Famous People Born In Lexington

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George Clooney
(Actor Best Known for His TV Series 'ER' and Films: 'Syriana' and 'Ocean's Eleven' Trilogy)
George Clooney
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Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Multiple award winning actor, producer, writer and director, George Clooney rose to fame with a medical drama ER and has since then established himself as a bigtime star with movies like Syriana, Good Night, and Good Luck and Ocean's Eleven trilogy. The living legend is also known for his humanitarian work and support to numerous social and political causes.
 2 
Christopher Stapleton
(Named ‘Artist-Songwriter Of the Decade’ by ACM)
Christopher Stapleton
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries

Five-time Grammy-winning country artist Chris Stapleton is best known for hits such as Parachute. He has also co-written tracks such as Kenny Chesney's Never Wanted Nothing More. Before going solo, he was part of the bands The SteelDrivers and The Jompson Brothers. His music blends country with bluegrass and soul.

 3 
Jim Varney
(Actor and Comedian Best Known for His Broadly Comedic Role as ‘Ernest P. Worrell’)
Jim Varney
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Birthdate: June 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 10, 2000
Jim Varney is best known for playing the iconic character Ernest Worrell in countless commercials, and later in a movie franchise, and a series named Hey, Vern, It's Ernest!, which earned him an Emmy. He also appeared in The Beverly Hillbillies and voiced Slinky Dog in the Toy Story films.
 4 
Tinashe Kachingwe
(Her Single "2 On" featuring 'Schoolboy Q' Reached Number One on The Rhythmic Airplay Chart)
Tinashe Kachingwe
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Tinashe started as a child actor, appearing as a motion-capture model in The Polar Express and as Robin Wheeler in Out of Jimmy's Head. She later began performing with The Stunners. She has delivered Billboard-charting hits such as 2 On and has collaborated with the likes of Britney Spears.
 5 
Tyson Gay
(American Track and Field Sprinter)
Tyson Gay
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo

Born into an athletic family, Tyson Gay naturally developed an interest in sports. One of the fastest sprinters in both the 100m and the 200m categories, he was part of the 2016 Olympic relay team that was stripped of its medal for breaking game rules.

 6 
Mary Todd Lincoln
(Wife of Former US President Abraham Lincoln and the First Lady of the United States (1861 - 1865))
Mary Todd Lincoln
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 16, 1882

Mary Todd Lincoln was the wife of Abraham Lincoln. She played an important role during the American Civil War as she worked hard to keep the morale of the country high throughout the war. Mary invariably finds a place in stories and biographies written about Abraham Lincoln as she was seated next to him when he was killed.

 7 
Kevin Richardson
(American Singer and Actor)
Kevin Richardson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Melissa McBride
(Actress)
Melissa McBride
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Birthdate: May 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Robert Kirkman
(Comic Book Writer Best Known for His Works: 'Invincible', 'The Walking Dead' and 'Outcast')
Robert Kirkman
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Birthdate: November 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Robert Kirkman is an American writer who is credited with co-creating several comic book series, such as The Walking Dead, Ultimate X-Men, Marvel Zombies, Irredeemable Ant-Man, and Invincible. In 2020, Kirkman's overall achievement earned him a special award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.
 10 
Thomas Hunt Morgan
(Geneticist)
Thomas Hunt Morgan
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 25, 1866
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 4, 1945

Thomas Hunt Morgan was an evolutionary biologist, geneticist, and embryologist. He won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933. He worked extensively on the role that the chromosome plays in heredity and demonstrated that genes are carried on chromosomes. In his later career, he established the division of biology at the California Institute of Technology. 

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John C. Breckinridge
(14th Vice President of the United States (1857 - 1861))
John C. Breckinridge
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 16, 1821
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 17, 1875

From being the youngest vice-president of the United States to joining the Confederate Army during the American civil war, John Breckinridge was a controversial figure in politics. While he was regarded as a shrewd military commander, the former Democratic Congressman was considered a traitor in the northern region. He fled the US after the Civil War but later on returned.

 12 
Rubi Rose
(Rapper, Model)
Rubi Rose
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
 13 
Kelly Craft
(Businessperson, Politician)
Kelly Craft
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
 14 
Michael Herr
(Writer and war correspondent, known as the author of Dispatches (1977))
Michael Herr
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 23, 2016
 15 
Josh Hopkins
(Actor)
Josh Hopkins
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Birthdate: September 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 16 
David Akers
(American football player)
David Akers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Jedrick Wills
(American football player)
Jedrick Wills
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 18 
Richard Hell
(Singer)
Richard Hell
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Damaris Phillips
(Chef who won the ninth season of the Food Network television series Food Network Star)
Damaris Phillips
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: December 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Shelvin Mack
(Basketball player)
Shelvin Mack
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 21 
Davey Moore
(Boxer)
Davey Moore
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 25, 1963
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Tyler Clippard
(Baseball Player)
Tyler Clippard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Jack Givens
(Basketball Player)
Jack Givens
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 24 
Dermontti Dawson
(American Football Player)
Dermontti Dawson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
 25 
William Wells Brown
(Abolitionist lecturer, novelist, playwright, and historian)
William Wells Brown
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 15, 1814
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 6, 1884
 26 
Elizabeth Hardwick
(Literary critic)
Elizabeth Hardwick
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Birthdate: July 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 2, 2007
 27 
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
(Politician)
Francis Preston Blair, Jr.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 19, 1821
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 8, 1875
 28 
Mrs. Leslie Carter
(Actress)
Mrs. Leslie Carter
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Birthdate: June 10, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 13, 1937
 29 
Sophonisba Breckinridge
(American Educator, Activist and Social Reformer Who Led the Social-Work Education Movement in the United States)
Sophonisba Breckinridge
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 1, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 30, 1948

Apart from being a prominent Progressive Era social reformer, Sophonisba Breckinridge also created history by becoming the first female to be named to the Kentucky bar and the first woman PhD holder in political science and economics at the University of Chicago. She also launched the journal Social Service Review.

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Frank Kornet
(Basketball player)
Frank Kornet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Ben Sollee
(Singer)
Ben Sollee
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 32 
Alfred Francis Russell
(Politician)
Alfred Francis Russell
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1817
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 4, 1884
 33 
Tamara McKinney
(American Former Alpine Ski Racer)
Tamara McKinney
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Gene Robinson
(Former Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire)
Gene Robinson
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Birthdate: May 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini

Gene Robinson is an American former bishop associated with the Episcopal Church. Gene Robinson is renowned for being the first openly gay man to be consecrated as a bishop in a prominent Christian denomination. His life and career have been the subject of articles in print media and films.

 35 
Elizabeth Harrison
(Educator)
Elizabeth Harrison
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 1, 1849
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 31, 1927
 36 
Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
(Poet)
Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 11, 1836
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 22, 1919