Famous People From Rhode Island

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Situated in the New England region of the United States, Rhode Island is one of the least populous states in the entire North American continent. Books that speak in length about the great American civil war, definitely mention the ‘Battle of Rhode island’ episode, such is the historic significance of this state. Apart from its places of interest and rich history, the state has also been popular for being a home to several famous celebrities. Renowned music composer Wendy Carlos, famous American politicians Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse as well as singer/songwriter Tanya Donnelly are a few world famous celebrities who are originally from Rhode Island. Jack Reed, a member of the ‘Democratic Party’, has represented the American state in the ‘U.S House Of Representatives’ from 1991 to 1997. He also falls in the league of high profile politicians in the United States today. Scroll below to know the names of other famous people who hail from Rhode Island. A few of these names might take you by surprise.
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 1 
H. P. Lovecraft
(American Weird-Fiction Writer Known for Creating the Mythopoeia 'Cthulhu Mythos')
H. P. Lovecraft
27
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 15, 1937
 2 
Olivia Culpo
(Miss USA and Miss Universe 2012)
Olivia Culpo
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Mena Suvari
(Best Known for Starring in Films Like ‘American Beauty’ and ‘American Pie’)
Mena Suvari
14
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Harry Anderson
6
Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 16, 2018
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Pauly D
(Disc Jockey, TV Personality and Cast Member of MTV's Reality Show ‘Jersey Shore’)
Pauly D
23
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Damien Chazelle
(Director Known for His Films 'Whiplash' (2014), 'La La Land' (2016), and 'First Man' (2018))
Damien Chazelle
6
Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Miguel Cotto
(Puerto Rican Former Professional Boxer)
Miguel Cotto
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 8 
Shanna Moakler
(Model & Actress Know for Her Television Series 'Pacific Blue', 'Meet the Barkers')
Shanna Moakler
9
Birthdate: March 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
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Van Johnson
(American Singer, Dancer, Theatre and Radio Actor)
Van Johnson
6
Birthdate: August 25, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 12, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Nicholas Colasanto
4
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 12, 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Elisabeth Hasselbeck
(Television Personality and Former Co-Host on the ABC Daytime Talk Show ‘The View’)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck
6
Birthdate: May 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 12 
Ruth Buzzi
(Actress)
Ruth Buzzi
3
Birthdate: July 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Michaela McManus
4
Birthdate: May 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 14 
Sam Berns
(Activist)
Sam Berns
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 10, 2014
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Matthew C. Perry
(Naval Officer)
Matthew C. Perry
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: March 4, 1858
 16 
George M. Cohan
(Entertainer, Playwright and Composer Who is Considered to be ‘The Father of American Musical Comedy’)
George M. Cohan
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 5, 1942
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Wendy Carlos
(Musician)
Wendy Carlos
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 18 
Lukasz Gottwald
(Record producer, singer songwriter)
Lukasz Gottwald
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
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David Hedison
6
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 20 
Demetrius Andrade
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Kirsten Price
(Pornographic actor)
Kirsten Price
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 22 
Zoë Chao
(TV and stage Actress and screenwriter prominently known for her role as Isobel in Strangers)
Zoë Chao
0
Birthdate: September 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Robert Aldrich
(Director)
Robert Aldrich
1
Birthdate: August 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 1983
 24 
Cormac McCarthy
(One of the Greatest Contemporary American Writers Who is Known for His Graphic Depictions of Violence)
Cormac McCarthy
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Nathanael Greene
(Major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War)
Nathanael Greene
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1742
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 19, 1786
 26 
Nadia Bjorlin
(Actress)
Nadia Bjorlin
3
Birthdate: August 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Nap Lajoie
(Baseball player)
Nap Lajoie
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1874
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 7, 1959
 28 
Blu Cantrell
(Singer-songwriter)
Blu Cantrell
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Norm Abram
(Actor)
Norm Abram
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
 30 
Robert Capron
3
Birthdate: July 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
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David Angell
(Producer)
David Angell
1
Birthdate: April 10, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: September 11, 2001
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Joan Holloway
(Founder, Director of "Holloway-Harris")
Joan Holloway
3
Birthdate: December 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 31, 2014
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Jason Marsden
(Actor, Film director)
Jason Marsden
8
Birthdate: January 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 34 
Lincoln Chafee
(Former United States Senator)
Lincoln Chafee
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
 35 
Claudia Jordan
(Actor, Model, Television actor)
Claudia Jordan
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 36 
Spike Dudley
(Professional wrestler, Teacher)
Spike Dudley
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
 37 
Aaron T. Beck
(Psychiatrist, University teacher, Psychologist)
Aaron T. Beck
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
 38 
Martha McSally
(Former United States Senator for Arizona)
Martha McSally
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 39 
Pat Toomey
(Politician)
Pat Toomey
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 40 
Bill Conti
(Composer)
Bill Conti
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
 41 
Sam Daly
(Actor)
Sam Daly
1
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Jesse Leach
(Musician)
Jesse Leach
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
 43 
Monty Oum
(Animator)
Monty Oum
5
Birthdate: June 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 1, 2015
 44 
Jeffrey Osborne
(Singer-songwriter)
Jeffrey Osborne
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Brian Burke
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
 46 
Rocco Baldelli
(Baseball player)
Rocco Baldelli
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
 47 
Frank Caprio
(Judge, Television presenter)
Frank Caprio
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 48 
Gina Raimondo
(Politician)
Gina Raimondo
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
 49 
Oliver Hazard Perry
(Former U.S. naval officer who became a national hero when he defeated a British squadron in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812)
Oliver Hazard Perry
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 23, 1785
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 23, 1819
 50 
Ronald Dworkin
(Philosopher)
Ronald Dworkin
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 14, 2013