i don't remember too many famous people being born and raised in philly but i do know that sylvester stallone lived in lower kensington and bill cosby lived around north philly and went to college at temple university. i also remember mom telling me that one of the oakridge boys or the lettermen graduated from frankford high school. i remember her telling me that donny pike's (the lettermen) mom was also a nurse in one of the area hospitals. *blush*
I grew up in Liverpool so the Beatles came from there too. Also Moody Blues, Gerry and ... It was kinda fun going on vacation and being a princess by assocation with the town - got the best dates and you know.
Hmmm... Not from Anaheim specifically though a few did but from Orange County...Kevin Costner, Richard Nixon, Jackson Browne, Cuba Gooding Jr., both the Righteous Bros, can't remember which one was from Anaheim, Jennifer Warnes, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofey, et al,..Eric Stoltz, hmmm..can't remember the rest.
Linda Ronstadt was from Tucson,Az.
President Wilson,James Areness,Amy Grant,Joe Penny,Julia Roberts(down the road a little bit) ,Tresa Yearwood,Abbot(Abbot and Costello),Victora Princpal(my cousin Margret and her still best friends from school).
Oh ya,that noisey guy down the street James Brown.
HarleyChic1 write: Here's some Famous People from Long Island & New York City......
Billy Joel - born in the Bronx, NY then moved to Levittown, NY Ashanti - Glen Cove, NY Alec Baldwin - Massapequa, NY Mariah Carey - Greenlawn, NY Bill Crystal - Long Beach, NY Eddie Murphy - born in Brooklyn, NY then moved to Roosevelt, NY Rosie O'Donnell - Commack, NY Vinny Testaverde (NY Jets Quarterback) - Elmont, NY Dee Schneider (twisted sister) Jerry Seinfeld Brian Setzer (Stray Cats) Gene Simmons, Gene Klein, Paul Stanley and Stanley Eisen (KISS) John Gotti (Mob Boss) Pat Benatar - (singer) Lindenhurst Danny Aiello (actor) Woody Allen Anne Bancroft (actress) Harry Belafante (singer) Humphrey Bogart (actor) Matthew Broderick (actor) Mel Brooks James Caan (actor) Al Capone (Gangster) George Carlin (comedian) Bobby Darin (singer/actor) Sammy Davis, Jr. Robert De Niro (actor) Neil Diamond (singer) P. Diddy (rap) Richard Dreyfus (actor) 50 Cent (rap) Jane Fonda & Peter Fonda Jackie Gleason Whoopi Goldberg Cuba Gooding, Jr. Elliott Gould (actor) Rocky Graziano (boxer) Melanie Griffith Cyndi Lauper Al Pacino Priscilla Presley Joey Ramone and Marky Ramone (The Ramones) Lou Reed (singer) Christopher Reeve Ray Romano Mickey Rooney Barbra Streisand
Ritchie Blackmore(Deep Purple)
Theyre from the island too..
Teresa Brewer (singer)
Joe E Brown
John Cromwell (director)
Jamie Farr (his character, Klinger, in M*A*S*H was also from Toledo and had a fanatical devotion to the city)
Philip Baker Hall
Jon Hendricks (from the jazz group Lambert, Hendricks, & Ross)
Arthur Hills (golf course designer)
Jim Jackson, basketball player
Chester "Lyfe" Jennings
P. J. O'Rourke
John W. Snow (United States Secretary of the Treasury)
Alyson Stoner (dancer, actress)
Frank Stranahan (Golfer)
Richard Chamberlain, my mother used to take care of his grandmother.
Virgil 'Gus' Grissom & Kenneth Bowersox (Astronauts).
John Cougar lives on the lake where I work, we take care of his boat each year.
Within a 75 mile radius:
Our 23rd President Benjamin Harrison
David Lee Roth