New Jersey Hall of Fame’s 2012 nominees set

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 .

The top two vote-getters in each category will be inducted in


Previous inductees include Civil Rights activist Paul Robeson,

rock musician Bruce Springsteen, actor Jack Nicholson and Olympian

Carl Lewis.