New Jersey Hall of Fame's 2012 nominees set

ANGELA DELLI SANTI - Associated Press
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FILE - In this Sept. 1990 file photograph, Dizzy Gillespie plays his trumpet on the main stage during the Monterey Jazz Festival in Sept. 1990. Gillespie has been announced as a nominee for the 2012 class of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Fifty accomplished historical figures, artists, entertainers and innovators, all with Garden State ties, are in the running this year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — 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.