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# 1: The Misfits was the last film to cast these two film stars:

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The Misfits is a 1961 American film directed by John Huston. The screenplay is by Arthur Miller, Marilyn Monroe's husband at the time. Shortly before the film's premiere in 1961, the pair divorced. Besides Monroe, the film stars Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Thelma Ritter and Eli Wallach.

The Misfits would be the last film of both Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe. Gable died November 16, 1960, soon after filming was completed. Monroe did not complete any more movies and died the following year.

# 2: What 1968 hit starts with the line: See the tree, how big it’s grown?

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Honey by Bobby Goldsboro was a number one hit in U.S. and a number 2 hit on the British charts. The song starts:

See the tree, how big it's grown
But friend it hasn't been too long, it wasn't big
I laughed at her and she got mad
The first day that she planted it, was just a twig


Honey is written by Bobby Russell. He first produced it with former Kingston Trio member Bob Shane. Then he gave it to American singer Bobby Goldsboro, who recorded it for his 1968 album of the same name.

# 3: Julie Andrews appears in all of these movies, except:

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Julie Andrews plays a role in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Mary Poppins (1964), and Sound of Music (1965). She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her performance in all three movies and won the award for Mary Poppins and Sound of Music.

The mani character in My Fair Lady (1964) is played by Audrey Hepburn.

# 4: Which band had a hit with He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother in 1969?

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He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother is a song written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell. Originally recorded by Kelly Gordon in 1969, the song became a worldwide hit for The Hollies later that year and again for Neil Diamond in 1970.

# 5: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 33rd Academy Awards (1961). Which film won the Award?

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The Apartment is a 1960 film produced and directed by Billy Wilder. Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray play the leading characters.

The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, and won five of them at the 33rd Academy Awards (1961), including Best Picture.

# 6: The Billboard Hot 100 officially began in 1958. Which artist or group topped the first Billboard Hot 100 chart?

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The Hot 100 Era officially began on Monday, August 4, 1958, which would be the week ending August 10. Poor Little Fool recorded by Ricky Nelson was the first number one (two weeks).

Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week.

# 7: Can you name the song title from the following lyrics: Let me jump in your game.

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The song Hello, I Love You by the Doors starts:
Hello, I love you
Won't you tell me your name?
Hello, I love you
Let me jump in your game.

# 8: Between 1958 and 1961, Steve McQueen played the role as bounty hunter Josh Randall in which TV series?

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Wanted: Dead or Alive is an American Western television series starring Steve McQueen as the bounty hunter Josh Randall. It aired on CBS for three seasons between 1958 and 1961.

# 9: What are the opening lyrics for Bob Dylan’s Like A Rolling Stone?

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The song Like A Rolling Stonestarts:
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, Beware doll, you're bound to fall
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out...

# 10: This is a 1967 hit by:

This Is My Song is a song written by Charlie Chaplin in 1966 and performed by Petula Clark.

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