Can you tell me about any famous people from your state or area?

@GardenGerty (128435)
United States
March 30, 2008 9:37pm CST
The third grade class i work with has been doing reports on famous Kansans. Peggy Hull was the first woman war correspondent, Amelia Earhart, was from Kansas. In politics we know about President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Bob Dole who has been active in politics for almost sixty years. Tell me about some people from your state or area.
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@jennybianca (12912)
• Australia
31 Mar 08
I like this sort of history. Let me think about our State. *Daisy Bates, who worked voluntarily as a welfare worker amongst Aboriginal people last century *Don Bradman- a Cricketer *Don Dunston - one of our longest serving Premiers, he brought in a lot of modern changes to our State *Mathew Flinders - he was the first to sail around our whole coastline & map it
@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I think this is a good discussion. I have a chance to learn new things and so do others if they read back. Thanks for participating.
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@babystar1 (4234)
• United States
31 Mar 08
here are some of the famous people in Kansas Famous Kansans Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle actor, Smith Center Clarence D. Batchelor political cartoonist, Osage City Gwendolyn Brooks poet, Topeka Walter P. Chrysler auto manufacturer, Wamego Clark M. Clifford secretary of defense, Fort Scott John Steuart Curry painter, Dunavant Bob Dole politician, Russell Amelia Earhart aviator, Atchison Milton S. Eisenhower educator, Abilene Carl A. Hatch politician, Kirwin Dennis Hopper actor, Dodge City William Inge playwright, Independence Walter Johnson baseball pitcher, Humboldt Buster Keaton comedian, Piqua Emmett Kelly clown, Sedan Stan Kenton jazz musician, Wichita Harold Lloyd actor, Burchard Edgar Lee Masters poet, Garnett Hattie McDaniel actress, Wichita William C. Menninger psychiatrist, Topeka Gordon Parks film director, Fort Scott Zasu Pitts actress, Parsons Charles Buddy Rogers actor, Olathe Damon Runyon journalist, Manhattan Barry Sanders football player, Wichita Eugene W. Smith photojournalist, Wichita William E. Stafford poet, Hutchinson John Cameron Swayze news commentator, Atchison Vivan Vance actress, Cherryvale William Allen White journalist, Emporia Charles E. Whittaker jurist, Troy
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@webeishere (36351)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Seems you did a bit of research. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 May 08
I think school and learning is more fun for me now than it ever was when I was the right age.
@AmbiePam (56990)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Well, you probably know the famous people from Oklahoma, but I'll give it a go. I guess the ones I think of don't go back a long ways, but here are some: Toby Keith, athletes Mickey Mantle, Shannon Miller, and Jim Thorpe, Rue McClanahan (Golden Girls), Kristen Chenowith, Reba McEntire, James Garner, Will Rogers, Brad Pitt (he was born here, he went to high school later with my college English professor (she insists on showing her yearbook to all her new students), Ron Howard, Ben Johnson (in older westerns, I actually met him at a church one time), Iron Eyes Cody, Woody Guthrie, and Paul Harvey. I guess I named more than a few. I really enjoyed seeing Shannon Miller compete in the Olympics. I think those were the Atlanta games.
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
You did good, girl. You really need to go see that mural. Not all of those are on there, but it is so cool.
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@drannhh (15237)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Since my primary residence is in California, I should like to mention one of the most famous men in California history, Luther Burbank. He developed methods of hybridizing plants that revolutionized the way food is grown all over the world. Like many others who are ahead of their times, he paid a heavy price for swimming against the stream, but there is no denying the good that he did for humanity. Born on the East Coast, he migrated to the west as a young man, and then for many years famous people, sometimes 2000 a day traveled across the country just to get a glimpse of his home and gardens. Thomas Edison was one who made a special trip to Santa Rosa just to look. Luther Burbank is one of my heroes, and I think of him every time I eat a potato.
@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
The "eyes" have it, for where would we be without our yummy potatoes.
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• China
31 Mar 08
err~ i'm a chinese girl from hangzhou(know there?) you know that the population of china is so large, so it is too hard to say who is the most famous but in my opinion ~ i think now ziyizhang (???) is the most famous film star in your country,yes?
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
I am not really familiar with ziyizhang, but I imagine those from China are. Is there a famous person from your Hangzhou province?
@mbs730 (2151)
• Canada
31 Mar 08
Howie Mandel and Getty Lee from the band Rush lived in the same neighborhood as my husband when he was growing up, and yep we are in Toronto, other than that.. can't think of anyone else right now lol
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I am getting educated here, myself.
