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  1. Jim Carrey

    Jim Carrey


    James Eugene "Jim" Carrey (ˈkæri; born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and film producer. Carrey has received two Golden Globe Awards. Known for his highly energetic slapstick performances, he has been described as one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood.

  2. Hank Snow

    Hank Snow


    Clarence Eugene "Hank" Snow (May 9, 1914 – December 20, 1999) was a celebrated Canadian country music artist. In a career that spanned nearly 50 years, he recorded 140 albums and charted more than 85 singles on the Billboard country charts from 1950 until 1980. His number one hits include the self-penned songs "I'm Moving On", "The Golden Rocket" and famous versions of "I Don't Hurt Anymore", "Let Me Go, Lover!", "I've Been Everywhere", "Hello Love", as well as other top 10 hits.

  3. Ivana Trump

    Ivana Trump


    Ivana Trump (born Ivana Marie Zelníčková; February 20, 1949) is a Czech-American former athlete, socialite, and fashion model noted for her marriage to American business magnate Donald Trump.

  4. J.R. Rotem

    J.R. Rotem


    Jonathan Reuven "J.R." Rotem (born September 1, 1975) is an American record producer, music publisher, and songwriter.

  5. Martin Brodeur

    Martin Brodeur


    Martin Pierre Brodeur (born May 6, 1972) is a former Canadian ice hockey goaltender and the assistant general manager of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League (NHL). In his 21-season tenure with the New Jersey Devils, he won three Stanley Cup championships and five Eastern Conference titles in 17 postseason campaigns. He also won two Olympic gold medals with Team Canada in the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, as well as several other medals with Team Canada in other international competitions. Brodeur is widely regarded as one of the greatest goaltenders of all time.

  6. Jennifer Granholm

    Jennifer Granholm


    Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (born February 5, 1959) is a Canadian-born American politician, educator, author, and political commentator who served as Attorney General and 47th governor of the U.S. state of Michigan. A member of the Democratic Party, Granholm became Michigan's first female governor on January 1, 2003 when she succeeded Governor John Engler. Granholm was reelected on November 7, 2006 and was sworn in for her second – and, owing to term limits, final – term on January 1, 2007. She was a member of the presidential transition team for Barack Obama before he assumed office on January 20, 2009. After leaving office Granholm took a position at the University of California at Berkeley and, with her husband Daniel Mulhern, coauthored A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Future, released in September 2011. Later she became host of The War Room with Jennifer Granholm on Current TV.

  7. Ashleigh Banfield

    Ashleigh Banfield


    Ashleigh Banfield (born December 29, 1967 in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian-American journalist who works for CNN and hosts the legal news program Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield. She previously hosted Early Start and the 11 a.m. hour of CNN Newsroom.

  8. Chris Benoit

    Chris Benoit


    Christopher Michael "Chris" Benoit (May 21, 1967 – June 24, 2007) was a Canadian professional wrestler. During his 22-year career, Benoit worked for major promotions including Consejo Mundial de Lucha Libre (CMLL), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE).

  9. Patrick Eaves

    Patrick Eaves


    Patrick Campbell Eaves (born May 1, 1984) is a professional ice hockey forward, who is currently playing for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in Calgary, Alberta, and raised in Faribault, Minnesota, Patrick holds Canadian and American citizenship and has represented the United States in international ice hockey tournaments. He is the son of retired American ice hockey player Mike Eaves, and brother of ice hockey player Ben Eaves.

  10. Mario Lemieux

    Mario Lemieux


    Mario Lemieux, OC, CQ (ˈmæri ləˈmjuː; born October 5, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played parts of 17 seasons with the National Hockey League's (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins between 1984 and 2006. In 1999, he bought the Penguins and their top minor-league affiliate, the American Hockey League's (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, out of bankruptcy, and is currently the team's principal owner and chairman. He is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest players of all time. A gifted playmaker and fast skater despite his large size, Lemieux often beat defencemen with fakes and dekes.

  11. Percy Faith

    Percy Faith


    Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards. He is often credited with popularizing the "easy listening" or "mood music" format. Faith became a staple of American popular music in the 1950s and continued well into the 1960s. Though his professional orchestra-leading career began at the height of the swing era, Faith refined and rethought orchestration techniques, including use of large string sections, to soften and fill out the brass-dominated popular music of the 1940s.

