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Who am I? – Quick Quiz answers

We gave you details of five famous people’s lives and you had to identify them. Here are the answers:

  1. I was born on 22 June 1949 in Summit, New Jersey…
    Meryl Streep. Born Mary Louise Streep, she studied at Vassar College and Yale before embarking on her hugely successful professional acting career – first on the stage before progressing to TV and then film in 1977. She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 1982 film Sophie’s Choice. Her performance of ABBA’s “Mamma Mia” for the eponymous musical film gave her a surprise hit in Portugal.
  2. I was born on 2 October 1904 in a boarding house of a school in Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire…
    Graham Greene. Greene suffered from bipolar disorder which plagued him throughout his life but, as he admitted, was also a source of artistic inspiration. His early novel Brighton Rock featured an antihero called Pinkie Brown, played by a young Richard Attenborough in the 1947 film version.
  3. I was born on 25 October 1881 in Málaga in Spain…
    Pablo Picasso. His Cubist portraits of women, with numbers of facial features that often vary considerably from the usual complement, aren’t to everyone’s taste. As for his Communism, Salvador Dalí is supposed to have said, “Picasso is a painter, so am I… Picasso is Spanish, so am I, Picasso is a Communist, neither am I.”.
  4. I was born on 28 June 1947 in St John’s Wood, London…
    Clarissa Dickson Wright. To date she remains the youngest ever woman called to the English Bar. She joined Jennifer Paterson to make four series of cookery TV programme Two Fat Ladies in the late 1990s, in which Paterson rode a motorbike around various locations in Britain and Ireland with Dickson Wright in a sidecar.
  5. I was born on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire…
    J K Rowling. Rowling studied French and Classics at Exeter University before embarking on a string of jobs. At one point in the early 1990s, while completing Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, she was living on benefits. In 2004 Forbes listed her as the first person to become a US dollar billionaire by writing books, although she disputed that her wealth ran over the billion-dollar mark. Launches of her later books – where she gave readings and signings – were held at midnight and attended by hundreds of fans each time.

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CARMEL DIMECH 13-05-2012, 06:01


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