List of people from Darien, Connecticut
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This list of people from Darien, Connecticut, includes current and past residents as well as others associated with Darien, Connecticut. The list is categorized by area in which each person is best known, in alphabetical order within each category:
Actors, musicians, and others in entertainment
- Kate Bosworth - actress
- Alex Breckenridge - actress
- Rose Marie Brown – actress and Miss Virginia (1939)
- Eliza Clark - child actress in films and soap operas, grew up in town (sister of Spencer Treat Clark).
- Spencer Treat Clark - (b. 1987), an American child actor in films such as Gladiator and Mystic River, grew up in town (brother of Eliza Clark).
- Steve-O - lived in Darien during his early years
- Clint Conley - musician in the band Mission of Burma
- Tom Gammill - Emmy-winning television producer and writer of The Simpsons, Monk, Seinfeld, Futurama, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live.
- Topher Grace - actor
- Garett Maggart - actor
- Alex Michel - cast member on The Bachelor
- Moby - musician, grew up partly in Darien
- Gerry Mulligan - jazz musician
- Christopher Plummer - actor, former resident (now lives in Weston, Connecticut)
- Chloë Sevigny - actress
- Gus Van Sant - film director
- Eddie Bracken- Late Broadway, movie, television, and radio star with (2) stars on the Hollywood walk of fame.
- Garrett Brown- Movie and TV actor appeared in Uncle Buck (as the father), The O.C., Cold Case, CSI, The Practice and The Shield among others.
- Brendan Synnott - CEO of Bear Naked Granola and contestant on Survivor http://www.cbs.com/primetime/survivor/bio/brendan_18/bio.php?season=18
- Mark Tinker - Multiple Emmy-winning television producer/director, St. Elsewhere, White Shadow, NYPD Blue, Deadwood, John From Cincinnati.
- Steve Wilkos- Host of the Steve Wilkos Show - resident
- Rachelle Wilkos- Executive Producer for The Jerry Springer Show and The Steve Wilkos Show - resident
- Paul Yates- artist, film director, born and raised in Darien. 
Authors, writers, journalists, photojournalists
- Scott Pelley- 60 Minutes correspondent & anchor of the CBS Evening News-resident
- Rob Morrison- Former anchor of CBS 2 News This Morning and CBS 2 News At Noon-resident
- Rebecca Surran- anchor of News 12 Connecticut-resident
- Erskine Caldwell - late author, lived in town with Margaret Bourke-White, left her the house when they divorced.
- Margaret Bourke-White - late photojournalist, lived in town first with author Erskine Caldwell, then in the same home on Point O'Woods South after their divorce.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh - late author, wife of Charles Lindbergh
- Robert Newton Peck - author (now lives in Florida)
- Joanna Scott - novelist, grew up in town
- Ethan Allen Brown (1776–1852), Ohio governor, U.S. Senator, diplomat, was born on the Fourth of July in town.
- Leslie Groves - military head of the Manhattan Project, afterward lived in town
- Christopher Shays - Republican congressman representing Connecticut's Fourth District; born in Darien and a 1964 graduate of Darien High School (now lives in the DC area) 
- Andrew Carnegie - steel magnate and philanthropist, vacationed for several summers at what became the Convent of the Sacred Heart on Long Neck.
- Glenn Britt (1949-2014) former CEO of Time Warner
- Harold McGraw III, chairman, president and CEO of McGraw-Hill book publishing company, chairman (as of 2006) of the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of "leading" U.S. companies.
- Peter Schiff, founder of Euro Pacific capital, former economic advisor to Texas Congressman Ron Paul's 2008 bid for the presidency
- Rob Crane - US Olympic Laser Sailor
- Brian Cashman - New York Yankees General Manager
- Hugh Jessiman (b. 1984), professional hockey player
- Eddie Lopat (1918–1992), major league baseball pitcher, lived elsewhere, but died at the home of his son in town.
- Ryan Shannon - professional NHL ice hockey player and centerman for the Ottawa Senators. He was traded from the Anaheim Ducks after that team won the Stanley Cup in 2007
- Joe Leeker - Two time Division I soccer champion, finalist for the Herman Trophy, and was drafted by the MLS.
- Rick Dudley- CEO Octagon Sports Marketing.
- Michael Schwartz (physician) - Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame
- Vincent Colyer (1825–1888) - artist and humanitarian, lived on Contentment Island.
- Helen Frankenthaler (born in 1928) - Prominent second generation Abstract Expressionist.
- Ruth Ray (1919-1977) - Artist who painted in a Magical Realist style.
- Thomas Patrick Koehler (born in 1984) - Experimental artist and painter.
- Alex Kelly - convicted rapist who earlier fled the country to escape charges
- Charles Lindbergh - late aviator, husband of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, lived on Tokeneke Trail
- CH Celestial CJ's Jolly Fairchild aka Fairchild - Fairchild, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, also known as a PBGV, is a well-known competitor in national dog shows. Her overall accomplishments include, so far, being the number 10 hound of all time and the top-winning PBGV of all time. Currently, she is the number 1 PBGV and the number 2 hound in the country.
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- Internet Movie Database
- Herman, Peter"Kate Bosworth's Career Takes Off Like a Speeding Bullet", article in Darien News-Review, Darien, Connecticut, August 16, 2006 ("Kate Bosworth [...] the Darien native")
- Ward, Matthew (2015-01-26). "Former Miss Virginia from Suffolk dies". Suffolk News-Herald. Retrieved 2015-02-14.
