Eli Manning Headlines Latest NJ Hall Of Fame Class
In June, fifty nominees were announced as potential inductees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame. From that list of fifty, twenty-nine were selected. NJ.com has the full list, ranging from Sports to Arts & Entertainment to Public Service and more.
Here are some of the biggest names to be inducted:
Eli Manning - Okay, don't get me wrong, I'm a huge Giants fan and will always be grateful for the two championships that Eli led my team to...but he was born in Louisiana and went to college in Mississippi. He was actually drafted by the San Diego Chargers, and only became a Giant because his dad complained. He currently lives in Summit, so I guess just being a celebrity who lives in Jersey is enough to get inducted.
Anne Hathaway - I don't get why there is such a strong dislike for Anne Hathaway, because she seems like a perfectly pleasant person. She was technically born in Brooklyn, but she did go to high school in Millburn in Essex County.
Ed Harris - Apollo 13, The Truman Show, Pollock, The Abyss, Glengarry Glen Ross, Westworld; Ed Harris is an amazing actor. He was born in Englewood and raised in Tenafly.
Fairleigh S. Dickinson - Wait, Fairleigh Dickinson was a real person? I had literally no idea. I guess I assumed that Mr. Fairleigh and Mr. Dickinson got together and founded a university together, but nope, Fairleigh was the first name of Mr. Dickinson, the benefactor of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Dickinson also founded the medical technology company Becton Dickinson.
Some other notables include actor John Amos, Danny Aiello, and Whitney Houston's mother Cissy.
The normal in-person induction ceremony for the Hall is obviously cancelled, but they will host a virtual ceremony on October 18th.