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My Stupid Cousin is at it again. (sigh)

He's trying to make a list of his all-time favorite celebrities and needs help. He seems only to remember what they did, not their names.

Here are his descriptions:


A. "There was this spooky guy back in the '60's who still had hot legs in the '80s."

B. "This other guy coached basketball in New Zealand, went to the big show, and came away with six Oscars."

C. "There was this one guy who was assassinated twice as president of the U.S., then, years later, he played in the Superbowl."

D. "There was this chick who married a millionaire, died, then came back to life(?) wearing god-awful makeup."

E. "I remember a tiny little cowboy with a drawl and a limp that sang rap songs about candy."

F. "There was an 80's 'Big Hair' rocker that sang ballads about TPS reports."

G. "A guy who was... um... a Hobbit? ...then fought fires in post 9/11 NYC."

H. "NYC undercover cop that was the grandmother of Wednesday and 'chased' money with her father."


Can you tell me his 17 favorite celebs?



Hint:

Number of Persons to find: A:2✓ B:2✓ C:3✓ D:2✓ E:2✓ F:1✓ G:2 H:3✓

Hint #2:

Hobbits (G.) might have worked in with the guy from New Zealand (B.).

Hint #3:

The one who married a millionaire (D.) must've caught some kinda STD, she scratched for 7 years.

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  • $\begingroup$ it seems like you have 8 hints but you ask for 17 celebs? Does each hint stand for only one celeb or more? $\endgroup$ – Emre Ünsal Jul 5 '18 at 11:07
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Partial -

A. "There was this spooky guy back in the '60's who still had hot legs in the '80s."

Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone host/narrator from 1959-1964)
Rod Stewart (the song Hot Legs in 1977, not 1980s, though Tina Turner covered it in 1982)
Apparently the legs were still hot

D. "There was this chick who married a millionaire, died, then came back to life(?) wearing god-awful makeup."

Marilyn Monroe from How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) and, from the hint, The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Marilyn Manson, a musical performer with a non-standard taste in makeup

E. "I remember a tiny little cowboy with a drawl and a limp that sang rap songs about candy."

John Wayne and Lil Wayne

F. "There was an 80's 'Big Hair' rocker that sang ballads about TPS reports."

Michael (or maybe Mike?) Bolton

H. "NYC undercover cop that was the grandmother of Wednesday and 'chased' money with her father."

Channing Tatum played an undercover cop in 21 Jump Street (2012)
Carol Channing voiced Grandmama Addams in 1992
Tatum O'Neal perhaps, in Paper Moon with her dad, Ryan?


Probably wrong new guess
G. "A guy who was... um... a Hobbit? ...then fought fires in post 9/11 NYC."

Guillermo Del Toro was a writer for The Hobbit movies
Guillermo Diaz was on one episode of Third Watch

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  • $\begingroup$ Right on both, I'm sure the legs were still pretty hot in the 80's. :) $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jul 6 '18 at 16:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Chowzen I think that's highly debatable. =) Added a long shot (like 8 miles long) for E. $\endgroup$ – hagfy Jul 10 '18 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ No debate! ...and no chance on E, though a good guess. Looking for (debatably) the most famous western movie star. $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jul 10 '18 at 20:43
  • $\begingroup$ @Chowzen 1) wow 2) this is how I will always picture him 3) added a guess for H $\endgroup$ – hagfy Jul 11 '18 at 1:42
  • $\begingroup$ H is good! only D and G to go... $\endgroup$ – Chowzen Jul 11 '18 at 2:15
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Just dropping one in here so people understand how we're meant to solve it - here's C.

Two assassinated US presidents; pick from Lincoln, Kennedy, Garfield
NFL player who appeared in a SB
Lincoln Kennedy

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B. "This other guy coached basketball in New Zealand, went to the big show, and came away with six Oscars."

Peter Jackson (director of the LOTR triology) and Phil Jackson (coach of the Chicago Bulls at their height)

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