Can you describe a famous person without using any proper nouns? A proper noun is a NAME. So you can’t name the famous person. Moreover, you can’t name any movies they were in or any songs they’ve sung. You can’t name the town they live in or the country they’re from. If you can do a good job of describing your famous person, then anyone could easily guess his or her identity, even though you didn’t use any proper nouns.
Want an example?
My celebrity had jet-black hair. He was famous for wearing sequined jumpsuits. He swiveled his hips when he would sing. He had long sideburns and often wore sunglasses. He was a white guy, but he sang with a deep, blues-y sound to his voice. He died in the mid-1970’s. At the end of his concerts, girls would cry when he’d leave the building.
Can you guess who my celebrity is? Now it’s your turn! Remember, don’t use any proper nouns!