Meet the Boomers

Meet the Boomer List: Samuel L. Jackson

The Boomer List

Raised poor in segregated Chattanooga, Tenn., Jackson was a civil rights activist in college before becoming one of the top-grossing actors of all time.
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Meet the Boomer List: Billy Joel

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Bard of the baby boomers, Billy Joel captured the spirit of his generation in such hits as “We Didn’t Start the Fire” and “Goodnight Saigon.”
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Meet the Boomer List: Tommy Hilfiger

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A self-taught designer, Tommy Hilfiger turned heads with his all-American look and gutsy ad campaigns.
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Meet the Boomer List: Rosie O’Donnell

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As host of her own TV talk show, O’Donnell was dubbed the “Queen of Nice” for her friendly banter, but she’s never been afraid to speak her mind.
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Meet the Boomer List: Deepak Chopra

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Dubbed “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine” by Time magazine, Chopra has reached millions through TV and books.
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Meet the Boomer List: Erin Brockovich

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Brockovich helped win a record-shattering lawsuit for families who were poisoned by contaminated drinking water, inspiring the movie bearing her name.
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Meet the Boomer List: Ronnie Lott

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Feared on the football field, Lott showed his softer side working with the sick and homeless.
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Meet the Boomer List: Virginia “Ginni” Rometty

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Ginni Rometty worked her way to the top at IBM during a 30-year career that she began as a systems engineer.
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Meet the Boomer List: David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle’s portraits of everyone from Eminem to Hillary Clinton made him one of his generation’s most provocative photographers.
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Meet the Boomer List: Julieanna Richardson

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As a schoolgirl, Julieanna Richardson was struck by the lack of black people in her history books.
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