11/6 UPDATE: Dionne Warwick, the legendary five-time GRAMMY Award winning songstress, will be in attendance as a presenter and performer
Since 2008, some 80 greats from 15 fields of human endeavor have been inducted including Bruce Springsteen, Buzz Aldrin, Toni Morrison, Thomas Edison, Jon Bon Jovi, Jack Nicholson, Susan Sarandon, Frankie Valli, General Norman Schwarzkopf, Tony Bennett, Queen Latifah, Carl Lewis and Yogi Berra.
New Jersey Hall of Fame Commission Chairman Bart Oates notes, “The New Jersey Hall of Fame honors citizens who have made invaluable contributions to society and the world beyond. Recognizing these great New Jerseyans in such a distinguished and visible way brings this honor directly to our schools, and reinforces the message to children that they can and should strive for excellence in any endeavor of their choosing.”
The Class of 2014 includes: screenwriter Dorothy Parker, NBC’s Brian Williams, NFL vice-president Howard Katz, chef Alice Waters, performers Dizzy Gillespie and The Shirelles, actor James Gandolfini, basketball player Patrick Ewing, Holocaust survivor Maud Dahme and more.
In addition to the Class of 2014, three recent inductees unable to attend their ceremonies are invited to be officially inducted this year as well: Bill Parcells, Alan Alda, and the E Street Band.
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