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Can you name these people who were high achievers in multiple areas?

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The only actor to win a Golden Globe and serve as President of the United States.
From birth until his Last Supper, he was an artist, studied plate tectonics and anatomy, and drew pictures of tanks and flying machines.
The only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences.
A student of Plato, he is remembered today for his work in philosophy, physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, ethics, zoology, and biology.
Known primarily for his boxing career, this man is also an ordained minister and will grill you about his entrepreneurship.
Most remembered today for a theorem that bears his name, this Greek mathematician, philosopher, and scientist was a major influence on Plato and likely coined the word philosophy.
The only person to win a Heisman Trophy and coach a team to an NCAA FBS national championship.
In addition to being the 'Father of Modern Linguistics', he is an MIT professor, political activist, author, and major advocate for anarcho-syndicalism.
Chancellor to the Pharaoh Djoser, he was among the first architects, engineers, and physicians in recorded history.
One of only four women to win an Emmy, Grammy, Tony, and Oscar, she also has a Drama Desk, a BAFTA, three People's Choice Awards, and a Mark Twain prize.
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The only person ever to serve as U.S. President and Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The only person to have been President of a nation and Secretary-General of the U.N.
A U.S. federal judge since 1981, he is also a law professor, literary critic, economist, political theorist, and philosopher.
The only Mercury astronaut to also fly on the Space Shuttle (and be a U.S. Senator).
The first African-American to earn a masters degree from Harvard, he was a sociologist, historian, economist, and author of 'The Soul of Black Folks'. He also co-founded the NAACP.
The only person to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series.
Born a slave in Missouri during the Civil War, this man excelled in botany, education, music, and was most known for his inventions relating to peanuts.
After obtaining his medical degree from Harvard, this man authored 27 novels (including Jurassic Park), created the television series ER, and directed five films.
Author, lawyer, architect, statesman, and violinist, he spoke six languages and invented the polygraph copying device.
Remembered as an American Founding Father, he was an author, printer, scientist, and inventor. Thank him if you're reading this with bifocals.

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