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• United States
31 Mar 08
Im in Wisconsin. I have Ed Gein and Jeffery Dahmar. That exciting. Kinda scary.
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Right, that is scary.
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Well I live in the Bay State of Massachusetts. Here's what I found. Famous Bay Staters John Adams 2nd U.S. president, Braintree John Quincy Adams 6th U.S. president, Braintree Samuel Adams patriot, Boston Jack Albertson actor, Malden Horatio Alger author, Revere Susan B. Anthony woman suffragist, Adams F. Lee Bailey defense attorney, Waltham Clara Barton American Red Cross founder, Oxford Leonard Bernstein conductor, Lawrence Forrest M. Bird inventor, Stoughton Harold Stephen Black inventor, Leominster Rachel Fuller Brown inventor, Springfield William Cullen Bryant poet, editor, Cummington Luther Burbank horticulturalist, Lancaster George Bush 41st U.S. president, Milton John Chapman / Johnny Appleseed nurseryman, Leominster William D. Coolidge inventor, Hudson John Singleton Copley painter, Boston E. E. Cummings poet, Cambridge Bette Davis actress, Lowell Cecil B. DeMille film director, Ashfield Emily Dickinson poet, Amherst Ralph Waldo Emerson philosopher, poet, Boston Brian Evans singer, Haverhill Ann Smith Franklin printer, almanac publisher, Boston Benjamin Franklin statesman, scientist, Boston Buckminster Fuller architect, educator, Milton Robert Hutchings Goddard rocketry, Worcester John Hancock statesman, Braintree Nathaniel Hawthorne author, Salem Oliver Wendell Holmes poet, Cambridge Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. jurist, Boston Winslow Homer painter, Boston Elias Howe inventor, Spencer Helen Hunt Jackson writer, Amherst John F. Kennedy U.S. president, Brookline Amy Lowell poet, Brookline Percival Lowell astronomer, Boston James Russell Lowell poet, Cambridge Robert Lowell poet, Boston Horace Mann educator, Franklin Cotton Mather clergyman, Boston Sharon Christa McAuliffe teacher, astronaut, Framingham Samuel F. B. Morse painter, inventor, Charlestown Leonard Nemoy actor, Boston Albert Pike pioneer teacher, lawyer, Boston Edgar Allan Poe writer, Boston Ella Raines actress, Snoquaimie Paul Revere silversmith, Revolutionary War figure, Boston Robert H. Rines inventor, Boston Dr. Seuss Theodore Geisel author, illustrator, Springfield Lucy Stone woman suffragist, West Brookfield Louis Henry Sullivan architect, Boston Henry David Thoreau author, Concord Max Tishler inventor, Boston James McNeill Whistler painter, Lowell Eli Whitney inventor, Westborough John Greenleaf Whittier poet, Haverhill Eli Whitney inventor, Westboro Jo Dee Messina country singer, Holliston Brightest Blessings, Mari
@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Lots of choices if a student needs to do a report! I personally always liked ee cummings. I am a little church no great cathedral.
@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 May 08
I think you have the longest list.
@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
1 May 08
Thanks, Hehehe
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
31 Mar 08
The famous person that was born here in our country, it was Dr. Jose P. Rizal. we considered him as our national hero, it is because of his writings that the conqueror of his time not won for the fight. He knows many language that is why spanish at that time want him to be fired infront of many people and they did.
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
So this is a famous Filipino who was shot by the Spanish.Right?
@julyteen (13256)
• Davao, Philippines
1 Apr 08
yeah, he was.
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• United States
31 Mar 08
Lets see, Maine is vacationland for just about everybody, but Stephen king lives in Bangor, EB white was from Brooklin, Ann Rivers Siddons(author) vacations in Brooklin, Don McLain (bye bye miss american pie)has a couple houses in Maine. Martha Stewart also has a home up this way, and lets not forget the Bush's retreat in Kennebunkport. Thats all I can think of right now.
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Don McLain, a blast from my past.
• United States
31 Mar 08
Yes, He owns a house in Castine, did his plumbing for a while. Also owns one in Camden I believe.
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@Polly1 (12646)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I am from Ohio and there have been several Presidents from Ohio. The town I live in has had a famous people. Danny Thomas, Jamie Farr, Gloria Steinam and recently in the news Katie Holmes "Cruise". There are a few others, just can't think ofthe names right now.
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Danny Thomas, good one.
• United States
31 Mar 08
This first two names that come to my mind for Georgia are Ray Charles and Jimmy Carter there are probably more but these are the only ones I can think of of the top of my head.
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Great names on the top of your head.
