Boomer Oscar Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to yesterday’s quiz.

1. Who was the 1981 Best Director winner who got his start acting on The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis?

Warren Beatty, who won for Reds, played Milton Armitage.

2. Among the cast of I Love Lucy (Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, William Frawley, and Vivian Vance), who was the only one nominated for an Oscar?

Vivian Vance was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in The Blue Veil (1951).

3. Who was the only member of the Laugh-In cast to win an Oscar?

Goldie Hawn, for Cactus Flower

4. What Oscar distinction does TV actress Sally Field share with Helen Hayes and Hilary Swank?

They have only been nominated twice, but have won both times.

5. Last year’s Best Actor winner Jeff Bridges made his debut in what television series?

Sea Hunt, which starred his father Lloyd.

6. Who were the 1975 Best Actor and Best Actress winners who were regulars on The Jackie Gleason Show? (The actor is easy, the actress is hard.)

Best Actor Art Carney for Harry and Tonto played Ed Norton; Best Actress Ellen Burstyn for Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was one of the dancers.

7. Pat Weaver was the NBC executive who called television “a vast wasteland” in 1961. His daughter is the only woman who was ever nominated for two acting Oscars in one evening without winning either. Who is she?

Sigourney Weaver was nominated for Best Actress in Gorillas in the Mist and Best Supporting Actress in Working Girl.

8. Match these Academy Award winners with the companies whose TV commercials they appeared in (two of them are easy).

9. TV actress Stefanie Powers lived for nine years with which Oscar-winning actor?

William Holden (Stalag 17)

10. Long before Irwin Allen produced The Poseidon Adventure and The Towering Inferno, he won an Oscar for the 1952 documentary The Sea Around Us. What three 1960s television series did he produce?

 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Time Tunnel, Lost in Space


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