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Famous People From Pennsylvania

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

These people, like Murder of Scott Amedure and David O. Selznick include images when available.

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Taylor Swift is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 29
Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. Raised in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, Swift moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed ...more
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Sharon Stone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 60
Sharon Yvonne Stone is an American actress, film producer, and former fashion model. Stone first caught the public eye opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Total Recall. She then achieved ...more
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 48
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live, the ...more
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Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 40
Kobe Bean Bryant is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He entered the NBA directly from high school, and has played for ...more
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Grace Kelly is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 53 (1929-1982)
Grace Patricia Kelly was an American actress who, after marrying Prince Rainier III, became Princess of Monaco. After embarking on an acting career in 1950, at the age of 20, Kelly appeared in ...more
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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 73
Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on ...more
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Seth Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 45
Seth Benjamin Green is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director. Green is the creator and executive producer and most-frequent voice on Adult Swim's Robot Chicken, where he is ...more
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Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 66
Dennis Miller is an American stand-up comedian, talk show host, political commentator, sports commentator, actor, television personality, and radio personality. He is known for his critical ...more
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Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 90
Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as ...more
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Kate Gosselin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 43
Kate Gosselin is the wife of Jon Gosselin and the mother of 8 children. The family stars in Jon Kate Plus 8 is a reality television show produced in the United States by Figure 8 Films about the ...more
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Adam Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 36 (1973-2009)
DJ AM was an American DJ, remixer, record producer and musician. Goldstein was a member of the rock band Crazy Town, co-owner of a management company called Deckstar and worked on albums for ...more
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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 44 (1915-1959)
Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. ...more
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Jack Klugman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 90 (1922-2012)
Jack Klugman was an American stage, film and television actor. Klugman began his career in 1950. He later moved on to television and film work with roles in 12 Angry Men and Cry Terror!. During ...more
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Stan Musial is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)
Stanley Frank Musial, nicknamed "Stan the Man", was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and first baseman. He spent 22 seasons playing for the St. Louis Cardinals, from ...more
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Samuel Barber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 71 (1910-1981)
Samuel Osmond Barber II was an American composer of orchestral, opera, choral, and piano music. He is one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century: music critic Donal Henahan stated ...more
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Jack Palance is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)
Jack Palance was an American actor. During half a century of film and television appearances, Palance was nominated for three Academy Awards, all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, winning in ...more
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Billy Barty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 76 (1924-2000)
Billy Barty was an American film actor and television star. In adult life he stood three feet, nine inches, due to cartilage-hair hypoplasia dwarfism, and because of his short stature he was ...more
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Janet Gaynor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 78 (1906-1984)
Janet Gaynor was an American film, stage and television actress and painter. Gaynor began her career as an extra in shorts and silent films. After signing with Fox Film Corporation in 1926, she ...more
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Sam Wood is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 65 (1884-1949)
Samuel Grosvenor "Sam" Wood was an American film director, and producer, who was best known for directing such Hollywood hits as A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races, Goodbye, Mr. ...more
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Olive Thomas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 26 (1894-1920)
Olive Thomas was an American silent film actress and model. Thomas began her career as an illustrators' model in 1914, and moved on to the Ziegfeld Follies the following year. During her time as ...more
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Jamie Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 48
Jamie Kennedy, a multitalented comedian/actor/writer/producer, is a true hyphenate. He may be seen acting in a film one minute and on stage doing stand up the next. Kennedy skyrocketed to fame ...more
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Stephen A. Schwarzman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 72
Stephen Allen Schwarzman is an American business magnate and financier. He is the chairman and CEO of the Blackstone Group, a global private equity and financial advisory firm he established in ...more
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David O. Selznick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 63 (1902-1965)
David O. Selznick was an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known for producing Gone with the Wind and Rebecca, both earning him an Academy Award for Best Picture.
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Bam Margera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
age 39
Brandon Cole "Bam" Margera is an American professional skateboarder, actor, musician, and stunt performer. He came to prominence after appearing in MTV's Jackass crew. He has since ...more
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Eddie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Pennsylvania
Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)
Edwin Jack "Eddie" Fisher was an American entertainer. He was the most successful pop singles artist of the first half of the 1950s, selling millions of records and hosting his own TV ...more