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People who have lived in or been associated with
Greenwich, Connecticut now or in the past and are well known beyond the town.
Listed category, based on area in which person is best known (in alphabetical order within each category):
Actors, directors, producers [ edit ]
, actor, director, producer, former Greenwich estate owner
Glenn Close, actress, was born in town and attended Greenwich's Rosemary Hall
Terry Crews, actor, owner of property in Old Greenwich
Johnny Doran, actor
Mel Gibson, actor, director and producer, owned an estate in Greenwich 
Shelley Hack (born 1947), actress, was born in town
Bob Haymes (1923-1989), actor and composer, lived in town
Bryce Dallas Howard (born March 2, 1981), actress, daughter of filmmaker Ron Howard, grew up in town and attended The Greenwich Country Day School
Ron Howard, actor and director, lives in town
Leatrice Joy (1893–1985), silent film actress, lived in retirement in town
Tom Kuntz (born 1972), commercial and music video director, was born in town
Joseph E. Levine (1905–1987), film producer and distributor, died in town
Rod Lurie (born 1962), director and screenwriter, son of editorial cartoonist Ranan Lurie, lived in town
Mary Tyler Moore, actress, moved to town in 2006 with her husband, Dr. Robert Levine [1 ]
Bijou Phillips, actress, singer and model, born in town
Linda Purl (born 1955), actress and singer, born in town
Elisabeth Röhm (born 1973), actress, lived in town [2 ]
Rick Schroder (born 1970), actor, grew up in town
George C. Scott, actor, lived in Greenwich before his death
Zack Snyder, (born 1966), film director, grew up in town and attended Greenwich's Daycroft School
Heather Thomas (born 1957), actress and screenwriter, was born in town
Dyanne Thorne (born 1932), actress, model and ordained minister, was born in town
Musicians, models, other entertainers [ edit ]
Jason Arhndt (born 1970), professional wrestler ("Joey Abs") with a Southern accent who supposedly lives (or lived) in town.
Tom Bergeron, host of and America's Funniest Home Videos , lives in town. Dancing With the Stars [3 ]
Victor Borge, pianist and comedian, lived in the Belle Haven section of town before his death.
A. Whitney Brown, writer and comedian, lived in town. [4 ]
Wilhelmina Cooper (1940–1980), supermodel, had a home in Cos Cob and died at the age of 40 in Greenwich Hospital.
Gary Dell'Abate (born 1961), radio personality known as Baba Booey, producer and on-air personality at program, lives in town and is a member of its Board of Parks and Recreation. The Howard Stern Show [5 ]
Tommy Dorsey (1905–1956), trombonist and bandleader in the Big Band era who died at his home in town. [6 ]
George D. "Dee-Dee" Felcyn (born 1968), "Cool Jazz" movement bongo player.
Clyde Fitch (1865–1909), dramatist.
Stephan Galfas, Grammy-nominated record producer.
Bob Haymes (1923-1989), actor and composer, lived in town.
Kathie Lee Gifford, television personality, wife of Frank Gifford, lives in town.
Roger Glover (born 1945), bass guitarist and record producer, songwriter and bassist for Deep Purple, lives in Glenville section of town.
Cynthia Gregory, prima ballerina, lived in town.
Ray Henderson (1896–1970), songwriter, died in town.
Jana, Native American singer-songwriter.
Erich Kunzel (1935–2009), conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, grew up in town.
Rodney Leinhardt (born 1970), professional wrestler who supposedly lives (or lived) in town.
Michael Matijevic - lead singer of hair metal band Steelheart, was raised in town.
Tom Noonan (born April 12, 1951), actor, director, playwright, born in town.
Jack Paar (1918–2004), host of television's , died at his home in town. The Tonight Show
Regis Philbin, television personality, lives in town.
Diana Ross, singer and actress, lived in Belle Haven section of town, on the Quarry Farm estate.
