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Old 06-22-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Philadephia!
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basically if you are confused I'm asking which state has the most famous and successful people.

right now I think Pennsylvania has 3 (unless you can name more)

Best basketball player - Kobe bryant
Best actor - will smith
Best country singer - Taylor swift



1. Cali
2. Ny
3. Illinois
4. Pennsylvania
5. Ohio



Name some big people from your state!
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Rome, Georgia
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Georgia

1) James Bowie
2) James Brown
3) Jimmy Carter
4) Ty Cobb
5) Amy Grant
6) Hulk Hogan
7) Doc Holliday
8) DeForest Kelley
9) Martin Luther King*
10) Gladys Knight
11) Blind Willie McTell
12) Juliette Gordon Low
13) Otis Redding
14) Jerry Reed
15) Burt Reynolds
16) Little Richard
17) Jackie Robinson
18) Clarence Thomas
19) Travis Tritt
20) Trisha Yearwood
21) Alan Jackson
22) Kim Basinger
23) Julia Roberts
24) Ray Charles
25) Jeff Foxworthy
26) Sugar Ray Robinson
27) Margaret Mitchell
28) Ted Turner
29) The Outcast(Andre 2000 and Big Boi)
30) John Mayer
31) The Allman Brother's Band
32) The Indigo Girls
33) The B-52's
34) R.E.M.
35) Atlanta Rythym Section
36) Speech, and Arrested Development
37) Jane Fonda
38) Oliver Hardy
39) Jasmine Guy
40) Brittany Murphy
41) Dakota Fanning
42) Chris Tucker
43) Paula Deen
44) Ryan Seacrest
45) RuPaul
46) Will Wright(Simcity, The Sims)
47) Hank Aaron
48) Alice Walker
49) William Emerson
50) Laurence Fishburne
51) Spike Lee
52) Crawford Long
53) Zell Miller
54) Alexander Stephens
55) Frank Thomas
56) Me
57) Herschel Walker
58) Kanye West
59) Sterling Holloway
60) Sequoya
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:15 PM
 
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by Georgiafrog View Post
Georgia

1) James Bowie
2) James Brown
3) Jimmy Carter
4) Ty Cobb
5) Amy Grant
6) Hulk Hogan
7) Doc Holliday
8) DeForest Kelley
9) Martin Luther King*
10) Gladys Knight
11) Blind Willie McTell
12) Juliette Gordon Low
13) Otis Redding
14) Jerry Reed
15) Burt Reynolds
16) Little Richard
17) Jackie Robinson
18) Clarence Thomas
19) Travis Tritt
20) Trisha Yearwood
21) Alan Jackson
22) Kim Basinger
23) Julia Roberts
24) Ray Charles
25) Jeff Foxworthy
26) Sugar Ray Robinson
27) Margaret Mitchell
28) Ted Turner
29) The Outcast(Andre 2000 and Big Boi)
30) John Mayer
31) The Allman Brother's Band
32) The Indigo Girls
33) The B-52's
34) R.E.M.
35) Atlanta Rythym Section
36) Speech, and Arrested Development
37) Jane Fonda
38) Oliver Hardy
39) Jasmine Guy
40) Brittany Murphy
41) Dakota Fanning
42) Chris Tucker
43) Paula Deen
44) Ryan Seacrest
45) RuPaul
46) Will Wright(Simcity, The Sims)
47) Hank Aaron
48) Alice Walker
49) William Emerson
50) Laurence Fishburne
51) Spike Lee
52) Crawford Long
53) Zell Miller
54) Alexander Stephens
55) Frank Thomas
56) Me
57) Herschel Walker
58) Kanye West
59) Sterling Holloway
60) Sequoya
Wow! Georgia has truly famous people. Not a one I didn't know.
Sterling Holloway-voice of "Winnie the Pooh"
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:18 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Originally Posted by Urban Luxury View Post
basically if you are confused I'm asking which state has the most famous and successful people.

right now I think Pennsylvania has 3 (unless you can name more)

Best basketball player - Kobe bryant
Best actor - will smith
Best country singer - Taylor swift



1. Cali
2. Ny
3. Illinois
4. Pennsylvania
5. Ohio



Name some big people from your state!
List of people from New Jersey

List of people from New Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

William Brennan, JR., Steve Forbes, Carl Sagan, Steven Spielberg, etc...
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Old 06-23-2011, 01:38 AM
 
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Washington(not D.C. mind you)
These are the people who are very well-known and/or people that I have heard of.

