New Smyrna Beach, Florida
New Smyrna Beach is a city in Volusia County
Volusia County, Florida
Volusia County is a county located in the state of Florida. The U.S. Census Bureau 2010 official county's population was 494,593 . Its county seat is DeLand, and its most populous city is currently Deltona....

, Florida
Florida is a state in the southeastern United States, located on the nation's Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It is bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. With a population of 18,801,310 as measured by the 2010 census, it...

, United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

. The population was 20,048 according to the 2000 census. As of 2007, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 23,161.


The area was settled in 1768, when Scottish physician Dr. Andrew Turnbull established the colony of "New Smyrna." The colony occupies a notable place in history by being the single largest attempt by a member of the British Crown at colonization in the New World
New World
The New World is one of the names used for the Western Hemisphere, specifically America and sometimes Oceania . The term originated in the late 15th century, when America had been recently discovered by European explorers, expanding the geographical horizon of the people of the European middle...


Turnbull transplanted around 1500 settlers, from Minorca
Min Orca or Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. It takes its name from being smaller than the nearby island of Majorca....

, Majorca, Ibiza
Ibiza or Eivissa is a Spanish island in the Mediterranean Sea 79 km off the coast of the city of Valencia in Spain. It is the third largest of the Balearic Islands, an autonomous community of Spain. With Formentera, it is one of the two Pine Islands or Pityuses. Its largest cities are Ibiza...

, Smyrna
Smyrna was an ancient city located at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. Thanks to its advantageous port conditions, its ease of defence and its good inland connections, Smyrna rose to prominence. The ancient city is located at two sites within modern İzmir, Turkey...

, Crete
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits...

, Mani Peninsula
Mani Peninsula
The Mani Peninsula , also long known as Maina or Maïna, is a geographical and cultural region in Greece. Mani is the central peninsula of the three which extend southwards from the Peloponnese in southern Greece. To the east is the Laconian Gulf, to the west the Messenian Gulf...

, and Sicily
Sicily is a region of Italy, and is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Along with the surrounding minor islands, it constitutes an autonomous region of Italy, the Regione Autonoma Siciliana Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature,...

, to grow hemp
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, sugarcane
Sugarcane refers to any of six to 37 species of tall perennial grasses of the genus Saccharum . Native to the warm temperate to tropical regions of South Asia, they have stout, jointed, fibrous stalks that are rich in sugar, and measure two to six metres tall...

, indigo
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, and to produce rum
Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels...


The colony suffered major losses due to insect-borne diseases and Native American raids; and tensions grew due to mistreatment by Turnbull. Due to these complications, the remaining colonists marched north to St. Augustine
St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine is a city in the northeast section of Florida and the county seat of St. Johns County, Florida, United States. Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorer and admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, it is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United...

 along the Old King's Highway, to claim mistreatment by Turnbull to the Governor of Florida in St. Augustine in 1777; then a British protectorate. Soon after, St. Augustine was returned to the Spanish, and Turnbull abandoned his colony for life in Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is the second largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. It was made the county seat of Charleston County in 1901 when Charleston County was founded. The city's original name was Charles Towne in 1670, and it moved to its present location from a location on the west bank of the...


The St. Photios National Shrine on St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida, honors the settlers of New Smyrna, who were the first Greek Orthodox followers in North America. The historical exhibit adjoining the Chapel tells the moving story of their plight in great detail, with accompanying exhibits.

The area was then only sparsely populated due to the frequent raids by Seminole Indians. During the American Civil War
American Civil War
The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States of America. In response to the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America ; the other 25...

 in the 1860s the still-standing "Stone Wharf" was shelled by Union gunboats. In 1887, the Town of New Smyrna was incorporated with a population of 150. In 1892, the arrival of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway
Florida East Coast Railway
The Florida East Coast Railway is a Class II railroad operating in the U.S. state of Florida; in the past, it has been a Class I railroad.Built primarily in the last quarter of the 19th century and the first decade of the 20th century, the FEC was a project of Standard Oil principal Henry Morrison...

 lead to an increase in the area's population and a boom in its economy, which was based on tourism, citrus, and commercial fishing industries.

