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You've definitely never heard of these real-life prototypes of famous characters

We know the characters of our favorite books, movies and cartoons well, but who are the real people behind them? Let's find out who inspired Sherlock Holmes, Winnie-the-Pooh and other legends.



Were you familiar with any of these? Would you add someone to the list?

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Fascinating stuff!
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Nov 4, 2019 6:44PM
Darlene Davidson
Well done.
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Oct 2, 2019 5:29PM
Don Racette
Criona Walsh Interesting for sure.
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Sep 9, 2019 9:53PM
socialworkerrswa
All new information to me.
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Aug 5, 2019 11:01AM
Cheryl McMeekin
Very interesting info, never knew this about any of them.
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Aug 3, 2019 11:22AM
Nancy Mueller
Kathryn , the only “book” you’ll need is Google. If you at least remember the name of the famous person, you’ll be able to look up the whys and wherefores behind the name changes, etc. I used to read encyclopedias. Now I use google.
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Aug 1, 2019 5:01PM
Ban Damlouji
thank you
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Aug 1, 2019 6:07AM
Kathryn Cavanagh
thoroughly enjoyed the info and found out a heap I never knew before. Just proves you're NEVER too old to learn, but how do I remember these things ? I used to learn from books, written words but retained in the books. I need a book with all of this written for me to bookshelf for future reference..!!
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Aug 1, 2019 5:09AM
Joy Holbrook
ninakamwene, Winnie the Pooh is a boy.
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Aug 1, 2019 4:18AM
Joy Holbrook
The BBC did an excellent series some years ago which explored the working relationship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Joseph Bell.
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Aug 1, 2019 4:17AM
ninakamwene
Love Winnie-the Pooh, and now know how she came about. Interesting read. Thank you.
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Aug 1, 2019 12:02AM
Raymond Cardona
Interesting article. Living in Canada I know about the Canadian connection to Winnie-the-Pooh but I enjoyed read the information anyway. Bonnie
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Jul 31, 2019 9:40PM
John Barber
Very interesting article on how some books were written..
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Jul 31, 2019 7:59PM
Bob Rodger
I liked this, though disappointed not to see Steamboat Willie that became Mickey Mouse.
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Jul 31, 2019 7:59PM
hector tubens
Interesting information. Good Q and A.
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Jul 31, 2019 7:52PM

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