@webeishere (36351)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Jesse Ventura. Hubert H. Humphrey. Grandpa Bob. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Hey, I know them!
@raydene (9874)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Hi Doll Famous for what? This is NY and because we are connected to the NYC we have loats of famous people like our gov that just had to resign due to breaking the laws he said he was wayyyyyyyyyyyy against! oxxoxoxoxoxoxo
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Famous or infamous, we have heard a lot about him.
@fizzytom (753)
• Maribor, Slovenia
31 Mar 08
I am from Newcastle upon Tyne UK. The (now retired) footballer Alan Shearer is from here, and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. Who else? Oh, Earl Grey - was a nineteenth century British Prime Minister - the one the tea is named after - he was from Newcastle. Brendan Foster, Steve Cram, Jonathan Edwards - famous athletes
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Is that the famous "carrying coals to Newcastle" town? I love Earl Grey tea.
@lifeis2good (1183)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Wow very interesting subject!! I am not originally from the state of Texas but since I live here now - here's a quick list of Famous Texans: Red Adair Alvin Ailey Mary Kay Ash Stephen F. Austin Ninnie Baird Clyde Barrow Gail Borden Carol Burnett George Bush George W. Bush Cyd Charisse Claire Lee Chennault William P. Clements, Jr. Joan Crawford Walter Cronkite J. Frank Dobie Charlie Dunn Phil Gramm Larry Hagman Oveta Culp Hobby Ima Hogg Buddy Holly Sam Houston Howard Hughes Kay Bailey Hutchison Molly Ivins Lyndon Baines Johnson Jack Johnson Janis Joplin Scott Joplin Richard King Gib Lewis Mance Lipscomb Jayne Mansfield Stanley Marsh 3 Mary Martin Don Meredith Ann Miller Willie Nelson Chester William Nimitz Roy Orbison Lee Harvey Oswald Bonnie Parker Quanah Parker H. Ross Perot Bill Pickett T. Boone Pickens, Jr. Katharine Ann Porter Dan Rather Robert Rauschenberg Sam Rayburn Tex Ritter Gene Roddenberry Karl Rove Nolan Ryan Ann Sheridan Willie Shoemaker Sissy Spacek Roger Staubach Tommy Tune Bob Wills Babe Didrikson Zaharias Lorenzo de Zavala ZZ Top
@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
1 Apr 08
Great post. I am not originally from Kansas, but I have lived here longer than anywhere else, now. I am a Kansan by assimilation.
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Famous Missourians Yogi Berra baseball player, Saint Louis Bill Bradley basketball player, Crystal City Martha Jane Canary (Calamity Jane) frontierswoman, Princeton George Washington Carver educator, agricultural chemist, Diamond Grove Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) author, Florida Walter Cronkite TV newscaster, Saint Joseph T. S. Eliot poet, Saint Louis Eugene Field author, poet, Saint Louis Redd Foxx actor, comedian, Saint Louis John Goodman actor, Affton Betty Grable actress, Saint Louis Rush Limbaugh communicator, Cape Girardeau Jesse James outlaw, Centerville James C. Penney merchant, Hamilton Vincent Price actor, Saint Louis Ginger Rogers dancer, actress, Independence Harry S. Truman U.S. president, Lamar D*ck Van D*ke actor, West Plains (myLot would not let me post the whole name)
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I think Kansas also claims George Washington Carver. I did not realize Penney was from Missouri.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
31 Mar 08
There are so many, GG, that I hardly know where to start. There's Annie Oakley, John Glenn, Edwin C. Moses, Presidents Grover Cleveland, Howard Taft(and I believe there are more), the Martin Sheen family, Rob and Chad Lowe, Dorian Harewood, etc., etc. Our state has been blessed with many famous sons and daughters as I'm sure yours has.
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I stopped in John Glenn's hometown when a rainstorm drove us from the road on a trip! Neat town.
• Canada
31 Mar 08
Remember the poem IN Flanders Fields? Most Americans and EVERY CANADIAN know that poem. John McCrae, the man who wrote the poem, was born and raised in my hometown of Guelph Ontario Canada. His house, which is now a museum, is just a block from my apartment.
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@GardenGerty (128435)
• United States
31 Mar 08
That was a favorite of my Dad's, he learned it in school. A lot of others have been written in imitation.
@winterose (39893)
• Canada
1 Apr 08
captain kirk - william shatner is from here in montreal, celine dion corey hart prime minister pierre elliott trudeau who was nomination for the world peace price Dr. Wilder Penfield who discovered and pioneered in epilepsy ben weider - the gym body building empire
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