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Dancer, Songwriter, Music Producer, Singer / 1958 - 2009
Singer-songwriter Michael Jackson's award-winning career as the King of Pop transformed the face of pop music and popular culture. He released the best-selling album in history, Thriller, in 1982. He died unexpectedly in 2009.
Football Player / 1980 -
Star Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's promising career was been tainted by illegal activities including involvement in an illegal dog-fighting ring.
Zora Neale Hurston
Buffalo Bill Cody
Theater Actor, Folk Hero, Military Leader / 1846 - 1917Hunting and killing over 4,000 buffalo earned Buffalo Bill Cody his nickname, and his status as an Old West legend was cemented with his traveling Wild West show.
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