Celebrity small-town birthplace of the week: Strasburg, N.D. Accordionist/bandleader Lawrence Welk was born there in 1903.

n These days, the word “fabulous” is most commonly a slang term for “superb.” But as originally derived from the word “fable,” “fabulous” was a synonym for “imaginary” or “mythical.”

British-born actor Daniel Day-Lewis won an Academy Award for his role in the 1989 film “My Left Foot.” His father was an eminent:

A)
Ballet dancer

B) Poet

C) Soccer player

D) Sculptor

Wednesday’s answer: Before penning the 1970 bestseller “Love Story,” Erich Segal wrote the screenplay for the Beatles animated film “Yellow Submarine.”


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