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This includes people who have lived in your city, were born in your, or grew up in your city. (In order from most famous)
For MACON, GEORGIA
1 Cher-- Lived in Macon for two yrs. while married to Gregg Allman
2 Little Richard--Born/Raised (King of Rock?? Ever heard of him?)
3James Brown. Lived in Macon for some years and recorded many albums in Macon
4Duane Allman/Gregg Allman== The Allman Brother's Band. Recorded Eat A Peach and others at Capricorn Studios in Macon
5Otis Redding--Famous soul singer. Born/Raised in Mac-town
6Nancy Grace-Has her own show on CNN formerly of Court TV
7 Young Sleezy--A very popular rapper. Grew up in Macon and nearby Hawkinsville
8Jason Aldean--Country Music Star-- Grew up in Macon
9Sonny Carter--Famous Astronaut born/raised in the "Big M"
10Jeff Malone--Former NBA player. Born/raised/and currently resides in Macon
11 Sidney Lanier-- Famous civil war poet and flute player
12-Norm Nison--NBA player
13 Soong Ai Ling (wife of famous wealthy Chinese man HH. Kung), Soong Ching Ling, and Soong May Ling (wife of Chiang-Kai-Shek) all went to Wesleyan College (First all woman college in the U.S.)
14 Sam Mitchell- Went to college in Macon-- Head Coach of Toronto Raptors.
14Catherine Benson- First female in the world to earn a college degree @ Wesleyan
15 Neva Fickling-- Ms. America 1953
16 Phil Walden--Founder of Capricorn Studios. Died a few weeks ago.
17 Roy Fickling-- Founder of Fickling& Co. Real Estate.
18 Bernard Ramsey--Born and raised-- Merrill Lynch Executive
19 Toni Jenning-- Florida Liet. Governer.
20Wesley Duke-- Went to college at Mercer in Macon. Tight end for Denver Broncos-- 2005 AfC West Champions
 

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CHICAGO

Writers
Carl Sandburg
Studs Terkel
Gwendolyn Brooks
James T. Farrell
Ray Bradbury

Entertainers
The Belushis
Jack Benny
Bill Murray
Bob Newhart
Pat Sajak
Fred Savage
Vince Vaughn
Oprah Winfrey
Mr. T

Musicians
Buddy Guy
Billy Corgan
Muddy Waters
Kanye West
Michael Jackson
Ted Nugent
Miles Davis
B.B. King
Tiwsta
R. Kelly

Politicians
Wesley Clark
Hillary Clinton
Stephen A. Douglas
Barack Obama

Other
Al Capone
John Dillinger
Frank Lloyd Wright
Marshall Field
Betty Ford
Geroge Pullman
Daniel Burnham
 

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Philadelphia:

Bill Cosby
Patti LaBelle
Billy Holiday
Mario Lanza
Larry Fine
Frankie Avalon
Fabian
Jill Scott
Will Smith
Wilt Chamberlain
Kobe Bryant
Walt Whitman (Camden, NJ)
Chubby Checker
BEN FRANKLIN (not born here but lived here most of his life and considered Philly his adopted hometown)
Betsy Ross
Seth Green

...just to name a few :)
 

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From St Paul:

F Scott Fitzgerald - Author
Charles Schultz - Peanuts
Roy Wilkins - Head of the NAACP in the '60s
Herb Brooks - Coach of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" team
Dave Winfield - Baseball Hall of Famer
Paul Molitor - Baseball Hall of Famer
Loni Anderson - Actress, famous for WKRP in Cincinatti
Cass Gilbert - Greatest American architect of his era
Harold Stassen - Perenial presidential canidate, Helped write the UN charter.
James J Hill - Robber baron, railroad magnate
 

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Buffalo:

Tim Russert (NBC)
Wolf Blitzer (CNN)
Mark Russell (PBS)
Father Baker
Ron Jaworski (former NFL player/announcer (?))
Warren Spahn (former MLB player)
Orel Hershiser (former MLB player)
Rick James
Red Jacket (Seneca Indian leader)
Lucille Ball (Jamestown, NY)
Harold Arlen (wrote "Over the Rainbow")
Fran Striker ("Lone Ranger" creator)
Grover Cleveland
Millard Fillmore
John Roberts
William Fargo (founder of American Express)
Wilson Greatbatch (inventer of the pacemaker)
John Neumann (1st American saint)
Timothy McVeigh
John Wayne Bobbitt
 

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I think the thread only asked for the 10 most influential people from each city.

St. Louis:

Tina Turner
Maya Angelou
Chuck Berry
Redd Foxx
Yogi Berra
T.S. Eliot
Tennessee Williams
Grace Bumbry
Joseph Pulitzer
Harry Caray
Miles Davis
 

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XCRunner said:
CHICAGO

Writers
Carl Sandburg
Studs Terkel
Gwendolyn Brooks
James T. Farrell
Ray Bradbury

Entertainers
The Belushis
Jack Benny
Bill Murray
Bob Newhart
Pat Sajak
Fred Savage
Vince Vaughn
Oprah Winfrey
Mr. T

Musicians
Buddy Guy
Billy Corgan
Muddy Waters
Kanye West
Michael Jackson
Ted Nugent
Miles Davis
B.B. King
Tiwsta
R. Kelly

Politicians
Wesley Clark
Hillary Clinton
Stephen A. Douglas
Barack Obama

Other
Al Capone
John Dillinger
Frank Lloyd Wright
Marshall Field
Betty Ford
Geroge Pullman
Daniel Burnham
Miles Davis is not from Chicago, he's from East St. Louis. He lived in New York. He never lived in Chicago.
 

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I'd say they're pretty noteworthy....

woody allen - actor
Al pacino- actor
Donald Trump- real estate mogul
Barbara Streisand= singer/actress
Calvin Klein- designer
Gregory Hines- singer/dancer
Frank Sinatra- singer/ actor
John Gotti- mobster
Lou Gherig- baseball player
Tito Puente- musician
 

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Rochester;

Susan B. Anthony
Frederick Douglas
Chuck Mangione (still lives in Rochester)
George Eastman (Kodak)
John Lithgow ("Dick" on Third Rock From the Sun)
Wendy O. Williams
Renee Fleming
Cab Calloway
Robert Forster
 

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Well if you want you can name over ten.
 

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nygirl said:
I'd say they're pretty noteworthy....

woody allen - actor
Al pacino- actor
Donald Trump- real estate mogul
Barbara Streisand= singer/actress
Calvin Klein- designer
Gregory Hines- singer/dancer
Frank Sinatra- singer/ actor
John Gotti- mobster
Lou Gherig- baseball player
Tito Puente- musician
LOL, don't you think Theodore Roosevelt belongs on that list...
 

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JivecitySTL said:
Miles Davis is not from Chicago, he's from East St. Louis. He lived in New York. He never lived in Chicago.
Yeah, you're right... my bad.
 
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