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Willie Dixon

William James Willie Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. A Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright bass and the guitar and as a vocalist, Dixon is perhaps best known as one of the most prolific songwriters of his time. He is recognized as one of the founders of the Chicago blues sound.

Type: Musician, songwriter, arranger, producer, boxerNationality: American

Willie Geist

William Russell Geist (born May 3, 1975) is an American television personality, journalist, and humorist. He is co-anchor of MSNBC's Morning Joe and anchor of Sunday Today with Willie Geist. Geist also frequently serves as a fill-in anchor on both the weekday edition and the Saturday edition of Today. Geist is a correspondent for NBC News and NBC Sports, hosting and contributing to NBC's Olympic coverage.

Type: television presenter,presenterNationality: United States of America

Willie Green

Willie J. Green is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He was selected in the second round of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Seattle SuperSonics and later acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers from Seattle in a draft-night trade for the draft rights to Paccelis Morlende and cash considerations.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

Willie Herenton

Willie Wilbert Herenton is an American politician who was formerly mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, and was candidate for election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, until his defeat in the Democratic primary against incumbent Steve Cohen. He was the first African American to be elected Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee.

Type: PoliticianNationality: American

Willie Keeler

William Henry Keeler in Brooklyn, New York, nicknamed Wee Willie, was a right fielder in professional baseball who played from 1892 to 1910, primarily for the Baltimore Orioles and Brooklyn Superbas in the National League, and the New York Highlanders in the American League.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

Willie Mays

Willie Howard Mays, Jr. is a retired American professional baseball player who spent the majority of his major league career with the New York and San Francisco Giants before finishing with the New York Mets. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979 in his first year of eligibility. Mays was nicknamed The Say Hey Kid.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

Willie McCovey

Willie Lee McCovey (January 10, 1938 – October 31, 2018) was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. Known as "Stretch" during his playing days, and later also nicknamed "Mac" and "Willie Mac," he is best known for his long tenure as one of the sport's greatest stars with the San Francisco Giants.

Type: baseball playerNationality: United States of America

Willie Morris

William Weaks Willie Morris, was an American writer and editor born in Jackson, Mississippi, though his family later moved to Yazoo City, Mississippi, which he immortalized in his works of prose. Morris' trademark was his lyrical prose style and reflections on the American South, particularly the Mississippi Delta. In 1967 he became the youngest editor of Harper's Magazine.

Type: WriterNationality: American

Willie Nelson

Willie Hugh Nelson is an American country music singer-songwriter, as well as an author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger and Stardust, made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music.

Type: Musician, songwriter, producer, actor, activistNationality: American

Willie Robertson

Willie Jess Robertson (born April 22, 1972) is an American TV personality, businessman, outdoorsman, hunter, author, and actor. He is best known for his appearances on the reality TV series Duck Dynasty on A&E, and is the current CEO of the company Duck Commander. Robertson lives in West Monroe, Louisiana with his wife Korie and his children: John Luke, Sadie, Will, Rowdy, Bella, and Rebecca.

Type: chief executive officerNationality: United States of America

Willie Stargell

Wilver Dornell Willie Stargell, nicknamed Pops in the later years of his career, was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire 21-year Major League Baseball career as the left fielder and first baseman for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over his 21-year career with the Pirates, he batted.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

Willie Sutton

William Willie Sutton was a profligate U.S. bank robber. During his forty-year criminal career he stole an estimated $2 million, and eventually spent more than half of his adult life in prison. For his talent at executing robberies in disguises, he gained two nicknames, Willie the Actor and Slick Willie.

Type: CriminalNationality: American

Willie Tyler

Willie Tyler is an American ventriloquist, comedian and actor. Most of the time, he is credited as Willie Tyler and Lester or Willie Tyler & Lester. He has appeared in many television commercials, sitcoms, and movies. He got his first big break in 1972 on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

Type: ComedianNationality: American

Willis Goldbeck

Willis Goldbeck was an American screenwriter and film director. He wrote for 40 films between 1923 and 1962. He also directed ten films between 1942 and 1951. Willis graduated from Worcester Academy.

Type: Dramatist, screenwriterNationality: American

Willis Harman

Willis Harman was an American engineer, social scientist, academic, futurist, writer, and visionary.

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Willis Lamb

Willis Eugene Lamb, Jr. was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1955 together with Polykarp Kusch for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum. Lamb and Kusch were able to precisely determine certain electromagnetic properties of the electron. Lamb was a professor at the University of Arizona College of Optical Sciences.

Type: ScientistNationality: American