1901-26. Their Depression was the Great One, and their war was the Big One. Assertive, energetic team players. Members: Joe DiMaggio, John F. Kennedy and Judy Garland.
1927-45. Cautious, unimaginative and withdrawn, they grew up in a time of conformity. They needed a cause. Jim Henson, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin.
1946-64. Nurtured by their parents, they grew up believing anything was possible. They're idealistic and not done changing the world. Al Gore and Steven Spielberg.
1954-64. Boomer subset. Missed out on revolutionary 1960s and want to make their mark. Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates.
1965-81. Sometimes called Thirteeners. Latchkey kids who grew up smart but isolated. Entrepreneurial, independent, savvy. Uma Thurman, Beyonce Knowles. Vin Diesel.
1982-present. Optimistic, focused, nurtured by ever-present parents. Schedule everything, feel pressured by time. Prince William, Kirsten Dunst and LeBron James.
honors director with luminous premiere
owns Wagner role
is music to the maestro's ears
Festival's opera evening a stunner
40 & booming
a generational thing
lessons learned by 40
shows get the last laugh
'Shrek 2' tops 'Nemo' debut weekend
HEALTH & FITNESS
workout grants your wish
promise the impossible
Body & Mind
Emmy Award caps DeGeneres' comeback
gets rock-star reception
'P' stands for politics
finalist planning first album
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