These TV stars all won Emmy Awards — but for which role?

Some actors won accolades playing characters other than their most famous roles

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An actor’s most popular role isn’t always their most critically acclaimed— or most awarded. Sometimes a show goes underappreciated when it first premieres and isn’t recognized for its brilliance until years later. On the other hand, some series debut to rave reviews but then are forgotten about.

Here are some award-winning actors along with a few different characters they played on TV. Can you guess which role won them a gold statue?

  1. Don Knotts won multiple Emmys for playing which character?
  2. Dick Van Dyke won a few Emmys as which character?
  3. Ellen Corby received an Emmy for playing...
  4. Which role did Harry Morgan win his Emmy for?
  5. Henry Winkler won an Emmy for which role?
  6. Barbara Stanwyck was nominated for four Oscars along with winning an Emmy playing...
  7. Vicki Lawrence won her Emmy for which show?
  8. Raymond Burr was awarded at the Emmys for playing which character?
  9. Which role got James Garner his Emmy?
  10. Tony Shalhoub won an Emmy for playing..
  11. Which role did Dennis Weaver win an Emmy for?
  12. William Shatner won an Emmy playing which character?
  13. Ann B. Davis won two Emmys playing...
  14. Lucille Ball took home a statue on more than one of her shows but which character brought her the most Emmys?

These TV stars all won Emmy Awards — but for which role?

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Martanrick1975 11 hours ago
3/14 I did horribly! Not a fan of award shows!
Sven24 18 days ago
6/14 I just wanted to see which actors won emmys did not know that Barney won one
TSeym22 26 days ago
8/14 I couple of times I second-guessed myself and didn't just go with the obvious.
LH 26 days ago
8-14 I just picked the show that I’ve seen the person in the most…
hrcopter 27 days ago
I didn’t realize Alice was in anything prior to The Brady Bunch. 🤷🏼‍♂️
jtrain 30 days ago
11/14 got ##5,12,and #14 wrong!
Oldielover 30 days ago
10/14...Not too bad....Good quiz to keep you on your toes!
Mob39 1 month ago
You got 8 out of 14. I tanked on this one! 😬
Lantern 1 month ago
Speaking of Lucille Ball, has anyone with Sirius XM Radio been listening to those celebrity interview programs she did on CBS Radio in the 60's? I'm one of your Lucy superfans but had never heard of these interviews until one of the comedy channels on Sirius began running them earlier this month. Evidently they were never repeated after their original broadcasts in 1964-65. Now they're being called early "podcasts" and are accessible through the Sirius app (I have no connection to Sirius BTW).
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