Namesakes for Mel

Hall-of-Famers: 3 football, 1 baseball
      (baseball) Mel Ott   1951  
      (football) Mel Hein   1963  
      (football) Mel Blount   1989  
      (football) Mel Renfro   1996  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor
      Mel Gibson   1956-  
Notable Athletes: 3 football, 1 baseball
      (baseball) Mel Ott   1909-1958  
      (football) Mel Hein   1909-1992  
      (football) Mel Renfro   1941-  
      (football) Mel Blount   1948-  
Notable Filmmakers: 2 directors
      Mel Brooks   1926-  
      Mel Gibson   1956-  
Olympic Medalists: 3 gold, 1 gold/silver
      (gold/silver) Melvin Sheppard (a.k.a. Mel)   1908; 1912   1500 m; medley relay; 4x400 m relay; 800 m  
      (gold) Mel Patton   1948   200 m; 4x100 m relay  
      (gold) Mel Counts   1964   basketball  
      (gold) Melvin Pender Jr. (a.k.a. Mel)   1968   4x100 m relay  
Oscar Award Winners: 1 director
      (director) Mel Gibson   1995   Braveheart  
Saints: 1 saint
      Saint Mél of Ardagh   ?-488  
Tony Award Winners: 1 director
      (director) Mel Brooks   2001   The Producers