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Famous People From Montreal

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

People here include everything from Melissa Auf der Maur to Matthew Bissonnette.

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

    Dec. at 48 (1964-2012)
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    Dec. at 77 (1936-2013)
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