Atoy Wilson, at 13 was the first African-American to make it to the U.S Skating Championships and to also break through racial barriers. He retired at the top of his game and is now a production accountant for the television industry.
Gene Wilder was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for best actor for his role as Willy Wonka, in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. He went on to win a Prime time Emmy Award for outstanding guest actor. He died in August 2016 of complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Appearing as a handy- man on the sit com The Facts of Life, his career evolved as an actor and he went into screen writing and producing. He was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world.