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Famous People From Cincinnati

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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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    Jerry Rubin

    Dec. at 56 (1938-1994)
    Jerry Clyde Rubin (July 14, 1938 – November 28, 1994) was an American social activist,...  more
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    Marvin Isley

    Dec. at 57 (1953-2010)
    Marvin Isley (August 18, 1953 – June 6, 2010) was the youngest member of the family music...  more
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    John Kenneth Blackwell (born February 28, 1948) is an American politician, author, and...  more
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    Ernest "Ernie" Isley (born March 7, 1952) is a member of the American musical ensemble The...  more
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    William Earl "Bootsy" Collins (born October 26, 1951) is an American musician and...  more

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    L.A. Reid

    Age: 64
    Antonio Marquis "L.A." Reid (born June 7, 1956) is an American record executive, record...  more
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    Miller Huggins

    Dec. at 50 (1879-1929)
    Miller James Huggins (March 27, 1878 – September 25, 1929) was an American professional...  more

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    Al Bashang

    Dec. at 79 (1888-1967)
    Albert C. "Ollie" Bashang, sometimes written as "Al Baschang" (August 22, 1888 – June 23,...  more
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    Vicki Lewis (born March 17, 1960) is an American singer and actress of film, stage, and...  more
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    Linda Miles

    Age: 42
    Linda M. Miles (born August 28, 1978) is an American retired professional wrestler and...  more
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    Brian Woermann (born June 21, 1979) is a former American professional wrestler, better known...  more
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    Carol Ann Christian (born 28 December 1950) is an American astronomer and science...  more
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    Bill Delaney

    Dec. at 79 (1863-1942)
    William L. Delaney (1863–1942) was a second baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for...  more
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    Karl Gordon Henize

    Dec. at 67 (1926-1993)
    Karl Gordon Henize, Ph.D. (; 17 October 1926 – 5 October 1993) was an American astronomer,...  more
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    Marie Masters (born February 4, 1941) is an American actress....  more
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    Ric Byrne

    Age: 47
    Aric Byrne Connely (born April 13, 1973) is an American professional wrestler and author best...  more
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    Erin F. Moriarty (born April 6, 1952) is an American television news reporter and...  more
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    Stewart Judah

    Dec. at 73 (1893-1966)
    Stewart Judah (February 16, 1893 – June 11, 1966) began a career in magic in 1920. By 1938 he...  more
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    William Matthews

    Dec. at 55 (1942-1997)
    William Procter Matthews III (November 11, 1942 – November 12, 1997) was an American poet and...  more
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    Robert Dudley

    Dec. at 86 (1869-1955)
    Robert Dudley (September 13, 1869 – September 15, 1955) was a dentist turned film character...  more
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    Harry Richman

    Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)
    Harry Richman (born Henry Reichman Jr., August 10, 1895 – November 3, 1972) was an American...  more
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    Mamie Smith

    Dec. at 63 (1883-1946)
    Mamie Smith (née Robinson; May 26, 1891 – September 16, 1946) was an American vaudeville...  more
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    Tom Pettit

    Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)
    William Thomas "Tom" Pettit (April 23, 1931 – December 22, 1995) was an American journalist,...  more
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    William B. Morris

    Dec. at 34 (1931-1965)
    William Morris was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the...  more
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    Jeanne Zelasko (born October 26, 1966) is a U.S. journalist and sportscaster who is currently...  more