This is a wonderful reminiscing activity in a group setting.  Guess the names of these famous people from the clues provided.
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This is a wonderful reminiscing activity in a group setting. Guess the names of these famous people from the clues provided.


  • Orientation, reminiscing and enjoyment. 
  • Socialization


  • Show a picture to residents and read out the clues.
  • Ask residents to guess the name of the person and reminisce about what else they were famous for.
  • Repeat with the next picture.

Extend the activity by asking residents who else was famous in their time and reminiscing together.

Customizing the Game

Search the internet for black and white pictures of famous people that your residents will relate to. To find photos, simply Google the name of the famous person you want and select 'images'.  For example:

  • the Pope,
  • the president of the USA
  • Janet McDonald,
  • etc.

Make sure you look for people relevant to your clients. For instance, if your facility is multicultural, look for famous people from the countries they come from.

Guessing Game - Who Am I?

# Image Question / Answer   Answer All

I was a movie star of the 40s and 50s.

I was nominated for an Oscar for my role in Casablanca in which I co-starred with Ingrid Bergman.

I was also in a movie with Katharine Hepburn called The African Queen.

I was married to Lauren Bacall and we had two children.

Who am I?


I was, arguably, the most famous woman of the 20th Century.

I was blond, blue-eyed, and very pretty.

I starred in movies such as Some Like it Hot and The Prince and the Showgirl.

Elton John recorded the song Candle in the Wind' as a tribute to me.

Who am I?


I have appeared in many movies since the late 1950s.

In the 1960s, I traveled to Italy and starred in a trio of movies:

A Fistful Of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, & The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Nicknamed "Spaghetti Westerns" due to their Italian production, they turned me into an international star.

My Dirty Harry franchise of movies was also immensely popular.

Who am I?


I received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) in which I starred alongside Elizabeth Taylor.

I starred alongside Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

In the 1980s I founded my own food company to sell my signature salad dressing. All proceeds were donated to charity.

I was married to Joanne Woodward and we had three children together.

Who am I?


I am an Oscar-winning actress and singer.

I won an Academy Award for Best Actress for my role as the lovable, magical nanny in Mary Poppins.

I had the starring role in The Sound of Music, in which I played a governess to the von Trapp children. In the movie, I sang the songs: My Favorite Things, and Do-Re-Mi.

Who am I?


I was one of the quintessential cool blondes of Hollywood cinema in the1960s.

I was discovered by British filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and rose to international fame on the strength of my lead role in his horror film The Birds.

Hitchcock cast me again as the lead in Marnie opposite Sean Connery, and Charlie Chaplin cast me in A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) with Marlon Brando.

I am the mother of actress Melanie Griffith.

Who am I?


I delivered a legendary performance as Stanley Kowalski in the film version of A Streetcar Named Desire.

I won the Academy Award for Best Actor for my role as a longshoreman fighting the system in On the Waterfront.

I won another Academy Award for my depiction of Mafia chieftain Don Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather.

It has been suggested that I loved food and womanizing too much.

Who am I?


In my early years, I won several beauty pageants, but my  true passion was acting.

I won a Best Actress Academy Award for The Three Faces of Eve, in which I played a woman with multiple personality disorder.

I co-starred with my future husband in The Long, Hot Summer in 1958. It was the first of many on-screen collaborations, and we married later that year.

I starred opposite Marlon Brando in Paris Blues and was nominated for an Academy Award for my role in Rachel, Rachel.

Who am I?


I was known for my portrayal of moody, sensitive young men. 

Along with Marlon Brando and James Dean, I was one of the original method actors in Hollywood.

My most famous roles were in films such as A Place in the Sun (1951), From Here to Eternity (1953), and The Misfits (1961).

Who am I ?


I epitomized feminine beauty and glamour and was admired for my groundbreaking charity work.

In 1981, I married the Prince of Wales. Our marriage was regarded as the "wedding of the century" and was watched by an estimated global TV audience of  750 million people. We divorced in 1992.

I had two sons.

Who am I?


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Katharina 7th Feb 2023 Diversional Therapist
I think the game is great but don't understand why you have princess Diana in with stars of the silver screen. Otherwise a very good game.
Talita 7th Feb 2023
Hi Katharina, thanks for your feedback. You can always click on the 'make a copy' blue button to create a copy of the activity and then you can delete Princess Diana and even add other people if you like.
Talita 25th Feb 2020
A new series of WHO AM I profiles are released each month, to celebrate the birthdays of famous people.
Christy 25th Feb 2020 Memory Care Director
LOVE THIS!!! Definitely A Big Hit!! Thank You for sharing!!!!!
Talita 25th Feb 2020
Thanks so much for your feedback Christy!
Claire 19th Sep 2019
This went down so well! Can we have more of these please?
Talita 23rd Sep 2019
Thanks for your feedback Claire! More coming soon!
Susan 23rd Jul 2019 Activity Co Ordinstor
I will be joining this group at some time I really enjoy what I see
sandi 22nd Sep 2009 diversional therapist
Another game is armchair travel where you have an Aussie atlas and start the tour from your town, describe which direction eg Nth East and what the town is famous for, use this to prompt to reminiscence about travel & use poetry of Aussie towns to stimulate discussion- great vision impaired exercises - Cheers Sandi
Helen 22nd Jan 2009
why not have a set of verbal clues, for example play a song that the famous person sang or read a quote from a speech they made?
Rose Rice 8th Jan 2008 Diversional Therapist
what about clients with vision impairment in doing these activities can u suggest any.
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