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profile name: Philip Markoff profile occupation: Murderer, Thief
profile id: 9395363
profile name: René Magritte profile occupation: Painter
profile id: 9390544
profile name: Macbeth profile occupation: Military Leader, King
profile id: 40870
profile name: Will Rogers profile occupation: Film Actor
profile id: 9228692
profile name: Paul Brown profile occupation: Coach, Football Player
profile id: 9505252
profile name: Hugo Theorell profile occupation: Biologist
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