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Mike Tyson (1966): Boxer who, in 1986, won the World Boxing Council heavyweight title, earning his place as being the youngest heavyweight fighter in the world. When Tyson turned professional in 1985, he easily won 14 matches, and by the time 1989 came to a close, Tysonís win-loss record was 37-0. In 1990, Tyson lost his heavyweight title to James "Buster" Douglas, and fell from grace in the public eye when he was sentenced to time in prison. Tyson was in the midst of controversy once again, in 1997, when he bit off part of Evander Holyfieldís ear in a rematch. Tyson is currently planning a comeback starting on July 30 with a fight against British Boxer Danny Williams.

David Alan Grier (1955): Actor and comedian who studied acting at the Yale School of Drama and starred in a New York Shakespeare Festival production of "Richard III." Nominated for a Tony Award in 1981 for his work in the Broadway production of "The First," Grier went on to star in "A Soldierís Story" in 1984. After his success on the stage, Grier took on the silver screen when he starred in Keanan Ivory Wayansí 1988 film Iím Gonna Git You Sucka. Wayans was so impressed with Grierís talent that he asked him to be a part of the ensemble cast for the TV show "In Living Color" (1989-94). Grier has starred in films including Boomerang (1992), Jumanji (1995), Return to Me (2000), and Tiptoes (2003). He currently can be seen on ABC's "Life with Bonnie".

Harry Blackstone, Jr. (1934): Magician who was the son of "The Great Blackstone," and continued in his fatherís footsteps as a master of illusion. Blackstone embarked on his magical career at the tender age of 6 months, appearing and disappearing in his fatherís act. Learning from his father, Blackstone perfected such tricks as The Floating Light Bulb, The Vanishing Birdcage and The Buzzsaw. Blackstone brought the craft of magic to a new level of excellence and was many times awarded for his efforts. Blackstone was honored with the "Star of Magic," was named "Magician of the Year" in both 1979 and 1985 by the Academy of Magical arts, and was named a recipient of the Masters Fellowship in 1994. He died in 1997.

Susan Hayward (1919): Actress who failed her first screen test, but went on to have a successful career in film. Haywardís first professional role was playing an extra in The Sisters starring Bette Davis. She continued to play bit parts throughout the 1940s, and emerged as a movie star in the Ď50s. Hayward played leading roles in films including My Foolish Heart (1950), Iíll Cry Tomorrow (1955) and gave an Oscar winning performance in I Want to Live in 1958. Before she passed away in 1975, Hayward starred in Valley of the Dolls (1969).

Lena Horne (1917): Singer who made her musical debut at the age of 16 in the chorus at Harlemís Cotton Club. Horne took center stage in 1935 as a featured soloist in Noble Sissleís Society Orchestra, and went on tour with Charley Barnetís big band. Horne was signed to MGM pictures in the 1940s, and starred on the silver screen in Panama Hattie (1942), Cabin in the Sky (1943), Stormy Weather (1943) and Till the Clouds Roll By. In 1957, Horne took Broadway by storm playing the role of Savannah in the musical "Jamaica," and in 1981, returned to the Broadway stage to perform her autobiographical show, "Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music." In recent years, Horne has recorded the albums "Weíll be Together Again" (1994), "Being Myself" (1998) and "Soul" in 1999.


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