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Famous People From Detroit

Famous People From Detroit

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Architects

Albert Kahn Corrado Parducci Gordon W. Lloyd Wirt C. Rowland Minoru Yamasaki

Businesspeople, industrialists, inventors
John Anthon, (1784-1863), born in Detroit, noted lawyer and author Steve Ballmer Richard Brown - founder of Net Ventures, Inc. (Cancernews.com) William Boeing George Gough Booth John De Lorean Dodge Brothers (John and Horace) William C. Durant Edsel Ford Edsel Ford II Henry Ford Henry Ford II William Clay Ford, Sr. William Clay Ford, Jr. Dan Gilbert Joseph L. Hudson Mike Ilitch Marian Bayoff Ilitch Peter Karmanos, Jr. Sebastian S. Kresge Henry M. Leland Oscar Mayer Elijah McCoy Tom Monaghan Roger Penske Heinz Prechter James E. Scripps James Vernor - creator of Vernor's ginger ale Michael J. Malik, Sr. Larry Page founder of Google

Government officials and politicians

James Blanchard Cora Brown Ella Bully-Cummings John Calder Lewis Cass John Conyers Thomas E. Dewey Kwame Kilpatrick John Dingell T. John Lesinski John N. Mitchell Frank Murphy Dorothy Comstock Riley Mitt Romney former Governor of Massachusetts and 2008 Republican Presidential candidate Coleman Young Carl Levin U.S. Senator from Michigan

Movie, radio, and television figures
Aaliyah Bill Bonds Byron Allen Tim Allen Paul W. Smith Elizabeth Berkley Selma Blair Jerry Bruckheimer Ellen Burstyn Bruce Campbell Kim Carson Seymour Cassel Francis Ford Coppola Roger Corman Dave Coulier Wally Cox Kristen Bell Pam Dawber Sherilyn Fenn Aretha Franklin The Green Hornet David Alan Grier Nicole Alexander Charlton Heston Ernie Hudson

Hughes Brothers (Albert and Allen Hughes) Tom Hulce Kim Hunter Darren James James Earl Jones Casey Kasem Richard Keil Brian Kelly (actor) David Patrick Kelly Neil LaBute Piper Laurie James Lipton The Lone Ranger Dick Martin Marshall Mathers (Eminem) Greg Mathis Ed McMahon Tim Meadows Angela Means (Actress in House Party 3 & Friday) Martin Milner Kenya Moore Harry Morgan Michael Moriarty Vincenzo Natali Denise Nicholas George Peppard Ryan M. Place Gilda Radner Sam Raimi Ted Raimi Joyce Randolph Della Reese Diana Ross Soupy Sales George C. Scott Tom Selleck Stirling Silliphant Tom Sizemore Tom Skerritt Danny Thomas Marlo Thomas Lily Tomlin Blair Underwood Courtney B. Vance Robert Wagner

Cynthia Watros Billy West Robin Williams John Witherspoon Naima Mora Obie Trice

Musicians and bands
Aaliyah Walls of Jericho Shadow Klan Jeff Mills Kevin Saunderson Geri Allen Factory 81 Anita Cochran Alice Coltrane Alice Cooper Mike Adrienna Kina Cosper Anita Baker Bizarre D12 Iggy Pop Iggy and the Stooges The Von Bondies Twiztid Blaze Ya Dead Homie Electric Six The Raconteurs Brendan Benson The Dirtbombs The Gories Adult. The Detroit Cobras Black Dahlia Murder Blade Icewood Lamont Dozier Aretha Franklin Glenn Frey Marvin Gaye Josh Gracin Berry Gordy Fred Hammond

Barry Harris Louis Hayes Joe Henderson Brian Holland Edward Holland Jr. James Jamerson Eminem Milt Jackson J Dilla Kid Rock Kalkaska Esham Yusef Lateef Lene Lovich Derrick May Madonna Ted Nugent Obie Trice Ray Parker Jr. Proof Suzi Quatro Mike Quatro Martha Reeves Smokey Robinson Diana Ross Royce Da 5'9" Asar Mitch Ryder Bob Seger Street Lordz J.D. Souther Sufjan Stevens Jason Stollsteimer Mark Tremonti Trick Trick Don Was Dinah Washington Margaret Whiting Jackie Wilson Jack White Meg White The White Stripes Stevie Wonder The Winans family Xzibit

The Clark Sisters Bump Cinematic Sunrise

Sports figures
Fred Arbanas Johnathon Banks Jerome Bettis Eric Bischoff Earl Blaik Gilbert Brown P.J. Brown Kevin Brooks Avery Brundage Henry Carr Ty Cobb Dave DeBusschere John Doherty Barbara Gilders-Dudeck Joe Dumars Willie "The Wisp" Fleming Delisa Walton-Floyd Larry Foote Kirk Gibson Fletcher Gilders Kevin Glenn Tayshaun Prince Richard Hamilton Chauncey Billups Iván Rodríguez Antonio Gates George Gervin Jerry Glanville Derian Hatcher Thomas Hearns Gordie Howe Pepper Johnson Al Kaline Ray Lane Mickey Lolich Joe Louis Mike Modano Lenda Murray Rhino

Sabu Kevin Nash Hal Newhouser Milt Pappas Benny Parsons Phil Parsons Sugar Ray Robinson Chris Sabin Barry Sanders Flip Saunders Alex Shelley Sgt. Slaughter John Smoltz Isiah Thomas Gary Waters Chris Webber Lorenzo Wright

Writers, novelists, poets
Mitch Albom Nelson Algren Ron Allen Harriette Arnow Jeffrey Eugenides Donald Goines Edgar Guest Robert Hayden Conrad Hilberry William Kienzle Elmore Leonard Philip Levine Thomas Lynch Ron Milner Joyce Carol Oates Dudley Randall John Sinclair Tariq Nasheed Christopher Paul Curtis Helen Zia

Others
George Bogle - minister and religious broadcaster

Sonny Bono - actor, singer, politician Christie Brinkley - model Ralph J. Bunche - political scientist and diplomat Jim Burke-Noted Boy Scout leader Ben Carson - noted neurosurgeon Wayne Dyer - psychologist and self-help guru Tyree Guyton - artist and founder Heidelberg Project Karl Haas (broadcaster) Tom Hayden - social and political activist, politician Jimmy Hoffa - Teamster Union president Charles Lindbergh - aviator Jackie Kallen - sports' first female manager Michael Kinsley - political journalist and commentator Tim LaHaye - minister, author, speaker; known for the Left Behind series. Alexander Macomb - commanding general of the United States Army from 1828 to 1841 Karen McDougal - model, Playboy Playmate Wallace Fard Muhammad - founder of the Nation of Islam James O'Barr - creator of the comic book series The Crow Freda Payne - African-American singer and actress Walter Reuther - labor leader Jeff Sachs, economist Betty Shabazz - widow of the late Malcolm X Nick Sousanis - editor-in-chief and co-founder of thedetroiter.com Brandi Williams - singer and actress Augustus B. Woodward - first chief justice of the Michigan Territory B. Joseph White - president of the University of Illinois, ex-president of the University of Michigan

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