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Famous People From Detroit

Updated March 18, 2020 53.8k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

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

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  • Jana Kramer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Jana Rae Kramer (born December 2, 1983) is an country music singer and actress. She is known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Diana Ross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    Diana Ross

    Age: 76

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Diana Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, actress, and record producer. Born and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sherilyn Fenn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Sherilyn Fenn (born Sheryl Ann Fenn; February 1, 1965) is an American actress. She came to... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerry Bruckheimer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Jerome Leon Bruckheimer (born September 21, 1943) is an American film and television producer.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gilda Radner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    Gilda Radner

    Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989) was an American comedian and actress who was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Marlo Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Margaret Julia "Marlo" Thomas (born November 21, 1937) is an American actress, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Donyale Luna is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    Donyale Luna

    Dec. at 34 (1945-1979)

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Donyale Luna (August 31, 1945 – May 17, 1979) was an American model and actress. Generally... more on Wikipedia
  • Naima Mora is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    Naima Mora

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Naima Mora (born March 1, 1984) is an American fashion model and the winner of Cycle 4 of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sharon Case is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Sharon Case (born February 9, 1971) is an American actress and former model. At the age of 17,... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    Charles Lindbergh

    Dec. at 72 (1902-1974)

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pam Dawber is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    Pam Dawber

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Pamela Dawber (born October 18, 1951) is an American actress best known for her lead... more on Wikipedia
  • Ken Jeong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    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 on Wikipedia

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  • Berry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Berry Gordy III (known professionally as Berry Gordy Jr., born November 28, 1929) is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Veronica Webb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Veronica Webb (born February 25, 1965) is an American model, actress, writer, and television... more on Wikipedia
  • James Lipton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    James Lipton (born September 19, 1926) is an American writer, lyricist, actor and dean... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ed McMahon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    Ed McMahon

    Dec. at 86 (1923-2009)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ralph Bunche is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    Ralph Bunche

    Dec. at 68 (1903-1971)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Ralph Johnson Bunche (; August 7, 1904 – December 9, 1971) was an American political... more on Wikipedia
  • Sgt. Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Detroit
    Robert Rudolph Remus (born August 27, 1948) better known by his ring name Sgt. Slaughter, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Roger Corman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Roger William Corman (born April 5, 1926) is an American director, producer, and actor. He has... more on Wikipedia

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  • Clarence Black is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

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  • George Steele is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Detroit
    William James Myers (April 16, 1937 – February 16, 2017), better known by his ring name George... more on Wikipedia
  • Katie Chonacas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceLivonia, Michigan, USA

    Katie Chonacas is an American actress. Chonacas was born in Detroit, Michigan. After moving to... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerome Bettis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Detroit

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Jerome Abram Bettis Sr. (born February 16, 1972), nicknamed The Bus, is a former American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Eric Bischoff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Detroit
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