Famous people from your state

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  1. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    So, who's from your neck of the woods?


    Georgia...

    Laurence Fishburne
    Alan Jackson
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    Ray Charles
    Evander Holyfield
    Jeff Foxworthy
    Burt Reynolds
    Dana Ivey
    Ty Cobb
    Herschel Walker
    Fran Tarkenton
    James Brown
    Truett Cathy
    Raven Symone
    Jeff Francoeur
    Lewis Grizzard
    Trisha Yearwood
    Otis Redding
    Margaret Mitchell
    DeForest Kelley
    Jimmy Carter
    Little Richard
    Gladys Knight
    Oliver Hardy
    Julia Roberts
    Michael Stipe
    Travis Tritt
    Champ Bailey
     
  2. amazingfantasy15 Registered

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    I'm from Illinois, plenty of famous people from there, but I'm most proud that the voice of Homer Simpson went to my high school.
     
  3. Symbiotic Registered

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  4. Immortalfire In the pale moonlight

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    Neato :up:
     
  5. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    Massachusetts:

    From my hometown:
    Jack Kerouac
    Michael Chiklis
    Mickey Ward
    Ed MacMahon went to my highschool

    Rest of the state:
    Ben Affleck
    Matt Damon
    Casey Affleck
    Anthony Clark
    Mike O'Malley
    Dennis Lehane
    Denis Leary
    Lenny Clarke
    Mark Wahlberg
    Donnie Wahlberg
    Aerosmith
    Jay Leno
    Conan O'Brian

    I know theres more but I cant think of the them off the top of my head
     
  6. not really sure iknow a few...
    madonna
    ted nugent
    kid rock
    eminem
    derek jeter
    bob segar
    chris webber
    jeff danials
    gary hogeboom went to my high school haha
     
  7. X-Chick Super.

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    Vanna White :huh:

    That's all I can think of.

    Edit: Oh yeah, most people know Strom Thurmond, too.
     
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    New Mexico:

    All I can think of is Freddie Prince Jr. :funny:
     
  9. StrainedEyes All the way up it!

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    Zach Braff and Kevin Smith? :huh:

    Is there like a site that lists this stuff? I know a bunch of people come from Jersey, I just don't know who.
     
  10. Showtime Your Friend In Time

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    Mass is filled with the famous.
     
  11. SpideyVille Walking out the Desert

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    [FONT=arial,helvetica]NEW YORK :up:

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Lucille Ball
    Humphrey Bogart
    Benjamin N. Cardozo
    Sean Combs Puff Daddy
    Tom Cruise
    Sammy Davis, Jr.
    Henry Louis Gehrig
    Sarah Gellar
    Jackie Gleason
    Edward Hopper
    Washington Irving
    John Jay
    Billy Joel
    Michael Jordan
    Frank Langella
    Vince Lombardi
    Chico, Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo Marx
    Herman Melville
    Rosie O'Donnel
    Christopher Reeve :super:
    John D. Rockefeller
    Norman Rockwell
    Mickey Rooney
    Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Theodore Roosevelt
    Rise Stevens
    Barbra Streisand
    Tupac Shakur
    Martin Van Buren
    Frank Winfield Woolworth

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  12. JP Smelly

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    Yeah, that ^
     
  13. DV8 Band Loser

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    I know of the following off the top of my head:

    James Lovell
    Jeffrey Dahmer
    Ed Gein
    Chris Farley

    I'm sure there are less infamous people too, but . . .
     
