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Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 6:17 am

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

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Sat May 26, 2007 6:19 am

Liz Hurley


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Sat May 26, 2007 6:23 am

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frodsham
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 6:26 am

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.

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Sat May 26, 2007 6:26 am

Fernando Botero - Artist (paints)
Juanes - Singer
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 6:36 am

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
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Sat May 26, 2007 7:11 am

Cool dude Paul Weller. Oh yes!  yes 
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 7:11 am

Rochdale...

Gracie Fields
Anna Friel
Lisa Stansfield
Bill Oddie

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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 7:11 am

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
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 8:04 am

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

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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 8:05 am

Belfast....

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...

Titanic
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)
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Sat May 26, 2007 8:19 am

Pilgrim fathers lived half a mile from my house before they took the boat.
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 8:20 am

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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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 8:26 am

Courtenay, BC

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

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Sat May 26, 2007 8:49 am

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.
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 9:03 am

Olympic gymnast and actress Cathy Rigby.

Los Alamitos, CA

We went to HS, and on occasion cut class together.
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Sat May 26, 2007 9:04 am

From Moersdorf, Hunsrueck? A village with 800 in German hillbilly country with 800 inhabitants?
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Sat May 26, 2007 9:11 am

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)
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 9:32 am

Hayward, CA.

None that I can think of.
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Sat May 26, 2007 9:46 am

ROC-Phillip Seymore Hoffman and Robert Forster.
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Sat May 26, 2007 9:53 am

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

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Sat May 26, 2007 10:21 am

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
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 10:35 am

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 18):
Hayward, CA.

None that I can think of.

Plenty from there...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayward,_California

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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 11:05 am

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.
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 11:08 am

Kelly Slater from Cocoa Beach, FL

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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 11:10 am

* Birthplace of singer, songwriter, writer, and poet Jim Morrison
* Former home of comedian and actor Darrell Hammond
* Birthplace of baseball player Tim Wakefield (Boston Red Sox)
* Singer/songwriter Tom Rapp, leader of 60s/70s band Pearls Before Swine, lived here from childhood
* Professional wrestler Devon Hughes, better known as Brother Devon from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
* Birthplace of University of Florida football star safety Reggie Nelson

This is from Melbourne FL where I currently reside.

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Sat May 26, 2007 11:36 am

- Helmut Schmidt, former German Chancellor and Mayor of Hamburg
- Alex Springer, newspaper publisher and founder of the Axel Springer AG
- Karl-Heinz Köpcke, former chief anchorman for the Tagesschau
- Carl Hagenbeck, founder of the Hagenbecks Tierpark zoo
- Ulrich Stein, former goalkeeper
- Uwe Seeler, former striker, football legend and Honourary Captain of the German National Team
- Stefan Effenberg, former midfielder
- Sandra Völker, swim athlete
- Maria Jepsen (not exactly from Hamburg but from nearby Bad Segeberg), first woman to become Bishop in the Evangelical Church (specifically, she's the Bishop of the Hamburg chapter of the North Elbian Evangelical Church)

Those are just a few of the many celebrities and VIPs here in and from Hamburg.
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 11:40 am

Perry Como
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Sat May 26, 2007 11:42 am

From YVR
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 12:25 pm

Vancouver, Washington

Breg Biffle, NASCAR driver

Randy Myers, MBL pitcher (world series titles with Reds and Mets)

Tanya Harding, famed and shamed figure skater
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 12:29 pm

Quoting GEEDO (Reply 29):
Breg Biffle, NASCAR driver

GEEDO, I found a typo, it's Greg Biffle  Smile
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 12:33 pm

Quoting 1stfl94 (Reply 8):
The Kooks

I love The Kooks.

Rocco Baldelli a baseball player for Tampa Bay lives on my street. I've seen him a few times.
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Sat May 26, 2007 12:35 pm

Johnson City, Tennessee:

Steve Spurrier, coach of the University of South Carolina Gamecocks
Mike Potter, NASCAR driver
Timothy Busfield, actor
Kenny Chesney, singer
Johnny Miller, NASCAR driver
Mike Brown, AMA rider
David Cole, founding member of C C Music Factory
Matt Czuchry, actor
Aubrayo Franklin, defensive tackle, San Francisco Forty-Niners
David Cash, professional wrestler
Brad Teague, NASCAR driver
Del Harris, NBA coach, attended Milligan College
Samuel Cole Williams, noted historian, jurist, and first dean of the Emory University School of Law
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 1:01 pm

