100 Notable alumni of
Cornell University

Cornell University is 18th in the world, 13th in North America, and 13th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Cornell University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 61 individuals affiliated with Cornell University won Nobel Prizes for Peace, in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Economics.

  1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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    Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2020 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1993 until her death in September 2020. She was nominated by President Bill Clinton, replacing retiring justice Byron White, and at the time was generally viewed as a moderate consensus-builder. She eventually became part of the liberal wing of the Court as the Court shifted to the right over time. Ginsburg was the first Jewish woman and the second woman to serve on the Court, after Sandra Day O'Connor. During her tenure, Ginsburg wrote notable majority opinions, including United States v. Virginia (1996), Olmstead v. L.C. (1999), Friends of the Earth, Inc. v. Laidlaw Environmental Services, Inc. (2000), and City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York (2005).

  2. Gillian Anderson

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    Gillian Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Studied in 1987-1987
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorfilm directorscreenwritervoice actor
    Biography

    Gillian Leigh Anderson, OBE (born August 9, 1968) is an American actress. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the series The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies's film The House of Mirth (2000), DSU Stella Gibson in the BBC crime drama television series The Fall, sex therapist Jean Milburn in the Netflix comedy-drama Sex Education, and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of Netflix drama series The Crown. Among other honors, she has won a Primetime Emmy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has resided in London since 2002, after earlier years divided between the United Kingdom and the United States.

  3. Christopher Reeve

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    Christopher Reeve
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    Years
    1952-2004 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorfilm directorstage actorvoice actor
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    Christopher D'Olier Reeve was an American actor, director, and activist, best known for playing the main character and title role in the film Superman (1978) and its three sequels.

  4. Tsai Ing-wen

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    Tsai Ing-wen
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    1978-1980 graduated with Master of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianlawyeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Tsai Ing-wen is a Taiwanese politician and academic serving as the seventh President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) since 2016. A member of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Tsai is the first female president of Taiwan. She has served as Chair of the DPP since 2020, and previously from 2008 to 2012 and 2014 to 2018.

  5. Bill Nye

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    Bill Nye
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    United States Flag United States
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    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    engineerphysicisteducatorwriteractor
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    William Sanford Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American mechanical engineer, science communicator, and television presenter. He is best known as the host of the PBS and syndicated children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy (1993–1998), the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World (2017–2018), and for his many subsequent appearances in popular media as a science educator.

  6. Ann Coulter

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    Ann Coulter
    Born in
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    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history
    Occupations
    columnistwriterjournalistauthorpundit
    Biography

    Ann Hart Coulter is an American conservative media pundit, best-selling author, syndicated columnist, and lawyer.

  7. Kurt Vonnegut

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    Kurt Vonnegut
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2007 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    playwrightwriterscreenwriternovelistessayist
    Biography

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, he published 14 novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five nonfiction works, with further collections being published after his death.

  8. Bill Maher

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    Bill Maher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    comediantelevision presenterwriterscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    William Maher is an American comedian, actor, political commentator, and television host. He is known for the HBO political talk show Real Time with Bill Maher (2003–present) and the similar late-night show called Politically Incorrect (1993–2002), originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC.

  9. Jane Lynch

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    Jane Lynch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    singerwritervoice actorcharacter actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, comedian, and author. Lynch is known for starring as Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical comedy series Glee (2009–2015), which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award. She also gained recognition for her roles in Christopher Guest's mockumentary films, such as Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006).

  10. Toni Morrison

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    Toni Morrison
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-2019 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    writernovelistlibrettistuniversity teacherpoet
    Biography

    Chloe Anthony Wofford Morrison, known as Toni Morrison, was an American novelist, essayist, book editor, and college professor. Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award. In 1988, Morrison won the Pulitzer Prize for Beloved (1987); she gained worldwide recognition when she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993.

  11. Jimmy Smits

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    Jimmy Smits
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm producer
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    Jimmy L. Smits is an American actor. He is best known for playing attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law, NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue, Matt Santos on the political drama The West Wing, and for appearing in Switch (1991), My Family (1995), and as ADA Miguel Prado in Dexter. He also appeared as Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Rogue One. From 2012 to 2014, he joined the main cast of Sons of Anarchy as Nero Padilla. Smits also portrayed Elijah Strait in the NBC drama series Bluff City Law.

  12. Lee Teng-hui

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    Lee Teng-hui
    Years
    1923-2020 (aged 97)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    agricultural economistpolitician
    Biography

    Lee Teng-hui was a Taiwanese statesman and economist who was the fourth President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) under the 1947 Constitution and chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000. He was the first president to be born in Taiwan, the last to be indirectly elected and the first to be directly elected. During his presidency, Lee oversaw the end of martial law and the full democratization of the ROC, advocated the Taiwanese localization movement, and led an ambitious foreign policy to gain allies around the world. Nicknamed "Mr. Democracy", Lee was credited as the president who initiated Taiwan's transition to the democratic era.

