United States Senator Edmund Sixtus Muskie (1914-1996), the 1968 Democratic vice-presidential nominee and briefly a presidential candidate in 1972, was one of the key congressional leaders in formulating national policy on urban affairs and the environment during the 1960s and 1970s.
Mary Pickford (1893-1979) was the first star of American cinema. Immensely popular in the silent era of motion pictures, Pickford was also a savvy businesswoman and the first female movie mogul. She and three other film legends (including one-time husband Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.) formed United Artists to produce and distribute their work. In 1953, she sold her share of the company for $3 million, the equivalent of nearly $30 million in 2019. After divorcing her husband, Pickford fell onto hard times, succumbing to alcoholism and a life of seclusion. Still, she lived a long life with an intact legacy that will never be forgotten by the film industry.