publication date: Friday, September 27, 2019 (part of Fall 2019)

category: Sports

clue: In 2016, this swimmer was too busy winning an Olympic medal for Canada to have been nominated for a Tony Award for Blackbird on Broadway.

explanation: Toro competed as Michelle Williams before changing her name after marrying her childhood teammate Guillermo Toro. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

Not "The" Michelle Williams: After actress Michelle Williams devoted her Emmy acceptance speech to supporting women in Hollywood, online trolls started harassing singer Michelle Williams, who was amused at their confusing a black woman for a white woman. Her Instagram rant inspired this theme of seven celebrities who are all not Michelle Williams the actress, if you can possibly tell them apart.

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Michael K. Williams

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Michael Williams

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Michael C. Williams

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Carolyn Pickles

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