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Question #32770 posted on 02/03/2007 3:01 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Actress Sigourney Weaver once said that she got her unusual name from the novel THE GREAT GATSBY, but I can't find reference to Sigourney anywhere in it. Where is it?

- Miss Duetchland

A: Dear Fraulein Germany,

Chapter 3 (p. 57).

"Why, about an hour." "It was — simply amazing," she repeated abstractedly. "But I swore I wouldn't tell it and here I am tantalizing you." She yawned gracefully in my face: "Please come and see me... Phone book ... Under the name of Mrs. Sigourney Howard ... My aunt ..." She was hurrying off as she talked — her brown hand waved a jaunty salute as she melted into her party at the door.

-=Optimus Prime=-