Stephanie Seymour, model, and husband Peter M. Brant, a publishing mogul.
Hana Soukupova, model, and husband Drew Aaron, paper magnate and entrepreneur restored Greenwich's North Court estate.
Judge Judy Sheindlin, television personality, lives in town. [7 ]
Joanne Stanulonis, Grammy-nominated songwriter, born and raised in Greenwich. She is CEO & Founder of the Amazon Institute providing creative and academic mentoring to preserve the bio- and cultural diversity of the Amazon Rain Forest. [8 ] [9 ]
Wanda Sykes, comedian and actress, lives in town.
Montel Williams, television personality, is a former resident. [10 ]
Trey Wingo - ESPN sportscaster, grew up in town.
Rolando Blackman, NBA player, lived in town
Bobby Bonilla (born 1963), MLB player, lives in town
Chris Cleary (born 1979), professional soccer player, first American player to score a hat trick in the FA Cup, lives in town
David Cone, MLB player, lives in town [11 ]
Carlos Delgado, New York Mets first baseman, has a home in Greenwich. [12 ]
Tony DeLuca, NFL player, born in Greenwich
Frank Gifford, NFL star, sportscaster and husband of Kathie Lee Gifford, lives in town
Joe Girardi, manager of the New York Yankees, lives in town
George Foster (born 1948), MLB player, lives in town
Gail Goodrich (born 1943), former basketball player and a studio analyst for NBA TV
Dorothy Hamill, Olympic figure-skating gold medalist, was born in town.
Allan Houston (born 1971), NBA player, lives in town. [13 ]
Shahid Khan, professional squash player, lived in town.
Ralph Kiner (1922–2014), Baseball Hall of Famer and broadcaster, owned a home in town.
Pat LaFontaine, former NHL player, lived in town.
Ivan Lendl, tennis star, lived in town.
Paul "Triple H" Levesque, Executive Vice President of World Wrestling Entertainment.
Skip Lockwood (born 1946), MLB pitcher
Dave Maloney, hockey player and radio commentator.
Pedro Martínez, MLB player, lives in Greenwich.
Lee Mazzilli, MLB player and coach, lives in town [14 ]
Linda McMahon, former CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment
Shane McMahon, WWE wrestler and executive, raised in Greenwich
Stephanie McMahon, WWE executive, graduated from Greenwich Country Day School
Vince McMahon, chairman and CEO of WWE
Markus Näslund, ( New York Rangers forward)
Ahmad Rashad lived in north Greenwich
Helen Resor (born 1985), ice hockey player, 2006 Winter Olympics bronze medalist, was born in town.
Tom Seaver, Cy Young Award-winning pitcher and Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, lived in town.
Kevin Shattenkirk (born January 29, 1989), professional ice hockey defenceman for the St. Louis Blues.
John Sullivan (American football), NFL center for the Minnesota Vikings, attended Greenwich High School.
Craig Swan (born 1950), MLB pitcher, lives in town.
Tim Teufel (born July 7, 1958), MLB player, was born in town.
Mark Teixeira, MLB player for New York Yankees, owns a house in town.
Donna de Varona (born 1947), Olympic gold medalist in swimming and sportscaster, lives in town. [15 ]
Fay Vincent, commissioner of baseball (1989–1992), lived in town.
Billy Wagner, Boston Red Sox relief pitcher, lives in town.
Alister Walker, professional squash player.
Mats Wilander (born 1964), tennis player, lived in town from 1980s to 2000.
Colin Wilson (born 1989), hockey player, born in Greenwich.
Steve Young (born 1961), NFL player, grew up in town, quarterback for Greenwich High School team.
Authors, writers [ edit ]
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Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985), novelist, died in town.
Truman Capote (1924–1984), writer, moved to town with his family in 1939, attended Greenwich High School.
Caroline B. Cooney (born 1947), horror and mystery author, was born and raised in town.
