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Posted: 9/19/2009 7:52:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 7:54:36 PM EST by LockandLoaded]
Well with this boxing fight tonight, Just had me thinking of the only person I know that is famous from my hometown. So who is from your Hometown (not state) that is famous?? Please list name, city,state and maybe what they do. You do not have to know them , just wondering where some people may be from


Floyd Mayweather, Grand Rapids Mi , Professional Boxer

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 7:57:20 PM EST
Current hometown? Probably nobody.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 7:57:25 PM EST


Miss USA 1999. i fooled around with her little sister
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 7:59:06 PM EST
my original hometown... billy bob the goat fucker

the main city of the county i live in now... julia roberts
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 7:59:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:00:28 PM EST by omega62]
Jamie Farr (played Corporal Klinger on M*A*S*H).

Gene Krantz (director of "White Flight" at NASA's Mission Control Houston during Apollo 13 - played by Ed Harris in the movie).

Gloria Steinem (early woman's liberation activist).

Katie Holmes (Tom Cruise squeeze - they have a mansion about three miles from me).

- All from in or around Toledo, Ohio.
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Jimmy Buffet–– Mobile, AL
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The Time Bandit and crew from Deadliest Catch
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[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:14:21 PM EST by anekrel]
Stomping grounds: Portland, OR

Among others...

Beverly Cleary (author)
Tonya Harding (figure skater, boxer)
Art Alexakis (musician ["Everclear"])
Gus Van Sant (filmmaker)
Sam Elliott (actor)
Mike Dunleavy Jr (NBA player)
Damon Stoudamire (NBA player)
Mel Blanc (voice actor)
Paul deLay (musician)
Ward Cunningham (inventor of Wiki)
Joey Harrington (NFL player)
Phil Knight (Nike co-founder)
Courtney Love (musician, [Hole])
Dale Murphy (MLB player)
Ahmad Rashad (NBA player, TV personality)
Sally Struthers (actress)
Jaime St. James (musician [Great White])

Current hometown: Bakersfield, CA

Robert Beltran (actor)
Merle Haggard (musician)
Buck Owens (musician)
Gabriel Inglesias (comedian)
Jonathan Davis, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, James "Munky" Shaffer, David Silveria, Brian "Head" Welch (musicians [koRn])
Kevin Harvick (NASCAR driver)
Todd Walker (MLB player)
David Carr (NFL player)
Casey Mears (NASCAR driver)
Roger Mears (NASCAR driver)
Rick Mears (NASCAR driver)
Joey Porter (NFL player)
Stephen Neal (NFL player, Olympic wrestler)
Greg Robinson (NFL coach)
Amy Adams (musician, American Idol contestant)


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Randy Travis
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Billy Joel
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Sam Walton
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Karl Rove
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:20:02 PM EST
J A Happ - pitches for the Phillies.

Mike Goff - offensive lineman for K C Chiefs.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:21:00 PM EST
Matthew Sweet is the only non football one I can think of from Lincoln Ne
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:24:23 PM EST
Brad Hawpe of the Rockies
Angela Stanford of the LPGA

There are others but I those are the ones I knew personally.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:26:27 PM EST
Tom Watson - Nice guy, met him while I was pissing once.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:26:38 PM EST
Carrie Underwood
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Buddy Holly
Barry Corben
Mac Davis
"Willie" McCool
Joe Ely
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Vanilla Ice...yay.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:35:01 PM EST
Plano TX

Lance Armstrong the one-balled bike rider hero guy

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:37:38 PM EST
John Moses Browning and the Osmonds.
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Ann rule, crime writer, I've met her a few times.
And passion of the Christ man, Jim caveazel. He's been in my shop.
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[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:55:04 PM EST by eodtech2000]
Sanford, ME

