Non-Musical Relatives by PenningtonJ

Champion(s):

StahlhutJ
I'm younger than the rest of you put together! -- Pierce Hawthorne


Runner(s)-Up:

Matto
Who knew we had 8000 salad plates?

HulkaE
Find what you like and let it kill you


Quiz Description

Since Dave Dixon has already cornered the market for quizzes about musical family acts, I've decided to post a similar but slightly different quiz about musicians related to people who are famous for non-musical reasons.

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Questions:

What singer, best known for her skills on the harp, is simultaneously the wife of a Saturday Night Live alumnus and the cousin of the Lieutenant Governor of California?

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Joanna Newsom

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright William Saroyan co-wrote the Rosemary Clooney song, "Come on-a My House" with his cousin Ross Bagdasarian. What is Ross Bagdasarian's more well-known stage name, which he used for the 1958 novelty hit "Witch Doctor" and as the human companion to Alvin & the Chipmunks?

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David Seville

She is the stepsister of the illegitimate child of a Rolling Stone, the ex-wife of a Beastie Boy, and the daughter of a Scottish folk rocker. Who is this actress who played a "brainiac with the body of a game show hostess" in a 1989 teen romantic comedy?

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Ione Skye (also accept Ione Skye Leitch or Ione Skye Lee)

When David Bowie formed the band Tin Machine in 1988, he enlisted two brothers Tony and Hunt, as his bassist and drummer respectively. What 1960s-era comedian and kid show host is the father of both Hunt and Tony?

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Soupy Sales (aka Milton Supman)

Paul was an Austrian concert pianist who lost his right arm in World War I, which later inspired Maurice Ravel's "Piano Concerto for the Left Hand." What analytic philosopher was Paul's younger brother?

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Ludwig Wittgenstein

In 1966, Tom and Virl Osmond, the only non-musical brothers of Donny and Marie Osmond, became the first Mormon missionaries to hold what distinction?

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They were deaf.

The singer Elle King, who had a Top Ten hit in 2014 with "Ex's & Oh's," is the daughter of what Saturday Night Live alumnus (a fact which would make her 1/8th Filipino ancestry)?

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Rob Schneider

With Fritz Haber, he co-discovered the "cycle" by which metals and halogens react to form ionic compounds. In 1954, he won the Nobel Prize in physics for "fundamental research in Quantum Mechanics, especially in the statistical interpretation of the wave function." Who is this German physicist, who is also noted for being the grandfather to Olivia Newton-John?

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Max Born

What actress, currently married to comedian David Cross, is both the daughter of the actor who sang lead on the first song in the movie musical West Side Story and the niece of the keyboardist for the 1960s garage rock band, the Standells?

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Amber Tamblyn

Jerry Lee Lewis and country music singer Mickey Gilley are both cousins of what American televangelist who got defrocked in 1988 by the Assemblies of God for a sex scandal with a prostitute?

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Jimmy Swaggart

Peter is a record producer and formerly one-half of the duo Peter & Gordon. His sister Jane is an actress & the former fiancee of Paul McCartney, while his father Richard was the physician responsible for discovering and naming "Munchausen syndrome." What is the surname they all share, a fact alluded to in the rhotically pronounced title of a song by Cornershop?

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Asher

What actress, who played Helen Willis on The Jeffersons (and is also related to a famous TV weatherman), inspired the songs "Always on the Run" and "It Ain't Over Til Its Over" by her son Lenny Kravitz after her death from breast cancer in 1995?

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Roxie Roker