  14. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Famous Marylanders


    Spiro T. Agnew vice president, Baltimore
    Benjamin Banneker mathematician, astronomer, Oella/Ellicott City
    John Barth writer, Cambridge
    Eubie Blake musician, Baltimore
    John Wilkes Booth actor, Lincoln assassin, Harford County
    Francis X. Bushman actor, Baltimore
    James M. Cain writer, Annapolis
    Samuel Chase jurist, Sumerset Cty
    John Dickinson statesman, Talbot Cty
    Frederick Douglass abolitionist, Tuckahoe
    Christopher Gist frontiersman, Baltimore
    Philip Glass composer, Baltimore
    Matthew Henson explorer, Charles Cty
    Billie Holiday jazz-blues singer, Baltimore
    Johns Hopkins financier, Anne Arundel Cty
    Reverdy Johnson lawyer, statesman, Annapolis
    Thomas Johnson political leader, Calvert Cty
    Francis Scott Key laywer, author, Carroll Cty
    Thurgood Marshall jurist, Baltimore
    H. L. Mencken writer, Baltimore
    Charles Willson Peale painter, naturalist Queen Annes Cty
    Babe Ruth baseball player, Baltimore
    Upton Sinclair author, Baltimore
    Roger B. Taney jurist, Calvert Cty
    Harriet Tubman abolitionist, Dorchester Cty
    Leon Uris author, Baltimore
    Frank Zappa singer, Baltimore
     
  15. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    Bruce Willis i believe is from Jersey
     
  16. Untilteld Registered

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    I'm in Canada/Ontario/Windsor and there's not many famous people here, the guy who created the Blackberry went to my high-school.
     
  17. Malice BMFH

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    Texas

    Everyone wishes they were from Texas!
     
  18. tzarinna Mamochka

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    Some more from Maryland, some duplicates.



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    William Paca (1740-99) of Annapolis – Signer of the Declaration of Independence

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    Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832) of Annapolis - Signer of the Declaration of Independence

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    Samuel Chase (1743-1811) of Annapolis - Signer of the Declaration of Independence

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    Thomas Stone (1743-87) of Port Tobacco- Signer of the Declaration of Independence

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    Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) of Ellicott City was a surveyor, astronomer, watch repairer, and almanac printer. In 1791 he and Major Andrew Ellicott were appointed by President George Washington to survey the District of Columbia, which became the capital of the United States.

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    Tench Tilghman (1744-86), born near Easton, was aide-de-camp to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The sword that he wore at the battles of Valley Forge and Yorktown, and when delivering news of the War’s end, is on display at the State House in Annapolis.

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    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) founded the Sisters of Charity in Emmitsburg. She was the first native-born North American to be canonized by the Catholic Church.

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    Thomas Kennedy (1776-1832) served as a member of the House of Delegates representing Hagerstown. He believed in religious freedom for all people.

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    Lt. Colonel George Armistead (1780-1818) defended Fort McHenry during the battle in 1814 when the “Star-Spangled Banner” was written. He is buried at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Baltimore.

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    Francis Scott Key (1780-1843), born in Frederick, wrote the “Star-Spangled Banner”, our National Anthem, during the bombardment of Baltimore in 1814. He also penned the phrase “In God We Trust” which is used on the United States currency.

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    Johns Hopkins (1795-1873) born in Anne Arundel County was a philanthropist and financier. Before his death he bequeathed $7 million to found a free hospital, now Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University, both located in Baltimore.

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    George Peabody (1795-1869) was a financier and philanthropist. He established the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. He also lived in London and was only one of two Americans to have been honored with the “Freedom of the City of London” medal.

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    Enoch Pratt (1808-96) founded and was president of the Maryland School for the Deaf and Dumb in Frederick. He later established a free circulating library, the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, in 1886.

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    Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), a famous abolitionist (against slavery) and author, was born on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. At age eight he was sent to Baltimore where he learned to read and write. He spoke out against slavery in the United States and Europe. After the Civil War he fought for the rights of African-Americans and women.

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    Harriet Tubman (1819?-1913) was born into slavery in Dorchester County. When she was thirty she escaped to freedom to Philadelphia where she learned about the Underground Railroad. After receiving her freedom she helped over 300 slaves escape through the Underground Railroad. During the Civil War she worked as a spy, soldier and nurse. In 1995 the United States Postal Service issued a stamp in her honor.

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    John Wilkes Booth (1838-65) was born near Bel Air. He began his acting career in Baltimore. Mr. Booth assassinated President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington in 1865.