  13. Huey Lewis

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    Huey Lewis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    actorstreet artistmusiciansingersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Hugh Anthony Cregg III, known professionally as Huey Lewis, is an American singer, songwriter, and actor.

  14. William Sadler

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    William Sadler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractor
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    William Thomas Sadler is an American stage, film and television actor. His television and motion picture roles have included Chesty Puller in The Pacific, Luther Sloan in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Sheriff Jim Valenti in Roswell, convict Heywood in The Shawshank Redemption, Senator Vernon Trent in Hard to Kill, Death in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey and Bill & Ted Face the Music, and Colonel Stuart in Die Hard 2. He played Matthew Ellis in Iron Man 3, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and WHIH Newsfront (all set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe). He also recurs as John McGarrett in the 2010 remake of the 1968 television series Hawaii Five-O, and the Boston boxing promoter and suspected drug dealer Gino Fish in the Jesse Stone television film series, opposite Tom Selleck, as a small-town police chief.

  15. Thomas Pynchon

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    Thomas Pynchon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    1953-1959 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English literature
    Occupations
    writernovelistessayistscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Thomas Ruggles Pynchon Jr. is an American novelist. A MacArthur Fellow, he is noted for his dense and complex novels. His fiction and non-fiction writings encompass a vast array of subject matter, genres and themes, including history, music, science, and mathematics. For Gravity's Rainbow, Pynchon won the 1973 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction.

  16. Janet Reno

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    Janet Reno
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-2016 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianprosecutorlawyer
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    Janet Wood Reno was an American lawyer who served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1993 until 2001. President Bill Clinton nominated Reno on February 11, 1993, and the Senate confirmed her the following month. She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General and the second-longest serving Attorney General in U.S. history, after William Wirt.

  17. Martin D. Ginsburg

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    Martin D. Ginsburg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2010 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Martin David Ginsburg was an American lawyer who specialized in tax law and was the husband of American lawyer and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. He taught law at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and was of counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of the American law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.

  18. Francis Fukuyama

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    Francis Fukuyama
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    writerpolitical scientistbloggereconomistphilosopher
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    Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama is an American political scientist, political economist, and writer of Japanese descent.

  19. Robert F. Smith

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    Robert F. Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    inventorinvestment banker
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    Robert Frederick Smith is an American businessman, philanthropist, chemical engineer, and investor. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of private equity firm Vista Equity Partners.

  20. Edward Bernays

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    Edward Bernays
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1891-1995 (aged 104)
    Occupations
    psychologistjournalistnon-fiction writer
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    Edward Louis Bernays was an American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, referred to in his obituary as "the father of public relations". Bernays was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life. He was the subject of a full-length biography by Larry Tye called The Father of Spin (1999) and later an award-winning 2002 documentary for the BBC by Adam Curtis called The Century of the Self.

  21. Peter Ostrum

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    Peter Ostrum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    film actorveterinarianstage actor
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    Peter Gardner Ostrum is an American veterinarian and former child actor, whose only film role was as Charlie Bucket in the 1971 motion picture Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.

  22. Keith Olbermann

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    Keith Olbermann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    television presenterwriterjournalist
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    Keith Theodore Olbermann is an American sports and political commentator and writer.

  23. Freeman Dyson

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    Freeman Dyson
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1923-2020 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    mathematiciantheoretical physicistnuclear physicistprofessorphysicist
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    Freeman John Dyson was a British-American theoretical and mathematical physicist, mathematician, and statistician known for his works in quantum field theory, astrophysics, random matrices, mathematical formulation of quantum mechanics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and engineering. He was Professor Emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College, and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

  24. Pearl S. Buck

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    Pearl S. Buck
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1973 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    translatornovelistautobiographerhuman rights activistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu (Chinese: 赛珍珠), was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in Zhenjiang, China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces". She was the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

  25. S. E. Cupp

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    S. E. Cupp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    journalistballet dancertelevision presenterpolitical pundit
    Biography

    Sarah Elizabeth Cupp is an American television host, political commentator, and writer. In August 2017, she began hosting S.E. Cupp: Unfiltered, a political panel show, co-hosted by Andrew Levy, on HLN and later CNN.

  26. Andrea Savage

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    Andrea Savage
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    television actorscreenwriterfilm actor
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    Andrea Kristen Savage is an American actress, comedian, and writer known for her roles in projects such as Step Brothers, TruTV comedy series I'm Sorry, which she also created, the Comedy Central mockumentary series Dog Bites Man, the HBO comedy Veep, and Hulu's reality TV parody series The Hotwives.

