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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:04 AM
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Which famous people came from your state???
And it has to be the state that you're either originally from or the one you've spent the majority of your life living in.

As for me (North Dakota):

Roger Maris
Eric Sevareid
Lawrence Welk
Jonny Lang
The lead singer for Survivor (I forgot his name)
Doug Burgum (A minority owner of Microsoft)
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:09 AM
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1. Alabama
Edited on Tue May-25-04 01:10 AM by syrinx9999
Dinah Washington (just up the road)
Jimmy Buffett
Sela Ward
Willie Mays
Hank Aaron
Sun Ra
George Wallace (boo)
James Buchanan (I think, and he may have been the only gay president.)
Toni Tenniele (sp?)
Bo Jackson
Charles Barkley (next governor, he's no longer republican)
Courtney Cox
George Washington Carver

millions of others, mostly musicians, I think.

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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:13 AM
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3. So we're both going to claim Jimmy Buffet?
:-)
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:19 AM
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5. I thought he was from Foley, AL
I'm flexible. :)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:20 AM
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7. He was born in Pascagoula
And went to Southern Miss (history and journalism).

I think he moved to Foley as a kid, though. I've heard him mention Alabama as his home.

Love Lambert's, btw.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:36 AM
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8. I accept that
:)

Now, let's get our states to vote for Kerry.

(BTW, you can have him. David Allen Coe said he was a narc anyway. :) )
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:38 AM
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9. oh yeah, Sela's yours too
She just went to school hear. Sorry. :)
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:48 AM
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21. Helen Keller, Hank Williams, Hank Aaron and
Tah-looooo-lah Bankhead!
I live about 10 miles from Lambert's and if you ever take a close look at the mural on the side of the building, you'll never eat there again. Righty-Tighty
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 10:29 PM
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26. did you know?
That Tah-looooo-lah's dad was Speaker of the House?

And, btw, I realize that I misspelled "here." :)
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:12 AM
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2. Mississippi
Elvis Presley
Jimmy Buffet
Muddy Waters
BB King
Jim Henson
Jerry Rice
Steve McNair
Walter Payton
Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning
Brett Favre
Will Clark
Tennesee Williams
William Faulkner
Eudora Welty
John Grisham

To name a few

I live in Texas now, but that would be too long a list, and it would NOT include George Bush, who is from Connecticut.


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eleonora Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:17 AM
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4. Indiana
* Shelley Long
* Axl Rose
* David Letterman
* Marc Summers
* Jimmy Hoffa
* John Dillinger
* David Lee Roth
* Dan Quayle
* Shannon Hoon
* John Mellencamp
* Janet Jackson
* Michael Jackson (ugh)
* LaToya Jackson
* Jermaine Jackson
* Tito Jackson
* All of other Jacksons
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:19 AM
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6. Molly Brown.
Unsinkable. :o
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FDRrocks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:42 AM
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10. PA: The Badlees
Edited on Tue May-25-04 01:45 AM by FDRrocks
this pretty crappy band that came from my specific area in NEPA. They had 1 song on VH1, once.

Oh yea:

Louisa May Alcott
Rita Mae Brown
Andrew Carnegie
Rachel Carson
Oscar Levant
Margaret Mead
Christopher Morley
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Gertrude Stein
Ida Tarbell
Bill Cosby

I'm sure some others. PA rocks you guys. :)
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:24 AM
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11. Oklahoma
Edited on Tue May-25-04 02:34 AM by GTRMAN
Hard to believe all these people came from our little ol' state.

