List of people from Park Ridge, Illinois

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Park Ridge
The City of Park Ridge, Illinois
Skyline of Park Ridge
Park Ridge is located in Illinois
Park Ridge
Park Ridge
Coordinates: 42°0′43″N 87°50′30″W / 42.01194°N 87.84167°W / 42.01194; -87.84167Coordinates: 42°0′43″N 87°50′30″W / 42.01194°N 87.84167°W / 42.01194; -87.84167

Park Ridge, Illinois is a suburb of Chicago. Located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of downtown Chicago, it has a population of 37,775. Despite its relative small city status, Park Ridge has been home to several notable people. Among the most admired women in the world,[1] former first lady and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton grew up in Park Ridge and graduated from Maine South High School.[2] Actor Harrison Ford, the star of Indiana Jones, Star Wars, and The Fugitive also attended high school in Park Ridge. Ford's films have grossed over $3.5 billion domestically, making him the third-highest-grossing U.S. domestic box office star of all time.[3] In sports, two time Super Bowl champion (XVII, XXII) Dave Butz and Hall of Fame third baseman Ron Santo both grew up in Park Ridge.[4][5] Hall of Fame pitcher Luke Gregerson moved to Park Ridge later in life.[6] More recognized by his work than by name, Park Ridge resident Grant Wood painted American Gothic, one of the most familiar images in 20th-century American art.[7][8]

The following list includes notable people who were born or have lived in Park Ridge, Illinois. For a similar list organized alphabetically by last name, see the category page People from Park Ridge, Illinois.


Academics and engineering[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Mahler, Vincent A.Vincent A. Mahler Nov 26, 1949 Political science professor; head of International Studies at Loyola University Chicago Lived in Park Ridge [9]
Ozzie, RayRay Ozzie Ray Ozzie, Web 2.0 Conference.jpg Nov 20, 1955 Chief software architect for Microsoft Maine South High School alum (1973) [10][11]

Fine arts[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Evans, Dulah MarieDulah Marie Evans Feb 17, 1875 Jul 24, 1951 Artist specializing in the American Southwest; nicknamed "The Park Ridge Modernist"; Married to Albert Henry Krehbiel Lived in Park Ridge [12]
Iannelli, AlfonsoAlfonso Iannelli Alfonso Iannelli 1916 dailynews.jpg Feb 17, 1888 Mar 23, 1965 Artist, architect, Prairie School sculptor and designer; primary designer of the Pickwick Theater Co-founder of Iannelli Studios in Park Ridge [13][14]
Krehbiel, Albert HenryAlbert Henry Krehbiel AHKrehbielPhoto1925.jpg Nov 25, 1873 Jun 29, 1945 Art teacher; impressionist painter and Muralist; married to Dulah Marie Evans Lived in Park Ridge [12][15]
Mutter, ScottScott Mutter 1944 2008 Photographer specializing in Photomontage Born and died in Park Ridge [16]
Nickel, RichardRichard Nickel May 31, 1928 Apr 13, 1972 Photographer and art preservationist focusing on the architecture of Louis Sullivan Lived in Park Ridge [17]
Paulding, JohnJohn Paulding John Paulding.gif Apr 5, 1883 1935 Sculptor Lived in Park Ridge [18]
Richardson, FrederickFrederick Richardson 1862 Jan 15, 1937 Illustrator and art teacher Lived in Park Ridge [15]
Wood, GrantGrant Wood Grant Wood.jpg Feb 13, 1891 Feb 12, 1942 Painter (American Gothic) Lived in Park Ridge [7][8][19]

Art by local artists[edit]

Media[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Glienna, GregGreg Glienna Aug 23, 1963 Director and screenwriter (Meet the Parents, A Guy Thing, Relative Strangers) Grew up in Park Ridge [24][25]
Koz, RichRich Koz Mar 12, 1952 Horror movie host Svengoolie Attended Maine East High School [26]
Merle, FrankFrank Merle Film director Frank Merle.jpg Film director and screenwriter (The Employer) Grew up in Park Ridge, Maine South High School alum [27]
North, MikeMike North 1952 Radio host (Fox Sports Radio, Monsters in the Morning) Lived in Park Ridge [28]
Seese, MarshallMarshall Seese 20-year meteorologist for The Weather Channel and 8-year host of Your Weather Today Native of Park Ridge [29]
Shamlian, JanetJanet Shamlian Shamlianbuckpalace2.jpg May 14, 1962 National correspondent for NBC News Born and raised in Park Ridge, Maine South High School alum [30]
Wilkos, SteveSteve Wilkos SteveWilkos2011-preshow.png Mar 9, 1964 Talk show host (The Steve Wilkos Show); ex-security and co-host (The Jerry Springer Show) Lived in Park Ridge [31]

