New Jersey Hall of Fame's 2012 Nominees Set

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:02 PM EDT
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New Jersey Hall of Fame's 2012 Nominees Set

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Former NFL coach Bill Parcells is a 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame nominee.

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Jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, former NFL coach Bill Parcells and "Superman" actor Christopher Reeve are among the nominees for the New Jersey Hall of Fame's 2012 class.

The hall announced the nominees for its fifth class on Tuesday. In all, there are 50 nominees from the fields of arts and entertainment, sports, enterprise and history.

Gillespie and Parcells, both of Englewood, and Reeve, of Princeton, were joined by artist Alexander Calder of Hoboken and Revolutionary War heroine Molly Pitcher of Trenton.

It's now up to voters to choose. They have until January to cast their ballots at www.NJHallofFame.org .

The top two vote-getters in each category will be inducted in June.

Previous inductees include Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson, rock musician Bruce Springsteen, actor Jack Nicholson and Olympian Carl Lewis.

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