A. J. Cronin (1896–1981), Scottish author, resided in town.
Frederick Exley (1929–1992), author, lived in town during the 1960s.
Howard Fast (1914–2003), author, lived in town and had an editorial column in The Greenwich Time.
Jonathan Fast (born 1948), author, social work educator and son of Howard Fast.
James F. Fixx, (1932–1984) of Riverside(5 Chapel Ln., 37 Crescent Rd., 14 Knoll St.) author of the 1977 best-selling book, "The Complete Book of Running".
John Jakes (born 1932), novelist.
R. A. Montgomery (born 1936), author, was born in town.
Lawrence Riley (1896–1974), of Riverside, a playwright and screenwriter.
Mark Salzman (born 1959), author, was born in town.
Anya Seton (1904–1990), author of historical romances, died in town.
Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989), non-fiction author, died in town.
Artists, architects, designers, cartoonists [ edit ]
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Robert Denning (1927–2005), an interior designer, lived with Edgar de Evia in the 1950s at "Quiet Corner" at the former home of Clyde Fitch.
Tony DiPreta (born 1921), an American comic book and comic strip artist, lived in town.
Edgar de Evia (1910–2003) photographer, artist and author. He owned "Quiet Corner" the former home of Clyde Fitch on Hill Road in the 1950s.
Tommy Hilfiger, designer, lives in town. [7 ]
Ranan Lurie (born 1932), editorial cartoonist and journalist, lives in town.
Robert Motherwell (1915–1991), abstract expressionist, resided in Greenwich.
John Cullen Murphy (1919–2004), comic artist, was born in town.
Leonard Ochtman (1854–1935), his wife Mina Fonda Ochtman (1862–1924) and daughter Dorothy Ochtman (1892–1971), were all notable American impressionists and part of the Cos Cob Art Colony.
Edward Clark Potter (1857–1923) a sculptor and Greenwich native who designed the lions in front of the New York Public Library.
Mort Walker (born September 3, 1923) famous cartoonist, creator of , lived in Greenwich. Beetle Bailey
Famous guests at the Bush-Holley House [ edit ]
Government [ edit ]
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Richard Blumenthal, US Senator, state Attorney General, lives in town.
George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, was raised in town, where he attended Greenwich Country Day School.
George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, was the first Connecticut-born president; son of President George H.W. Bush and grandson of Senator Prescott Bush.
Prescott Bush, U.S. Senator and father of George H.W. Bush, lived in town.
Chris Coons, U.S. Senator of Delaware, born in Greenwich.
Homer Stille Cummings (1870–1956), U.S. Attorney General from 1933 to 1939; elected Stamford mayor In 1900, 1901, and 1904; helped found the Cummings & Lockwood law firm in 1909.
Jim Himes, U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district, lives in town.
Ned Lamont, unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Senate in 2006, member of Greenwich Board of selectmen
Samuel A. Lewis, politician and philanthropist in the late 19th century
Clare Boothe Luce, congresswoman, ambassador, playwright, was a resident in her youth
Jennifer Psaki, the Assistant to the President of the United States and the White House Communications Director
Craig Roberts Stapleton, U.S. ambassador to France, ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2001-04.
David Stockman, director of the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan administration, runs the Greenwich-based investment firm, Heartland Industrial Partners L.P., and lives in town. [16 ]
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, member of the Kennedy political family, Lt. Governor of Maryland, born in Greenwich.
William M. "Boss" Tweed, famously corrupt New York City official of the 19th century, had a home in town and sailed his yacht from Greenwich.
Thomas Watson, Jr. IBM President and 16th United States Ambassador to the Soviet Union (1979–1981) owned a House in Greenwich now occupied by his daughter Lucinda Watson.
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (born 1931), governor, U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative, lives in town.