Performing arts[edit]

Acting[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Alvarado, AllenAllen Alvarado Feb 19, 1996 Child actor (Lex Marin in Flight 29 Down) Born in Park Ridge [32]
Giambrone, SeanSean Giambrone May 30, 1999 Child actor (Adam Goldberg in The Goldbergs) Lives in Park Ridge [33]
Black, KarenKaren Black KarenBlackDIFFApr10.jpg Jul 1, 1939 Aug 8, 2013 Actress (Easy Rider, The Great Gatsby, Family Plot); two time Golden Globe winner (1970, 1974) Born in Park Ridge [17][34]
Cole, GaryGary Cole GaryColeJan09.jpg Sep 20, 1956 Actor (The Brady Bunch Movie, Office Space, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Veep) Born in Park Ridge [35]
Ewoldt, AliAli Ewoldt Oct 6, 1990 Broadway actress (Les Misérables, 2006) Lived in Park Ridge [36]
Ford, HarrisonHarrison Ford Harrison Ford Césars 2010.jpg Jul 13, 1942 Actor (Blade Runner, Indiana Jones, Star Wars, The Fugitive) Attended high school in Park Ridge [37][38]
Mallow, DaveDave Mallow Oct 19, 1948 Voice over artist (Digimon, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, Call of Duty: Black Ops, World of Warcraft) Born in Park Ridge; Maine South High School alum [39]
Pankow, JohnJohn Pankow Apr 28, 1954 Film and stage actor (Mad About You) Grew up in Park Ridge [40]
Snodgress, CarrieCarrie Snodgress Oct 27, 1945 Apr 1, 2004 Actress (Diary of a Mad Housewife); two time Golden Globe winner (1970, 1971) Born in Park Ridge [17]

Dancing[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Carlson, AnnAnn Carlson Oct 21, 1954 Dancer and choreographer Born in Park Ridge [41]

Music[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Ansani, TedTed Ansani Bass player and back-up vocalist for the 1985–1996 pop band Material Issue Lived in Park Ridge [42]
Carpenter, John AldenJohn Alden Carpenter Feb 28, 1876 Apr 26, 1951 Composer (Adventures in a Perambulator and The Song of Faith) Born in Park Ridge [43]
Jones, AdamAdam Jones Adam jones tool roskilde festival 2006.jpg Jan 15, 1965 Guitar player for the alternative metal band Tool Born in Park Ridge [44]
Pankow, JamesJames Pankow James Pankow.jpg Aug 20, 1947 Founding member of the rock band Chicago Lived in Park Ridge [19]
Petrone, ShanaShana Petrone May 8, 1972 Singer (I Want You) Born in Park Ridge [45]
Thomson, DougieDougie Thomson Dougie Thomson.JPG Mar 24, 1951 Bassist for Supertramp; manager of Disturbed and Dark New Day Lived in Park Ridge [46]

Politics and law[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Black, William P.William P. Black William Black.jpg Nov 11, 1842 Jan 3, 1916 Lawyer; defended the anarchists accused of starting the Haymarket Riot; Union Army veteran and Medal of Honor recipient Lived in Park Ridge [17]
Clinton, Hillary RodhamHillary Rodham Clinton Hillary Clinton official Secretary of State portrait crop.jpg Oct 26, 1947 First Lady of the United States, senator from New York, and 67th Secretary of State Lived in Park Ridge [47][48]
Rodham, Dorothy HowellDorothy Howell Rodham Dorothy rodham.jpg Jun 4, 1919 Nov 1, 2011 Mother of Hillary Rodham Clinton Lived in Park Ridge [48]
Rodham, Hugh E.Hugh E. Rodham Apr 2, 1911 Apr 7, 1993 Father of Hillary Rodham Clinton Lived in Park Ridge [48]
Rodham, HughHugh Rodham May 26, 1950 Younger brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton Lived in Park Ridge [48]
Rodham, TonyTony Rodham 1954 Youngest brother of Hillary Rodham Clinton Lived in Park Ridge [48]
Eich, WilliamWilliam Eich William Eich.jpg Chief judge of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals Born in Park Ridge [49]
Hultgren, RandyRandy Hultgren Randy Hultgren Official Photo 112.jpg Mar 1, 1966 US representative for Illinois' 14th congressional district Born in Park Ridge [50][51]
Kotowski, DanDan Kotowski Mar 24, 1967 Illinois state senator Lived in Park Ridge [52]
Kustra, Robert W.Robert W. Kustra Mar 21, 1943 State senator and the 43rd lieutenant governor of Illinois Lived in Park Ridge [17][53]
Sullivan, DaveDave Sullivan Dec 29, 1964 Illinois state senator Lived in Park Ridge [54]

