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Quiz Updated Feb 28, 2013

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*NOTE: The Biography Channel entry for certain people does not include their actual surname, but the name by which they are known.
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Biography Channel Profile 'D' Person % Correct
He is best known for his work as a naturalist, developing a theory of evolution to explain biological change.Charles Darwin
93.9%
He was a British children's book author best known for the much loved book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' which was twice adapted to film.Roald Dahl
84.7%
He was an Italian poet, known by his first name, whose 'The Divine Comedy' has made an enduring impression on the worlds of literature and theology.Dante (Alighieri)
84.1%
He was a Spanish surrealist painter known for works like 'The Persistence of Memory.'Salvador Dalí
81.7%
She was a Biblical figure who tricked strongman Samson into revealing that the secret to his strength was in his long hair.Delilah
80.5%
He was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase 'I don't get no respect.' He starred in 'Easy Money' and 'Caddyshack.'Rodney Dangerfield
72.4%
He was an American motion-picture and television producer and showman, famous as a pioneer of cartoon films and the creator of [Answer] World.Walt Disney
71.9%
A Scottish writer and spiritualist, he created the detective Sherlock Holmes - one of the most vivid and enduring characters in English fiction.Arthur Conan Doyle
64.7%
As the lead singer of the band the Who, he has delighted and surprised rock music fans with his powerful and versatile voice for more than four decades.Roger Daltrey
57.1%
He was an English novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist, best known for his novels 'Robinson Crusoe' and 'Moll Flanders.'Daniel Defoe
54.2%
Biography Channel Profile 'D' Person % Correct
He played the title role on the goofy 1960s TV sitcom 'Gilligan's Island.'Bob Denver
50.3%
He was a U.S. Army officer, once thought to be the inventor of baseball until the game was found to be of English origin.Abner Doubleday
42.7%
A former slave and eminent human rights leader in the abolition movement, he was the first black citizen to hold a high U.S. government rank.Frederick Douglass
41.2%
He was a French fashion designer whose post–World War II creations were wildly popular, and whose legacy continues to influence the fashion industryChristian Dior
38.9%
He was a member of the 1960s created-for-television rock group, The Monkees. Micky Dolenz
38.6%
He was Haiti’s president for 14 years. He operated an absolutist regime and caused nearly 30,000 deaths.Francois Duvalier
34.2%
She became the youngest person at the time to win an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in 'The Miracle Worker' at age 16.Patty Duke
29.8%
She was a novelist and playwright whose famous works 'Rebecca' and 'The Birds' were made into films by Alfred Hitchcock.Daphne Du Maurier
25.7%
He was a lawyer who worked as defense counsel in many dramatic criminal trials, as for John Scopes and Leopold and Loeb.Clarence Darrow
25.3%
She was a dancer who performed in a new, less restrictive form. Many regard her as the mother of modern dance. She died in a gruesome scarf-related car accident.Isadora Duncan
20.1%

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