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Old 07-26-2008, 01:04 AM   #51
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Originally Posted by kitchenelf
Michael Waltrip
Daryl Waltrip
Dale Jarrett
Ned Jarrett (father)
Glenn Jarrett (good friend and brother of Dale)
Junior Johnson

...to name a few and yes, I live in NASCAR Country
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Yes, but who are they?
I assumed saying "NASCAR" would have been the clue - they are all NASCAR race car drivers either past or current.


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Old 07-26-2008, 01:55 AM   #52
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Alan Jackson - Country Singer - Newnan, GA
Travis Tritt - Country singer - Marietta, Ga
Julia Roberts - Actress - Smyrna, GA
Kim Bassinger - Actress - born in Athen, GA bought the town of Brasselton, GA in 1989 for $20 million and later due to bankruptcy in 1993 had to sell it for $1 million.
Trisha Yearwood - Country Singer - Monticello, GA
Burt Reynolds - Actor - Waycross, GA
Gladys Knight - Singer - Atlanta, Ga
Alton Brown - Chef - Marietta, GA - Got a degree in Drama from UGA and was terrible at science in high school and college.
Jeff foxworthy - Comedian, host of "Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"- Hapeville, GA
Dakota Fanning - Child Actress (Man on Fire, War of the Worlds, Charlottes Web, Sweet Home Alabama) - Conyers, GA
Holly Hunter - Actress (Saving Grace) - Conyers, GA

There are lots, lots more.
You left off the most important one! Herschel Walker- Bill Bates Killer, 1980--Wrightsville, GA. (one of the best college football players ever)


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Old 07-26-2008, 02:21 AM   #53
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does shaq qualify? he went to my tiny little high school at Robert G. Cole HS, Ft. Sam Houston, TX. I know that he got great coaching.........our 2 AA school stunk at football but in basketball they always did well so I'm not surprised.....ran into another coach whose wife was in the hospital along with my mother-in-law who knew him and said even in high school they knew this O'Neill kid was going places.......too bad I graduated long before him......hahaha......I could have gotten him to sign my yearbook.............
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:43 AM   #54
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Athletes from Florida:

Steve "Lefty" Carlton, 1944 - , Miami, baseball
Rick Ankiel, 1979 - , Ft Pierce, baseball
Dwight Gooden, 1964 - , Tampa, baseball
Dave Robinson, 1965 - , Key West, basketball
Tracy McGrady, 1979 - , Bartow, basketball
David Duval, 1971 - , Jacksonville, golf
Chris Evert, "The Ice Maiden", 1954 - , Ft. Lauderdale, tennis
Sable/Rena Greek/Rena Mero, 1967 - , Jacksonville, 1st female champ in 1998 of WWF/WWE.
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Old 07-26-2008, 08:18 AM   #55
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Wow.....Chrissie Evert and I are the same age???? No way........I have 2 more hubbies to go........jest kidding.........I think that she is a great player and one of the most personable people ever........and that's meant sincerely.........I remember always looking forward to her matches with Martina Navratilova..........two of the best women players ever and I believe are friends to this day......
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Old 07-26-2008, 09:19 AM   #56
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Tommy Newsom, from The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson
Rapper Missy Elliott
Olympic track and field gold medalist LaTasha Colander (DH taught her in high school)
V.C. Andrews, author of "Flowers in the Attic" and other creepy novels
Several others
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:19 PM   #57
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the Wyeth family of painters: NC, Andrew, and Jamie, composer Samuel Barber (adagio for strings, used in the movies platoon, elephant man), and I'm sure lots of other folks
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Lucille Ball grew up in Celeron which is about 5 miles from where I live, we have 2 or 3 festivals every summer having to do with her and Desi. There is a museum with things from her set.

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