  27. Harry Chapin

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    Harry Chapin
    Born in
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    Years
    1942-1981 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    musiciansingersongwritersinger-songwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Harold Forster Chapin was an American singer-songwriter and philanthropist best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs. He achieved worldwide success in the 1970s and became one of the most popular artists and highest-paid performers. Chapin is also one of the best charting musical artists in the United States. Chapin, a Grammy Award-winning artist and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee, has sold over 16 million records worldwide. He has been described as one of the most beloved performers in music history.

  28. Howard Hawks

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    Howard Hawks
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    1896-1977 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producerfilm directoractoraircraft pilot
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    Howard Winchester Hawks was an American film director, producer and screenwriter of the classic Hollywood era. Critic Leonard Maltin called him "the greatest American director who is not a household name."

  29. Steve Reich

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    Steve Reich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    composermusicianvideographer
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    Stephen Michael Reich is an American composer known for his contribution to the development of minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.

  30. Norbert Wiener

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    Norbert Wiener
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1964 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Studied in 1910-1911
    Occupations
    mathematicianautobiographeruniversity teacherpsychologistcomputer scientist
    Biography

    Norbert Wiener was an American mathematician and philosopher. He was a professor of mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). A child prodigy, Wiener later became an early researcher in stochastic and mathematical noise processes, contributing work relevant to electronic engineering, electronic communication, and control systems.

  31. Willis Carrier

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    Willis Carrier
    Born in
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    Years
    1876-1950 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    inventorengineerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Willis Haviland Carrier was an American engineer, best known for inventing modern air conditioning. Carrier invented the first electrical air conditioning unit in 1902. In 1915, he founded Carrier Corporation, a company specializing in the manufacture and distribution of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

  32. Ari Melber

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    Ari Melber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Ari Naftali Melber is an American attorney and journalist who is the chief legal correspondent for MSNBC and host of The Beat with Ari Melber.

  33. Bajrakitiyabha

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    Bajrakitiyabha
    Born in
    Thailand Flag Thailand
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyer
    Biography

    Princess Bajrakitiyabha Narendira Debyavati, the Princess Rajasarinisiribajra is a Thai diplomat and princess of Thailand, the first grandchild of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit of Thailand, and the only one of the seven children of King Maha Vajiralongkorn born to his first wife Princess Soamsawali.

  34. Catherine Hicks

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    Catherine Hicks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Catherine Mary Hicks is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Annie Camden on the long-running television series 7th Heaven. Other notable roles include Dr. Faith Coleridge on the soap opera Ryan's Hope (1976–1978), her Emmy Award-nominated performance as Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn: The Untold Story (1980), Dr. Gillian Taylor in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986), and Karen Barclay in Child's Play (1988).

  35. Huang Kuo-chang

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    Huang Kuo-chang
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politicianresearcher
    Biography

    Huang Kuo-chang is a Taiwanese politician, activist, legal scholar, researcher and writer. He is one of the lead figures of the Sunflower Student Movement and joined the New Power Party shortly afterwards. He served as leader of the party from 2015 to 2019, and represented Taipei in the Legislative Yuan on behalf of the NPP between 2016 and 2020.

  36. Frank Morgan

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    Frank Morgan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1890-1949 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    character actorstage actorfilm actor
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    Francis Phillip Wuppermann, known professionally as Frank Morgan, was an American character actor on radio, stage and film. He was best known for his appearances in films starting in the silent era in 1916, and then numerous sound films throughout the 1930s and 1940s, with a career spanning 35 years mostly as a contract player at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, with his most celebrated performance playing the title role in The Wizard of Oz (1939). He was also briefly billed early in his career as Frank Wupperman and Francis Morgan.

  37. Reggie Fils-Aimé

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    Reggie Fils-Aimé
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Studied applied economics
    Occupations
    business executivebusinessperson
    Biography

    Reginald Fils-Aimé is an American businessman best known for being the president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, the North American division of the Japanese video game company Nintendo, from 2006 to 2019. Prior to his promotion to president and COO, Fils-Aimé was Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

  38. E. B. White

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    E. B. White
    Born in
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    Years
    1899-1985 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Studied in 1921
    Occupations
    poetwriterjournalistnovelistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Elwyn Brooks White was an American writer. He was the author of several highly popular books for children, including Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte's Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). In a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, Charlotte's Web came in first in their poll of the top one hundred children's novels. In addition, he was a writer and contributing editor to The New Yorker magazine, and also a co-author of the English language style guide The Elements of Style.

