretty sure Garth Brooks didn't have any hits in the '80s. It's actually:

RICKY SKAGGS


22. In her side career as an artist, she has shown off her works in exhibitions called Totem, Antenna, Catapult, and Glass Onion.
YOKO ONO?

Nope. It's actually:

LUCY LIU


29. His blues albums have featured collaborations with Jean McClain, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, and Tom Jones. (Another Tom Jones reference appears at #95.)

HUGH LAURIE

38. Speaking of TV directors, this actor's father directed three episodes of Little House on the Prairie--including one in which this actor appeared as a teenager--and later received an Emmy nomination for directing a short-lived legal drama.

The dad is Leo Penn. The son is:

SEAN PENN


41. His father's recording studio, Aura Recording Inc., was partly responsible for the production of the Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon.

The dad is Ben Stern. The son is:

HOWARD STERN


42. This man left three novels unpublished at the time of his unexpected death: one finished novel that was published a year after his death, one incomplete novel finished by Richard Preston and published in 2011, and one novel completely written in 1974 but not published until 2017.

MICHAEL CRICHTON

48. The news program that he created for WCIU in Chicago ran for fourteen years. The music program that he created for WCIU ran much, much longer.

This is indeed:

DON CORNELIUS


49. Speaking of local news programs, she was the host of Inside Bed-Stuy for WNEW (now WNYW) in New York City.

She was better known as an actress:

ROXIE ROKER


54. He used to be married to the founder of a company that answers the question, "Which s**thole countries do my ancestors come from?" That, in turn, made him the ex-brother-in-law of the current CEO of a company that answers the question, "Where can I waste my entire day watching cute kittens?"

SERGEY BRIN

68. In her best-selling gardening book, she admitted that she had been oblivious to the entire concept of agriculture as a child, stating that she had "no idea that tomatoes didn’t come in green plastic trays, covered by cellophane, and that they could be any color other than pale red."

This answer shocked me. It's:

MICHELLE OBAMA


72. This fictional character drove an early model Dodge Ram van with a license plate that said "POSSUM".

RED GREEN

73. His on-air replacements have included Kenny Mayne, David Shuster, and Eliot Spitzer. (Yes, that Eliot Spitzer... the Morning Ho himself.)

KEITH OLBERMANN

83. Some of the very specific demands that have appeared in her contract riders include a dressing room set to exactly 75 degrees, inside of which should be exactly eight tall leafy plants, a couch with exactly three cushions, and exactly twenty white kittens to play with her bare feet.

I honestly thought this was going to be Katy Perry because of the reaction to those tour demands that were leaked, but it's actually:

MARIAH CAREY


91. He introduced Woody Guthrie to Pete Seeger... and a few pro-communist publications.
WILL GEER?

This is indeed Will Geer.

97. He successfully lobbied his fellow Oxford University students to reject a measure that would have outlawed American culture on campus, writing, "Oxford is very pretty, but I don't like to be dead." (He himself would reject America years later.)

T.S. ELIOT

I also don't get how the answer to this clue (62. His most famous speech did not end with well wishes to an old next-door neighbor who desired a BJ.) is Neil Armstrong.


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10. This former president's mistress of over thirty years, who also happened to be his wife's personal secretary, was with him on the day that he died.
FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT or MISSY LeHAND

I couldn't find the answer to this one, but it's not either of these options. Missy LeHand died a year before FDR.

it's LUCY MERCER


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A Non E. Muss wrote:

I also don't get how the answer to this clue (62. His most famous speech did not end with well wishes to an old next-door neighbor who desired a BJ.) is Neil Armstrong.


Here is the false story:

"When he was a kid, Neil was playing baseball with his brother in the backyard. His brother hit a fly ball which landed in front of his neighbors’ bedroom window. The neighbors were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky. As he leaned down to pick up the ball, he heard Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, 'Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You’ll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!'”

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/good-luck-mr-gorsky/


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Solve the 100 clues below. Then, using two names and one of the Associated Words at the bottom, form 50 connections based on a Tangredi, or hidden principle, that you must discover for yourself. No name or Associated Word will be used more than once. Alternate matches are possible, but there is only one combination that properly uses all 100 names.

