KARL MALDEN - Legendary actor who received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
FRANK BORMAN - NASA astronaut. The commander of Apollo 8
TOMMY HICKS - An actor and director in Film and Television
TONY ZALE - Professional boxer, world middleweight champion
JACKSON FIVE - World reknown pop band composed of members of the Jackson Family
ROBERT KEARNS - Engineer, educator and inventor who invented the most common
intermittent windshield wiper systems
JAMES K GALBRAITH - Harvard and Yale educated economist and author
EARNEST THOMAS - An actor, producer and screenwriter in Film and Television
PAUL SAMUELSON - The first American to win the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic
THERESA RANDLE - Actress appearing in films (Bad Boys, Malcolm X) and
Television (Law and Order, Criminal Intent)
SHARMELL SULLIVAN - professional wrestler, dancer, singer,
beauty queen. Married to wrestler Booker T.
LLOYD MCCLENDON - One of the all-time greatest Little Leaguer. Led Gary to
championship game against Taiwan. After hitting multiple
home runs, was intentionally walked the rest of the game.
Professionally, he became a solid MLB manager, coach and player
FREDDIE GIBBS - Grammy nominated rapper and songwriter
FRED WILLIAMSON - AKA, THE HAMMER, is an Actor, Film Director and Producer,
former professional All-Star football defensive back
(Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers)
AVERY BROOKS - actor, director, singer, and educator. Best known for his
television roles as Captain Benjamin Sisko on
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Hawk on Spenser: For Hire
WILLIAM MARSHALL - Emmy award actor, director and opera singer. He played the
title role in the film classic Blacula and its sequel
Scream Blacula Scream.
GLENN ROBINSON - NBA superstar, NICKNAMED "BIG DOG", Named College Player of
the Year (Purdue) and won state of Indiana basketball
JOSEPH E STIGLITZ - Economist and professor. Received the 2001 Nobel Prize
in Economics. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric
ANGEL MANFREDY - Professional boxer, nicknamed "El Diablo", Manfredy was a
former WBU Super Featherweight champion
RALPH A MCQUARRIE - Academy Award recipient, is a conceptual designer and illustrator.
His career included work on the original Star Wars trilogy, and
the original Battlestar Galactica tv series and the film Cocoon
CJ SO COOL - Musical Artist You Tube Star and entrepreneur
GERALD IRONS - NFL player drafted to the NFL as a Linebacker for 10 years,
6 years with the Oakland Raiders and 4 years with the
Cleveland Browns. Voted Cleveland Browns Team Captain and named an
"Oakland Raiders Legend". Also named to the Indiana Football Hall of Fame
DICK BARNETT - NBA champion with the NY Knicks. Inducted into the College Basketball Hall
Fame. Led Roosevelt High School to a state championship game in
Indiana against another legend, Oscar Robertson.
ART HOYLE - Renowned Trumpeter and musician earned worldwide admiration. Worked with the
Lionel Hampton Orchestra and some of the greatest musicians of our time
including Lee Konitz, Gene Ammons, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn,
Woody Herman, Billy Eckstine, Frank Sinatra and many others.
DENIECE WILLIAMS - Four time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and producer. She has
been described as"one of the great soul voices" by the BBC, and had
two Billboard Hot 100 No.1 singles "Let's Hear It for the Boy" and
"Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" (with Johnny Mathis).
ALEX KARRAS - NFL player, professional wrestler, sportscaster, and actor. He was a
four-time Pro Bowl player with the Detroit Lions. As an actor, Karras played
Mongo in the 1974 comedy film Blazing Saddles. He is a member of the College
Football Hall of Fame and was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
MARY MCGEE - Mary Ann McGee is a champion professional boxer. She has held the IBF female
junior welterweight title since 2019. Known as "Merciless", mission statement
that reads “One Dream, One Passion, One Mission to be the greatest”
TOM HARMON - led the nation in scoring and was a consensus All-American and won the
Heisman Trophy,the Maxwell Award, and the Associated Press Athlete of the Year
award in 1940. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1954.
He was a military pilot, actor, and sports broadcaster.
JAMES MCCRACKEN - Was an opera singer, who was the most successful dramatic tenor
yet produced by the United States and a pillar of the Metropolitan Opera
during the 1960s and 1970s.
BECKY QUICK - Television journalist/newscaster and co-anchorwoman of CNBC's financial
news shows Squawk Box and On the Money. Was a Former WSJ reporter & Fortune
columnist and Finalist Judge for Loeb Awards.
LEE CALHOUN - Legendary track athlete. The first male athlete to win consecutive Olympics
gold medals in the 110-meter hurdles. Calhoun won the National Collegiate
Athletic Association (NCAA) 120-yard hurdles championship. He also won the
Amateur Athletic Association (AAU) 110-m hurdles championship that year.
On the heels of these victories, Calhoun competed in the 1956 Olympic Games
in Melbourne. Competing in the 110-m hurdles, Calhoun beat his personal best
by a full second to win gold.
JANET JACKSON - Five time Grammy Award winner Singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer.
The youngest sibling of the famous Jackson family, she holds the
record for the most consecutive top-ten entries on the US Billboard
Hot 100 singles chart with 18.
WILLIAM L JOHNSON - Actor and musician who has held starring and prominent
roles in many theatrically released projects, including
Blue Hill Avenue, Motives 1, Motives 2, Mannsfield 12, Crossover,
Doing Hard Time and Tears of a Clown.
GEOFF FALK - An acclaimed actor, known for his work on Lone Star Justice (2019),
JL Family Ranch 2 (2020) and Sun Records (2017).
BIANCA FERGUSON - Actress best known for playing Claudia Johnston Phillips on the soap
opera General Hospital from 1978 to 1987. Also appeared in
Grey's Anatomy (2005), True Detective (2014) and
The Buddy System (1984).
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