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Old 07-13-2007, 08:31 PM
 
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In my state:

Elvis Presley
Oprah Winfrey
BB King
Jim Henson (created the Muppets)
Faith Hill
Cynthia Geary (played Shelly Tambo on Northern Exposure)
The Mannings - Archie, Peyton, and Eli

.. only to name a few
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:43 PM
 
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Syracuse, NY:

Tom Cruise
Richard Gere
Bob Goldthwait
Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants)
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:45 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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John Goodman
Chuck Berry (I think)
Phyllis Diller
Yogi Berra (I think)
Dave Weckl (Widely acclaimed drummer)
John Danforth (Famous U.S. Senator still active today)
Too tired to think of more but trust me there are a lot more
Ozzie Smith (I think)
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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In New Albany, MS
William Faulkner - author


In Tupelo, MS
Elvis Presley - singer, actor

In Oxford, MS
John Grisham

I live in Blue Springs, but it is mainly a rural area, these cities/towns are within a 30 minute drive of me.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Champaign, Illinois: I think I'm hip reading George Will and listening to REO Speedwagon.

Ann Arbor, Michigan: home of Jay Nordlinger!

Rochester Hills, Michigan: "Madonna wuz here!"

... Cleveland has Halle Berry. woooooooooo

Actually, the biggest celebrity any of these places has ever seen is, of course, me.
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:32 PM
 
Location: dayton
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dayton
rob dyrdek
nancy cartwright, voice of bart simpson
Phil Donahue, talk show host
Roger Clemens, baseball player
Mike Nugent, NFL kicker
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:41 AM
 
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Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Kirk Franklin
Jamie Foxx
Erykah Badu
Norah Jones
Kelly Clarkson
Lance Armstrong
Mike Dunleavy
Larry Hagman
Bob Schieffer
Liz Smith
Jessica Simpson
Ashley Simpson
Michael Johnson (World Records in the 200 and 400 / 5 Olympic Gold Medals - went to my high school)
Larry Johnson (Grand Ma Ma - also went to my high school)
Cowboy Troy (another proud graduate of my high school)
Peri Gilpin (Frasier - could it be? another graduate of Skyline HS).
Harvey Martin (Co-MVP of Superbowl)
Everson Walls (NFL Pro Bowler / Defensive Back of the Year)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Owen Wilson
Luke Wilson
Lee Trevinio
George McFarland (Spanky)
Art Bell
Ben Sargent
Pat Boone
Phyllis George
Ginger Rogers
Johnny Taylor
Roy Hargrove


Born and Raised in Texas (outside of Dallas or Houston)

Alvin Ailey
Willie Brown (Former Mayor of San Francisco)
Tom Bradley (Former Mayor of LA)
Joan Crawford
Gene Autry
Carol Burnett
Ben Hogan
Buddy Holly
Jack Johnson
Janis Joplin
Tommy Lee Jones
Lovie Smith
Thurman Thomas
Mean Joe Green
Rip Torn
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Tommy Tune
H. Ross Perot
Willie Nelson
Tom Landry
Selena
Freddy Fender
Kris Kristofferson
Barry White
Steve Martin
Meat Loaf
Larry McMurtry
Bill Moyers
Sissy Spacek
Van Cliburn
Roy Orbison
Farrah Fawcett
Morgan Fairchild
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:50 AM
 
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Originally Posted by mpope409 View Post
Born and/or raised: (some I already knew, others I had to look up)

Nolan Ryan
Tara Lapinski
George Foreman
A.J. Foyt
Vince Young
Debbie Allen
Walter Cronkite
Hilary Duff
Sean Patrick Flanery
Jennifer Garner
Beyonce Knowles
Dennis Quaid
Randy Quaid
Phylicia Rashad
Anna Nicole Smith
Patrick Swayze
Renee Zellweger
Howard Hughes
Barbara Jordan
Here are a few more from Houston

Yolanda Adams
Lisa Hartman Black
Chamillionaire
Michael Dell
Haylie Duff
Shelly Duvall
Terri Ellis (Envogue)
Teresa Graves (portrayed Christie Love)
Jennifer Holliday
Isaiah Washington (Grey's Anatomy ???)
Chandra Wilson (Grey's Anatomy)
Mike Jones (rapper)
Lil Flip
Richard Linklater (director)
Lyle Lovett
Letoya Luckett
Tanisha Lynn (All My Children)
Dan Rather
Loretta Devine
Kenny Rogers (country singer)
Slim Thug
Jaclyn Smith (Charlie's Angels)
Brooke Valentine (R&B Singer)
Paul Wall
Roger Clemens
Renee Goldsberry
Amelia Marshall (All My Children)
Kelly Rowland
Scarface (the father of the Dirty South)
Clyde (the Glide) Drexler
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:32 AM
 
Location: Henderson NV
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Me. I just can't tell you who I really am.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Syracuse, NY:

Tom Cruise
Richard Gere
Bob Goldthwait
Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob SquarePants)
Tom Cruise was on the Louisville list too..... I was hoping we didn't have to claim him!
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