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profile name: J.R.R. Tolkien profile occupation: Linguist, Author
profile id: 41029
profile name: Alvin C. York profile occupation: Folk Hero, Warrior
profile id: 9465420
profile name: Henri Rousseau profile occupation: Painter
profile id: 9391014
profile name: Barbara McClintock profile occupation: Botanist, Geneticist
profile id: 9430805
profile name: Francis Ouimet profile occupation: Golfer
profile id: 485556
profile name: Bob Denver profile occupation: Television Actor
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