World fame?

Discussion in 'General OFF TOPIC' started by T wrecks, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. T wrecks

    T wrecks Junior Member

    988
    28
    2
    Who in your local area is world famous, and I mean "world famous", not just in your state or country? The only two I know of in the entertainment field from my local region are the late Steve Irwin, and singer, Keith Urban. The other from the coast here,being from politics,our Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, although I don't think he's that well known overseas?
     
  2. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

    472
    26
    1
    Being from Jersey there's more than I can think of.I'll start with Springsteen and Sinatra.You don't get more famous than that!
     
  3. Jammr

    Jammr Active Member

    195
    26
    0
    I think we could add John Bon Jovi, Bruce Willis and Jon Stewart to that Jersey list, although I'm not sure about Stewart. Certainly Bon Jovi and Willis are known worldwide.
     
  4. The4opps1

    The4opps1 Junior Member

    646
    28
    2
    If memory serves, Michael landon of "Bonanza" and "Little House on the Prarie" fame came from Collingswood, NJ. Also, Merle Streep is from the Bernardsville area...
     
  5. rhino

    rhino Banned

    297
    0
    0
    im origanaly from dixon il now im about 15 miles away. dixon is ronald reagans home town. got to meet him there in 1989. if being the leader of the free world doesnt get you recognized nothing will.
     
  6. rkf09fxdb

    rkf09fxdb Member

    61
    16
    0
    Close to where I'm from, let see, country star Waylon Jennings was born in Littlefield, TX (30 miles of me and where I was born also) and Buddy Holly was from Lubbock, TX. (70 miles from me). And the guy that played Matt Houston on TV Lee Horsley was born in Muleshoe, TX (Where I work and grew up).
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

    3,270
    48
    2
    Lets see here in music we got

    Bob Seger
    Ted Nugent
    Alice Cooper
    Kid Rock

    Movies

    Jeff Danials


    cant think of anymore at thsi time
     
  8. bwalsh22

    bwalsh22 Junior Member

    756
    28
    3
    Boxer is from Easton, PA directly, has a restaurant here, where I had the lucky opportunity of meeting him, as he likes to eat and drink at his own place. Place is called Ringside off 611 in Easton, PA...The name Larry Holmes
     
  9. jloomis19

    jloomis19 Active Member

    128
    26
    0
    Idk if you could consider him world famous....But Kevin Martin (KMart), plays in the NBA for the Sacramento Kings, he was born and raised here in Zanesville, Ohio.
     
  10. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

    1,456
    46
    0
    Chuck Berry, Ike and Tina Turner, Michael McDonald, John Goodman, Cedric (The Entertainer) Antonio Kyles, Rapper Nelly, Buddy Epson. Just to name a few.