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Old 04-26-2022, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Humbert Humbert
Hannibal Lecter
Mxyzptlk
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
Walter Neff
Brigid O'Shaughnessy aka Ruth Wonderly

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Governor William J. LePetomane.
Which brings to mind - Hedley Lamarr.

In addition to Ms Galore from the Bond films, there are:

Kissy Suzuki
Plenty O'toole
Holly Goodhead (Amazing - didn't get censored.)
Molly Warmflash
Strawberry Fields

There's a couple of interesting real people that I recall from long ago:

Bronislaw Kaper - Composed music for TV and movies.
Chesley Bonestell - Space paintings for Sci Fi movies.
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Old 04-26-2022, 07:46 PM
 
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I was expecting Seymour Glass to be one of the first offers. From JD Salingeer
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Old 04-26-2022, 08:05 PM
 
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Lila from the Sweet Valley High series (my fellow 80's kids know exactly who I'm talking about lol). I loved the name from the moment I saw it.
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Old 04-26-2022, 09:14 PM
 
Location: New England
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James Tiberius Kirk

What? No Star Trek fans here?
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Old 04-26-2022, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Retired in Malibu/La Quinta/Flagstaff
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The character, Fra Lippo Lippi, from the Robert Browning poem.
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Old 04-27-2022, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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Captain Brandon Birmingham in "The Flame and the Flower". This would definitely NOT fly today, tho. So don't read if you are offended by what goes on in gothic romance novels.

True story. At age 16 I read this book and "fell in love" with the "hero", above. I decided then if I had a boy I would name him Brandon.

Six years go by. Daughter's daycare has a sister/brother client. The boy's name was Brandon. I asked his mother one day how she chose his name. She replied "When I was 16 I read this book......" I knew right away and asked her "Was it The Flame and the Flower" and she said yes........'Nuff said.

Disclaimer: at this point in my life, knowing what happens in the book and with attitudes what they are today, including my own now, I would not read this book again and do not recommend it unless you have the stomach for it.
OMG, that book was the greatest. I was in my 20s, I think.
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Old 04-27-2022, 06:41 AM
 
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Any Peter Sellers character, including

Jacques Clouseau
Dr. Strangelove
Claire Quilty
General Leo Fitzjohn
Fred Kite
Lionel Mandrake
Merkin Muffley
Duchess Gloriana XII
Rupert Mountjoy
Tully Bascombe
Chance
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Old 04-27-2022, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Dessert
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Captain Brandon Birmingham in "The Flame and the Flower". This would definitely NOT fly today, tho. So don't read if you are offended by what goes on in gothic romance novels.

True story. At age 16 I read this book and "fell in love" with the "hero", above. I decided then if I had a boy I would name him Brandon.

Six years go by. Daughter's daycare has a sister/brother client. The boy's name was Brandon. I asked his mother one day how she chose his name. She replied "When I was 16 I read this book......" I knew right away and asked her "Was it The Flame and the Flower" and she said yes........'Nuff said.

Disclaimer: at this point in my life, knowing what happens in the book and with attitudes what they are today, including my own now, I would not read this book again and do not recommend it unless you have the stomach for it.
Ah, 16. Young and dumb.
There's a plot summary of the book on wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flame_and_the_Flower
TL/DR: guy rapes her repeatedly, then they fall in love.
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Old 04-27-2022, 01:35 PM
 
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Tom Hagen

Holly Golightly
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Old 04-27-2022, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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Any Peter Sellers character, including

Jacques Clouseau
Dr. Strangelove
Claire Quilty
General Leo Fitzjohn
Fred Kite
Lionel Mandrake
Merkin Muffley
Duchess Gloriana XII
Rupert Mountjoy
Tully Bascombe
Chance
...and from his early days 'Pearly' Gates.

Say, that reminds me:
Gen. Buck Turgidson

Honorable mentions:
Col. 'Bat' Guano
Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Maj. 'King' Kong (a role originally intended for Sellers)
Lord Ascoyne D'Ascoyne (one of nine roles played by Sir Alec Guinness in Kinds Hearts and Coronets; a Sellers-esque accomplishment)
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