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Old 11-13-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Everyone has famous people weather celebrities, sports figures, news people, etc,. Who from where you live is famous?
Don Johnson (Crane, MO)
Brad Pitt, John Goodman (Springfield, MO)
Kathleen Turner
Dennis Weaver
Rush Limbaugh

We have adopted Bob Barker,

Mark Twain lived here for a while.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 11-13-2008, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Ten Sleep
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none at all
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:13 PM
 
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Don Johnson (Crane, MO)
Brad Pitt, John Goodman (Springfield, MO)
Kathleen Turner
Dennis Weaver
Rush Limbaugh

We have adopted Bob Barker,

Mark Twain lived here for a while.

20yrsinBranson
I thought Rush Limbaugh was from Cape Girardeau in SE Missouri?
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Gerald R Ford, Malcolm X, Andy Roddick, and Warren Buffet are the most famous ones.
You've also got Bob Gibson and Marlon Brando and Fred Astaire from Omaha.
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Old 11-14-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE and suburbs:
You missed the greatest Knoxville native of all---Cormac McCarthy (author of No Countrty for Old Men). His best book, "Suttree", takes place in Knoxville. I think James Agee is from Knoxville, too.
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Old 11-14-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: St.Louis,MO
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:19 AM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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While they may have had strong ties here, not all those people were born in St. Louis.
i.e. William Clark was not born in St. Louis but lived here and is buried here.
But the list is impressive.
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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There are many famous people from Massachusetts. Just to name a few:

-John Singleton Copley
-Norman Rockwell
-Steve Carrell
-Dane Cook
-Amy Poehler
-Conan O'Brien
-Ben Affleck
-Matt Damon
-Mark and Donnie Wahlberg
-Marcia Cross
-Bette Davis
-Geena Davis
-James Spader
-JoJo
-James and Livingston Taylor
-Steven Tyler
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Henry Davis Thoreau
-Nathaniel Hawthorne
-Dr. Seuss
-Henry Cabot Lodge
-Sylvia Plath
-Edgar Allen Poe
-Anne Sexton
-John, Samuel, and John Quincy Adams
-John Hancock
-Paul Revere
-The Kennedy family
-John F. Kerry
-Susan B. Anthony
-William Lloyd Garrison
-George H.W. Bush
-Elizabeth Bishop
-Emily Dickinson
-E.E. Cummings
-Clara Barton
-Nancy Kerrigan

That's just a sampling. And I'm not even counting people who weren't born in Massachusetts and later moved here or live here now (like Edith Wharton, Anne Bradstreet, Yo Yo Ma, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Alexander Graham Bell, all the famous colonists and Pilgrims originally from England, Louisa May Alcott, Mary Baker Eddy, Eli Whitney, Mitt Romney, etc.) And there are a bunch of lesser famous people I didn't include (ex-all the Boston Brahmins).
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Paramus, NJ
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- Easily, the Jonas Brothers, who came from my county. I go =_= when I see those Youtube vids of squealing fan girls going up to their old house and touching it.

- Second name from the top of my head is Anthony Bourdain. He was born in NYC, but grew up in NJ (- Leonia, which is also in my county).

- James Gandolfini from the Sapranos.

- Most famous of all, Jon Bon Jovi.
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Old 11-14-2008, 11:24 AM
 
Location: St.Louis,MO
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yea i copied and pasted from wikipedia
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