During Prohibition
Prohibition in the United States
Prohibition in the United States was a national ban on the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol, in place from 1920 to 1933. The ban was mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution, and the Volstead Act set down the rules for enforcing the ban, as well as defining which...

 in the 1920s the city and its river islands were popular sites for moonshine stills and hideouts for rumrunners
Rum-running, also known as bootlegging, is the illegal business of transporting alcoholic beverages where such transportation is forbidden by law...

 coming in from the Bahamas
The Bahamas
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 through Mosquito Inlet, now Ponce de León Inlet
Ponce de León Inlet
The Ponce de León Inlet is a natural opening in the barrier islands in northern Florida that connects the north end of the Mosquito Lagoon and the south end of the Halifax River to the Atlantic Ocean. It is the site of the town of Ponce Inlet, Florida and the Ponce de Leon Inlet Light...

. "New Smyrna" became "New Smyrna Beach" in 1947, when the city annexed the seaside community of Coronado Beach. Today, it is a bustling resort town of over 20,000 permanent residents, with over 1,000,000 visitors annually.

Like its Spanish partner to the north, St. Augustine, New Smyrna has stood under four flags: first the British, then the Spanish, then the American flag in 1845, followed by the Confederate Jack, and finally replaced the Stars and Stripes again.

See also: New Smyrna Beach Historic District
New Smyrna Beach Historic District
The New Smyrna Beach Historic District is a U.S. historic district located in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The district is bounded by Riverside Drive, U.S. 1, Ronnoc Lane, and Smith Street. It contains 312 historic buildings.-External links:* at...


New Smyrna Beach is located at 29.030563°N 80.925307°W (29.030563, -80.925307). The city's motto is "cygnus inter anates", which is Latin for "a swan among ducks." The city is located in the Fun Coast
Fun Coast
The Fun Coast is a region of Florida, in the United States. It extends along the Atlantic, or eastern, coast of the state, from Marineland to Canaveral National Seashore, and includes all of Flagler County and Volusia County. It is bounded by the Space Coast on the south and by the First Coast on...

 region of the state of Florida.

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 30.8 square miles (79.8 km²). 27.7 square miles (71.7 km²) of it is land and 3.1 square miles (8 km²) of it (10.04%) is
water. The city is bordered by the city of Port Orange to the northwest, unincorporated Volusia County the north, the census designated place of Samsula-Spruce Creek to the west, and the city of Edgewater
Edgewater, Volusia County, Florida
Edgewater is a city in Volusia County, Florida, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 18,668. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 20,271.-Geography:Edgewater is located at ....

, Bethune Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore
Canaveral National Seashore
The Canaveral National Seashore is a National Seashore located between New Smyrna Beach and Titusville, Florida, in Volusia County and Brevard County, United States. The park, located on a barrier island, is home to more than 1,000 plant species and 310 bird species. CANA occupies 58,000 acres ...

 to the south. Bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
The Atlantic Ocean is the second-largest of the world's oceanic divisions. With a total area of about , it covers approximately 20% of the Earth's surface and about 26% of its water surface area...

, New Smyrna Beach is on the Indian River
Indian River (Florida)
The Indian River is a waterway in Florida, a part of the Indian River Lagoon system which forms the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. It extends southward from the Ponce de Leon inlet in New Smyrna Beach, Florida [Volusia County] southward and across the "Haulover Canal" and along the western shore...


The city is crossed by Interstate 95
Interstate 95 in Florida
Interstate 95 is the main Interstate Highway on the east coast of the United States; it serves the Atlantic coast of Florida. It begins at a partial interchange with U.S. Highway 1 just south of downtown Miami, and heads north past Daytona Beach and Jacksonville to the Georgia state line at the St...

, U.S. Route 1
U.S. Route 1 in Florida
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, U.S. Route 1A
U.S. Route 1A
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, Florida State Road 5, Florida State Road 44 and Florida State Road 442.


Like the rest of Florida north of Lake Okeechobee
Lake Okeechobee
Lake Okeechobee , locally referred to as The Lake or The Big O, is the largest freshwater lake in the state of Florida. It is the seventh largest freshwater lake in the United States and the second largest freshwater lake contained entirely within the lower 48 states...

