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He was an American fiction writer whose works helped to illustrate the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age.

She is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, composer, actress, record producer, and DJ with a four-decade career.

He was an American author. His books consisted primarily of Western novels; however, he also wrote historical fiction, science fiction, non-fiction, as well as poetry and short stories.

He is an American computer programmer and Internet entrepreneur who is co-founder and CEO of Twitter, and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company.

She was an American abolitionist and author. She is best known for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans.

He is an American singer-songwriter, author, and visual artist who has been a major figure in popular culture for six decades.

He was an American novelist, poet, short-story writer, art critic, and literary critic. He is one of only three writers to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction more than once.

He is an American film director, producer, screenwriter and film composer. He was a central figure in the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.

He was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He was a pillar of modern physics.

She is a planetary astronomer who has extensively studied Neptune and Uranus. She was part of the team imaging Neptune from Voyager 2 in 1989.

He was an American stand-up comedian, actor and social critic. Pryor was known for uncompromising examinations of racism and topical contemporary issues.

He is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. He gained worldwide fame as the bass guitarist and singer for the rock band the Beatles.

He is an American actor. Livingston is known for his starring roles in the films Office Space, and Band of Brothers.

He was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone.

He was an American comedian, writer, stage, film, radio, and television star. A master of quick wit, he is widely considered one of America's greatest comedians.

She was an American country music singer and part of the Nashville sound during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

He is an Afghan-born American novelist and physician. After graduating from college, he worked as a doctor in California. He has published three novels.

She is an artist and engineer whose background includes studies in biochemistry, physics, neuroscience, and precision engineering.

He was an American actor and director whose television and film career spanned six decades.

She is an American singer, best known for the disco era hits "I Will Survive", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)", and "I Am What I Am".

 

He was an American pianist and singer-songwriter. One of the pioneers of rock and roll music, Domino sold more than 65 million records and had eleven Top 10 hits.

He was an American playwright considered to be among the foremost playwrights of the 20th-century American drama.

She is an American actress, producer, director, author, model, and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors.

She was a Swedish-American film actress. Garbo was nominated three times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954.

He is an English pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and television presenter. He was an original member of the band Squeeze.

She is an American writer whose works explore mother-daughter relationships and the Chinese American experience.

He is an American engineer and planetary scientist. He is the principal investigator of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Chief Scientist at Moon Express.

He is an American writer, actor, and comedian whose career spans more than six decades.

He was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit.

He was an American journalist, novelist, and short-story writer. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction.

She is an American writer of children's and young adult (YA) fiction.

He was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader, and philanthropist who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.

He is an American novelist, attorney, politician, and activist, best known for his popular legal thrillers.

She was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, in a career spanning six decades.

He was an American author. He has been called "a giant of American letters," and many of his works are considered classics of Western Literature.

He was an English film and stage director and actor. He won an Academy Award for Best Director for Midnight Cowboy, and was nominated for two other films.

He was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He was Marvel Comics' primary creative leader for two decades.

He is an American author and historian of science whose work has chronicled the cultural impact of modern technology.

She is a Moscow-based McDonald's spokeswoman.

He is an American journalist.

She was the first queen regent and the last sovereign monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai'i, ruling from 1891, until the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawai'i in 1893.

Lyrics from We are the World. Dubbed the "King of Pop", Jackson was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.

He was an English polymath and author of varied works which reveal his wide learning in diverse fields including science and medicine religion and the esoteric.

He was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 - 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

He is a technology entrepreneur, investor, and engineer.

He is an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known for hosting several late-night talk shows.

He is an American author and historian of science whose work has chronicled the cultural impact of modern technology.

He was a British author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various poems.

She was an American politician and women's rights advocate, and the first woman to hold federal office in the United States.

Also known as Abigail Van Buren, she was an American advice columnist and radio show host who began the Dear Abby column in 1956

He was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968.

He was an Alsatian theologian, organist, writer, humanitarian, philosopher, and physician. He received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life".

She was an American aviation pioneer and author. She set many aviation records and wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences. Learn More

He was a British American petrol-industrialist and the patriarch of the Getty family. He founded the Getty Oil Company. Learn More

She is an American film and stage actress. She had starring roles in some of the most popular films of the 1960s and 1970s, including The Graduate (1967) for which she received a nomination for an Academy Award.

He was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, he is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll".

He was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

He is an American filmmaker. He is considered one of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood era and one of the most popular directors and producers in film history.

With his brother, Wilbur, they were two American aviators, engineers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing building and flying the world's first successful airplane.

He was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. Amundsen was the first person, without dispute, to reach both poles.

He is a New Zealand film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He is best known as the director, writer, and producer of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

He has been variously called the father of paleontology, ichnology, and architecture, and he is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time.

He was the King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire, and the Emperor of India until his abdication, after which he became the Duke of Windsor.

She was an American poet. Her complete works, The Poems of Emily Dickinson, did not become available until 1955, nearly 70 years after her death.

He is a former U.S. Representative

She is an American novelist. Her work includes national bestselling historical fiction novel, Nefertiti. 

He was an American comedian, actor, juggler and writer. Fields' comic persona was a misanthropic and hard-drinking egotist, who remained a sympathetic character despite his snarling contempt for dogs and children.

She is an American novelist and short story writer. Among her works is The Ghost of Mary Celeste, published in 2014,

He was an American playwright. Along with Eugene O'Neill and Authur Miller, he is considered among the three foremost playwrights of the 20th-century American drama.

He was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer.

She was a successful Hollywood actress. Wood received three Academy Award nominations before she turned 25 years old.

 

One of the most influential, successful, and acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century, she was an American country music singer.

He was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music."

He was a British archaeologist and Egyptologist who became world-famous after discovering the intact tomb of the 18th Dynasty Pharoh, Tutankhamun.

He was an Amercian magazine magnate who launched and closely supervised Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated.  

He was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist.

He was an American film and television actor, director and producer best known for playing rutheless oil baron J.R. Ewing in the 1980's primetime television soap opera Dallas.

He is the husband and consort of the Queen Elizabeth II.

He is a Scottish actor and filmmaker.

She was an American actress, singer, and Broadway star. She originated many leading roles over her career including Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music.

He is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, political activist, and social critic.

He was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period.

He was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period.

He was a British novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer.

He is an American engineer, former astronaut, and Command Pilot in the United States Air Force. Aldrin was one of the first two humans to land on the moon.

He was an Irish author, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula.

He was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. Pollock was well known for his unique style of drip painting.

He was an American composer and conductor of the late Romantic era, known primarily for American military marches.

He was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Price in Literature.

She was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.

He was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer.

He was an American singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, activist, and humanitarian, whose greatest commercial success was as a solo singer.

He is an American politician who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He is currently the earliest-serving living former U.S. President.

He was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known.

He was an English author, journalist, and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.

She is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica.