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Notable people in the past and present associated with
Business [ edit ]
Entertainers [ edit ]
In addition to the people listed here, there are many
professional wrestlers and executives associated with World Wrestling Entertainment living in Stamford since the city is home to WWE's corporate headquarters.
Elizabeth Crocker Bowers, American stage actress and theatrical manager, also known professionally as Mrs. D. P. Bowers.
Michael Dante (born 1931), actor and professional baseball player, was born in the city [5 ]
Dana Delany (born 1956), actress, grew up in Stamford
Kenny Delmar (1910–1986), actor, died in the city
Kim Greist (born 1958), actress, was born in the city [6 ]
Eileen Heckart, Oscar-winning actress and city resident [7 ]
Earl Hindman (1942–2003), actor, died in the city
Harry Houdini, escape artist, had a summer home in Stamford [8 ]
Alan Kalter, announcer on , lives in the city. Late Show with David Letterman [9 ]
Josh Logan, a theatrical producer, lives or lived in North Stamford [1 ]
Christopher Lloyd, actor, born in Stamford
Antonio Macia, screenwriter and actor
Bill Moseley (born 1951), horror film actor, was born in the city
Louise Platt, (1915–2003), theatre and film actress, was born in the city
Gilda Radner, (1946–1989), comedienne, actress, wife of Gene Wilder, lived in the city
Katherine Reback (?-2010), screenwriter ( ), was a native of Stamford Fools Rush In [10 ]
Rosemary Rice, actress ( ), voice-over artist and children's musician Mama [11 ]
Henry Simmons (born 1970), an actor, was born in the city
Stephen Sondheim, composer, lived in North Stamford when he was a boy [12 ]
Grant Tinker, (born 1925), former husband of Mary Tyler Moore and former chairman and CEO of NBC (1981–1986), was born in the city.
Mark Tinker, (born 1951), producer, director, and writer, was born in the city.
Vivian Vance, (1909–1979), actress
Fredi Washington (1903–1994), actress, died in the city
Marc Weiner (born 1955), Jewish comedian, clown, puppeteer, and television producer, lives in the city
Gene Wilder, actor and director, lives in the city [13 ]
Peggy Wood (1892–1978), actress and a member of the Algonquin Round Table, died in the city
Government and politics [ edit ]
J. Cofer Black (b. 1950), former United States Department of State Coordinator for Counterterrorism with the rank of Ambassador at Large from (2002–2004); born in Stamford.
Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929) French Premier during World War I and one of the major voices behind the Treaty of Versailles, taught in a girls' school in Stamford and married one of his pupils, Mary Plummer, in 1869.
Homer Stille Cummings (1870–1956), United States Attorney General from 1933 to 1939. In 1900, 1901, and 1904, Cummings was elected mayor of Stamford, and he helped found the Cummings & Lockwood law firm in 1909. [14 ]
Charles A. Duelfer, chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq; raised in Stamford.
Joe Lieberman (b. 1942), U.S. Senator and 2000 Democratic nominee for vice president; born in Stamford. [15 ]
Dan Malloy Incumbent Governor of Connecticut
John J. McCloy (1895–1989), a prominent adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Ronald Reagan; died in Stamford. [16 ]
William T. Minor (1815–1889), 39th Governor of Connecticut, Consul-General to Havana, Cuba and judge on the Connecticut Superior Court; born in Stamford. [17 ]
Chris Shays, Fourth District U.S. representative; former resident of Stamford. [18 ]
Literature, writing, journalism [ edit ]
Christopher Buckley, novelist, editor, William F. Buckley's son, partly grew up in the Cove section.
William F. Buckley, Jr., founder of National Review magazine, was a longtime resident in the Cove section.
Chris Hansen, television journalist, lives in the city with his wife and children.
Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey, 1925), science-fiction author, was born in the city.
John Hawkes (1925–1998), novelist, was born in the city.
Carol Iovanna, newscaster on Fox News, is a resident of the city.
J. D. Salinger, author of lived in north Stamford briefly in the late 1940s. The Catcher In The Rye, [19 ]
Jeph Loeb, comic book, screen, and television writer, and television and motion picture producer, grew up in Stamford. [20 ] [21 ]
Chuck Scarborough, television news anchor, lives in North Stamford.
Dana Tyler, news anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City, lives in Stamford. [22 ]
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Dave Abbruzzese (born 1968), Pearl Jam's drummer, 1991–1994, was born in the city.
Michael Bolton, singer, lived in North Stamford. [1 ]
Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh (1866–1949) black singer who made " Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," a Nineteenth-century spiritual, popular (in a 1917 compilation), died in the city.
