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User currently offlineAllegiantAir From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 1733 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Who are some famous people from your town?

Here's the ones from my town, Alexandria, MN, that I can think of off the top of my head.

Tom Lehman - PGA Golfer
John Hammergren - CEO of the McKesson Corp.
John Hawkes - Actor
Knute Nelson - United States Senator
Gary Serum - Twins pitcher


Live to Fly.
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User currently offline747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3474 times:

Liz Hurley

The message you were about to post is too short

User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

Not from my town, but from the town I go to school in.

Gary Barlow from Take That went to my secondary school/lived here back in the 70's (Not exactly something to be proud of) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frodsham_School

Djbril Cissé Iives here too, he's "Lord of the Manor" or something like that.

Daniel Craig (new James Bond actor) lived here before he moved someplace else.


User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Paula Radcliffe
Ronnie Barker
John Bunyan

Theres a few more i cant remember, they have a list outside the history dep at school.

Town is called Bedford.

Rgds --James--

You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineBongo From Colombia, joined Oct 2003, 1863 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Fernando Botero - Artist (paints)
Juanes - Singer

MDE: First airport in the Americas visited by the A380!
User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

From the village of Salisbury, MD:

  • James Cannon Jr., bishop for the Methodist Episcopal Church, born in Salisbury November 13, 1864.
  • Actor Alexis Denisof
  • Actor John Glover
  • Actress Linda Hamilton[1]
  • William Humphreys Jackson, Congressman representing Maryland in United States House of Representatives, Maryland District 1 from 1901-1905 & 1907-1909. He was the father of U.S. Senator, William P. Jackson. Born in Salisbury October 15, 1839.
  • Businessman Frank Perdue
  • State's Attorney Davis R. Ruark
  • U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes
  • Weather Channel Meteorologist Mike Seidel
  • Kevin Shaffer, NFL football player with the Cleveland Browns.
  • Actress Jessica Lee Rose who gained fame through the online soap opera, lonelygirl15 broadcast on YouTube

Better to be nouveau than never to have been riche at all.
User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 15356 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3423 times:
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Cool dude Paul Weller. Oh yes!  yes 

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana!
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3423 times:


Gracie Fields
Anna Friel
Lisa Stansfield
Bill Oddie

Oh and we made the Co-Op! Big grin

Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offline1stfl94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 1455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3423 times:

From my home village

Clive Sinclair

From Cambridge (people who just went to Cambridge uni don't count!)

Pink Floyd
Liz Barker (Blue Peter Presenter 2000-2005)

From Brighton

The Levellers
The Kooks
Chris Eubank
George Everest

And Heather Mills still lives there, Cate Blanchett used to live there

User currently offlineSNCntry32 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 3398 times:

Although I do not live in Chanhassen, MN, Prince lives there, at least he did.


Long Live Memphis!
User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3318 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 3397 times:


Out of a long list of 'appartent' famous people from Belfast, I only recognised a few names...

George Best
Van Morrison
Osborne Reynolds (is this the guy who came up with Reynolds number?)

Other famous things from Belfast...

Snow Patrol
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Gulliver's Travels (That giant guy that pissed on a castle which was on fire to help put it out)
Harland and Wolff dockyards

Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 3385 times:

Pilgrim fathers lived half a mile from my house before they took the boat.

User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 3383 times:

Technically he's not from my town, but old Doctor Who, David Tennant, is from Bathgate. It's only 3 miles down the road....  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineWestJetYQQ From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 days ago) and read 3379 times:

Courtenay, BC

Pamela Anderson - Went to high school here
Kim Cattrall - Actor on 'Sex and the City'


Will You Try to Change Things? Use the Power that you have, the Power of a Million new Ideas.
User currently offlineHUYguy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3371 times:

I live between Lincoln and Sleaford, UK, and famous people from both these places include:

- Alfred Tennyson (Poet)
- Jim Broadbent (Oscar winning actor)
- Abi Titmuss (Famous for a sex scandel)
- Jennifer Saunders (AbFab)

That's about it really.

User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

Olympic gymnast and actress Cathy Rigby.

Los Alamitos, CA

We went to HS, and on occasion cut class together.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3358 times:

From Moersdorf, Hunsrueck? A village with 800 in German hillbilly country with 800 inhabitants?
{Rotfl} {Rotfl} {Rotfl}


Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
User currently offlineRen41 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Milton, MA

-George H. W. Bush
-Buckminster Fuller
-Deval Patrick (MA governor)
-Luis Tiant (Former Red Sox pitcher)
-Rich Hill (Chicago Cubs)
-Dana Barros (NBA)

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3999 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

Hayward, CA.

None that I can think of.

Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

ROC-Phillip Seymore Hoffman and Robert Forster.

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User currently offlineKieron747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3321 times:

I'm from Stoke-on-Trent. England

So you can count,,,

Reginald Mitchell (the guy who invented the Spitfire and undoubtedly won the arial war against the Luftwaffe) (unless you're a Hurricaine man!)

