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A star-studded field of homegrown entertainers

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Some of entertainment’s best-known performers, writers, and directors are connected to the region west of Boston. See if you can name them. Answers and more, Page 7

1. Newton native’s puppets and masks helped her break through a theatrical barrier.

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2. Actor with Concord and Acton roots put an American stamp on a British import.

3. Belmont native proved that Boston lawyers could be sexy . . . and highly rated.

4. For 16 years, this Brookline High grad and funnyman stayed up past your bedtime.

5. She was 56 when an Oscar-winning role took this Arlington-raised actress over the moon.

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