Monday, August 04, 2008

My Town Monday, Detroit

On Vacation, but let me leave you with this:

Famous Detroiters

• Tim Allen, actor and comedian
• Anita Baker, singer
• Kristen Bell, actress
• Selma Blair, actress
• Sonny Bono, singer and U.S. representative
• Alice Cooper, singer

• Francis Ford Coppola, film director and producer
• Dave Coulier, actor and comedian
• Pam Dawber, actress
• Sherilyn Fenn, actress
• Henry Ford, inventor
• Aretha Franklin, singer

• Max Gail, actor
• Julie Harris, actress
• Thomas Hearns, boxer
• Green Hornet, radio character that debuted on WWJ Radio
• Alex Karras, actor and football player
• Casey Kasem, radio star

• Piper Laurie, actress
• Elmore "Dutch" Leonard, author
• Charles Lindbergh, pilot
• Lone Ranger, radio star who debuted on WWJ Radio
• Joe Louis, boxer

• Madonna, actress and singer
• Eminem (b. Marshall Mathers), singer
• Ed McMahon, television host
• Harry Morgan, actor
• Ted Nugent, singer
• Rosa Parks, activist

• George Peppard, actor
• Iggy Pop, singer
• Della Reese, actress and singer
• Martha Reeves, singer
• Kid Rock (b. Robert James Ritchie), singer
• Smokey Robinson, singer
• Diana Ross, actress and singer
• George C. Scott, actor

• Bob Seger, singer
• Tom Selleck, actor
• Tom Skerrit, actor
• Blair Underwood, actor

• Robert Wagner, actor
• Jack and Meg White (the White Stripes)
• Robin Williams, actor and comedian
• Stevie Wonder, singer and songwriter
•Lily Tomlin

Check out more My Town Monday posts at Travis Erwin's blog:


Terrie Farley Moran said...

Have a great vacation!


pattinase (abbott) said...

I'll try. All I can think of right now is that Obama is going down like Kerry in 2004.

Travis Erwin said...

Have a great time on vacation. Some names on that list surprised me, but I am a huge fan of Nugent, Seger and Kid Rock.

Sandra Scoppettone said...

I'm not sure what you're basing your Obama fears on. Can you explain?

And you forgot Lily Tomlin.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Her picture is on the top of the post. I'm seeing some data that shows the race tightening up. He'a apparently lost the bump he got from the recent trip. And reading Ed Gorman's blog, which I got to stop doing if it looks political.

Barbara Martin said...

Patti, you said once there wasn't anything nice about Detroit...but there is. Look at all these talented people who were born there. I always loved George Peppard in Breakfast at Tiffanys and the Blue Max...sigh.

pattinase (abbott) said...

There are nice things about Detroit. The people are nice--they're in a survivor's state of grace. But how many of the people on this list stayed in Detroit. Elmore Leonard and Rosa Parks. Do Torontoans stay there or go on to other cities? Other countries?

Reb said...

Have a great holiday! That is quite a list!

David Cranmer said...

That explains why Tom Selleck was always wearing a Tigers ballcap in Magnum PI! And Seger is a big favorite in my world. Have a nice vacation.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thanks, David. Send Brian Lindenmuth your link if you do one this week. Patti

debra said...

What a list! It's kind of interesting to see from where folks hail. Have a great vacation. Going anywhere interesting?

David Cranmer said...

I sure will. I have one almost done and ready to go...