Can You Pass This Quiz About Hollywood’s Golden Age?

The films and actors from Hollywood’s Golden Age will never be forgotten. Casablanca, Citizen Kane, and Gone with the Wind are timeless, and we’ll never tire of the performances of Bette Davis, Elizabeth Taylor, and Marlon Brando. Hollywood was truly inspired from the 1920s through the 1960s, and while it’s over, we can still look back and experience the nostalgia of this incredible period in entertainmetnt history. How much do you remember about these classic films and actors? Find out now!

What was Marilyn Monroe’s biggest box office success?

Retry Correct Incorrect Marilyn Monroe is one of the most recognizable stars of the Golden Age, portraying the classic blonde bombshell. Released in 1955, “The Seven Year Itch” brought in $6 million at the box office.
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What was Marilyn Monroe’s biggest box office success?

  • The Seven Year Itch
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  • How To Marry A Millionaire
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She was nominated for five Academy Awards. Who is she?

Retry Correct Incorrect The talented Norma Shearer was the first actress to be nominated an incredible five times for an Academy Award. In 1930, she won Best Actress for her performance in “The Divorcee”.
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She was nominated for five Academy Awards. Who is she?

  • Norma Shearer
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Judy Garland
  • Rita Moreno
3%

In “Casablanca” Humphrey Bogart said…

Retry Correct Incorrect Humphrey Bogart is a legend and was remembered for his catchphrases. Released in 1942, “Casablanca” exceeded expectations and won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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In “Casablanca” Humphrey Bogart said…

  • “Things are never so bad they can’t be made worse.”
  • “Here’s looking at you, kid.”
  • “You got a skinny little runt named Dalton working here?”
  • “The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.”
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Her beautiful eyes were the inspiration for a 1981 hit song

Retry Correct Incorrect Performed by Kim Carnes and written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon, “Bette Davis Eyes” was released in 1981. The song became a smash hit and Davis thanked the creators for making her “look cool” at 74-years-old, at the time of its release.
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Her beautiful eyes were the inspiration for a 1981 hit song

  • Bette Davis
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Joan Crawford
8%

Name this historic theater

Retry Correct Incorrect Opened on May 18, 1927, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is now known as TCL Chinese Theatre. Located on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame, the first film to be premiered was Cecil B. DeMille’s film “The King of Kings.”
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Name this historic theater

  • Globe Theatre
  • El Capitan Theatre
  • Fox Theater
  • Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
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Which actress played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind?

Retry Correct Incorrect When “Gone with the Wind” was released in 1939, it was the highest-grossing film in history., and held that title for 50 years. Based on Margaret Mitchell’s novel of the same name, Vivien Leigh was awarded an Oscar for her role as Scarlett O’Hara.
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Which actress played Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the Wind?

  • Eva Marie Saint
  • Vivien Leigh
  • Natalie Wood
  • Kim Novak
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Name Grace Kelly’s breakthrough performance

Retry Correct Incorrect Actress Grace Kelly’s career took off after she co-starred in “Mogambo” alongside Clark Gable and Ava Gardner. Her performance scored her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination.
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Name Grace Kelly’s breakthrough performance

  • Mogambo
  • Some Like It Hot
  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Ben-Hur
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Which of these films did not include James Stewart?

Retry Correct Incorrect The American Film Institute lists James Stewart as the third-greatest male screen legend of the Golden Age of Hollywood. He’s still one of the most beloved actors of all time.
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Which of these films did not include James Stewart?

  • Rear Window
  • The Philadelphia Story
  • Vertigo
  • Double Indemnity
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Name the iconic director whose nickname is the “the Master of Suspense”

Retry Correct Incorrect After his passing, the New York Times called director Alfred Hitchcock “the master manipulator of menace and the macabre, and the leading specialist in suspense and shock.” He’s still regarded as one of the best directors in history.
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Name the iconic director whose nickname is the “the Master of Suspense”

  • Elia Kazan
  • Frank Capra
  • John Huston
  • Alfred Hitchcock
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Which actor starred in the film Singin’ in the Rain?

Retry Correct Incorrect Gene Kelly co-starred in Singin’ in the Rain in 1952 alongside Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds. The film made history and is still regarded as the greatest movie musical ever made.
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Which actor starred in the film Singin’ in the Rain?

