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Ranking No. 1 on Comedy Central's list of all-time greatest stand-up comedians, he may better be known for setting himself on fire.
This once spokesman for General Electric went on to become the 33rd Govenor of California and the 40th President of the United States.
Dean Martin introduced him as 'the Satchel Paige of the world of comedy'.
This author's first work was The Big Sleep. Other works include The Lady in the Lake and The Long Goodbye.
This New Trier High School alum an Oscar for his role in Ben-Hur. He is also well known for his role as Moses in The Ten Comandments.
This Illinoisan won three Pulitzer Prizes. Two for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln.
This winner of 26 Academy Awards is best known for his creation of Mickey Mouse.
This author won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Nobel Prize in Literature in back to back years. He died in Ketchum, Idaho.
This actor/comedian starred in movies such as Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Meatballs, and Groundhog Day.
This man was described by critic Bruce Eder as 'the single most important jazz or popular music concert in history'. His instrument of choice was the clarinet.
This actor played such characters as Tom Stowe, Roger Crane, Hans Solo, and Indian Jones.
She was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was the founder of the Hull House in Chicago.
This former No.1 ranked tennis player was born in East St. Louis. He is one of five men to win a Grand Slam title on each of the three court surfaces.
This jazz musician's album Kind of Blue was released in 1959. His middle name was Dewey.
This Waukegan native is the author of Fahrenheit 451
This member of the Skull and Bones Society was born in Glencoe, Illinois. He won three Pulitzer Prizes and was at one point named Librarian of Congress.

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