NJ Hall of Fame to Induct Makeup Tycoon Bobbi Brown
Brown will join fellow Montclair resident Yogi Berra and former resident Buzz Aldrin in the Hall of Fame.
By Teresa Akersten
Montclair’s make-up mogul is now a hall of famer.
Cosmetics tycoon Bobbi Brown was named a member of the 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame Monday at Liberty State Park in New Jersey. Brown joins the likes of Montclair residents past and present, respectively, hometown hero Buzz Aldrin and New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra.
Other inductees with Essex County ties include perennial nominee U.S. President Grover Cleveland, who was born in Caldwell and is the only president to be born in the state, comedian Joe Piscopo who was raised in North Caldwell and the late Whitney Houston, who started out singing in her church choir in Newark.
The inductees were announced by Aldrin who was part of the inaugural 2008 class.
The full list of New Jerseyans who will be inducted at a ceremony at the Izod Center planned for Oct. 21 are:
U.S. President Grover Cleveland
American revolution activist Thomas Paine
Filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy Blache
Sculptor J. Seward Johnson, Jr.
New Jersey Governor Tom Kean
Make-up tycoon Bobbi Brown
Inventor and radio & TV pioneer David Sarnoff
Philanthropist Ray Chambers
Vocalists & entertainers Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, and Celia Cruz
TV (M*A*S*H*) & film star Alan Alda
Comedian & film star Joe Piscopo
Track Olympian Joetta Clark Diggs
World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jersey Joe Walcott
Multi-Super Bowl winning football coach Bill Parcells.
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Buzz Aldrin is an American astronaut, and the second person to walk on the Moon. He was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing in history. Wikipedia
Born: January 20, 1930 (age 83), Glen Ridge, NJ
Space missions: Gemini 12, Apollo 11
Nickname: Buzz Aldrin
Full name: Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.
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