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Old January 27th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #1
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Famous people in Chicago?

What famous people live in Chicago or at least own property?

Super Obvious:
Oprah

Others:
1. R. Kelly
2. Roger Ebert
3. Roeper, I can't believe I forgot his first name!
4. ?????

Who else?! Seriously its like no celebs or rather well known people live here.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:14 AM   #2
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not true people just don't over obsess about it here.

there's the cusacks, vince vaugh, kayne west, lots of athletes.

I read a quote somewhere that said the hardest thing to do is to get a new yorker to move to chicago, the second hardest thing to do is getting them to move back.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:16 AM   #3
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actually that quote dealt w/ corporate execs and the like.....the hardest thing for an exec to do ( from NY) was to move to CHi the next hardest was to get them to move back
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:19 AM   #4
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Not to mention just because someone isn't "well-known" in the pigeon hole of pop culture doesn't mean there are not slews of other well-known types whose celebrtiy you wouldn't find discussed on "E" or something akin.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:37 AM   #5
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Are we including the burbs?

Oprah and Michael Jordan are pretty famous, I would say.
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Old January 27th, 2006, 07:02 PM   #6
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Some famous people who have lived in Chicago.
1.Saul Bellow
2.Studs Terkel
3. Carl Sandburg
4.Nelson Algren
5. Ben Hecht
6.Ann Landers
7.Mortimer Adler
8. Col. McCormick
9.David Mamet
10.Hugh Hefner
11. Jesse Jackson
12 Mohammed Ali.
13. Arthur Goldberg
14. Buddy Guy
15. Muddy Waters
16. Howling Wolf
17. Little Walter
18. Chester Gould
19. John and Jim Belushi
20. Hilary Clinton
21. Ernest Hemmingway
22. Charleton Heston, Anne Margaret, and Rock Hudson attended Northwestern.
23.Frank Lloyd Wright
24. L. Frank Baum
25. Elijah Muhammed.
26.John Prine
27. Steve Goodman
28 Benny Goodman
29. Gene Krupa
30. Jack Benny (Waukegan)
31. Ray Bradbury (Waukegan)

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Old January 27th, 2006, 10:36 PM   #7
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Follow up.

Some famous people who have lived in Chicago.
1.Saul Bellow-dead
2.Studs Terkel-still going strong may he live to 120.
3. Carl Sandburg-moved to S.Carolina-dead
4.Nelson Algren-dead
5. Ben Hecht-moved to S.Cal-dead
6.Ann Landers-dead
7.Mortimer Adler-dead
8. Col. McCormick-met grim reaper
9.David Mamet-moved to coast
10.Hugh Hefner-moved to LA
11. Jesse Jackson-think he's still in town
12 Mohammed Ali.-moved to LA
13. Arthur Goldberg-moved to Washington then NY-dead
14. Buddy Guy-still in town
15. Muddy Waters-dead
16. Howling Wolf-dead
17. Little Walter-dead
18. Chester Gould-dead
19. John and Jim Belushi-moved to LA, moved to NYC then LA-dead
20. Hilary Clinton-moved to Washington then NYC
21. Ernest Hemmingway moved to France, Cuba, Fla, Ida-dead
22. Charleton Heston, Anne Margaret, and Rock Hudson attended Northwestern-moved to LA
23.Frank Lloyd Wright-moved to Wisc, Ariz.
24. L. Frank Baum-moved to LA
25. Elijah Muhammed.-dead
26.John Prine-still here
27. Steve Goodman-dead
28 Benny Goodman-moved to NYC-dead
29. Gene Krupa-moved to LA-dead
30. Jack Benny (Waukegan)-moved to LA-dead
31. Ray Bradbury (Waukegan)-moved to LA
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Old January 27th, 2006, 11:32 PM   #8
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Doesn't DMX live here?
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Old January 27th, 2006, 11:33 PM   #9
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Joan Cusack lives in Lakeview
John Cusack lives in Evanston or Winnetka
The father from Fraiser lives in Oak Park
Chris O'Donnel (Robin of batman and Robin lives up just north of Chicago)
Christine Hefner lives around Diversey & Sheridan
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Old January 28th, 2006, 12:30 AM   #10
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Quote:
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Doesn't DMX live here?
I believe he lives in NYC.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #11
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Wiki has a good list of past and current "Notable citizens"