"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 1:10 pm

Tom Brokaw is from my home town
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 1:49 pm

Mankato, MN:
Frederick Russell Burnham, "father of the international scouting movement," born near Mankato on 11 May 1861
Walter Jackson Bate, Pulitzer Prize winning biographer born in Mankato on 13 May 1918
Sinclair Lewis, author
Maud Hart Lovelace, author of the Betsy-Tacy series of books
Julia Sears, pioneering feminist and suffragette
Glen Taylor, businessman and owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx basketball teams
Adrienne Armstrong was a resident in the early 90's while attending Minnesota State University, Mankato, she is married to Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mankato...#Famous_residents_past_and_present )

I'm technically from North Mankato. However, no one famous is from there or lived there at any point in time. Taylor Corporation is in North Mankato which is owned by Glen Taylor. I work in a branch of Taylor Corp. known as Carlson Craft. In 2006, his net worth was about $2.1 billion according to this site: http://minneapolis.about.com/od/peop...yleinterests/p/richestminnesot.htm
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Sat May 26, 2007 2:06 pm

Manassas, VA

John and Lorena Bobbitt.
 
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Sat May 26, 2007 3:34 pm

The Chuckle Brothers



Bruce Dickenson



Lisa Riley

 
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 3:45 pm

Hmm... not too many famous people from Zwevegem, Belgium.

There's judoka Gella Vandecaveye and the founder of the Bekaert company, Baron Leon Bekaert
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 7:21 pm

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 Bathgate;


  • Racing driver - Dario Franchitti
  • James Young Simpson - discoverer of the anaesthetic properties of chloroform
  • European Tour Golfer, Stephen Gallacher.
  • and two Former Ryder Cup Captains;
  • Bernard Gallacher and
  • Eric Brown.


I never realised that there were as many famous people from there.....

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Sat May 26, 2007 7:26 pm

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 Mitchell CBE

I live around the Stone & Stafford Area.

Stan Collymore
Neil Morrissey

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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sat May 26, 2007 7:51 pm

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 director Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire, The Crying Game, The Butcher Boy).

and, part-time at the moment, Sineád O Connor (to be near her partner).

Bono

Musician Phil Coulter.

The first two lived in the same terrace below, probably the most des reses in the town, and Sineád's partner lives there now.

Plus, the Boomtown Rats started playing gigs here in the mid-70s.



oh, and I forgot . . . . Braybuddy!
 
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sun May 27, 2007 9:41 pm

Quoting AllegiantAir (Thread starter):
Who are some famous people from your town?

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/songwriter.
Anna Sui - fashion designer.



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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sun May 27, 2007 10:57 pm

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 of Cologne (founder of the Carthusian Order)
Jaques Offenbach (composer)
Max Bruch (composer)
Carl Bosch (Nobel Prize, chemistry, 1930)
Konrad Adenauer (mayor of Cologne and later 1st. chancellor of the Federal Rep. of Germany)
Heinrich Böll (Nobel Prize, literature)
Udo Kier (actor)

who lived and worked here:

Albertus Magnus (also known as Saint Albert the Great, medieval philosopher and theologian)
Nicolaus August Otto ( inventor of the internal combustion engine, what you all have in your cars, if you don't have a diesel engine)
Thomas von Aquin (medieval philosopher)
Johann Maria Farina ("inventor" of the first and original Eau de Cologne)
Maria de Medici (wife of Henry IV and mother of of Louis XIII, both kings of France)
Karlheinz Stockhausen (composer)
August Sander (famous photographer)


And last but not least:

Heidi Klum (who was born in Bergisch Gladbach which is, because I live near the city boundary, 500 m away)

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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Sun May 27, 2007 11:01 pm

Uma Thurman's grandmother is from my home town of Trelleborg in southern Sweden. That's all I can think of right now  Smile

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Sun May 27, 2007 11:17 pm

Darlington: Vic Reeves
 
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Mon May 28, 2007 12:17 am

Ørslev by Vordingborg, Denmark...

None really... though we had a (only nationally) famous hymn writer a century or so ago... Big grin
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Mon May 28, 2007 12:18 am

Summit, NJ

Meryl Streep

I'm sure there are others, though.
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Mon May 28, 2007 12:23 am

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" was written 2 mins down the road from me....H G Wells used to live here i think

[Edited 2007-05-27 17:25:09]
 
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RE: Famous People From Your Town

Mon May 28, 2007 12:27 am

-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 Quarterback, went to my high school
-David Pollack-NFL Linebacker
Louis Williams-NBA Player, also went to my high school
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