Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicOther - Entertainment · 1 decade ago

What famous people are from Rhode Island.. like born there?

and what are they famous 4

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The following is a list of Famous People from Rhode Island

    * Robert Aldrich, film director, born in Cranston

    * Harry Anderson, comedian, born in Newport

    * Rocco Baldelli, professional baseball player for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, born in Woonsocket\

    * Bryan Berard, Professional Hockey Player, Woonsocket

    * Ambrose Burnside, Rhode Island Governor, Senator, and Civil War General

    * Ruth Buzzi, actress in 1960s TV program Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, born in Westerly

    * John Cafferty, lead singer of John Caffetry And The Beaver Brown Band, Narragansett

    * Keith Carney, Professional Hockey player, Pawtucket

    * Charles V. Chapin, pioneering epidemiologist and a forefather of the public health movement, Providence

    * Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, Jr., former mayor of Providence

    * Mike Cloud, running back for the 3-time Super Bowl champions the New England Patriots, Portsmouth

    * George M. Cohan, dramatist, born in Providence

    * Nicholas Colasanto, actor who played Coach Ernie Pantusso on Cheers, Westerly

    * Bill Conti, film composer (Rocky, The Right Stuff)

    * Jill Craybas, professional women's tennis player, born in Providence

    * Mark Cutler, lead singer of The Raindogs (Atlantic Records) and The Schemers

    * Vin Di Bona, creator of America's Funniest Home Videos, born in Central Falls

    * Nelson Eddy, entertainer, born in Providence

    * Eileen Farrell, opera singer, grew up in Woonsocket

    * Bobby Farrelly, writer, director born in Cumberland

    * Peter Farrelly, writer, director born in Cumberland

    * Shane Collins, writer, director; resident of Chepachet

    * Brad Faxon, professional golfer, raised in Barrington

    * Claire Waters Ferguson, first woman president of the United States Figure Skating Association

    * Billy Gilman, Country singer, born in Hope Valley

    * Spalding Gray, writer, actor born in Barrington

    * Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War general, second in command to Washington, born in Potowomut, Warwick

    * Peter Griffin, mail room clerk, Pawtucket Brewery)

    * Seth MacFarlane, Creator of "Family Guy" and "American Dad" attended RISD

    * Shephard Fairey, Famous urban artist most known for his OBEY the GIANT works. Attended RISD

    * Bobby Hackett, trumpet player, born in Providence

    * Richard Hatch, First winner of American Survivor, resident of Newport

    * David Hartman, television newscaster, born in Pawtucket

    * Gabby Hartnett, professional baseball player, Woonsocket

    * David Hedison, actor in film, television and theater, born in Providence

    * Kristin Hersh, with half-sister Tanya Donelly and Rogers High School schoolmate David Narcizo: founding members of the band Throwing Muses

    * Raymond Mathewson Hood, Architect of Rockefeller Center, born in Pawtucket

    * Ruth Hussey, actress, born in Providence

    * Richard Jenkins, actor, although born in Illinois, resided in Rhode Island for years as director of the state's Trinity Repertory Theater.

    * Jeff Jillson, Professional Hockey player, North Smithfield

    * Van Johnson, entertainer, born in Newport

    * Galway Kinnell - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet; Providence, RI

    * Paul Konerko, professional baseball player for the Chicago White Sox, born in Pawtucket

    * Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning author; South Kingstown, RI

    * Napoleon Lajoie, Hall of Fame baseball player, born in Woonsocket, RI

    * Clem Labine, baseball player (Brooklyn Dodgers), born in RI

    * Jesse Leach, former lead singer of Killswitch Engage and current lead singer of Seemless, resides on the Cranston/Providence border

    * Irving R. Levine, journalist and foreign correspondent, born in Pawtucket

    * Davey Lopes, baseball player, born in East Providence

    * H. P. Lovecraft, horror writer, Providence, RI

    * Peter Manfredo, Jr., TV series The Contender 2nd place finalist, Federal Hill, Providence

    * Jason Marsden, actor, born in Providence

    * Debra Messing, actress, raised in East Greenwich, RI

    * Edwin O'Connor, Pulitzer Prize novelist, grew up in the state.

    * Oliver Hazard Perry, naval officer, born in South Kingstown

    * David Rawlings, Musician,Producer, born in North Smithfield.

    * David Reo, Writer/Blues Guitarist, Cranston

    * Don Reo, TV Producer, Cranston

    * Hank Soar, NFL player, major league baseball umpire and NBA coach, born in Alton, later a Providence resident

    * Gilbert Stuart, painter, born in Saunderstown

    * Mena Suvari, actress, born in Newport

    * Meredith Vieira, television personality, born in East Providence

    * Abraham Whipple, prominent naval commander during the American Revolution

    * Roger Williams (theologian), co-founder of colony and early proponent of religious freedom and separation of church and state

    * James Woods, film actor, Warwick

  • bonyai
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    3 years ago

    Famous People From Rhode Island

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    4 years ago

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  • 6 years ago

    Michael sylvia

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    4 years ago

    john gotti, frank gotti and carmine gotti. aka the gotti boys or the hotti gottis.

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    3 years ago

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