It should also be noted that clue #100 is deliberately vague because his identity will invariably reveal this puzzle's theme. Nonetheless, it would behoove you to establish the Tangredi before you attempt to guess #100.

1. The award named after her first husband will soon be handed out for the first time in eight years.
NORMA SHEARER

2. His great-great-grandfather, Tom Burghardt, was a slave who won his freedom by serving in the Revolutionary Army to fight the redcoats.
W.E.B. DuBOIS

3. He posted an undefeated amateur boxing record while serving on the USS Pennsylvania during World War II.
JOHNNY CARSON

4. The reality series that featured him as a high school teacher was an abject failure of the 2010 TV season.
TONY DANZA

5. One of the very few times that a game show aired on the BET network was when this man hosted a short-lived revival of a short-lived family-vs.-family musical game show.
SPENCER CHRISTIAN

6. On television, he played a con man surnamed Trump who tricked naive Americans into believing that the only way they could be saved from disaster was to lock up the hero and build a wall... and no, it's not Alec Baldwin.
LAWRENCE DOBKIN

7. His career began as a fact checker for a news network that folded in 2018. Now he fact-checks a con man surnamed Trump every weeknight on a news network that was totally not failing in 2018.
ANDERSON COOPER

8. Letitia was the rarely-used real first name of the role for which she won two Emmys.
KRISTY McNICHOL

9. He got his film debut--albeit in a minor role--in a blockbuster musical when a former president's son pulled out of the project at the last minute.
LORENZO LAMAS

10. This former president's mistress of over thirty years, who also happened to be his wife's personal secretary, was with him on the day that he died.
LUCY MERCER

11. Though he didn't appear in the movie, he did receive an original Maltese falcon statuette as a gift from Jack Warner.
WILLIAM CONRAD

12. This man has starred in more Notorious TV Turkeys than I can care to recall. Among them: a spin-off of a popular 1960s-70s ABC sitcom, a reboot of a popular 1970s-80s ABC sitcom, and a sitcom version of a popular cooking show.
ROBERT URICH

13. She was one of the youngest people in history to have her own radio show, when she hosted a weekly fifteen-minute music series for NBC at just twenty-one years old.

14. To date, this former child actress's last on-screen appearance was in a short film about a has-been actor who struggled in his second chance at stardom. The film was written and directed by a Hollywood legend's son, who died suddenly of atherosclerosis at only 36 years old.
CAROL LYNLEY

15. This onetime Marvel hero played a polio victim in a film directed by a onetime Marvel villain.

16. In 1964, Isaac Stern introduced this child prodigy to the national TV audience.
ITZHAK PERLMAN

17. This former college classmate of President Obama was the inspiration for the character of Deputy Kovacs in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel.

18. This funnyman's college classmates included two Oscar-winning actresses and the Emmy-nominated star of a long-running sitcom who would be replaced in the cast of that sitcom by one of her Oscar-winning classmates.

19. Chet Atkins once claimed this multiple Grammy winner "single-handedly" saved the country music industry from its apparent downward spiral during the 1980s.
RICKY SKAGGS

20. Her comedy career began in college when she was a part of an improv troupe called My Mother's Fleabag.
AMY POEHLER

21. He may have been the last person to see Sal Mineo alive (apart from Sal's murderer, obviously).
KEIR DULLEA

22. In her side career as an artist, she has shown off her works in exhibitions called Totem, Antenna, Catapult, and Glass Onion.
LUCY LIU

23. She made television history in England two-and-a-half years before a Bored Buddy accomplished the same feat on American television.
JUDITH KEPPEL

24. This sports legend completes the following logical sequence: Warren Earp, Edmond Dantés, Jesus, _______.
BOBBY JONES

25. His three-act tragic opera, based on a Pierre Corneille play, was censored by the conservative Italian rulers on the basis of sensitive subject matter to the point where the composer vowed never to come to Naples again. (He broke that promise four years later.)
GAETANO DONIZETTI

26. One of the 47 schools represented by the fund named after this great American is currently attended by another great American, Javon Deandre Bielefeldt.

