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For each of the groups of actors below, can you identify the movie / TV character they have in common? For instance, given

Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan

The answer would be "James Bond".

1. Sandra Dee, Deborah Walley, Cindy Carol, Karen Valentine, Sally Field, Caryn Richman
2. Alan Napier, Michael Gough, Michael Caine
3. William Devane, Ossie Davis, William Jordan
4. Boris Karloff, Peter Boyle, Robert deNiro


1. Gidget (Frances Lawrence) -- Sandra Dee (Gidget, 1959), Deborah Walley(Gidget Goes Hawiian, 1961), Cindy Carol (Gidget Goes to Rome, 1963), Karen Valentine (Gidget Grows Up, 1969), Sally Field (Gidget, TV, 1965-66), Caryn Richman (Gidget's Summer Reunion, 1985; The New Gidget, TV-1986-88)

2. Alfred Pennyworth (Bruce Wayne's butler) -- Alan Napier (Batman, TV-1966-68), Michael Gough (Batman 1989; Batman Returns, 1992; Batman Forever, 1995; Batman & Robin, 1997), Michael Caine (Batman Begins, 2005)

3. John F. Kennedy -- William Devane (Missiles of October, 1974), Ossie Davis (Bubba Ho-Tep, 2002), William Jordan (King, 1978 miniseries).


4. Frankenstein's monster ("the Creature") -- Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, 1931), Peter Boyle (Young Frankenstein, 1974), Robert deNiro (Frankenstein, 1994)

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