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Jewel Kilcher (1974): Singer, songwriter and published poet who began performing at age 6 in her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. In her teen years, she learned to escape to new worlds and find solace in her writing. After graduating college, Jewel pursued her music career by performing in local clubs. She eventually met musician, Steve Poltz who co-wrote the hit, "You Were Meant for Me" with Kilcher. Jewel signed with Atlantic Records in 1993 and has since gone on to release the multi-platinum albums, "Pieces of You" (1995), "Spirit" (1998), "Joy: A Holiday Collection" (1999) and "This Way" (2003). Jewel’s first collection of poetry, "A Night Without Armor" has been followed by her second book "Chasing Down the Dawn".

Drew Carey (1958): Actor and comedian who started out his career as a competitor on "Star Search." After landing a spot on HBO’s 1991, "14th Annual Young Comedians Special," Carey was asked to perform on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." Carson was so impressed with Carey’s performance that he asked him to come to the couch for an interview. This was a rare occurrence for any comedian on "The Tonight Show." In recent years, the success of "The Drew Carey Show" on ABC has made Carey a household name, but in 2004 the show will air its last episode. Carey also hosted "Whose Line is it Anyway" on ABC and is the author of his own best-seller, "Dirty Jokes and Beer: Stories of the Unrefined, Drew Carey." Carey is the current host of The Price is Right.

Marvin Hagler (1954): Boxer who is regarded as one of the greatest middleweights of all time. Hagler won his first fight in 1973 with a second-round TKO against Terry Ryan. He went on to have his first title fight six years later, where the match ended in a draw. Hagler started his winning streak in 1980, when he won his first title match at Wembley Stadium. Hagler went on to successfully defend his crown twelve times, and his three-round fight with Thomas Hearns in 1985 is considered by some to be the most thrilling eight minutes in boxing history. Hagler retired from the ring in 1987, when Sugar Ray Leonard refused to give him a rematch after they battled a twelve round fight. Now living in Italy, Hagler has gone on to pursue an acting career.

Joan Collins (1933): Actress who made her mark on primetime in the 80s series, "Dynasty." Collins was born in London, England and spent two years at the British Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Before landing a role on "Dynasty," Collins had more than 50 films and TV specials to her credit. Her films include, The Square Ring(1953) and The Great Adventure(1976). Although Collins never lacked for work, it was not until "Dynasty" made its debut in 1981, that the public became fascinated with her. Collins was "Alexis" the woman Dynasty fans loved to hate, and that made her the center of media attention. Since "Dynasty" ended in 1989, Collins has gone on to star in the films The Line King: Al Hirschfeld, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas and These Old Broads.

Rosemary Clooney (1928): Singer who began her career in 1945 singing duets with her sister, Betty, on WLW Radio in Cincinnati. In 1947, Clooney and her sister hit the road as "The Clooney Sisters," but Rosemary soon became a solo act when Betty decided to return home. Clooney was quickly signed to a recording contract with Columbia Records, and she released her first hit song, "Come On-a My House," in 1951. That one hit made Clooney a star, winning fans the world over with her beautiful voice. Clooney has also starred in many TV specials throughout her career, including an episode of "ER" with her nephew, George Clooney, and was nominated for an Emmy award in 1995 for that guest appearance. Rosemary died of lung cancer in June 2002.

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