1) Paul Allen
2) Bob Barker
3) Glenn Beck
4) Josie Bisset
5) Drew Bledsoe
6) Jeremy Bonderman
7) Linda Buck
8) Ted Bundy
9) Neko Case
10) James Caviezel
11) Carol Channing
12) Dale Chihuly
13) Kurt Cobain
14) Jeff Conine
15) Chris Cornell
16) Fred Couples
17) Jamal Crawford
18) Bing Crosby
19) John Elway
20) Anna Faris
21) Frances Farmer
22) Tom Foley
23) Bill Gates
24) Kenny G
25) Jimi Hendrix
26) Burl Ives
27) Robert Joffrey
28) Quincy Jones
29) Richard Karn
30) Chris Kattan
31) Hank Ketcham
32) Gypsy Rose Lee
33) Blake Lewis
34) Tim Lincecum
35) Sanjaya Malakar
36) Joel McHale
37) Duff McKagan
38) Steve Miller
39) Mark Morris
40) Edward R. Murrow
41) Craig T. Nelson
42) Bill Nye
43) Apolo Ohno
44) John Ratzenberger
45) Gary Ridgeway
46) Tom Robbins
47) Dan Savage
48) Grady Sizemore
49) Sir Mix-a-Lot
50) Rick Steves
51) Hilary Swank
52) Brian Urlacher
53) Eddie Vedder
54) Adam West
55) Rainn Wilson
56) Carrie Brownstein
57) Brandi Carlile
58) Amanda Knox
59) Sherman Alexie
60) Brenden Fraser
61) Tom Hulce
62) Jon Krakauer
63) Jeff Probst
I stretched the rules a bit and put people who aren't necessarily from Washington, but who are generally associated with the state.
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Old 06-23-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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Originally Posted by seattlefanatic View Post
washington(not d.c. Mind you)
these are the people who are very well-known and/or people that i have heard of.

1) paul allen
2) bob barker
3) glenn beck
4) josie bisset
5) drew bledsoe
6) jeremy bonderman
7) linda buck
8) ted bundy
9) neko case
10) james caviezel
11) carol channing
12) dale chihuly
13) kurt cobain
14) jeff conine
15) chris cornell
16) fred couples
17) jamal crawford
18) bing crosby
19) john elway
20) anna faris
21) frances farmer
22) tom foley
23) bill gates
24) kenny g
25) jimi hendrix
26) burl ives
27) robert joffrey
28) quincy jones
29) richard karn
30) chris kattan
31) hank ketcham
32) gypsy rose lee
33) blake lewis
34) tim lincecum
35) sanjaya malakar
36) joel mchale
37) duff mckagan
38) steve miller
39) mark morris
40) edward r. Murrow
41) craig t. Nelson
42) bill nye
43) apolo ohno
44) john ratzenberger
45) gary ridgeway
46) tom robbins
47) dan savage
48) grady sizemore
49) sir mix-a-lot
50) rick steves
51) hilary swank
52) brian urlacher
53) eddie vedder
54) adam west
55) rainn wilson
56) carrie brownstein
57) brandi carlile
58) amanda knox
59) sherman alexie
60) brenden fraser
61) tom hulce
62) jon krakauer
63) jeff probst
i stretched the rules a bit and put people who aren't necessarily from washington, but who are generally associated with the state.
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Old 06-23-2011, 05:06 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I'm hesitant to do this, but I believe New York is still the most populated of the thirteen original colonies. I'm not going to number it but they have


