List of people from Newton, Massachusetts

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Newton, Massachusetts has been the home of many notable people.

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Baseball[edit]

Figure skating[edit]

  • Jennifer Kirk
  • Tenley Albright (born July 18, 1935 in Newton Centre, Massachusetts) is an American figure skater and became the first American female skater to win an Olympic gold medal. Other titles include the 1952 Olympic silver medal, the 1953 & 1955 World Champion, the 1953 & 1955 North American champion, and the 1952–1956 U.S. national champion.
  • Gracie Gold
  • John Summers

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Fictional Newtonians[edit]

  • Gorgeous Rosensweig Teitelbaum, one of the three sisters in Wendy Wasserstein's 1994 play The Sisters Rosensweig, is a "housewife, mother and radio personality" who lives in Newton.[4]
  • Andrew Sabot, the male ingenue in Cole Porter's 1928 play Paris is a Mayflower descendant from Newton Center whose mother comes to Paris to prevent his marriage to a French actress.

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