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Old 07-26-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Philadelphia

Ben Franklin
Wilt Chamberlain
Reggie Jackson
Ricky Balboa (Oh yeah they need to be real)
John Coltrane
Bill Cosby
Will Smith
Princess Grace Kelly


And some recent ones
Pink
Bradly Cooper
Tina Fey
Rocky does represent Philly, which I find a bit sad. I'd rather promote Smokin' Joe Frazier. Of the three recent ones, I only knew Fey was from Philly, so I'm not sure they represent the city.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:08 PM
 
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Who are the 10 most recognizable faces all time that represents your city?
There aren't any people that represent my city, although there may be some who represent it.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:13 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Ten most recognizable faces of all time for St. Louis:

Chuck Berry
Vincent Price
John Goodman
Redd Foxx
Buddy Ebsen
Marlin Perkins
Nelly
Tina Turner
Robert Duvall
Phyllis Diller

P.S.: sports fans would surely recognize Jimmy Conners, Lou Brock, Stan Musial, Jackie Joyner, Jack Buck, Ozzie Smith, and Yogi Berra.
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I'll list off St. Louis as it's my adopted home town and I'll be moving back there in a few months

Chuck Berry
Betty Grable
Josephine Baker
Ike Turner
Tina Turner
Nelly
Virginia Mayo
Tennessee Williams
T.S. Eliot
Ulysses S. Grant

The list goes on and on, but those are the major ones I can think of off the top of my head


EDIT: Ooops! Just realized the above person did St. Louis as well! Oh well, our lists are slightly different!
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati
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Cincinnati:

President William H. Taft
Pete Rose
Jerry Springer
Chad Johnson (while he was here)
Bootsy Collins
The Isley Brothers
Carl Linder
Nick Lachey
Joe Nuxhall
Barry Larkin
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Seattle:
Kenny G (unfortunately)
Bill Gates
Sir Mix-a-Lot
Apollo Ohno
Rainn Wilson
Jimi Hendrix
Dave Matthews
Kurt Cobain
Carrol Channing
John Ratzenberger
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: not Chicagoland
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There aren't any people that represent my city, although there may be some who represent it.
The OP made a nice thread asking who represents their city, there was no need for your post. You correcting a "mistake" like this is not necessary, especially since you didn't contribute to the thread at all. I am sure that we could easily find errors in your posts.

Last edited by plates; 07-26-2012 at 10:12 PM..
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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There aren't any people that represent my city, although there may be some who represent it.
That's actually not a grammatical mistake unless you believe the rules of grammar should have no relationship to how it's used. "Someone that" has been used just as long, if not longer than "someone who."
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:29 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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For NYC, these are folks (in no particular order) who I think the typcial man on the street somewhere outside of the city would automatically think r"New York" when their names are mentioned

Derek Jeter (maybe some other dead or retired athletes too, like Babe Ruth, Joe Namath, or Mickey Mantle)
Rudy Guiliani (after 9/11 he WAS New York)
Jay Z (or other famous rapper.producer maybe Sean, Russel Simmons, Fitty Cent)
Spike Lee
Woody Allen
Martin Scorcese
Rev. Al Sharpton (controversial, but with a TV show on MSNBC eveybody knows him)
J-Lo (the Bronx represents)
Barbara Streisand (Brooklyn represents--and with staying power too)
Rupert Murdoch
(gotta have a media/biz face for NY, but frankly most folks outside here wouldn't recognize the name of any of the most powerful biz people here)
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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For Chicago:

1. Al Capone
2. Michael Jordan
3. Barack Obama
4. Richard Daley Sr.
5. Richard Daley Jr.

After this I am not sure......
Richard Speck
Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dorhn
Rod Blagojevich
The Blues Brothers
Tony Rezko
Mike Ditka
Ernie Banks
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