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Click to enlarge   Rosario Dawson and her Uncle Frank

Born and raised in NYC, Rosario began her film career by accident when she was cast off the street to act in the 1995 indie production Kids. The film propelled Rosario in the acting world. She went on to attend the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute and soon after started appearing in movies such as "He Got Game", "Josie and the Pussycats", "Men in Black II", "The Adventures of Pluto Nash", "25th Hour", "Alexander", "Sin City" and "RENT".

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Click to enlarge   Cristina and her brother Ignacio

Cristina Saralegui is often called the Latin Oprah. Her Emmy-wining talk show, "The Cristina Show", is the #1 U.S. produced talk show on Spanish-language television in the U.S. and has 100 million viewers worldwide. She is widely admired for her commitment to social causes, including HIV/AIDS work, Latin representation in the media, and equal treatment for gays.

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Click to enlarge   Barbara Cook and her son Adam

Broadway legend Barbara Cook has been showered with public and critical praise throughout her distinguished career on the stage. Known for inventing roles, she was the first Marian the Librarian in the classic Broadway musical, The Music Man. Today, as a concert soloist, she continues to delight audiences with the same endearing soprano voice that made her a star.

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Click to enlarge   Cyndi Lauper & her sister Elen

Musical Artist Cyndi Lauper is revered for revolutionizing pop music. The native New Yorker’s early eye-popping style and fusion of electic sounds expanded the pop landscape and elevated the genre. Her early hit songs remain anthems of self-expression.




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Click to enlarge   Congressman Gregory Meeks & his brother John

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks worked his way up from poverty to become one of the most respected members of the U.S. Congress. For years, he’s been a fierce consumer advocate and has championed other causes on Capitol Hill, such as protecting the environment. He represents New York’s 6th district and resides in Far Rockaway, Queens with his wife and three children.

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Click to enlarge   Ben Affleck & his cousin Jason

Ben Affleck is one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men. He was once confined to minor television roles and independent films, but fought back by writing the 1997 film “Good Will Hunting” with friend Matt Damon. His role in the hit film and Oscar for Best Original Screenplay made him the international superstar he is today.

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Click to enlarge   Congressman and Mrs. Gephardt & their daughter Chrissy

Congressman Richard Gephardt has been a cherished national leader for years. Serving in Congress as Democratic Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives and Majority Leader of the House, he championed human rights and economic opportunity for all Americans. He was also the first leader to quickly call for a Department of Homeland Defense to protect America from terrorist attacks.



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