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Famous People from Wisconsin
Biographies, Famous People from Wisconsin
Don Ameche (1908 - 1993) Actor who won
an Academy Award for his performance in
Cocoon; born in Kenosha.
Richard I. Bong (1920 -
1945)America's leading air ace during World
War II; born in Superior.
Seymour Cray (1925 - 1996) Developed
the super-computer; born in Chippewa Falls.
August Derleth (1909 - 1971) Author;
born in Sauk City.
Eric Heiden (1958 - ) Five-time gold
medallist speed skater of the 1980 Winter
Olympics; born in Madison.
Harry Houdini (1874 - 1926) Famous
magician and escape artist; from Appleton.
Pee Wee King (1914 - 2000) Singer and
an important figure in country music; born in
Liberace (1919 - 1987) Famous
musician ;born in West Allis.
Douglas MacArthur (1880 - 1964)
Well-known WWII and Korean war general; lived
Golda Meir (1898 - 1978) Israelís
first woman prime minister; raised in
Tom Snyder (1936 - ) Radio
talk-show host; born in Milwaukee.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 - 1959)
America's most famous architect; born in
Tom Wopat (1951 - ) Played Luke
Duke in the hit television series, "Dukes Of
Hazard"; born on a small dairy farm in Lodi.
Gene Wilder (1935 - ) Actor made
famous in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate
Factory; born in Milwaukee.
Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867 - 1957)
Author of the Little House books;born in
More Famous People of
- Roy Chapman Andrews naturalist and
- John Bardeen inventor, Madison
- Carrie Catt woman suffragist, Ripon
- Ellen Corby actress, Racine
- William Defoe actort, Appleton
- Tyne Daly actress, Madison
- Jeanne Dixon seer, Medford
- Chris Farley actor, Madison
- Zona Gale author, Portage
- Woody Herman band leader, Milwaukee
- Loretta Sell Hildegarde singer,
- Thomas Hulce actor, Whitewater
- George F. Kennan diplomat,
- Robert La Follette politician,
- Allen Ludden tv host, Mineral Point
- Alfred Lunt actor, Milwaukee
- Frederic March actor, Racine
- Jackie Mason comedian, Sheboygan
- Charles and John Ringling circus
- Pat O'Brien actor, Milwaukee
- Georgia O'Keeffe painter, Sun
Les Paul musician, Waukesha
- Amy Pietz actress, Oak Creek
- Charlotte Rae actress, Milwaukee
- William H. Rehnquist jurist,
- Gena Rowlands actress, Cambria
- Spencer Tracy actor, Milwaukee
Bob Uecker baseball player,
- Thorstein Veblen economist, Cato
- Orson Welles actor and producer,
- Thornton Wilder author, Madison
- Charles Winninger actor, Athen
- Frank Lloyd Wright architect,
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