Willy DeVille, R&B singer and composer, was born in Stamford in 1950.
Dorothy Fields, lyricist, rented Buttonwood Manor in North Stamford from William E. Stevens during World War II. [23 ]
Benny Goodman, the 'King of Swing' lived the last 20 years of his life in Stamford, and is buried in Long Ridge Cemetery. [24 ]
Jimmy Ienner, music producer. [25 ]
Jim Koplik, a concert promoter, a city resident since 1981. [26 ]
Cyndi Lauper, singer has a home in North Stamford. [1 ] [27 ]
Gordon G.G. Gebert, musician, author of the book KISS & Tell, lives in North Stamford.
Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday), Rock singer and songwriter, moved to Stamford with his wife and stepdaughter Pearl Aday in 1979, coached Babe Ruth League and Little League baseball and moved to Westport, Connecticut after the birth of another daughter 1981. [28 ]
Moby, recording artist, previously lived in the South End.
Ezio Pinza, a star of the Metropolitan Opera, was a resident of North Stamford. [1 ]
Rakim, rapper, lives in the city.
Sasha Sokol, Mexican singer, has a home in the city.
Andrew Sterling (1874–1955), lyricist, died in the city.
Rida Johnson Young, (1869–1926), lyricist, died in the city. [29 ]
Religion [ edit ]
Semyon Belits-Geiman, Olympic medal-winning swimmer
Andy Bloom (born 1973), Olympic shot putter
Matt Brennan (1897-1963), NFL player
Garry Cobb, NFL football player. [25 ]
David Cone, former MLB pitcher.
Michael Dante (born 1931), former professional baseball player and later a television and film actor, was born in the city. [5 ]
Chris Dudley (b. 1965), a former NBA basketball player for teams including the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks; born in Stamford. [30 ]
Gigi Fernández, member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame. [31 ]
Jane Geddes, winner of 11 LPGA Tour events. [31 ]
Ryan Haggerty, NHL hockey player on the New York Rangers. [32 ]
J. Walter Kennedy (1912–1977), NBA commissioner (1963–1975) and former athletic director at St. Basil's Preparatory School in Stamford; born in Stamford.
Dick Mayer (1924–1989), a professional golfer; born in Stamford.
Jackie Robinson, baseball star, made North Stamford his home later in his life. One of the several Stamford little leagues is named after him. [1 ]
Andy Robustelli (1925–2011), member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; born and raised in Stamford. [33 ]
Alex Rodriguez, MLB player, is said to have a home in Stamford.
Boris Said, NASCAR driver, raised in Stamford.
Dan Sileo, former NFL player and currently a radio personality in Orlando on WYGM. [34 ]
William E. Stevenson, 1924 Olympic Gold Medal winner in track, president of Oberlin College, bought Buttonwood Manor in North Stamford in 1937. [23 ]
Gene Tunney (1897–1978), boxing champion; interred in Long Ridge Union Cemetery in Stamford. [35 ]
Bobby Valentine, former baseball player and former manager of the Boston Red Sox; born in Stamford and owner of "Bobby V's", a downtown sports bar. In 2011, Valentine was named the city's Director of Public Health and Safety. [36 ]
Herb Williams, former NBA player and current New York Knicks assistant coach; has a home in Stamford.
Louis Dell'Olio, fashion designer.
Dennis Gabor, worked at the CBS Research Lab in Stamford and won a Nobel Prize in Physics
Ina Garten, cooking author, grew up in the city.
Robert Jaffe, physicist, grew up in Stamford.
Robert Jarvik, inventor of the first artificial heart, was reared in Stamford. [37 ] [38 ]
Harold June (1895–1962), U.S. Navy test pilot and Antarctic aviator.
F. N. Monjo (1875–1929), arctic fur trader.
Charles Henry Phillips, inventor of Milk of Magnesia lived in and had a factory making the product in town.
Thomas H. Ruger (1833–1907), a Union general in the Civil War and superintendent of West Point, died in the city.
Will Shortz, puzzle editor of The New York Times, current resident and organizer of the annual World Puzzle Championship which was held in Stamford in 2000.
James Angelo Verinis, the first World War II pilot to complete 25 successful missions, was born in the city. He appeared in the 1944 movie He was co-pilot on the Memphis Belle. Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress. [39 ]
Jay S. Walker, founder of Priceline.com, resides in Stamford. Sandra Diaz-Twine, two time winner of
( Survivor and Pearl Islands ) Heroes vs. Villains
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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