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Famous People Known by Three Names

All the following decriptions or clues are of people known by three names.
For example: "Who wrote the fairy tale, "The Ugly Duckling"... the answer would be Hans Christian Andersen.


  1. As of 2022, professor of contemporary poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  2. American poet whose works include Paul Revere's Ride and The Song of Hiawatha.
  3. Will Smith's wife for more than two decades.
  4. Directed the 1979 film Apocalypse Now?
  5. Best known for her 1852 novel Uncle Tom's Cabin.

  6. Portrayed Princess Margaret, from 2019 to 2020, in Netflix's The Crown.
  7. His roommate was future Vice President Al Gore when he attended Harvard University.
  8. Known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw.
  9. Set a women's world record of 10.49 seconds in 1988.
  10. Well-known United States' navy commander in the American Revolutionary War.
  11. Actor who played detective Dave Starsky in the 1970s television series, Starsky & Hutch.
  12. Played Colonel Pickering in the 1964 film version of My Fair Lady.
  13. American writer, best known for the 1868 novel Little Women.
  14. Won Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Truman Capote in the 2005 film Capote.
  15. French fashion designer who founded the fashion label in 1962 which bears his name.
  16. Captained Europe's Ryder Cup team to a narrow victory in 2012.
  17. Star of the American series that launched three spin-offs: Rhoda, Phyllis, and Lou Grant.
  18. His poem The Raven was an instant success in 1845.
  19. Wife of President Lyndon B. Johnson, who served as first lady.
  20. Architect who designed Fallingwater in 1939.

Quiz Answers

  1. Carol Ann Duffy (appointed Poet Laureate in 2009, resigned 2019)
  2. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  3. Jada Pinkett Smith
  4. Francis Ford Coppola
  5. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  6. Helena Bonham Carter
  7. Tommy Lee Jones
  8. Sarah Jessica Parker (on television's Sex and the City)
  9. Florence Griffith-Joyner
  10. John Paul Jones
  11. Paul Michael Glaser
  12. Wilfrid Hyde-White
  13. Louisa May Alcott
  14. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  15. Yves Saint Laurent
  16. Jose MarĂ­a Olazabal
  17. Mary Tyler Moore
  18. Edgar Allan Poe
  19. Lady Bird Johnson
  20. Frank Lloyd Wright