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  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt

    Jennifer Love Hewitt


    Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the Fox series Party of Five (1995–2000) as Sarah Reeves Merrin, and films I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and its 1998 sequel as Julie James.

  2. Shannon Elizabeth

    Shannon Elizabeth


    Shannon Elizabeth Fadal (born September 7, 1973), known professionally as Shannon Elizabeth, is an American actress and former fashion model. Elizabeth is well known for her roles in comedy films such as American Pie, Scary Movie and Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back. She is also known for her work in horror films such as Thirteen Ghosts, Cursed, and Night of the Demons. She became widely known as a sex symbol for her role in the 1999 comedy film American Pie.

  3. Steve Martin

    Steve Martin


    Stephen Glenn "Steve" Martin (born August 14, 1945) is an American comedian, actor, musician, writer, and producer.

  4. Ted Nugent

    Ted Nugent


    Theodore Anthony "Ted" Nugent (tɛd ˈnɨnt; born December 13, 1948) is an American musician, hunter, and political activist from Detroit, Michigan. Nugent initially gained fame as the lead guitarist of The Amboy Dukes before embarking on a solo career. His hits, mostly coming in the 1970s, such as "Stranglehold", "Cat Scratch Fever", "Wango Tango", and "Great White Buffalo", as well as his 1960s Amboy Dukes hit "Journey to the Center of the Mind" remain popular today.

  5. Peri Gilpin

    Peri Gilpin


    Peri Gilpin (born Peri Kay Oldham, May 27, 1961) is an American actress known for portraying Roz Doyle in the U.S. television series Frasier and Kim Keeler in the ABC Family television drama Make It or Break It.

  6. Kari Jobe

    Kari Jobe


    Kari Brooke Jobe (born April 6, 1981) is an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter. Since her first album in 2009, she has received one Grammy Award nomination and three Dove Award nominations, two of which she won. Jobe is also a worship pastor at Gateway Church.

  7. Anne Gwynne

    Anne Gwynne


    Anne Gwynne (born Marguerite Gwynne Trice; December 10, 1918 – March 31, 2003) was an American film actress of the 1940s. Known as one of the first scream queens because of her numerous appearances in horror films, the actress-model was also one of the most popular pin-ups of World War II.

  8. Hank Thompson

    Hank Thompson


    Henry William Thompson (September 3, 1925 – November 6, 2007), known professionally as Hank Thompson, was an American country music entertainer whose career spanned seven decades.

  9. E.D. Hill

    E.D. Hill


    E. D. Hill (born July 27, 1962) is an American journalist and news anchor for CNN. She has been a news anchor and radio host and formerly worked for the Fox News Channel.

  10. Texas Guinan

    Texas Guinan


    Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan (January 12, 1884 – November 5, 1933) was an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur.

  11. Pat Green

    Pat Green


    Patrick Craven "Pat" Green (born April 5, 1972 in San Antonio, Texas) is an American Texas Country artist. Active since 1995, he has recorded a total of ten studio albums, including several independent works, three for Republic Records and two for BNA. Fifteen of his singles have charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which the highest-peaking is the No. 3 "Wave on Wave" from his gold-certified album of the same name.

  12. LaDainian Tomlinson

    LaDainian Tomlinson


    LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played the majority of his 11-year career with the San Diego Chargers, who selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Tomlinson was selected to five Pro Bowls, was an All-Pro six times, and won two rushing titles (2006 and 2007). At the time of his retirement, he ranked fifth in career rushing yards (13,684), seventh in all-purpose yards (18,456), second in career rushing touchdowns (145), and third in total touchdowns (162). He currently serves as an analyst on NFL Network.

  13. Bob Wills

    Bob Wills


    James Robert Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975), better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was universally known as the King of Western Swing (after the death of Spade Cooley who used the moniker "King Of Western Swing" from 1942 to 1969.)

  14. Tommy Abbott

    Tommy Abbott


    Tommy Abbott (November 4, 1934 – April 8, 1987) was an American-born actor, dancer, and choreographer best known for his role as Gee-Tar in the original production of West Side Story. Abbott was for many years the assistant choreographer to Jerome Robbins. He was the chief choreographer for the film version of "Fiddler on the Roof."

  15. Terrence Malick

    Terrence Malick


    Terrence Frederick Malick (ˈmælɪk; born November 30, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. In a career spanning over four decades he has directed six feature films. He made his directorial debut with the drama Badlands in 1973. Malick released his second film, the drama Days of Heaven, in 1978, after which he took a long hiatus from directing films. His third film, the World War II drama The Thin Red Line, was released in 1998. Seven years later he released his fourth film, the romantic historical drama The New World, which was followed by the critically acclaimed and 2011 Palme d'Or winner The Tree of Life, an experimental drama. The following year saw the release of the sixth film directed by Malick, the romantic drama art film To the Wonder.

  16. Kim Mulkey

    Kim Mulkey


    Kimberly Duane Mulkey (born May 17, 1962) is the head women's basketball coach at Baylor University. She is the first person in NCAA history to win a basketball national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.

  17. James Brown

    James Brown


    James E. Brown (March 22, 1920 – April 11, 1992) was an American film and TV actor best known for his role as Lieutenant Ripley "Rip" Masters in all 166 episodes of the 1954-1959 ABC Western television series, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin.

  18. Roy Hargrove

    Roy Hargrove


    Roy Anthony Hargrove (born October 16, 1969) is an American jazz trumpeter. He won worldwide notice after winning two Grammy Awards for differing types of music, in 1997 and in 2002. Hargrove has played primarily with jazz musicians including Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock.

  19. David Koresh

    David Koresh


    David Koresh (born Vernon Wayne Howell; August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993) was the American leader of the Branch Davidians religious sect, believing himself to be its final prophet.

  20. Carolyn Hester

    Carolyn Hester


    Carolyn Hester (born January 28, 1937, in Waco, Texas) is an American folk singer and songwriter. She was a figure in the early 1960s folk music revival.

  21. Joe Barton

    Joe Barton


    Joe Linus Barton (born September 15, 1949) is a Republican politician, representing Texas's 6th congressional district (map) in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1985, and a member of the Tea Party Caucus. The district includes Arlington, part of Fort Worth and several rural areas south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

  22. Robert Griffin III

    Robert Griffin III


    Robert Lee Griffin III (born February 12, 1990), nicknamed RG3, is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Baylor, where he won the 2011 Heisman Trophy, and was drafted by the Redskins second overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. Griffin won the 2012 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

  23. Ann Richards

    Ann Richards


    Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. A Democrat, she first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richards served as the 45th Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995 and was defeated for re-election in 1994 by George W. Bush. Ann Richards was the second female governor of Texas, and was frequently noted in the media for her outspoken feminism and her one-liners. As of 2015, she was the last Democrat to hold the state governor office.

  24. Masada (wrestler)

    Masada (wrestler)


    Not to be confused with Kazuhiko Masada, who also wrestles under the ring name Masada.

  25. Lance Berkman

    Lance Berkman


    William Lance Berkman (born February 10, 1976), nicknamed "Big Puma", is a former American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers.

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