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Some Famous Buckeyes

Harold Anderson, Maumee. He founded The Andersons in Maumee in 1947.

Halle Berry, Cleveland. An Academy Award actress and model who starred in a number of movies.

Erma Bombeck, Dayton. She wrote a daily humor column called "At Wit's End."

Bill Boyd, Cambridge. He was better known as Hopalong Cassidy. He played the character in 66 movies.

Charles Burchfield, Ashtabula Harbor. A painter who broke the regionalist mode, while still painting subjects near home.

Doris Day, Cincinnati. The singer parlayed her beautiful voice into a successful movie career.

Phyllis Diller, Lima. The comedian-actress got her start on Groucho Marx's game show You Bet Your Life.

Hugh Downs, Akron. He was a former co-anchor on 20/20.

Jamie Farr, Toledo. The actor starred as Maxwell Klinger on M*A*S*H.

Clark Gable, Cadiz. The star of Gone With The Wind was in more than 90 films.

Lillian Gish, Springfield. She was the star of the silent film industry.

Zane Grey, Zanesville. The westerns novelist wrote 54 books.

Robert Henri, Cincinnati. The painter believed artistic rules stifled creativity.

Bob Hope, Cleveland. He is one of the best known comedians of all time.

Charles F. Kettering, Loudonville. He invented the self-starting automobile ignition system.

Kennesaw Mountain Landis, Millville. He was the first commissioner of baseball.

Maya Lin, Athens. She designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Dean Martin, Steubenville. The singer, actor, comedian was a member of the Rat Pack and Jerry Lewis' sidekick in the movies.

Paul Newman, Cleveland. An Academy Award winning actor, movie star, who created his own nonprofit food line.

Jack Nicklaus, Columbus. The golfing great set all the standards for future stars.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair, Rossford. The atheist led drive to ban prayer in schools.

Jesse Owens, Cleveland. He was one of the best track and field athletes in history.

Norman Vincent Peale, Bowersville. The author wrote The Power of Positive Thinking.

Eddie Rickenbacker, Columbus. He was a WW I ace and later the first president of Eastern Airlines.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Columbus. He won the Pulitzer Prize in history for The Age of Jackson in 1946.

Donalee L. Tabern, Bowling Green. The inventor's research led to many sleep-producing drugs.

Steven Spielberg, Cincinnati. Hollywood's best-known director directed Jaws and ET: The Extra-Terrestrial.

Pete Rose, Cincinnati. Charlie Hustle became baseball's all-time hits leader with 4,256.

William Tecumseh Sherman, Lancaster. The Union general is best known for his march through Atlanta.

Janet Taylor Spence, Toledo. The psychologist developed the Taylor Manifest Anxiety Scale.

Roger Staubach, Silverton. He quarterbacked the Dallas Cowboys to victories in Super Bowls VI and XII.

George Steinbrenner, Rocky River. The longtime owner of the New York Yankees made his fortune running the American Shipbuilding Co. in Cleveland.

Gloria Steinem, Toledo. The writer and political activist led the feminist movement in the 1960s.

Art Tatum, Toledo. He was a leading jazz pianist in the 1930s.

Ted Turner, Cincinnati. The Atlanta Braves owner established CNN and Turner Broadcasting System.

Paul Warfield, Warren. The all-pro wide receiver led the Miami Dolphins to a perfect season in 1972.

Brand Whitlock, Urbana. The journalist and lawyer served four terms as Toledo mayor (1906-1914).

Cy Young, Gilmore. The pitcher won 511 games during a 21-year career.

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