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Francesca Romano
Francesca Romano
Well-Connected

Mar-26-2013 18:47

Well, since we're very good with this whodunnit thing, I decided to launch this little game here.
It's pretty simple. I am someone (person, cartoon, book character, whatever) and everyone else can have a guess at who I am.
The one who guesses it has the next round, and we'll try to guess on him/her.
I hope this works. :-)
To start, I'll give you all one hint: I'm a real person.

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Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Jul-1-2013 11:25

Is he world famous? Or just US famous?

Does he have a famous wife and/or children?

Was he a professor? (University/College) or a school teacher?

Were his books fiction or non-fiction?
Were his books for adults or children?




Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-1-2013 23:24

He's known in both the U.S. and throughout the world.

His wife(ves) was/were not particularly famous. One of his five children is a horse trainer of some repute, but our mystery guy doesn't have any ties to horses or equestrian sports.

He was a teacher for a brief time, but he's not really known for it. He was a lecturer at various schools, but again, it's not something he's famous for. He was given an honorary doctorate from several universities.

His books were primarily fiction. They were designed primarily for children, but adults have enjoyed his creations just as much as kids.

Breitkat
Breitkat
Pinball Amateur

Jul-1-2013 23:45

(Our guy is more famous for his contributions to newspapers than his books, however. Just thought I would clarify that. ;-)

The Mystery guy IS:

Known for writing several books (some of which you may have even read)
Served in the army (US), and was a WWII veteran.
Worked as a teacher (people used to line up around the block to attend his classes)
Worked as an activist (especially for the environment when it wasn't really the glamourous thing to do)
Presented a couple of tv shows, even though the shows weren't about him
Born before 1930.
Active in his field from the 1930's-1990's.
Famous both in the U.S. and throughout the world.
Has a daughter who's a famous horse trainer.
Known for books (and newspaper contributions) that were fiction.
Known for "fiction" and "other" genre television shows.
Had an audience of both children and adults.
Holds several honorary doctorate degrees.


He is NOT:
Clark Kent
Steve Buscemi (sp?)
Ty Pennington
In sports (except in college i think), acting, politics, science, firefighting, singing or playing music, or cooking
Currently alive.
Married to anybody famous.
Known for either teaching or lecturing.


Clarification: He was a patron and huge fan of ice hockey and other ice sports, though he was never an athlete in those sports. He was quite well-known for owning and running an ice arena in an unusual area of the U.S.

Hope all that helps a bit. ;-)
Keep it comin'!! ;-D
Breit

luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer
Red-Nosed

Jul-4-2013 22:01

You all must be off watching fireworks and playing ice hockey. so I'll just pull out a newspaper to read and Pirate Kitty will sit in the middle of the page. have fun all. L

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Jul-5-2013 02:52

I'm doing neither, but unfortunately nothing about this guy rings any bells with me at all.

Lady Emerald Devon
Lady Emerald Devon
Nomad

Jul-5-2013 08:16

I have no idea.

Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Jul-5-2013 09:13

So if he's more famous for his contribution to newspapers than books, does that mean he was a journalist? Did we cover that? I may just be confused...

Bela Talbot III
Bela Talbot III
Con Artist

Jul-5-2013 09:40

Sadly, Cordy, googling will not help me here :)

luc pfeiffer
luc pfeiffer
Red-Nosed

Jul-5-2013 21:20

Our guy did work as a journalist in World War II and was always happy to give interviews. but no his main accomplishment was not as a journalist. keep digging folks! hint to come in 24 hours. L

Art S. Revolutionary
Art S. Revolutionary
Old Shoe

Jul-6-2013 19:09

The Peanuts guy? Charles Schulz

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