27. As a teenager, he got a five-pound-and-five-shilling loan from his mother so that he could purchase a Gallotone Champion. The rest is history.
JOHN LENNON

28. Despite a film and television career spanning 65 years, younger people only know her as a shill for the adult diaper industry.
JUNE ALLYSON

29. His blues albums have featured collaborations with Jean McClain, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, and Tom Jones. (Another Tom Jones reference appears at #95.)
HUGH LAURIE

30. Jimmy Kimmel doesn't have time for him.
MATT DAMON

31. He made his eighteenth and final film appearance in one of two movies directed in 1980 by a former Best Actor Oscar winner.
GORDON MACRAE

32. She will always be remembered/reviled for her role as the heroine of what is widely considered the worst ever film adaptation of a video game, which one of her co-stars famously called "the worst thing I ever did."
SAMANTHA MATHIS

33. His film roles have included Rick Moranis's brother, Rick Moranis's best friend, and (his most notable film role) Michael Douglas's best friend.

34. If your attempt to suppress personal information from the public results in that personal information becoming more public, then you've just become a victim of the "effect" named for this person.
STREISAND

35. This historically significant person was portrayed in two different films by two two-time Oscar winners, one of whom won one of his Oscars for portraying this person.
BEN BRADLEE

36. It's a pretty safe bet that this former Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player didn't win any Father of the Year awards in 2014.
ADRIAN PETERSON

37. Eight years after she won an Emmy for dramatic acting, she won an Emmy for directing a comedy series.
BETTY THOMAS

38. Speaking of TV directors, this actor's father directed three episodes of Little House on the Prairie--including one in which this actor appeared as a teenager--and later received an Emmy nomination for directing a short-lived legal drama.
SEAN PENN

39. While he was a student at Wichita State University, he won $7,000 in a miniature golf tournament that aired on ESPN. (Yes, ESPN used to air stuff like that!) In 2018, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of a different ball sport.
CHRIS BARNES

40. Her iconic three-word catchphrase was used later that year as a campaign slogan for an unsuccessful presidential candidate.
CLARA PELLER

41. His father's recording studio, Aura Recording Inc., was partly responsible for the production of the Tennessee Tuxedo cartoon.
HOWARD STERN

42. This man left three novels unpublished at the time of his unexpected death: one finished novel that was published a year after his death, one incomplete novel finished by Richard Preston and published in 2011, and one novel completely written in 1974 but not published until 2017.
MICHAEL CRICHTON

43. She never won an Emmy off of her four career nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in both drama and comedy. Contrary to popular belief, she has never been jealous of either of the Emmy-winning co-stars of her respective series.
SUSAN ST. JAMES

44. He was a part of the CBS crew that covered the first successful journey to the North Pole by snowmobile.
CHARLES KURALT

45. She received 512,585 votes in her recent unsuccessful attempt to oust a sitting governor.
CYNTHIA NIXON

46. This lead singer of one of the world's most popular rock bands released his ninth solo studio album in 2018--his first one in 26 years.

47. Although she isn't a saint, the Church of England still honors her with a feast day every October 12.
EDITH CAVELL

48. The news program that he created for WCIU in Chicago ran for fourteen years. The music program that he created for WCIU ran much, much longer.
DON CORNELIUS

49. Speaking of local news programs, she was the host of Inside Bed-Stuy for WNEW (now WNYW) in New York City.
ROXIE ROKER

50. One recent popular Internet meme has this woman reclaiming her time.
MAXINE WATERS

51. She is the only woman on a list that includes Jeff MacGregor, Brad Sherwood, and Chuck Woolery.
ELAINE JOYCE

52. To this day, he still holds the third highest merit score in the entire history of West Point.
DOUGLAS MacARTHUR

53. Though she failed to sustain a Hollywood acting career under the name Louise Hovick, her later line of work would serve as the basis of a popular memoir that would become a successful adaptation on stage... and eventually in Hollywood.
GYPSY ROSE LEE

