Doug Flutie (1962): Football player who established the Doug Flutie, Jr., Foundation for Autism in honor of his son who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. As an amateur, Flutie won the 1984 Heisman Trophy as the most outstanding player in all of college football. His illustrious career at Boston College earned him All-American status, and as a professional, Flutie was even more impressive on the field. Flutie was the only player in CFL history to win four consecutive Most Outstanding Player of the Year Awards. He was All-Canadian Quarterback from 1991-94 and 1996-97, and a three-time Grey Cup Most Valuable Player. Currently, Flutie plays with the San Diego Chargers. In 1998, Flutie launched his own brand of cereal, “Flutie Flakes,” in an effort to raise money for his foundation.

Weird Al Yankovic (1959): Singer/songwriter who rose to pop stardom with his satirical versions of hit songs. MTV has embraced Yankovic’s wacky style, and his videos “Like a Surgeon” (from Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”), “Eat It” (from Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”) and “Smells Like Nivana” (from Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”), received as much attention as the original videos. Yankovic’s unique talent was first recognized in 1979, when he sent his “My Bologna” (a parody of “My Sharona”) to Dr. Demento, a popular syndicated radio host. In a few short years, Yankovic had secured a recording contract, and his self-titled debut album was a hit with listening audiences. Some of Yankovic’s most successful albums include “Even Worse” (1988), “Off the Deep End” (1992), “Alapalooza” (1993), “Bad Hair Day” (1996) and most recently, “Running With Scissors” in 1999 - which was his 6th platinum record.

Sam Raimi (1959): Director who is one of the creative geniuses behind both "Xena: Warrior Princess" and "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys." Raimi grew up making short films with his 8-millimeter movie camera, and directed the cult classic, Evil Dead, in 1983. While the sequels to Evil Dead were only well-received by die hard fans, the comic book inspired Darkman (1990), made Raimi a household name. Raimi went on to direct The Quick and the Dead (1995), A Simple Plan (1998), For the Love of the Game (1999) and The Gift (2000) and Spider-Man (2002). Fans are eagerly awaiting Spider-Man ii which is currently being filmed.

Johnny Carson (1925): “Here’s Johnny!” Carson is a television talk show host who is best known for hosting “The Tonight Show” for over 30 years. After graduating from college, Carson frequently appeared on “The Red Skelton Show,” and he leant his writing talents to some of the comedy skits. In 1958, Carson started work on the quiz show, “Who Do You Trust?” (1958-63), and he became the permanent host of “The Tonight Show” in 1962. From 1962-92, Carson delighted audiences with his witty monologues (that always ended with his golf swing), funny skits and revealing celebrity interviews. Carson was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1987, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and the Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.

James Daly (1918): Actor who was most recognized for starring in “A Stop at Wiloughby,” which was an episode of the Twilight Zone. Daly began his work on the Broadway stage as an understudy in “Born Yesterday.” In 1950, Daly co-starred with Helen Hayes in “The Glass Menagerie,” and won a Theatre Guild Award for his performance in “Major Barbara.” In addition to his award winning work on the stage, Daly earned an Emmy for the drama “The Eagle and the Cage,” and starred on the long-running shows “Foreign Intrigue” and “Medical Center.” Some of Daly’s film credits include The Young Stranger (1957), I Aim at the Stars (1960), Operation Heartbeat (1969) and Code Name: Red Roses in 1969. Daly passed away in 1978.