100 Notable alumni of
University of North Texas

The University of North Texas is 315th in the world, 137th in North America, and 131st in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of North Texas sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Stone Cold Steve Austin
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    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorprofessional wrestlerpodcastervoice actor
    Biography

    Steve Austin is an American actor, producer, television host, podcast host, and retired professional wrestler, who competed under the name Stone Cold Steve Austin. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential professional wrestlers of all time. Austin was integral to the success of the Attitude Era in the WWF, an industry boom period in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

  2. Roy Orbison

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    Roy Orbison
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-1988 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    singermusicianguitaristcomposersongwriter
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    Roy Kelton Orbison was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. His music was described by critics as operatic, earning him the nicknames "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". Many of Orbison's songs conveyed vulnerability at a time when most male rock-and-roll performers chose to project defiant masculinity. He performed while standing motionless and wearing black clothes to match his dyed black hair and dark sunglasses, which he wore to counter his shyness and stage fright.

  3. Meat Loaf

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    Meat Loaf
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    actormusiciansinger-songwriterrecord producerguitarist
    Biography

    Michael Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, is an American singer and actor. He is noted for his powerful, wide-ranging voice and theatrical live shows. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy—Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell II: Back into Hell, and Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose—has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. More than four decades after its release, the first album still sells an estimated 200,000 copies annually and stayed on the charts for over nine years, making it one of the best-selling albums in history.

  4. Norah Jones

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    Norah Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actorpianistsinger-songwriterjazz musiciansinger
    Biography

    Norah Jones is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She has won multiple awards and her albums have sold more than 50 million records worldwide. Billboard named her the top jazz artist of the 2000s decade. She has won nine Grammy Awards and was ranked 60th on Billboard magazine's artists of the 2000s decade chart.

  5. Don Henley

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    Don Henley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    singercomposermusiciandrummerpianist
    Biography

    Donald Hugh Henley is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and a founding member of the Eagles. He was the drummer and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles from 1971 until the band broke up in 1980, and has reprised those duties for the group's reunions since 1994. Henley sang the lead vocals on Eagles hits such as "Witchy Woman", "Desperado", "Best of My Love", "One of These Nights", "Hotel California", "Life in the Fast Lane", "The Long Run" and "Get Over It".

  6. Thomas Sadoski

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    Thomas Sadoski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Thomas Christian Sadoski is an American stage, film, and television actor. He is best known for his roles as Don Keefer in the HBO series The Newsroom and as Matt Short in the sitcom television series Life in Pieces.

  7. Maren Morris

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    Maren Morris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    songwritersingerlyricistrecord producerrecording artist
    Biography

    Maren Larae Morris is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has released two studio albums. Her 2015 extended play, Maren Morris, charted on two Billboard charts. Her major label debut album, Hero, reached number five on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the Top Country Albums chart, and was certified platinum in the United States. Morris is also a member of the Highwomen, a group also consisting of Brandi Carlile, Amanda Shires and Natalie Hemby.

  8. Peter Weller

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    Peter Weller
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    actordirectorfilm actortelevision actorteacher
    Biography

    Peter Frederick Weller is an American film and stage actor, television director, and art historian.

  9. Thomas Haden Church

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    Thomas Haden Church
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    comedianfilm actortelevision actorscreenwriterradio personality
    Biography

    Thomas Haden Church is an American actor, director, and writer. After co-starring in the 1990s sitcom Wings and playing the lead for two seasons in Ned & Stacey, Church became known for his film work, including his Academy Award-nominated performance in Sideways, his characterization of the Sandman in Spider-Man 3 and his role of Lyle van de Groot in George of the Jungle. He also made his directorial debut with Rolling Kansas.

  10. Pat Boone

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    Pat Boone
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    singersinger-songwritercomposerfilm actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Patrick Charles Eugene Boone is an American singer, composer, actor, writer, television personality, motivational speaker, and spokesman. He was a successful pop singer in the United States during the 1950s and early 1960s. He sold more than 45 million records, had 38 Top 40 hits, and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood films.

