Melba toast and the ice-cream dessert Peach Melba were both invented in the 1890s by French chef Auguste Escoffier, and were named to honor Australian opera star Dame Nellie Melba. Born Helen Porter Mitchell, her stage surname was derived from the Australian city Melbourne, near her birthplace.

The only major show-business award won by comedian Jackie Gleason was a:

A) Oscar

B) Emmy

C) Tony

D) Grammy

Tuesday’s answer: Cuba Gooding Sr., father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr., was the lead singer of the 1970s soul group The Main Ingredient.


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