http://www.shopoklahoma.com/famous.htm

On edit: Sorry about Inhofe, he is an embarassment to us Okie libs too. :eyes:
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TheWizardOfMudd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:49 AM
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14. Supplemental
Johnny Bench baseball player, Oklahoma City
John Berryman poet, MacAlester
Garth Brooks singer, Tulsa
Jeremy Castle singer, Blanchard
Iron Eyes Cody Cherokee actor
Gordon Cooper astronaut, Shawnee
Ralph Ellison writer, Oklahoma City
James Garner actor, Norman
Owen K. Garriott astronaut, Enid
Vince Gill singer, Norman
Chester Gould cartoonist, Pawnee
Woodrow Wilson Woody Guthrie singer, composer, Okemah
Ike,Taylor, Zac Hanson music, Tulsa
Roy Harris composer, Lincoln Cty
Paul Harvey broadcaster, Tulsa
Van Heflin actor, Walters
Tony Hillerman author, Sacred Heart
Ron Howard actor, director, Duncan
Karl Guthe Jansky engineer, Norman
Ben Johnson actor, Pawhuska
Jennifer Jones actress, Tulsa
Jeane Kirkpatrick diplomat, Duncan
Shannon Lucid astronaut, Bethany
Mickey Charles Mantle baseball player, Spavinaw
Reba McEntire singer, McAlester
Shannon Miller Olympic gymnast, Edmond
Bill Moyers journalist, Hugo
Daniel Patrick Moynihan N.Y. senator, Tulsa
Patti Page singer, Clarence
Brad Pitt actor Shawnee
Tony Randall actor, Tulsa
Oral Roberts evangelist, Ada
Dale Robertson actor, Oklahoma City
Will Rogers humorist, Oologah
Dan Rowan comedian, Beggs
Robert Stemmons whistler, Tulsa
Maria Tallchief ballerina, Fairfax
James Francis Jim Thorpe athlete, Prague
Jeanne Tripplehorn actress, Tulsa
Ted Shackleford actor, Tulsa
Wilma Mankiller Cherokee chief, Tahlequah
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:16 AM
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12. Came/lived Alaska: Tommy Moe (skier) Jewel, Lowell Thomas
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:39 AM
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13. Wisconsin
Edited on Tue May-25-04 03:46 AM by JonathanChance
Georgia O'Keeffe
Orson Welles
Don Ameche
Oprah Winfrey (Went to high School in Milwaukee)
The BoDeans
Les Paul
Pee Wee King
Pete Schwaba (co-wrote Meet the Parents)
Heather Graham
Harry Houdini
Liberace
Chris Farley
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tyne Daly
Seymour Cray (of Cray Supercomputer fame)
Tom Snyder (He has a blog: http://www.colortini.com/index2.html )
Pat O'Brien (Mulligan from Some Like it Hot)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Bob Uecker
Spencer Tracy
Chief Justice William Rehnquist
Charlotte Rae (Edna from The Facts of Life)
Thornton Wilder
Charles Winninger
Jackie Mason
Frederic March
Thomas Hulce (Played Mozart in Amadeus)
Dan Jansen
Bud Sommerville (Legendary curler)
William Defoe
Ellen Corby (Grandma Walton)
Max Hardcore















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Andy_Stephenson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:00 AM
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15. Debbie Reynolds El Paso
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:03 AM by God_bush_n_cheney
Gene Roddenberry (from my hometown and highschool) El Paso
Ross Perot (Dallas)
Steve Martin (Waco)
Stevie Ray Vaughn
Audie Murphy (Denison)
Lyndon Johnson (Johnson City)
Anna Alicia Ortiz (Melissa on Falcon Crest) El Paso went to HS with her

and many many more.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:17 AM
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16. I forgot Sitting Bull for ND.
...
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:24 AM
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17. Bill Clinton!
Johnny Cash
Al Green
Johnnie Taylor
Glen Campbell
Scott Joplin
Robert Palmer (the Rock writer)
Bob Burns
Dizzy Dean
Lum and Abner

and about 16 others I have blanked out upon.

:bounce:
dbt
Little Rock
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:31 AM
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18. Elvis Presley, Leontyne Price, William Faulkner, LeeAnn Rhymes
and the list goes on and on and on...
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:44 AM
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19. Florida
Burt Reynolds
Faye Dunaway
Johnny Depp
Wesley Snipes
Buddy Epsen
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dryan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:44 AM
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20. Florida also
John Young
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:18 AM
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22. Western PA, where I grew up:
Amber Brkich (Survivor)
Jenna Morasca (also Survivor)
Dennis Turncoat Miller
Charles Grodin
Bret Michaels (Poison)
Dan Cortese (Q-list actor, former Burger King guy,went to my school)
Ty Law (Patriots Cornerback)
Joe Montana
Joe Namath
Dan Marino
Mike Ditka
Jeff Hostetler
Jim Kelly
Christina Aguilera
Henry Mancini
(P)Rick Santorum
Andy Warhol

