The sun will come out Tomorrow with this quiz about Annie, the movie!



By: J.P. Naomi

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You're never fully dressed without a... smile! Take this quiz to remember all of your favorite Annie moments from the iconic film, featuring Aileen Quinn as Annie.

Annie was adapted from the stage to the screen in what year?

Annie was a Broadway musical, inspired by a 1924 comic strip by Harold Gray called Little Orphan Annie. The 1982 film was adapted from the musical by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan.


What decade is Annie set in?

Annie was set in the early 1930s, during The Great Depression. The Great Depression began with the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday.


Annie is an orphan, living where?

When the story begins, Annie lives at the Hudson Street Orphanage. Annie the film was released on June 18, 1982, and grossed more than $57 million in its opening weekend at the box office.


In which city is the Hudson Street Orphanage?

The Hudson Street Orphanage is in New York City. Annie was filmed at 11 different locations, ranging from Massachusetts to New York to California. Filming was even done at the famous Radio City Music Hall on 6th Avenue in Manhattan.


What is the name of the woman who runs the orphanage?

Ms. Hannigan's first name is Agatha. She does not treat the orphans well!


Which famous actress plays the role of Ms. Hannigan?

Carol Burnett was born on April 26, 1933, in San Antonio, Texas. She is best known for her long-running TV variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, which aired on CBS for 11 years.


The film opens with Annie singing a song to comfort one of the other orphans. What is the name of the song?

"Maybe far away, or maybe real near by..." Maybe was a hopeful song about her parents coming to get her one day.


Which actress plays the role of Annie on film?

Aileen Quinn was born on June 28, 1971, in Yardley, Pennsylvania. She is best known for her role in Annie when she was just 11 years old. She performed in the Broadway production of Annie, but as a "swing orphan" - an understudy to all the other orphans.


When Ms. Hannigan forces the girls to clean the orphanage, they break into song and dance with which musical number?

It's the Hard Knock Life was written by Martin Charnin, with music by Charles Strouse. The song was sampled in Jay-Z's song, Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem), in 1999.


Annie tries to escape the orphanage how?

All of the orphans help to hide Annie in the laundry bin when the laundry man comes to pick up the dirty laundry. When they get outside, he lets her out and she walks freely down the street.


What is the name of the laundry man?

Mr. Bundles is portrayed by Irving Metzman. He is best known for his roles in The Purple Rose of Cairo, WarGames and Crocodile Dundee.


Who is the youngest orphan?

Molly is portrayed by Toni Ann Gisondi. She was born on January 1, 1975, and was just 6 years old when she was picked to be in Annie.


Who is the bossiest orphan?

Pepper is portrayed by actress Rosanne Sorrentino. She actually played the title role of Annie in the 3rd National Tour of Annie, the stage production from 1980-1981. She was cast as Pepper, however, in the film.


Who is Ms. Hannigan's brother?

Daniel Hannigan is also a con artist, like his sister, Agatha Hannigan. His girlfriend's name in the film is Lily St. Regis. She too is a petty thief!


What is the nickname of Ms. Hannigan's brother Daniel?

Rooster is portrayed by actor Tim Curry. He was born on April 19, 1946, in Cheshire, England. He attended the University of Birmingham and graduated in 1968 with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies.


After fleeing the laundry truck, Annie rescues a dog from a group of tormenting boys. What does she name the dog?

A dogcatcher escorts Annie and Sandy back to the orphanage after she convinces him that the dog is hers. Ms. Hannigan is distracted at the door and Annie manages to sneak Sandy into the orphanage!


What is the name of the billionaire featured in Annie?

Oliver Warbucks was portrayed by actor Albert Finney. Albert was born on May 9, 1936, in England. He has been married 3 times.


Who is the secretary to Oliver Warbucks?

Her full name is Grace Farrell. Mr. Warbucks also has a romantic interest in her!


Which actress plays the role of Grace Farrell?

Ann Reinking was born on November 10, 1949, in Seattle, Washington. She has been married and divorced 4 times! She is not only an actress, but also a dancer and choreographer. She is still active.


Grace wants an orphan to live at Mr. Warbuck's mansion for what reason?

Mr. Warbucks is in need of some good public relations. This one-week stay at the mansion is supposed to show his softer and more generous side. Members of the press are invited to promote this gesture.


Who is Punjab?

Punjab is portrayed by actor Geoffrey Holder. He was born in Trinidad and Tobago in 1930. He passed away from pneumonia in 2014 in New York.


What is orphan Tessie known for always saying?

Tessie is portrayed by actress Lara Berk. She was born in 1972 in Short Hills, New Jersey. Her full name is Lara Berkelhammer.


What is the name of Mr. Warbucks' cook?

"When you're through, Mrs. Pugh comes to take it away." - included in the lyrics of I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here. Mrs. Pugh is portrayed by Lu Leonard, who was born as Mary Lou Price on June 5, 1926.


Who is Drake?

Drake tries to hide his allergy to dogs, but he sneezes every time Sandy comes around! Drake is portrayed by actor I.M. Hobson.


What does Annie call Sandy before she actually names him Sandy?

"Dumb dog, why are you following me?" she sings. The next scene includes all of the orphan girls singing together as they eventually decide on "Sandy."


"The sun will come out" when?

"Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, there'll be sun." This song, Tomorrow, was originally published in 1977 for the musical production. Aileen Quinn performs it on the film's soundtrack.


Which famous person does Mr. Warbucks take Annie to visit?

Annie visits the White House with Oliver Warbucks and sings "Tomorrow" with the President and First Lady. Warbucks and Punjab take Annie there by way of a helicopter.


What does Annie grow to call Mr. Warbucks?

By the end of the film, Annie has come to love Warbucks as much as he loves her. She says to him, "I love you, Daddy Warbucks," and they embrace!


Where do Mr. Warbucks and Grace take Annie to see the Rockettes and a movie called Camille?

This scene was actually filmed at Radio City Music Hall - located at 1260 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue) in Manhattan, New York City. Here they sing, Let's Go To The Movies.


After a week with Annie, what does Warbucks want to do?

Grace asks Warbucks if they can adopt Annie and he agrees. He goes to the orphanage with the adoption papers and Ms. Hannigan signs reluctantly.


Warbucks puts out a reward of how much money to find Annie's real parents?

He goes on a radio show and makes the announcement about a $50,000 reward. Lots of people show up, claiming to be Annie's parents, but none of them are the real ones.


What happened to Annie's real parents?

Ms. Hannigan holds the other half of the locket that Annie believes her parents still have. She, along with Rooster and Lily, plot a scheme to collect the $50,000 reward.


"You're Never Fully Dressed Without" what?

You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile was performed on Bert Healy's radio show, as well as by the cast of orphans who pretend to be Bert Healy and his lovely girls. "It's what you wear from ear to ear, and not from head to toe, that matters."


When he realizes he's been had, who does Warbucks contact in order to track down the felons - the Hannigans and Lily?

J. Edgar Hoover was the first director of the FBI, from 1935 to 1972. He served under six different presidents, from Roosevelt to Nixon.


Who performs I Don't Need Anything but You in the last scene of the film?

Warbucks is waiting for Annie on the stairs in his white tux, and she comes down in her famous red dress. They sing and dance as they go from inside to outside, where he has thrown her a carnival-themed party with all of her orphan friends and his whole staff.


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