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List of famous people from Cincinnati, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Cincinnati, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Cincinnati you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Cincinnati, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Examples include Herb Vigran and Ted Turner.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Cincinnati?" or "Which celebrities were born in Cincinnati?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Charles Manson age 82 - Charles Milles Manson is an American criminal and musician who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in the California desert in the late 1960s. In 1971 he was ...more

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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Pete Rose age 76 - Peter Edward "Pete" Rose, also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is a former Major League Baseball player and manager. Rose played from 1963 to 1986, and managed from ...more

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Katt Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Katt Williams age 43 - Micah Sierra "Katt" Williams is an American stand-up comedian, actor, rapper, singer and voice artist. He had a role as Money Mike in Friday After Next, had a stint on Wild 'n Out, ...more

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Amy Yasbeck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Amy Yasbeck age 54 - Amy Marie Yasbeck is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role as Casey Chapel Davenport on the sitcom Wings from 1994 to 1997, and also having played the part of ...more

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Tyrone Power is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Tyrone Power Died at 44 (1914-1958) - Tyrone Edmund Power, Jr., was an American film and stage actor. From 1930s to the 1950s Power appeared in dozens of films, often in swashbuckler roles or romantic leads. His better-known films ...more

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Roy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Roy Rogers Died at 87 (1911-1998) - Roy Rogers was an actor and a singer.

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Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Brian Pillman Died at 35 (1962-1997) - Brian William Pillman was an American football player and professional wrestler best known for his appearances in World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the World ...more

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Hudson Leick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Hudson Leick age 47 - Heidi Hudson Leick is an American actress, known for her role as villainess Callisto in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is a certified Yoga instructor and intuitive counselor ...more

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Tiffany Hines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Tiffany Hines age 33 - Tiffany Hines is an American actress, known for her roles as Birdie Scott on Beyond the Break, Michelle Welton on Bones, and Jaden on Nikita.

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Hal Sparks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Hal Sparks age 46 - Hal Harry Magee Sparks III, known as Hal Sparks, is an American actor, comedian, musician and television personality. He is known for his contributions to VH1, hosting E!'s Talk Soup, and the ...more

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Stephanie Heinrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Stephanie Heinrich age 37 - Stephanie Heinrich is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in Playboy magazine.

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Charles Gordone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Charles Gordone Died at 70 (1925-1995) - Charles Gordone was an American playwright, actor, director, and educator. He was the first African American to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Drama and he devoted much of his professional ...more

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Jeffrey R. Immelt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Jeffrey R. Immelt age 61 - Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001. Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in ...more

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Rob Portman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Rob Portman age 61 - Robert Jones "Rob" Portman is an American lawyer and the junior United States Senator from Ohio, in office since 2011. Previously he served as the 14th United States Trade ...more

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Rebecca Budig is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Rebecca Budig age 43 - Rebecca Jo Budig is an American actress and television presenter, best known for her role as Greenlee Smythe Lavery on the ABC soap opera All My Children from 1999 to the 2011 network ending. ...more

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Kathryn Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Kathryn Morris age 48 - Kathryn Morris is an American actress, best known for her lead role as Detective Lilly Rush in the CBS series Cold Case.

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Barry Larkin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Barry Larkin age 52 - Barry Louis Larkin is a retired Major League Baseball player. Larkin played shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds from 1986 to 2004 and was one of the pivotal players on the 1990 Reds' World Series ...more

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Patricia Wettig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Patricia Wettig age 64 - Patricia Wettig is an American actress and playwright. She received three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Nancy Krieger Weston in the ABC television drama ...more

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Michael Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Michael Cunningham age 63 - Michael Cunningham is an American writer. He is best known for his 1998 novel The Hours, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award in 1999. Cunningham is a senior ...more

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Theda Bara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Theda Bara Died at 70 (1885-1955) - Theda Bara was an American silent film and stage actress. Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned ...more

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Barry Bishop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Barry Bishop Died at 62 (1932-1994) - Barry Chapman Bishop was an American mountaineer, scientist, photographer and scholar. With teammates Jim Whittaker, Lute Jerstad, Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein, he was a member of the first ...more

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Shawn Pettus-Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Shawn Pettus-Brown age 40 - Shawn Pettus-Brown is an entrepreneur, film producer, actor and basketball player.

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Frederick McKinley Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Frederick McKinley Jones Died at 68 (1893-1961) - Frederick McKinley Jones was an American inventor, entrepreneur, winner of the National Medal of Technology, and inductee of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. His innovations in refrigeration ...more

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Gail Collins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Gail Collins age 70 - Gail Collins is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author, most recognized for her work with the New York Times. Joining the Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board, from 2001 ...more

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J. Madison Wright Morris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
J. Madison Wright Morris Died at 22 (1984-2006) - Jessica Madison Wright Morris was an American actress. Born in Cincinnati, she spent her early years being raised in London, Laurel County, Kentucky.

