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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.Socrates
He first rose to fame in the early 1960s as the drummer for the legendary rock group the Beatles.Ringo Starr
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.Will Smith
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.Joseph Stalin
She was a British writer who penned the famous tale 'Frankenstein' in 1818.Mary Shelley
With his landmark novel 'Catcher in the Rye,' he was one of the more influential 20th-century American writers.J.D. Salinger
He was a cartoonist best known for creating one of the world's most successful comic strips, Peanuts.Charles Schulz
He was a clothing manufacturer known as the originator of blue jeans.Levi Strauss
She is an American actress who starred in 'Thelma & Louise' and 'Dead Man Walking.' She is also an outspoken social and political activist.Susan Sarandon
She is most famous for her starring role in the erotic thriller 'Basic Instinct.' She won an Oscar nomination for her performance in 'Casino.'Sharon Stone
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He was a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose book, 'The Grapes of Wrath,' portrayed the plight of migrant workers during the Depression.John Steinbeck
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.Gwen Stefani
He was an American physician and medical researcher who developed the first safe and effective vaccine for polio.Jonas Salk
From the iconic 'Taxi Driver' to Academy Award-winner 'The Departed,' this director has produced some of the most memorable films in cinema history.Martin Scorsese
He was best known for his parenting advice book, 'Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care,' originally published in 1946.Dr. Benjamin Spock
He was a Caldecott award-winning children's book author and illustrator best known for his book 'Where the Wild Things Are.'Maurice Sendak
She was one of the lead singers for the band Jefferson Airplane. She wrote the song 'White Rabbit'.Grace Slick
She was a teacher who, at age 21, taught Helen Keller, who was deaf, mute, and blind, how to communicate and read Braille.Anne Sullivan
He was a Russian-American pioneer of aviation, credited with designing America's first helicopter.Igor Sikorsky
He was an American writer of mysteries and pulp fiction. His most famous creation was hard-boiled detective, Mike Hammer.Mickey Spillane
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