Carl Broggi, subject of NBC movie
Randy Brooks, musician
Barry Burbank, meteorologist
Harland Eastman, U.S. diplomat
George W. Emery, Vice-Admiral, USN
Vic Firth, musician, businessman
Patricia Johnson Fiske, President/CEO, Worldwide Partners
Louis B. Goodall, businessman & congressman
Forrest R. Haselton, President, Sears & Roebuck
Jayne Greer Hurley, nutritionist
Sumner Increase Kimball, organizer of the United States Life-Saving Service, founder of Coast Guard Academy
Peter Kostis, golf instructor & sportscaster
Donald Lamontagne, Lt. General, USAF
Ronald J. Marcotte, Lt. General, USAF
Fred Nutter, broadcaster
Freddy Parent, baseball player
James B. Pickett, chemical engineer, inventor of recycled pavement
Lawrence Lee Pelletier, President, Allegheny College
Muriel Poulin, nursing expert
Harold Shaw, dairy pioneer
Robley Wilson, Jr., writer, professor
John Lincoln Wright, musician

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:39:22 PM EST
George W. Bush and Laura Bush

Wahoo McDaniel - wrestler

Tom Brahaney - football

Tommy Franks - General

Woody Harelson - actor

Tommy Lee Jones - actor

Cedric Benson - football

Baby Jessica - The one that fell in the well

Spud Web - basket ball

Randy Valarde - baseball

Jim Hall - Auto Racing

Bobby Hillin- NASCAR

Doug Russell - 1969 gold medal swimmer

There are a few more football players and baseball players but I will leave it at that!

All from the middle of nowhere........ aka... Midland, TX
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:41:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:42:45 PM EST by CanadianDave]
Michael J Fox

lol

Best I can come up with.

Although he's not FROM here, let's just say you can't say the number 99 without people thinking of Gretsky. We even have a statue of him.

ETA: I looked up actors from Edmonton, I didn't really know that MJF was from Edmonton. That's cool.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:42:57 PM EST

Off the top of my head:

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (Boxer)

Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlic (Boxer)

They live in Mahoning County, more or less Youngstown area. Probably others, it's late and I'm tired.

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:43:17 PM EST
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[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:44:36 PM EST by Bugalaman]
Lansing Michigan

John Hughes - film maker
Magic Johnson - basketball player
Burt Reynolds - actor
Malcolm X - civil rights activist
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:43:59 PM EST
Ann Coulter.

Theres more, but on arfcom that should be enough to

/thread
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:44:38 PM EST
Ronald Reagan
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:49:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Shooter66:
George W. Bush and Laura Bush

Wahoo McDaniel - wrestler

Tom Brahaney - football

Tommy Franks - General

Woody Harelson - actor

Tommy Lee Jones - actor

Cedric Benson - football

Baby Jessica - The one that fell in the well

Spud Web - basket ball

Randy Valarde - baseball

Jim Hall - Auto Racing

Bobby Hillin- NASCAR

Doug Russell - 1969 gold medal swimmer

There are a few more football players and baseball players but I will leave it at that!

All from the middle of nowhere........ aka... Midland, TX


Umm GWB was born in CT, not TX, If your just counting him since he was raised there then you might want to remove Woody Harelson. Woody was born in TX, but was and publicly states he was raised in OH.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:49:27 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:52:07 PM EST by Milewsky80]
Weirton, WV
Otis Wilson - Starting Pro Bowl linebacker for the '85 Bears, was in "The Superbowl Shuffle" (#55)
Quincy Wilson - Running Back for WVU, drafted by the Falcons, played for the Bengals
David "Junior" Guthrie - lead guitar for country band Povertyneck Hillbillies
James J. Andrews - Union spy during the Civil War
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:49:53 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 8:50:22 PM EST by Tony-Ri]
While not Born or having died here, Edgar Allen Poe did spend alot of his life here. Also from the Richmond area is Bill Robinson, Arthur Ashe, and Patrick Henry.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:50:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By LockandLoaded:
Well with this boxing fight tonight, Just had me thinking of the only person I know that is famous from my hometown. So who is from your Hometown (not state) that is famous?? Please list name, city,state and maybe what they do. You do not have to know them , just wondering where some people may be from


Floyd Mayweather, Grand Rapids Mi , Professional Boxer



From the town where I grew up...