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Bourjos, PeterPeter Bourjos Peter Bourjos on July 23, 2011.jpg Mar 31, 1987 Outfielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and St. Louis Cardinals Born in Park Ridge [55]
Gregerson, LukeLuke Gregerson Luke Gregerson.jpg May 14, 1984 Relief pitcher for the San Diego Padres Born in Park Ridge [56]
Hartnett, GabbyGabby Hartnett GabbyHartnettGoudeycard.jpg Dec 20, 1900 Dec 20, 1972 Hall of Fame catcher for the Chicago Cubs and New York Giants Lived and died in Park Ridge [6]
Hendry, JimJim Hendry Hendry.jpg Jul 27, 1955 General manager of the Chicago Cubs Lived in Park Ridge [57]
Levine, AlAl Levine May 22, 1968 Relief pitcher for seven Major League Baseball teams Born in Park Ridge [58]
Rosales, AdamAdam Rosales Adam Rosales on June 6, 2011.jpg May 20, 1983 Infielder for the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics Born in Park Ridge [59]
Santo, RonRon Santo Ron Santo 1961.png Feb 25, 1940 Dec 3, 2010 Hall of Fame third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox Owner of Santo’s Pizzeria in Park Ridge [5]

Basketball[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Falls, ColinColin Falls Jun 9, 1985 Shooting guard for the Orlandina Basket (Italian First Division) Born in Park Ridge [60]

Football[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Butz, DaveDave Butz Jun 23, 1950 Defensive end and tackler for the Washington Redskins; two time Super Bowl champion (XVII, XXII) Maine South High School alum [4]
Francis, JeffJeff Francis Jul 7, 1966 Quarterback for the Los Angeles Raiders and Cleveland Browns Born in Park Ridge [61]

Hockey[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Anderson, CraigCraig Anderson Craig Anderson Avalanche.jpg May 21, 1981 Goaltender for the Ottawa Senators, Chicago Blackhawks, Florida Panthers, and Colorado Avalanche Born in Park Ridge [62]
Rohlicek, JeffJeff Rohlicek Jan 27, 1966 Centre for the Vancouver Canucks Born in Park Ridge [63]

Ice skating[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Papasotiriou, Maria-ElenaMaria-Elena Papasotiriou Lake Placid 2007 Maria-Elena PAPASOTIRIOU.jpg Jan 27, 1990 Figure skater; Greek national champion Born in Park Ridge [64]
Santee, DavidDavid Santee 2011 Rostelecom Cup - Zawadzki coach.jpg Jul 22, 1957 Olympic figure skater and judge; competed in the 1976 and 1980 Olympics Lived in Park Ridge [65][66]
Stellato, DeannaDeanna Stellato Jun 22, 1983 Champion figure skater Born in Park Ridge [67]
Swider-Peltz, NancyNancy Swider-Peltz Aug 20, 1956 Olympic speed skater; set the 3,000 meters world record in 1976 Maine South High School alum [68]

Rowing[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Zelenka, SarahSarah Zelenka Sarah Zelenka.jpg Jun 8, 1987 Competitor at the 2012 Summer Olympics; gold medalist at the 2011 World Rowing Championships Born in Park Ridge [69]

Soccer[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Wolanin, AdamAdam Wolanin Nov 13, 1919 Oct 26, 1987 Forward for the US national soccer team at the 1950 FIFA World Cup Lived and died in Park Ridge [70]

Volleyball[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Hoff, ThomasThomas Hoff Tom Hoff 2008.jpg Jun 9, 1973 Team captain of the US Olympic men's volleyball team; gold medalist (2008) Maine South High School alum (1991) [71]

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