At a recent pub quiz night at the Phoenix in Denmark Hill, our team was triumphant, but tripped up slightly on one of the questions.
Give this trivia question a shot. You are on your honour not to Google.
The question was “Five people have had #1 Billboard U.S. hit singles and also won an Oscar for acting. Name three of them.”
I am sure there are at least six correct answers and may even be seven. Answer after the jump.
The official answers of the pub quizzers were
The one not on their list which I am sure should have been is Shirley Jones (Oscar for Elmer Gantry, #1 hit with “I think I love you”). Perhaps they didn’t count her because her hit was performed with a group (though the question did not specify that it had to be a solo performance).
The other one not on their list that perhaps should be is Judy Garland. She won a special academy award for Wizard of Oz, and she had many number one albums. I am not sure if she ever had a chart-topping single though (anyone know?). “Over the Rainbow” certainly would have been but it wasn’t released as a single at the time of the classic movie that made it and her famous.
Incidentally, our team went with Sinatra, Streisand and Garland, so the quizzers only awarded us two of a possible three.