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Neil Armstrong astronaut, Wapakoneta

George Bellows painter, lithographer, Columbus

Willard H. Bennett inventor, Findlay

Ambrose Bierce journalist, Meigs County

Albert J. Beveridge political leader, Highland

Erma Bombeck columnist, humorist, Dayton

Bill Boyd / Hopalong Cassidy actor, Cambridge

William Jennings Bryan U.S. presidential candidate, Salem

William Meriam Burton inventor, Cleveland

Milton Caniff cartoonist, Hillsboro

Nancy Cartwright voice of Bart Simpson, Kettering

John R. Commons economist, Hollansburg

Hart Crane poet, Garrettsville

George Armstrong Custer army officer, New Rumley

Dorothy Dandridge actress, Cleveland

Doris Day singer, actress, Cincinnati

Clarence Seward Darrow lawyer, Kingsman

Ruby Dee actress, Cleveland

Hugh Downs TV broadcaster, Akron

Thomas Alva Edison inventor, Milan

John Evans physician, educator, Waynesville

Clark Gable actor, Cadiz

James Abram Garfield U.S. president, Cuyahoga County

Cass Gilbert architect, Zanesville

Lillian Gish actress, Springfield

John Herschel Glenn astronaut, senator, Cambridge

Ulysses Simpson Grant U.S. president, Point Pleasant

Zane Grey author, Zanesville

Warren Gamaliel Harding U.S. president, Morrow County

Charles Martin Hall inventor, Thompson

Rutherford Hayes U.S. president, Delaware

Benjamin Harrison U.S. president, North Bend

Robert Henri painter, Cincinnati

William Dean Howells author, critic, Martins Ferry

Charles F. Kettering inventor, Loudonville

Kenisaw Mountain Landis first baseball commissioner, Millville

Maya Lin artist, sculptor, Athens

Dean Martin singer, actor, Steubenville

William McKinley U.S. president, Niles

Toni Morrison author, Lorain

George W. Norris U.S. Senator, Sandusky

Paul Newman actor, Cleveland

Jack Nicklaus golfer, Columbus

Annie Oakley markswoman, Darke County

Norman Vincent Peale clergyman, Bowersville

Roy J. Plunkett chemist, New Carlisle

Tyrone Power actor, Cincinnati

Judith Resnik astronaut, Akron

Eddie Rickenbacker aviator, Columbus

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. historian, Columbus

Donalee L. Tabern inventor, Bowling Green

William Tecumseh Sherman army general, Lancaster

Steven Spielberg director, screenwriter, Cincinnati

Gloria Steinem feminist, Toledo

William H. Taft U.S. president, Cincinnati

Joyce Kimberly Tatro educator, Toledo

Tecumseh Shawnee Indian chief, Oldtown

Ted Turner broadcasting, Cincinnati

Lowell Thomas commentator, author, Woodington

James Thurber author, cartoonist, Columbus

Ernest H. Volwiler inventor, Hamilton

Raymond Elwin Weber webmaster, Toledo

Orville Wright inventor, Dayton

Cy Young baseball player, Gilmore

Please add to the list! :thumbsup:

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Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback, Findlay

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Neil Armstrong astronaut, Wapakoneta

