POLL: Which Late Star Should Be on the Next U.S. Stamp?
Who among Michael Jackson, Paul Newman or Patrick Swayze is most deserving?
It’s an honor bestowed on America’s best-loved entertainers who’ve passed away – a commemorative U.S. postage stamp.
Elvis has one – the most popular U.S. stamp of all time, in fact. So do Marilyn Monroe and James Dean. As of Wednesday, Katharine Hepburn, who died in 2003, has one too.
The full 2010 lineup is already set. But what happens when the U.S. Postal Service has to ready more celeb-studded stamps? Here are a few ideas to consider for the future:
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• Michael Jackson: One of the most successful musical artists of all time, the King of Pop won 15 Grammy awards, had 13 No. 1 singles in the U.S. and has sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide. He died at age 50 in June 2009.
• Paul Newman: The actor, racecar driver and philanthropist was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning one for The Color of Money. His Newman’s Own food company has raised millions for charity. He died in September 2008 at age 83.
So, tell us: