Speaking of the military, have you noticed that fighter pilots always get choice nicknames? In "Top Gun" we met Maverick and Goose. In a TV Shorty called "AFP: American Fighter Pilot," we were introduced to flight instructors named Heater, Shark, Bubba and Stump.
But TV performers do pretty well in the nickname department too. Just take a look at the episode list for A&E's "Biography" series. Granted. These nicknames aren't as forceful. But we're talking about performers. Not pilots.
Some "Biography" ep titles, like "Vanna White: Game Show Hostess," are simply matter-of-fact. Others, like "Ray Walston: No Antennae, Please" and "Paul Lynde: Off Center," allude to a singular role that defined a performer's career — for better or for worse.
Can you match the following TV personalities with their "Biography" nicknames?
|TV Personality||"Biography" Nickname|
|1.||Jackie Gleason||a.||Master of Ceremonies|
|2.||Henry Winkler||b.||The Eye of CBS|
|3.||Loretta Young||c.||Hollywood's Musical Mom|
|4.||Sid Caesar||d.||Eyewitness to History|
|5.||Bob Barker||e.||Hollywood's Heavenly Beauty|
|6.||Walter Cronkite||f.||Hollywood's Coolest Character|
|7.||Ed McMahon||g.||Television's Comedy Genius|
|8.||Mike Wallace||h.||America's Sidekick|
|9.||Shirley Jones||i.||Hollywood's Homespun Hero|
|10.||Andy Griffith||j.||TV's Grand Inquisitor|
|11.||William S. Paley||k.||The Great One|
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