  11. Anne Rice

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    Anne Rice
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    writernovelistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Anne Rice is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotic literature. She is best known for her series of novels The Vampire Chronicles, which revolve around the central character Lestat. Books from The Vampire Chronicles were the subject of two film adaptations—Interview with the Vampire (1994) and Queen of the Damned (2002).

  12. Joan Blondell

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    Joan Blondell
    Born in
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    Years
    1906-1979 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    actorbeauty pageant contestantmodelstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in film and television for half a century.

  13. Adel al-Jubeir

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    Adel al-Jubeir
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    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir is a Saudi diplomat who is the former Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs and the current Saudi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. He is the second person not belonging to the House of Saud to hold the office, after Ibrahim bin Abdullah Al Suwaiyel. He previously served as the Saudi Ambassador to the United States from 2007 to 2015, and was also a foreign policy advisor to King Abdullah.

  14. Lecrae

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    Lecrae
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    musicianpoetmusic artistactorrapper
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    Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, music executive, actor, and entrepreneur. He is the president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records, was the co-founder and president of the now-defunct non-profit organization ReachLife Ministries, is an investor and co-owner of the audio production software MXD, and is a co-founder of the film production studio 3 Strand Films. To date, he has released ten studio albums and three mixtapes as a solo artist, and has released three studio albums, a remix album, one EP, and numerous singles as the leader of the hip hop group 116 Clique. He produced much of his earlier material along with other early Reach Records releases. Lecrae, in reference to his label as a Christian rapper, has stated that his music is just hip hop, though it reflects his Christian faith. In May 2016, Lecrae signed to Columbia Records in a joint deal between his label and Columbia. He left Columbia in May 2020.

  15. Christopher Sabat

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    Christopher Sabat
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    voice actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Christopher Robin Sabat is an American voice actor, voice director, ADR engineer, and line producer working for Funimation and OkraTron 5000.

  16. Phyllis George

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    Phyllis George
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-2020 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    businesspersonactorsports commentatorbeauty pageant contestantmodel
    Biography

    Phyllis Ann George was an American businesswoman, actress, and sportscaster. In 1975, George was hired as a reporter and co-host of the CBS Sports pre-show The NFL Today, becoming one of the first women to hold an on-air position in national televised sports broadcasting. She also served as the First Lady of Kentucky from 1979 to 1983.

  17. Ann Sheridan

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    Ann Sheridan
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1915-1967 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
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    Clara Lou "Ann" Sheridan was an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles in the films San Quentin (1937), Angels with Dirty Faces (1938), They Drive by Night (1940), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Kings Row (1942), Nora Prentiss (1947), and I Was a Male War Bride (1949).

  18. Erin Cummings

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    Erin Cummings
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
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    Erin Lynn Cummings is an American actress and online film pundit. She has appeared in the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, Charmed, Dante's Cove, The Bold and the Beautiful, Cold Case, Dollhouse, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, and Detroit 1-8-7. She's an occasional co-host on The John Campea Show, a series of commentaries about film updates.

  19. Kevin Von Erich

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    Kevin Von Erich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Kevin Ross Adkisson is an American former professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Kevin Von Erich. A member of the Von Erich Family, Von Erich is best known for his appearances with his father's World Class Championship Wrestling promotion. He is a six-time world champion, having held the WCWA World Heavyweight Championship.

  20. Sean Schemmel

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    Sean Schemmel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    voice actorstage actorscreenwritermusician
    Biography

    Sean Schemmel is an American voice actor, ADR director and screenwriter who has worked for Funimation, OkraTron 5000, NYAV Post, 4K Media Inc., Central Park Media, and DuArt Film and Video. He has provided voices for English adaptations of Japanese anime, as well as various other animated series and video games. His most notable voice role has been the adult version of Goku in the Funimation dub of the Dragon Ball franchise.

  21. Cara Santa Maria

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    Cara Santa Maria
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    biologistneuroscientistjournalistpodcasterscience communicator
    Biography

    Cara Louise Santa Maria is an American science communicator. She hosts the podcast Talk Nerdy and co-hosts The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe podcast, and was a co-host of TechKnow on Al Jazeera America.

  22. Jake Pavelka

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    Jake Pavelka
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotaerospace engineerengineeractorAmerican football player
    Biography

    Jacob Lynn "Jake" Pavelka is an American television personality, pilot, actor, and model who appeared on six reality TV programs, most notably The Bachelor.

