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Friday, May 02, 2008

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference

The Friday Brain-teaser from Credo Reference - this week: David. The name David apparently comes from a Hebrew word meaning "beloved". See if you can identify these famous people whose first name is David or Dave. Answers here.

1. English footballer who made his debut for Manchester United in 1995. In 2000, he captained England for the first time.
2. US film director whose work includes the films "Eraserhead", "Blue Velvet" and "Mulholland Drive", plus the TV series "Twin Peaks".
3. Rock singer, songwriter and actor whose albums include "Young Americans". He appeared in the films "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and "Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence".
4. Scottish missionary and explorer of Africa. During an attempt to trace the source of the Nile (1866-73) his encounter with Sir Henry Morton Stanley occurred.
5. American pianist and composer who, in 1951, organized a quartet with alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. His music is distinguished by complex harmony and the use of meters not typical in jazz.
6. English film actor who was regularly cast as the reticent but urbane Englishman. His films included "Wuthering Heights" and "Around the World in Eighty Days".
7. Novelist, poet and painter whose novels include "Sons and Lovers", "Women in Love" and "Lady Chatterley's Lover".
8. British film director whose films include "The Bridge on the River Kwai", "Lawrence of Arabia" and "A Passage to India".
9. Scottish-born US musician who founded the rock group Talking Heads.
10. American playwright, screenwriter and film director, whose works include "Glengarry Glen Ross", "Speed-the-Plow" and "Oleanna".

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