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Will Smith (1968): Actor and rapper who is both a Grammy Award-winning musician and a star of the big and small screens. Smith began rapping at the age of 12, and soon became known around West Philadelphia as the "Fresh Prince." In the ‘80s, Smith hit it big with the single, "Parents Just Don’t Understand," and he began work on the successful sitcom, "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," in 1990. Both a respected musician and actor, Smith segued to the silver screen and gave stellar performances in Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Independence Day (1996), Men in Black (1997), Enemy of the State (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), Ali (2001) and Bad Boys II in 2003. While pursuing his film career in the ‘90s, Smith released the award-winning album, "Big Willie Style," which spawned the hit singles "Just the Two of Us" and "Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It."

Heather Locklear (1961): Locklear has spent the majority of her career working for producer, Aaron Spelling. After all, it was Spelling who discovered that Locklear’s star power could save a sinking television show. Locklear first was introduced to television audiences as Krystle’s niece, Sammi Joe, on Dynasty. After her success on that evening drama, Locklear was cast as Officer Stacy Sheridan on "T.J. Hooker." In the early ‘90s, Spelling called Locklear, asking her to join the cast of the 20-something show, "Melrose Place." Locklear felt she was too old, but it was her sexy, sophisticated character, Amanda Woodward, who saved the show from being cancelled. In addition to her small screen success, Locklear has appeared in the films Firestarter (1984), The First Wives Club (1996) and Money Talks (1997).

Christopher Reeve (1952): Actor and activist who is a ‘Superman’ to fans across the nation for both playing a superhero and being a hero in real life. Reeve flew his way into the hearts of children everywhere when he took on the role of Superman in a series of four Hollywood films. An accomplished actor, Reeve made his Broadway debut, opposite Katharine Hepburn, in "A Matter of Gravity." In addition to Superman, some of Reeve’s other memorable credits include The Remains of the Day (1993), Speechless (1994) and Village of the Damned in 1995. In May of 1995, Reeve was in an accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Reeve created a fund in his name to support spinal cord research. After his accident, Reeve directed "In the Gloaming" (1997) and starred in the television movie "Rear Window" (1998). Reeve also appeared in two episodes of the WB channel's Superman series "Smallville".

Mark Hamill (1951): Actor who rose to prominence playing Luke Skywalker in George Lucas’ Star Wars Trilogy. Hamill will forever be remembered for starring as Darth Vader’s son in Star Wars (1977), The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), but there is more to his body of work than simply playing a Jedi Knight. Hamill began his career in television with recurring roles on "General Hospital" and "One Day at a Time." He has continued to enjoy success on the small screen in the movies "Time Runner" (1992), "Sleepwalkers" (1992), "Village of the Damned" (1995) and "Watchers Reborn" (1998). Hamill now lends his voice to the character of the Joker on the animated "The Justice League" series.

Michael Douglas (1944): Actor and producer who first gained notoriety in Hollywood for executive producing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). The film earned a Best Picture Oscar that was shared in part by Douglas. Douglas has since given stellar performances in front of the camera in films including The China Syndrome (1979), Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), A Chorus Line (1985), Wall Street (1987), Basic Instinct (1992), Face/Off (1997), Traffic (2000) and It Runs in the Family in 2003.


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