Famous People

Peggy Lee
    Norma Deloris Egstrom, born on a beautiful day on May 26, 1920 in Jamestown, North Dakota, became known for being a famous jazz singer and song writer.  She found her work over a radio station in Fargo, North Dakota.  A friend of hers named Ken Kenedy christened her Peggy Lee.  She later became discovered by Ben Goodman, a man who had a swing band.  Peggy made her first hit recording with Ben Goodman.  She died in 2002.
     Arthur Peterson, born on November 18, 1912 in Mandan, North Dakota, became a famous actor from the 1960's-1970's.  He did acting in western and comedy.  His famous shows and movies, Gilligan's Island and Soap: A Spoof of Soap Operas, gained him lots of money.  Arthur died on October 31, 1996.  He died of Alzheimer's disease at the age of 83.
Arthur Peterson (left)
Phil Jackson                  Phil Jackson, born on September 17, 1945,  played high school basketball and college basketball in North Dakota.  From 1967-1978, he played for the New York Nicks.  From 1978-1980, he played for the New York Nets.  In 1989 he coached the Chicago Bulls, and in 1999 he began coaching the Los Angeles Lakers.  He left the Lakers in 2004, but came back 2005.  Still alive today, he coaches the Lakers at each of their games.