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Old 07-14-2007, 08:07 AM
 
Location: In God
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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
I came across some of those but decided not to post them because I wasn't sure if people would know who they were. I mostly just put people that have been in the spotlight heavily. And I did not know Isaiah Washington and Dan Rather were from here.
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Old 07-14-2007, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Deep In The Heat Of Texas
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In my home town of Burbank, California, here is a list of people who where born there.

John Ritter - (1948-2003), actor

Mark Harmon - (born 1951), actor, (NCIS - one of my favorite shows)

Wil Wheaton - (1972) TV child actor, actor

David C. Lane - professor, Lalaine

Tim Burton - (born 1958), film director

J.T. O'Sullivan - 2005 NFL player (Chicago Bears, born: Aug 25, 1979)

Kyle Boller - 2005 NFL player (Baltimore Ravens, born: Jun 17, 1981)

Royce Clayton - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks, born: Jan 2, 1970)

Ben Shapiro - conservative political columnist.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:11 AM
 
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In one of my AZ books, it mentions Linda Ronstadt (sp?) was born there. Ill have to double check that.
I thought she was from Tucson.
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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Born in St. Paul:

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Charles Schulz (Peanuts cartoonist)
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Toccoa,Georgia:Paul Anderson-World's strongest man. 6,270 lb. backlift
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Old 07-15-2007, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Texas!
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Jennifer Love Hewitt,Steve Martin,Shannon Elizabeth,Doris Miller,Willie Nelson and more....
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Old 07-15-2007, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Roanoke,Virginia
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John Mellencamp
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:00 AM
 
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Kobe Bryant and Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Wayne Ellington are from my town.
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Default Omaha, NE

Maybe just post the people we might have heard of. Don't just copy and past something you found from the internet.

Houston Alexander - UFC Fighter.
Fred Astaire - dancer and actor
Warren Buffett - billionaire/stock and financial guru
Bob Boozer - NBA Player
Marlon Brando - actor
Ted DeBiase - WWF wrestler
Gerald Ford - US President
Jamie King - actress
Chris Kline - actor
Mulberry Lane - pop/country group
Nick Nolte - actor
Andy Roddick - professional tennis player
Gale Sayers - professional football player
Nicholas Sparks - author
Jerry Tagge - NFL player
311 - band
Malcolm X - activist
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Old 05-26-2010, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Prescott Valley, Az (unfortunately still here)
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Beaumont, Texas:


Billie Jo Spears (country singer; "Blanket On The Ground").

Mark Chestnutt (country singer)

Tex Ritter (country singer, actor, and father of the late John Ritter; "High Noon". He went to high school there).

Bubba Smith (football player; went to high school there)

Frank Robinson (baseball player; born there, but grew up somewhere else)

Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson; disc jockey and singer; "Chantilly Lace". Killed in same plane crash with Buddy Holly)

Debra Jo Fondren (Playboy Playmate; 1978)

George Jones (country singer)

Karen Silkwood (plutonium plant "whistleblower" who helped shut down the Kerr-McGee plant in Oklahoma; went to Lamar University there and grew up in nearby Nederland; died in mysterious car accident).

David Brooks (along with Elmer Wayne Henley and Dean Corll, helped kill/murder all those boys in Houston, Texas; one of the accomplices of Dean Corll; The Houston Mass Murders/Candyman Murders)

G.W. Bailey (actor; played in the "Police Academy" movies as Capt. Harris; went to Lamar University there)

Janis Joplin (singer; from nearby Port Arthur, but did live in Beaumont for a while and performed there quite a bit too).

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