Famous People Born In Rockford

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Virgil Abloh
(Fashion designer)
Virgil Abloh
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 30, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

Virgil Abloh is not just a designer but also a qualified architect. He has been a DJ, too. Apart from heading Louis Vuitton's menswear collection as its artistic director, he also became the first Black designer to lead a major fashion brand. He has also launched the luxury streetwear label Off-White.

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Natasha Leggero
(Actress & Comedian Known for Her Work in the MTV Series 'The 70s House' and 'Chelsea Lately' Talk Show)
Natasha Leggero
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Birthdate: March 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries

Natasha Leggero hosted the MTV reality series The 70s House. She has also been a panelist on Chelsea Lately. She is known for her satirical stance on celebrity culture and gained fame with the period sitcom Another Period. She has also voiced Shannon in Netflix's animated sitcom Hoops.

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Jodi Benson
(Actor, Singer, Voice actor, Musician, Stage actor)
Jodi Benson
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Birthdate: October 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
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Rick Nielsen
(Guitarist)
Rick Nielsen
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Fred VanVleet
(Basketball player)
Fred VanVleet
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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James Robinson
(American football Player)
James Robinson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
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Janet Lynn
(American Figure Skater)
Janet Lynn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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Mark Ingram Sr.
(American Football Player)
Mark Ingram Sr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Bun E. Carlos
(Drummer)
Bun E. Carlos
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Tom Petersson
(Musician, Songwriter)
Tom Petersson
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Stewart Brand
(Writer)
Stewart Brand
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 14, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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James Henry Breasted
(Archaeologist)
James Henry Breasted
1
Birthdate: August 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 2, 1935
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John Blake
(American Football coach)
John Blake
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 23, 2020
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John Ortberg
(Author, Theologian, Psychologist)
John Ortberg
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 5, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus

John Ortberg is an evangelical Christian speaker and author. A prolific writer, John Ortberg's book If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat won the 2002 Christianity Today Book Award. In 2008, his book When the Game is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box won the ECPA Christian Book Award.

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JP Tokoto
(Basketball player)
JP Tokoto
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Ben Abruzzo
(Balloonist)
Ben Abruzzo
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 11, 1985
 17 
Daniel Roberts
(American Mixed Martial Artist)
Daniel Roberts
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Julia Lathrop
(American Social Reformer and 1st Director of United States Children's Bureau)
Julia Lathrop
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 29, 1858
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 15, 1932

Born to a well-known lawyer, Julia Lathrop initially worked in her father’s law office and later turned into a full-fledged social reformer working on areas such as education and children’s welfare. She also created history by serving as the first director of the U.S. Children’s Bureau.

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Leland Ossian Howard
(Entomologist)
Leland Ossian Howard
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 11, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 1, 1950