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Post by v.o.c » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:53 pm

Well like the title says are there any famous people from your town. i would imagine quite alot of american cities will have at least one named celebrity who is known through out the world. So give me names and cities. Try and stick to your origins not where you live now.

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Post by Pine » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:34 pm

I don't know a lot of the famous people on this list I found, but here are a few:
From Escondido, CA:
Tom from Myspace
Ken Block, (this guy, also founded DC shoes)
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There's a few people on various sports teams but I don't know much about that. Not quite sure how famous they are
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Post by chaffe[seagreens] » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:44 pm

Redmond, Wa home of Nintendo and Microsoft, bill gates tore down my treefort in the woods behind my house to build one of the first buildings..

Steve Wiebe, two time Donkey Kong world record holder, and was featured in The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.
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Post by Peahats » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:47 pm

Sissy Spacek lives in Charlottesville, she even knows my sister's boyfriend by name and shops at the Whole Foods he works at. Also the Dave Matthews band had their start here.

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Post by Boss Llama » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:59 pm

Tacoma, Washington.

I think the most famous native of my home town, outside of the usual sports figures and stuff, is Dale Chihuly. Result: Our glass museum is bloody excellent.

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Post by TTHREAZ » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:03 pm

Mike Patton of Faith No More
Sara Bareilles


Guy Fieri grew up down the highway a few miles.
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Post by crimsonshootingstar » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:07 pm

San Jose CA

Steve Wozniak
Jhonen Vasquez

The Doobie Brothers got their start here also.
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Post by flyingdutchman » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:16 pm

Indiana, PA

Jimmy Stewart

I think that's it. Giz, anyone else?

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Post by DDYzErO » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:19 pm

Sad part was my hometown (Fresno CA) was on TMZ and we were known as K-Fed's hometown. SMH
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Post by Zork Nemesis » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:29 pm

According to a sign at city limits, my hometown is home to Olympic Bronze Medalist Lynn Jennings.

A copy/paste from Wikipedia reveals the following people, though I think many of them are (long) dead.

Emma Lenora Borden, elder sister of Lizzie Andrew Borden (her house is a historical site not far from where I live)
John Brodhead, congressman
Wentworth Cheswell, first African-American elected to public office, justice of the peace
Lynn Jennings, Olympic bronze medalist runner (1992 Olympics in Spain, recieved the bronze on the 10,000m run)
George W. Kittredge, congressman
Bill Morrissey, singer
Say Zuzu, rock band (this is a group of people)
William B. Small, congressman
Henry Tufts, thief and autobiographer
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Post by Oni » Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:38 pm

Scottsdale, Arizona

Well I know that Dave Mustaine of Megadeth lived here once, I think Porn Star Jenna Jameson still does.

We are a pretty rich city so I'm sure there are plenty of famous millionaires I just don't know about.
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Post by Pwnstar » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:24 am

Washington seattle,
Home of valve, might be bill gates BUT the best of them all Jimmy Hendricks
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Post by Inner » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:38 am

Mocksville, NC

Thomas Ferebee
Bombardier of the "Enola Gay", dropped the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima.

// edit: Daniel Boone grew up here. His parents are buried here in a small plot next to an old shopping center.
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Post by Cpt._Keyes » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:50 am

Chuck Brown, hip-hop musician, lives in Waldorf
Gustavus Richard Brown, physician to George Washington
George Cary (1811–1850), born near Allens Fresh in Charles County, United States Congressman from Georgia[14]
Barnes Compton, US Congressman
James Craik, Physician General during the American Revolution, physician to George Washington
Danny Gatton (1945–1994), legendary guitarist, lived in Newburg
John Hanson, American Revolutionary War statesman
Josiah Henson (1789–1883), former slave and author
Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole; born near Nanjemoy
Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, American Revolutionary War statesman
Larry Johnson, running back for the Washington Redskins; from Pomfret
Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long (1798–1880), considered to be the "Mother of Texas"
Joel and Benji Madden from the band Good Charlotte; grew up in Waldorf
Christina Milian, musician, lived in Waldorf
Samuel Alexander Mudd (1833–1883), born in Charles County, the doctor implicated and imprisoned for aiding John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
James Neale (1615–1684), born London, England, immigrated 1634, founded Wollaston Manor plantation and Cobb Island
Captain Raphael Semmes of the Confederate ship Alabama, born near Nanjemoy
General William Smallwood, American Revolutionary War statesman
Randy Starks, defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins; from Waldorf
Robert Stethem, noted terror hijacking victim, grew up in Pinefield, Waldorf
Benjamin Stoddert (1751–1813), first United States Secretary of the Navy
Thomas Stone, American Revolutionary War statesman
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Post by bullet4o1 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:30 am

Whitewater, WI
John Belushi attended the College I went to.

Sun Prairie, WI
Georgia O'Keeffe where I was raised.

Mazomanie,WI
Frank Lloyd Wright nearby.

Madison, WI
Chris Farley (My dad actually insures his Mom)
The Suter's http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Suter (Part of the Miracle on ice team)
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