A social scientist, a labor activist and a football star are among the newest class of inductees named by Gov. Jerry Brown and first lady Anne Gust Brown to the California Hall of Fame.
At least one of the inductees – the late anthropologist and social scientist Gregory Bateson – impressed Brown long ago. While governor from 1975 to 1983, Brown appointed Bateson to the University of California Board of Regents.
"The Golden State shines brighter thanks to the talent and creativity of these trailblazers," Brown said in a prepared statement. "Their contributions to California are truly inspiring."
The annual Hall of Fame event was started by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and first lady Maria Shriver in 2006. Brown and Gust Brown will present medals to the living inductees and to family members of posthumous inductees at a ceremony on March 20 at the California Museum.
Labor leader and activist
A Stockton native and co-founder of the United Farm Workers union, she remains an active voice for labor in California.
Known as the "last wild Indian, " he worked with University of California scientists to teach about American Indian culture and life.
Actor, film producer and director
An Oscar-winning L.A. resident and politically active liberal, he's made such films as "Bugsy,""Bonnie and Clyde" and "Reds."
Professional football player
Legendary San Francisco 49ers quarterback remains in the Bay Area after retirement and induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Sam, 1885-1927; Harry, 1881-1958; Jack, 1892-1978; Albert, 1884-1967
Movie producers who established their studio in Los Angeles in the early 1920s, they produced the industry's first feature-length "talkie" and more than 70,000 movies, television shows and animated cartoons.
Charles Eames 1907-1978, Ray Eames 1912-1988
The award-winning Sacramento couple designed everything from wartime medical implements to furniture. They developed the Eames demonstration house in Pacific Palisades.
Social scientist, psychology researcher
A fellow at UC Santa Cruz, he was appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the UC Board of Regents in 1978.A state office building in downtown Sacramento bears his name.