Did Anyone Famous Come From Where You Live? Entertainment and Hobbies

  • View author's info Author posted on Jan 20, 2007 at 15:34

    I just thought this might be an interesting thread and maybe a little fun too!

    Don Henley was born and raised here in Linden Texas!
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  • View author's info posted on Dec 31, 1969 at 16:00

    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)
  • View author's info posted on Jun 19, 2011 at 14:42

    Oconomowoc, WI - home of "The Trashmen"!

    You know the words!

    "Bird bird bird, bird is the word ...".
    Yup, Surfin Bird is from rural Wisconsin

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  • View author's info posted on Feb 29, 2008 at 09:58

    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*
  • View author's info posted on Jan 08, 2008 at 14:55

    Hmm let's see? Ah yes, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (The Beatles) , Billy Fury, Frankie Vaughan Kim Catrall, Rita Tushingham, The McGann brothers too many to think of.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 15, 2007 at 09:31

    Carmen Electra, who looked nothing like she does now and was considered a geek....(Cincinnati)

    easy listening singer Andy Williams (Cincinnati)

    Nick Lachey (Cincinnati)

    Sarah Jessica Parker (Cincinnati)

    painter Frank Duveneck (Covington, KY)

    Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Toms Cabin (Cincinnati)

    Neil Armstrong, astronaut(Cincinnati & Wapokenta)

    silent film actress Theda Bara ( Cincinnati)

    actor George Clooney (Northern KY)

    Singer and Aunt of George, Rosemary Clooney (Northern KY)

    Doris Day (Cincinnanti)

    singing group The Isley Brothers (Cincinnati)

    actor Tyrone Power (Cincinnati)

    singing cowboy Roy Rogers (Cincinnati)

    film maker Steven Speilberg, born in Cincinnati

    talk show host and ex-Cincinnati mayor(really!) Jerry Springer

    media mogul Ted Turner

    President Ulysses S.Grant

    President Benjamin Harrison

    President William Howard Taft

    football player Anthony Munoz

    baseball player Pete Rose

    basketball player Oscar "Big O" Robertson

    football playr Roger Staubach

    rocker Peter Frampton currently resides in Cincinnati with his wife and child
  • View author's info posted on Mar 28, 2007 at 02:29

    Well I am originally from Queens, NY so there are a ton of people from there. so the same list as sicilianangelny listed Now I live in Winchester, Va and the only one I know of is the late Patsy Kline who was born and raised in Winchester, not that I am into her music. Oh and come to think of it Robert Duvall is from VA.

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  • View author's info posted on Mar 24, 2007 at 20:16

    Don't know about anyone who's from Hollywood, FL......But I know someone famous who left.....Anna Nicole Smith
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  • View author's info posted on Jan 10, 2007 at 15:53

    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.
  • View author's info posted on Nov 25, 2006 at 11:46

    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.
  • View author's info posted on Nov 14, 2006 at 21:49

    San Jose California...

    Safest Big City in America

    Tom Hanks went to school here
    MC Hammer Rapper (fremont)
    Sarah Winchester (Heir to WInchester Rifles)
    Elbert Botts
    Inventor of Botts dots, was a professor of chemistry at San Jos? State University before he moved to Caltrans and developed what led to the reflective paint markers that bear his name

    Brandi Chastain
    Women's soccer player/coach. Born July 21, 1968, San Jos?.

    Cesar Chavez
    Latino labor movement leader; moved to San Jos? in 1939; founder of United Farm Workers of America

    Doobie Brothers
    Musical group; founded in San Jos?, California in 1970

    Peggy Fleming
    U.S. Figure Skater; 1068 Olympic Gold Medalist; born in San Jos?

    Ernesto Galarza
    First U.S. Latino to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature: An intellectual, civil rights and labor activist and scholar, he was a pioneer during the decades when Mexican Americans had few public advocates.

    Rudy Galindo
    U.S. Figure skater. Born Sept. 7, 1969, San Jos?.

    Jim McMahon
    Former Chicago Bears quarterback. Born in New Jersey but raised in San Jos?. Attended Andrew Hill High School and was starting Quarterback for the school's football team.

    Norman Mineta
    U.S. Secretary of Transportation. First entered politics in San Jos?, serving as a member of City Council from 1967 to 1971 and then Mayor from 1971 to 1974, becoming the first Asian Pacific American Mayor of a major U.S. city.

    Stevie Nicks
    Fleetwood Mac Attended San Jos? State University

    Peter Ueberroth
    former US Olympics President and former Baseball Commissioner; former candidate for California Governor; Alumni of San Jos? State University.

    Stephen Wozniak
    Co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc. Born in San Jos?.

    Plenty more, someone else can add...
  • View author's info posted on Oct 23, 2006 at 16:04

    Since I am new to the Tampa, Fl area, I can't answer that question.. But I can do so for my hometown area of Greenup, Kentucky..

    Keith Whitley
    The Judds
    Billy Ray Cyrus
    Loretta Lynn
    Patty Loveless
  • View author's info posted on Oct 18, 2006 at 08:46

    good charlotte
  • View author's info posted on Oct 08, 2006 at 18:25

    pdoratheexplorer write:

    I live in my own little world, everyone knows me here and I like it that way! LOL!
  • View author's info posted on Sep 29, 2006 at 13:17

    LOL...I live in St. Petersburg FL. Famous people aren't born here...this is where they come to DIE!!
  • View author's info posted on Sep 07, 2006 at 11:37

    Well, from the Birmingham area...just from American Idol LOL
    Taylor Hicks (soul patrol)
    Bo Bice (go Bo)
    Ruben Studdard

    I'm sure there are more than that though.
  • View author's info posted on Jul 13, 2006 at 10:43

    lowell ma- jack kerouak
  • View author's info posted on Jul 03, 2006 at 22:44

    My name has been at the top of the page.
  • View author's info posted on Jun 18, 2006 at 08:06

    Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits); Ian McShane (Actor); Jay Kay (Jamiroquai); Morrissey; LS Lowry; Lester Hunt (Climax Blues Band)..
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