Famous People From Illinois

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Illinois has always been famous for being one of the most progressive states in the whole of America. Known for its abundance in natural resources, agriculture and small scale industries, Illinois has been a favorite among American citizens and immigrants alike. Many eminent personalities, who are popular globally, are born in the state of Illinois. Former American presidents Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama are natives of Illinois. Several chapters have been written in history books about the glorious life of Abraham Lincoln. His journey from a humble environment to the White House has not just inspired millions of people around the world, but also has been the subject of a biopic. Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, has been praised for being a great orator and initiatives such as ‘ObamaCare’. Acclaimed rapper and singer Kanye West as well as singer R. Kelly, are a few other famous people who belong to this American state. Several chapters have been written about the legendary Abraham Lincoln’s life. Here are other famous celebrities who hail from the state of Illinois.
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 1 
Betty White
(Referred the 'First Lady of Television', She Holds the Record for the ‘Longest TV Career by a Female’)
Betty White
95
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 31, 2021
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 2 
Robin Williams
(Actor & Comedian Best Known for His Roles in 'Mork & Mindy ', 'Popeye' and 'Good Will Hunting')
Robin Williams
126
Birthdate: July 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: August 11, 2014
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Ronald Reagan
(40th President of the United States (1981-1989))
Ronald Reagan
81
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 5, 2004
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Juice WRLD
(Rapper)
Juice WRLD
241
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 8, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Walt Disney
(Pioneer of the American Animation Industry)
Walt Disney
67
Birthdate: December 5, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 15, 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Harrison Ford
(One of The Highest-Grossing Actors in North America)
Harrison Ford
72
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Bill Murray
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Deadpan Delivery)
Bill Murray
38
Birthdate: September 21, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Ernest Hemingway
(American Literary Icon Who Was Known for His Straightforward Prose & Use of Understatement)
Ernest Hemingway
62
Birthdate: July 21, 1899
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 2, 1961
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Dwyane Wade
(Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played as a Shooting Guard)
Dwyane Wade
42
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Richard Pryor
(Greatest Stand-Up Comedian of All-Time)
Richard Pryor
15
Birthdate: December 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 10, 2005
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Ray Kroc
(CEO of McDonald's (1967-1973))
Ray Kroc
41
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 5, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 14, 1984
 12 
Quincy Jones
(Musician and Second Most Oscar-Nominated African American)
Quincy Jones
33
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
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CM Punk
(American Professional Wrestler and Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
CM Punk
39
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 26, 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 14 
John Mulaney
(Stand-Up Comedian and Writer for the TV Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
John Mulaney
49
Birthdate: August 26, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Bobby Fischer
(American Chess Grandmaster and the Eleventh World Chess Champion)
Bobby Fischer
48
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 17, 2008
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Sam Shepard
12
Birthdate: November 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 27, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Cindy Crawford
(One of the Most Popular Supermodels During the 1980s and 1990s and a Ubiquitous Presence on Magazine Covers)
Cindy Crawford
16
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 18 
Ludacris
(Rapper & Actor Known for His Album ‘Incognegro’ and His Role in 'Fast & Furious' Series)
Ludacris
39
Birthdate: September 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Eddie Vedder
(Musician, Songwriter, Lead Vocalist and Guitarist of the Rock Band ‘Pearl Jam’)
Eddie Vedder
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 20 
Pat Sajak
( Host of the American Television Game Show 'Wheel of Fortune')
Pat Sajak
18
Birthdate: October 26, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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John Wayne Gacy
(Serial Killer & Sex Offender)
John Wayne Gacy
207
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 10, 1994
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Melissa McCarthy
(One of the Highest-Paid Actresses in the World)
Melissa McCarthy
48
Birthdate: August 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Charlton Heston
(Actor and Political Activist )
Charlton Heston
25
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 5, 2008
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 24 
Michelle Obama
(First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017)
Michelle Obama
258
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Gillian Anderson
51
Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 26 
Anthony Davis
(American Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as the Power Forward and Centre Positions)
Anthony Davis
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Emmett Till
(Victim of Racial Violence)
Emmett Till
28
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 28, 1955
Michael Clarke Duncan
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Birthdate: December 10, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 3, 2012
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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John Belushi
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Seven Original Cast Members of the Comedy Show 'Saturday Night Live')
John Belushi
23
Birthdate: January 24, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 5, 1982
 30 
Common
(Rapper)
Common
24
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Wyatt Earp
(American Lawman and Gambler Best Known for His Involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)
Wyatt Earp
22
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 19, 1848
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 13, 1929
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Chance the Rapper
(Rapper Known for His Mixtapes "Acid Rap," "10 Day" and "Coloring Book")
Chance the Rapper
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Chaka Khan
(Singer)
Chaka Khan
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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William Holden
(One of the Greatest Male Stars of Classical Hollywood Cinema)
William Holden
8
Birthdate: April 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 12, 1981
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Bob Odenkirk
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Portrayal of ‘Saul Goodman’ in the Series ‘Breaking Bad’ and its Spin-Off, ‘Better Call Saul’)
Bob Odenkirk
24
Birthdate: October 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Derrick Rose
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Derrick Rose
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
Mr. T
(Actor)
Mr. T
16
Birthdate: May 21, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Rock Hudson
(One of the Most Popular Movie Stars of His Time)
Rock Hudson
9
Birthdate: November 17, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 2, 1985
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Kathryn Hahn
(Best Known for Her Role as 'Lily Lebowski' in the NBC Crime Drama Series 'Crossing Jordan')
Kathryn Hahn
24
Birthdate: July 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Miles Davis
(Trumpeter and one of the Most Prominent Figures in the History of Jazz)
Miles Davis
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 28, 1991
 41 
Jennifer Hudson
(Singer & Actress Known for Her Role in the Musical 'Dreamgirls')
Jennifer Hudson
19
Birthdate: September 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Bernie Mac
(Actor and Comedian Known for His TV Series ‘The Bernie Mac Show’)
Bernie Mac
14
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: October 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: August 9, 2008
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Gina Rodriguez
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Jane Villanueva’ in the TV Series ‘Jane the Virgin’)
Gina Rodriguez
15
Birthdate: July 30, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 44 
Robert Wadlow
(Tallest Person Ever Known)
Robert Wadlow
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1918
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 15, 1940
Height: 8'11" (272 cm)
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Harold Ramis
(American actor)
Harold Ramis
11
Birthdate: November 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 24, 2014
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Hugh Hefner
(Founder of 'Playboy' Magazine)
Hugh Hefner
52
Birthdate: April 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 27, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Nick Offerman
(Actor, Comedian)
Nick Offerman
8
Birthdate: June 26, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 48 
John Cusack
(Actor Known for His Unconventional Roles)
John Cusack
19
Birthdate: June 28, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Ray Bradbury
(One of the Most Celebrated 20th-Century American Writers Known for His Novel 'Fahrenheit 451')
Ray Bradbury
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 5, 2012
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Mandy Patinkin
(Actor and Singer)
Mandy Patinkin
11
Birthdate: November 30, 1952
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)