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Posted on: October 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] NJ Hall of Fame Holds Induction Ceremony Sunday

On Sunday, 7 PM the NJ Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast WWOR my9, NJTV,, and the NJ Hall of Fame Facebook and YouTube pages.

On Sunday, 7 PM the NJ Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be broadcast WWOR my9, NJTV, and the NJ Hall of Fame Facebook and YouTube pages.

 The following will be inducted. The hometown for each inductee is included in case you would like to publicize this through your social media feeds.

Arts & Letters:

  • Charles Addams*, Westfield, Cartoonist and creator of The Addams Family
  • Stephen Crane*, Newark, Author of The Red Badge of Courage
  • Joyce Kilmer*, New Brunswick, Journalist, literary critic and poet best known for “Trees”
  • Fran Lebowitz, Morristown, World-renowned author and public speaker
  • Mort Pye*, Tewksbury, 31-year editor of The Star-Ledger


  • The Borg Family, Hackensack, Former owners and publishers of The Record
  • Linda Bowden, East Brunswick, N.J. regional president at PNC Bank and N.J. Chamber of Commerce board chair
  • Fairleigh Dickinson*, Rutherford, Co-Founder of Fortune 500 company Becton Dickinson, benefactor of Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Steve Kalafer, Flemington, Chairman of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands
  • Joseph Simunovich*, West New York, Former Hudson County freeholder director and chairman of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority

Arts & Entertainment:

  • Danny Aiello*, Ramsey, Academy Award-nominated actor
  • John Amos, Newark, Roots and Good Times actor
  • Ed Harris, Tenafly, Multiple award-winning actor
  • Cissy Houston, Newark, Grammy Award-winning soul and gospel singer
  • Ernie Kovacs*, Trenton, Emmy Award-winning and influential comedian, actor and writer
  • The Nelson Family (Ozzie, Harriet, Ricky, and Dave)*, Jersey City, Stars of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
  • Flip Wilson*, Jersey City, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning host of The Flip Wilson Show, comedian and actor

Public Service:

  • Dr. Virginia Apgar*, Westfield, Anesthesiologist and inventor of the Apgar Score
  • Sister Jane Brady, Paterson, Former president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health
  • General MartinDempsey, Bayonne, Former Army general and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, USA Basketball chair
  • Alfred E. Driscoll*, Haddonfield, 43rdGovernor of New Jersey and president of Warner-Lambert
  • Milton Friedman*, Rahway, Noble Prize-winning economist


  • Rick Barry, Roselle Park, NBA player named one of 50 greatest in history
  • Gerry Cooney, Fanwood, Two-time boxing heavyweight contender
  • Eli Manning, Summit, Former NY Giant quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP
  • Robert Mulcahy, III, Mendham, Former athletic director of Rutgers University
  • C. Vivian Stringer, Piscataway, Head coach of the Rutgers University women’s basketball team

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