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Cicely Tyson was the three-time Emmy winner and Tony winner who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role in 1972's "Sounder".
Cloris Leachman was best known for playing Phyllis Lindstrom in The Mary Tyler Moore Show even though I first saw her as Beverly Ann Stickle on The Facts of Life. She won eight Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated actress in Emmy history. She also won
"The Chief" George Armstrong played for the Toronto Maple Leafs for twenty-one seasons and served as the team's captain for eleven of them, the longest such tenure in Leafs' history. He played in seven all-star games and won four Stanley Cups with the Leafs, scoring an empty net goal in
Larry King was a nationally syndicated radio host who hosted a popular show on CNN from 1985 through 2010.
Hammerin' Hank Aaron played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves and two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers in a Hall of Fame career in which he hit a then-record 755 home runs. Aaron continues to hold the record for the most career runs batted in (2,297), extra base
Don Sutton pitched in 23 major league seasons as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics, and California Angels. He won a total of 324 games, 58 of them shutouts with five of them one-hitters and 10 two-hitters, seven which were shutouts, and he
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.