Are these true fun facts about Alan Alda or Jamie Farr?

Which one of them played tennis with Gene Wilder and which was inspired by Danny Thomas to start acting?

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Both Alan Alda and Jamie Farr have very recognizable names in Hollywood. Alda is known for his role as Hawkeye Pierce and Farr is known for his character Maxwell Klinger, the cross-dressing military man on M*A*S*H.

By now you may know their distinct personalities on M*A*S*H, but how familiar are you with the two actors in real life?

Today we are looking at a variety of true and personal fun facts about Alda and Farr. It's your job to decide which actor that fun fact belongs to. Good luck!

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  1. This person used to play tennis with Dick Van Patten, Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder every Sunday.
  2. Despite his success, this person never had a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame:
  3. Which of these two actors wore their actual U.S. army-issued dog tags while filming M*A*S*H?
  4. This person was a delivery man for a lithograph company and a post-office clerk before M*A*S*H:
  5. This person was a huge fan of Dragnet (1967), which featured his future M*A*S*H co-star, Harry Morgan.
  6. One of these stars was endorsed by the Mars candy bar in the early '80s. Which one was it?
  7. Which one of these actors appeared on the cover of TV Guide 11 times during their career?
  8. This person's favorite curse word was "horse?" And no, we aren't talking about Col. Potter.
  9. Danny Thomas was this person's influence to pursue a career in acting:
  10. This person did not sign on to play their character in M*A*S*H until six hours before filming the pilot episode.
  11. This person served in the military in real life and fought in Korea.
  12. Which one of these actors was known for his late '70s Nabisco Triscuits commercial?
  13. Which of these actors was nominated multiple times for a Tony Award?

Are these true fun facts about Alan Alda or Jamie Farr?

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43 Comments

pligocki 9 months ago
Hey, number 11 is not correct. Both Alda and Farr served in Korea, but AFTER the cessation of hostilities. Let the truth be known.
pligocki pligocki 9 months ago
And technically neither "fought" in the Korean War. Just saying....
Lillyrose 16 months ago
4 out of 13.
Lacey Lillyrose 15 months ago
Beat you by THAT much.
Mike 16 months ago
Fun Fact:
Jamie Farr met Red Skelton while he was serving in Korea.
They became friendly, and Skelton invited him to Hollywood after the war ended.
Jamie Farr's first TV appearances were on Red Skelton's show, playng foil in comedy skits; Red did a Navy cook called Cookie, and Jamie was his sidekick Snorkel.
And the rest is history ...
Dugan 16 months ago
Farr used to deliver danish and coffee to the writers on the Alan Brady Show
Coldnorth Dugan 16 months ago
I remember that
Moverfan 16 months ago
They claim I got 11 out of 13..but the only one i missed was number 5. Who's doing the math around here, Frank Burns?
Pacificsun 16 months ago
13/13 - Never get that kind of score, so the boasting is earned!
Coldnorth Pacificsun 16 months ago
Yayyyyyyy to Pacificsun!!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you!!!!!!!!!
tootsieg 16 months ago
10/13. Mostly guesses
RedSamRackham tootsieg 16 months ago
* Me Too! 10 of 13 ~ 77% *
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cperrynaples 16 months ago
Suicide Is Painless! CBS thought the lyrics were too sad! Bonus Question: Who played Painless in the movie and why did he want to commit suicide?
CoreyC 16 months ago
John Schuck
CoreyC 16 months ago
He thought he was gay.
Coldnorth 16 months ago
That song is sad, especially now with so many suicides today, but it is a classic tune that stays in your head
Adamtwelvia 6 months ago
He was impotent and he thought he was gonna be like that for life
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cperrynaples 16 months ago
Well to split hairs it's just a replay of the opening theme!
Pacificsun 16 months ago
You do like splitting those hairs.

But only on certain occasions.
LoveMETV22 16 months ago
Nexxus sells a few good products for those split hairs.
Andybandit 16 months ago
I got 7/13. I got #2, 4, 8, 9, 12, and 13 wrong. Alan Alda and Jamie Farr are very successful actors.
Moverfan 16 months ago
Nine out of thirteen. So the answer to the title question is...wellll, I don't know...
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