Famous Residents in Your Town/City

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  1. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    I thought this would be a fun thread.

    What famous residents live in your city/town? You can look this up on Wikipedia or maybe you just know. Obviously if you live somewhere such as New York City it won't be as interesting because zillions of people live there.

    In my town (population ~13,000):

    Rebecca Lobo, former WNBA player, played for UCONN
    (her dad was my track coach and her mom was my middle school guidance counselor)

    Byron Kilbourn, surveyor and politician, helped found Milwaukee supposidly

    Garrett Lucash, figure skater

    Jesse Camp, MTV VJ Contest Winner
    (His mom was my principal in elementary school, she was a very nice lady, and very strict too, its amazing how her kid turned out, she never talks about him, I don't think she's very proud of him. And no he was not homeless, his parents house is right next to my friends house and his mom has a volvo and he went to private school. Actually they just sold their house and they're moving to Cape Cod)
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    London: tons (i.e. Madonna... an endless list)
     
  3. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Santa Barbara: Plenty of Hollywood types have homes here, but aren't necessarily residents. Ty Warner (of Beany Baby fame) is probably the biggest true local. Oprah has a huge estate here as well.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Santa_Barbara

    I passed Dennis Franz in the mall a little while back, and President Palmer was at Nordstrom's (in the lingerie department :D).
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Tennessee Williams' birthplace is my hometown as well. He was born in the rectory of St Paul's Episcopal Church while his parents lived with his grandfather who was rector there. I held many an EYC (youth group) meetings there.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Ones I've actually seen, as in yards away, or bumped into:

    • Richard E. Grant
    • Bob Geldof
    • Jerry Hall
    • Jose Mourinho (local hero ;) )
    • Gordon Brown, our new PM
     
  6. Sideonecincy macrumors 6502

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    Cincinnati, Ohio- Pete Rose, Ken Griffey Jr, George Clooney, Ted Turner, Peter Frampton, Shaun Alexander...and 98 Degrees, I know, you are all jealous.

    Most of them don't live here, so I did famous people from Cincinnati...Frampton, Griffey and Pete Rose all still live here, or own property
     
  7. iBlue macrumors Core

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    Living in LA I did constantly (I'm too lazy to write out a list) but now that I'm living in London I haven't seen anyone famous here yet.

    (recently) e saw Bill Bailey in Hammersmith though.
     
  8. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Vancouver :

    People I have actually seen:
    Sarah McLachan
    Pam Anderson
    william Gibson - author ( saw at local bookshop)
    Swollen Members - *ssholes in real life.
    Matthew Good - see above
    Bif Naked
    Joe Average - artist
    David Suzuki- his daughter went to same high school as me.
     
  9. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Let's see... Jack LaLanne is still kickin' around this area. There's a few former pro-sport types that are rumored to have houses in the area.

    I guess famous is as famous does. There are some really good vintners around, but they aren't really famous outside wine circles. Same goes for some of the professors who specialize in some obscure technical field.

    Honestly I don't really care much for celebrity spotting. I figure even if I do spot one, they'd rather just be left alone.
     
  10. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

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    Aphex Twin lives in the Gower, which surrounds Swansea.

    Rich.
     
  11. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    I'm in Montreal, Canada where if you're really famous (like Celine Dion, Leonard Cohen, or the entire Cirque du Soleil troupe) you've already left. But I lived in the same building as the late Premier of Quebec (Levesque), and near the residence of the late Prime Minister of Canada (Trudeau). Saw them both frequently, especially Trudeau. My neighbor is close friends with the former PM Mulroney, so got to see him many times.

    Used to live in NY. Now that would take too much time to write about :)
     
  12. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    There are quite a few more famous types from these parts, but a lot of them moved away when fame beckoned. Ah well. :eek:

    Currently living it large in Hull (or at least in the nearby villages) are...

