Country singer/sausage entrepreneur Jimmy Dean and 1950s pop singer/teen idol Eddie Fisher were born on the same date: Aug. 10, 1928.

“Auto-biopic” update: Thanks to Marvin Clairmont of Edgewood, Wash., who told us about the film “The Fabulous Dorseys” (1947), in which bandleaders Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey portray themselves. More in a future issue.

Many trivia fans know that Ohio’s nickname is “The Buckeye State.” But what exactly is a Buckeye?

A)
A bird

B) A Native American tribe

C) A tree

D) A flower

Answer Monday.

Thursday’sanswer: England’s Malmaison Oxford Castle hotel was once a prison, and its rooms are the converted cells.


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