Biography: S

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Can you name the people whose last name begins with 'S' when given their Biography Channel profiles?

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Biography Channel Profile'S' Person
With his landmark novel 'Catcher in the Rye,' he was one of the more influential 20th-century American writers.
He was an American physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio.
She is an American actress who starred in 'Thelma & Louise' and 'Dead Man Walking.' She is also an outspoken social and political activist.
He was a cartoonist best known for creating one of the world's most successful comic strips, Peanuts.
From the iconic 'Taxi Driver' to Academy Award-winner 'The Departed,' this director has produced some of the most memorable films in cinema history.
He was a Caldecott award-winning children's book author and illustrator best known for his book 'Where the Wild Things Are.'
She was a British writer who penned the famous tale 'Frankenstein' in 1818.
He was a Russian-American pioneer of aviation, credited with designing America's first helicopter.
She was one of the lead singers for the band Jefferson Airplane. She wrote the song 'White Rabbit'.
He was on the TV show 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' and has had a successful career as a film actor in several blockbusters since 1992.
Biography Channel Profile'S' Person
He was a Greek philosopher and the main source of Western thought. Little is known of his life except what was recorded by his students, including Plato.
He was an American writer of mysteries and pulp fiction. His most famous creation was hard-boiled detective, Mike Hammer.
He was best known for his parenting advice book, 'Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care,' originally published in 1946.
He was the first General Secretary of the Communist Party and took over after Vladimir Lenin's death and became the leader of the Soviet Union.
He first rose to fame in the early 1960s as the drummer for the legendary rock group the Beatles.
She is a founding member of the ska-pop group No Doubt. In the early aughts, she launched a successful solo-music career and two popular clothing lines.
He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose book, 'The Grapes of Wrath,' portrayed the plight of migrant workers during the Depression.
She is most famous for her starring role in the erotic thriller 'Basic Instinct.' She won an Oscar nomination for her performance in 'Casino.'
He was a clothing manufacturer known as the originator of blue jeans.
She was a teacher who, at age 21, taught Helen Keller, who was deaf, mute, and blind, how to communicate and read Braille.

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