History Quiz / Famous People from Philadelphia

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Can you name the famous people who, at any point, lived in or near Philadelphia?

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Artist, the son of illustrator N.C and painter of 'Christina's World' (1917-2009)*
Comedian and actress, famous for her role on '30 Rock' and multiple appearances on 'SNL' (1970-)*
Artist, the foremost American realist, best known for 'The Gross Clinic' (1844-1916)
Musical duo, reached Billboard's #1 spot 6 times, with hits like 'I can't go for that' and 'Maneater' (Active since 1970)
Boxer, won Olympic gold metals and was the only person to beat Muhammad Ali twice (1944-2011)
Founder of Mother's Day as a holiday in the United States (1864-1948)
Founding Father, kite flyer, writer, printer, inventor, politician, diplomat, statesman, scientist, postmaster (1706-1790)
Author, best known for writing 'Little Women,' the events of which were based on her childhood. (1832-1888)
Composer, best known for his 'Adagio for Strings' and its choral variation 'Agnus Dei' (1910-1981)*
Film director, best known for 'The Sixth Sense' and 'Unbreakable,' both of which are set in Philadelphia (1970-)
Writer and poet, considered the inventor of detective fiction, best known for 'The Raven' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart' (1809-1849)
Actor and comedian, best known as the host of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' and his role in 'Full House' (1956-)
4th First Lady of the United States, famously saved the portrait of George Washington during the War of 1812 (1768-1849)
Actress, known for her roles in 'Rear Window' and 'To Catch a Thief,' later became Princess of Monaco (1929-1982)
Art collector and philanthropist, best known for his namesake museum in New York, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1861-1949)
U.S Attorney General during World War II and judge at the Nuremberg Trials (1886-1968)
Merchant, businessman and politician, known for his namesake department store, home of the world's 2nd largest pipe organ (1838-1922)
Singer, best known for popularizing the Twist as a dance style (1941-)
Best selling R&B group of all time, best known for 'I'll Make Love to You' and 'One Sweet Day' (Active since 1988)
Seamstress credited with designing and creating the first American flag (1752-1836)
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Musician, considered one of (if not the) best saxophonists and jazz composers of all time (1926-1968)
Businessman, founder of the Philadelphia Flyers, and chariman of Comcast Spectator (1933-2016)
Comedian, and silent film actor, known his his alcoholic stage persona (1880-1946)*
Quaker founder of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, his statue stands on top of City Hall (1644-1718)
Current Prime Minister of Israel, only Israeli PM to elected three times (1949-)*
Actor and comedian, best known for his stand up acts and his role in 'The Secret Life of Pets' (1979-)
Actor, best known for playing Chris Kyle in 'American Sniper' and Rocket in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' (1975-)
Actor, best known for the TV show 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' and movies 'Men in Black' and 'Independence Day' (1968-)
Singer and songwriter in several genres, including Gospel, Soul, and R&B, lead singer in a group that shared her name (1944-)
Actor, best known for 'Footloose' and 'A Few Good Men'; everyone is 6 degrees from him (1958-)
Arist and filmmaker, known for his bizarre and surreal films, as well as the TV show Twin Peaks (1946-)
Hip-Hop group, its members include Questlove and Black Thought (Active since 1987)
Pop and rock singer and musician, best known for her album 'Can't Take me Home.' (1979-)*
NBA player for the Los Angeles Lakers, scored over 33,000 points (1978-)
Poet, best known for his book 'Leaves of Grass.' A bridge in Philadelphia is named for him. (1819-1892)*
Singer and Harlem Renaissance figure, known for her voice, which she used similarly to musicians using their instruments. (1915-1959)
Singer and civil rights activist, known for her 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial (1897-1993)
Tenor and actor, known for movies like 'The Great Caruso' and songs such as 'Be My Love' (1921-1959)
Sociologist, dubbed the 'Father of Modern Linguistics' and known for his far-left ideology (1928-)
NBA player for the Warriors, 76ers, and Lakers, the only player to score 100 points in one game (1936-1999)

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