Often grouped along with New York and New Jersey as a part of the tristate area, Connecticut occupies the southernmost area of the New England region among the northeastern United States. It is named after River Connecticut, whose name traces back to a word meaning ‘long tidal river’. With Hartford as its capital and Bridgeport as its most populous state, it is often referred to as ‘The Constitution State’ or even ‘The Nutmeg State’. Although it is 3rd smallest by area, it is the fourth most densely populated state. Many famous ‘Connecticuters’ have made it huge internationally, in several spheres of life. Famous authors and writers such as Suzanne Collins, Stephenie Meyer and Noah Webster all were born in the state of Connecticut. The state is well-known for creating athletes such as Walter Camp, Rajai David, Ryan Gomes, Matt Harvey and Willie Pep. So many famous entertainers and actors such as Meg Ryan, Seth MacFarlane, Christopher Llyod, Katherine Heigl and Richard Belzer are originally from Connecticut. We are quite certain that you will be surprised to know all the other prominent legends who were born in and who started their journey to success from Connecticut.
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06 July 1946

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26 October 1973

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16 October 1977

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19 November 1961

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24 September 1976

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26 August 1988

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19 June 1964

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22 October 1938

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26 February 1953

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06 August 1917

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06 June 1967

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02 June 1978

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24 January 1917

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14 January 1741

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(Actress)

06 December 1972

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(Singer)

26 August 1986

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(Actress)

05 March 1970

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(Actress)

22 July 1936

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(Actor)

13 April 1976

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(Actor)

13 July 1928

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(YouTuber, Vlogger)

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(Actor)

01 July 1976

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(Actor)

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(Political Activist, Attorney)

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04 August 1944

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(TV Anchor)

31 March 1985

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(PR Consultant)

21 October 1988

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(Portrait Photographer)

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(Actress, Photographer)

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(Model & Actress)

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(Actor)

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(Actress)

22 June 1964

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(Director, Actress)

15 September 1962

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27 January 1942

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08 September 1971

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(Actor, Producer)

20 September 1968

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(American Martyr)

06 June 1755

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(Actor)

07 December 1923

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(Actress)

04 June 1907

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(Engineer)

23 June 1943

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(Actress)

28 April 1967

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(Television writer)

10 August 1962

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(Inventor)

19 July 1814

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(Music Critic, YouTuber, Vlogger)

28 October 1985

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(Actor)

29 September 1962

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(Revolutionary War Hero)

21 January 1738

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(Business Woman)

04 July 1920

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(Actress)

08 September 1957

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(Casting Director)

08 February 1944

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(Actress)

05 January 1953

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(Actor)

01 July 1970

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(Investor & Investment Broker)

23 March 1963

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(Landscape Architect)

26 April 1822

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(Actress)

10 August 1952

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(Writer)

03 July 1860

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(Politician & Civil Rights Activist)

29 November 1908

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(Pediatrician and Political Activist)

02 May 1903

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(Lexicographer)

16 October 1758

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Elyse KnoxElyse Knox
(Actress)

14 December 1917

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(Voice Actor)

06 May 1916

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Gary MerrillGary Merrill
(Actor)

02 August 1915

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(Scientist)

16 June 1902

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(News Anchor)

25 September 1973

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(Composer)

20 October 1874

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(Clergyman, Preacher & Abolitionist)

24 June 1813

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(Music Executive and TV Personality)

04 August 1977

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(Fitness Trainer)

28 June 1975

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(CEO of General Motors Corporation)

23 May 1875

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(Film Director, Producer)

18 December 1911

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05 August 1985

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