The Creatives

ARTSTS

Leonardo da Vinci—A man before his time
Albrecht Dürer
M.C. Escher
Hans Holbein
Paul Klee
Michelangelo
LeRoy Neiman
Pablo Picasso
Raphael

ASTRONAUTS

Edwin Buzz Aldrin
Wally Schirra

AUTHORS

James Baldwin, novelist
Bet Bowen, horror novelist
Peter Benchley, novelist
Lewis Carroll
Richard Condon, novelist
Jean Genet
Marshall McLuhan
Diane Paul
Helen Hooven Santmyer, novelist
Viktoria Stefanov
Mark Twain, novelist—and one of my favorites
Samuel C. Warner ? poet
H.G. Wells,  Novelist
Jessamyn West
Eudora Welty, see One Writer’s Beginnings (1983:27)

CARTOONISTS

Milt Caniff
Matt Groening
Cathy Guisevite
Bill Mauldin
Pat Oliphand, political cartoonist
Jean Plantureux (Plantu), political cartoonist
Ronald Searle

 

FILM & TV PERSONALITIES

Don Adams
Dan Aykroyd
Eddie Albert
Jason Alexander
Harry Anderson
Tim Allen
June Allyson
Harry Anderson
Amitabh Bachchan, Indian actor
Herschel Bernardi
Robert Blake
Bruce Boxleitner
Marlon Brando
Matthew Broderick
Pierce Brosnan—James Bond But hey, give me Remington Steele!
Lenny Bruce, comedian
Carol Burnett, comedienne
George Burns, comedian
Ruth Buzzi, comedienne
Sid Caesar, comedian
Vicki Carr
Keith Carradine
Jim Carrey
Khaled Chahrour, Egyptian actor
Charlie Chaplin
Chuck Conners
Hans Conreid
James Cromwell
Tom Cruise
Quinn Cummings
Daniel Davis
Bruce Davison
Matt Dillon
Robert DeNiro
Michael Dorn
Fran Drescher, comedian
Richard Dreyfuss
David Duchovny
Marty Engles, comedian
W.C. Fields
Larry Fine ? (of the Three Stooges)
Peter Fonda
Alan Funt, TV producer–ahhh, the early days of Candid Camera . . .
Clark Gable
Greta Garbo
Judy Garland
Terri Garr
Uri Geller, psychokinetic performer
Paul Michael Glaser
George Gobel, comedian
Whoopie Goldberg
Betty Grable
Cary Grant
Peter Graves
Mark Hamill
Rex Harrison
Olivia de Havilland
Goldie Hawn
Joey Heatherton
Tippi Hedren
Jim Henson, puppetteer
Joel Hodgson, host of Mystery Science Theater 3000

Rock Hudson
Angelina Jolie
Shirley Jones
Gabe Kaplan
Danny Kaye
Diane Keaton
Howard Keel
George Kennedy
Nicole Kidman
Lisa Kudrow
Michael Landon
Diane Lane
Hope Lange
Joey Lawrence
Peter Lawford
Cloris Leachman
Jay Leno
David Letterman
Hal Linden
Cleavon Little
Allen Ludden
Shirley MacLaine
Andrew McCarthy
Kristy McNichol
Steve McQueen
Howie Mandel, comedian
Marcel Marceau, mime
Wink Martindale, TV Host
Harpo Marx
Marsha Mason
Mary Stuart Masterson
Anne Meara, comedienne
Sasha Mitchell
Marilyn Monroe
Demi Moore
Robert Morse
Anthony Newley
Kim Novak
Mary Kate Olsen
Ryan O’Neal
Sarah Jessica Parker
Estelle Parsons
Anthony Perkins
Rob Perlman
Luke Perry
Bronson Pinchot
Joe Piscopo, comedian
Robert Preston
Michael J. Pollard
Richard Pryor, comedian
Dennis Quaid
Robert Redford
Keanu Reeves
Don Rickles, comedian
Julia Roberts
Mickey Rourke
Eva Marie Saint
Telly Savalas
Jean Seberg
Jerry Seinfeld, comedian
Bart Simpson
Christian Slater
Dick Smothers, comedian
David Spade
Brent Spiner
Slyvester Stallone
Terence Stamp
Jessica Steen
Rod Steiger
Alan Thicke
Terry Thomas, comedian
Emma Thompson
Rip Torn
Peter Ustinov
Brenda Vaccaro
Karen Valentine
Rudy Vallee
Dick Van Dyke
Graham Walker a.k.a. Grumbleweeds, English comedian
Wil Wheaton
James Whitmore
Treat Williams
Bruce Willis
William Windom
Oprah Winfrey
Mare Winningham
James Woods
Joanne Woodward
Keenan Wynn
Stephanie Zimbalist

 

JOURNALISTS

Dave Barry, journalist
Ted Koppel, journalist
Edward R. Murrow, correspondent
Forrest Sawyer, journalist
Ray Suarez, journalist

 

INVENTORS, SCIENTISTS, OTHER SMART & COOL LEFTIES

Lord Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts (ambidexterous)
Cecil Beaton, photographer/costume designer
Marie Dionne, one of the Dionne quintuplets
Nicole d’Oresme, mathematician
Thomas Edison
Albert Einstein, Physicist;
Steve Forbes, businessman/publisher
Henry Ford, Auto Manufacturer
Bill Gates, Microsoft President
Euell Gibbons, naturalist
Helen Keller, advocate for the blind
Joan of Arc
August Piccard, inventor of stratosphere, bathosphere
Paul Prudhomme, chef
David Rockefeller, banker
Dr. Albert Schweitzer, physician/missionary
Dr. Mark Silver, surgeon
Richard Simmons  Fitness Guru

MUSICIANS

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, composer
David Bowie
David Byrne (Talking Heads)
Glen Campbell
Vicki Carr
Natale Cole
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Phil Collins (Genesis)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Dick Dale (guitarist)
Celine Dion,  Musician
Bob Dylan
Don Everly
Phil Everly
Bela Fleck, jazz musician
Glenn Frey (the Eagles)
Eric Gale, guitarist
Noel Gallagher ? (Oasis)
Errol Garner, jazz pianist
Crysal Gayle
Kevin Griffin, guitarist & lead singer (Better than Ezra)
Thomas Hedley
Jimi Hendrix
Isaac Hayes
Tony Iommi, guitarist (Black Sabbath)
Albert King, guitarist
Melissa Manchester
Chuck Mangione, trumpet
All of the Manhattan Transfer
Martina McBride country music singer
Paul McCartney (the Beatles; Wings)
Christie Marie Melonson (opera)
George Michael (Wham!)
Peter Nero, conductor
Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
Robert Plant (Led Zepplin)
Cole Porter, song-writer
Sergei Rachmaninoff, composer
Maurice Ravel composer
Lou Rawls
John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols / Public Image Ltd.)
Seal
Carly Simon
Paul Simon (Simon & Garfunkel)
Ringo Starr (the Beatles)
Sting
Rich Szabo, trumpeter
Tiny Tim, Musician
Lenny White, drummer
Paul Williams, song-writer