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  • Orlando Woolridge: Born: 1959-12-16 - Died: 2012-05-31
    Orlando Woolridge was a professional basketball player from Mansfield, Louisiana. During Woolridge’s basketball career, he played for Notre Dame 1977-1981, and then for the Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets, and various other NBA teams from 1981-1996. Woolridge also coached various NBA teams from 1998-2009. Woolridge had two sons: Renaldo and Royce.
    Billy Mays: Born: 1958-20-06 - Died: 2009-06-28
    Mays was a television direct-response pitchman who is known for promoting OxiClean, Orange Glo and dozens of other products. His trademark blue shirt, beard and loud sales pitches make him one of the most recognizable people on television. Mays began his pitchman career on the Atlantic City boardwalk. Later Mays worked various home shows, auto […]
    Odetta: Born: 1930-12-31 - Died: 2008-12-02
    She was an African-American songwriter, guitarist, actress, singer, and most notable a civil rights activist. She is often referred to as “The Voice of the Civil Rights Movement”. Her style of music was mainly American folk music, jazz, blues and spiritual songs. It’s been noted that her style influenced Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, and Bob […]
    Frank Cornish: Born: 1967-09-24 - Died: 2008-08-22
    Cornish was an offensive lineman in the NFL. His career saw him playing for numerous teams including the San Diego Chargers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Minnesota Vikings, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played football at UCLA, and was a 6th round selection in the 1990 NFL draft.
    Jerry Wexler: Born: 1917-01-10 - Died: 2008-08-15
    Wexler was a former journalist who made the transition to music producer. He was an integral part in signing and producing many of the biggest acts from the 1950s – 1980s. Some of the acts he worked with include Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and many more. During his Billboard […]
    Chris Penn: Born: 1965-10-10 - Died: 2006-01-24
    Christopher Shannon Penn was the brother of actor Sean Penn, and was an actor himself, best known for roles in the 80s Kevin Bacon dance movie Footloose, the Clint Eastwood Western Pale Rider, and Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs.
    John Steinbeck: Born: 1902-02-27 - Died: 1968-12-20
    John Steinbeck is an American writer who is credited for writing some of the most important novels of the 20th century. Many of his works are required readings in classrooms around the country.