* Fernando Perez (1983-), is a Tampa Bay Rays outfielder.[27]
* Kevin Barry (1978-), is an Atlanta Braves relief pitcher.[28]
* Ethan Hawke (1970-), actor.[29]
* Ben H. Love, the eighth Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America serving from 1985 to 1993. [30] - He was one of our local Scout Leaders, too. Great guy.
* Timothy Patrick Murphy (1959-1988), television and movie actor, best known for his the television soap Dallas, playing the character of "Mickey Trotter" from 1982-84.[citation needed] - I went to high school with this guy. Had Driver's Ed with him, scared the crap out of him while merging onto a major highway. Wuss, LOL.
* John Forbes Nash (1928-) is a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician. The film A Beautiful Mind was loosely based on his life. He has resided in West Windsor for many years.[31]
* Steve Rogers (1949-), former pitcher for the Montreal Expos.[32]
* Bryan Singer (1965-), film director, for such films as Public Access, Apt Pupil, X-Men, X2,Superman Returns and Valkyrie. His break out film was The Usual Suspects. He has also worked on television shows including House.[33]


Where I live now...


* Charles Albright, (1830-1880), born in Bucks County, United States Congressman[5]
* Pearl S. Buck, (1892-1973), lived near Dublin in Hilltown Twp., author and Nobel Prize for Literature recipient
* Abbie Hoffman, (1936-1989), died in New Hope, activist
* Margaret Mead, (1901-1978), raised near Doylestown, anthropologist
* Henry Chapman Mercer, (1856–1930), Doylestown resident, archeologist, artifact collector, tile-maker, and designer of poured concrete structures
* James Michener, (1907-1997), lived in Doylestown, author and Pulitzer Prize for Fiction recipient
* Jamie Moyer, (1962– ), born in Sellersville, starting pitcher in Major League Baseball (Philadelphia Phillies)
* Alecia Moore, (1979– ), born in Doylestown, singer known as Pink
* Dean Sabatino, Pennridge High School graduate and drummer for the punk band Dead Milkmen
* Andrew Jackson Smith, (1815-1897), Union army general
* Ezra Stone, (1917-199), actor and director
* Brianna Taylor, cast member of the The Real World: Hollywood born in Warwick, lives in Warminster
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Newberg, OR.

Herbert Hoover.


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Terry Bradshaw.................................we're sorry about that.
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Cheryl Ladd the Charlies Angel
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:54:35 PM EST



That looks like Tim Allen.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 8:56:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By RECONSIX:

Off the top of my head:

Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (Boxer)

Kelly "The Ghost" Pavlic (Boxer)

They live in Mahoning County, more or less Youngstown area. Probably others, it's late and I'm tired.



Boom Boom Mancini is a bad Mofo.

From what I recall Ed O'neil (AKA Al Bundy) is also from your area.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:02:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 9:07:12 PM EST by Clockwork138]
Born in Louisville:
Cassius Clay aka Muhammad Ali
Hunter S. Thompson
Ned Beatty(He sure does have a pretty mouth )

Only ones I can think of right now.

Oh, and did you know Tom Cruise lived here for a while? Yeah, I don't get tired of hearing that from relatives.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:05:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 9:08:21 PM EST by M4tty]
Wikipedia has full lists people. There's quite a few I didn't know about.

17th century

[edit] 18th century

[edit] 19th century

[edit] 20th century


Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:08:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By CanadianDave:



That looks like Tim Allen.

That would be Timothy Allen Dick's mugshot from his felony cocaine distribution arrest
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:10:15 PM EST
Tonya Harding.
Milwaukie, Oregon.
Figure skater/boxer/nutjob.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:12:13 PM EST
I'm always confused by what people mean by "hometown" in such context.

Where you were born? Where you spent a certain part of your childhood? Where you have lived for the longest period of overall time? Where you currently consider yourself "from"?
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:12:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By Maccrage:
Tonya Harding.
Milwaukie, Oregon.
Figure skater/boxer/nutjob.


Wan't that Sun Koo Kim underware thief and suspcet in the Brook Wilberger murder from Milwauke?

Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:15:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lazarae:
Originally Posted By Maccrage:
Tonya Harding.
Milwaukie, Oregon.
Figure skater/boxer/nutjob.


Wan't that Sun Koo Kim underware thief and suspcet in the Brook Wilberger murder from Milwauke?


Nope. Tigard.