, New Smyrna Beach enjoys a humid subtropical(Koppen, Cfa) climate characterized by hot, humid summers and mild, mostly dry winters. New Smyrna Beach, like many coastal locations on peninsular Florida, is also home to several tropical microclimates where Coconut Palm and Banana
Banana is the common name for herbaceous plants of the genus Musa and for the fruit they produce. Bananas come in a variety of sizes and colors when ripe, including yellow, purple, and red....

 can grow to maturity and fruit. Although four seasons are thought to be present by some, this area is normally dominated by two distinct seasons: the rainy season, from April until November, and the shorter dry season, from November to March. Spring and autumn are normally too subtle to be noticed as the majority of trees here are not deciduous, and therefore do not lose their leaves. Although it can be chilly and damp during the winter, the temperatures very rarely drop below freezing, and temperatures usually remain comfortable during the winter. The city has only recorded snowfall three times in its 250 year history. The summers, on the other hand, are very long and hot, with ferocious thunderstorms in the afternoon, as central Florida is the lightning capital of the Americas. The growing season is twelve months, USDA hardiness zone is 9b. Dangers include hurricanes from June until November, and Nor'easter
A nor'easter is a type of macro-scale storm along the East Coast of the United States and Atlantic Canada, so named because the storm travels to the northeast from the south and the winds come from the northeast, especially in the coastal areas of the Northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada...

s in the winter. Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley
Hurricane Charley was the third named storm, the second hurricane, and the second major hurricane of the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season. Charley lasted from August 9 to August 15, and at its peak intensity it attained 150 mph winds, making it a strong Category 4 hurricane on the...

 exited over New Smyrna Beach on August 13, 2004, after crossing the state in a northeastern direction from initial landfall in Punta Gorda, Florida
Punta Gorda, Florida
Punta Gorda is a city in Charlotte County, Florida, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau estimates of 2007, the city had a population of 16,762. It is the county seat of Charlotte County and the only incorporated municipality in the county...



As of the census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common...

of 2000, there were 20,048 people, 9,839 households, and 5,844 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and particularly to humans...

 was 724.1 inhabitants per square mile (279.5/km2). There were 13,618 housing units at an average density of 491.9 per square mile (189.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.57% White, 6.27% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.50% of the population.

There were 9,839 households, out of which 14.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between people that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged in a variety of ways, depending on the culture or subculture in which it is found...

 living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.02 and the average family size was 2.52.

In the city the population was spread out with 13.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 19.6% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 34.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,372, and the median income for a family was $43,409. Males had a median income of $29,544 versus $25,706 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
Per capita income or income per person is a measure of mean income within an economic aggregate, such as a country or city. It is calculated by taking a measure of all sources of income in the aggregate and dividing it by the total population...

 for the city was $23,547. About 7.3% of families and 10.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.

Elementary schools

  • Chisholm Elementary
  • Coronado Beach Elementary
  • Read-Pattillo Elementary
  • Sacred Heart School (Private Catholic)


Named one of "America's Top Small Cities for The Arts," New Smyrna Beach is home to the Atlantic Center for the Arts
Atlantic Center for the Arts
Atlantic Center for the Arts is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary artists’ community and arts education facility dedicated to promoting artistic excellence by providing talented artists an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished contemporary artists in the...

, an artists-in-residence community and educational facility, the Harris House, the Little Theatre and Arts on Douglas. Arts shows featuring visual and performing arts occur throughout the year.

Shark attacks

According to the International Shark Attack File maintained by the University of Florida, Volusia County, Florida had more confirmed shark bites than any other region in the world in 2007. Experts from the University of Florida have referred to the county as having the "dubious distinction as the world’s shark bite capital". The trend continued in 2008, during which time the town also it broke its own record, with 24 shark bites.

An Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
The Orlando Sentinel is the primary newspaper of the Orlando, Florida region. It was founded in 1876. The Sentinel is owned by Tribune Company and is overseen by the Chicago Tribune. As of 2005, the Sentinel’s president and publisher was Kathleen Waltz; she announced her resignation in February 2008...

photographer filmed a four-foot spinner shark
Spinner shark
The spinner shark is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae, named for the spinning leaps it makes as a part of its feeding strategy. This species occurs in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide, except for in the eastern Pacific Ocean...

 jumping over a surfer, a reversal of jumping the shark
Jumping the shark
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Elected city government officials include:
  • Adam Barringer – Mayor
    In many countries, a Mayor is the highest ranking officer in the municipal government of a town or a large urban city....

