Actress Barbara Hale was born in DeKalb, Illinois in 1922. She is best known as the legal secretary for Perry Mason, Della Street. Hale appeared on more than 250 episodes of the television series. Prior to her television career, she was a film actress and appeared with Frank Sinatra in Higher and Higher (1943) and with Robert Mitchum in West of the Pecos (1945). Hale is also remembered as being a spokesperson for Amana, maker of refrigerators and microwaves. She won an Emmy in 1959 and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Hayley Mills was born in London in 1946. The daughter of John Mills, she began her acting career as a child. Her first film was Tiger Bay (1959), but she is most remembered for the film, The Parent Trap (1961). During her six-year contract with Disney, she also appeared in Search of the Castaways (1962), Summer Magic (1963), and That Darn Cat! (1965). Mills eventually turned to the stage and television.
Vernal, Utah was the birthplace of actor James Woods in 1947. His breakthrough film was The Onion Field (1979) for which he gained a Golden Globe nomination. Other notable films include Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Salvador (1986), and Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). Woods has two Oscar nominations (Salvador and Ghosts of Mississippi) and was a winner of three Emmys. Woods is an avid video game player, poker player, and is a dealer in antiques.
Conan O’Brien, television host, comedian, writer, producer, and musician was born in Brookline, Massachusetts in 1963. He is best known for hosting Conan, a late night television show on TBS. Previously, O’Brien was a writer for Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons. He had a brief run on The Tonight Show from 2009-2010. O’Brien was a Harvard graduate and has been married to his wife since 2002.
The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction was awarded to Alice Walker in 1983 for The Color Purple. She was a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in 1965 where she first published a book of her poetry. Her magazine article about Zora Neale Hurston in Ms. Magazine helped revive interest in Hurston. Other works by Walker include Meridian (1976), The Temple of My Familiar (1989), and numerous poetry collections.
Larry Moskal began his career as a Social Studies teacher in 1971. He graduated from the University of Buffalo with degrees in history and education. Larry taught Social Studies for the Ken-Ton School system, a suburban school system north of Buffalo, New York until 2005, and then taught and was the Dean of Students at San Miguel High School in Tucson. At Ken-Ton, he pioneered several online courses for high school students. In the 1980s, he spent three years teaching in Colombia, South America and spent four years at Lewiston-Porter High School. He currently is the PowerSchool Administrator for San Miguel accomplishing his work over the Internet.