  39. Cheryl Crane

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    Cheryl Crane
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Cheryl Christina Crane is an American retired real estate broker, former model, and author. She is the only child of actress Lana Turner. Her father is Turner's second husband, actor-turned-restaurateur Steve Crane. She was the subject of significant media attention in 1958 when, at fourteen years old, she stabbed to death her mother's lover, Johnny Stompanato, during a domestic struggle; she was not charged, and his death was deemed a justifiable homicide.

  40. Harold Bloom

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    Harold Bloom
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    literary historianwriterprofessorliterary criticjournalist
    Biography

    Harold Bloom was an American literary critic and the Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University. In 2017, Bloom was described as "probably the most famous literary critic in the English-speaking world." Following the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom wrote more than 50 books, including over 40 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and a novel. During his lifetime, he edited hundreds of anthologies concerning numerous literary and philosophical figures for the Chelsea House publishing firm. Bloom's books have been translated into more than 40 languages.

  41. Hu Shih

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    Hu Shih
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1891-1962 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    diplomatprofessorjournalistuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Hu Shih, also known as Hu Suh in early references, was a Chinese diplomat, essayist, literary scholar, philosopher, and politician. Hu is widely recognized today as a key contributor to Chinese liberalism and language reform in his advocacy for the use of written vernacular Chinese. He was influential in the May Fourth Movement, one of the leaders of China's New Culture Movement, was a president of Peking University, and in 1939 was nominated for a Nobel Prize in literature. He had a wide range of interests such as literature, philosophy, history, textual criticism, and pedagogy. He was also an influential redology scholar and held the famous Jiaxu manuscript (甲戌本; Jiǎxū běn) for many years until his death.

  42. Barry Weiss

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    Barry Weiss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    music executive
    Biography

    Barry Weiss is an American music executive and producer who is currently an executive with RECORDS, a label he co-founded. He got his start at Clive Calder's Jive Records before working his way up to the head of the RCA/Jive Label Group. While at Jive, Weiss fostered artists like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, Chris Brown, Backstreet Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, and many others. He left the organization in 2011 to join the Universal Music Group prior to co-founding RECORDS in 2015.

  43. Lauren Weisberger

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    Lauren Weisberger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistnovelist
    Biography

    Lauren Weisberger is an American novelist and author of the 2003 bestseller The Devil Wears Prada, a roman à clef of her experience as an assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.

  44. Peter Yarrow

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    Peter Yarrow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    singercomposersongwritersinger-songwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Peter Yarrow is an American singer and songwriter who found fame with the 1960s folk music trio Peter, Paul and Mary. Yarrow co-wrote (with Leonard Lipton) one of the group's greatest hits, "Puff, the Magic Dragon". He is also a political activist and has supported causes that range from opposition to the Vietnam War to support for school anti-bullying programs.

  45. Ethan Phillips

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    Ethan Phillips
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorplaywright
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    Ethan Phillips is an American actor and playwright. He is best known for his television roles as Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager and PR man Pete Downey on Benson.

  46. Václav Klaus

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    Václav Klaus
    Born in
    Czech Republic Flag Czech Republic
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistpedagogueteacher
    Biography

    Václav Klaus is a Czech economist and politician who served as the second president of the Czech Republic from 2003 to 2013. From July 1992 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in January 1993, he served as the second and last prime minister of the Czech Republic while it was a federal subject of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic, and then as the first prime minister of the newly independent Czech Republic from 1993 to 1998.

  47. Paul Wolfowitz

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    Paul Wolfowitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    political scientistdiplomatpoliticianeconomistbanker
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    Paul Dundes Wolfowitz is an American political scientist and diplomat who served as the 10th President of the World Bank, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, and former dean of Johns Hopkins SAIS. He is currently a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

  48. Herb Edelman

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    Herb Edelman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-1996 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Herbert Edelman was an American actor of stage, film and television. He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his television work. One of his best-known roles was as Stanley Zbornak, the ex-husband of Dorothy Zbornak (played by Beatrice Arthur) on The Golden Girls. He also had a recurring role on the 1980s medical drama St. Elsewhere.

  49. Andrew Ross Sorkin

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    Andrew Ross Sorkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    journalistauthorwriterscreenwritertelevision producer
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    Andrew Ross Sorkin is an American journalist and author. He is a financial columnist for The New York Times and a co-anchor of CNBC's Squawk Box. He is also the founder and editor of DealBook, a financial news service published by The New York Times. He wrote the bestselling book Too Big to Fail and co-produced a movie adaptation of the book for HBO Films. He is also the co-creator for the Showtime series Billions.

