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Fun Cool Facts

Alan Freed – D.J. who coined the phrase “Rock n’ Roll”

Anne Heche – Actress

Archibald Willard – Artist, painted “Spirit of ’76”

Arsenio Hall – Comedian/Actor – The first African American host of a nationally televised late night talk show

Ben Curtis – Graduate of Kent State University and the 2003 PGA British Open Champion

Bob Hope – Actor/Comedian – Winner of 5 Special and Honorary Oscars

Cy Young – Baseball player

Dan O’Shannon – Writer and Co-Executive Producer, Modern Family

Debra Winger – Actress

Don King – Boxing promoter

Don Shula – Football coach

Dorothy Dandridge – Actress – First African American woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress

Drew Carey – Creator/producer and star of ABC-TV’s “The Drew Carey Show” and host of “The Price is Right”

George Steinbrenner III – Former owner, NY Yankees

Halle Berry – Actress/producer – the first African American actress to win the Oscar for Best Actress

Henry Mancini – Composer of “Moon River,” “The Pink Panther” and many more memorable melodies. Winner of 20 Grammys and four Oscars

Henry Sherwin – Founder, Sherwin Williams

James A Garfield – 20th US President

Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster – Creators of Superman

Jesse Owens – Olympic track star

Joe Walsh – Singer, songwriter, guitarist and member of the “James Gang” and the “Eagles”

John D. Rockefeller – Standard Oil founder

Kid Cudi – Hip-hop recording artist

Langston Hughes – Poet

Michael Symon – Famed restaurateur, Iron Chef on Food Network, and host of ABC’s “The Chew”

Molly Shannon – Actress and cast alumni of Saturday Night Live

Nine Inch Nails – Rock band

Patricia Heaton – Actress

Paul Newman – Actor, director, race car driver and Oscar Winner for Best Actor

Phil Donahue – Talk show host and winner of 19 Daytime Emmys

Sammy Kaye – Band leader – Kaye had more than 100 hit records from 1937-1953

The O’Jays (Eddie Levert & Walter Williams) – Popular R&B group

Tim Conway – Comedian/actor

Tom Wilson – Cartoonist, Ziggy

Toni Morrison – Winner of 1993 Nobel Prize for literature

Traci Chapman – Singer/songwriter

Tris Speaker – Baseball player

Vernon Stouffer – Founder, Stouffer Foods