  • Judy Reiker – Zone 1 Commissioner
    Commissioner is in principle the title given to a member of a commission or to an individual who has been given a commission ....

  • J.S. Grasty – Zone 2 Commissioner
  • James W. Hathaway – Zone 3 Commissioner
  • Lynne Plaskett – Zone 4 Commissioner

Notable natives/residents

  • Dallas Baker
    Dallas Baker
    Dallas Leon Baker is an American professional football player who is a wide receiver with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League...

    , football player
  • Joseph Barbara
    Joseph Barbara (actor)
    Joseph Edward Barbara is an American television and soap opera actor.Barbara was born on 5 December 1967 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. He has a B.S. in television and film production from Syracuse University...

    , actor
  • Bryan Bassett
    Bryan Bassett
    Bryan Bassett is an American guitarist who has played with several notable bands but is probably best known as a member of Wild Cherry in the 1970s who had a huge hit with "Play That Funky Music."-Early career:...

    , guitarist for Wild Cherry, Molly Hatchet
    Molly Hatchet
    Molly Hatchet is an American southern rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1975. They are widely known for their hit song "Flirtin' with Disaster" from the album of the same title. The band, founded by Dave Hlubek and Steve Holland, took its name from a prostitute who allegedly mutilated...

    , and Foghat
    Foghat are a British rock band that had their peak success in the mid- to late-1970s. Their style can be described as "blues-rock," or boogie-rock dominated by electric and electric slide guitar. The band has achieved five gold records...

  • Scott Bauer
    Scott Bauer
    Scott George Bauer was the senior pastor of The Church On the Way . He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the King’s College and Seminary and as the supervisor the Los Angeles North Valley District of Foursquare Churches...

    , drummer (Lucy's Fur Coat)
  • Emory L. Bennett
    Emory L. Bennett
    -External links:*...

    , decorated soldier
  • The Beu Sisters
    The Beu Sisters
    The Beu Sisters are a pop-rock girl group from the U.S. state of Florida. The members of the group are sisters Candice , Christie , and Danielle . The sisters were born in the state of New York to parents who performed on Broadway, and from an early age the girls were singing together...

    , musical group
  • Laura Alicia Brown
    Laura Alicia Brown
    Laura Alicia Brown is a former American college and professional golfer.Brown was born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She attended New Smyrna Beach High School and graduated in 1987....

    , golfer
  • Al Capone
    Al Capone
    Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone was an American gangster who led a Prohibition-era crime syndicate. The Chicago Outfit, which subsequently became known as the "Capones", was dedicated to smuggling and bootlegging liquor, and other illegal activities such as prostitution, in Chicago from the early...

    , gangster and crime boss
  • Charlie Carlson
    Charlie Carlson
    Charlie Carl Carlson, Jr. , is an American author, novelist, actor, and film producer. Known as "Florida's Man in Black", or "Master of the Weird", Carlson specializes in the paranormal, strange events and places, and many historical books...

    , author, film producer, actor, and TV host for Weird Florida: Roads Less Traveled
  • Truett Cathy, restaurant franchise founder and author
  • Wes Chandler
    Wes Chandler
    Wesley Sandy "Wes" Chandler is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League for eleven seasons in the 1970s and 1980s...

    , football player
  • Aaron Cormican
    Aaron Cormican
    Aaron Cormican , known as "Gorkin", is an American Professional surfer known for his aggressive style, he is often tagged by some as the best air and junk surfer in the world. Gorkin currently surfs for Lost Enterprises. Gorkin is also the inventor of the "Gorkin Flip" a backside double grab...

    , Professional Surfer
  • Rich Crunkilton, MMA fighter
  • Joyce Cusack
    Joyce Cusack
    Joyce Marie Cusack is an American politician. She is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 27th District and a member of the Democratic Party. Her district covered a part of Volusia County, Florida....

    , Florida politician
  • Johnny Damon
    Johnny Damon
    Johnny David Damon is an American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter. From 2000–2008, he was third among active players in runs and seventh in hits and stolen bases . He is currently second among active leaders in triples , five behind Carl Crawford...

