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List of Important People from Pennsylvania

List of important people from Pennsylvania
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State Flag of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, the sixth most populous state in the United States, is the birthplace of many famous Americans. People from Pennsylvania are sometimes referred to as “Pennsylvanians.”

The following is a list of famous Americans who were born and/or lived a significant portion of their lives, in Pennsylvania, along with their primary Pennsylvania City or town of residence:

Actors

F. Murray Abraham Pittsburgh
Gerald Anthony Pittsburgh
Val Avery Philadelphia
Kevin Bacon Philadelphia
Carroll Baker Johnstown
Vince Barnett Pittsburgh
Ethel Barrymore Philadelphia
John Barrymore Philadelphia
Lionel Barrymore Philadelphia
Jayce Bartok Pittsburgh
Billy Barty Fredericktown-Millsboro
Blake Bashoff Philadelphia
Alan Beckwith Tyrone
Maria Bello Norristown
Julie Benz Pittsburgh / Murrysville
Edward Binns Philadelphia
Larry Bishop Philadelphia
Janet Blair Altoona
Billy Blanks Erie
Marc Blucas Butler / Girard
Walter Bobbie Scranton
David Boreanaz Philadelphia
Christian Bowman Harrisburg
Jim Boyd Philadelphia
Peter Boyle Philadelphia
Laura Breckenridge Flourtown
David Brenner Philadelphia
Al Bridge Philadelphia
Fran Brill Chester
Charles Bronson Ehrenfeld
Robert Curtis Brown Bucks County
Steve Burns Gilbertsville
Clarissa Burt Philadelphia
Eugene Byrd Philadelphia
Alexandra Chando Bethlehem
Kitty Chen Philadelphia
Dennis Christopher Philadelphia
Caitlin Clarke Pittsburgh
Lauren Cohan Philadelphia
Jack Coleman Easton
Marc Connelly McKeesport
Michael Constantine Reading
Bradley Cooper Philadelphia / Jenkintown
Ellen Corby Philadelphia
Bill Cosby Philadelphia
Broderick Crawford
Michael Cornacchi Philadelphia
Dolores Costello Pittsburgh
Maurice Costello Pittsburgh
Erin Cottrell Yardley
Rebecca Creskoff Philadelphia
John Davidson Pittsburgh
Ann B. Davis Erie
Bruce Davison Philadelphia
John de Lancie Philadelphia
Kim Delane Roxborough
Benicio del Toro Mercersburg
Patti Deutsch Pittsburgh
Devon Hellertown
Mia Dillon Newtown Township
Jack Dodson Pittsburgh
John Doman Philadelphia
Heather Donahue Upper Darby
Omar Doom Easton
Ellen Albertini Dow Mount Carmel
Lisa Eichhorn Reading
Lisa Emery Pittsburgh
Barbara Feldon Bethel Park
Tina Fey Upper Darby
W.C. Fields Philadelphia
Larry Fine Philadelphia
Bette Ford McKeesport
Matthew Fox Abington
Jonathan Frakes Bellefonte
Martin Gabel Philadelphia
Megan Gallagher Reading / Wyomissing
Kyle Gallner West Chester
Rita Gam Pittsburgh
Janet Gaynor Philadelphia
Deborah Geffner Pittsburgh
Richard Gere Philadelphia
Ileen Getz Bristol
Scott Glenn Pittsburgh
Jeff Goldblum Pittsburgh
Frank Gorshin Pittsburgh
Seth Green Philadelphia
Charles Grodin Pittsburgh
Charles Hallahan Philadelphia
Veronica Hamel Philadelphia
Kevin Hart Philadelphia
Tim Heidecker Philadelphia
Gillian Jacobs Mt. Lebanon
Cherie Johnson Pittsburgh
Clark Johnson Philadelphia
Russell Johnson Ashley
Angela Jones Greensburg
Shirley Jones Charleroi
James Karen Wilkes-Barre
Michael Keaton Pittsburgh
Sheila Kelley Greensburg
Gene Kelly Pittsburgh
Grace Kelly (Princess of Monaco) Philadelphia
Jamie Kennedy Upper Darby
Daniel Dae Kim Bethlehem
Jack Klugman Philadelphia
Jack Krizmanich Phoenixville
Liz Larsen Philadelphia
Andrew Lawrence Philadelphia
Joshua Leonard State College
Richard LeParmentier Pittsburgh
David Lewis Philadelphia
Gilbert Lewis Philadelphia
Jonathan Loughran Philadelphia
Beverly Lynne Sellersville
Aline MacMahon Pittsburgh
Jeanette MacDonald-Philadelphia
Jayne Mansfield Bryn Mawr
Henry Mancini Aliquippa
Bam Margera West Chester

