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The 2001 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards Honorees:

Irving Berlin -- Towering composer, songwriter, ("God Bless America," "Always," "Blue Skies," "White Christmas") author and publisher, he came to the United States through Ellis Island from Russia at age five.

Felicita Salto - Immigrated through Ellis Island from Italy, arriving in 1920 at the age of six.

Seymour Rexsite - Musical prodigy who became a star of the Yiddish Theater, immigrated from Poland at the age of eight, arriving on Ellis Island in 1920.

Marinus deNooyer - Immigrated from the Netherlands at the age of seven, arriving on Ellis Island in 1905.

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