  50. Steven Weinberg

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    Steven Weinberg
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physics in 1979
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    physicistwriteruniversity teachertheoretical physicistcosmologist
    Biography

    Steven Weinberg is an American theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate in Physics for his contributions with Abdus Salam and Sheldon Glashow to the unification of the weak force and electromagnetic interaction between elementary particles.

  51. Chang San-cheng

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    Chang San-cheng
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Chang San-cheng or Simon Chang is a Taiwanese politician who was Premier of the Republic of China from 1 February 2016 until 20 May 2016, appointed by President Ma Ying-jeou. Before assuming the Premiership, he had served as Vice Premier from 8 December 2014. Chang is the first nonpartisan Premier of the Republic of China.

  52. Franchot Tone

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    Franchot Tone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1968 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    film directorstage actorfilm actortelevision actorfilm producer
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    Stanislaus Pascal Franchot Tone was an American actor, producer, and director of stage, film and television. He was a leading man in the 1930s and early 1940s, and at the height of his career was known for his gentlemanly, sophisticate roles, with supporting roles by the 1950s. His acting crossed many genres including pre-Code romantic leads to noir layered roles and many World War I films. He appeared as a guest star in episodes of several golden age television series, including The Twilight Zone and The Alfred Hitchcock Hour while continuing to act and produce in the theater and movies throughout the 1960s.

  53. Robert Smigel

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    Robert Smigel is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, humorist, writer, director, producer, and puppeteer, known for his Saturday Night Live "TV Funhouse" cartoon shorts and as the puppeteer and voice behind Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. He also co-wrote two Hotel Transylvania films and You Don't Mess with the Zohan, both starring Adam Sandler.

  54. Barbara McClintock

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    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983
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    1902-1992 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in botany
    Occupations
    geneticist
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    Barbara McClintock was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927. There she started her career as the leader in the development of maize cytogenetics, the focus of her research for the rest of her life. From the late 1920s, McClintock studied chromosomes and how they change during reproduction in maize. She developed the technique for visualizing maize chromosomes and used microscopic analysis to demonstrate many fundamental genetic ideas. One of those ideas was the notion of genetic recombination by crossing-over during meiosis—a mechanism by which chromosomes exchange information. She produced the first genetic map for maize, linking regions of the chromosome to physical traits. She demonstrated the role of the telomere and centromere, regions of the chromosome that are important in the conservation of genetic information. She was recognized as among the best in the field, awarded prestigious fellowships, and elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1944.

  55. Ricky Jay

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    1946-2018 (aged 72)
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    Richard Jay Potash, known professionally as Ricky Jay, was an American sleight of hand artist, actor and writer. In a profile for The New Yorker, Mark Singer called Jay "perhaps the most gifted sleight of hand artist alive". In addition to sleight of hand, Jay was known for his card tricks, card throwing, memory feats, and stage patter. He also wrote extensively on magic and its history. His acting credits included the films The Prestige, The Spanish Prisoner, Mystery Men, Heist, Boogie Nights, Tomorrow Never Dies, House of Games, and Magnolia, and the HBO series Deadwood. In 2015 he was the subject of an episode of PBS's American Masters, making him the only magician ever to have been profiled in that series.

  56. Junot Díaz

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    writeruniversity teacherscience fiction writernovelistfaculty member
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    Junot Díaz is a Dominican-American writer, creative writing professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and fiction editor at Boston Review. He also serves on the board of advisers for Freedom University, a volunteer organization in Georgia that provides post-secondary instruction to undocumented immigrants. Central to Díaz's work is the immigrant experience, particularly the Latino immigrant experience.

  57. Henry Heimlich

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    1920-2016 (aged 96)
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    physicianuniversity teachersurgeonscientist
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    Henry Judah Heimlich was an American thoracic surgeon and medical researcher. He is widely credited as the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, a technique of abdominal thrusts for stopping choking, first described in 1974. He also invented the Micro Trach portable oxygen system for ambulatory patients and the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve, or "flutter valve", which drains blood and air out of the chest cavity.

  58. Mark Whitacre

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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    businesspersonbiochemist
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    Mark Edward Whitacre is an American business executive who came to public attention in 1995 when, as president of the Decatur, Illinois-based BioProducts Division at Archer Daniels Midland, he became the highest-level corporate executive in U.S. history to become a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) whistleblower. For three years (1992–95), Whitacre acted as a cooperating witness for the FBI, which was investigating ADM for price fixing. In the late 1990s Whitacre was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for embezzling $9.5 million from ADM at the same time he was assisting the federal price-fixing investigation.

