Gene Kelly
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I Love Lucy
100

Gene Kelly originally wanted to play this sport professionally instead of acting. 

What is baseball? (He wanted to play shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates)

100

This guy played with the world's most famous band, and then formed his own band Wings. 

Who is Paul McCartney?

100

This cartoon series has been on TV the longest in terms of episodes and seasons in the US. 

What is The Simpsons?

100

Taraji P. Henson played Katherine G. Johnson in the movie Hidden Figures, where in real life Johnson's calculations helped this program.

What is the Space Program?

100

This is the type of drum that Ricky Ricardo plays on I Love Lucy. C'mon Shake your body baby...

What is the Conga drum?

200

Kelly's film Anchors Aweigh was the first musical to mix live action and animation. Kelly wanted to dance with Mickey Mouse, but Disney wouldn't allow it, so he danced with this cartoon character instead. 

Who is Jerry the Mouse?

200

This guitar player in The Runaways later started her own band where she fronted the Blackhearts, and she loves Rock and roll!

Who is Joan Jett?

200

This futuristic cartoon series featured flying cars in each episode and picture phones similar to what we use today.

What is The Jetsons?

200

She wrote the bestselling memoir "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings". It details her early years spent in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas.

Who is Maya Angelou?

200

This is the city where Lucy and Ricky Ricardo live.

What is New York City?

300

Gene Kelly's family ran this successful business in Pittsburgh, where obviously he must have been a student.

What was a dance school?

300

This guitar player for The Yardbirds found greater fame playing alongside Robert Plant in Led Zeppelin. 

Who is Jimmy Page?

300

Slowpoke Rodriguez is cousins with this cartoon mouse. 

Who is Speedy Gonzales?

300

In 1939 this singer wasn't able to perform at Constitution Hall because of a "white performers only" policy, but first lady Eleanor Roosevelt protested and this singer eventually performed at the Lincoln Memorial. She was also the first African-American to perform at the White House, Carnegie hall and the Metropolitan Opera.

Who is Marian Anderson?

300

This couple is friends with Lucy and Ricky, and they are also their landlords.

Who are Fred and Ethel Mertz?

400

In this film from 1944, Kelly broke new ground with his use of special effects. His character picks a fight with himself after worrying that his fiancee is falling out of love with him. This struggle leads to a tricky solo dance called the alter-ego number. 

What is Cover Girl?

400

This guitar player of The Yardbirds also played for Derek and the Dominoes and had a huge hit with the song Layla.

Who is Eric Clapton?

400

This muscular character is based on Elvis Presley, who spends his time trying to get girls to date him, but he is very unsuccessful at it. 

Who is Johnny Bravo?

400

Congress of Racial Equity launched groups of people who went from town to town testing local compliance with federal orders to desegregate interstate bus terminals. These groups of people were better known as this.

Who are Freedom Riders?

400

I Love Lucy was originally a radio program titled this.

What is My Favorite Husband?

500

Kelly coined this term which he defined as "any dancing choreographed specifically and particularly to be filmed and televised". This term defining a type of dance is evident in Singing in the Rain.

What is cine-dance?

500

This drummer for Nirvana decided to hang up his drum sticks and front his own band The Foo Fighters.

Who is Dave Grohl?

500

This rooster character from Looney Tunes was inspired by Senator Beauregard Claghorn, a Southern politician played by Kenny Delmar on Fred Allen's popular 1940's radio show.

Who is Foghorn Leghorn?

500

We were in awe of this young poet at President Joe Biden's inauguration. She is a wordsmith, a change-maker, and has three books forthcoming with Penguin RAndom House.

Who is Amanda Gordon?

500

This is the original name of the nightclub where Ricky Ricardo and his band performs.

What is The Tropicana?

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