Born in Pelion, SC, Paul Benjamin was a film, television, and theater actor whose career spanned over five decades. Best known as "M.L.," Benjamin starred in "Do the Right Thing," "Across 110th Street," and "Escape from Alcatraz."
Born in Charleston, SC Alice Childress was a novelist, playwright, and actress. She is known as the only African-American woman to have written, produced, and published plays for four decades.
Stephen Tyrone Colbert is a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical Comedy Central program The Colbert Report.