50 famous 'W' people

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English poet, writer of 'The Prelude' and 'Daffodils'
American dramatist, writer of 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof'
American feminist, prisoner of war and surgeon 1832-1919, only woman to receive the Medal of Honor
18th century British pottery designer and manufacturer
American brothers credited with making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, in 1903
English keyboards musician with the band 'Yes' who solo recorded 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII' and 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth'
Scottish engineer whose improvements on the steam engine greatly helped advance the Industrial Revolution
First Prime Minister of the UK 1721-41
Irish writer and poet, author of 'The Importance of Being Earnest' and 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'
Blind American musician who recorded the albums 'Innervisions' and 'Songs in the Key of Life'
Church of England cleric 1703-91, founder of the Methodist movement
Trade union anti-Soviet activist who became president of Poland in 1990
Female American R&B singer of 'Walk On By' and 'I Say A Little Prayer'
American actor in the films 'Glory', 'Training Day' and 'Philadelphia'
English composer of 13 musicals including 'Jesus Christ Superstar', 'Evita' and 'Cats'
English architect who rebuilt much of London after the Great Fire 1666
German emperor 1859-1941 whose bellicose policies helped to bring about World War One
Recently deceased English pop-soul singer of the song 'Rehab' and the album 'Back to Black'
Big selling American crooner of the songs 'Can't Get Used to Losing You' and 'Where Do I Begin'
English actress in the film 'Educating Rita' who played Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter series
American golfer, winner of 14 major championships 1997-2008
American painter and filmmaker who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art
American film director most famous for 'Citizen Kane'
American singer with the signature song 'My Guy', Motown’s first big star
Jewish survivor of German concentration camps who spent his life tracking down war criminals
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28th President of the USA 1913-21
American comedian and actor in the films 'Good Morning, Vietnam' and 'Good Will Hunting'
UK Labour Prime Minister 1964-70 and 1974-76
American media proprietor of a talk show host which became the highest-rated program of its kind in history
British RAF engineer credited with independently inventing the turbojet engine
English authoress, writer of 'Mrs Dalloway', 'To the Lighthouse' and 'Orlando'
British General who captured Quebec from the French in 1759
American actor best known for the role of John McClane in the 'Die Hard' series
Australian cricketer, the finest spin bowler ever seen and among the greatest cricketers ever
19th century German composer of 'The Flying Dutchman' and 'Der Ring des Nibelungen'
American actor who played the eccentric title character in 'Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory'
The 'Good King' in the christmas carol, Duke of Bohemia 907-35
Songwriter and guitarist with the rock group Pink Floyd until 1985
Cardinal and first minister to Henry VIII until shortly before his death 1529
American inventor 1794 of the cotton gin, a machine made to extract seeds from cotton
World heavyweight boxing champion 1951-52 who called himself 'Jersey Joe'
American artist mostly known for his painting of his own mother
English humanitarian who led the abolishment of slavery through Parliament
English Puritan, a leading figure in the founding of the Massachusetts Bay Colony c1630
American architect 1867-1959 who designed more than 1,000 structures, most famously 'Fallingwater'
Scots national hero, guardian of Scotland and subject of the film 'Braveheart'
English science fiction writer of 'The Time Machine', 'The Invisible Man' and 'The War of the Worlds'
1930s and 40s Hollywood sex symbol, misquoted as saying 'Come up and see me sometime' from the film 'She Done Him Wrong'
American actor in the films 'Stagecoach' and 'True Grit'
English MP, radical political agitator, demagogue, wit, libertine, pornographer and journalist 1725-97

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