Wednesday, 3 November 2010

QR – Cure – Quizzing Realms – 171

A slightly difficult one after yesterday’s sitter.


Identify this gentleman, who saved the son of the man his brother had killed!

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ELEVEN answers! I am heartened! This is indeed Edwin Booth, a famous actor whose stature was akin to that of Marlon Brando in his time! He is also considered by many as the greatest American actor of the 19th century.

He once saved a young man from being run over by a train just as the individual was about to be sucked under it from the platform. That was Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln. Edwin also happened to have a brother called John Wilkes Booth, who, as we all know, went on to assassinate Abe Lincoln!


  1. Edwin Booth.. u can almost read it below the statue. Wikipedia tells me he saved the life of Robert Lincoln. Abe Lincoln's son...and I guess Booth's brother had assassinated Abe Lincoln?


  2. Edwin Booth. The plaque below the statue was kind of a big giveaway!

  3. Edwin Booth. The name is on the pic itself !!!!

  4. This gentleman is Edwin Booth who saved Abraham Lincoln's son Robert in 1864-65 (exact date not known)shortly before Edwin's brother, John Wilkes Booth, assassinated President Lincoln.

  5. some edwin?????
    thats what the pix says

  6. I didnt know this one, but i think its written edwin booth.

  7. The answer is written below the statue :P
    Edwin Booth, elder brother of John Wilkes Booth. He saved Robert Lincoln

  8. Edwin Booth..saved Robert Lincoln...Abraham Lincoln's son


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