Business [ edit ]
Warren Anderson, chairman of Union Carbide and CEO at the time of the Bhopal disaster. [17 ]
Mary Anselmo, billionaire widow of Reynold "Rene" Anselmo, founder of PanAmSat, one of the wealthiest people in the world. [18 ]
Reynold "Rene" Anselmo, founder of PanAmSat (d. 1995) [18 ]
Richard Attias, a Moroccan events producer, founder and executive chaiman of Richard Attias and Associates, lives in town with his spouse, Cécilia.
Joseph Beninati, real estate developer and private equity investor.
Barton Biggs, runs the Traxis hedge fund and lives in town. [19 ]
Steven Black, Co-Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Bank at JP Morgan Chase & Co., lives in town.
Peter M. Brant, publisher of Warhol's Interview and the founder of the Greenwich Polo Club and husband of the model Stephanie Seymour.
Richard C. Breeden, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, lives in town. [20 ]
Robert Burton, Sr., head of Burton Capital Management. [21 ]
Steven A. Cohen, runs SAC Capital in Stamford, Connecticut.
Brady Dougan (born 1959), CEO of Credit Suisse First Boston; CEO-elect of Credit Suisse Group in Zurich (beginning May 2007); youngest CEO on Wall Street (2004).
Ray Dalio, CEO of Bridgewater Associates of Westport, lives in town.
Robert Diamond (born 1951), a banker who is President and CEO for investment banking at Barclays, formerly lived in town.
Martin Frankel (born 1954), financier convicted in 2002 of insurance fraud, racketeering and money laundering, lived in town.
Richard S. Fuld, Jr., CEO of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., CEO of IBM. Orlando R. Cabrera CEO of Cyberpowerpc & Co-Founder of
Tigerdirect lives in town.
Vladimir Gusinsky, Russian media baron, has a house in Greenwich.
Leona Helmsley, hotel owner, lived in town.
Joseph Hirshhorn, mining tycoon and namesake of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on the Mall in Washington, D.C.
Paul Tudor Jones, runs Tudor Investments and lives in the Belle Haven section of town. [22 ] [23 ]
Mel Karmazin, CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio.
Raymond Kassar, chairman and CEO of Atari
Donald M. Kendall, CEO of PepsiCo. [24 ]
Edward Lampert, head of ESL Investments lives in town. [20 ] Mark Lazarus, chairman of
NBC Sports Group, NBCUniversal lives in town.
William F. May, chemical engineer and former head of the American Can Company who co-founded the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 1969. [25 ]
Charles Peter McColough, former Chairman and CEO of Xerox, lives in the Belle Haven section of town.
Henry McKinnell (born 1943), CEO and chairman of the board of Pfizer Inc., lives in town.
Vince McMahon, World Wrestling Entertainment founder, chairman and CEO, and his wife, former WWE CEO Linda
Mark Madoff, son of Bernie Madoff, operator of the largest Ponzi scheme in history; worked for the Madoff Family Foundation. [26 ]
Andrew Madoff, son of Bernie Madoff, operator of the largest Ponzi scheme in history; works for the Madoff Family Foundation. [26 ]
John Meriwether (born 1947) runs JWM Partners, a Greenwich, Connecticut, hedge fund.
Robert Hiester Montgomery, donor of 102-acre Montgomery Pinetum Park on Bible Street in Greenwich, lives in town.
Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo [27 ]
Thomas Peterffy, head of Interactive Brokers, billionaire
Daniel Scotto, director of research at Bear Stearns, DLJ, L.F. Rothschild and S&P, Institutional Investor.
Alan Schwartz (born 1950), CEO of Bear Stearns.
Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. Lives in town. [28 ]
John Sculley, CEO of Apple Inc..
Christopher A. Sinclair, chairman and CEO of Mattel, and former CEO of Pepsi-Cola lives in town.
Sanford I. Weill, (born March 16, 1933), banker, financier, formerly chief executive officer and chairman of Citigroup.
John Weinberg, CEO of Goldman Sachs, lived in town.
