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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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    John Mauchly

    Dec. at 73 (1907-1980)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    John William Mauchly (August 30, 1907 – January 8, 1980) was an American physicist who, along with J. Presper Eckert, designed ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic digital computer, as well as...  more
  • 52

    Thomas Berger

    Dec. at 90 (1924-2014)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Thomas Louis Berger (July 20, 1924 – July 13, 2014) was an American novelist. Probably best known for his picaresque novel Little Big Man and the subsequent film by Arthur Penn, Berger explored and...  more
  • 53

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Roger A. Krone is President of Network and Space Systems, a business of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems. Network and Space Systems is the company's center for network integration, intelligence and...  more
  • 54

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Sidney Johnson, 46, is vice president of Global Supply Management for Delphi Corporation. He is also a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group. Additionally,...  more
  • 55

    Donald Edward Osterbrock

    Dec. at 83 (1924-2007)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Donald Edward Osterbrock (July 13, 1924 – January 11, 2007) was an American astronomer, best known for his work on star formation and on the history of astronomy....  more
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    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameMitch Ryan

    Mitchell Ryan (born January 11, 1928) is an American former film, television, and stage actor, who in his six decades of television is known for playing Burke Devlin in the 1960s gothic soap opera...  more
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    Fredric Brown

    Dec. at 66 (1906-1972)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972) was an American science fiction and mystery writer. He is known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" form—stories of 1 to...  more
  • 58

    Carl West Rich

    Dec. at 74 (1898-1972)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Carl West Rich (September 12, 1898 – June 26, 1972) was an American politician who served as Mayor of Cincinnati, three times from 1947-1948, 1951-1953, and 1955-1957 and Republican member of the...  more
  • 59

    Edward J. Fasold

    Dec. at 50 (1915-1965)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    E.J. Fasold was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning home from a business trip in New Jersey....  more
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    Robert Taft, Jr.

    Dec. at 76 (1917-1993)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Robert Alphonso Taft Jr. (February 26, 1917 – December 7, 1993) was an American politician. He was a member of the Taft political family who served as a Republican Congressman from Ohio between 1963...  more
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    Arthur V. Johnson

    Dec. at 40 (1876-1916)

    BirthplaceDavenport, Iowa, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Arthur Vaughan Johnson (February 2, 1876 – January 17, 1916) was a pioneer actor and director of the early American silent film era. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Rev. Myron A. Johnson, Arthur...  more
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    Danny Bubp

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Danny R. Bubp (born 1954) is a former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 88th District from 2005 to 2012....  more
  • 63

    Gloria Jones

    Age: 74

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Gloria Richetta Jones (born October 19, 1945) is an American singer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California, who first found success in the U.K., being recognized there as "The Northern Queen of...  more
  • 64

    Kenneth Koch

    Dec. at 77 (1925-2002)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Kenneth Koch (, 27 February 1925 – 6 July 2002) was an American poet, playwright, and professor, active from the 1950s until his death at age 77. He was a prominent poet of the New York School of...  more
  • 65

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Kris Osborn (born May 16, 1969) was a news anchor on CNN Headline News from 2001 to 2004, specializing in military issues. Since then, he has worked as a reporter for KSTP-TV in Minneapolis and a...  more
  • 66

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Jeannette Mary Schmidt (born November 29, 1951) is an American politician who was a U.S. Representative for Ohio's 2nd congressional district, serving from 2005 to 2013. She is a member of the...  more
  • 67

    Helen Hooven Santmyer

    Dec. at 91 (1895-1986)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderFemale

    Helen Hooven Santmyer (November 25, 1895 – February 21, 1986) was an American writer, educator, and librarian. She is primarily known for her best-selling epic "...And Ladies of the Club", published...  more
  • 68

    Libby Holman

    Dec. at 67 (1904-1971)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Elizabeth Lloyd Holzman, best known as Libby Holman (May 23, 1904 – June 18, 1971), was an American singer and actress who also achieved notoriety for her complex and unconventional personal life....  more
  • 69

    Bob Crable

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Robert Edward Crable (born September 22, 1959) is an American former college and professional football player who was a linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the...  more
  • 70

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    James Mark Borgman (born February 24, 1954) is an American cartoonist. He is known for his political cartoons and his nationally syndicated comic strip Zits. He was the editorial cartoonist at The...  more
  • 71

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Eric H. Kearney (born 1963) is an American Democratic politician who served as the state senator for the 9th District in the Ohio Senate....  more
  • 72

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    David W. Mack is an American comic book artist and writer, known for his creator-owned series Kabuki and for co-creating with Joe Quesada the deaf Marvel Comics superhero Echo. Mack is known for his...  more
  • 73

    Barry MacKay

    Dec. at 77 (1935-2012)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Barry MacKay (August 31, 1935 – June 15, 2012) was an American tennis player, tournament director and broadcaster. He was ranked #1 in the U.S. in 1960.While competing in college for the University...  more
  • 74

    Maxwell Karger

    Dec. at 43 (1879-1922)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Maxwell Karger was an American film producer and film director....
  • 75

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Harlan Marshall Jacobson (born February 15, 1949) is an American film critic and scholar....  more