  23. Mickey Jones

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    Mickey Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2018 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractormusician
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    Mickey Jones was an American musician and actor. He played drums with acts such as Trini Lopez and Bob Dylan, with whom he played on his 1966 world tour. He became a founding member of The First Edition with singer Kenny Rogers, and played on all of their albums. Overall, Jones played on 17 gold records from his musical career of over two decades.

  24. Bill Moyers

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    Bill Moyers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Billy Don Moyers is an American journalist and political commentator. He served as the ninth White House Press Secretary under the Johnson administration from 1965 to 1967. He also worked as a network TV news commentator for ten years. Moyers has been extensively involved with public broadcasting, producing documentaries and news journal programs. He has won numerous awards and honorary degrees for his investigative journalism and civic activities. He has become well known as a trenchant critic of the corporately structured U.S. news media.

  25. Sue Ane Langdon

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    Sue Ane Langdon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Sue Ane Langdon is an American actress. She has appeared in dozens of television series and had featured roles in films like A Guide for the Married Man and The Cheyenne Social Club, both directed by Gene Kelly, as well as The Rounders opposite Henry Fonda and Glenn Ford and a pair of Elvis Presley movies, Roustabout and Frankie and Johnny.

  26. Brina Palencia

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    Brina Palencia
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    film actorstage actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Brina Michelle Palencia is an American voice and television actress. She has voiced a number of English-language versions of characters featured in anime.

  27. James Hampton

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    James Hampton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwritertelevision directortelevision actor
    Biography

    James Wade Hampton was an American actor, television director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his TV roles such as Private Hannibal Shirley Dobbs on F Troop (1965–1967), and Leroy B. Simpson on The Doris Day Show (1968–1969), Love, American Style (1969–1974), and his movie roles such as Caretaker in The Longest Yard (1974), Howard Clemmons in Hawmps! (1976), Harold Howard in Teen Wolf (1985), and Jerry Woolridge in Sling Blade (1996).

  28. Joe Greene

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    Joe Greene
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    actorAmerican football playertelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Charles Edward Greene, better known as "Mean" Joe Greene, is an American former professional football player who was a defensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL) from 1969 to 1981. A recipient of two NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards, five first-team All-Pro selections, and ten Pro Bowl appearances, Greene is widely considered to be one of the greatest defensive linemen to play in the NFL. He was noted for his leadership, fierce competitiveness, and intimidating style of play for which he earned his nickname.

  29. Clint Lorance

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    Clint Lorance
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Clint Allen Lorance is a former United States Army officer who is known for having been convicted and pardoned for war crimes.

  30. Kyle Hebert

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    Kyle Hebert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    voice actorpodcasterdisc jockey
    Biography

    Kyle Henry Hebert is an American voice actor and DJ who works for anime and video game series, such as the teenage/adult Gohan and the narrator in the Funimation dub of the Dragon Ball series, Sōsuke Aizen in Bleach, Ryu in the Street Fighter video game series, Kiba Inuzuka in Naruto, Kamina in Gurren Lagann, Ryuji Suguro in Blue Exorcist, Noriaki Kakyoin in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, and Fat Gum in My Hero Academia.

  31. Lyle Mays

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    Lyle Mays
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-2020 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    pianistorganistcomposerjazz musician
    Biography

    Lyle David Mays was an American jazz pianist, composer, and member of the Pat Metheny Group. Metheny and Mays composed and arranged nearly all of the group's music, for which Mays won eleven Grammy Awards.

  32. Justin Briner

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    Justin Briner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    voice actor
    Biography

    Justin Briner is an American voice actor. He has provided voices for English-language versions of Japanese anime films and television series with Funimation. He is best known for his roles as Mikaela Hyakuya in Seraph of the End, Maki Katsuragi in Stars Align, Qwenthur Barbotage in Heavy Object, Izuku "Deku" Midoriya in My Hero Academia, Alfonso San Valiante in Garo: The Animation, Kensuke Hanasaki in Trickster, Ichi in the game Cibele, Sho Kusakabe from Fire Force and Hanako-kun from Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun.

