Famous People Born In Hartford

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Katharine Hepburn
(The Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Katharine Hepburn
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Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 29, 2003

Katharine Hepburn served as the leading American actress for over six decades. She is regarded as an influential cultural figure and was included in the popular book Women Who Changed The World. Katharine Hepburn is also named in lists like 300 Women Who Changed the World, 100 Icons of the Century, and 200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons of All Time.

 2 
J. P. Morgan
(Financier)
J. P. Morgan
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 17, 1837
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 31, 1913
J.P. Morgan was an iconic figure of the economic boom of the Gilded Age and established the investment banking firm J.P. Morgan & Co. He also controlled companies such as U.S. Steel, General Electric, and AT&T. He prevented the American economy from collapsing during the Panic of 1907.
 3 
Jenna Dewan
(Actress, Dancer)
Jenna Dewan
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Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Brooke Burke
(Host of the 'E! Network' Travel Show 'Wild On!')
Brooke Burke
10
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Stephanie McMahon
(Retired Professional Wrestler, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of WWE)
Stephanie McMahon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

Stephanie McMahon is an American businesswoman. As the chief brand officer of WWE, McMahon contributes immensely to the development of the entertainment company. Also a popular wrestling personality, she often appears on WWE's SmackDown and Raw brands. She is considered one of the most powerful women in wrestling business around the world.

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Linda Evans
(Known primarily for her roles on television)
Linda Evans
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Birthdate: November 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 7 
Jeff Porcaro
(Former Drummer best known for his work with the rock band Toto, but is one of the most recorded session musicians, working on hundreds of albums and thousands of sessions)
Jeff Porcaro
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 5, 1992
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Stephenie Meyer
(Novelist Best Known for Writing the Vampire Romance Series 'Twilight')
Stephenie Meyer
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Best known for writing the Twilight series, a New York Times bestseller which has also been made into a hit film franchise, Stephenie Meyer made it to Time 100 in 2008. Initially a receptionist, she had planned to attend law school. She and her husband, Christiaan, were childhood friends

 9 
Mark McGrath
(Musician)
Mark McGrath
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Gene Pitney
(Singer-songwriter)
Gene Pitney
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 5, 2006
 11 
Eriq La Salle
(Actor)
Eriq La Salle
4
Birthdate: July 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Dominick Dunne
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 26, 2009
 13 
Andrew McCabe
(Attorney, Former FBI Deputy Director)
Andrew McCabe
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Pisces

Andrew McCabe is an American attorney. After joining the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1996 as a special agent, McCabe went on to serve as FBI's deputy director from 2016 to 2018. He also served as FBI's acting director for a brief period of time in 2017 following the dismissal of former Director, James Comey, by President Donald Trump.

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Ed Begley
(Actor)
Ed Begley
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Birthdate: March 25, 1901
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 28, 1970
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 15 
Samuel Colt
(American Inventor, Industrialist, and Businessman)
Samuel Colt
9
Birthdate: July 19, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 10, 1862
 16 
Steve Porcaro
(Keyboardist)
Steve Porcaro
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 2, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
 17 
Gary Merrill
1
Birthdate: August 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 5, 1990
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 18 
Dwight Freeney
(American Football Player)
Dwight Freeney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
 19 
Marcus Camby
(Basketball Player)
Marcus Camby
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 20 
Thomas Ian Griffith
(Best Known for Portraying 'Terry Silver' in the 1989 Film the 'Karate Kid Part III')
Thomas Ian Griffith
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Birthdate: March 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces

Thomas Ian Griffith is an American actor, writer, producer, and martial artist. He is best known for playing Terry Silver in the 1989 martial arts drama film The Karate Kid Part III. Thomas Ian Griffith is also renowned for his expertise in martial arts; he holds black belts in tae kwon do and kenpo karate.

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Julie Banderas
(News Anchor)
Julie Banderas
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Birthdate: September 25, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
Rebecca Lobo
(Basketball player)
Rebecca Lobo
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Birthdate: October 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 23 
Frederic Edwin Church
(Painter)
Frederic Edwin Church
1
Birthdate: May 4, 1826
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 7, 1900
 24 
Elyse Knox
(Actress)
Elyse Knox
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: December 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 16, 2012
 25 
August Coppola
(Academic)
August Coppola
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: October 27, 2009
 26 
Totie Fields
(Comedian)
Totie Fields
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Birthdate: May 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 2, 1978
Height: 4'10" (147 cm)
 27 
John Gregory Dunne
(Novelist)
John Gregory Dunne
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 30, 2003
 28 
Eric Mangini
(Football coach)
Eric Mangini
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 29 
Bill Rodgers
(American Runner, Olympian, and Former Record Holder in the Marathon)
Bill Rodgers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 23, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 30 
Mary Whiton Calkins
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Mary Whiton Calkins
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Birthdate: March 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 26, 1930
 31 
Rick Mahorn
(Basketball Player)
Rick Mahorn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 32 
Paul Bremer
(Diplomat)
Paul Bremer
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
 33 
Tim Boyle
(American football player)
Tim Boyle
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 34 
Raymond St. Jacques
(Actor)
Raymond St. Jacques
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Birthdate: March 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 27, 1990
 35 
Mike Kellin
(Actor, Military officer)
Mike Kellin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 26, 1983
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 36 
Elizabeth May
(Leader of the Green Party of Canada from 2006 to 2019)
Elizabeth May
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
 37 
Eugene Robinson
(American football player)
Eugene Robinson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 38 
William Gillette
(Actor)
William Gillette
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Birthdate: July 24, 1863
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 29, 1937
 39 
David Alan Basche
(Actor)
David Alan Basche
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Birthdate: August 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 40 
Sol Lewitt
(American Artist Known for His Wall Drawings in the 1960s)
Sol Lewitt
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Birthdate: September 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 8, 2007

Sol Lewitt was an American artist best remembered for his association with various movements, including minimalism and conceptual art. LeWitt was also prolific in drawing, printmaking, installation, photography, and painting. Since 1965, Lewitt has been the subject of several solo exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world. His life inspired a biography titled Sol LeWitt: A Life of Ideas.

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Arielle Dombasle
(Singer)
Arielle Dombasle
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Birthdate: April 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 42 
Christine Leunens
(Known for Bestselling Novels Such as 'Primordial Soup' and 'Caging Skies')
Christine Leunens
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn

American-born New Zealand-Belgian author Christine Leunens is best known for her bestselling novels such as Primordial Soup and Caging Skies, with the latter inspiring the critically acclaimed movie Jojo Rabbit. Interestingly, she had initially worked as a print model to fund her first book. She has also been a screenwriter.

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Stephen Cole Kleene
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher, University teacher)
Stephen Cole Kleene
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 25, 1994
 44 
John Carney
(American football player)
John Carney
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
 45 
George Nelson
(designer, architect)
George Nelson
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: May 29, 1908
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 5, 1986

One of the greatest American architects of the 20th century, George Nelson had spent a considerable part of his life as the design director at the furniture company Herman Miller. A pioneer of American modernism, he also specialized in metadesign. One of his most popular creations was the Sling Sofa.

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David Paul
(Actor, Television producer)
David Paul
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 8, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 6, 2020
 47 
Kevin Curran
(Screenwriter)
Kevin Curran
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Birthdate: February 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 25, 2016
 48 
Martha Bulloch Roosevelt
(Socialite)
Martha Bulloch Roosevelt
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 8, 1835
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 14, 1884
 49 
Edward Bennett Williams
(Attorney)
Edward Bennett Williams
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: August 13, 1988
 50 
Keith Closs
(Basketball Player)
Keith Closs
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)