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Basketball Player / 1963 -
Michael Jordan is a former American basketball player who led the Bulls to six national championships and earned the NBA Most Valuable Player Award five times.
Basketball Player, Track and Field Athlete / 1975 -Marion Jones is an American athlete who, at the 2000 Olympic Games, became the first woman to win five track-and-field medals at a single Olympics.
Actor, Talk Show Host / 1926 - 2012
Andy Griffith is an actor and singer best known for his 1960s starring role in The Andy Griffith Show. He later returned to TV in the drama Matlock.
U.S. President, U.S. Representative, U.S. Governor / 1795 - 1849
James Polk was the 11th president of the United States, known for his territorial expansion of the nation chiefly through the Mexican-American War.
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