Captain John Smith (Captain of the Titanic)

Robby Williams


User currently offlineYYZflyer From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 3644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Andrew Martin- wrestled in the WWE as "Test"
Andrea Joy Cook (A.J. Cook)- Actress
Kheaven Brereton- Hip hop/reggae musician; goes by the name K-OS

These 3 people all attended the same school I am by the way. Big grin This info came from my year book  Wink

Avoid hangovers, stay drunk.
User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 18):
Hayward, CA.

None that I can think of.

Plenty from there...



C'mon Man
User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3999 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3295 times:

Plenty from there...

Hayward is the birthplace of Olympic gold medalist figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, Jack Del Rio, professional wrestler turned actor The Rock, NBA Phoenix Suns Eddie House, Olympic gold medalist and professional boxer Andre Ward, and the home of rapper Spice 1.

Not much actually. Kristi Yamaguchi is more associated with nearby Fremont; she grew up there. As for the others, no one really except perhaps for The Rock. I think I'll move to San Leandro.

Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8744 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

Kelly Slater from Cocoa Beach, FL


Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
25 MCOflyer : * Birthplace of singer, songwriter, writer, and poet Jim Morrison * Former home of comedian and actor Darrell Hammond * Birthplace of baseball player
26 LTU932 : - Helmut Schmidt, former German Chancellor and Mayor of Hamburg - Alex Springer, newspaper publisher and founder of the Axel Springer AG - Karl-Heinz
27 Coleplane : Perry Como Bobby Vinton
28 Post contains links Thepilot : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Seattle
29 GEEDO : Vancouver, Washington Breg Biffle, NASCAR driver Randy Myers, MBL pitcher (world series titles with Reds and Mets) Tanya Harding, famed and shamed fig
30 Post contains images AllegiantAir : GEEDO, I found a typo, it's Greg Biffle
31 Walter747 : I love The Kooks. Rocco Baldelli a baseball player for Tampa Bay lives on my street. I've seen him a few times.
32 ArmitageShanks : Johnson City, Tennessee: Steve Spurrier, coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks Mike Potter, NASCAR driver Timothy Busfield, actor Kenny
33 Post contains links LHMARK : Famous people from Rochester: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Rochester,_New_York
34 Dw9115 : Tom Brokaw is from my home town
35 Post contains links Adopim88 : Mankato, MN: Frederick Russell Burnham, "father of the international scouting movement," born near Mankato on 11 May 1861 Walter Jackson Bate, Pulitze
36 Bohica : Manassas, VA John and Lorena Bobbitt.
37 Post contains images EWS : The Chuckle Brothers Bruce Dickenson Lisa Riley
38 Post contains links Bwest : Hmm... not too many famous people from Zwevegem, Belgium. There's judoka Gella Vandecaveye and the founder of the Bekaert company, Baron Leon Bekaert
39 Pawsleykat : Oooh, just looking at Bathgate on Wikipedia and not only does David Tennant come from there..... there's a whole load of famous people hail from Bathg
40 AirbusA346 : Im from Stoke-On-Trent. Sir Stanley Matthews Robbie Williams Phil Taylor I went to school and go to college in Newcastle-Under-Lyme Reginald Joseph Mi
41 Post contains images Braybuddy : I don't know if there was anyone famous actually born here in Bray, but over the years we've had a few living here: Oscar Wilde James Joyce Film direc
42 FOMEA : The Following are just few individuals i can think of that are from Dearborn, Michigan. Henry Ford- Founder of Ford Motor Company Bob Seger- singer/s
43 Post contains images Oldeuropean : Köln / Cologne Among many others, the most famous (who I know ) born here: Iulia Agrippina (mother of Nero, Emperor of the Roman Empire) Saint Bruno
44 Post contains images Doona : Uma Thurman's grandmother is from my home town of Trelleborg in southern Sweden. That's all I can think of right now Cheers Mats
45 UK_Dispatcher : Darlington: Vic Reeves
46 Post contains images Kunoichi : Ørslev by Vordingborg, Denmark... None really... though we had a (only nationally) famous hymn writer a century or so ago...
47 Xpat : Summit, NJ Meryl Streep I'm sure there are others, though.
48 B78710 : gary mabbut ex tottenham player went to my school also my town is the home of mclaren formula 1! edit....just remembered the book "war of the worlds"
49 N776AU : -Diana DeGarmo-singer, who also happens to be a member of my church -Michael Grant-Arkansas Safety, lives across the street from me. -David Greene-NFL
50 Post contains images BananaBoY : Kate Winslet & Kenneth Branagh are from Reading, UK. Local "celebs" also include Kate Bush, George Michael and Lenny Henry & Dawn French. And then of
51 BristolFlyer : Famous people in Phoenix, AZ (not necessarily born here but resident here): Alice Cooper Leslie Nielson Mike Tyson Stevie Nicks
52 Post contains images 747438 : I bet Mr Mabbutt learned how to use capitals Ah. The town of my birth
53 N710PS : Billy Cristal went to my high school here in NY Most of the New York Jets live in my neighborhood during season and summer camp At my place in SRQ Tom
54 Dimoko : Mark Mothersbaugh Chrissy Hynde LeBron James all from Akron, OH
55 Post contains images B78710 : probably.....but Mr B78710 doesnt really give a shit i bet you feel honured to come from the same town as myself
56 747438 : So honoured, I moved away !!
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