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Will Estes (1978): Actor who broke into show business starring on the television series “The New Lassie” (1989-91). Estes soon began making guest appearances on popular shows including “Highway to Heaven,” “Baywatch,” “Full House” and “Step By Step.” While Estes has had the unfortunate luck of being cast as a regular in short-lived sitcoms like “It Had to Be You” (1993) and “Kirk” (1995), he has enjoyed recurring roles on “The Secret World of Alex Mack” (1997-98) and “7th Heaven” (1999-2000). He also appeared on "American Dreams" in 2002.

Carrie Fisher (1956): Actress who rose to fame playing the outspoken Princess Leia in the first Star Wars trilogy. Fisher began acting when she was in junior high, and worked with her mom, Debbie Reynolds, in her Vegas nightclub act. In 1975, Fisher made her big screen debut in Shampoo, opposite Warren Beatty, but it was her second film that changed her life forever. Star Wars was a blockbuster smash that caused a media sensation, and Fisher found her likeness on everything from lunchboxes to action figures. In addition to appearing in the Star War sequels The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983), Fisher has become one of the finest script writers in Hollywood. She has leant her writing talents to movie scripts including Sister Act, Lethal Weapon 3, Milk Money, The Wedding Singer, and adapted her novel, Postcards From the Edge, for the silver screen.

Dizzy Gillespie (1917): Jazz musician whose bebop music continues to inspire new generations of brass players. Considered by many to be one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, Gillespie taught himself trombone as a child and switched to trumpet when he was 12. After working with bandleaders including Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington, Gillespie broke out on his own to explore his passion for bebop. In 1942, Gillespie wrote his most famous composition, “A Night in Tunisia,” and teamed up with Charlie Parker, a fellow musician who understood his vision, in 1945, to record the hit songs “Groovin’ High” and “Hot House.” Some of his most memorable albums include “Dizzier & Dizzier” (1947), “Bird & Diz” (1950), “Swing Low Sweet Cadillac” (1967), “Summertime” (1980), “Oo Shoo Be Doo Be” (1985) and “Best of Dizzy Gillespie” (1992). Dizzy passed away in 1993.

Alfred Nobel (1833): Swedish chemist, inventor and philanthropist who set aside a large portion of his estate to fund yearly prizes that honor accomplishments in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and world peace. The awards that he dreamed of came to be know as the Nobel Prizes. Nobel grew up with a profound interest in literature, and frequently wrote poems, novels and plays for his amusement. In 1860, Nobel began experimenting with nitroglycerin in his father’s factory. He wanted to discover a safe way in which the substance could be handled, and a few years later, he created dynamite. Nobel passed away in 1896, and the Nobel Prizes have been awarded since 1901.

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