Famous People Born In Tacoma

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Bing Crosby
(Actor and One of the Most Popular and Influential Musical Artists of the 20th Century)
Bing Crosby
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: October 14, 1977

Bing Crosby was an American singer, actor, and comedian. Widely regarded as the first multimedia star, Bing was a leader in motion picture grosses, radio ratings, and record sales from 1930 to 1954. His intimate singing style influenced several popular singers, such as Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, John Lennon, and Elvis Presley among others.

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Isaiah Thomas
(Professional Basketball Player Who Plays as a Point Guard)
Isaiah Thomas
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Isaiah Thomas, also known as “The Pizza Boy,” plays for the Washington Wizards. He has previously played for teams such as the Sacramento Kings, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Los Angeles Lakers. He is a two-time NBA All-Star and a two-time First-team All-Pac-10, and was named to the All-NBA Second Team.
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Frank Herbert
(Science Fiction Author Best Known for His 1965 Novel 'Dune' & Its Sequels)
Frank Herbert
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 11, 1986

American author, newspaper-journalist, book-reviewer, lecturer, photographer, and ecological consultant Franklin Herbert is most noted for his 1965 sci-fi novel Dune and its five sequels. Dune won the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award and spearheaded the Dune franchise. The novel is cited as the best-selling sci-fi novel in history while the series is counted among the classics of the genre.

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Gary Larson
(Cartoonist)
Gary Larson
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Birthdate: August 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Leo

Gary Larson is an American environmentalist, cartoonist, and former musician. He is credited with creating a single-panel cartoon series titled The Far Side, which was syndicated for 15 years to over 1,900 newspapers around the world. In 1990 and 1994, Gary Larson was honored by the National Cartoonists Society (NCS) with the prestigious Reuben Award. 

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Dyan Cannon
(First Woman to be nominated for Oscars Both in Front of and Behind the Camera)
Dyan Cannon
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Birthdate: January 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Dyan Cannon is best known for her Academy Award-nominated roles in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice and Heaven Can Wait. She has also written, directed, and produced the Academy Award-nominated film Number One. She has appeared in series such as Ally McBeal and Three Sisters, too.
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Cam Gigandet
(Actor)
Cam Gigandet
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Birthdate: August 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
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Miesha Tate
(American Professional Mixed Martial Artist and Former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion)
Miesha Tate
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
MMA fighter Miesha Tate is a former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is best known for her grappling skills. Following her retirement, she works as the vice president of ONE Championship and lives in Singapore. She has also graced the covers of fitness magazines such as Fitness Gurls.
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Jo Koy
(American Stand-Up Comedian )
Jo Koy
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Birthdate: June 2, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Elinor Donahue
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Birthdate: April 19, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries

Veteran actress, Elinor Donahue, is best known for her role in the 1950s American sitcom Father Knows Best. She began acting as a child and appeared in many dancing-chorus films. As a young woman, she acted in numerous films and TV shows and became an accomplished actress. She has had an extensive career spanning almost seven decades. 

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Blair Underwood
(Best Known for His Role as Attorney Jonathan Rollins in the NBC Legal Drama Series 'L.A. Law')
Blair Underwood
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Birthdate: August 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Blair Underwood is best known as Jonathan Rollins from the series L.A. Law. He has played significant roles in series such as City of Angels and Dirty Sexy Money, and in films such as Deep Impact. The five-time NAACP Image Award winner has also won an Emmy and a Grammy.
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Jerry Cantrell
(Known as the founder, lead guitarist, co-lead vocalist, and main songwriter of rock band Alice in Chains)
Jerry Cantrell
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Dale Chihuly
(Glass Artist)
Dale Chihuly
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Birthdate: September 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
 13 
Courtney Stodden
(Reality TV Star who Appeared in the 'Couples Therapy' and 'Celebrity Big Brother')
Courtney Stodden
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 29, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo

Courtney Stodden gained fame as a model and singer, before she made headlines for marrying actor Doug Hutchison, 34 years her senior, at age 16, with her mother’s consent. She later appeared on reality shows such as Couples Therapy, Celebrity Big Brother, and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

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Jeremy Meeks
(American Fashion Model)
Jeremy Meeks
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 7, 1984
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Jeremy Meeks is an American convicted felon whose mug shot posted on Facebook by the police helped him land contracts as a fashion model. Dubbed the buff bad boy by Vogue magazine, Jeremy Meeks is a former member of a notorious gang called the Crips. He now serves as an inspiration to other convicted felons, thanks to his inspiring journey.

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Pamela Reed
(Actress)
Pamela Reed
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Birthdate: April 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Amber Lancaster
(Actress, Model)
Amber Lancaster
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Jon Kitna
(American football player)
Jon Kitna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jeff Smith
(Chef)
Jeff Smith
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 22, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 7, 2004
 19 
Malachi Flynn
(Basketball player)
Malachi Flynn
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Desmond Trufant
(American football player)
Desmond Trufant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Nathan Gamble
(Actor)
Nathan Gamble
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Birthdate: January 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Rocky Lockridge
(Professional boxer)
Rocky Lockridge
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 7, 2019
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Marcus Trufant
(American football player)
Marcus Trufant
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Herman Brix
(Actor)
Herman Brix
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1906
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 24, 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Rick Story
(American Retired Mixed Martial Artist)
Rick Story
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo

Rick Story is an American retired mixed martial artist. During his 19-fight tenure with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Story won a Submission of the Night as well as a Fight of the Night award. He also competed at the Professional Fighters League during his career as a martial artist.

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Brian Lewerke
(American football player)
Brian Lewerke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Steve Lyons
(Baseball player)
Steve Lyons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Travis Stevens
(American Judo Practitioner)
Travis Stevens
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Cory Jefferson
(Basketball player)
Cory Jefferson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Dixie Lee Ray
(Politician)
Dixie Lee Ray
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 3, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 2, 1994
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Tim Urban
(American Singer)
Tim Urban
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Kimberly Kane
(Actress)
Kimberly Kane
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Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Philip Hauge Abelson
(Physicist)
Philip Hauge Abelson
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 27, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 1, 2004
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Gretchen Fraser
(First American to Win an Olympic Gold Medal in Skiing)
Gretchen Fraser
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1919
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 17, 1994
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Eloise Giblett
(Scientist)
Eloise Giblett
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 16, 2009
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Marcel Cunningham
(American Social Media Personality and YouTuber)
Marcel Cunningham
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Lloyd Spooner
(Former Sports Shooter and Olympic Champion)
Lloyd Spooner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1884
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 20, 1966
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Joseph Edward Duncan
(Criminal. Blogger)
Joseph Edward Duncan
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Birthdate: February 25, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 28, 2021
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Mona Lisa
(Actress)
Mona Lisa
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Birthdate: August 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Kimberly Kane
(Actress)
Kimberly Kane
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Birthdate: February 7, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)