George Arliss was staying at The Palace Hotel when somebody (some say Arliss himself) suggested naming a salad or salad dressing after his appearance as the Rajah of Rukh in The Green Goddess. So the Palace Hotel chef created the Green Goddess Salad in honor of Arliss' appearance in the play.

Arliss was nominated for Best Actor in 1929/30 for his appearance in the film version of The Green Goddess, but lost to himself in the title role of the sound version of his most popular stage role, Disraeli (such dual nominations are not permitted under current rules). Arliss liked that role so much that he played it for years on stage and made a silent film of it in 1921 in addition to his Oscar winning version.

Oh, okay! Full credit if you said Paul Newman.

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