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Famous People From Pennsylvania

Updated April 24, 2020 69.4k views1.1k items

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.

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

    BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant

    Dec. at 41 (1978-2020)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Sharon Stone

    BirthplaceMeadville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Tina Fey

    Tina Fey

    Age: 50

    BirthplaceUpper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Grace Kelly

    Grace Kelly

    Dec. at 53 (1929-1982)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Chris Matthews

    BirthplaceSomerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Seth Green

    Seth Green

    Age: 46

    BirthplaceOverbrook Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Seth Benjamin Green (born February 8, 1974) is an American actor, voice artist, producer,... more on Wikipedia

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    Dennis Miller

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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    Noam Chomsky

    BirthplaceEast Oak Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Kate Gosselin

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Adam Goldstein

    Adam Goldstein

    Dec. at 36 (1973-2009)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Billie Holiday

    Billie Holiday

    Dec. at 44 (1915-1959)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Eleanora Fagan (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959), better known as Billie Holiday, was an... more on Wikipedia

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    Jack Klugman

    Jack Klugman

    Age: Died at 90 (1922-2012)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 14
    Stan Musial

    Stan Musial

    Dec. at 93 (1920-2013)

    BirthplaceDonora, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Samuel Barber

    Samuel Barber

    Dec. at 71 (1910-1981)

    BirthplaceWest Chester, Pennsylvania

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    Jack Palance

    Jack Palance

    Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)

    BirthplaceHazle Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 17
    Billy Barty

    Billy Barty

    Dec. at 76 (1924-2000)

    BirthplaceMillsboro, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, USA

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    Janet Gaynor

    Janet Gaynor

    Dec. at 78 (1906-1984)

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Sam Wood

    Sam Wood

    Dec. at 65 (1884-1949)

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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    Olive Thomas

    Olive Thomas

    Dec. at 26 (1894-1920)

    BirthplaceCharleroi, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • 21
    Jamie Kennedy

    BirthplaceUSA, Upper Darby, Pennsylvania

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    Stephen A. Schwarzman

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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  • 23
    David O. Selznick

    David O. Selznick

    Dec. at 63 (1902-1965)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    David O. Selznick (May 10, 1902 – June 22, 1965) was an American film producer, screenwriter... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Bam Margera

    BirthplaceWest Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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    Eddie Fisher

    Eddie Fisher

    Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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