54. He used to be married to the founder of a company that answers the question, "Which s**thole countries do my ancestors come from?" That, in turn, made him the ex-brother-in-law of the current CEO of a company that answers the question, "Where can I waste my entire day watching cute kittens?"
SERGEY BRIN

55. He was a three-sport star at Eastern Arizona College, but poor academic abilities forced him to drop out and turn to acting.
NICK NOLTE

56. The band named after him has released albums whose titles can translate to Friends, Miracle, and Heart.
CARLOS SANTANA

57. His best film role was that of a rich drunk who nearly killed Buddy and Mickey.
JIM BACKUS

58. Her fictional relatives included Lizzie, Ambrosia, Nabob, and Lucifer.
MINNIE PEARL

59. He was sued by two of the writers of a sketch comedy series that he produced for a local station in Anaheim. (Coincidentally, the lawsuit went to small claims court.)

60. In his first major film role, he terrorized Olivia de Havilland in her own home.
JAMES CAAN

61. His career in the entertainment industry started as a concert promoter in Buffalo... and ended as the namesake of a list on which nobody wants to find themselves.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN

62. His most famous speech did not end with well wishes to an old next-door neighbor who desired a BJ.
NEIL ARMSTRONG

63. Born in Australia to a Croatian father and a German mother, he eliminates the "dinovic" from the end of his surname to attain his stage name.
ERIC BANA

64. For 24 years, he served as the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins)... and also served less than a season as the Marlins manager during that time.
TONY PEREZ

65. Despite being born into one of the most prominent and most respected families of her time, nobody really knows when she was born... though historians can agree that her older sister, Mary, was born in 1499.
ANNE BOLEYN

66. He was the final winner of the final episode of the 2005-06 season of Showtime at the Apollo... though you may only know him as "#5 on my 2010s list".
JASON DERULO

67. Film adaptations of his works have been directed by Harold Prince, Rob Marshall, and Tim Burton.
STEPHEN SONDHEIM

68. In her best-selling gardening book, she admitted that she had been oblivious to the entire concept of agriculture as a child, stating that she had "no idea that tomatoes didn’t come in green plastic trays, covered by cellophane, and that they could be any color other than pale red."
MICHELLE OBAMA

69. This controversial director was married to the same Mexican actress/dancer three different times between 1965 and his death.
SAM PECKINPAH

70. NBC did to her in 1987 what ABC did to another actress in 2018, but for entirely different reasons.
VALERIE HARPER

71. In his most famous television role, he played a spoiled rich kid. In his most famous film role, he played a woolly mammoth.
DRAKE

72. This fictional character drove an early model Dodge Ram van with a license plate that said "POSSUM".
RED GREEN

73. His on-air replacements have included Kenny Mayne, David Shuster, and Eliot Spitzer. (Yes, that Eliot Spitzer... the Morning Ho himself.)
KEITH OLBERMANN

74. This famous writer was the subject of a 2017 Netflix documentary directed by her equally famous nephew.
JOAN DIDION

75. His intended starring vehicle, a sitcom version of Shampoo, was pulled by NBC just before the start of the 1976 TV season amid outrage that one of its supporting characters was openly gay.
DAVID BRENNER

76. When Craig Ferguson hosted The Late Late Show, a picture of this person would humorously come up whenever Craig asked for a picture of Paul McCartney.
ANGELA LANSBURY

77. His love of Egyptian style and imagery was in his DNA all along, as he discovered a few years ago that his real father was an Egyptian-born man he never knew existed.

78. He famously shared screen time with a transvestite, a precocious orphan, and a bunch of misfit cops.
CHARLES DURNING

79. He famously shares screen time with an old curmudgeon, a drunk redneck, and a dead terrorist. (#79 beats #78 for the world's strangest party.)
JEFF DUNHAM

80. His father, an Iranian-born boxer who competed in two Summer Olympics, trained him to be a champion of a sport that was not boxing.
ANDRE AGASSI

81. He met his first wife on the set of a silent rom-com. They were married a decade later and remained married for 42 years until her death. He lived another 20 years to the ripe old age of 94. (What a life!)
BUDDY ROGERS

82. The road that directly links Denver International Airport to Interstate 70 is named after him.
FEDERICO PENA

83. Some of the very specific demands that have appeared in her contract riders include a dressing room set to exactly 75 degrees, inside of which should be exactly eight tall leafy plants, a couch with exactly three cushions, and exactly twenty white kittens to play with her bare feet.
MARIAH CAREY

84. Sculptures based on three of her most popular characters were officially unveiled at a public park in Portland, Oregon, in 1995.