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    Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993), born in Baltimore, became the first African-American Justice of the United States Supreme Court. In 1965 President Lyndon Johnson appointed him United States Solicitor General. Two years later he was appointed to the Supreme Court. The Baltimore Washington International; Airport was renamed “Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport” by Governor Robert Ehrlich in 2005.

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    Spiro Agnew (1918-96), the 39th Vice-President of the United States and fifth Republican governor of Maryland, was born in Towson. He was the first person of Greek descent to serve as Vice President and Governor of a state.

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    Edgar Allen Poe (1809-49) lived in Baltimore. He was a well-known author of poems and short fiction. Among his notable works are The Raven and The Fall of the House of Usher.

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    H. L. Mencken (1880-1956) of Baltimore was a newspaper writer, political commentator, and author of A New Dictionary of Quotations.

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    Eubie Blake (1883-1983), born in Baltimore, was a ragtime composer and performer.

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was a well-known author who lived in Baltimore while his wife was a patient at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He wrote The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and several other popular novels.

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    Billie Holiday (1915-59) born in Baltimore made her name as a jazz singer in New York City. Her statue is located at the corner of Lafayette and Pennsylvania Avenues.

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    Jim Henson (1936-1990) grew up outside Washington and attended the University of Maryland. He is best known for the children’s show “Sesame Street.” In 2003 the University of Maryland unveiled a statue of Kermit the Frog and Mr. Henson on a marble bench.
     
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    William H. Macy
    Wilmer Valderrama
    Dwyane "The Rock" Johnson
    Brett Ratner
     
  20. Malice BMFH

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    Famous Texans

    Red Adair fireman oil well fires, Houston
    Alvin Ailey choreographer, Rogers
    Mary Kay Ash cosmetics entrepreneur, Hot Wells
    Steven Fuller Austin founding father of Texas, Austinville,VA
    Gene Autry singer, actor, Tioga
    Kathy Baker actress, Midland
    Clyde Barrow outlaw, Telico
    Carol Burnett comedienne, San Antonio
    Cyd Charisse actress, dancer, Amarillo
    Henry Cisneros politician, San Antonio
    Denton A. Cooley heart surgeon, Houston
    Joan Crawford actress, San Antonio
    Robert Dennard inventor, Terrell
    Dwight David Eisenhower U.S. president, general, Denison
    A. J. Foyt auto racer, Houston
    Larry Hagman actor, Fort Worth
    Ben Hogan golfer, Dublin
    Buddy Holly musician, Lubbock
    Howard Hughes industrialist, film producer, Houston
    Jack Johnson boxer, Galveston
    Lyndon B. Johnson U.S. president, Stonewall
    Michael Johnson olympic sports, Dallas
    George Jones singer, Saratoga
    Janis Joplin blues singer, Port Arthur
    Tommy Lee Jones actor, San Saba
    Trini Lopez singer, Dallas
    Mary Martin singer, actress, Weatherford
    Roger Miller singer, songwriter, Fort Worth
    Spanky McFarland actor, Fort Worth
    Audie Murphy actor, war hero, Kingston
    Willie Nelson singer, Abbot
    Chester Nimitz admiral, Fredricksburg
    Sandra Day O'Connor jurist, El Paso
    Roy Orbisonsinger, Vernon
    Buck Owens singer, Sherman
    Bonnie Parker outlaw, Rowena
    H. Ross Perot philanthropist, Texarkana
    Katherine Anne Porter author, Indian Creek
    Wiley Post aviator, Grand Saline
    Dan Rather TV newscaster, Wharton
    Robert Rauschenberg painter, Port Arthur
    Tex Ritter singer, Murval
    Eugene Wesley Gene Roddenberry screenwriter, El Paso
    Tabitha Soren TV journalist, San Antonio
    Rip Torn actor, director, Temple
    Ernest Tubb country music, Crisp
    Tommy Tune dancer, choreographer, Wichita Falls
    Kathy Whitworth golfer, Monahans
    Dooley Wilson actor, musician, Tyler
    Babe Didrikson Zaharias athlete, golfer, Port Arthur
     
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    Wow...Lots of famous people from Texas then.
     
