Former Philadelphia School District superintendent.
Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and
critic. He was best known for his first
novel Things Fall Apart (1958).
Member of 1930s-1940s Andrews Sis
ters swing/big band group.
Television Actor-Star of TV’s “Different Strokes.”
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Legendary Blues/R&B Singer
Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner
Frontman, The Ohio Players.
Psychologist, Radio Personality of 1950s-1970s Talk Show Host, Journalist
Legendary Jazz fusion trumpeter
Passed away February 4. 80 years old.
Robert F. Chew
Actor, star of HBO’’s The Wire
Venezuelan politician who was the President of Venezuela from 1999 until his death in 2013, World Leader.
American author and historian best known for detailed espionage and military science storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War and ‘Jack Ryan’ literary series.
Legendary Pianist of the 1950s.
E. Steven Collins
Philadelphia Radio personality
and Community activist.
Nat’l Medal of Arts winning Symphonic conductor
Grammy Award winning jazz keyboardist & producer
Celebrated Film Critic, Talk Show Host, Journalist. One half of the Siskel and Ebert film critic team.
Douglas C. Engelbart
American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer.
Film and Television Actor, star of police dramas “Crime Story”, “Miami Vice”, “Law and Order.”
Academy award winning Film Actress of 1940s. Best known for roles in films, Rebecca and Suspicion.
Television Actress, star of “One Day at a Time 1980s sitcom.”
Popular British Talk Show Host and interviewer of 1960s-70s.
Actress, popular child star of Disney’s Mouseketeers.
Film, Theater, Television Actor, Filmmaker; star of HBO ‘The Sopranos’ drama series.
Rev. William Gray
Former PA Congressman, civil rights and community leader.
NFL star- Pittsburgh
Member of Pittsburgh Steady Steelers curtain defense.
Jazz drummer & bandleader
Singer & former member of The Temptations
Award-winning Film, Theater and Television Actress, star of 1980s nighttime soap, Knots Landing.
Legendary soul/folk Guitarist, Singer
David “Deacon” Jones
NFL star of the 1960s LA Rams defensive end, part of the ‘Fearsome Foursome.’
Celebrated County Songwriter, Singer.
Rapper, one half of hip hop duo, Kris Kross.
Actor, martial artist & athlete
Passed away June 29 (cancer). 67 years old.
Popular and controversial NYC Mayor during 1980s.
Famed jazz saxophonist and flutist who spent his career crossing musical boundaries.
Author of books including “Get Shorty,” “RumPunch” and “Pronto.”
Dr. Walter Lomax
Philadelphia medical practitioner/businessman for more than three decades. His practice grew from a private single physician office to a multi-site group practice consisting of over 20 well-trained physicians.
South African anti-apartheid civil rights activist, former S. African president, World Leader, Writer
Music Producer, Singer, keyboard player for The Doors.
Country singer who received significant media coverage regarding her troubled personal life and suicide.
Actor, best known as co-star to Raymond Burr in “Ironside.”
Television Actor, star of the comedy/drama TV series, “Glee.”
Actor, star of “Different World”, numerous TV sitcoms.
Champion heavyweight boxer of 1970s; most famous for his trilogy of fights with Muhammad Ali and for his classic battle with Larry Holmes.
Film Actor, Theater Actor, Television Actor
Award-winning screen and stage actor, star of “Lawrence of Arabia”, Anti-War Activist.
Legendary guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground in 1960s-80s.
Founding member of “The Miracles”
Original lead singer of “The Spinners”
Member of the Staple Singers
Celebrated Theater and Television Actress, star of 1970s sitcom “All in the Family.”
Model, Reality Television Star
Singer & member of The Temptations for 25 years.
Longest-serving British Prime Minister and leader of Britian’s Conservative Party, of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office.
Celebrated journalist, first woman to serve in the White House Press Corp., Television Personality.
Abigail Van Buren
Writer and famed columnist, ‘Dear Abby.’
Jorge Rafaél Videla
Murderer, General, Dictator
Film Actor, Television Actor, star of “Fast and Furious” movie franchise.
Film Actress of the 1930s-’50s, Entrepreneur, Pin-up, Professional Swimmer.
Celebrated Actor, Comedian of film and television, star of 1970s sitcom Mork and Mindy and regular guest on 1960s TV variety shows.
Lee Thompson Young
Actor, starred on TV cop drama, “Rizzoli and Isles.”
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