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Old 07-27-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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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)
Derek Jeter? Over Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Roger Maris or Mickey Mantle?
Boss Tweed
Donald Trump
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Boston:

Ted Williams
James "Whitey" Bulger
John F. Kennedy
Ben Affleck
Matt Damon
Paul Revere
Samuel Adams
Edward Kennedy
Thomas Tip O'Neil
The Pixies/Aerosmith


There are a large number of people who were born in Boston, but not all are known to be from here. Damon and Affleck have all either starred in, or directed movies set in the city.
The Boston Strangler
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Old 07-27-2012, 01:23 PM
 
Location: New York NY
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Derek Jeter? Over Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Roger Maris or Mickey Mantle?
Boss Tweed
Donald Trump

I was tryng to stick to living people.

But yeah, The Donald certainly represents the New York business wheeler/dealer type to a lot of folks and he's probably a better choice for that type.

But Boss Tweed, DiMaggio, Ruth, Mantle--all good choices, depending on what generation you're from, but all dead too. Maybe Jeter's Ford commercials aren't national, but they're all over the place here, plus the Captain of the NY Yankees is still pretty well known outside the city.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Reading PA
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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
How could you forget Kobe Bryant and Dick Clark
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: not Chicagoland
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How could you forget Kobe Bryant and Dick Clark
Not being from Philadelphia I can tell you that the only city I associate Kobe Bryant with is Los Angeles.
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Old 07-27-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Charleston (in no particular order):

1) Stephen Colbert
2) Pat Conroy
3) Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer)
4) Joe Riley (has been Mayor since 1975)
5) Roddy White (Pro Bowl WR for Atlanta Falcons)
6) DuBose Heyward (man who helped write Porgy & Bess)
7) Bill Murray (very well-known actor who owns part of minor-league baseball team)
8) AJ Green (WR for the Bengals)
9) Thomas Gibson (star with Jenna Elfman on Dharma & Greg)
10) Art Shell (first African-American NFL coach in modern era)
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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You have never heard of any of them.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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Oakland (chronological order):

Julia Morgan
Gertrude Stein
Henry J. Kaiser
Bill Russell
Ron Dellums
Huey Newton
Joe Morgan
Tom Hanks
Ricky Henderson
Todd Shaw (Too $hort)

Honorable mentions: Jack London, Earl Warren, Archie Williams, Pharoah Sanders, Amy Tan, Jason Kidd
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:23 AM
 
Location: Austin,Tx
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Austin:

Michael Dell
Willie Nelson
Sandra Bullock
Matthew McConaughey
Lance Armstrong
Lyndon B Johnson
Lady Bird Johnson
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Clifford Antone
Nolan Ryan (lives in Georgetown)
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Tom Kite

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Old 07-28-2012, 01:48 AM
 
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for the Chi? i could say the obviuos like mj oprah etc. or kanye west or twista, but al capone is well known for sure. id say some other nuts like john wayne gacy, john dillinger n bugs moran, Karl Marx... howabout Ray Kroc? - (mcdonalds hq in oakbrook) and um Hillary Clinton and Harrison Ford went to Maine North? ernest hemingway? architect Frank Lloyd Wright? ,Smashing pumpkins, Bill Murrray n john/jim Belushi? jennifer hudson, jenny mccarthy, bernie mac...
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