Donald Jay Rickles was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and author. He became well known as an insult comic. His prominent film roles included Run Silent, Run Deep with Clark Gable and Kelly's Heroes with Clint Eastwood, and beginning in 1976 he enjoyed a two-year run starring in the NBC television sitcom C.P.O. Sharkey.
Alan Alda is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and author. A seven-time Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award winner, he is widely known for his roles as Captain Hawkeye Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H , hosting of Scientific American Frontiers, and as Arnold Vinick in The West Wing . He has also appeared in many feature films, most notably in Crimes and Misdemeanors , as pretentious television producer Lester, and The Aviator as U.S. Senator Owen Brewster, the latter of which saw Alda nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Gertrude Jekyll was a British horticulturist, garden designer, artist, and writer. She created over 400 gardens in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, and wrote over 1,000 articles for magazines such as Country Life and William Robinson's The Garden. Jekyll has been described as "a premier influence in garden design" by British and American gardening enthusiasts.
Edwin Way Teale was an American naturalist, photographer and writer. Teale's works serve as primary source material documenting environmental conditions across North America from 1930 - 1980. He is perhaps best known for his series The American Seasons, four books documenting over 75,000 miles of automobile travel across North America following the changing seasons.