George Bellows painter, lithographer, Columbus

Willard H. Bennett inventor, Findlay

Ambrose Bierce journalist, Meigs County

Albert J. Beveridge political leader, Highland

Erma Bombeck columnist, humorist, Dayton

Bill Boyd / Hopalong Cassidy actor, Cambridge

William Jennings Bryan U.S. presidential candidate, Salem

William Meriam Burton inventor, Cleveland

Milton Caniff cartoonist, Hillsboro

Nancy Cartwright voice of Bart Simpson, Kettering

John R. Commons economist, Hollansburg

Hart Crane poet, Garrettsville

George Armstrong Custer army officer, New Rumley

Dorothy Dandridge actress, Cleveland

Doris Day singer, actress, Cincinnati

Clarence Seward Darrow lawyer, Kingsman

Ruby Dee actress, Cleveland

Hugh Downs TV broadcaster, Akron

Thomas Alva Edison inventor, Milan

John Evans physician, educator, Waynesville

Clark Gable actor, Cadiz

James Abram Garfield U.S. president, Cuyahoga County

Cass Gilbert architect, Zanesville

Lillian Gish actress, Springfield

John Herschel Glenn astronaut, senator, Cambridge

Ulysses Simpson Grant U.S. president, Point Pleasant

Zane Grey author, Zanesville

Warren Gamaliel Harding U.S. president, Morrow County

Charles Martin Hall inventor, Thompson

Rutherford Hayes U.S. president, Delaware

Benjamin Harrison U.S. president, North Bend

Robert Henri painter, Cincinnati

William Dean Howells author, critic, Martins Ferry

Charles F. Kettering inventor, Loudonville

Kenisaw Mountain Landis first baseball commissioner, Millville

Maya Lin artist, sculptor, Athens

Dean Martin singer, actor, Steubenville

William McKinley U.S. president, Niles

Toni Morrison author, Lorain

George W. Norris U.S. Senator, Sandusky

Paul Newman actor, Cleveland

Jack Nicklaus golfer, Columbus

Annie Oakley markswoman, Darke County

Norman Vincent Peale clergyman, Bowersville

Roy J. Plunkett chemist, New Carlisle

Tyrone Power actor, Cincinnati

Judith Resnik astronaut, Akron

Eddie Rickenbacker aviator, Columbus

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. historian, Columbus

Donalee L. Tabern inventor, Bowling Green

William Tecumseh Sherman army general, Lancaster

Steven Spielberg director, screenwriter, Cincinnati

Gloria Steinem feminist, Toledo

William H. Taft U.S. president, Cincinnati

Joyce Kimberly Tatro educator, Toledo

Tecumseh Shawnee Indian chief, Oldtown

Ted Turner broadcasting, Cincinnati

Lowell Thomas commentator, author, Woodington

James Thurber author, cartoonist, Columbus

Ernest H. Volwiler inventor, Hamilton

Raymond Elwin Weber webmaster, Toledo

Orville Wright inventor, Dayton

Cy Young baseball player, Gilmore

Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Writer/Poet

Please add to the list!  :thumbsup:

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Halle Berry, Actress Cleveland.

How was she left off the list? First African American to win a Best Actress Oscar!!! I think that trumps the "voice of Bart Simpson". LOL

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I will add those who are/were from Toledo or the Toledo area:

Joe E. Brown, comedian and actor (Holgate, Ohio)

Art Tatum, jazz musician (Toledo)

Jamie Farr, actor (Toledo)

Michael Owens, inventor (Toledo)

Eva Marie Saint, actress (Toledo)

Sherwood Anderson, author (Camden, Ohio)

Danny Thomas, comedian and actor (Toledo)

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Nice additions! keep them coming . . . yeah I don't know how Halle Berry was left off!

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Bob Hope, born in London, but moved to Cleveland at age 3 and grew up there.

Phyllis Diller, comedienne, Lima

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Hope did grow up in Ohio, that should have been on there, thanks B.

He proposed to his wife in nearby Pittsburgh right before a show ;)

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Teri Garr, Actress, Lakewood

Best known for her roles in Young Frankenstein and Tootsie as well as playing Phoebe's mom on Friends.

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Thanks, B!

Always looking to add to the list so if any others are out there let me know :)

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Katie Holmes is from Toledo, did not know that thanks spicy!

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I didnt really feel like reading that list so i dont know if you mentioned these:

Lebron James

Dave Chapelle

Arsenio Hall-Cleveland

Phyllis Diller - Lima

Steven Speilberg-Cincinatti

Sarah Jessica Parker-Cincinatti

Roy Rogers-Cincinatti

Clark Gable-Cadiz

Bobe Hope-Cleveland

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Also,

Andy Williams-Cincinatti

Pete Rose - Cincinnati

Mike Schmidt - Dayton

Roger Staubach - Cincinnati

Harvey Firestone - Columbiana, Ohio (Firestone Tires)

Toni Morrison - Lorian

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Some of the Famous Clevelander's

John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil Founder

Drew Carey - Cleveland, Ohio - His house is actually on my street on flowerdale in old brooklyn :)

Dorothy Dandridge (born November 9, 1922) - Actress - First African-American woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Phil Donahue (born December 21, 1935) - Talk show host and winner of 19 Daytime Emmy

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^^you grew up next to Drew Carey? (at least near where he grew up) nice!

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Rapper BOW WOW is from Columbus. Although he likes to claim Atlanta as his home.

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^^Oh, never knew that, good info, yeah again you have that "man I wish I could be from a coooool place" stereotyoe going on against the so called "rustbelt" cities. BW should be proud to be from Ohio, maybe LeBron staying home and playing for the no-tradition Cavs instead of fleeing to the hip Knicks, Celts or Lakers can turn around some false impressions of Ohio!

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Macy Gray-Canton, OH-not a good singer but still pretty well known

Rascal Flats-country group from Columbus, OH

John Glenn-famous senator and astronaut-oldest man to go into space

Bobby Knight-Orrville (my old hometown)-winningest college basketball coach ever

Michael Redd-Columbus-top notch NBA player now

Les Wexner-founder of The Limited

Dave Thomas-founder of Wendy's

Chris Spielman-Massillon-well known NFL Pro Bowl LB

Chrissie Hynde-Akron-lead singer of the band The Pretenders

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Chuck Ealey-Portsmouth-All-time winningest college QB 35-0 at University of Toledo.

Christine Brennan-Toledo-USA Today sports columnist and author

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