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Michael K. Williams was the actor best known for portraying Omar, my favourite character in the greatest television show of all-time, The Wire on Hulu..
Ed Asner was the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show and later in the drama Lou Grant. My kids know him best as Santa Claus in
Charlie Watts was The Rolling Stones's drummer for nearly 60 years.
Rod Gilbert played right wing for the New York Rangers on the GAG line with Vic Hadfield and Jean Ratelle. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1982, and was the first player in New York Rangers history to have his number retired.
Don Everly, along with his brother Phil Everly, were The Everly Brothers, a country-influenced rock and roll duo best known for such hits as "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," and "Cathy's Clown."
Tom T. Hall was the consummate country songwriter who penned the classic "That's How I Got To Memphis, captured life's intimate details with lighthearted songs such as "I Like Beer" and showcased era-defining sharpness with "Harper Valley PTA,"
Tony Esposito was the hall of fame goaltender who played all but one of his 16 NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, winning the Vezina Trophy three times.
Bill Davis served as the 18th Premier of Ontario from 1971 to 1985. Davis was first elected as the MPP for Peel in the 1959 provincial election where he was a backbencher in Leslie Frost's government. Under John Robarts, he was minister of education. He succeeded Robarts as Premier of
Markie Post was the actress best known for playing Christine Sullivan in Night Court.
Angela Bailey was a Canadian sprinter who still holds the national record in the 100 metres, running it in 10.98 in 1987. She won an Olympic silver medal in the 4×100 metres relay in 1984.
Dusty Hill was the bassist who played with ZZ Top for over 50 years. You can hear Dusty's vocals on the hit "Tush."
Peter Trueman was the original anchor for Global News, well known for his commentaries in the last minutes of each broadcast which he would end by saying "That is not news. But that, too, is reality". He worked for the Global Television Network between 1974 and July 1988.
Jackie Mason was a rabbi-turned-comedian best known for his sharp wit and piercing social commentary, often about being Jewish, men and women and his own inadequacies. He voiced Krusty's father Rabbi Hyman Krustofsky on The Simpsons. Season three's Like Father, Like Clown remains a personal favourite.
Dolores Claman was the composer behind the former "Hockey Night in Canada" theme song. She also wrote A Place To Stand, a jam Retrontario kicked out when he visited in 2017.
He was the rapper best known for the hit "Just A Friend."
Charlie Robinson was the actor who played Mac on Night Court.
Paul "Mr. Wonderful" Orndorff joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1983 and quickly ascended up the card. Following his main event at WrestleMania I, Orndorff turned babyface and formed an alliance with Hulk Hogan until an infamous heel turn in the summer of 1986. That August, Hogan versus Orndorff would
Richard Donner was the film director who helped create the modern superhero blockbuster with 1978's Superman and mastered the buddy comedy with the Lethal Weapon franchise.
René Robert was a member of the "French Connection" and played for the Buffalo Sabres from 1971-1979, including the team's run to the Stanley Cup Final in 1975.
Tom Kurvers was the NHL defenseman traded from New Jersey to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a draft pick ultimately used to draft Scott Niedermayer.
Frank Bonner was the actor best known for portraying Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati.
Ned Beatty was the prolific actor who made his film debut in 1972’s "Deliverance" and delivered memorable performances in classics like 1976’s "Network" and 1978’s "Superman."
B. J. Thomas was the singer widely known for his hit songs of the 1960s and 1970s, which appeared on the pop, country, and Christian music charts, and included recordings of the Mark James song "Hooked on a Feeling" and the Burt Bacharach and Hal David song "Raindrops Keep Fallin'
Gavin MacLeod was the actor best known for playing Joseph "Happy" Haines on McHale's Navy, Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat.
Paul Soles was a prolific actor who voiced the title character in the 1960s Spider-Man cartoon, and portrayed Hermey in the 1964 television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. In that Spider-Man cartoon, Paul worked with his cousin Bernard Cowan. Bernard's son Elliott appeared on Toronto Mike'd to celebrate his career.