- Danton, Eric R., "Courant Rock Critic", "It's strictly mission accomplished", article (review?) in The Hartford Courant, September 22, 2007 ("bassist (and Darien native) Clint Conley")
- Catlin, Roger, "Courant TV Critic", "Will answwers be found in 'Lost' finale? Grace's '70s' Goodbye", article in The Hartford Courant, May 18, 2005 ("Topher Grace [...] Grace, a Darien resident")
- Campbell, Stacey M., "Bachelor' Comes to National Television", article in The Darien News-Review, April 4, 2002, ("Darien resident, Alex Michel, the star player in the new reality TV series") accessed via NewsBank Web site (www.newsbank.com), November 16, 2007
- Best, Kenneth, "A music hall of fame is not a popularity contest", article in Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, Connecticut, May 11, 2007 ("Moby, the pop singer and electronic musician, who grew up in Darien")
- Best, Kenneth, "A music hall of fame is not a popularity contest", article in Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, Connecticut, May 11, 2007 ("The late Gerry Mulligan of Darien, composer and arranger, was the "cool" baritone saxophonist with Miles Davis during the time when the Davis group became one of the most influential jazz groups in the world.")
- Klein, Alvin, "Council for arts getting new home", article in The New York Times, November 11, 1984 ("The actor Christopher Plummer, a former Darien resident who now lives in Weston"), accessed September 24, 2007
- Sischy, Ingrid, "Destiny calls Chloe - teenage actress Chloe Sevigny", cover story, Interview magazine, August 1995 (Q. "You lived in Darien, Connecticut, right? How did you feel about high school?" A. "Aryan Darien. [laughs]"), accessed September 24, 2007
- Diamond, Jamie, "Gus Van Sant turns toward mainstream", New York Times News Service article, as published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 28, 1997, ("The family moved five times before Van Sant reached the age of 10, eventually settling in a large home in Darien, Conn. [...] the family moved to Portland. [...] Van Sant, who was 17 at the time."), accessed November 16, 2007
- Arnold, Edwin T., "Conversations With Erskine Caldwell", Press of Mississippi, 1988, pp 15-22; reprint of article titled "Who's Who: Erskine Caldwell" in Darien Review of Darien, Connecticut, September 5, 1940, pp 1-2 ("Erskine Caldwell of Point O'Woods, Darien"); accessed via GoogleBooks Web site, November 16, 2007
- Shea, Tom, "Happy Presidents Day, Rutherford B. Hayes", The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, February 19, 2006 ("On the white walls of his home hang photographs of Margaret Bourke-White, the famous Life magazine photographer. She was a neighbor of John's when he was growing up in Darien, Conn."), accessed via NewsBank Web site (www.newsbank.com) on November 19, 2007
- Brune, Adrian, "Exhibit brings Anne Lindbergh out of her husband's shadow", article in The Hartford Courant, July 11, 2006 ("The Lindberghs [...] lived in Connecticut for many years at a secluded property in Darien."), accessed via NewsBank Web site (www.newsbank.com) on November 16, 2007
- "Post 53 Alumni Search yields impressive findings", article in The Darien Times, July 8, 2004, accessed via NewsBank Web site (www.newsbank.com), July 8, 2004
- Web page titled "BROWN, Ethan Allen, (1776 - 1852)" at "Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress" Web site, accessed November 16, 2007
- Colgate, Bernice, editor, "Our Interesting Neighbors," articles reprinted in book form (no year of publication or publisher given) from The Darien Review (1954-1957), "General Leslie R. Groves," from March 31, 1955
- Christopher Shays Web page at "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress" Web site of the U.S. Congress, accessed November 16, 2007
- Case, Henry J. and Cooper, Simon W. Town of Darien: Founded 1641, Incorporated 1820, Darien Community Association, 1935
- "Glenn Britt timeline" (PDF).
- Henry, David; Sherman, Alex (June 11, 2014). "Glenn Britt, Who Raised Time Warner Cable Shares, Dies at 65". Bloomberg. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
- "McGraw named chair of Business Roundtable", no byline, The Darien Times, August 17, 2006
- Slocum, Bill, "Loading the Bases", article in New Canaan/Darien & Rowayton Magazine, July 2006 ("Yankees’ General Manager, Brian Cashman of Darien"), accessed September 24, 2007
- Buono, Steve, "Huge Specimen" is Rangers' giant asset", article, The Darien Times, June 26, 2003, accessed via NewsBank Web site (www.newsbank.com), accessed November 15, 2007
- "Ex-Yankee, Sox Hurler Lopat Dies", no byline, obituary in Chicago Tribune, June 16, 1992 ("Eddie Lopat, one of the three pitching mainstays for the New York Yankees during their reign of five straight World Series championships from 1949 to 1953, died in his sleep early Monday at the home of his son, John, in Darien, Conn."), accessed via NewsBank Web site (www.newsbank.com) on November 16, 2007
- "A town of Champions" (Last Wednesday night, rookie Ryan Shannon of Darien and the Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup"), picture caption in The Darien Times, June 14, 2007
- Klein, Lauren, "Couple transforms old barn into new home", article in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, January 16, 2007 ("Colyer, a Darien resident, was a successful artist, a prominent figure in the Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant administrations and instrumental in bringing a railroad station to Rowayton."), accessed via NewsBank Web site, November 16, 2007
- Web page titled "Helen Frankenthaler", at the "Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame" website, retrieved January 30, 2010
- CNN.com: "Alex Kelly found guilty of rape"
- CH Celestial CJ's Jolly Fairchild