  • Gene Kelly
  • Marlon Brando
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Cary Grant
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Who is this actress sitting next to producer David O. Selznick?

Retry Correct Incorrect British-American actress Olivia De Haviland had a long and successful career during Hollywood’s Golden Age. Her top performances include films The Gone with the Wind, Adventures of Robin Hood, To Each His Own and The Heiress.
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Who is this actress sitting next to producer David O. Selznick?

  • Ava Gardner
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Olivia De Haviland
  • Shirley MacLaine
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This star was the first black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1964 Sir Sidney Poiteir became the first black actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor. Since then he’s also been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth.
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This star was the first black actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor

  • Louis Gossett Jr
  • Sidney Poitier
  • James Earl Jones
  • John Amos
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Elizabeth Taylor starred in all of these films except…

Retry Correct Incorrect The beautiful and talented Elizabeth Taylor starred in many films, but Key Largo was not one of them! The 1948 film noir classic featured Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bascall. The film grossed $4.5 in the box office.
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Elizabeth Taylor starred in all of these films except…

  • Key Largo
  • Cleopatra
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • National Velvet
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This actor received an honorary Academy Award

Retry Correct Incorrect Actor Gary Cooper’s career spanned 36 years and 84 films. He was known for his natural acting style and wide range of talent. Cooper started his Hollywood career as a stuntman.
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This actor received an honorary Academy Award

  • Marlon Brando
  • Paul Newman
  • Gary Cooper
  • Humphrey Bogart
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Before Nancy, which actress was Ronald Reagan married to?

Retry Correct Incorrect Before he was POTUS, Ronald Reagan was an actor, married to actress Jane Wyman. After nine years of marriage, the couple divorced in 1949. Wyman has an Academy Award for Best Actress and was a Soap Opera star.
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Before Nancy, which actress was Ronald Reagan married to?

  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Jane Fonda
  • Janet Leigh
  • Jane Wyman
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Which film premiere saw the first red carpet at the Egyptian Theatre?

Retry Correct Incorrect While it wasn’t the first red carpet in history (the walking path dates back to a play in 458 BC) the first time Hollywood saw a red carpet entrance was at the premiere for Robin Hood in 1922.
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Which film premiere saw the first red carpet at the Egyptian Theatre?

  • Nosferatu
  • Robin Hood
  • The Gold Rush
  • The Passion of Joan Arc
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Shirley MacLaine earned her first Academy Award nomination for her performance in which film?

Retry Correct Incorrect Shirley MacLaine received her first Academy Award for her performance in the lead role of Some Came Running. Still acting today at age 85, MacLaine has now been nominated for an Academy Award six times.
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Shirley MacLaine earned her first Academy Award nomination for her performance in which film?

  • Some Came Running
  • A Change of Seasons
  • Some Like it Hot
  • Rear Window
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This actress was known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle

Retry Correct Incorrect The glamorous Veronica Lake inspired women with her peek-a-boo hairstyle. But it became a hazard when women working in the factories tried to imitate it. The government asked Lake to change her hairstyle and she obliged.
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This actress was known for her peek-a-boo hairstyle

  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Bette Davis
  • Veronica Lake
  • Bettie Page
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Who was never married to acress Elizabeth Taylor?

Retry Correct Incorrect Actress Elizabeth Taylor was married eight times during her lifetime: Conrad Hilton Jr., Michael Wilding, Mike Todd, Eddie Fisher, Richard Burton (twice), John Warner, and Larry Fortensky. Did you guess correctly?
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Who was never married to acress Elizabeth Taylor?

  • John Warner
  • Richard Burton
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Michael Wilding
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Which actor is the highest-ranking in military history?

Retry Correct Incorrect Actor James Stewart served in both World War II and the Vietnam War. He made it up the ranks in the U.S. Air Force Reserve to become a Brigadier General.
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Which actor is the highest-ranking in military history?

  • Elvis Presley
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Paul Newman
  • James Stewart
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Who was the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1954 Dorothy Dandridge was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as the title character in Carmen Jones. You can find her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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Who was the first black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role?

