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  1. Robert Kardashian

    Robert Kardashian


    Robert George Kardashian (February 22, 1944 – September 30, 2003) was an American attorney and businessman. He gained national recognition as O. J. Simpson's friend and defense attorney during Simpson's 1995 murder trial. He had four children with his first wife, Kris Kardashian (née Houghton, later Jenner): Kourtney, Kim, Khloé and Rob, all of whom have become well known for appearing on their family reality television series.

  2. Babe Ruth

    Babe Ruth


    George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948) was an American baseball player. Ruth was a Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder and pitcher for 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

  3. John Gotti

    John Gotti


    John Joseph Gotti, Jr. (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was an American mobster who became boss of the Gambino crime family in New York City. Gotti and his brothers grew up in poverty and turned to a life of crime at an early age. Gotti quickly rose to prominence, becoming one of the crime family's biggest earners and a protégé of Gambino family underboss Aniello Dellacroce, operating out of the Ozone Park neighborhood of Queens.

  4. Larry Hagman

    Larry Hagman


    Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012) was an American film and television actor best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1980s prime time television soap opera Dallas, and befuddled astronaut Major Anthony "Tony" Nelson in the 1960s sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

  5. Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten


    Joseph Cheshire Cotten, Jr. (May 15, 1905 – February 6, 1994) was an American film, stage, radio and television actor. Cotten achieved prominence on Broadway, starring in the original stage productions of The Philadelphia Story and Sabrina Fair. He first gained worldwide fame in the Orson Welles films Citizen Kane (1941), The Magnificent Ambersons (1942), and Journey into Fear (1943), for which Cotten was also credited with the screenplay. He went on to become one of the leading Hollywood actors of the 1940s, appearing in films such as Shadow of a Doubt (1943), Love Letters (1945), Duel in the Sun (1946), Portrait of Jennie (1948) and The Third Man (1949). One of his final films was Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate (1980).

  6. Carl Perkins

    Carl Perkins


  7. Edna Purviance

    Edna Purviance


    Edna Purviance (/ˈɛdnə pərˈvəns/; October 21, 1895 – January 11, 1958) was an American actress during the silent movie era. She was the leading lady in many of Charlie Chaplin's early films and in a span of eight years, she appeared in over 30 films with him.

  8. Peggy Hopkins Joyce

    Peggy Hopkins Joyce


    Peggy Hopkins Joyce (May 26, 1893 – June 12, 1957) was an American actress, artist model and dancer. In addition to her performing career, Joyce was known for her flamboyant life, with numerous engagements, six marriages to wealthy men, subsequent divorces, a series of scandalous affairs, a collection of diamonds and furs, and her generally lavish lifestyle.

  9. Aldous Huxley

    Aldous Huxley


    Aldous Leonard Huxley /ˈhʌksli/ (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer, philosopher and a prominent member of the Huxley family.

  10. Brian Donlevy

    Brian Donlevy


    Waldo Brian Donlevy (February 9, 1901 – April 5, 1972), later known as Brian Donlevy, was an American actor, noted for playing dangerous tough guys from the 1930s to the 1960s. He usually appeared in supporting roles. Among his best-known films are Beau Geste (1939) and The Great McGinty (1940). For his role as Sergeant Markoff in Beau Geste he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

  11. Ian Turpie

    Ian Turpie


    Ian Bruce Turpie (6 November 1943 – 11 March 2012) was an Australian actor and television presenter, best known for hosting the Australia version of the long-running game show The New Price Is Right, as well as playing Keith Warne on Swift and Shift Couriers and Wazza on Housos.

  12. Big Bill Broonzy

    Big Bill Broonzy


    Big Bill Broonzy (June 26, 1893 – August 14 or 15, 1958) was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the 1930s and 1940s he successfully navigated a transition in style to a more urban blues sound popular with working-class African-American audiences. In the 1950s a return to his traditional folk-blues roots made him one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival and an international star. His long and varied career marks him as one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century.

  13. Timi Yuro

    Timi Yuro


  14. Hugh Williams

    Hugh Williams


    Hugh Williams (born 6 March 1904, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - died 7 December 1969, London) was an English actor and dramatist of Welsh descent.

  15. Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant


    Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was the 18th President of the United States (1869–77). As Commanding General, Grant worked closely with President Abraham Lincoln to lead the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War. He implemented Congressional Reconstruction, often at odds with Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson. Twice elected president, Grant led the Republicans in their effort to remove the vestiges of Confederate nationalism and slavery, protect African-American citizenship, and support economic prosperity nationwide. His presidency has often come under criticism for tolerating corruption and in his second term leading the nation into a severe economic depression.

  16. Hank Ballard

    Hank Ballard


    Hank Ballard (November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003), born John Henry Kendricks, was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard and The Midnighters and one of the first rock 'n' roll artists to emerge in the early 1950s. He played an integral part in the development of the genre, releasing the hit singles "Work With Me, Annie" and answer songs "Annie Had a Baby" and "Annie's Aunt Fannie" with his Midnighters. He later wrote and recorded "The Twist" which spread the popularity of the dance and was notably covered by Chubby Checker. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.

  17. Reshma



    Reshma (c.1947 – 3 November 2013), Sitara-e-Imtiaz, was a renowned folk singer of Pakistan, who was also very popular in India. She died on 3 November 2013 in Lahore, Pakistan, after suffering from throat cancer for several years.

  18. Tom Davis

    Tom Davis


    Thomas James "Tom" Davis (August 13, 1952 – July 19, 2012) was an American writer, comedian, and author. He is best known for his former partnership with comedian and future Senator Al Franken, as half of the comedy duo "Franken & Davis" on the Saturday Night Live television show on NBC.

  19. Ronnie Drew

    Ronnie Drew


  20. Erma Franklin

    Erma Franklin


    Erma Vernice Franklin (March 13, 1938 – September 7, 2002) was an American gospel and R&B singer. She was the elder sister of Aretha Franklin.

  21. Arthur Lyman

    Arthur Lyman


    Arthur Lyman (February 2, 1932 – February 24, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphone and marimba player. His group popularized a style of faux-Polynesian music during the 1950s and 1960s which later became known as exotica. His albums became favorite stereo-effect demonstration discs during the early days of the stereophonic LP album for their elaborate and colorful percussion, deep bass and 3-dimensional recording soundstage. Lyman was known as "the King of Lounge music."

  22. Eduard Streltsov

    Eduard Streltsov


    Eduard Anatolyevich Streltsov (Russian: Эдуа́рд Анато́льевич Стрельцо́в ; 21 July 1937 – 22 July 1990) was a footballer from the Soviet Union who played as a forward for Torpedo Moscow and the Soviet national team during the 1950s and 1960s. A powerful and skilful attacking player, he scored the fourth-highest number of goals for the Soviet Union and has been called "the greatest outfield player Russia has ever produced". He is sometimes dubbed "the Russian Pelé".

  23. Charlie Shavers

    Charlie Shavers


    Charles James Shavers (August 3, 1920 – July 8, 1971), known as Charlie Shavers, was an American swing era jazz trumpet player who played at one time or another with Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone, Sidney Bechet, Midge Williams and Billie Holiday. He was also an arranger and composer, and one of his compositions, "Undecided", is a jazz standard.

  24. Greg Mohns

    Greg Mohns


    Gregory R. Mohns (May 1, 1950 – July 25, 2012) was a football executive and coach who served as the Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Personnel of the Toronto Argonauts until February 19, 2010.

  25. Hiram Bullock

    Hiram Bullock


    Hiram Law Bullock (September 11, 1955 – July 25, 2008) was an American jazz funk and jazz fusion guitarist.

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