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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