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Bridget Sloan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Bridget Sloan age 24 - Bridget Elizabeth Sloan is an American elite gymnast. She was the 2009 All-Around World Champion and the 2009 All-Around U.S. National Champion. Sloan was a member of the U.S. women's gymnastics ...more

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Jerry Rubin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Jerry Rubin Died at 56 (1938-1994) - Jerry Clyde Rubin was an American social activist, anti-war leader, and counterculture icon during the 1960s and 1970s. During the 1980s, he became a successful businessman.

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Marvin Isley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Marvin Isley Died at 57 (1953-2010) - Marvin Isley was the youngest member of the family music group the Isley Brothers and its bass guitarist. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Isley and his family moved to a home in Englewood, New ...more

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Ken Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Ken Blackwell age 67 - John Kenneth "Ken" Blackwell is an American politician and activist who served as the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1979 to 1980, the Ohio State Treasurer from 1994 to 1999, and Ohio ...more

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Ernie Isley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Ernie Isley age 65 - Ernest "Ernie" Isley is a member of the American musical ensemble, The Isley Brothers.

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Bootsy Collins is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Bootsy Collins age 65 - William Earl "Bootsy" Collins is an American musician and singer-songwriter. Rising to prominence with James Brown in the early 1970s, and later with Parliament-Funkadelic, Collins's ...more

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L.A. Reid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
L.A. Reid age 60 - Antonio M. "L.A." Reid is an American record executive, musician, songwriter, record producer, former television music competition judge, and is currently the chairman and CEO of Epic ...more

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Miller Huggins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Miller Huggins Died at 50 (1879-1929) - Miller James Huggins was an American professional baseball player and manager. Huggins played second base for the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals. He managed the Cardinals and New York ...more

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Al Bashang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Al Bashang Died at 79 (1888-1967) - Albert C. Bashang, sometimes written as "Al Baschang" was a Major League Baseball player. Bashang appeared in six games for the Detroit Tigers in July 1912 and two games for the ...more

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Vicki Lewis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Vicki Lewis age 57 - Vicki Lewis is an American film, stage, television and voice actress best known for her role as Beth in the NBC sitcom NewsRadio.

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Linda Miles is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Linda Miles age 37 - Linda M. Miles is an American retired professional wrestler and manager. She worked under the ring name Shaniqua for World Wrestling Entertainment's SmackDown! brand between 2002 and 2004. She ...more

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Matt Stryker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Matt Stryker age 37 - Brian Woermann is a former American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Matt Stryker.

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Carol Christian is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati

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Bill Delaney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Bill Delaney Died at 79 (1863-1942) - William L. Delaney was a second baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Cleveland Spiders of the National League in 1890.

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Karl Gordon Henize is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Karl Gordon Henize Died at 67 (1926-1993) - Karl Gordon Henize[p], Ph.D. was an American astronomer, space scientist, NASA astronaut, and professor at Northwestern University. He was stationed at several observatories around the world, ...more

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Marie Masters is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Marie Masters age 76 - Marie Masters is an American actress.

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Ric Byrne is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Ric Byrne age 43 - Aric Byrne Connely is an American professional wrestler and author best known under the ring name/pseudonym Ric Byrne. As a child, Ric was hospitalized for several months with third degree burns ...more

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Erin Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Erin Moriarty age 65 - Erin F. Moriarty is an American television news reporter and correspondent. She works as a correspondent for 48 Hours Mystery. She has won national Emmy Awards several times.

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Stewart Judah is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Stewart Judah Died at 73 (1893-1966) - Stewart Judah began a career in magic in 1920. By 1938 he was selected as one of the 10 best living card magicians. Named one of the "Card Stars" in Hilliard's Greater Magic and ...more

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William Matthews is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
William Matthews Died at 55 (1942-1997) - William Matthews was an American poet and essayist.

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Robert Dudley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Robert Dudley Died at 86 (1869-1955) - Robert Dudley, born Robert Y. Dudley in Cincinnati, Ohio, was a dentist turned film character actor who, in his 35-year career, appeared in over 115 films.

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Harry Richman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Harry Richman Died at 77 (1895-1972) - Harry Richman was an American entertainer. He was a singer, actor, dancer, comedian, pianist, songwriter, bandleader, and night club performer, at his most popular in the 1920s and 1930s. ...more

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Mamie Smith is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Mamie Smith Died at 63 (1883-1946) - Mamie Smith was an American vaudeville singer, dancer, pianist and actress, who appeared in several films late in her career. As a vaudeville singer she performed a number of styles, including ...more

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Tom Pettit is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Tom Pettit Died at 64 (1931-1995) - William Thomas "Tom" Pettit was an American journalist who was a television news correspondent for NBC from the 1960s through 1995. During most of that period, he filed reports for NBC ...more

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William B. Morris is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
William B. Morris Died at 34 (1931-1965) - William Morris was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning from a 3 week vacation in Europe.