Winklevoss twins, internet entrepreneurs, raised in Greenwich and attended Greenwich Country Day School.
Journalists, sportscasters [ edit ]
Chris Berman (born 1955), host and anchor of various ESPN television programs, is a Greenwich native.
Gretchen Carlson, a television news personality at Fox News, lives in town with husband Casey Close and two children.
Rita Cosby (born 1964), a cable television news personality at MSNBC, raised in town and a graduate of Greenwich High School [29 ]
Bill Evans, WABC-TV weatherman, lives in town. [30 ]
Dan Hicks (born 1962), NBC sportscaster, current resident [31 ]
Matt Lauer (born 1957), Today Show television host, graduated from Greenwich High School.
Louis Rukeyser (1933–2006), a business columnist, economic commentator, and television personality, lived in town.
Lara Spencer, co-host of ABC's and former host of Good Morning America , lives in Riverside. Antiques Roadshow [32 ]
Hannah Storm, ESPN sportscaster and former host of CBS television's " The Early Show", lives in town. [7 ]
Colonel Raynal Bolling (1877–1918), a town resident and the first high-ranking U.S. officer to be killed in combat in World War I.
Blackleach Burritt, noted clergyman in the American Revolution.
Douglas Campbell (1896–1990) the first American World War I aviator flying in an American unit to achieve the status of ace died in town.
Roy Cohn (1927–1986), a lawyer made famous as an aide to U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, had one of his homes in town.
Michael Fossel (born 1950), a professor of clinical medicine at Michigan State University was born in town.
Bill Gold (born 1921), an American graphic designer who lives in Old Greenwich.
Kara Hultgreen (1965–1994), a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, was the first female naval carrier-based fighter pilot.
Barry Klarberg (born 1961), a manager for athletes and entertainers including Justin Timberlake, Charlie Sheen and Anna Kournikova, is a current resident.
Martha Moxley (1960-1975), a high profile murder victim who resided in the area at the time of her death.
Farah Pahlavi, former Iranian empress, previously had a residence in town.
Hubert Scott-Paine (1891–1954) a British-American aircraft and boat designer and record-breaking power boat racer who helped invent and promote the PT boats, died in town.
Ernest Thompson Seton (1860–1946) a noted author, helped found the Boy Scouts of America, in part at his estate in Cos Cob.
Mickey Sherman, a criminal-defense attorney is a town native and resident.
Cornelius Wendell Wickersham (1885–1968), a U.S. Army officer, a lawyer and an awarded author of philatelic literature
See also [ edit ]
^ Costaregni, Susie, "Stars come out for benefit at Greenwich Hyatt", from "The Dish" column in of Stamford, Connecticut, January 14, 2007, page 2: "New Greenwich residents Mary Tyler Moore and her husband ..." The Advocate
^ Costaregni, Susie, "'Law & Order' actress spotted in Greenwich", from "The Dish" column in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut and the Greenwich Time daily newspapers, November 12, 2006, page 2 of The Advocate: "Actress and former Greenwich resident Elisabeth Rohm ..."
^ "People & Places" column in Business section, The Advocate of Stamford, July 26, 2006, page A11
^ "Carolyn Wonderland and Whitney Brown". The New York Times.
^ "From the Archives" feature in of Stamford, November 27, 2006, page A7, "50 years ago:" section, "Nov. 26, 1956" subsection The Advocate
^ a b c Costaregni, Susie, "Jocks, movie star show up at Greenwich restaurant" the August 5, 2007 "The Dish with Suzie" column in of Stamford, Connecticut, page 2 The Advocate
^ "Joanne Stanulonis". The New York Times.
^ Costagregni, Susie, "Mardi Gras comes to the Bruce Museum", headline for "The dish with susie" column in of The Advocate Stamford, Connecticut, February 11, 2007, page 2, "Montel Williams, a former Greenwich resident [...]"
^ Costaregni, Susie, "Director grabs a coffee before daughter's wedding", June 24, 2006, "The Dish with susie" column in The Advocate page A2.