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[Last Edit: 9/19/2009 9:23:44 PM EST by TheNoid]
Bobby Dodd- played football for Tennessee and was the long time coach at Georgia Tech where the stadium is named after him.
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* Catherine L. Bowie, One of the first African American WAC in WWII. [11]
* Dr. Bill Bussey, US and World record holder of hot air balloon flights. Dr. Bill Bussey is a practicing dentist in Longview Texas who founded the Great Texas Balloon Race and is credited with originating the "Balloon Glow", a popular event at balloon festivals around the world. He was one of the founding members and directors of the North American Balloon Association. Dr. Bussey is also Chairman and CFO of "The Racing Experience"[12] which bills itself as the original Sprint Cup stock car racing school. In 2007, The Lone Star Flight Museum on Galveston Island, Texas inducted Dr. Bussey[13] into its Texas Aviation Hall of Fame.
* Rodney Carrington[14], born in Longview, graduate of Pine Tree High School, Carrington attended Kilgore College in nearby Kilgore, Texas and studied acting. He is a popular comedian who mixes his adult humor with country music. He lives with his wife and family in Tulsa, Oklahoma
* Evonne Hsu, American-born Taiwanese singer.
* Malcolm Kelly, Graduate of Longview High School, Wide Receiver for the Oklahoma Sooners, recently drafted by the Washington Redskins. Malcolm is involved with Mercy Ships[citation needed], a global charity which uses hospital ships to provide free health care and community development services to developing nations.
* Lee Lacy, professional baseball player from 1972-1987 - Lee Lacy was born in Longview, Texas and played major league baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles
* Neal McCoy, country singer-songwriter - Neal McCoy was born in Jacksonville, Texas and makes his home in Longview, Texas. Neal McCoy's first venture as a professional singer was with a R&B band. He later switched to country music. After winning a talent contest in 1981, McCoy got the opportunity to tour with C&W star Charley Pride, performing as Mr. Pride's opening act. After about six years, McCoy went on his own and released his first single. At the time he was still spelling his last name as McGoy which is a phonetic spelling of his parent's name, McGaughey (Neal was born as Hubert Neal McGaughey Jr.). By the time he released his first album, he had changed his last name to McCoy. According to the Official Neal McCoy website, Neal and his wife Melinda founded and operate the East Texas Angel Network (ETAN) in 1995. ETAN raises money to help the families of critically ill children in East Texas. Neal McCoy's video "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye," won the Video of the Year in 1997 from TNN/Music City News County Awards. Neal McCoy was also twice named the Entertainer of the Year in 1998 & 1999 from the TNN/Music City News Country Awards. In 2006 he received the ACM/Home Depot Humanitarian Award. McCoy has 3 platinum albums, and 1 gold album.[citation needed]
* Matthew McConaughey, actor, producer and director - Matthew McConaughey is not from Longview in the sense that it is not his home town. McConaughey was born in Uvalde, Texas. He moved to Longview in 1980 and graduated from Longview High School in 1988.
* Charlie Neal, professional baseball player from 1956-1963 - Charlie Neal was born in Longview and spent eight seasons in the major leagues with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, and Cincinnati Reds. A two-time National League All-Star at second base (1959 & 1960), Charlie led the N.L. in triples and sacrifice hits in 1959.[citation needed]
* Robert Newhouse, a professional football player in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys from 1972-1983 - Robert Newhouse was born in Longview, Texas.
* Josh Scobee, place-kicker for the Jacksonville Jaguars - Josh Scobee was born in Longview, Texas and played football for Longview High School. Scobee began his career as a kicker during his senior year at Longview High School. He had a perfect record of 23 for 23 in kicking extra points. Scobee played for Louisiana Tech University setting the school record for field goals and total points scored by a kicker. In 2004, Scobee was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
* John Ben Shepperd, state attorney general (1953-1957), native of Gladewater, formerly practiced law in Longview
* Ben Spies, professional motorcycle road racer - Ben Spies was born in Germantown, TN and now lives in Longview. Ben began riding motorcycles competitively as a teenager and turned pro in 2000 at age 16. He won his first national championship in 2006 and defended it successfully in 2007.
* James Street, University of Texas quarterback from 1966-1969 - Led the Longhorns to the 1969 NCAA National Championship. He is also the father of Oakland Athletics pitcher Huston Street.
* Bobby Taylor, Graduate of Longview High School, played football collegiately at Notre Dame, and professionally for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1995-2005.
* Jess Todd, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher.
* José Francisco Torres, professional soccer player.
* Craig Anthony Washington, politician, lawyer - Craig Washington was born in Longview, Texas. Washington is a former African-American Texas state representative, Texas state senator and a U.S. Congressman representing Texas as a Democrat in the United States House of Representatives. In 1972, the state of Texas began electing members of the state House of Representatives and State Senate, from single-member districts. Craig Washington, along with other minority candidates ran for the House of Representatives in Texas. Washington's effort was successful, and he served as Texas state representative, Rep. from District 86, 1973-1982. He then ran for the Texas state senate and served as a Texas state senator from Senatorial District 13, from 1983-1989. When a vacancy due to the death of Congressman Mickey Leland in 1989, Washington ran for and was elected as a Democrat to the 101st United States Congress for Texas's 18th congressional district. He successfully ran for reelection to the 102nd United States Congress and 103rd United States Congress and served from December 9, 1989, to January 3, 1995.
* David Wesley, Graduate of Longview High School, professional basketball player from 1995-2007.
* Sam West, professional baseball player from 1927-1942.
* Forest Whitaker, Academy Award winning actor, producer and director - Forest Whitaker was born in Longview, Texas. His family moved to Southern California when he was four.
* Dan Wright, professional baseball player - 2001-2006 - Dan Wright was born in Longview, Texas. Dan Wright was drafted on June 4, 1996 by the Cleveland Indians in the 19th round of the 1996 amateur draft but he did not sign with the Indians. On June 2, 1999 Wright was drafted again, this time by the Chicago White Sox in the 2nd round of the 1999 amateur draft and signed with the Sox on July 10, 1999. He played for the Chicago White Socks from 2001-2004 when he was released on December 15, 2004. As a free agent, Wright signed with the Seattle Mariners for the 2005 season and was placed on their Tacoma Rainiers AAA Club. The Seattle Mariners released Wright on June 21, 2006 [15].
* Chris Davis, professional baseball player, first baseman for the Texas Rangers from 2008-(Present).
* Karen Silkwood, union activist who discovered while working for Kerr-McGee that there was evidence of spills, leaks, and missing plutonium. She was killed in an automobile accident while on her way to meet with an Atomic Energy Commission official and a New York Times reporter. Silkwood was the subject of a motion picture, Silkwood, released in 1983.
* Miranda Lambert, country music singer-songwriter who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, was born in 1983 in Longview, Texas[citation needed], but was reared in Lindale, Texas about 80 miles east of Dallas. At age sixteen, Lambert began appearing on the Johnny High Country Music Review in Arlington, Texas, the same show that helped launch the career of LeAnn Rimes. Signed to Columbia Records in 2004, Lambert made her debut on the Billboard country music charts that year with the release of "Me and Charlie Talking", the first single from her 2005 debut album Kerosene. Her second album, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, was released in 2007. [16
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:20:11 PM EST
Originally Posted By Lefthandpath:
Originally Posted By Shooter66:
George W. Bush and Laura Bush

