Over Jane Fonda’s long and versatile career, the Oscar-winning
actress has enthralled audiences in a variety of roles. She has
been an inspiration for health and fitness and has tirelessly
advocated for social and political change.
A pioneer of children’s literature, Theodor Seuss Geisel, known
to the world as “Dr. Seuss,” charmed generations of youngsters
and parents with his memorable rhymes, fanciful illustrations and
unique characters while inspiring them to love reading and the
Award-winning artist Robert Graham is internationally renowned
for his civic monuments, public art installations and awards.
Graham’s work has been the subject of over eighty solo
exhibitions and three retrospective exhibitions in the United
States, Europe, Japan, and Mexico, and is included in many
national and international museum collections.
An impresario in the broadest sense, Quincy Jones is a composer,
record producer, artist, film producer, arranger, conductor,
instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive,
television station owner, magazine founder, best-selling author,
multi-media entrepreneur and humanitarian.
Often referred to as the “Godfather of Fitness,” Jack LaLanne is
America’s original exercise and nutrition guru. As a television
celebrity, lecturer, businessman and motivational speaker,
LaLanne brought the gospel of fitness into American homes for
more than fifty years.
Dorothea Lange’s photographs have etched the faces of the poor
and forgotten into the American memory. Her compassionate images
of disadvantaged Native Americans, displaced families of the
Great Depression, and interned Japanese Americans during World
War II helped develop documentary photography as we know it
As California’s first woman architect, Julia Morgan surmounted
gender barriers at home and abroad, inspiring generations of
young women to follow their dreams.
While attending UC Berkeley as one of its first female civil
engineering students, Morgan became interested in architecture.
On the advice of a professor, architect Bernard Maybeck, she
moved to Paris to try to gain admission to the all-male Ecole des
Beaux-Arts. It took two years, but her perseverance paid off, and
in 1898 she became the first woman admitted to the prestigious
As governor, senator, university founder, and especially as a
driving force behind the building of the transcontinental
railroad, Leland Stanford helped shape California’s history for
more than three decades.
Founder of the Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California,
Alice Waters is considered by many to be the originator of
“California Cuisine.” Her philosophy of using only fresh, locally
grown organic ingredients and her advocacy of sustainable
agriculture has made her one of America’s most influential chefs.