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Famous People From Chester

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List of famous people from Chester, 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 Chester, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Chester 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 Chester, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list has everything from Jonathan Salt to Marcus Belgrave.

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

    Samuel Barber

    Dec. at 71 (1910-1981)

    BirthplaceWest Chester, Pennsylvania

    Samuel Osmond Barber II (March 9, 1910 – January 23, 1981) was an American composer of... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Ernst Worrell Keely

    Dec. at 61 (1837-1898)

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    John Ernst Worrell Keely (September 3, 1837 – November 18, 1898) was an American inventor from... more on Wikipedia
  • Donald Olding Hebb

    Donald Olding Hebb

    Dec. at 81 (1904-1985)

    BirthplaceChester, Chester Municipal District, Nova Scotia, Canada

    Donald Olding Hebb FRS (July 22, 1904 – August 20, 1985) was a Canadian psychologist who was... more on Wikipedia
  • E. C. Segar

    E. C. Segar

    Dec. at 44 (1894-1938)

    BirthplaceChester, Illinois

    Elzie Crisler Segar (December 8, 1894 – October 13, 1938) was an American cartoonist, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Lenora Fulani

    Age: 70

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    Lenora Branch Fulani (born April 25, 1950) is an American psychologist, psychotherapist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sylvanus Morley

    Sylvanus Morley

    Dec. at 65 (1883-1948)

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    Sylvanus Griswold Morley (June 7, 1883 – September 2, 1948) was an American archaeologist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Adam Carr

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Adam Carr is a curator and writer. In May 2012 he was appointed Curator/Head of Exhibitions at... more on Wikipedia
  • Nemone

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Nemone Metaxas (born 3 November 1972 in Chester, Cheshire) often billed simply as Nemone is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Ronald Pickup

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Ronald Alfred Pickup (born 7 June 1940) is an English actor who has been active in television... more on Wikipedia
  • George McCorkle

    George McCorkle

    Dec. at 60 (1947-2007)

    BirthplaceChester, South Carolina

    George McCorkle (October 11, 1947 – June 29, 2007) was a founding member and guitarist for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Randolph Caldecott

    Randolph Caldecott

    Dec. at 40 (1846-1886)

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Randolph Caldecott (; 22 March 1846 – 12 February 1886) was an English artist and illustrator,... more on Wikipedia
  • Fran Brill

    Fran Brill

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Frances Joan Brill (born September 30, 1946) is an American actress and puppeteer, best known... more on Wikipedia
  • Hugh B. Cave

    Dec. at 94 (1910-2004)

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Hugh Barnett Cave (11 July 1910 – 27 June 2004) was an American writer of various genres,... more on Wikipedia
  • Beatrice Tinsley

    Beatrice Tinsley

    Dec. at 40 (1941-1981)

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Beatrice Muriel Hill Tinsley (27 January 1941 – 23 March 1981) was a British-born New Zealand... more on Wikipedia
  • Joe Cassidy

    Dec. at 23 (1883-1906)

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    Joseph Phillip Cassidy (February 8, 1883 – March 25, 1906) was an American Major League... more on Wikipedia
  • Matthew Ryan

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    Matthew Ryan is an American musician, singer and songwriter, born in Chester, Pennsylvania... more on Wikipedia
  • Jameer Nelson

    BirthplaceChester, Pennsylvania

    Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982) is an American professional basketball player who is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Abigail Honor is a film editor and a film producer.
  • Ben Foden

    Ben Foden

    Age: 35

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Benjamin James Foden (born 22 July 1985) is a rugby union player who plays for Rugby United... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles H. Bell

    Charles H. Bell

    Dec. at 70 (1823-1893)

    BirthplaceChester, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Charles Henry Bell (November 18, 1823 – November 11, 1893) was an American lawyer and... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceChester, England

    Philip Gawthorne is a screenwriter, director and actor.
  • BirthplaceChester, England

    Alexander Sanderson (born 7 October 1979 in Chester) is a former English rugby union... more on Wikipedia
  • Melvin Baldwin

    Dec. at 63 (1838-1901)

    BirthplaceChester, Vermont, United States of America

    Melvin Riley Baldwin (April 12, 1838 – April 15, 1901) was a Representative from Minnesota.
  • BirthplaceChester, England

    John Steiner (born 7 January 1941 in Chester, Cheshire) is an English actor. Tall, thin and... more on Wikipedia
  • Basil Radford

    Basil Radford

    Dec. at 55 (1897-1952)

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Arthur Basil Radford (25 June 1897, Chester – 20 October 1952, Westminster, London) was an... more on Wikipedia