This gallery looks at famous Cornell University, an Upstate New York legendary school since its founding over 150 years ago.  Arguably, Cornell has one of the most expansive and eclectic rosters of famous names that graduated or attended the university.

In this gallery you will find writers, actors, politicians, people who have won every imaginable award from the Emmy Award to the Nobel Prize to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  And, believe me, there are many, many surprises along the way.

Perhaps the biggest surprise to this writer is the fact that two actors attended Cornell University long before they reached stardom.  Both appeared in what would have to be called two of the most legendary children's films ever made.  The movies, made 30 years apart, are among films that get watched every year by families all over the world.  One performer attended Cornell before his immortal screen role, the other after his acting days were over..

Also in this gallery is a beloved writer who won a historic Pulitzer Prize, a TV broadcaster who hosted television's first reality show, and a rock and roll singer who has sold more than 30,000,000 albums.  One entertainer is the proud owner of 19 Emmy Awards.  You know him, and I'm sure you love him.

So here is to you, Cornell alumni.  There are a lot of you (it is estimated that there are more than 250,000 living Cornell alumni out there).  Here is a gallery of some famous names of former students you may (or may not) remember.

UPSTATE LEGENDS: Cornell University!

Cornell is one of the finest colleges in the United States and is a shining star in the world of New York State academia. It was founded by Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White. Its beautiful campus sits on one of the highest parts of the Ithaca, NY landscape. This gallery does not look at the history of the college but rather takes a look at some of the most famous names that either graduated or attended this legendary college. The list includes writers, politicians, actors, Nobel Prize winners, and other notable names that will poke your memory to bring back their image or story. I mean, who knew that the very first host of the TV game show "Jeopardy" attended Cornell University? You will find him in this gallery!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

"Order Up!" 26 Of the Best Diners in New York State

From the tip of Long Island to the tip of Western New York, the Empire State has no shortage of excellent diners. Some have been around for a decade or so, and some have been around for five decades or so. Most are mom-and pop diners that have been in the family for a couple of generations. It is always fun to eat at a diner and we submit that these 26 are just too good to pass up. Stop in...the coffee pot is always ready! (Note: We had to include a diner in New York City, where more than 100 of these places in the 5 boroughs carry the name "diner" with them!)

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio