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Famous People From Detroit

Updated March 18, 2020 56.5k views988 items

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

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

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and...  more

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  • Jana Kramer

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Diana Ross

    Diana Ross

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Sherilyn Fenn

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Jerry Bruckheimer

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Gilda Radner

    Gilda Radner

    Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Marlo Thomas

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Donyale Luna

    Donyale Luna

    Dec. at 34 (1945-1979)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Naima Mora

    Naima Mora

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Sharon Case

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh

    Dec. at 72 (1902-1974)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Pam Dawber

    Pam Dawber

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Ken Jeong

    Ken Jeong

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Kendrick Kang-Joh Jeong, M.D. (born July 13, 1969) is an American comedian, actor and...  more

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  • Berry Gordy

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Veronica Webb

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

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  • James Lipton

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    James Lipton (September 19, 1926 – March 2, 2020) was an American writer, lyricist, actor and...  more

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  • Ed McMahon

    Ed McMahon

    Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Ralph Bunche

    Ralph Bunche

    Dec. at 68 (1903-1971)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

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  • Roger Corman

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Clarence Black

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

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  • Katie Chonacas

    BirthplaceLivonia, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Jerome Bettis

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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