  59. Greg Graffin

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    1964-.. (age 57)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in history of science
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingerzoologistwriterguitarist
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    Gregory Walter Graffin is an American singer, songwriter, and evolutionary biologist. He is most recognized as the lead vocalist, songwriter, and only constant member of punk rock band Bad Religion, which he co-founded in 1979. He embarked on a solo career in 1997, when he released the album American Lesion. His follow-up album, Cold as the Clay, was released nine years later. His newest solo work is Millport, released in 2017.

  60. Dan Duryea

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    1907-1968 (aged 61)
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    actorfilm actortelevision actor
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    Dan Duryea was an American actor in film, stage, and television. Known for portraying a vast range of character roles as a villain, he nonetheless had a long career in a wide variety of leading and secondary roles.

  61. Harold Gould

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    1923-2010 (aged 87)
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    television actorfilm actoractor
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    Harold Vernon Gould was an American character actor. He appeared as Martin Morgenstern on the sitcom Rhoda (1974–78) and Miles Webber on the sitcom The Golden Girls (1989–92). A five-time Emmy Award nominee, Gould acted in film and television for nearly 50 years, appearing in more than 300 television shows, 20 major motion pictures, and over 100 stage plays. He was known for playing elegant, well-dressed men (as in The Sting), and he regularly played Jewish characters and grandfather-type figures on television and in film.

  62. Sarah Spain

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    1980-.. (age 41)
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    journalist
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    Sarah Colby Spain is an American sports reporter. She works as an espnW.com columnist, ESPN Radio host, ESPN television personality and occasional SportsCenter reporter for ESPN.

  63. Leonard Susskind

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    1940-.. (age 81)
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    physicistscientistacademicnon-fiction writeruniversity teacher
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    Leonard Susskind is an American physicist, who is a professor of theoretical physics at Stanford University, and founding director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics. His research interests include string theory, quantum field theory, quantum statistical mechanics and quantum cosmology. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an associate member of the faculty of Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, and a distinguished professor of the Korea Institute for Advanced Study.

  64. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

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    India Flag India
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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    writerphilosopheruniversity teachertranslatorliterary critic
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    Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is an Indian scholar, literary theorist, and feminist critic. She is a University Professor at Columbia University and a founding member of the establishment's Institute for Comparative Literature and Society.

  65. Anna Roosevelt Halsted

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    1906-1975 (aged 69)
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    socialitewriter
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    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was an American writer who worked as a newspaper editor and in public relations. Halsted also wrote two children's books published in the 1930s. She was the eldest child and only daughter of the U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt and assisted him as his advisor during World War II.

  66. Jim Bridenstine

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    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    In 2009 graduated with Master of Business Administration
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    politicianmilitary officerconsultant
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    James Frederick Bridenstine is an American politician who served as the 13th Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Bridenstine was the United States Representative for Oklahoma's 1st congressional district, based in Tulsa from January 3, 2013, to April 23, 2018. He is a member of the Republican Party. Bridenstine currently works in the private sector and holds positions at Voyager Space Holdings, Viasat, and Acorn Growth Companies.

  67. Thomas Nagel

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    1937-.. (age 84)
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    philosopheruniversity teacherwriter
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    Thomas Nagel is an American philosopher. He is a University Professor of Philosophy and Law, Emeritus, at New York University, where he taught from 1980 to 2016. His main areas of philosophical interest are legal philosophy, political philosophy, and ethics.

  68. Steve Pieczenik

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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    psychiatristscience fiction writernovelist
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    Steve R. Pieczenik is Cuban-born American author, publisher, conspiracy theorist psychiatrist, and a former consultant for the United States Department of State.

  69. Gad Saad

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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
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    YouTuberpolitical scientist
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    Gad Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychologist and professor in the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University who is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour. He also writes a blog for Psychology Today, and hosts a YouTube channel titled "The Saad Truth".

  70. Mark Kirk

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    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    In 1981 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerlawyercongressional staff
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    Mark Steven Kirk is a retired American politician and attorney who served as the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2010 to 2017. A member of the Republican Party, Kirk was previously a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Illinois's 10th congressional district. Kirk calls himself a social liberal and fiscal conservative.

  71. Vera Rubin

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    1928-2016 (aged 88)
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    astronomerphysicist
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    Vera Florence Cooper Rubin was an American astronomer who pioneered work on galaxy rotation rates. She uncovered the discrepancy between the predicted angular motion of galaxies and the observed motion, by studying galactic rotation curves. This phenomenon became known as the galaxy rotation problem, and was evidence of the existence of dark matter. Although initially met with skepticism, Rubin's results were confirmed over subsequent decades. Her legacy was described by The New York Times as "ushering in a Copernican-scale change" in cosmological theory.

