- Unknown if alive today
- First name begins with “C”
- Probably born after 1900
- Not a literary character
IQ1: Do you host an after-school music-and-dance TV program for teens in Baltimore, Maryland?
IQ2: Are you a rock star who passes through the town of Sweet Apple, Ohio?
IQ3: Do you write adventure novels featuring the character Dirk Pitt?
DQ: Did you first appear in a film/movie?
IQ1: Do you run a school for gifted youngsters in West Chester, NY?
IQ2: Has your name long been synonymous with great wealth?
IQ3: Did you reportedly punch out “[your] fuckin’ singer” for referring to you as “[his] drummer?”
I’ll take my DQ from DeGaulle now:
DQ: Did your first appearance in your medium occur before 1950. (IE - If a film character - was your movie released before 1950, if a theater character, did your play premiere before 1950, etc etc.)
IQ1: Did you settle down to a life of farming with your true love and a fancy rig?
IQ2: Did your husband seemingly spend more time wearing sweaters than doing his job?
IQ3: Did you eventually get the right stuff to become the fastest man alive?
I’m not Dick Clark or Clive Cussler; dunno the second.
I’m not Prof. Charles Xavier, Croesus or Phil Collins.
I’m not Curly from Oklahoma!, Mrs. Cliff Huxtable or Chuck Yeager.
I wasn’t looking for Dick Clark (who, to the best of my knowledge, never hosted in Baltimore–didn’t he originally host “American Bandstand” in Philadelphia?). No, that question was looking for fictional character Corny Collins, in the musical Hairspray, which is set in Baltimore.
The second IQ was looking for another fictional character in a musical; this time, Conrad Birdie, of Bye Bye Birdie.
Correct on Cussler.
DQ: Were you in a series of fictional works?
DQ: Are you known for your appearances in a drawn or painted medium?
Right on Xavier and Croesus, but the drummer who punched “his” singer was the Rolling Stones’ Charlie Watts.
DQ: Are you a political figure in the fictional world you inhabit?
Answering #10 was a little tricky, but I think my answer is more true than false, and less misleading than a “no” answer.
IQ1: Were you a professional athlete affectionately known as “Pudge” for much of your career?
IQ2: Do you know what evil lurks in the hearts of men?
IQ3: Did you play fiddle with Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and the Grateful Dead?
Dunno the first and third. The second is the Shadow, but that doesn’t start with a C, right…?
IQ1. Were you declared the strangest ‘housemother’ in US adoption law?
IQ2. Were you noted for your singing of a particular song around 7 during the summers?
IQ3. Does our modern world frighten and confuse you?
Alright, I get too busy to play for a while and you lot let the thread go on life support…
Not literary, film/movie/cinema nor drawn. What’s left? Hmmm…
DQ1: Are you from a song?
DQ2: Are you associated with somewhere east of the Mississippi?
Dunno the first two, but no, I’m not Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.
The ‘housemother’ was Charlie O’Casey - ‘Uncle Charlie’ from My Three Sons, who was declared a housemother to get around the requirement that a woman live full time in an adoptive household when Ernie was adopted.
The 7 singer was Harry Carey, who famously led the Cubs faithful in singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the 7th inning stretch at Wrigley Field for years and years.
DQ. Did you first appear on one of the Big Four networks (ABC, NBC, CBS, or Fox)?
I’ll reserve my other DQ for a moment, if I may.
Second DQ - Did you first appear in a sitcom?
IQ1: Did Joanie love you?
IQ2: Does your mom own your place of employment?
IQ3: Do you spend much of your time somewhere where eveybody knows your name?
IQ: Were you a Brooklyn obstertrcian married to a lawyer?
Not Chachi, Charles (in charge), or Cliffy.