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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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Charles Manson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
age 84
Charles Milles Manson is an American 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 found guilty of ...more
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Pete Rose is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
age 77
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
age 45
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
age 56
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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 87 (1911-1998)
Roy Rogers was an American singer and actor. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show. His ...more
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Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Cincinnati
Dec. 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
age 49
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
age 35
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
age 49
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
age 39
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
Dec. 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
age 63
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
age 63
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
age 45
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
age 50
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
age 54
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
age 67
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
age 66
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 42
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
Dec. 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
age 73
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
Dec. 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.