  33. David Hungate

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    David Hungate
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    bassistmusician
    Biography

    William David Hungate is a bass guitarist, producer, and arranger noted as a member of Los Angeles pop-rock band Toto from 1976 to 1982 and again from 2014 to 2015. Along with most of his Toto bandmates, Hungate did sessions on a number of hit albums of the 1970s, including Boz Scaggs's Silk Degrees and Alice Cooper's From the Inside.

  34. Lou Marini

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    Lou Marini
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    composerclarinetistsaxophonistjazz musicianrecord producer
    Biography

    Louis William Marini Jr., known as "Blue Lou" Marini, is an American saxophonist, arranger, and composer. He is best known for his work in jazz, rock, blues, and soul music, as well as his association with The Blues Brothers.

  35. Carmen Cusack

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    Carmen Cusack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    singeractor
    Biography

    Carmen Cusack is an American musical theater actress and singer. She is known for playing Elphaba in the Chicago, North American Tour, and Melbourne productions of the musical Wicked and for originating the role of Alice Murphy in the Broadway musical Bright Star.

  36. Gregg Bissonette

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    Gregg Bissonette
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    drummerjazz musicianstudio musician
    Biography

    Gregg Bissonette is an American drummer in jazz and rock. He was a member of the David Lee Roth band and is the brother of bassist Matt Bissonette.

  37. John Abercrombie

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    John Abercrombie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2017 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    guitaristjazz musicianjazz guitaristcomposermandolinist
    Biography

    John Laird Abercrombie was an American jazz guitarist. His work explored jazz fusion, free jazz, and avant-garde jazz. Abercrombie studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He was known for his understated style and his work with organ trios.

  38. Alexis Tipton

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    Alexis Tipton
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    voice actoractorsingertelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Alexis Tipton is an American voice actress and ADR director affiliated with Funimation. She has provided voices for English-language versions of anime films and television series. Some of her notable roles include Sun Seto in My Bride is a Mermaid, Musubi in Sekirei, Mizuki Himeji in Baka and Test, Millianna in Fairy Tail, Moka Akashiya in Rosario + Vampire, Lala Satalin Deviluke in the To Love Ru series, Honey in Space Dandy, Kurumi Tokisaki in Date A Live, Kaguya Shinomiya in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War, Anya Hepburn in Soul Eater Not!, Inori Yuzuriha in Guilty Crown, Mei Hatsume in My Hero Academia, Kid Trunks in Dragon Ball Super, and Sister Iris in Fire Force.

  39. Jim Marrs

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    Jim Marrs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-2017 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    writerufologistjournalistnon-fiction writerconspiracy theorist
    Biography

    Jim Marrs, born James Farrell Marrs Jr., was an American newspaper journalist and New York Times best-selling author of books and articles on a wide range of alleged cover-ups and conspiracies. Marrs was a prominent figure in the JFK assassination conspiracy theories community and his 1989 book Crossfire was a source for Oliver Stone's 1991 film JFK. He wrote books asserting the existence of government conspiracies regarding aliens, 9/11, telepathy, and secret societies. He began his career as a news reporter in the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metroplex and taught a class on the assassination of John F. Kennedy at University of Texas at Arlington for 30 years. Marrs was a member of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth.

  40. Aaron Dismuke

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    Aaron Dismuke
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    voice actoractortelevision actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Aaron Mitchell Dismuke is an American voice actor, ADR director and script writer for Funimation. He is known for his role as Alphonse Elric in the English dub for Fullmetal Alchemist, whom he voiced when he was 12 years old. He is also known for his directorial work for the English dubs of Nanbaka, Shomin Sample, Tsugumomo, Cheer Boys, Black Clover, Dr Stone and Luck and Logic.

  41. Ray Wylie Hubbard

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    Ray Wylie Hubbard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    musiciansongwritersinger
    Biography

    Ray Wylie Hubbard is an American singer and songwriter.

  42. David Hanson

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    David Hanson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    sculptorresearcherchief executive officer
    Biography

    David Hanson Jr. is an American roboticist who is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hanson Robotics, a Hong Kong-based robotics company founded in 2013. However, a number of AI experts have come out in sharp criticism of what they have called deceitful and opportunistic promotion by the company.