Artists

Cecilia Beaux, painter Philadelphia
Alexander Calder, sculptor Lawnton
Mary Cassatt, painter Allegheny City
George Catlin, painter Wilkes-Barre
Stuart Davis, painter Philadelphia
Charles Demuth, painter Lancaster
Steve Ditko, comic book artist Johnstown
Thomas Eakins, painter Philadelphia
William Glackens painter Philadelphia
Keith Haring, painter Reading
Jerry Harris, sculptor Pittsburgh
William Stanley Haseltine, painter Philadelphia
Martin Johnson Heade, painter Lumberville
Franz Kline, painter Wilkes-Barre
Jeff Koons, sculptor York
Thaddeus Mosley, sculptor Pittsburgh
Alice Neel, painter Colwyn
Violet Oakley, painter Philadelphia

Astronauts

Guion S. Bluford, astronaut, first African-American man in space Philadelphia

Pete Conrad, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab astronaut, third man to walk on the Moon Philadelphia

Michael Fincke Pittsburgh
Glynn Lunney NASA engineer Old Forge
David Medved, trained astronaut and physicist Philadelphia
Paul W. Richards, Shuttle and ISS astronaut Dunmore
Theodore Freeman, Group 3 astronaut; killed in training jet accident Haverford
Patricia Hilliard Robertson, 1998 Astronaut Group; killed in private airplane accident Indiana
Paul J. Weitz, Skylab and Shuttle astronaut Erie

Athletes
John Abramovic, professional basketball player Pittsburgh
Rubn Amaro, Jr., professional baseball player and general manager Philadelphia
Joe Amato, professional drag racer Old Forge
John Andretti, NASCAR driver Bethlehem
Marco Andretti, auto racing driver Nazareth
Michael Andretti, auto racing driver Bethlehem
Kurt Angle, professional wrestler Pittsburgh
LaVar Arrington, professional football player Pittsburgh
Bob Babich, professional football coach Aliquippa
Kayla Bashore, olympic field hockey player Summer 2008 Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Charlie Batch, professional football player Homestead
William Beatty, professional football player York

Authors and playwrights

Edward Abbey Indiana
Louisa May Alcott Germantown
Lloyd Alexander Philadelphia
Poul Anderson Bristol
Janet Asimov Ashland
Donald Barthelme Philadelphia
John Batchelor Bryn Mawr / Lower Merion Township
Ben Bova Philadelphia
Pearl S. Buck Perkasie
Charles Brockden Brown Philadelphia
Bebe Moore Campbell Philadelphia
Rachel Carson Springdale
Stephen Chbosky Pittsburgh
Marc Connelly McKeesport
Annie Dillard Pittsburgh
Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) Bethlehem
Tristan Egolf Lancaster
David Fulmer-Northumberland
Todd Gallagher Greensburg
Kristin Hunter Philadelphia
Steve Johnson-St. Marys, Pennsylvania
Dean Koontz Everett
John D. MacDonald Sharon
Henry Meyer Centre County
James A. Michener Doylestown
James Morrow Philadelphia
John O’Hara—Pottsville
Ralph Peters Pottsville / Schuylkill Haven
Ezra Pound Wyncote
Conrad Richter Pine Grove
Mary Rinehart Pittsburgh
Lisa Scottoline Philadelphia
Sara Shepard Downingtown
Martin Cruz Smith Reading
Jerry Spinelli Norristown
Gertrude Stein—Allegheny
Gerald Stern Pittsburgh
Wallace Stevens Reading
Ida Tarbell Titusville
John Updike Reading
Lauren Weisberger Allentown
John Edgar Wideman Pittsburgh
Marianne Wiggins Lancaster
August Wilson Pittsburgh
Owen Wister Philadelphia
Calvin Ziegler Centre County
Computer scientists and mathematicians
Scott Aaronson Philadelphia
John Backus Philadelphia
David A. Bader Bethlehem
Martin Charles Golumbic Erie
Emil Grosswald Narberth
Chad Hurley Birdsboro
Alan Kotok Philadelphia
Michael L. Littman Philadelphia
Alan Perlis Pittsburgh
Hilary Putnam Philadelphia
Jeffrey Shallit Philadelphia
Conservationists
Paul R. Ehrlich Germantown
Inky Moore Newville
Joseph Rothrock McVeytown

Criminals
Mumia Abu-Jamal Philadelphia
Richard Baumhammers Pittsburgh
Ira Einhorn Philadelphia
Caleb Fairley Gulph Mills
Eddie James Bristol
Joseph Kallinger Philadelphia
Timothy Krajcir West Mahanoy
Alec Devon Kreider Lancaster County
Charles Carl Roberts Lancaster

