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Tuesday, November 04, 2003

Six degrees of greatness

Everyone knows someone who knows someone else or is related to someone who is related to someone else or who had a brother who had a first grade teacher who had a cousin who lived next door to someone. Not only does that apply to the common folk, it applies to the great ones too. For instance, Willie Nelson is connected to Lucille Ball as follows:

Willie Nelson is connected to Joni Mitchell because Willie Nelson covered Joni Mitchell's song, Both Sides Now.

Joni Mitchell is connected to Quincy Jones because Joni Mitchell performed on Quincy Jones' 1986 book/recording, Children First.

Quincy Jones is connected to Truman Capote because Quincy Jones composed the music for the film of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood (1967).

Truman Capote is connected to Buster Keaton because Buster Keaton appeared in the book Observations by Truman Capote and Richard Avedon.

Buster Keaton is connected to Lucille Ball because Although uncredited, Buster Keaton wrote and directed Easy to Wed (1946), which starred Lucille Ball.

Whew! All this and more can be found at the PBS Six Degrees Game.

Posted by Marie at November 4, 2003 10:43 PM

Comments

Eh... the Oracle of Bacon is better...

http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/

I found Babe Ruth linked to Bacon in 2 degrees! :eek:

Or even better... link any actor/actress to any other:

http://www.cs.virginia.edu/oracle/star_links.html

Posted by: ben at November 5, 2003 9:57 PM