We had a couple of close calls (most notably Dick van Dyke vs. Richard Pryor).
True to form, however, Richard crushed the competition.
Dick van Dyke vs. Richard Mansfield: two actors. Dick is a jolly man with one of the worst pretend- cockney accents anywhere; Richard was a Victorian actor (mainly Shakespeare) who portrayed Mr. Hyde so well an audience member thought he was Jack the Ripper.
Richard Steiff vs. Richard Parker: the teddy-bear man vs. some very tasty sailors (and a tiger).
Dick Whittington vs. Richard Sherman: medieval mayor of London whose life later became a fairy tale vs. a composer for Disney, who probably should have written the soundtrack to Whittington's story (staring Dick's cat).
Richard Hennessy vs. Dick Grayson: Mr. Cognac (helper of rappers everywhere) vs. the original Robin, the Boy Wonder (Batman's little helper)
Richard II vs. R.W. Southern: medieval king vs. medieval scholar.
Dick Tracy vs. Richard III: you had a good run, Mr. Tracy.
Richard Loving vs. Richard I: the man who helped bring you legal interracial marriage against the Lionheart.
Richard Wright vs. Richard Doubledick: author vs. character (created by Dickens).
-e-mail your picks to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
-leave them in the comments (blogspot)
-Ask-box message me (Tumblr)
-reblog and give your votes (Tumblr) if you don’t care about secrecy
Deadline is Noon Pacific time on Sunday, March 24.