Educators
Derek Bok Bryn Mawr, twenty-fifth President of Harvard University
Harold W. Dodds Utica, fifteenth President of Princeton University
C. Clement French Philadelphia, sixth president, Washington State University
John W. Heston Bellefonte, second president, Washington State University; third president, South Dakota State University; fourth president, Dakota State University
Noel Ignatiev Philadelphia, history professor, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Philip Morrison Pittsburgh, Institute Professor Emeritus and Professor of Physics Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Engineers and inventors
William C. Davis, Jr. Shinglehouse
Henry Deringer Easton
J. Presper Eckert Philadelphia
Jesse Fell Wilkes-Barre
Matthias Forney Hanover
Daniel French Brownsville and Philadelphia
Robert Fulton Little Britain
Thomas Midgley, Jr. Beaver Falls
Alan Pritsker Philadelphia
Henry Miller Shreve Brownsville
Jacob Snider Philadelphia
Frederick Winslow Taylor Philadelphia
William Hultz Walker Pittsburgh
Nathaniel Wyeth Chadds Ford
Entrepreneurs, industrialists, and CEOs

Musicians

Christina Aguilera Pittsburgh
Marian Anderson Philadelphia
Anti-Flag Pittsburgh
August Burns Red Lancaster
Frankie Avalon Philadelphia
Franny Beecher Norristown
George Benson Pittsburgh
Benjamin Burnley-[Wilkes Barre]
Bilal Philadelphia
The Bloodhound Gang Quakertown
Boyz II Men Philadelphia
Glenn Branca—Harrisburg
Breaking Benjamin Wilkes-Barre
Taylor Swift Wyomissing

Politics, government and military

Jack Agnew, inspiration for the novel and film The Dirty Dozen Philadelphia
Claude Allen, Assistant to the President of the United States for Domestic Policy under George W. Bush Philadelphia
Henry “Hap” Arnold, U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force General Gladwyne
Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senator from Delawar Scranton
Robert Bork, Solicitor General, Attorney General, Judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court nominee Pittsburgh
James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States Cove Gap
Smedley Butler, U.S. Marine Corps General West Chester
Samuel Carpenter, First Treasurer 1704, Deputy Governor to William Penn Philadelphia
Bob Casey, Jr., current US Senator, son of former Governor—Scranton
Robert P. Casey, former Governor Scranton
Benjamin Chew, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Attorney General of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
William Coleman, U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Gerald Ford Philadelphia
Tom Corbett, current Governor of Pennsylvania Philadelphia
George M. Dallas, 11th Vice President of the United States—Philadelphia
James J. Davis, U.S. Secretary of Labor, U.S. Senator Pittsburgh
Benjamin Franklin, Scientist, Diplomat, Teacher, and Founding Father of the United States Philadelphia

Radio and television
Jodi Applegate, broadcast journalist Moon Township
Chuck Barris, television host and producer Philadelphia
John Batchelor, radio talk show host Bryn Mawr / Lower Merion Township
Neal Boortz, libertarian radio talk show host Bryn Mawr
Michael Buffer, ring announcer known for his trademarked catchphrase, “Let’s get ready to rumble!” Philadelphia / Roslyn
Steve Burns, original host of the kids show, Blue’s Clues Boyertown
Myron Cope, former Pittsburgh Steelers radio personality Pittsburgh
Jim Cramer, television host Wyndmoor
Bill Cullen, television host Pittsburgh
Debra Fox, television anchor Pittsburgh
Alan Freed, radio disc jockey who coined the term “Rock and Roll” Windber
Courtney Friel, entertainment reporter for Fox News Norristown
Louis Glackens, illustrator Philadelphia

Religion

Tony Campolo Philadelphia
Harvey Cox Malvern
Prince Demetrius Gallitzin Cambria County
Washington Gladden Pottsgrove
Barry Lynn Harrisburg / Bethlehem
Michael Novak Johnstown
Joseph Murgas-Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, Slovakia
Rev. Jeremiah Wright Philadelphia
Social Scientists and academics
E. Digby Baltzell Philadelphia
Gary Becker Pottsville
Julian Bond Philadelphia
Paul Cameron Pittsburgh
Henry Charles Carey Philadelphia
Leonard Carmichael Philadelphia
James McKeen Cattell Easton
Noam Chomsky Philadelphia
Randolph Cohen Philadelphia
Robert Costanza Pittsburgh
Joshua Fishman Philadelphia
Walter Freeman Philadelphia
Howard Gardner Scranton
Henry George Philadelphia
Douglas Holtz-Eakin Pittsburgh
Jane Jacobs Scranton
William Keen Philadelphia
Sally Kohn Allentown
John McWhorter Philadelphia
Margaret Mead Philadelphia / Doylestown
Robert K. Merton Philadelphia
Albert Jay Nock Scranton
Hilary Putnam Philadelphia
Robert Reich Scranton
David Riesman Philadelphia
Clinton Rossiter Philadelphia
Michael Rubin Philadelphia
B. F. Skinner Susquehanna
Walter E. Williams Philadelphia
Alan Wolfe Philadelphia
Michael Yates Pittsburgh
Robert Yerkes Breadysville

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