  72. Kate Snow

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    1969-.. (age 52)
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    journalist
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    Kate Snow is an American television journalist for NBC News, serving as Senior National Correspondent to various NBC platforms, including Today, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and MSNBC. Snow also anchors the Sunday edition of NBC Nightly News, and frequently substitutes for the weekday broadcast.

  73. Hubert Reeves

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    1932-.. (age 89)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Graduated with doctorate
    Occupations
    science communicatorastrophysicistscience writer
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    Hubert Reeves, is a Canadian astrophysicist and popularizer of science.

  74. Edmund Muskie

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    Years
    1914-1996 (aged 82)
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    politicianmilitary officerlawyerdiplomat
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    Edmund Sixtus Muskie was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 58th United States Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter, a United States Senator from Maine from 1959 to 1980, the 64th Governor of Maine from 1955 to 1959, and a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 1946 to 1951. He was the Democratic Party's candidate for Vice President of the United States in the 1968 presidential election, alongside Hubert Humphrey.

  75. Alan Keyes

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    radio personalitydiplomatpoliticianwriter
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    Alan Lee Keyes is an American conservative political activist, pundit, author, perennial candidate, and former ambassador.

  76. Robert Moog

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    1934-2005 (aged 71)
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    inventorengineeruniversity teachermusicianmusical instrument maker
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    Robert Arthur Moog was an American engineering physicist and pioneer of electronic music. He was the founder of Moog Music and the inventor of the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, debuted in 1964. This was followed in 1970 by a more portable model, the Minimoog, described as the most famous and influential synthesizer in history.

  77. Thelma Schoonmaker

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    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    film editor
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    Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker is an American film editor, known for her over fifty years of work with director Martin Scorsese. She started working with Scorsese on his debut feature film Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), and edited all of Scorsese's films since Raging Bull (1980). Schoonmaker has received eight Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing, and has won three times—for Raging Bull (1980), The Aviator (2004), and The Departed (2006), which were all Scorsese-directed films.

  78. Gary Bettman

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    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    lawyerNHL Commissioner
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    Gary Bruce Bettman is the commissioner of the National Hockey League (NHL), a post he has held since February 1, 1993. Previously, Bettman was a senior vice president and general counsel to the National Basketball Association (NBA). Bettman is a graduate of Cornell University and New York University School of Law. Bettman was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018.

  79. Ronald D. Moore

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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
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    screenwriteractorbasketball playerfilm directorwriter
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    Ronald Dowl Moore is an American screenwriter and television producer. He is best known for his work on Star Trek; on the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica television series, for which he won a Peabody Award and an Emmy Award; and on Outlander, based on the novels of Diana Gabaldon. In 2019, he created and wrote the series For All Mankind for Apple TV+.

  80. George Friedman

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    1949-.. (age 72)
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    geopoliticianpolitical scientistwriterbusinessperson
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    George Friedman is a Hungarian-born U.S. geopolitical forecaster, and strategist on international affairs. He is the founder and chairman of Geopolitical Futures, an online publication that analyzes and forecasts the course of global events. Prior to founding Geopolitical Futures, he was chairman of its predecessor Stratfor, the private intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996.

  81. José Serra

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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    economistpoliticianwriter
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    José Serra Chirico is a Brazilian politician who has served as a Congressman, Senator, Minister of Planning, Minister of Health, Mayor of São Paulo, Governor of São Paulo state, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Brazil.

  82. Thomas Midgley

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    1889-1944 (aged 55)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    In 1911 studied mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    chemistinventorengineer
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    Thomas Midgley Jr. was an American mechanical and chemical engineer. He played a major role in developing leaded gasoline (Tetraethyllead) and some of the first chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), better known in the USA by the brand name Freon; both products were later banned from common use due to concerns about their impact on human health and the environment. He was granted more than 100 patents over the course of his career.

  83. Sister Souljah

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    writerautobiographerrappersongwriterfilm producer
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    Sister Souljah is an American author, activist, musician, and film producer. She gained prominence for Bill Clinton's criticism of her remarks about race in the United States during the 1992 presidential campaign. Clinton's well-known repudiation of her comments led to what is now known in American politics as a Sister Souljah moment.

  84. Christopher Rich

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm producer
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    Christopher Rich Wilson is an American actor, best known for his roles on Murphy Brown, Reba, and Boston Legal.

  85. Art Fleming

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    1924-1995 (aged 71)
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    military officerradio personalityactor
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    Arthur Fleming Fazzin was an American actor and television host. He was the host of the first version of the television game show Jeopardy!, which aired on NBC from 1964 until 1975.

