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A sampling of Washington state "War Babies" -- the influential generation born between 1939 and 1945:
(top row left-right) Octavia Butler, noted science-fiction writer; JoAnne Carner, Hall of Fame golfer; Dale Chihuly, internationally renowned glass artist; Michael Clarke, drummer for The Byrds; Judy Collins, famous singer.
(middle row left-right): Linda Evans, award-winning actress; Jimi Hendrix, iconic rock musician; J.A. Jance, prolific mystery writer; Kitty Kelley, writer of unauthorized biographies; Ed Kirkpatrick, major league baseball player.
(bottom row left-right) Craig T. Nelson, actor; Merrilee Rush, singer; Ron Santo, Baseball Hall of Famer; Dick Scobee, Commander Space Shuttle Challenger.

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War Babies: The Generation that Changed America

“War Babies” are those born between 1939 and 1945 ... this sometimes forgotten but distinctive generation is largely responsible for reshaping American culture after World War II.