Name That City! — Feb 17, 2022

Here’s a review of this week’s questions:

  1. What southern city is the hometown of actress Evan Rachel Wood?
  2. What midwestern city is the hometown of actress Kathleen Turner?
  3. What southern city is home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?

And here are the answers:

  1. Raleigh, North Carolina. Evan Rachel Wood, who has starred for three seasons on the HBO series, “Westworld,” was born in Raleigh in 1987. She was home-schooled by her parents, both of whom were actors, and received her high school diploma at age 15. She had been acting since she was 5, but her career took off in 2003 when she starred in the stark and troubling drama, “Thirteen.” Her performance earned her numerous award nominations and rave reviews. She also appeared in “The Wrestler” with Mickey Rourke and “Ides of March” with Ryan Gosling, as well as the HBO series, “True Blood.”
  2. Springfield, Missouri. Kathleen Turner was born in Springfield in 1954, but attended high school in London, where her father was working as a U.S. Foreign Service officer. She returned to the states for college, attending Missouri State University in Springfield, and got her big break in the movie “Body Heat,” costarring William Hurt. Turner ultimately became one of the top box-office draws and most sought-after actresses of the 1980s and early 1990s. Other films included “Romancing the Stone” and “War of the Roses,” both costarring Michael Douglas, as well as “Prizzi’s Honor” with Jack Nicholson and “Peggy Sue Got Married” with Nicholas Cage, the role that earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
  3. Memphis, Tennessee. Entertainer Danny Thomas opened St. Jude in 1962 in Memphis. He used the name of the saint that he had prayed to for guidance as a young man, and acted upon St. Jude’s oft-repeated prayer, “Show me my way in life, and I will build you a shrine.” The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has hit numerous milestones since its humble beginning, the most profound being the number of children that have received cancer treatment at absolutely no cost to their families. As one of the largest pediatric cancer research hospitals in the world, St. Jude treats about 8,600 patients each year, with 77 beds in operation and a license to go up to 80 beds.