Politicians and Statesmen
* Benjamin Adamowski, mentor turned rival of Richard J. Daley
* John Ashcroft, former Attorney General
* Jane Byrne, former Mayor
* Anton Cermak, former Mayor
* Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander & retired four-star general in the U.S. Army
* Hillary Rodham Clinton, U.S. Senator & former First Lady
* "Bathhouse" John Coughlin, former Alderman
* Richard J. Daley, former Mayor
* Richard M. Daley, current Mayor
* Stephen A. Douglas, early U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate who debated Abraham Lincoln
* John M. Harlan, former Supreme Court Justice
* Carter Harrison, Sr., former Mayor
* Carter Harrison, Jr., former Mayor
* Michael "Hinky-Dink" Kenna, former Alderman
* Joseph Medill, newspaper editor & former Mayor
* Barack Obama, Junior Senator from Illinois
* William Butler Ogden, first mayor of Chicago, entrepreneur
* Roman Pucinski, former Congressman and Alderman and onetime mayoral candidate
* Donald Rumsfeld, former Congressman, current United States Secretary of Defense
* William Hale Thompson, last Republican mayor of Chicago
* Harold Washington, former Mayor
* John Wentworth, former mayor and Congressman

Athletes, Coaches, and Related Figures
* Dusty Baker, manager of the Cubs
* Steve Bartman, Infamous Cubs Fan
* Dick Butkus, Pro Football Hall of Famer
* Harry Caray, TV & Radio Broadcaster
* Grant DePorter, destroyer of the "Bartman ball"
* Mike Ditka, former Bears coach and television analyst
* Michael Finley, NBA player
* George Halas, former coach of the Chicago Bears
* Dorothy Hamill, figure skater
* Michael Jordan, former NBA player
* Mike "Coach K" Krzyzewski, college basketball coach
* Marv Levy, former coach of the Buffalo Bills
* Donovan McNabb, NFL quarterback
* Walter Payton, Pro Football Hall of Famer
* Ryne Sandberg, former Cubs second baseman
* Billy Sianis, bringer of the Curse and founder of the Billy Goat Tavern
* Sammy Sosa, former Cubs player
* Isiah Thomas, Basketball Hall of Famer
* Dwayne Wade, NBA star

Musicians
* Marty Casey, frontman of The Lovehammers
* Jimmy Chamberlin, former Smashing Pumpkins drummer
* The rock group Chicago
* Nat King Cole, musician
* Natalie Cole, singer
* Steve Cole, Jazz saxophonist
* Common, rapper
* Billy Corgan, singer and former Smashing Pumpkins frontman
* Miles Davis, Jazz great
* Jack DeJohnette, Jazz drummer and pianist
* Willie Dixon, Blues songwriter and record producer
* Do Or Die or D.O.D.
* Phil Everly, singer
* Jay Farrar, musician
* Benny Goodman, musician
* Benny Goodman, musician
* Steve Goodman, singer
* Gene Greene, singer
* Herbie Hancock, musician
* James Iha, former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist
* Quincy Jones, songwriter and producer
* R. Kelly, singer
* William Kimball, founder of Kimball Piano Company
* B.B. King, Blues great
* Gene Krupa, musician
* Ramsey Lewis, Jazz musician and radio host
* James Petrillo, musician's union head
* Koko Taylor, Blues singer
* Hound Dog Taylor, Blues guitarist
* Jeff Tweedy, musican
* Twista, rapper
* Muddy Waters, Blues great
* Kanye West, rapper
* Wesley Willis, musician
* Howlin' Wolf, Blues great
* D'arcy Wretzky, former Smashing Pumpkins bassist