  43. William Basinski

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    William Basinski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    William Basinski is an American avant-garde composer based in New York City. He is also a clarinetist, saxophonist, sound artist, and video artist.

  44. Tom Malone

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    Tom Malone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansaxophonistmusician
    Biography

    Thomas "Bones" Malone is an American jazz musician, arranger, and producer. As his nickname implies, he specializes on the trombone but he also plays saxophone, trumpet, tuba, flute, and bass guitar. He has been a member of The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live Band, and the CBS Orchestra, the house band for the Late Show with David Letterman.

  45. Mark Matejka

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    Mark Matejka
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    guitarist
    Biography

    Vincent Mark "Sparky" Matejka is an American Southern rock guitarist. He joined Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2006, replacing Hughie Thomasson who had left to reform Outlaws. He first played with the band on their Christmas Time Again album in 2000 and was credited with guitar and vocals.

  46. Christopher Young

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    Christopher Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    composermusicianmusic pedagoguefilm score composer
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    Christopher Young is an American composer and orchestrator of film and television scores.

  47. Robert Longo

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    Robert Longo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    film directorpaintersculptordrawerphotographer
    Biography

    Robert Longo is a Pictures Generation American artist, filmmaker, photographer and musician. Longo became first well known in the 1980s for his Men in the Cities drawing and print series, which depict sharply dressed men and women writhing in contorted emotion.

  48. Trina Nishimura

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    Trina Nishimura
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    voice actor
    Biography

    Trina Nishimura is an American Voice actress who has worked primarily with Funimation. She is known for the voice of Mikasa Ackerman on Attack on Titan.

  49. Larry Pine

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    Larry Pine
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Larry Pine is an American actor.

  50. Joseph L. Lengyel

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    Joseph L. Lengyel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    military leader
    Biography

    Joseph Lauren Lengyel is a retired United States Air Force four-star general who last served as the 28th chief of the National Guard Bureau from August 2016 to August 2020. As chief, he was responsible for ensuring that nearly 460,000 Army National Guard and Air National Guard personnel are accessible, capable and ready to protect the homeland and to provide combat capabilities to the United States Army and the United States Air Force. Lengyel is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours primarily in the F-16.

  51. Bob Dorough

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    Bob Dorough
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    Years
    1923-2018 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    singersongwriterjazz musicianpianistrecord producer
    Biography

    Robert Lrod Dorough was an American bebop and cool jazz vocalist, pianist, composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Dorough became famous as the composer and performer of songs in the series Schoolhouse Rock! as well as for his work with Miles Davis, Blossom Dearie, and others.

  52. Jeff Coffin

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    Jeff Coffin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    bandleadercomposerconductorjazz musician
    Biography

    Jeff Coffin is a saxophonist, composer, and educator. He is a three-time Grammy Award winner as a member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, with whom he performed from 1997 until 2010. In July 2008, Coffin began touring with Dave Matthews Band and joined the group in 2009 following the death of founding member LeRoi Moore. He also leads his group Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet.

  53. Herb Ellis

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    Herb Ellis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2010 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    guitaristjazz musicianjazz guitarist
    Biography

    Mitchell Herbert Ellis, known professionally as Herb Ellis, was an American jazz guitarist. During the 1950s, he was in a trio with pianist Oscar Peterson.

  54. Michael League

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    Michael League
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    composerguitarist
    Biography

    Michael League is an American composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the bandleader of New York-based instrumental band Snarky Puppy and the international music ensemble Bokanté. He also founded the band Forq with keyboardist Henry Hey, and is also an owner and founder of the record label GroundUP Music. League has won four Grammy Awards.

  55. Michael C. Burgess

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    Michael C. Burgess
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in the University of North Texas
    In 1972 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    In 1976 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    politiciangynaecologistobstetricianphysician
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    Michael Clifton Burgess is an American physician and politician representing Texas's 26th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is anchored in Denton County, a suburban county north of Dallas and Fort Worth.

  56. Brandon Rogers

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    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    singer
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    Brandon Rogers is an American singer who has worked as a professional backup vocalist, and who was the 12th place finalist on the sixth season of American Idol. He co-wrote "Happy Little Pill" for Troye Sivan and "I Built a Friend" with Alec Benjamin.

