Daily Trivia – 9/27/11

Question: What mints were hyped in ads that boasted: “Fresh breath speaks for itself”?

Last Question: What 1987 Billy Crystal movie earned an Oscar nomination for gruff Anne Ramsey, who’d lost parts of her tongue and jaw to throat cancer?

Answer: Throw Momma from the Train

Anne Ramsey was most famous for her roles as Mama Fratelli in The Goonies and as Mrs. Lift, Danny DeVito’s mother, in Throw Momma from the Train.

In 1988, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her role in Throw Momma from the Train.

Ramsey’s somewhat slurred speech, a trademark of her later performances, was caused in part from having had some of her tongue and her jaw removed during surgery for esophageal cancer in 1984. In 1988, Ramsey’s cancer returned. She died in August at the Motion Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills, California.

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