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Kirsten Dunst (1982): Young actress who made her movie debut in the 1990 comedy, Bonfire of the Vanities. In 1994, she appeared in Interview with the Vampire, Little Women, High Strung and Greedy. Dunst has gone on to star in such films as Jumanji, Wag the Dog, The Virgin Suicides, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Crazy/Beautiful and Spider-Man. More recent films which she stars in include Mona Lisa Smile, and Spider-Man 2.

Johnny Galecki (1975): Actor who is best known for playing the role of Darlene Connerís boyfriend David Healy from 1991-1997 on the television series "Roseanne." Galecki made his acting debut in the 1987 television movie "Murder Ordained." He then moved on to feature films appearing in A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon, Prancer and National Lampoonís Christmas Vacation. He also starred on the short-lived television sitcoms "American Dreamer" and "Billy," a spin-off of the show "Head of the Class." More recently, Johnny has played roles in the films Bean, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Opposite of Sex, Bounce and Vanilla Sky.

Isiah Thomas (1961): Retired basketball star who during his 13-year NBA career with the Detroit Pistons, established himself as one of the top players in the league. He made 12 All-Star appearances, won two All-Star Game MVP awards and helped lead his team to back-to-back championship titles in 1989 and 1990. Thomas put up impressive numbers throughout his career in Detroit. He is the franchise's all-time leader in points, assists, steals and games played. After his retirement in 1994, he became an executive with the Toronto Raptors, an NBA expansion team that began playing in the 1995-96 season. In 1997, Thomas left his position in the Raptors franchise to work as a basketball analyst for the National Broadcasting Company (NBC). In 2000, he became the head coach of the Indiana Pacers.

Jill Clayburgh (1944): Actress who began performing in the late 1960s on Broadway with featured roles in a number of productions including "The Rothschilds" and "Pippin." She began her career in films in 1970 and landed her first major role in the 1972 movie Portnoy's Complaint. In 1976, she rose to screen prominence with her performance in An Unmarried Woman for which she received an Oscar nomination for "Best Actress". Jill was again nominated for the Academy Award in 1979 for her role in Starting Over. In 1982, Clayburgh gave an exceptional performance as a Valium addict in the movie Iím Dancing As Fast As I Can. In 1986, she starred in the thriller Where Are the Children?, but since then, has worked mainly in television and low budget films. Additional movies for Clayburgh include The Wedding Party, Silver Streak, Itís My Turn, Shy People, Whispers in the Dark and Fools Rush In. She also appeared in NBC's short-lived sitcom "Leap of Faith".

Cloris Leachman (1926): Television and movie actress who won the "Best Supporting Actress" Oscar for her role as a lonely wife who has an affair with a high school boy in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show. From 1970Ė1975, Leachman played Phyllis Lindstrom on the sketch comedy program "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," which led to her own television series "Phyllis" (1975-77). Additional feature films for Cloris include Kiss Me Deadly, The Rack, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Young Frankenstein, High Anxiety, Scavenger Hunt, History of the World Part I, The Beverly Hillbillies, Music of the Heart and Hanging Up. Other television series credits include "Lassie," "The Facts of Life," "Walter and Emily" and "The Ellen Show".


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