I cant think of any more at the moment.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:28 AM
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23. Leaving out sports stars and actors/actresses, here's a few.
Jack London
Jerry Garcia
Isadora Duncan
Robert Frost
Amy Tan
Sally Ride
Ansel Adams
John Steinbeck
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:31 AM
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24. Minnesota--Bob Dylan, Husker Du, the Cows (nt)
Edited on Tue May-25-04 08:31 AM by jpgray
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 09:03 AM
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25. Too many to name
Kerry
Kennedy (in fact... all of the Kennedy's)
Tip O'Neill
F. Lee Bailey
Henry David Thoreau
Eli Whitney
Robert Goddard
John Adams
John Quincy Adams
John Hancock
Benjamin Franklin
Paul Revere
Clara Barton
Edgar Allan Poe
Dr. Suess
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Emily Dickenson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
E.E. Cummings
Leonard Bernstein
Winslow Homer
Bette Davis
Cecil B. DeMille
Leonard Nemoy
Jack Albertson
Steven Tyler (and the rest of Aerosmith)
Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
Jo Dee Messina


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amerikat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:04 PM
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27. Bud Abbot and Lou Costello....and others ....see list below
Edited on Tue May-25-04 11:07 PM by amerikat



Bud Abbott comedian, Asbury Park
Charles Addams cartoonist, Westfield
Edwin Aldrin astronaut, Montclair
William Count Basie band leader, Red Bank
Joan Bennett actress, Palisades
Judy Blume author, Elizabeth
Jon Bon Jovi musician, Sayreville
William J. Brennan jurist, Newark
Aaron Burr political leader, Newark
Lloyd H. Conover inventor, Orange
James Fenimore Cooper author, Burlington
David Copperfield magician, Metuchen
Lou Costello comedian, Paterson
Stephen Crane writer, Newark
Helen Gahagan Douglas representative, Boonton
Allen Ginsberg poet, Newark
Savron Glover choreographer, Newark
William Frederick Halsey, Jr. admiral, Elizabeth
Lauryn Hill rapper, South Orange
Donald Fletcher Holmes inventor, Woodbury
Whitney Houston entertainer, Newark
Ice-T rapper, Newark
Alfred Joyce Kilmer poet, New Brunswick
Alfred C. Kinsey zoologist, Hoboken
Ernie Kovacs comedian, Trenton
Dorothea Lange photographer, Hoboken
Jerry Lewis comedian, film director, Newark
Anne Morrow Lindbergh author, Englewood
Norman Mailer author, Long Branch
James W. Marshall discovered gold in California, Hunterdon
Patricia McBride ballerina, Teanick
Eger V. Murphree inventor, Bayonne
Jack Nicholson actor, Neptune City
Dorothy Parker author, West Bend
Zebulon Mongomery Pike explorer, soldier, Lamberton
Joe Piscopo comedian, actor, Passaic
Paul Robeson singer, actor, Princeton
Edward J. Rosinski inventor, Gloucester County
Philip Milton Roth author, Newark
Ruth St. Denis dancer, choreographer, Newark
Antonin Scalia jurist,Trenton
Norman Schwarzkopf army general, Trenton
Frank Sinatra singer, actor, Hoboken
Kevin Spacey actor, South Orange
Bruce Springsteen musician, Freehold
Amos Alonzo Stagg football coach, West Orange
Alfred Stieglitz photographer, Hoboken
Meryl Streep actress, Summit
Albert Payson Terhune journalist, author, Newark
Dave Thomas restaurateur, Atlantic City
William Henry Vanderbilt financier, New Brunswick
Sarah Vaughan singer, Newark
Dionne Warwick actress, singer, East Orange
William Carlos Williams physician, poet, Rutherford
Ray Liotta actor, Newark
Edmund Wilson literary critic, author, Red Bank


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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 11:06 PM
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28. i think demi moore came from a new mexico trailer park
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