Phil Niekro (1939): Retired knuckleball pitcher who played the bulk of his twenty-four year Major League Baseball career with the Atlanta Braves. A five-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner, Niekro has won more games than any pitcher in Atlanta Braves history and is the team’s all-time leader in every pitching category, excluding saves. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1997 and is one of only five Braves players to have had his number retired.

Ali MacGraw (1938): Ex-fashion model who rose to movie stardom playing roles in the films Goodbye Columbus and the internationally successful Love Story. Since then she has appeared in films only rarely, including The Getaway, starring opposite future husband Steve McQueen, and Just Tell Me What You Want. MacGraw’s television credits include the miniseries "The Winds of War" (1983) and "Gunsmoke - the Long Ride" (1992).

Gordon Jump (1934): Actor who played Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson on the television sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati." He also appeared in several episodes of the TV series "Growing Pains" (1988-1991) in the role of Ed Malone, Maggie Seaver’s father. Jump was also a star on the short-lived TV series "Sister Kate." Many may also recognize this actor as the Maytag repairman from the Maytag appliance commercials. Jump has appeared in the films "Bitter Vengeance" and "A Dog's Tale". Jump passed away in September of 2003.

Debbie Reynolds (1932): Actress and mother of actress/screenwriter Carrie Fisher. In 1952, she starred opposite Gene Kelly in one of Hollywood’s all-time classic films, Singin' In the Rain. Throughout her career, she was cast mostly in MGM musicals, playing the role of wholesome young female characters in films like Two Weeks With Love, Three Little Words, Give a Girl a Break, How the West Was Won, The Unsinkable Molly Brown and The Singing Nun. When MGM phased out this genre of film, Reynolds turned to stage acting, starring in Broadway productions such as Irene and Annie Get Your Gun. In 1996, Debbie delivered a critically acclaimed performance in Albert Brooks’ comedy Mother, and she has made guest appearances on the TV sitcom "Will & Grace," playing the role of Bobbi Adler, Grace’s mother.

Milan Kundera (1929): Contemporary Czechoslovakian writer who is the author of the 1984 novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being, which was made into a major motion picture starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Kundera was a communist party member twice, from 1948-1950 and 1956-1970, and was expelled from the party both times for heterodox opinions. These opinions put a strain on his career, and the Czech government banned the legal publication of his books in their country. Other novels for Kundera include Immortality and The Book of Laughter and Forgetting.

Lon Chaney Sr. (1883): Actor and father of horror actor Lon Chaney Jr. A master of early screen makeup techniques, Lon Sr. earned the nickname "The Man of a Thousand Faces." He made his film acting debut in 1912, starring in the silent film Poor Jake’s Demise, and went on to star in over 150 movies, only one of which was filmed with sound. Chaney is best known for playing Quasimodo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Erik (The Phantom) in The Phantom of the Opera. He died in April 1930 of bronchial cancer.