Six celebrities connected through their work ... which three died on the same day?
By: Linnea Crowther
6 years ago
March 27, 2002 was just another ordinary day … until three Hollywood stars died. A strange coincidence, yes, but that wasn't the only thing that connected these film and television legends.
Each is linked to the other, "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" style, by just two degrees of separation.
Which three stars pictured above share the same date of death?
We'll let you mull it over while you watch clips from the movies that connect them.
"The Muppet Movie," features Charles Durning in a villainous turn and, again, a cameo from Berle (who apparently was so famous that he didn't need to take on full roles):
"The Front Page," written and directed by Billy Wilder and featuring Durning:
"Monte Carlo or Bust!" (aka "Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies"), featuring Curtis and Dudley Moore:
"Wholly Moses!" starring Moore and featuring Kahn:
So, have you guessed which three celebrities died March 27, 2002? Here, at last, is the answer:
MILTON BERLE (July 12, 1908 - March 27, 2002)
Charles Durning (Feb. 28, 1923 - Dec. 24, 2012)
BILLY WILDER (June 22, 1906 - March 27, 2002)
Tony Curtis (June 3, 1925 - Sept. 29, 2010)
DUDLEY MOORE (April 19, 1935 - March 27, 2002)
Madeline Kahn (Sept. 29, 1942 - Dec. 3, 1999)
If you got it right, pat yourself on the back. Regardless, take a moment to remember these Hollywood legends.