  • Josephine Baker
  • Nina Mae McKinney
  • Theresa Harris
  • Dorothy Dandridge
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MGM’s lion mascot is named what?

Retry Correct Incorrect There have been seven lions used as the mascot for MGM and they’re all called Leo. This photo from 1928 shows MGM filming its first talking picture, White Shadows in the South Seas.
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MGM’s lion mascot is named what?

  • Luke
  • Larry
  • Lionel
  • Leo
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What is the significance of “Rosebud” in Citizen Kane?

Retry Correct Incorrect The famous line, “Rosebud” in the 1941 film Citizen Kane contained a lot of mystery. The Rosebud that Kane was referring to on his deathbed was his childhood sled. The film, written, produced, and starring Orson Welles is considered one of the best films in history.
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What is the significance of “Rosebud” in Citizen Kane?

  • Charles Kane’s lost love
  • A snow globe
  • A sled
  • A trophy
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Which actress played the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz?

Retry Correct Incorrect Actress Margaret Hamilton absolutely nailed her performance as the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz. She became notorious for her role and was named the top-ranking female villain by the American Film Institute in 2003.
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Which actress played the Wicked Witch in The Wizard of Oz?

  • Ava Gardner
  • Carolyn Jones
  • Eartha Kitt
  • Margaret Hamilton
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What happened that caused James Dean’s early death?

Retry Correct Incorrect Although he was only 24-years-old when he passed away, James Dean is still a well-known actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age. On September 30, 1955, Dean was killed in a car accident on his way to a sports car racing competition.
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What happened that caused James Dean’s early death?

  • Natural causes
  • Car accident
  • Drug overdose
  • Stunt mishap
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Which of these actresses played the title character in 1954’s Sabrina?

Retry Correct Incorrect Audrey Hepburn starred in Sabrina, alongside Humphrey Bogart and William Holden. The film, directed by the talented Billy Wilder, received multiple nominations for Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Actor.
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Which of these actresses played the title character in 1954’s Sabrina?

  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Eva Marie Saint
  • Natalie Wood
  • Kim Novak
63%

Clara Bow rose to stardom in the 1920s. What was her nickname?

Retry Correct Incorrect Before “talkies” Clara Bow got her start in silent films. Fans started calling her “The It Girl” after her appearance in the 1929 silent film It. She’s one of the most iconic actresses from the Roaring Twenties.
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Clara Bow rose to stardom in the 1920s. What was her nickname?

  • The Flapper
  • Rosebud
  • The It Girl
  • Curly Sue
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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers starred in how many Hollywood musicals together?

Retry Correct Incorrect Together, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers starred in ten films, dancing their way into the hearts of moviegoers. Their top films include The Gay Divorcee, Roberta, Shall We Dance, and Swingtime.
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Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers starred in how many Hollywood musicals together?

  • 8
  • 10
  • 6
  • 11
68%

Who presented Walt Disney his Academy Award in 1939?

Retry Correct Incorrect In 1939, 10-year-old Shirley Temple presented Walt Disney with his Academy Award for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. The pioneering filmmaker was given one full-size Oscar and seven miniature versions.
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Donaldson Collection/Getty Images

Who presented Walt Disney his Academy Award in 1939?

  • Marcia Mae Jones
  • Judy Garland
  • Jane Withers
  • Shirley Temple
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This actor was best known for playing swashbuckling roles

Retry Correct Incorrect Before Clark Gable, actor Douglas Fairbanks was originally nicknamed “The King of Hollywood.” He had swashbuckling roles in The Thief of Bagdad, Robin Hood, and The Mark of Zorro. His career declined with the rise of “talkies”.

This actor was best known for playing swashbuckling roles

  • Fred Astaire
  • Douglas Fairbanks
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • James Stewart
73%

She was one of the top actresses of the 1910s and 1920s. Who is she?

Retry Correct Incorrect Canadian actress Mary Pickford was nicknamed the “girl with the curls” and “America’s Sweetheart” although she was from Ontario. She was the second actress to be awarded the Academy Award for Best Actress.
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She was one of the top actresses of the 1910s and 1920s. Who is she?

