List of people from Quincy, Illinois

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

Acting and comedy[edit]

Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson John Anderson The Virginian.JPG October 20, 1922 August 7, 1992 Actor and director (Twilight Zone, Gunsmoke) Raised in Quincy [1][2]
Astor, MaryMary Astor Mary Astor-1930s.JPG May 3, 1906 September 25, 1987 Actress (The Maltese Falcon, The Great Lie) Born in Quincy [3]
Brocksmith, RoyRoy Brocksmith September 15, 1945 December 16, 2001 Actor (Total Recall, Arachnophobia) Born in Quincy and graduated from Quincy University in 1970. [4]
Fleer, HarryHarry Fleer March 26, 1916 October 14, 1994 Actor (Little Giants, Tormented) Born in Quincy [5]
Gallaher, DonaldDonald Gallaher Donald Gallaher (1904).jpg June 25, 1895 August 14, 1961 Actor and director (The Great Train Robbery, Temple Tower) Born in Quincy [6]
Hilgenbrink, TadTad Hilgenbrink October 9, 1981 Actor (American Pie Presents: Band Camp, The Curiosity of Chance) Born in Quincy and attended Quincy Senior High School [7]
Kolker, HenryHenry Kolker Henry Kolker.jpg November 13, 1874 July 15, 1947 Actor Family moved to Quincy when he was young
Livingston, RobertRobert Livingston December 9, 1904 March 7, 1988 Actor (The Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger Rides Again) Born in Quincy [8]
Sayles, IrvingIrving Sayles Irving Sayles.jpg 1872 February 8, 1914 Vaudeville entertainer Born in Quincy [9]
Wicker, IreeneIreene Wicker Ireene wicker.jpg November 24, 1905 November 17, 1987 Actress and singer (The Singing Lady) Born in Quincy [10]


Name Image Birth Death Known for Association Reference
Ray, James EarlJames Earl Ray James Earl Ray.jpg March 10, 1928 April 23, 1998 Man convicted of shooting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Raised in Quincy [11]
Scott, JamesJames Scott November 20, 1969 Charged with sabotaging a levee in West Quincy, Missouri during the Great Flood of 1993. Born in Quincy [12]
Swango, MichaelMichael Swango Michaelswango.jpg October 21, 1954 Serial killer Raised in Quincy and attended Quincy Notre Dame High School [13]

Fine arts[edit]

Journalism and writing[edit]


Paul Tibbets waving from the Enola Gay.