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Phil Spector was the record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound. He produced such iconic songs as “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes, “Then He Kissed Me” by The Crystals, “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers, "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison and “Let It Be”
Siegfried Fischbacher was one half of Siegfried & Roy, magicians and entertainers best known for their appearances with white lions and white tigers.
Kathleen Heddle and rowing partner Marnie McBean won Olympic gold medals in 1992 and 1996 in the coxless pair and double sculls respectively. Heddle also earned gold with the women's eight in 1992.
Tommy Lasorda was the fiery Hall of Fame manager who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise.
John Muckler was an NHL coach and executive who was a part of five Stanley Cup winning teams with the Edmonton Oilers.
Gerry Marsden was best known for being leader of the Merseybeat band Gerry and the Pacemakers, known for such hits as "How Do You Do It", "I Like It", "You'll Never Walk Alone", It's Gonna Be Alright", "I'm the One", "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Ferry Cross
Dawn Wells is the actress best known for playing Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island.
Phil Niekro was the Hall of Fame pitcher who played 24 MLB seasons, 20 of them with the Milwaukee / Atlanta Braves. Niekro's 318 career victories are the most by a knuckleball pitcher and rank 16th on MLB's all-time wins list. He started three games for the Toronto Blue Jays in
Leslie West was the towering guitarist who created the hard-rock milestone “Mississippi Queen” with his band Mountain.
John le Carré was the spy turned novelist who became the preeminent writer of espionage fiction with novels including "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" and "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold."
Charley Pride was a pioneer for Black musicians in country music, with hits including "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" and "Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone."
Tommy “Tiny” Lister was the actor who appeared in such movies "No Holds Barred", "Friday" and "The Fifth Element" and wrestled in the WWE as “Zeus: The Human Wrecking Machine.”
Chuck Yeager was the most famous test pilot of his generation who was the first to break the sound barrier, and, thanks to Tom Wolfe, came to personify the death-defying aviator who possessed the elusive yet unmistakable “right stuff.”
Dick Allen was a seven-time All-Star with the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago White Sox who finished his 15-year career with a .292 average, 351 home runs, 1,119 RBIs and a .912 OPS.
David Lander was the actor best known as Squiggy alongside Michael McKean's Lenny on the sitcom “Laverne & Shirley.”
David Prowse was the weightlifter-turned-actor who played Darth Vader in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Diego Maradona was the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup.
He played 11 games with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 1953-54 season, becoming one of the first Indigenous athletes to play in the National Hockey League.
Howie Meeker was the 1947 Calder Memorial Trophy winner, a four-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Toronto Maple Leafs, a Foster Hewitt Memorial Award winner for his years as a commentator for Hockey Night in Canada and he was named a Member of the Order of Canada.
Sudbury born Alex Trebek was the host of Jeopardy! since 1984. Previously, he spent years at the CBC as a news reporter, sportscaster and host of Music Hop and Reach For the Top.
Sean Connery was the first actor to play James Bond on film, a role he'd play seven times, starting with "Dr. No" in 1962. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 1988 for "The Untouchables".
Joey Moss became the Edmonton Oilers locker room attendant in 1984, after he was recommended by Wayne Gretzky who was dating his sister at the time. If you're of a certain age, you know this 1986 PSA featuring Joey Moss and Wayne Gretzky well.
Johnny Nash was the singer best known for his 1972 hit "I Can See Clearly Now," but to me, he's best known as the man who sang The Mighty Hercules theme song.
Eddie Van Halen was the guitarist and founding member of Van Halen, the Pasadena rock band best known for such hits as "Runnin' With the Devil", "Jump", "Panama", "Hot For Teacher", "Finish What Ya Started" and "Right Now". Eruption
Bob Gibson was the pitcher who played 17 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals tallying 251 wins, 3,117 strikeouts, and a 2.91 earned run average during his career.