  86. Barry Voight

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    1937-.. (age 84)
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    geologistvolcanologist
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    Barry Voight is an American geologist, volcanologist, author, and engineer. After earning his Ph.D. at Columbia University, Voight worked as a professor of geology at several universities, including Pennsylvania State University, where he taught from 1964 until his retirement in 2005. He remains an emeritus professor there and still conducts research, focusing on rock mechanics, plate tectonics, disaster prevention, and geotechnical engineering.

  87. Margaret Bourke-White

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    1904-1971 (aged 67)
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    photographerwar photographerphotojournalistjournalist
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    Margaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry under the Soviet's five-year plan, the first American female war photojournalist, and having one of her photographs (the construction of Fort Peck Dam) on the cover of the first issue of Life magazine. She died of Parkinson's disease about eighteen years after developing symptoms.

  88. Rob Manfred

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    Commissioner of Baseball
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    Robert D. Manfred Jr. is an American lawyer and business executive who is the tenth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball. He previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball (MLB) and succeeded Bud Selig as Commissioner on January 25, 2015.

  89. Gordon G. Chang

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    1951-.. (age 70)
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    juristlawyerjournalist
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    Gordon Guthrie Chang is a columnist, author, and lawyer. He is widely known for his book The Coming Collapse of China.

  90. Adolphe Menjou

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    1890-1963 (aged 73)
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    character actorstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
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    Adolphe Jean Menjou was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charlie Chaplin's A Woman of Paris, where he played the lead role; Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory with Kirk Douglas; Ernst Lubitsch's The Marriage Circle; The Sheik with Rudolph Valentino; Morocco with Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper; and A Star Is Born with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, and was nominated for an Academy Award for The Front Page in 1931.

  91. André Balazs

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    1957-.. (age 64)
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    hotel manager
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    André Tomes Balazs is an American businessman and hotelier. He is president and chief executive officer of André Balazs Properties, a portfolio of hotels across the United States and residences in New York, especially in New York City.

  92. Debito Arudou

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    writer
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    Debito Arudou is an American-born Japanese writer, blogger, and human rights activist. He was born in the United States and became a naturalized Japanese citizen in 2000.

  93. John Mearsheimer

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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Cornell University
    Graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
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    military officerpolitical scientistuniversity teacherwriter
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    John Joseph Mearsheimer is an American political scientist and international relations scholar, who belongs to the realist school of thought. He is the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago.

  94. Charles Everett Koop

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    1916-2013 (aged 97)
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    physicianpediatric surgeon
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    Charles Everett Koop was an American pediatric surgeon and public health administrator. He was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan from 1982 to 1989. According to the Associated Press, "Koop was the only surgeon general to become a household name."

  95. James Altucher

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    podcasterbloggerfund manager
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    James Altucher is an American hedge-fund manager, author, podcaster and entrepreneur who has founded or cofounded over 20 companies. He has published 20 books and he is a contributor to publications including The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post.

  96. Michelle Rhee

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    1969-.. (age 52)
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    teacher
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    Michelle Ann Rhee is an American educator and advocate for education reform. She was Chancellor of District of Columbia Public Schools from 2007 to 2010. In late 2010, she founded StudentsFirst, a non-profit organization that works on education reform.

  97. Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    lawyeruniversity teacher
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    Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw is an American lawyer, civil rights advocate, philosopher, and a leading scholar of critical race theory who developed the theory of intersectionality. She is a full-time professor at the UCLA School of Law and Columbia Law School, where she specializes in race and gender issues. Crenshaw is also the founder of Columbia Law School's Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies (CISPS) and the African American Policy Forum (AAPF), as well as the president of the Berlin-based Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ). Crenshaw is known for the introduction and development of intersectionality, the theory of how overlapping or intersecting social identities, particularly minority identities, relate to systems and structures of oppression, domination, or discrimination. Her scholarship was also essential in the development of intersectional feminism which examines the overlapping systems of oppression and discrimination to which women are subject due to their ethnicity, sexuality and economic background.

  98. Elissa Slotkin

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    1976-.. (age 45)
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    civil servantpolitician
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    Elissa Blair Slotkin is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Michigan's 8th congressional district since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served as a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) analyst and Department of Defense official. Her district is based in Lansing, and stretches into the outer northern and western suburbs of Detroit.

  99. Robert Tappan Morris

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    computer scientistprofessor
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    Robert Tappan Morris is an American computer scientist and entrepreneur. He is best known for creating the Morris worm in 1988, considered the first computer worm on the Internet.

  100. Mark Hyman

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    medical writer
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    Mark Adam Hyman is an American physician and New York Times best-selling author. He is the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center and was a columnist for The Huffington Post. Hyman was a regular contributor to the Katie Couric Show, until the show's cancellation in 2013. He writes a blog called ‘’The Doctor’s Farmacy’’ on the Internet, which examines many topics related to human health and welfare.