But that aside, yes, it is our hero- General of the Armies John J Pershing
Your turn, NewPopPop, see it is your lucky day!! Time to buy that MegaMillions ticket......
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Bump for New PopPop!!
Me, I'm heading for Z-Z-Z-Z land....
I've got to fly to Bmore today of all days. Couldn't figure out why the airfare was so cheap until a few days later when I checked the calendar. I'm gonna say Poe.
Clue #1- His cousin was General Krzyżanowski, but our man was more into fantaisies than warfare.
Clues #2 & #3- Not a poet, and definitely not an American.
Clue #4-Some people have plenty of attitude, our hero had plenty of etudes.
Clue #5- He was a child prodigy, and in his short life had a stormy relationship with a woman who went by a man's name.
Clue #6- He had a French father and Polish mother. He was raised in Poland, but moved to Paris as a young man.
Clue #7- He died from TB when he was 39.
NPP- did you check that MegaMillions ticket????
Clue #8- His compositions have been used in many movies, some of which are: Bad Santa, Empire of the Sun, The People vs Larry Flynt, and The Truman Show.
Clue #9- A movie was made about his life in 2004, attempting to ride the wave of Amadeus, but the movie was panned by the critics and unsuccessful.
Clue #10- The woman with whom he was involved went by the name "George Sands".
OK, I've been rummaging and really came up with a doozie!
Clue #1- Arriving in New York City, our man soon ran out of money and spent a period of time on the streets. He eventually supported himself with odd jobs such as bussing tables and gardening. He then found work as a taxi dancer at Maxim's.
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Clue #2- Our man moved to LA, where he continued dancing. He built up a fan club, including a number of older female clientele, who would let him borrow their luxury cars. H-m-m, why does the song "Just A Gigolo" keep playing in my head? Because of his dancing success, our man found a room on Sunset Blvd. and began actively seeking screen roles.
Clue # 3- In 1919, prior to the rise of his career, our man married an unknown actress, Jean. On their wedding night Jean locked our man out of their room. (Guess he wasn't as sheik as he thought he was) The couple remained legally married for 2 years, when Jean sued our man for divorce, citing desertion. The divorce was granted and she received alimony. Our man met, and married, someone within the next year. This resulted in his arrest for bigamy since he had not been divorced for a full year, as required by California law at the time. Our man ended up in the pokie. Days passed and his studio refused to post bail, eventually a few friends were able to post the cash bail.........what an apocalypse!!
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Clue #4- He starred in the original Blood And Sand, and made the ladies swoon.
Clue #5- Women loved our man and thought him the height of romance. However, American men walked out of his movies in disgust.
Clue #6- Boxing heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey, who trained our man in the art of boxing, said of him "He was the most virile and masculine of men. The women were like flies to a honeypot. He could never shake them off, anywhere he went. What a lovely, lucky guy.
Clue #7- His nicknames were "Latin Lover" and "The Shiek". I guess that is why his statue looks like a phallic symbol with a head dress on it.
Clue #8- He died at 31 of peritonitis, brought on by a ruptured appendix. Our man's death caused mass hysteria among his female fans, and propelled him into "hero of the silent screen" status.
Clue #9- Men who realized that the ladies thought our man was HOT and mimicked his hairstyle sported a "do" called the Vaselino.
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