Number 1 is a Broadway Legend.
Number 2 is very popular this time of the year.
Number 3 is famous for playing a character that is mentioned throughout my blog.
Number 4 was a comic genius.
Numbers 5 & 6 are a couple of rats.
Number 7 is still alive.
Number 8 is probably best known by today's audiences in animated form.
I'll publish the answers in a few days, or after I get a correct submission. The prize? Perhaps a home-made Dougsploitation Christmas cd featuring my top rare & unusual Christmas favorites! Happy guessing, kids!