anyone as a household name from your school, town, county?

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  1. jefhatfield Retired

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    inspired by mactastic and me getting into famous cal poly alumni, like scott peterson, do you have anyone famous from your school?

    town?

    county or region?

    my hometown once had clint eastwood run for mayor and he's the most famous townie i can think of

    in my hs, we had thyme lewis of soap star fame

    doris day lives down the coast
    john travolta has a house nearby in pebble beach, as did bing crosby
    joan fontaine lives here
    kim novak had a house in carmel highlands
    and someone said brad and jennifer bought a house in town
     
  2. Giaguara macrumors 6502a

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    i've had plenty of home towns. most 1-2 million so yea, lots of famous (but not in us).

    there was a japanese guy a year later than me in my high school, he's quite known fashion designer now. and i know a lot did arts and architecture, some might be famous too. i can't go to searching for them though. and i can't be found. :rolleyes:

    where i live now there was frank lloyd wright. and hemingway. :rolleyes:
     
  3. MrMacMan macrumors 604

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    Arg... if you want to know great Neck's famous people they are all over, but the most recent, and most notable is last winter Olympic's

    Sarah Hughes.

    She used to go to the high school is town, but she rarily goes to school since starting to become a skater.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    eric traut, one of the original coders for virtual pc is my aunt's nephew :D...i believe he is still at connectix...

    my mom's cousin played for the boston red socks...
     
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Big cities like Los Angeles don't count, so I can't play. I've lived in small towns, but nobody famous came from them.
     
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    well, I can go for my university.

    Julia Louise-Dreyfus graduated from there.
    Cindy Crawford dropped out.
    Charlton Heston is an alumnus.

    And of course, most illustrious of all, the talented and charming Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen (sp?) will be attending beginning this fall.

    Wow. That's a handful.

    Oh, Northwestern, thank you for being so special.

    We do also have Nobel laureate in Chemistry, John Pople (Nobel 1998, I think). Maybe some chem geeks recognize him.
     
  7. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    that's so cool...come on, give it up...i know one of you live in the hometown of brittney spears:p
     
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    Although, I've seen Fred Anderson and Steve Jobs from a distance (I was on DeAnza Blvd at Mariani and saw Fred Anderson getting out of a car on 1 Infinite Loop). I was at the (semi-new) Brewhouse built literally on the Apple campus about 2 months ago and saw Jobs and a few others walking between buildings.

    This is all given, of course, that I live and work about a mile from the campus - and have made it a regular activity to go spy over there for little details.
     
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    ashton kutcher came from my state, that's about the best i can do. Ah, Iowa, Land of the Mediocre.

    i wonder if they'd consider putting that on the state quarter...

    pnw
     
  11. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    lmao...but it sounds like a friendly place overall

    mediocre is better than what you find in california much of the time

    while you don't find mediocre in california as a general rule and lots of famous hollywood and music industry types, on the flipside our state has an incredibly high number of psychos and urban street gangs

    there must be more guns (especially concealable handguns) here than in some third country tin horn nations:rolleyes:
     
  12. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    hmm...where do I begin?

    just a list off the top of my head...

    Trent Reznor
    John Goodman
    Anne Rice
    Ellen Degeneres
    Nicolas Cage
    Lenny Kravitz

    Degas once lived in a house on Esplanade Ave...

    Tennessee Williams had a place in the French Quarter...
     
  13. Billicus macrumors 6502a

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    John Wayne is from our State Paul...;)
     
  14. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Carlos Santana has a house in my hometown. I went to elementary and high school with Trent Dilfer of NFL fame.

    My sister went to Santa Clara U. with both Enrique Iglasious and Kristy Coors.

    Wheeee!
     
  15. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    we all know there are tons of famous people from nyc...too many to list

    but once i read newark, nj had/has an amazing list of really famous celebrities...amazing, but true:p
     
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    I live near Santa Monica, where Robert Redford and Shirley Temple both lived. No, I never met either of them. But I have been to Sundance in Utah.
     
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    enrique iglasius went to college? wow, never would have guessed.
     
  18. jefhatfield thread starter Retired

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    and his famous musician father went to medical school, but music was his real calling
     
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    Tom Hanks went to tthe High School that I'm going to ( Skyline High)
     
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    JFK, Conan O'Brien, and a few others that I forget.
     
  21. RobVanDam macrumors member

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    Don't sell yourself short, you also got Tom Arnold.

    Terry Porter went to the college in my town (He's the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks right now in case you guys have no idea who he is.)
     
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    What the...

    :confused:
     
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