Lauren Bacall
Pat Benatar
Humphrey Bogart
James Cagney
Aaron Copland
Robert DeNiro
Lady Gaga
Art Garfunkel
Lou Gehrig
George Gershwin
Rita Hayworth
John Jay
Billy Joel
Burt Lancaster
Cyndi Lauper
The Marx Brothers
Ingrid Michaelson
John D. Rockefeller
Norman Rockwell
Ray Romano
The Roosevelts
Jonas Salk
Martin Scorsese
Rod Serling
Sonia Sotomayor
Barbara Stanwyck
Grover Washington, Jr.
Mae West
Edith Wharton
E. B. White

I'd think Virginia and Pennsylvania have also had many famous people due to their size and historic importance. Possibly their famous people are less dominated by one city. I may look it up later.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:17 AM
 
Location: New York
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Urban Luxury View Post
basically if you are confused I'm asking which state has the most famous and successful people.

right now I think Pennsylvania has 3 (unless you can name more)

Kobe bryant
will smith
Taylor swift


Name some big people from your state!
Does this mean that the person just has to have the state on their birth certificate? Because Taylor Swift grew up in TN....
Also, do they have to be living?
Anyway:
Grace Kelly
Bradley Cooper
Seth Green
Richard Gere
Kevin Bacon
Bill Cosby
Andy Warhol
N.C. Wyeth
Louisa May Alcott
Pearl S. Buck
Rachel Carson
Milton Hershey
Christina Aguilera
George Benson
Boys 2 Men
Jackie Evancho
Jill Scott
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Old 06-23-2011, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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New York and California tied for first place - Obviously considering the entertainment industry is big in both states.

I don't know; I guess Texas or Florida can duke it out for second.

Texas:
List of people from Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Florida:
List of people from Florida - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:05 AM
 
1,132 posts, read 1,770,724 times
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Georgiafrog View Post
Georgia

1) James Bowie
2) James Brown
3) Jimmy Carter
4) Ty Cobb
5) Amy Grant
6) Hulk Hogan
7) Doc Holliday
8) DeForest Kelley
9) Martin Luther King*
10) Gladys Knight
11) Blind Willie McTell
12) Juliette Gordon Low
13) Otis Redding
14) Jerry Reed
15) Burt Reynolds
16) Little Richard
17) Jackie Robinson
18) Clarence Thomas
19) Travis Tritt
20) Trisha Yearwood
21) Alan Jackson
22) Kim Basinger
23) Julia Roberts
24) Ray Charles
25) Jeff Foxworthy
26) Sugar Ray Robinson
27) Margaret Mitchell
28) Ted Turner
29) The Outcast(Andre 3000 and Big Boi)
30) John Mayer
31) The Allman Brother's Band
32) The Indigo Girls
33) The B-52's
34) R.E.M.
35) Atlanta Rythym Section
36) Speech, and Arrested Development
37) Jane Fonda
38) Oliver Hardy
39) Jasmine Guy
40) Brittany Murphy
41) Dakota Fanning
42) Chris Tucker
43) Paula Deen
44) Ryan Seacrest
45) RuPaul
46) Will Wright(Simcity, The Sims)
47) Hank Aaron
48) Alice Walker
49) William Emerson
50) Laurence Fishburne
51) Spike Lee
52) Crawford Long
53) Zell Miller
54) Alexander Stephens
55) Frank Thomas
56) Me
57) Herschel Walker
58) Kanye West
59) Sterling Holloway
60) Sequoya
Being from, and being born in are not one in the same. The funny thing is that these people are well known for being from other places. Spike Lee - Die Hard Knicks Fan from Brooklyn (and making a movie called Crooklyn), Kanye West from Chicago (making a song called Chi City), and John Mayer reference Connecticut from time to time (John Mayer*SUPPORT FOR HAITI* | John Mayer Hecho En Connecticut T-Shirt*|*Shop the John Mayer Official Store)
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