  • Lillian Gish
  • Mary Pickford
  • Louise Brooks
  • Gloria Swanson
75%

This isn’t Mickey Rooney’s first wife… who was she?

Retry Correct Incorrect Mickey Rooney has married a total of eight times. His first wife was Ava Gardner, married in 1942. His other wives are Betty Jane Phillips, Martha Vickers, Elaine Devry, Barbara Ann Thomason, Marge Lane, Carolyn Hockett, and lastly, Jan Chamberlin.
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This isn’t Mickey Rooney’s first wife… who was she?

  • Ava Gardner
  • Ginger Rogers
  • Joan Crawford
  • Lana Turner
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What is the name of the docudrama based on Christina Crawford’s life growing up, released in 1981?

Retry Correct Incorrect Starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest was based on Christina Crawford’s life, as the adopted daughter of Joan Crawford. The film received poor reviews from critics but became a commercial success anyway.
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What is the name of the docudrama based on Christina Crawford’s life growing up, released in 1981?

  • Mommie Dearest
  • Wild at Heart
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Mildred Pierce
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Which of these films launched James Cagney’s career?

Retry Correct Incorrect Although it was his seventh film, The Public Enemy, released in 1931, became Cagney’s breakout performance, launching him into stardom. He’s known as one of the greatest actors of the Golden Age.
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Which of these films launched James Cagney’s career?

  • Penny Arcade
  • Maggie the Magnificent
  • Public Enemy
  • Little Caesar
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Shirley Temple appeared in all of these films except one. Which one wasn’t she in?

Retry Correct Incorrect Child star Shirley Temple Black’s career started when she was only three years old. The young actress even retired at the age of 22 and went on to become a U.S. ambassador of Ghana and Czechoslovakia.
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Shirley Temple appeared in all of these films except one. Which one wasn’t she in?

  • Bright Eyes
  • The Little Princess
  • Curly Top
  • Anne of Green Gables
85%

Which actor played the starring role in the 1960 film, Spartacus?

Retry Correct Incorrect It was Kirk Douglas who played the title character in the film Spartacus, while Laurence Olivier played Marcus Licinius Crassus. The 1960 historical drama was the highest-grossing film in Universal Studios’ history until Airport beat it in 1970.
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Which actor played the starring role in the 1960 film, Spartacus?

  • Errol Flynn
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Henry Fonda
  • Kirk Douglas
88%

Which actress’ native language is not English?

Retry Correct Incorrect Born in Sweden, Greta Garbo was discovered in 1925 by MGM’s Louis B. Mayer, who brought her to Hollywood. She got her start in silent films before making her debut in a “talkie” as Anna Christie.
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Which actress’ native language is not English?

  • Jane Russell
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Eve Marie Saint
  • Greta Garbo
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Men who imitated Rudolph Valentino’s style were called what?

Retry Correct Incorrect Rudolph Valentino was one of the first pop icons of Hollywood. Nicknamed the “Latin Lover” others imitated him, slicking back their hair. They were called “Vaselinos”. Sadly, Valentino passed away early at the age of 31.
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Men who imitated Rudolph Valentino’s style were called what?

  • Vaselinos
  • Red Noses
  • Rudys
  • Valentines
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She was born in Sweden… who is this talented beauty?

Retry Correct Incorrect Actress Ingrid Bergman is best known for her performance as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca. Named the fourth-greatest female screen legend of classic American cinema, Bergman has won several Oscars, Emmy Awards and Golden Globes during her acting career.
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She was born in Sweden… who is this talented beauty?

  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Ava Gardner
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Gene Tierney
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Paul Newman despised his first film. What was it called?

Retry Correct Incorrect Oddly enough, in 1954, actor Paul Newman hated the film so much that he paid for a full-page ad in a Hollywood trade paper begging people not to go see The Silver Chalice.
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Paul Newman despised his first film. What was it called?

  • Cool Hand Luke
  • The Silver Chalice
  • The Hustler
  • The Young Philadelphians
98%

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry Ouch. Clearly you don’t recall these talents and films! Not very good. No one is here to back you up with that poor score. You know something! You scored pretty well, leading us to believe you have seen many films of the Golden Age. Bravo! Way to go, you know your stuff about Hollywood’s Golden Age.
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