  12. Daniel Negreanu

    Daniel Negreanu


    Daniel Negreanu (/nɨˈɡrɑːn/; born July 26, 1974) is a Canadian professional poker player who has won six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets and two World Poker Tour (WPT) championship titles. The independent poker ranking service Global Poker Index (GPI) has recognised Negreanu as the best poker player of the past decade.

  13. Steve Yzerman

    Steve Yzerman


    Stephen Gregory Yzerman (ˈzərmən; born May 9, 1965) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player and current general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. Yzerman played his entire National Hockey League (NHL) career with the Detroit Red Wings and is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

  14. Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell


    Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922) was an eminent Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone.

  15. Candace Elaine

    Candace Elaine


    Candace Elaine is a Canadian actress who has become a naturalized United States citizen. Born 1972 in Edmonton, Canada, Elaine is an accomplished dancer, fashionista, and stage and film actor. She most recently appeared opposite Stone Cold Steve Austin, Michael Shanks, and Michael Jai White in the action feature Tactical Force, playing the role of Ilya Kalashnikova.

  16. Brendan Shanahan

    Brendan Shanahan


    Brendan Frederick "Shanny" Shanahan (born January 23, 1969) is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey executive and former player. Originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils second overall in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Shanahan played with the St. Louis Blues, Hartford Whalers, Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils. While playing with the Red Wings, he won three Stanley Cup championships. He is currently the president and alternate governor for the Toronto Maple Leafs, previously serving as the director of player safety for the NHL.

  17. Tony Esposito

    Tony Esposito


    Anthony James "Tony O" Esposito (born April 23, 1943) is a retired Canadian-American professional ice hockey goaltender, who played in the National Hockey League, most notably for the Chicago Black Hawks. He was one of the pioneers of the now popular butterfly style. Tony is the younger brother of Phil Esposito, a centre. Both brothers had notable careers and are enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

  18. George Beverly Shea

    George Beverly Shea


    George Beverly Shea (February 1, 1909 – April 16, 2013) was a Canadian-born American gospel singer and hymn composer. Shea was often described as "America's beloved gospel singer" and was considered "the first international singing 'star' of the gospel world," as a consequence of his solos at Billy Graham Crusades and his exposure on radio, records and television. Because of the attendance at Graham's Crusades, Shea has sung live before more people than anyone else in history.

  19. Laurie Hibberd

    Laurie Hibberd


    Laurie Hibberd (born April 4, 1964) is a Canadian television personality and entertainment news reporter. She is married to Michael Gelman; they have two children. In 2007 she worked on two Canadian-based talk shows, The Mom Show and Doctor in the House.

  20. Steve Poltz

    Steve Poltz


    Steve Poltz (born February 19, 1960) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He is a founding member of the indie-rock band The Rugburns and is best known for his collaborations with singer Jewel, especially the 1996 single, "You Were Meant for Me" which reached number 2 in the US.

  21. Oscar Brand

    Oscar Brand


    Oscar Brand (born February 7, 1920) is a folk singer, songwriter, and author. In his career, spanning over 60 years, he has composed at least 300 songs and released nearly 100 albums, among them Canadian and American patriotic songs. Brand's music runs the gamut from novelty songs to serious social commentary and spans a number of genres.

  22. Bronko Nagurski

    Bronko Nagurski


    Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski (November 3, 1908 – January 7, 1990) was a Canadian-born American football player. He was also a successful professional wrestler, recognized as a multiple-time World Heavyweight Champion.

  23. Jason Bay

    Jason Bay


    Jason Raymond Bay (born September 20, 1978) is a Canadian former professional baseball left fielder. Bay played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets and Seattle Mariners.

  24. Alvin Karpis

    Alvin Karpis


    Alvin Francis Karpis (born Albin Francis Karpowicz; August 10, 1907 – August 26, 1979), a Depression-era gangster nicknamed "Creepy" for his sinister smile and called "Ray" by his gang members, was a Canadian born (naturalized American) criminal of Lithuanian descent known for being one of the three leaders of the Barker-Karpis gang in the 1930s. He was the last "Public Enemy #1" to be taken. He also spent the longest time as a federal prisoner in Alcatraz Prison, serving twenty-six years.

  25. Foluke Akinradewo

    Foluke Akinradewo


    Foluke Atinuke Akinradewo (born October 5, 1987) is a member of the U.S National Indoor Volleyball team and competed at the 2012 London Olympics. She played college women's volleyball at Stanford University. She was named Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008. From February to July 2008, she trained with the U.S. national team and was an alternate on the 2008 Olympic team.

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