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Famous People From Cincinnati

Updated August 21, 2018 39.4k views996 items

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

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Charles Milles Manson (né Maddox, November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Pete Rose

    Pete Rose

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Peter Edward Rose (born April 14, 1941), also known by his nickname "Charlie Hustle", is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Katt Williams

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Micah Sierra "Katt" Williams (born September 2, 1971) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,... more on Wikipedia

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    Amy Yasbeck

    BirthplaceBlue Ash, Ohio, United States of America

    Amy Marie Yasbeck (born September 12, 1962) is an American actress. She is best known for her... more on Wikipedia

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    Tyrone Power

    Tyrone Power

    Dec. at 44 (1914-1958)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Tyrone Edmund Power III (May 5, 1914 – November 15, 1958) was an American film, stage and... more on Wikipedia

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    Roy Rogers

    Roy Rogers

    Dec. at 87 (1911-1998)

    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Roy Rogers (born Leonard Franklin Slye, November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Brian Pillman

    Brian Pillman

    Dec. at 35 (1962-1997)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Brian William Pillman (May 22, 1962 – October 5, 1997) was an American professional wrestler... more on Wikipedia

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    Hudson Leick

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Heidi Hudson Leick (born May 9, 1969) is an American actress, known for her role as villainess... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Tiffany Hines

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Tiffany Hines (born September 2, 1984) is an American actress, known for her roles as Birdie... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Hal Sparks

    Hal Sparks

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Hal Harry Magee Sparks III (born September 25, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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    Charles Gordone

    Charles Gordone

    Dec. at 70 (1925-1995)

    BirthplaceUSA, Cleveland, Ohio

    Charles Gordone (October 12, 1925 – November 16, 1995) was an American playwright, actor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Jeffrey R. Immelt

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Jeffrey Robert Immelt (born February 19, 1956) is an American business executive currently... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Rob Portman

    BirthplaceOhio, Cincinnati, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Robert Jones Portman (born December 19, 1955) is an American Republican politician, serving as... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Rebecca Budig

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Rebecca Jo Budig (; born June 26, 1973) is an American actress and television presenter. Her... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Kathryn Morris

    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kathryn Susan Morris (born January 28, 1969) is an American actress, best known for her lead... more on Wikipedia

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    Barry Larkin

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964) is a retired Major League Baseball (MLB) player who... more on Wikipedia

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    Patricia Wettig

    BirthplaceUSA, Cincinnati, Ohio

    Patricia Wettig (born December 4, 1951) is an American actress and playwright. She is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Michael Cunningham

    BirthplaceOhio, Cincinnati, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Michael Cunningham (born November 6, 1952) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is... more on Wikipedia

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    Theda Bara

    Theda Bara

    Age: Died at 70 (1885-1955)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Theda Bara ( THEE-də BARR-ə; born Theodosia Burr Goodman; July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was... more on Wikipedia
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    Barry Bishop

    Barry Bishop

    Dec. at 62 (1932-1994)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Barry Chapman Bishop (January 13, 1932 – September 24, 1994) was an American mountaineer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Shawn Pettus-Brown

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Shawn Pettus-Brown is an entrepreneur, film producer, actor and basketball player.
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    Frederick McKinley Jones

    Frederick McKinley Jones

    Dec. at 68 (1893-1961)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Frederick McKinley Jones (May 17, 1893 – February 21, 1961) was an African-American inventor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Gail Collins (born November 25, 1945) is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author,... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    J. Madison Wright Morris

    J. Madison Wright Morris

    Dec. at 22 (1984-2006)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    Jessica Madison Wright Morris (July 29, 1984 – July 21, 2006), known professionally as J.... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Bridget Sloan

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

    Bridget Elizabeth Sloan (born June 23, 1992) is an American artistic gymnast. She is the 2009... more on Wikipedia