Barbara Stanwyck Quiz – 10 Trivia Questions (Multiple Choice)

Are you a fan of classic Hollywood glamour? Do you think you know all there is to know about the legendary Barbara Stanwyck?

Put your knowledge to the test with our Barbara Stanwyck Quiz! Featuring 10 trivia questions, this multiple-choice quiz will challenge your knowledge of the life and career of this iconic actress.

From her early beginnings to her unforgettable roles in film and television, there’s a little something for everyone in this quiz. Whether you’re a casual fan or a die-hard Stanwyck enthusiast, you’re sure to learn something new.

So, grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready to test your knowledge of one of Hollywood’s most enduring stars. Good luck!

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  1. What was Barbara Stanwyck’s birth name?
    • Ruby Catherine Stevens
    • Dorothy Malone
    • Marilyn Monroe
    • Jane Russell
    The correct answer is Ruby Catherine Stevens.
    Barbara Stanwyck was born Ruby Catherine Stevens on July 16, 1907, in Brooklyn, New York.
  2. In which film did Barbara Stanwyck star alongside Fred MacMurray as a femme fatale?
    • Meet John Doe
    • Christmas in Connecticut
    • Double Indemnity
    • Stella Dallas
    The correct answer is Double Indemnity.
    Barbara Stanwyck played the role of Phyllis Dietrichson, a femme fatale who conspires with an insurance salesman (played by Fred MacMurray) to murder her husband in the 1944 film noir classic, Double Indemnity.
  3. Which television series featured Barbara Stanwyck as the matriarch of a wealthy ranching family?
    • Bonanza
    • The Big Valley
    • Gunsmoke
    • Rawhide
    The correct answer is The Big Valley.
    Barbara Stanwyck starred as Victoria Barkley in the television series The Big Valley, which aired from 1965 to 1969.
  4. Which director did Barbara Stanwyck work with in four films, including “Stella Dallas” and “Meet John Doe”?
    • George Stevens
    • Billy Wilder
    • Frank Capra
    • King Vidor
    The correct answer is King Vidor.
    Barbara Stanwyck collaborated with director King Vidor on four films: “Stella Dallas” (1937), “Meet John Doe” (1941), “Ball of Fire” (1941), and “Clash by Night” (1952).

  1. What was the first film in which Barbara Stanwyck received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress?
    • Double Indemnity
    • Stella Dallas
    • Ball of Fire
    • Christmas in Connecticut
    The correct answer is Stella Dallas.
    Barbara Stanwyck received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in the 1937 film Stella Dallas.
  2. What was the name of the dance team Barbara Stanwyck and her sister Mildred formed in the 1920s?
    • The Nicholas Sisters
    • The Dolly Sisters
    • The Gumm Sisters
    • The Redmond Sisters
    The correct answer is The Redmond Sisters.
    Barbara Stanwyck and her sister Mildred formed a dance team called The Redmond Sisters in the 1920s, performing in nightclubs and vaudeville.
  3. In which film did Barbara Stanwyck play a nightclub singer who becomes involved with a wealthy man?
    • Christmas in Connecticut
    • Ball of Fire
    • Lady of Burlesque
    • Clash by Night
    The correct answer is Ball of Fire.
    Barbara Stanwyck played nightclub singer Sugarpuss O’Shea in the 1941 film Ball of Fire, directed by Howard Hawks and written by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett.
  4. Which actor played Barbara Stanwyck’s husband in the film “Christmas in Connecticut”?
    • Reginald Gardiner
    • S.Z. Sakall
    • Dennis Morgan
    • Sydney Greenstreet
    The correct answer is Reginald Gardiner.
    Reginald Gardiner played Barbara Stanwyck’s husband, John Sloan, in the 1945 romantic comedy “Christmas in Connecticut.”
  5. In which film did Barbara Stanwyck play a journalist who creates a fictional character named John Doe?
    • Meet John Doe
    • Ball of Fire
    • Clash by Night
    • Christmas in Connecticut
    The correct answer is Meet John Doe.
    Barbara Stanwyck played journalist Ann Mitchell in the 1941 film Meet John Doe, directed by Frank Capra. Her character creates a fictional character named John Doe as part of a publicity stunt.
  6. How many times was Barbara Stanwyck nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress?
    • Three
    • Five
    • Two
    • Four
    The correct answer is Four.
    Barbara Stanwyck was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress four times: for her roles in “Stella Dallas” (1937), “Ball of Fire” (1941), “Double Indemnity” (1944), and “Clash by Night” (1952).
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