Can You Match These Actors to Their 1970s TV Shows?

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Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The seventies may have started almost fifty years ago, but there are so many things that happened in that decade that we can be thankful for today. Those things include music, fashion, movies and - of course - TV. Although most of the shows that aired back then may have been forgotten, there are more than a few that will never be. Can you imagine ever forgetting "M*A*S*H," "Happy Days," "The Odd Couple," "Charlie's Angels" or "Mork & Mindy"? Our thoughts exactly! And while the shows themselves were amazing, it really was the hard work of the actors who played those roles who made them stand out that much more. But we have a question for you. Do you think that you could match these actors (and their iconic characters) to the seventies shows they starred in? 

We've made a list of some of the most memorable shows from the seventies, and then we went through them to get a list of the best actors. Now that we've done our part, it's your turn to put your knowledge to the test to see if you remember whether Bea Arthur starred in "The Facts of Life" or "Maude." Are you ready to find out how much you really remember? 


What show did this actress star in?

This 1970 show featured Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards, a single woman who moved to Minneapolis following the end of an engagement. She worked at a TV station.

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In which show does this person belong?

Kate Jackson is an American actress who appeared in this 1976 crime drama TV show as Sabrina Duncan.

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True or false: This person starred in "Diff'rent Strokes."

In this TV series, Conrad Bain portrayed the widowed businessman Mr. Drummond. He adopted the sons of his late employee.

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Was this character on "Maude" or "Dallas"?

Starring Bea Arthur, "Maude" is an American sitcom which ran from 1972 to 1978.

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Can you name the show this character is from?

This American sitcom featured Robin Williams as Mork, an alien who was sent to Earth to observe human behavior.

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Is this character from "The Facts of Life"?

In this spinoff show, Charlotte Rae played Edna Garrett, the former housekeeper of the Drummond family from "Diff'rent Strokes."

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Which show is this actor from?

Tom Wopat is an American actor and singer who, from 1979 to 1985, starred in this TV show as Luke Duke.

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In which seventies show could you have found this star?

This American actor played the character J.R. Ewing. Who shot J.R.?

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Which show is this person from?

Sherman Hemsley starred in this hit TV show for 11 seasons. He played the lead character, George Jefferson.

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Was Carroll O'Connor in "All in the Family"?

Carroll O'Connor appeared in this hit TV show from 1971 to 1979, as a blue-collar worker named Archie Bunker. His wife was Edith.

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What show did this actor star in?

This show, which debuted on September 16, 1972, starred Bob Newhart as the fictiona Chicago psychologist, Dr. Robert Hartley.

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In which show does this person belong?

This American actress, Kim Fields, appeared in all nine seasons of "The Facts of Life." She portrayed the youngest character on the show, Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey.

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True or false: This person starred in "Taxi."

In this sitcom, Danny DeVito played the show's antagonist, Louie De Palma, the arrogant head dispatcher of the fictional Sunshine Cab Company.

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Was this character on "Mork & Mindy" or "Happy Days"?

Henry Winkler starred in this show as high school dropout and ladies' man, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli.

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Can you name the show these characters are from?

Pam Dawber, alongside Robin Williams, played the title character Mindy McConnell who teaches the alien Mork about human behaviors. Jonathan Winters joined the show in later seasons.

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Is this character from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"?

Edward Asner, who appeared in every season, portrayed the tough and grumpy producer, Lou Grant.

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Which show is this actor from?

Throughout the show's run, John Schneider played the role of Bo Duke, one of the protagonists of this action-comedy TV series.

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On which seventies show could you have found this star?

Farrah Fawcett appeared in the first season and guest starred in a few others as the private investigator, Jill Munroe.

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Which show is this person from?

This American actor, Gary Coleman, is best known for his role as Arnold Jackson, the main character of the series. The show ran from 1978 to 1986.

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Was John Amos in "Dallas"?

John Amos, who played James Evans, appeared in three of the show's six seasons, from 1974 to 1976.

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What show did this actor star in?

For eight seasons, John Ritter portrayed Jack Tripper, a clumsy culinary student and Navy veteran. He shared an apartment with two women.

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In which show does this person belong?

Penny Marshall starred as the titular Laverne DeFazio in the spin-off sitcom of "Happy Days." Laverne usually had an "L" on her shirt or sweater.

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True or false: these actors starred in Laverne & Shirley.

"Barney Miller" centers on Hal Linden's character, Barney Miller, the sensible police captain who continually deals with ongoing problems in the precinct. The show ran from 1975 to 1982.

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Was this character on "Taxi" or "Good Times"?

From 1978 to 1983, Judd Hirsch starred as Alex Reiger, the protagonist of this American sitcom, "Taxi."

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Can you name the show this character is from?

Ron Howard's character, Richie Cunningham, is the show's main protagonist. His older brother disappeared without explanation.

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Is this character from "Sanford and Son"?

In "The Six Million Dollar Man," Lee Majors portrayed the fictional character Colonel Steve Austin. He underwent bionic enhancement following an accident.

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Which show is this actor from?

Actor and comedian Redd Foxx is best known for his portrayal of the street-smart and sarcastic character, Fred Sanford.

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In which seventies show could you have found this star?

In this series, Loretta Swit portrayed the character Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan. She was the team's head nurse.

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Which show is this person from?

For fourteen seasons, Patrick Duffy played the role of Bobby Ewing, the youngest member of the Ewing family.

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Was Jean Stapleton in "All in the Family"?

In this sitcom, Jean Stapleton's character, Edith Bunker, is depicted as a kind-hearted but ditzy woman. Her singing voice was unique, to say the least.

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What show did this actress star in?

Jaclyn Smith's title character, Kelly Garrett, was the only original angel to appear throughout the show's 110-episode run.

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In which show do these people belong?

Tony Randall and Jack Klugman starred as Felix and Oscar, respectively, in this TV adaptation of the 1965 stage play of the same name. One was neat and one was messy.

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True or false: This person starred in "The Waltons."

Mindy Cohn played the fictional character Natalie Green on "The Facts of Life." The show ran from 1979 to 1988.

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Was this character on "The Love Boat" or "The Dukes of Hazzard"?

Catherine Bach's character, Daisy Duke is a protagonist of the series. She is depicted as a well-meaning but sometimes naive Southern belle - in skimpy clothes.

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Can you name the show this character is from?

In this spinoff, Esther Rolle reprised her role as Florida Evans. "Good Times" is a spinoff of "Maude," which is a spinoff of "All in the Family."

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Is this character from "Three's Company"?

For eight seasons, Joyce DeWitt portrayed Janet Wood, a level-headed and down-to-earth woman. "Three's Company ran from 1976 to 1984.

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Which show is this actor from?

This series revolves around Gavin MacLeod's character, Merrill Stubing, the captain of the cruise ship. "The Love Boat" ran from 1977 to 1987.

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On which seventies show could you have found this star?

In this series, Ralph Waite played the patriarch of the family, John Walton Sr. "The Waltons" was set during the Great Depression and WWII.

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Which show is this person from?

Alan Alda played the role of the fictional character Hawkeye Pierce, who served as the team's captain and chief surgeon. The show's finale drew a huge audience.

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Was Gabe Kaplan in "M*A*S*H"?

Gabe Kaplan starred in "Welcome Back, Kotter" as the title character Gabe Kotter, a wise-cracking high-school teacher. The show ran from 1975 to 1979.

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