Entertainment Figures
* Gillian Anderson, actress
* James Belushi, actor
* John Belushi, actor
* Jack Benny, comedian and actor
* Steve Carell, actor
* Cedric the Entertainer, comedian and actor
* Kyle Chavarria, actress
* Joan Cusack, actress
* John Cusack, actor
* Walt Disney, founder of The Walt Disney Company
* Chris Farley, actor
* Jon Favreau, actor/writer/director
* Tina Fey, actress/writer
* Harrison Ford, actor
* Bob Fosse, director
* Hugh Hefner, pornographer
* John Hughes, film director/writer
* Philip Kaufman, film director
* Ron Livingston, actor
* Bernie Mac, comedian and actor
* William H. Macy, actor/producer
* John Malkovich, actor
* David Mamet, playwright, poet, screenwriter, director
* Michael Mann film director/writer/producer
* Bill Murray, actor
* Bob Newhart, actor
* Melvin Van Peebles, director
* Jeff Perry, actor
* William L. Petersen, actor
* Jeremy Piven, actor
* Harold Ramis, actor, director
* Bill Rancic, winner of The Apprentice
* John C. Reilly, actor
* Pat Sajak, host of Wheel of Fortune
* Horatio Sanz, actor
* Amy Sedaris, actress
* David Sedaris, radio broadcaster & author
* Gary Sinise, actor
* Gloria Swanson, actress
* Vince Vaughn, actor, comedian
* Raquel Welch, actress
* Robin Williams, actor
* Oprah Winfrey, talk show host/mogul
* Billy Zane, actor
* Florenz Ziegfeld empresario

Writers, Thinkers, Scientists, and Cultural Figures

* Franklin Pierce Adams, columnist
* Jane Addams, awarded Nobel Peace Prize
* Mortimer Adler, writer and educational reformer
* Nelson Algren, writer
* Saul Bellow, awarded Nobel Prize for Literature
* Allan Bloom, writer and translator
* Ray Bradbury, author
* Gwendolyn Brooks, poet
* Daniel Burnham, architect
* Edgar Rice Burroughs, writer
* Mother Cabrini, saint
* Marvin Camras, inventor
* Raymond Chandler, writer
* James Gould Cozzens, novelist
* Donald J. DePorter, philanthropist
* Stuart Dybek, author
* Mircea Eliade, Romanian-born religious scholar and philosopher
* James T. Farrell, writer
* Enrico Fermi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics
* Milton Friedman, winner of the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic

Sciences
* Edward Gorey, artist
* John Gunther, writer
* George Ellery Hale, astronomer
* Ernest Hemingway, writer
* Leon Kass, writer and chair of The President's Council on Bioethics
* Dr. Fazlur Khan, civil engineer
* Ann Landers (Esther Pauline Friedman Lederer), columnist
* Merrill C. Meigs, newspaper publisher
* Charles Gilman Norris, author
* Frank Norris, novelist
* Ruth Page, ballet dancer
* Ed Paschke, artist
* John Dos Passos, novelist and painter
* Mike Royko, columnist
* Carl Sandburg, poet
* Dan Savage, columnist
* William L. Shirer, journalist and historian
* Shel Silverstein, poet, songwriter, and children's writer
* Leo Strauss, political philosopher
* Louis Sullivan, architect
* Stanislav Szukalski, artist and provocateur, friend of Ben Hecht, part of the Chicago Renaissance
* Lorado Taft, sculptor
* Maria Tallchief, ballet dancer, founder of the Chicago City Ballet
* Studs Terkel, broadcaster, author
* James Tiptree, Jr., author
* Thorstein Veblen, economist and social critic
* Irving Wallace, writer
* Frank Lloyd Wright, architect

Criminals
* Al Capone, mobster
* John Dillinger, bank robber
* John Wayne Gacy, serial killer
* H.H. Holmes, early serial killer
* Jose Padilla, aka Abdullah al-Muhajir, alleged terrorist
* Jack Ruby, killed Lee Harvey Oswald
* Richard Speck, mass murderer

Others
* Bob Bernard, entrepreneur
* John Chancellor, journalist
* Ira Glass, NPR broadcaster
* Jean Baptiste Point du Sable, early Chicago settler
* Marshall Field, entrepreneur
* Betty Ford, former First Lady
* Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard, early Chicago developer
* Louis Joliet, French explorer
* John Kinzie, early Chicago settler
* Jacques Marquette, missionary
* William S. Paley, CBS executive
* Potter Palmer, entrepreneur
* George Pullman, entrepreneur, inventor
* Captain George Streeter, riverboat captain and squatter
* Charles Yerkes, entrepreneur

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Old January 28th, 2006, 01:47 AM   #12
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I wish Jessica Alba or Rachel McAdams lived in Chicago. I wouldn't mind bumping into them on Michigan avenue every once in a while.
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Old January 28th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #13
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for criminals, you should add larry hoover.

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Old January 28th, 2006, 06:35 AM   #14
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George Bush.
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