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    Oxfordshire - England

    Tim Burton :D
     
  23. Malice BMFH

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    actually quite a few more on another website...we just have alot of people here
    :)
     
  24. cerealkiller182 Must Get Deadpool Avatar

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    [FONT=arial,helvetica]John Adams 2nd U.S. president, Braintree
    John Quincy Adams 6th U.S. president, Braintree
    Samuel Adams patriot, Boston
    Jack Albertson actor, Malden
    Horatio Alger author, Revere
    Susan B. Anthony woman suffragist, Adams
    F. Lee Bailey defense attorney, Waltham
    Clara Barton American Red Cross founder, Oxford
    Leonard Bernstein conductor, Lawrence
    Forrest M. Bird inventor, Stoughton
    Harold Stephen Black inventor, Leominster
    Rachel Fuller Brown inventor, Springfield
    William Cullen Bryant poet, editor, Cummington
    Luther Burbank horticulturalist, Lancaster
    George Bush 41st U.S. president, Milton
    John Chapman / Johnny Appleseed nurseryman, Leominster
    William D. Coolidge inventor, Hudson
    John Singleton Copley painter, Boston
    E. E. Cummings poet, Cambridge
    Bette Davis actress, Lowell
    Cecil B. DeMille film director, Ashfield
    Emily Dickinson poet, Amherst
    Ralph Waldo Emerson philosopher, poet, Boston
    Brian Evans singer, Haverhill
    Ann Smith Franklin printer, almanac publisher, Boston
    Benjamin Franklin statesman, scientist, Boston
    Buckminster Fuller architect, educator, Milton
    Robert Hutchings Goddard rocketry, Worcester
    John Hancock statesman, Braintree
    Nathaniel Hawthorne author, Salem
    Oliver Wendell Holmes poet, Cambridge
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. jurist, Boston
    Winslow Homer painter, Boston
    Elias Howe inventor, Spencer
    Helen Hunt Jackson writer, Amherst
    John F. Kennedy U.S. president, Brookline
    Amy Lowell poet, Brookline
    Percival Lowell astronomer, Boston
    James Russell Lowell poet, Cambridge
    Robert Lowell poet, Boston
    Horace Mann educator, Franklin
    Cotton Mather clergyman, Boston
    Sharon Christa McAuliffe teacher, astronaut, Framingham
    Samuel F. B. Morse painter, inventor, Charlestown
    Leonard Nemoy actor, Boston
    Albert Pike pioneer teacher, lawyer, Boston
    Edgar Allan Poe writer, Boston
    Ella Raines actress, Snoquaimie
    Paul Revere silversmith, Revolutionary War figure, Boston
    Robert H. Rines inventor, Boston
    Dr. Seuss Theodore Geisel author, illustrator, Springfield
    Lucy Stone woman suffragist, West Brookfield
    Louis Henry Sullivan architect, Boston
    Henry David Thoreau author, Concord
    Max Tishler inventor, Boston
    James McNeill Whistler painter, Lowell
    Eli Whitney inventor, Westborough
    John Greenleaf Whittier poet, Haverhill
    Eli Whitney inventor, Westboro
    Jo Dee Messina country singer, Holliston

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    h and of course, The Kennedys

    And so many more:

    Rob Zombie
    Steven Wright
    Steve Carrel
    John Krasiniski
    Well.heres the wiki page im sick of writing
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Massachusetts#Entertainment

    but Id like to say some of the best comics come from New England. Check out the documentary When Stand Ups Stood Up

    Plus DROPKICK MURPHYS!!
     
  25. Byrd Man El Hombre Pájaro

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    Dang it. You took my two famous South Carolinians. You forgot about James Brown, Shoeless Joe, and Joe Frazier. Also, Andrew Jackson was said to have been born in SC.
     

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