Ground-breaking accomplishments in ANY field are worth historical note, IMO. But we aren't talking about Sidney Poitier, are we ? Oprah would be a decent choice, though, IMO.
(I think Whoopi Goldberg's 'contributions' to Black History are insignificant [if there truly are any real contributions], and her career as an entertainer has little historical impact to merit extensive study, IMO)
The Fantasmic! thing does, of course, mark you as suspicious to me ( ), but I always attempt to give you the benefit of the doubt .
Grouchy Rob: once again, I stray from your path of Wisdom. Mea Culpa (note above smileys).