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Garfield (Fictitious character); Cartoon characters; Comics; Cartoonists; Dogs; Cats; Artists; Environmentalists; Living Legends; Davis, Jim, 1945 July 28-
Jim Davis created Garfield the cat. That cartoon strip is the most widely syndicated Sunday comic in the United States and is read daily by more than 220 million people worldwide. Davis is an active environmentalist...
Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team); Los Angeles Dodgers (Baseball team); World Series (Baseball); Baseball cards; Baseball players; Baseball; Bankers; Sports; Erskine, Carl; Living Legends
Anderson native Carl Erskine pitched ten years for the Brooklyn Dodgers and two years for the Los Angeles Dodgers after the team moved west. He had 122 wins and 78 losses, and pitched two no-hitters. He...
Wise, Robert, 1914- ; Motion pictures; Academy Awards (Motion pictures); Motion picture producers and directors; Living Legends
Robert Wise is a four-time Academy Award winner and one of the most respected editors and directors in Hollywood. His films include Citizen Kane, West Side Story, and The Sound of Music. His fascination...
Lilly, Ruth, 1915- ; Philanthropists; Philanthropy; Humanitarianism; Living Legends
Ruth Lilly personifies philanthropy. She believes in helping others. In her first major gift, Lilly and her brother donated their family home, Oldfields, to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, along with trust...
Otis R. Bowen, M.D.
Physicians--Indiana; Governors--Indiana; Politicians--Indiana; Cabinet officers--United States; Health care; United States. Dept. of Health and Human Services; Living Legends; Bowen, Otis R.
Otis "Doc" Bowen, M.D. began his career as a family physician and went on to serve in the Indiana legislature and then as Indiana's governor from 1973 to 1981. In 1985 he was nominated by president Ronald...
Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh
Religious education; Education; University of Notre Dame--Presidents; College presidents--Indiana; Catholic Church--United States--Clergy; Social reformers--United States; Presidential Medal of Freedom; Living Legends; Hesburgh, Theodore Martin, 1917-
Rev. Hesburgh is president emeritus of Notre Dame University. He is a national leader in the field of education. During his career he has served on numerous commissions, was chairman of the International...
Webster, Marie D. (Marie Daugherty), 1859-1956; Quilts; Quilting; Artists; Textiles; Textile art; Business enterprises; Authors; Women; Clothing & dress; Fur; Business people
Webster was one of the most influential quilt designers of the twentieth century. Her book, "Quilts: Their Story and How to Make Them," published in 1915, was the first book wrritten on the history of...
Bushemi, John; Photographers; Photographic apparatus & supplies; Photography; Photojournalism; World War, 1939-1945; Soldiers; Photojournalists; Cameras; Military uniforms; Helmets; Firearms; Rifles; Cigarettes
John A. Bushemi was born in Centerville, Iowa in 1917. His family moved to Gary, Indiana in 1930. He quit high school to work in the steel mill and got his first camera as a teenager. In 1936 he went to...
Sperry, Portia Howe; Dolls; Authors; Toys; Rag dolls
Portia Howe Sperry was born in Illinois. She married Ralph Waldo Emerson Sperry and they lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sperry's husband Ralph was a nationally known piano designer. When the Great Depression...
Sperry, Ralph, 1880-1961; Pianos; Musical instrument industry; Piano--Construction; Rudolph Wurlitzer Company
Ralph Sperry was a nationally known piano designer. When the Great Depression hit he was living with his family in Ft. Wayne where he worked for the Packard Piano Company. The family moved to Nashville,...
John T. McCutcheon
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949; Cartoonists; Newspaper industry; Authors, American--Indiana
McCutcheon graduated form Purdue University in 1889. He moved to Chicago and worked for the Chicago Morning News in 1895 and wrote front page cartoons. He was a political cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune...
Business people; Businessmen; New York Stock Exchange; Portraits; Paintings
Director and Chairman of the Board of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, President of the New York Stock Exchange
Dan Patch (Race horse); Horses; Horse racing; Racetracks (Horse racing)
From the time he started racing in 1900 until he retired from exhibitions in 1909, Dan Patch did not lose a race and finished second in only two heats. In 1905 Dan Patch set a world's record for the mile...
Mordecai "Three Fingers" Brown
Baseball; Baseball players; Sports
Mordecai Brown played baseball for 14 years in the major leagues, including pitching several seasons for the Chicago Cubs. He was a right handed pitcher, throwing a natural sinker and curve ball. In 1949...
Hoagland Howard Carmichael
Songs & music; Composers; Singers; Musicians; Pianos
Carmichael was born in Monroe County and grew-up during the ragtime era. He formed a jazz band while he was studying law at Indiana University. In 1927 when he heard a recording of his song "Washboard...
Baseball; Baseball managers; Baseball players; Baseball Hall of Fame (Cooperstown, N.Y.); Baseball managers, African American; Negro baseball leagues; Negro athletes; Sports
He was a professional baseball player and manager of the Negro Leagues from 1915 through the 1950s. His career began playing for the Indianapolis ABCs in 1915 and included stops with several teams during...
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