    , baseball player
  • David Faustino
    David Faustino
    David Anthony Faustino is an American actor and rap artist primarily known for his role as Bud Bundy on the sitcom Married with Children.-Early life:...

    , child actor
  • Darrell Fullington
    Darrell Fullington
    Darrell Fullington is a former American football free safety.Fullington was drafted fifth round out of the University of Miami to the Minnesota Vikings in 1988. Darrell was also with the New England Patriots, waived by them in September 1991 and eventually claimed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

    , football player
  • Kathie Lee Gifford
    Kathie Lee Gifford
    Kathie Lee Gifford is an American television host, singer, songwriter and actress, best known for her 15-year run on the talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, which she co-hosted with Regis Philbin...

    , talk show host
  • Suzanne Kosmas
    Suzanne Kosmas
    Suzanne M. Kosmas is the former U.S. Representative for , serving from 2009 until 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party...

    , former congresswoman
  • Jean McBride
    Jean McBride
    Jean McBride was appointed to the Provincial Court of Manitoba on June 18, 2008, filling an opening in Portage la Prairie.Judge McBride studied law at the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1998. From her graduation until her appointment to the bench, she practiced as a provincial Crown attorney...

    , actress, (Love of Life soap opera)
  • Jimmy McMillan
    Jimmy McMillan
    James "Jimmy" McMillan III is an American political activist, perennial candidate, Vietnam War veteran, and karate expert, as well as a former postal worker and private investigator from Brooklyn, New York. He is best known as the founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party, a New York-based...

    , perennial candidate from New York, and founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party
    Rent Is Too Damn High Party
    The Rent Is Too Damn High Party is a political party in New York that has nominated candidates for mayor of New York City in 2005 and 2009 and for governor and senator in 2010. Jimmy McMillan was the mayoral candidate both times and a candidate for governor. In 2005, he received more than 4,000...

  • Walter M. Miller, Jr.
    Walter M. Miller, Jr.
    Walter Michael Miller, Jr. was an American science fiction author. Today he is primarily known for A Canticle for Leibowitz, the only novel he published in his lifetime. Prior to its publication he was a prolific writer of short stories.- Biography :Miller was born in New Smyrna Beach, Florida...

    , science fiction writer
  • Jack Mitchell
    Jack Mitchell (photographer)
    Jack Mitchell in Key West, Florida is an American photographer and author, who is best known for his iconic images of artists, dancers, film and theatre performers, musicians and writers. Mitchell created lasting photographic images of individuals as diverse as Andy Warhol, Leontyne Price, Arnie...

    , photographer
  • Eddie Money
    Eddie Money
    Eddie Money is an American rock guitarist, saxophonist and singer-songwriter who found success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 hits and platinum albums...

    , musician/songwriter
  • Harold Nichols
    Harold Nichols (American football)
    -Playing history:Nichols played quarterback at the PC before graduating in 1989. He threw for 3688 yards in his three seasons as Blue Hose quarterback.-External links:*...

    , football player
  • Bob Ross
    Bob Ross
    Robert Norman "Bob" Ross was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He is best known as the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, a television program that ran for 12 years on PBS stations in the United States.-Personal life:Ross was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, and...

     painter and philanthropist, died in New Smyrna Beach
  • Tony Stevens
    Tony Stevens
    Tony Stevens is an English musician, best known as the bassist with the bands Foghat and Savoy Brown.- Career :...

    , bass guitarist for British band Foghat
    Foghat are a British rock band that had their peak success in the mid- to late-1970s. Their style can be described as "blues-rock," or boogie-rock dominated by electric and electric slide guitar. The band has achieved five gold records...

  • Sarah Stewart
    Sarah Stewart (cancer researcher)
    Dr. Sarah Stewart was a Mexican American researcher who pioneered the field of viral oncology research.-Early life and education:...

    , cancer researcher
  • John Travolta
    John Travolta
    John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease...

    , actor
  • Daniel Veltri, chef and winner of Hell's Kitchen
    Hell's Kitchen (U.S. season 5)
    Season 5 of the American competitive reality television series Hell's Kitchen began airing on the Fox Network starting on January 29, 2009. The season concluded on May 14, 2009....

  • Neil Young
    Neil Young
    Neil Percival Young, OC, OM is a Canadian singer-songwriter who is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of his generation...

    , musician/songwriter

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