50 famous 'W' people

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

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