David Bowie and Eleanor Roosevelt

Renaissance Man and Renaissance Woman

Achievements

David Bowie was a British singer, songwriter, record-producer, painter and actor. He was known for his unique style as an artist, especially during the 1970's and his production of over 40 years of music and art. In 1996, Bowie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bowie's influence in "glam rock" inspired creativity in the field and future forms of art, including punk rock music.


Eleanor Roosevelt was an American humanitarian, activist, diplomat and politician. She is probably best known for being First Lady in the 1930's while her husband, Franklin Roosevelt, served as president. She assisted in New Deal programs and served as the eyes and ears for her husband's legislation to help America recover from the Great Depression. She championed the rights of African Americans, women, veterans and World War II refugees. She was the "object of universal respect" and served as the first chair of the United Nation's Commission on Human Rights.