February 19

Actor Lee Marvin was born in 1924. If you needed an actor to play a tough guy, Lee Marvin was your man. He won an Academy Award for Cat Ballou (1965). Other notable films include The Professionals and The Dirty Dozen. Marvin was the lead character in a television series called M Squad (1957 – 1960).

William “Smokey” Robinson was born in 1940. He is a rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, and record producer. Robinson was the founder of The Miracles. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and in 1993 he was awarded the National Medal of Arts. Some of his most famous songs include Being With You and Just to See Her.

Amy Tan, born in 1952, is an American author whose works often explored mother/daughter relationships. Her most famous work is The Joy Luck Club (1987) that was turned into a successful film. Other novels include The Kitchen God’s Wife (1991) and The Bonesetter’s Daughter (2000).

Actor Jeff Daniels was born in 1955. He has received four Golden Globe nominations. His biggest films include The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985), Pleasantville (1998), Good Night and Good Luck (2005). And who could forget Dumb and Dumber (1994). Daniels plays the lead role on the television series The Newsroom. He has been married to his high school sweetheart since 1979.

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.