85. He is the editor-in-chief of a website whose name translates to "voice".
EZRA KLEIN

86. In one of his earliest TV appearances, he constantly repeated the line, "This ain't Jim Beam."
KEVIN SORBO

87. In Les Misérables, Victor Hugo dissed this long-dead philosopher by claiming that he had "lapsed into madness".

88. Her lengthy stage résumé includes performances in adaptations of works by Sheridan, Congreve, du Maurier, Ibsen, Wilde, and Carroll.
EVA LE GALLIENNE

89. He is the oldest person to score his 25,000th career point in the NBA.
VINCE CARTER

90. He first gained notoriety in his role as a reclusive bachelor who lives in an abandoned train depot located just a few miles north of the actor's birthplace of Morristown, New Jersey.
PETER DINKLAGE

91. He introduced Woody Guthrie to Pete Seeger... and a few pro-communist publications.
WILL GEER

92. This man credits The Philadelphia Story as the movie that set in motion his early desire to become an actor because Katharine Hepburn's character reminded him so much of his own mother.

93. The original printing of his first book featured on its cover a doctored photo of Abraham Lincoln, wearing nothing but a stovepipe hat on his head and a black box over his eyes to "protect his identity".

94. He was paid $5 for his on-screen debut as an extra in a Frank Borzage film... but, sadly, the footage--and even the name--of that film has been lost to the ages.
CLARK GABLE?

95. As far as I know, he is the only person who has written material for Marty Feldman, David Frost, and Tom Jones.

96. John Houseman encouraged him to quit Juilliard during his junior year because Houseman felt there was nothing else that the school could teach such a gifted student. (And he was right!)
ROBIN WILLIAMS

97. He successfully lobbied his fellow Oxford University students to reject a measure that would have outlawed American culture on campus, writing, "Oxford is very pretty, but I don't like to be dead." (He himself would reject America years later.)
T.S. ELIOT

98. This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guest-starred in seven episodes of The Drew Carey Show and acted on stage in one of Drew's live improv specials.
JOE WALSH

99. Although she didn't win the role of Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, she later got a guest role on that sitcom... and that role led to her getting hired for the sitcom role that made her a household name.
LONI ANDERSON

100. This man of many words would have turned 100 years old in 2017, and this puzzle is a tribute to him.
ALLEN LUDDEN

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Citrus
Punch
Dairy
Whiskey
Ice
Glass
Plastic
Ivory
Pew
Sofa
Blanket
Knot
Limb
Lung
Patty
Melody
Victor
Play
Think
Knowledge
Knowledgable
Cent
Center
Beep
Boomer
Buzzer
Buzzers
Messenger
Chauffeur
Pervert
Leader
Spring
Sun
Shower
Chopper
Mover
Flower
Flowers
Shakes
Steps
Satellite
Connections
Ledges
Stationary
Insecure
Anarchic
Disaster
Lifeboat
Dolphin


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84. Sculptures based on three of her most popular characters were officially unveiled at a public park in Portland, Oregon, in 1995.

I just checked the birthplace of one of my favorite childhood authors. Still with us at 102 years old .... BEVERLY CLEARY


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franktangredi wrote:

87. In Les Misérables, Victor Hugo dissed this long-dead philosopher by claiming that he had "lapsed into madness".


The quote is: "He would have mistrusted those sublimities whence certain men, and very great men such as Swedenborg and Pascal, have lapsed into madness."

Pascal died in 1662 and Swedenborg died in 1772. I'd guess that the "long-dead" portion of clue would narrow it down to Pascal, since Hugo wrote Les Miserables in 1862 and 200 years is arguably longer dead than a mere 90 years.

It may be a mere 90 years before anyone guesses this Tangredi.

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