    Former England international footballer Nick 'Nicky' Barmby, popular soccer hardman Dean Windass, the Deputy Prime Minister (until two days ago, that is) John Prescott, chicken impersonating funnyman Norman Collier, top professional poker player Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott, just-been-knocked-out-of-Wimbledon British tennis number one Katie O'Brien, Big Brother also-ran Dan Bryan, music types Fila Brazillia, playwright John Godber, Chris de Burgh imitating Stars In Their Eyes Champion of Champions Ian Moor and a couple of members of the Beautiful South. Plus some rugby players but we'll say no more about them.

    Quite an eclectic mix, I'm sure you'll agree. :)
     
  13. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I live in NYC so lots of famous people. On a personal note

    Parents went to school and were friendly with Simon & Garfunkel.
    Jose Reyes of the NY Mets was my neighbor for 2 years.
    Endy Chavez of the NY Mets is now my neighbor.
     
  14. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    New Orleans:
    Brad Pitt and Angelina
    Truman Capote (dead)
    Louis Armstrong (dead)
    Dan Akroyd?
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    well... Manchester has too many so lets not bother.

    Saddleworth was birthplace of a few famous folk, probably not so much on a global scale. Like that Wrigley chap. Famous folk tend to move here than be born here.
     
  16. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    My hometown? Not sure what that is - where I spent most of my youth or where I was born.

    Where I live now? According to Wikipedia, Biz Markie is the only famous person living here. And, I don't know if I would call him famous. Ah, the joys of living in Laurel, MD. But, Marty Friedman went to HS here - not that he's famous either. I guess a short stint by Ike and family is all they get.

    Edit: Well, how about that - I was reading the wiki, and remember Gov. George Wallace? When he got shot and paralyzed, it happened just down the street from where I live. I think you're pretty likely to get shot there today....
     
  17. Queso macrumors G4

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    Gary Kemp, John Hurt and Griff Rhys-Jones all live just down the street, let alone having to go any further :D

    Yeah, as BV said, London is a bit over-celebbed. I see Ricky Gervais around a lot too so he's obviously quite local.
     
  18. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    nothing to note, although there are rumors that i'm near the guy who used to play tarzan in the movies (only a rumor though).

    i did go to the same high school as alan trammell (years later, however).
     
  19. nicque macrumors regular

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    royal oak, michigan

    carmella decesare lives here with Jeff Garcia and Kid rock might.
     
  20. zami macrumors regular

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    George Galloway, although he may have moved by now.

    As Streatham was voted the worst High Street in the UK and we also have a major gun crime problem we tend to be lacking in famous residents. :D

    Those famous people born here move away as soon as possible, even the thick ones like Naomi Campbell!
     
  21. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Is it true that he lives in a former bank? Or is it just his studio?


    My town:
    Tim White (former WWE ref, apparently did a bunch of segments where he tried to kill himself)
    Rocco Baldelli
    Peter and Bobby Farrelly, but I'm not sure if they still live here.
    Charlie Weiss (former Patriots' offensive coordinator, current Notre Dame football head coach, probably left town when he left the Pats)
     
  22. OutThere macrumors 603

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    In my tiny (~3000 ppl) Connecticut town we have some pretty famous people...


    Meryl Streep
    I checked books out for her when I worked in the library in town. She came in a number of times to look for books.

    Kevin Bacon
    Came to my house trick or treating with his kids. He was on the porch while my mom and I gave his kids candy. Came into the café/ice cream shop I work at and left immediately when I told him we didn't have frozen yogurt. :p

    Whoopi Goldberg
    Lived around here on and off for a while. I used to see her huge stretch limo driving around. Saw her around a couple of times.

    Michael J. Fox
    Lives in a very close neighboring town.

    James Taylor
    Lived in another nearby town for quite a long time not long ago.

    I'd say that's not bad for a small rural town. :D

    edit: oh and if you want to count it, a lot of pretty famous people went to my high school in town, which means they did live here for a while. Most of the Ford family, the Mars family, Mr. Pillsbury, others.
     
  23. ErikCLDR thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I heard rumors like last summer Kevin Bacon lived in East Granby (CT), I don't thin I believe that though.
     
  24. Toppa G's macrumors 6502

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    Don Herbert (Mr. Wizard himself!) was born and grew up in Waconia, MN. :D

    RIP Mr. Wizard :(
     

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