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Famous People From Pittsburgh

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

List ranges from George Benson to Matt Lundy and more.

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

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Dennis Michael Miller (born November 3, 1953) is an American talk show host, political...  more

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  • Gillian Jacobs

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Gillian MacLaren Jacobs (; born October 19, 1982) is an American actress. She is known for...  more

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  • Joe Manganiello

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Beth Ostrosky Stern

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Beth Ostrosky Stern (born July 15, 1972) is an American actress, author, model, and animal...  more
  • 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
  • Jodi Applegate

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, USA

    Jodi Applegate (born May 2, 1964) is an American broadcast journalist. She served as an...  more
  • Dan Marino

    Dan Marino

    Age: 54

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. (born September 15, 1961) is an American former football...  more

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  • Charles Grodin

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Charles Grodin (born April 21, 1935) is an American actor, comedian, author, and former...  more

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  • Stephanie Kwolek

    Stephanie Kwolek

    Dec. at 91 (1923-2014)

    BirthplaceNew Kensington, Pennsylvania

    Stephanie Louise Kwolek (July 31, 1923 – June 18, 2014) was an American chemist who is known...  more


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  • Frank Gorshin

    Frank Gorshin

    Dec. at 72 (1933-2005)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Frank John Gorshin Jr. (April 5, 1933 – May 17, 2005) was an American character actor,...  more

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  • James Irwin

    James Irwin

    Dec. at 61 (1930-1991)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    James Benson "Jim" Irwin (March 17, 1930 – August 8, 1991) (Col, USAF) was an American...  more
  • Jim Kelly

    Jim Kelly

    Age: 55

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    James Edward Kelly (born February 14, 1960) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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  • Richard Mellon Scaife

    Richard Mellon Scaife

    Dec. at 82 (1932-2014)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Richard Mellon Scaife (; July 3, 1932 – July 4, 2014) was an American billionaire, a principal...  more
  • Gertrude Stein

    Gertrude Stein

    Dec. at 72 (1874-1946)

    BirthplaceAllegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright,...  more

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  • Kiel Martin

    Dec. at 46 (1944-1990)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Kiel Urban Mueller (July 26, 1944 – December 28, 1990), known professionally as Kiel Martin,...  more
  • Terry Hart

    Terry Hart

    Age: 73

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Terry Jonathan "T.J." Hart (Pittsburgh, October 27, 1946 ) is an American mechanical and...  more
  • Gregory Nicotero

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Gregory Nicotero (born March 15, 1963) is an American special make-up effects creator,...  more
  • William Alfred Fowler

    William Alfred Fowler

    Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    William Alfred Fowler (August 9, 1911 – March 14, 1995) was an American nuclear physicist,...  more
  • Maurice Costello

    Maurice Costello

    Dec. at 73 (1877-1950)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Maurice George Costello (February 22, 1877 – October 29, 1950) was a prominent American...  more
  • Syreeta Wright

    Syreeta Wright

    Dec. at 58 (1946-2004)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Syreeta Wright (August 3, 1946 – July 6, 2004), who recorded professionally under the single...  more
  • Girl Talk

    Girl Talk

    Age: 38

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Gregg Michael Gillis (born October 26, 1981), known by the stage name Girl Talk, is an...  more

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  • Kevin Peter Hall

    Kevin Peter Hall

    Dec. at 36 (1955-1991)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Kevin Peter Hall (May 9, 1955 – April 10, 1991) was an American actor best known for his roles...  more

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  • Madalyn Murray O'Hair

    Madalyn Murray O'Hair

    Dec. at 76 (1919-1995)

    BirthplaceBeechview, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Madalyn Murray O'Hair (née Mays; April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995) was an American activist...  more
  • Jerry Stahl

    BirthplacePittsburgh, USA, Pennsylvania

    Jerry Stahl (born September 28, 1953) is an American novelist and screenwriter. He is best...  more
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    Scott Bernard Amedure was an American murder victim who was fatally shot after revealing on...  more