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    Posted: December 01 2017 at 05:39
Historical Figures (Real or Fiction) A-Z is among the very few "Just for Fun" topics that have a real "human interest", I think. I have a suggestion for a new, more demanding game based on the same idea.
 
Instead of just dealing with the letter of the surnames (or one-part names or whatever), A, B, C..., we have TWO letters, ie. the initials of the person. First we run through the alphabets with persons whose surname begins with A (AA, BA, CA, DA,...), the next round goes like AB, BB, CB, DB,... and so on.
 
To avoid over-difficult initials, the rare letters Q, U, X, Y, Z can be skipped. I'm sure the game offers enough challenge without those letters. I hope you who enjoy Historical Figures will start playing this one too! And of course fictional persons are accepted here as well.
 
To start: AA for Anouk Aimée (b. 1932), French film actress.
 
 (A Man and a Woman, 1966)


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I'd have gone with Andre Agassi, tennis star. :)

Buzz Aldrin (b 1930)  - American Astronaut and the 2nd person to walk on the moon.




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Carmine Appice (born 1946).
American drummer & percusionist: Vanilla Fudge, etc.


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Dan Aykroyd (born 1965)  U.S actor and comedian; 1/2 of the Blues Brothers


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Edson Arantes do Nascimento (born 1940).
Brazilian soccer player known as Pelé.

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This is going nicely, thanks!  Smile
Fred Astaire (1899 – 1987), American dancer, singer and actor.
 
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Gianni Agnelli (1921- 2003).
Italian industrialist. FIAT Big Boss.




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Hans Arp (1886-1966)
 
German/French sculptor, painter and poet
 
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You guessed this one...    Ian Anderson (b. 1947), British rock musician best known as the leader of Jethro Tull.
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And his one might be even easier to guess:
 
Jon Anderson (b. 1944)
 
English singer and songwriter: former lead vocalist of Yes and one of the archetypical vocalists of progressive rock
 
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Yes it was!    Yet another prog musician:
Kevin Ayers (1944 – 2013), English singer-songwriter associated to the Canterbury scene, one of the founders of Soft Machine. 
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Laura Antonelli (1941 - 2015).
Italian actress.

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Marian Anderson (1897 – 1993), African-American contralto, one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century.
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Neil Armstrong (1930 - 2012).
First man on Moon.

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Outi Alanen (b. 1967), Finnish actor (films, TV-serials, theatre, voice acting).
 
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Pedro Almodóvar (b. 1949).
Spanish film director and producer.

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Internet knew this, not me. I just wrote Quentin A on the google search: Quentin Alexander, young American singer who came to attention from American Idol in 2015. (But that's cheating! Next!)
Roger Ackroyd, the title character in Agatha Christie's mystery novel starring Hercule Poirot (1926).
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Salvador Allende (1908 - 1973).
Chilean politician. President 1970-1973.

 
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Theodor Adorno (1903 – 1969), German philosopher, sociologist and composer.
 
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Urbanus van Anus (b. 1949)

Urbain Servranckx, Belgian comedian, singer and comic book writer.


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