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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:46 PM

The most famous person from each state.

Guess they didn't include politicians.

https://littlethings.com/lifestyle/famous-person-by-state/3410896-2

Some of these I'm having a hard time swallowing, particularly:

Florida - Sidney Poitier (Burt Reynolds, easily)
Maryland - John Waters (Babe Ruth, easily)
Minnesota - Judy Garland (tough one, but I think Prince beats her out)
Oregon - Beverly Cleary (how about River Phoenix, instead?)
South Carolina - Eartha Kitt (no, it's Dizzy Gillespie)
Virginia - Patsy Cline (nope, that would be Ella Fitzgerald or Edgar Allen Poe)

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Reply The most famous person from each state. (Original post)
Goodheart Apr 12 OP
Bayard Apr 12 #1
Goodheart Apr 12 #3
Bayard Apr 13 #27
ColinC Apr 12 #2
LakeArenal Apr 12 #4
Goodheart Apr 12 #9
House of Roberts Apr 12 #5
Goodheart Apr 12 #8
Sneederbunk Apr 12 #6
Goodheart Apr 12 #12
MLAA Apr 12 #7
CurtEastPoint Apr 12 #10
Goodheart Apr 12 #11
CurtEastPoint Apr 12 #13
First Speaker Apr 12 #14
rurallib Apr 12 #20
GPV Apr 12 #15
Diamond_Dog Apr 12 #16
Goodheart Apr 12 #18
CincyDem Apr 12 #17
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #24
Buckeye_Democrat Apr 12 #25
IA8IT Apr 12 #19
Evergreen Emerald Apr 12 #21
Coventina Apr 13 #30
Fla Dem Apr 12 #22
Wounded Bear Apr 13 #28
Fla Dem Apr 12 #23
skypilot Apr 12 #26
Coventina Apr 13 #29

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:51 PM

1. I would agree with Kentucky's

Muhammad Ali. Much better than Colonel Sanders or Mitch (ugh) McConnell.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:53 PM

3. Kentucky has the most famous person of all time!

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:32 AM

27. G.O.A.T.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:52 PM

2. Garland was 4 when she moved to Lancaster, CA

Is it really fair to say she is from Minnesota when she grew up in California?

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:55 PM

4. Illinois not Abe Lincoln? 🙄

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:03 PM

9. I think they excluded politicians.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 03:57 PM

5. For Alabama,

I'll go with Hank Aaron over Hank Williams.

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Response to House of Roberts (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:02 PM

8. I thought of that as well, but Hank Williams certainly was huge.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:01 PM

6. Bob Dylan beats both Judy Garland and Prince easily.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:11 PM

12. Gonna have to agree.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:01 PM

7. Can't argue with my home state, Linda Ronstadt 🙂

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:08 PM

10. proud to have Ray Charles as our guy. 'Sing the song, children...'

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:11 PM

11. You also have Julia Roberts, I think.

Ray Charles was the BEST singer ever.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:17 PM

13. OMG I am embarrassed to have forgotten Julia!

One of my favorite scenes: (language)

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:29 PM

14. Cher for California? Over, say, Jack London, John Steinbeck...

...a whole galaxy of movie stars--if this is *residents*, and not people born there--Hearst, Tom Brady, Bing Crosby, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson, and God knows who else?

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Response to First Speaker (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:56 PM

20. yeah - that was a real reach and a half

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:29 PM

15. That's not Stephen King on Maine. Lol

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:38 PM

16. I'll take Ohio's

Paul Newman ....

Although we also have Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, LeBron James .....

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Response to Diamond_Dog (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:45 PM

18. Neil Armstrong wins.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:41 PM

17. Ohio - I would have thought Neil Armstrong over Paul Neuman. n/t

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:51 PM

24. Or a tie for the Wright Brothers, maybe. nt

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #17)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:54 PM

25. Or Thomas Edison! nt

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 04:54 PM

19. AARP survey? Picks by people older than me(68)??

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:47 PM

21. Kurt Cobain

Washington State.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #21)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:05 AM

30. Sir Mix-A-Lot!!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Apr 12, 2021, 08:49 PM

22. Contemporary movie famous people.

Lot more famous people than movie and tv stars.

Obviously a click bait site.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:56 AM

28. Aren't all of those "list" sites just for click bait?

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Mon Apr 12, 2021, 09:00 PM

26. I'd have given Montana to...

...David Lynch.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 10:05 AM

29. I'd have said Madonna for Michigan.

But all this stuff is subjective anyway....

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