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He has kept moviegoers riveted since the 1970s with roles in movies like 'The Godfather,' 'Serpico,' and 'Scent of a Woman.'Al Pacino
An American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor, he is famous for his tales and poems of horror and mystery such as 'The Raven.'Edgar Allan Poe
A singer, musician, and actor, he was one of the biggest names in rock and roll - on the radio, TV, and screen, affording him his Graceland mansion.Elvis Presley
He is an American swimmer who won 28 Olympic medals: 6 gold and 2 bronze (Athens 2004), 8 gold (Beijing 2008), 4 gold and 2 silver (London 2012), and 5 gold and 1 silver (Rio 2016)Michael Phelps
She is the second woman and first Republican female to run for vice president on a U.S. major party's ticket.Sarah Palin
A Spanish expatriate, he was one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, and the co-creator of Cubism.Pablo Picasso
He was a Russian psychologist famous for his concept of 'conditioned reflex,' conditioning a responsive behavior. He did his studies with dogs.Ivan Pavlov
She used her position as the first lady of Argentina to fight for women's suffrage and improving the lives of the poor.Eva Perón
When he was awarded the best-actor Oscar for his performance in 'Lilies of the Field,' he became the first black person ever to win that honor.Sidney Poitier
He was an English-American writer and pamphleteer whose 'Common Sense' and 'Crisis' papers were important influences on the American Revolution.Thomas Paine
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He is an American businessman who founded Electronic Data Systems and ran for the United States Presidency as an independent twice, in 1992 and 1996.Ross Perot
She is a race car driver and has set several records for women drivers, including becoming the first woman ever to lead the Indy 500.Danica Patrick
As half of the notorious [NAME] and Clyde, she became one of America's most famous outlaws, robbing banks and small businesses.Bonnie Parker
She was a gifted, troubled poet, known for the confessional style of her work. She wrote the novel 'The Bell Jar.'Sylvia Plath
He was a musician who designed a solid-body guitar in 1941, which then was a new type of instrument.Les Paul
He is a Chinese-born American architect, perhaps best known for his controversial glass pyramid in the courtyard at the Louvre Museum in Paris.I.M. Pei
She played Flora in the art house film 'The Piano,' winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress when she was just 11 years old.Anna Paquin
He was a Russian novelist and poet who wrote the epic 'Dr. Zhivago.'Boris Pasternak
She wrote her first book of etiquette in 1922. It went through 10 editions and 90 printings before her death in 1960.Emily Post
He was a U.S. composer and lyricist who created songs like 'I Get a Kick Out of You' and his own series of Broadway musicals, including 'Anything Goes.'Cole Porter

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