  57. Jason Sutter

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    1969-.. (age 52)
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    musician
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    Jason Sutter is an American musician and drummer currently based in Los Angeles, California.

  58. Jim Hightower

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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    radio personalityjournalistpolitician
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    James Allen Hightower is an American syndicated columnist, progressive political activist, and author. From 1983 to 1991 he served as the elected commissioner of the Texas Department of Agriculture.

  59. Dewey Redman

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    1931-2006 (aged 75)
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    clarinetistcomposerjazz musiciansaxophonist
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    Walter Dewey Redman was an American saxophonist who performed free jazz as a bandleader and with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett.

  60. Scott Kurtz

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    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    cartoonistcomics artist
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    Scott R. Kurtz is an American webcomic artist. Known for creating the daily online comic-strip PvP, Kurtz is among the first professional webcomic creators.

  61. Michael Milhoan

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    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
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    Michael Milhoan is an American actor.

  62. Craig Robertson

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    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Craig Robertson is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Robertson played college football at North Texas.

  63. Michael Daugherty

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposermusicologistteacher
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    Michael Kevin Daugherty is an American composer, pianist, and teacher. He is influenced by popular culture, Romanticism, and Postmodernism. Daugherty's notable works include his Superman comic book-inspired Metropolis Symphony for Orchestra (1988–93), Dead Elvis for Solo Bassoon and Chamber Ensemble (1993), Jackie O (1997), Niagara Falls for Symphonic Band (1997), UFO for Solo Percussion and Orchestra (1999) and for Symphonic Band (2000), Bells for Stokowski from Philadelphia Stories for Orchestra (2001) and for Symphonic Band (2002), Fire and Blood for Solo Violin and Orchestra (2003) inspired by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Time Machine for Three Conductors and Orchestra (2003), Ghost Ranch for Orchestra (2005), Deus ex Machina for Piano and Orchestra (2007), Labyrinth of Love for Soprano and Chamber Winds (2012), American Gothic for Orchestra (2013), and Tales of Hemingway for Cello and Orchestra (2015). Daugherty has been described by The Times (London) as "a master icon maker" with a "maverick imagination, fearless structural sense and meticulous ear."

  64. Shara Nova

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    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    composersingerpianistmusician
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    Shara Nova is the lead singer and songwriter for My Brightest Diamond. As a composer she is most recognized for her choral compositions and the baroque chamber opera "You Us We All". New music composers Sarah Kirkland Snider, David Lang, Steve Mackey and Bryce Dessner have composed pieces for Nova's voice. She has recorded as a guest vocalist with David Byrne, Laurie Anderson, The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Jedi Mind Tricks, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Stateless as well as extensive collaborations with visual artists Matthew Ritchie and Matthew Barney. She was formerly the frontwoman of AwRY. On March 3, 2016, Shara legally changed her last name from Worden to Nova after divorcing her ex-husband, to whom she had been married most of her adult life.

  65. Steve Turre

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    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguejazz musician
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    Stephen Johnson Turre is an American jazz trombonist and a pioneer of using seashells as instruments, a composer, arranger, and educator at the collegiate-conservatory level. For fifty-seven years, Turre has been active in jazz, rock, and Latin jazz – in live venues, recording studios, television, and cinema production.

  66. David Ono

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    20th Century
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    journalist
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    David Ono is a Japanese American filmmaker and news anchor for KABC-TV Channel 7 in Los Angeles, California. He is the co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 and 6 p.m. with Ellen Leyva. He also fills in for co-anchor Marc Brown at 5 and 11 P.M.

  67. Greg Edmonson

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    20th Century
    Occupations
    film score composercomposer
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    Greg Edmonson is a music composer for television and movies. He is primarily known for composing the soundtrack to the cult TV series Firefly. He is also the composer for the first three games in the Uncharted video game series, and for a number of episodes of the American animated sitcom King of the Hill.

  68. Ari Hoenig

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    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    drummerjazz musician
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    Ari Hoenig is an American jazz drummer, composer, and educator.

