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quicksilver 07-25-2008 06:56 AM

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.

Have fun!

bethzaring 07-25-2008 07:46 AM

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.

DramaQueen 07-25-2008 08:03 AM

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.

middie 07-25-2008 08:05 AM

Bob Hope would be one

GrantsKat 07-25-2008 08:06 AM

A little history behind the name of my county


quicksilver 07-25-2008 08:10 AM

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.

GrantsKat 07-25-2008 08:14 AM

oops! Guess I misunderstood!!:ermm:In any case thats as famous as it gets around here:lol:

pdswife 07-25-2008 08:22 AM

Jimi Hendrix...
and Mr. Bill Gates.

jabbur 07-25-2008 08:23 AM

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!

suziquzie 07-25-2008 08:25 AM

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.

Cooper'sMom 07-25-2008 09:00 AM

But what if I am married to a famous guy? Can I tell you guys about it? Naaahhhh...fuggedaboutit!

bethzaring 07-25-2008 09:09 AM

been mulling my post over...I didn't mean to slight Sally Hemings...so i want to submit that I am living in the same county as the descendents of one of Sally Hemings children. She must have been one heck of a woman...

Uncle Bob 07-25-2008 09:32 AM

Elvis Aaron Presley.... is one.

ronjohn55 07-25-2008 09:39 AM

Henry Ford would be the obvious one for me. In fact, he had the neighborhood (and the house) I'm living in built back in 1919-1920. (Mine was 1919)

qmax 07-25-2008 09:48 AM

Bill Gates
Paul Allen
Jimi Hendrix (buried about 1 mile from my house)

Selected bands:
Alice in Chains
Pearl Jam
Foo Fighters

LadyCook61 07-25-2008 11:15 AM

Paul Sorvino has a home 8 miles from me. In fact, he uses the same veterinarian as me. :-)

AllenOK 07-25-2008 11:17 AM

Roy Clark is a member of the country club I work at.

mozart 07-25-2008 11:20 AM

Pee-Wee Herman:rofl::rofl::lol::lol::lol::tongue:

Constance 07-25-2008 11:26 AM

Famous natives from our little town:

Doug Collins was on the U.S. 1972 Olympic basketball team that played in Munich, went on to be an NBA player, and when he retired from playing, was coach for the Chicago Bulls when Michael Jordan was playing for them.

John Malkovich, actor, has been in many movies, including Man in the Iron Mask, Con Air, Places in the Heart, Dangerous Liaisons, and many more.

marigeorge 07-25-2008 11:34 AM

Buster Keaton was born in a little town near here.

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