^ Costaregni, Susie, "Stars come out for benefit at Greenwich Hyatt", January 14, 2007, "The Dish with susie" column in The Advocate page A2
^ Dina Modianot-Fox, "Class on Court" article in Greenwich Magazine, September 2003; also, Vigdor, Neil, "Obama's campaign rolls into Greenwich for two fundraisers" news article in of Stamford, Stamford and Norwalk editions, pp 1, A6: "Allan Houston, who retired from the Knicks [...] at his home in Conyers Farm [...]". The Advocate
^ Costaregni, Susie, "The Dish With Susie" column: "Mathes to perform at NYC arts conference", column in The Advocate daily newspaper, Stamford, Connecticut, February 18, 2007.
^ Costagregni, Susie, "Big prizes on tap at Down syndrome benefit", headline for "The dish with susie" column in of The Advocate Stamford, Connecticut, March 11, 2007, page 2.
^ "Collins & Aikman seeks to emerge from bankruptcy", Bloomberg News article by Jeff Bennett, appearing in The Advocate of Stamford on September 5, 2006, page A7
^ a b Web page titled "The World's Billionaires / #1014 Mary Anselmo", Forbes magazine website. Retrieved March 15, 2008
^ "Greenwich hedge funds beating the average", article in The Advocate August 5, 2005, Business section p. B7, by Katherine Burton of Bloomberg News, article may have been adapted by The Advocate. From first sentence: "Multibillion-dollar hedge funds run by Greenwich residents Paul Tudor Jones and Barton Biggs ..."
^ a b "Contrarian pirates: Vilified by some, activist investors promote market efficiency" by Julie Fishman-Lapin, The Advocate of Stamford, June 4, 2006, Business section, page F1
^ "Fit to Print: With Cenveo, Burton seeks to revitalize his third print industry giant", article by Peter Healy, The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, July 30, 2006
^ "Goldman tops list of big hedge-fund managers" an article by Katherine Burton for Bloomberg News, as printed in The Advocate of Stamford, June 22, 2006, Business section, page B2
^ Costagregni, Susie, "Local honorees celebrated by Old Timers group", headline for "The dish with susie" column in of The Advocate Stamford, Connecticut, December 10, 2006, page 2
^ Jensen, Michael C., "Kendall: Blunt and Politically Minded: A Friend, He Offered Nixon a Job After 1960", July 25, 1976, The New York Times ("He lives on a palatial estate in Greenwich, Conn.") retrieved December 14, 2008
^ Grimes, William (2011-09-20). "William F. May, 95, Dies; Helped Found Film Society". New York Times . Retrieved . 2011-09-22
^ a b Web page titled , Bloomberg. March 17, 2009. Retrieved March 29, 2009
^ "Greenwich resident to lead PepsiCo: Nooyi succeeds Reinemund in October", a Bloomberg News article by Mary Jane Credeur in the business sections of The Advocate of Stamford (page A8) and the Greenwich Time newspapers, August 14, 2006: "PepsiCo Inc. has named Chief Financial Officer Indra Nooyi of Greenwich as its new chief executive officer ..."
^ Sternlicht news article
^ Hagey, Keach, "A familiar face to speak at Greenwich High graduation", article in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, p A3, Stamford edition, June 8, 2007
^ "The Dish" column by Suzie Costaregni, "Designer dines, preacher parties, Judge Judy, well, judges", Stamford Advocate, September 16, 2006, page 2
^ Costaregni, Susie, "Elegant cocktail party benefits programs at Community Centers", the November 26, 2006 The dish with susie column in The Advocate of Stamford (also appeared in Greenwich Time)
^ Costagregni, Susie, "Antares party raises funds for Greenwich YMCA", headline for "The dish with susie" column in of The Advocate (Stamford) Stamford, Connecticut, May 13, 2007, page 2
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