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Quiz: Who sang the most Oscar-winning songs?

February 28, 2010 |  5:35 pm

Gold Derby reader Jeff Commings suggests this trivia quiz. Only one artist was the original singer on four Oscar-winning songs. Who? To see the answer, click the "Continue Reading" link below.

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ANSWER: f.) Bing Crosby sang four Oscar-winning songs: "Sweet Leilani" ("Waikiki Wedding," 1942), "White Christmas" ("Holiday Inn," 1944), "Swinging on a Star" ("Going My Way," 1951), "In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening" ("Here Comes the Groom," 1938). Jennifer Warnes was the original singer on three Oscar-winning tunes: "It Goes Like It Goes" ("Norma Rae," 1979), "Up Where We Belong" ("An Officer and a Gentleman," 1982) and "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" ("Dirty Dancing," 1987). These thrushes sang two winners each: Irene Cara ("Fame" and "Flashdance ...What a Feeling"), Madonna ("Sooner or Later" and "You Must Love Me"), Barbra Streisand ("The Way We Were" and "Evergreen"), Judy Garland ("Over the Rainbow" and ""On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe"), Celine Dion ("Beauty and the Beast," "My Heart Will Go On"), Doris Day ("Que Sera Sera," "Secret Love") and Maureen McGovern ("There's Got to Be a Morning After," "We May Never Love Like This Again").

Photos: Judy Garland in "Wizard of Oz" (MGM), top left;  Barbra Streisand in "Funny Girl" (Columbia), top right.


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