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Old 07-25-2008, 07:56 AM   #1
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Famous Folk in your area

Okay. So here's my idea. Think of the people from/born in your town, county or state, (across the pond, down under, etc., please participate too) who are famous. You can list one at a time only. You can tell us from multi cities, counties, or states you've lived in.
Tell us about this person, ie; age, date of birth, if they are still living, what they are famous for, etc.

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Old 07-25-2008, 08:46 AM   #2
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well, this got me to google the lastest scoop on a long standing issue. Did Thomas Jefferson father any children by his slave Sally Hemings? According to recent DNA studies, he only fathered one child by Sally and it is not Thomas Woodson, who raised his family in the county in which I currently live. The Woodsons have a local cemetery and meet yearly here, but I guess they are not descendents of Thomas Jefferson. Close, but no cigar.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:03 AM   #3
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I live in Las Vegas so it goes without saying that there are a lot of famous people living in LV. Wayne Newton of course, Sigfried and Roy, Rita Rudner, Gladys Knight Evander Holyfield, just to name a few. Danny Gans who is one of the more famous headliners on the Strip lives behind me in a fantastic home.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:05 AM   #4
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Bob Hope would be one
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:06 AM   #5
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A little history behind the name of my county
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Flagler

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Old 07-25-2008, 09:10 AM   #6
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VDQ, you're no fun! The idea was to give us a "Oh, I didn't know that", after your post. Too easy.

I should have said, "people from, born in".
I'll go back and edit original post. It's my error. Sorry.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:14 AM   #7
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oops! Guess I misunderstood!!In any case thats as famous as it gets around here
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:22 AM   #8
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Jimi Hendrix...
and Mr. Bill Gates.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:23 AM   #9
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I currently live in Newport News VA and Ella Fitzgerald was born here.
I grew up in Chesterland Ohio (Geauga County) and Tim Conway is from Chagrin Falls (also in Geauga County) and he went to college with my dad (Bowling Green State University) although they were two class years apart. Dad and Mom saw him perform several times at campus events before he became famous!
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:25 AM   #10
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I'm not as close as when I lived down in St. Paul but Prince is from St.Paul.
Or formerly known as... or is he again... I don't know.
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