Wahoo McDaniel - wrestler

Tom Brahaney - football

Tommy Franks - General

Woody Harelson - actor

Tommy Lee Jones - actor

Cedric Benson - football

Baby Jessica - The one that fell in the well

Spud Web - basket ball

Randy Valarde - baseball

Jim Hall - Auto Racing

Bobby Hillin- NASCAR

Doug Russell - 1969 gold medal swimmer

There are a few more football players and baseball players but I will leave it at that!

All from the middle of nowhere........ aka... Midland, TX


Umm GWB was born in CT, not TX, If your just counting him since he was raised there then you might want to remove Woody Harelson. Woody was born in TX, but was and publicly states he was raised in OH.


Hey if you want Woody you can have him. His dad sure made a hit in Texas by being convicted of killing a U.S District Judge! Maybe Natural Born Killers was a natural role for Woody.

GWB may have been born in CT but he didn't get that accent there and the first place he went after they left the White House was to a thank you rally in Midland, TX. His closest friends are mostly in Midland and Laura's mother still lives there as well.
Link Posted: 9/19/2009 9:20:52 PM EST

Originally Posted By ThePitbullofLove:

Originally Posted By CanadianDave:



That looks like Tim Allen.

That would be Timothy Allen Dick's mugshot from his felony cocaine distribution arrest


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