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The Slice: Let’s not forget those great female role models

Readers responding to last Saturday’s Slice voted Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” the No. 1 male role model.

No big surprise there, I suppose.

So what about the best female role model? Go ahead and pick.

A) Greer Garson as Mrs. Miniver in “Mrs. Miniver.” B) Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in “Aliens.” C) Teresa Wright as Peggy Stephenson in “The Best Years of Our Lives.” D) Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in “Terminator 2.” E) Jane Darwell as Ma Joad in “The Grapes of Wrath.” F) Charlize Theron as Josey Aimes in “North Country.”

G) Jill Clayburgh as Erica in “An Unmarried Woman.” H) Sally Field as Norma Rae in “Norma Rae.” I) Barbara Stanwyck as Stella Martin/Dallas in “Stella Dallas.” J) Pam Grier as Foxy Brown in “Foxy Brown.” K) Eva Marie Saint as Eve Kendall in “North By Northwest.” L) Sandra Bullock as Annie Porter in “Speed.” M) Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in “Fargo.”

N) Meryl Streep as Gail Hartman in “The River Wild.” O) Bette Davis as Charlotte Vale in “Now, Voyager.” P) Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in “The Silence of the Lambs.” Q) Cher as Mrs. Flax in “Mermaids.” R) Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan in “The Miracle Worker.” S) Melanie Griffith as Tess McGill in “Working Girl.”

T) Julie Andrews as Maria in “The Sound of Music.” U) Helen Mirren as Queen Charlotte in “The Madness of King George.” V) Karen Allen as Jenny Hayden in “Starman.” W) Katharine Hepburn as Ethel Thayer in “On Golden Pond.” X) Kathleen Quinlan as Marilyn Lovell in “Apollo 13.” Y) Meg Ryan as Karen Walden in “Courage Under Fire.” Z) Susan Sarandon as Louise Sawyer in “Thelma and Louise.”

Today’s Slice question: How do you react when watching some drama on TV and, in a scene where two people are talking while barreling along in a car, the driver repeatedly fails to look at the road for long stretches?

A) Get nervous and start to squirm. B) Don’t even notice it because that’s how you yourself drive. C) Verbally admonish the driver in the scene to pay attention to traffic. D) Change the channel. E) Other.

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