  69. Patricia Racette

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    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    singeropera singer
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    Patricia Lynn Racette is an American operatic soprano. A winner of the Richard Tucker Award in 1998, she has been a regular presence at major opera houses internationally. Racette has enjoyed long-term partnerships with the San Francisco Opera, where she has been a regular performer since 1989, and with the Metropolitan Opera, where she has performed since 1995. Also active on the concert stage, Racette has appeared with many of the world's leading orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. She also received the award for Best Opera Recording for her performance in the Los Angeles Opera's production of The Ghosts of Versailles at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.

  70. Taher al-Masri

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    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Taher Nashat al-Masri is a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who served as Prime Minister of Jordan from 19 June 1991 to 21 November 1991. He opposed the invasion of Iraq but reportedly wanted the Americans to stay in Iraq and keep it "out of the hands of the fundamentalists".

  71. Zach Woodlee

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    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    choreographer
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    Zach Woodlee is an American choreographer and dancer. He was choreographer and co-producer of the TV series Glee. He has choreographed many other films such as Hairspray and Bedtime Stories.

  72. Billy Harper

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    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguejazz musiciansaxophonist
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    Billy Harper is an American jazz saxophonist, "one of a generation of Coltrane-influenced tenor saxophonists" with a distinctively stern, hard-as-nails sound on his instrument.

  73. Jon Button

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    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    double-bassist
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    Jon Button is an American bass player born in Fairbanks, Alaska, and based in Los Angeles, California. Button has played on commercial, film and television scores and toured with a number of well-known artists. He plays both electric and upright string bass.

  74. Sara Hickman

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    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    singersongwriterguitarist
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    Sara Hickman is an American rock/folk/pop/children's music singer, songwriter, and artist.

  75. Fareed Haque

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    1963-.. (age 58)
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    musicianuniversity teacherjazz guitaristjazz musician
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    Fareed Haque is an American jazz guitarist.

  76. Marvin Peterson

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    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    composertrumpeterjazz musician
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    Hannibal Lokumbe is an American jazz trumpeter.

  77. Sarah M. Broom

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    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writer
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    Sarah Monique Broom is an American writer. Her first book, The Yellow House (2019), received the National Book Award for Nonfiction.

  78. Steven Fromholz

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    1945-2014 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    songwriter
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    Steven John Fromholz was an American entertainer, singer-songwriter who was selected as the Poet Laureate of Texas for 2007.

  79. John Giannini

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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
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    John Manfredo Giannini is an American college basketball coach. He served as the head men's basketball coach at Rowan University from 1989 to 1996, the University of Maine from 1996 to 2004, and La Salle University from 2004 to 2018. Giannini led Rowan to an NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament championship in 1996.

  80. Susan Kihika

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    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Susan Wakarura Kihika, is a Kenyan lawyer and politician, who is the current Senator for Nakuru County. She was elected to that position in 2017. Prior to that, she served as the first female speaker of Nakuru County Assembly. Susan Kihika is also the President of the IPU Bureau of Women Parliamentarians.

  81. Dennis Irwin

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    1951-2008 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
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    Dennis Irwin was an American jazz double bassist. He toured and recorded with John Scofield and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra among others, and played on over 500 albums.

  82. Mason Fine

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    Mason Fine
    Years
    1997-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Mason Fine is an American football quarterback for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played his college career with the North Texas Mean Green.

  83. John Bernard Riley

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    music pedagoguejazz musician
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    John Bernard Riley is an American jazz drummer and educator. He has performed with Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, Bob Mintzer, Gary Peacock, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, Franck Amsallem, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, John Patitucci, and Bob Berg.

  84. James A. Pawelczyk

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    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    astronautprofessorswimmer
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    James Anthony "Jim" Pawelczyk is an American researcher of physiology and Kinesiology who flew aboard the NASA STS-90 Space Shuttle mission as a Payload Specialist.

  85. Kristopher Carter

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    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    composerfilm score composer
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    Kristopher Lee Carter is an American composer. He grew up in San Angelo, Texas and lives in Los Angeles, California.

  86. Pamela Rodríguez

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    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    singer
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    Pamela Rodríguez-Arnaiz Amianto is a Peruvian singer, a two-time Latin Grammy nominee. Her musical approach explores diverse genres such as pop, art rock, contemporary Peruvian music, and jazz. Her songs deal with social issues, the freedom of the human being and of women, and intimate themes.

  87. Genie Chance

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    1927-1998 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Genie Chance was an American journalist, radio broadcaster, and Alaska state politician. She is most well-known for her coverage of the 1964 Alaska earthquake, which netted her numerous journalism awards, and her contributions to Alaska legislation.

  88. Paul Varghese

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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    comedian
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    Paul Varghese is an American comedian and actor of Indian descent who appeared on the hit reality show Last Comic Standing 2, where he made it to the semi-finals. He taped his first full set for national television on March 8, 2007, for Comedy Central's Live at Gotham which aired July 13, 2007. He was a regular on the Pugs and Kelly radio show, noon-3 p.m. weekdays on Live 105.3/Free FM in Dallas when that radio station and show was still on the air.

  89. Ray Renfro

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    1929-1997 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Austin Raymond Renfro was an American professional football player. Renfro attended the University of North Texas and played in 12 NFL seasons from 1952–1963 for the Cleveland Browns. He is the father of former Houston Oilers and Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Mike Renfro. Ray died at the age of 67 and was interred at the Greenwood Memorial Park cemetery along with Lon Evans.

  90. Thomas Morgan

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    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    musician
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    Thomas Morgan is an American jazz bassist.

  91. John Carter

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    1929-1991 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    clarinetistsaxophonistmusic pedagoguejazz musician
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    John Wallace Carter was an American jazz clarinet, saxophone, and flute player.

  92. Marvin Stamm

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    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
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    Marvin Louis Stamm is an American jazz trumpeter.

  93. Alejandro Mendoza

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    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    politician
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    Alejandro "Alex" Mendoza is an American former Marine, owner of a lawn care business and democratic socialist politician from Dallas, Texas, who was the vice presidential nominee of Socialist Party USA in the 2012 elections. Mendoza, of Texas, ran with Stewart Alexander of California for president. Mendoza is currently serving as the State Chair for the Socialist Party of Texas.

  94. Craig Handy

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    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciansaxophonist
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    Craig Mitchell Handy is an American tenor saxophonist.

  95. Conrad Herwig

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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    composerjazz musicianuniversity teacher
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    Lee Conrad Herwig III an American jazz trombonist from New York City.

  96. Patrick Cobbs

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    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Stanley Patrick Cobbs is a former American football running back. He most recently was a member of the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at North Texas.

  97. Eden Brent

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    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    musicianpianistsinger
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    Eden Brent is an American musician on the independent Yellow Dog Records label. A blues pianist and vocalist, she combines boogie-woogie with elements of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and pop. Her vocal style has been compared to Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie and Aretha Franklin. She took lessons from Abie "Boogaloo" Ames, a traditional blues and boogie woogie piano player and eventually earned the nickname "Little Boogaloo."

  98. Craig Pilo

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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    drummerjazz musician
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    Craig Pilo is an American drummer who has performed with Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Maynard Ferguson, Edgar Winter, Deniece Williams, Pat Boone, the Red Elvises, and Player. The Los Angeles Music Awards named Pilo "Best Jazz Artist of 2007" for his debut album, Just Play.

  99. Morehshin Allahyari

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    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    new media artistartist
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    Morehshin Allahyari is an Iranian media artist, activist, and writer, based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work questions current political, socio-cultural, and gender norms, with a particular emphasis on exploring the relationship between technology and art activism. Allahyari’s artworks include 3D-printed objects, video, experimental animation, web art, and publications. She is most noted for her projects Material Speculation: ISIS (2016), which is a series of 3D-printed sculptural reconstructions of ancient artifacts destroyed by ISIS (2015–2016), and The 3D Additivist Manifesto and Cookbook (2015–2016). As a 2017 Research Resident at Eyebeam, Allahyari also worked on a project about Digital Colonialism; a term she has coined since 2015.

  100. Fred J. Eckert

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    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomat
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    Fred J. Eckert is an American politician and diplomat who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York's 30th congressional district for one term. A friend and political ally of Ronald Reagan, Eckert had previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to Fiji, Tonga, Kiribati, and Tuvalu.