List of people from Darien, Connecticut

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This list of people from Darien, Connecticut, includes current and past residents as well as others associated with Darien, Connecticut. The list is categorized by area in which each person is best known, in alphabetical order within each category:

Actors, musicians, and others in entertainment[edit]

Authors, writers, journalists, photojournalists[edit]

Government, military[edit]





  • CH Celestial CJ's Jolly Fairchild aka Fairchild, a Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, also known as a PBGV, is a well-known competitor in national dog shows. Her overall accomplishments include being the number 10 hound of all time and the top-winning PBGV of all time. Currently, she is the number 1 PBGV and the number 2 hound in the country.[33]
  • Alex Kelly - convicted rapist who fled the country to escape charges[34]
  • Charles Lindbergh - late aviator, husband of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, lived on Tokeneke Trail[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Herman, Peter"Kate Bosworth's Career Takes Off Like a Speeding Bullet", article in Darien News-Review, Darien, Connecticut, August 16, 2006 ("Kate Bosworth [...] the Darien native")
  2. ^ Ward, Matthew (2015-01-26). "Former Miss Virginia from Suffolk dies". Suffolk News-Herald. Retrieved 2015-02-14. 
  3. ^ Danton, Eric R., "Courant Rock Critic", "It's strictly mission accomplished", article (review?) in The Hartford Courant, September 22, 2007 ("bassist (and Darien native) Clint Conley")
  4. ^ Catlin, Roger, "Courant TV Critic", "Will answwers be found in 'Lost' finale? Grace's '70s' Goodbye", article in The Hartford Courant, May 18, 2005 ("Topher Grace [...] Grace, a Darien resident")
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  6. ^ Campbell, Stacey M., "Bachelor' Comes to National Television", article in The Darien News-Review, April 4, 2002, ("Darien resident, Alex Michel, the star player in the new reality TV series") accessed via NewsBank Web site (, November 16, 2007
  7. ^ Best, Kenneth, "A music hall of fame is not a popularity contest", article in Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, Connecticut, May 11, 2007 ("Moby, the pop singer and electronic musician, who grew up in Darien")
  8. ^ Best, Kenneth, "A music hall of fame is not a popularity contest", article in Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, Connecticut, May 11, 2007 ("The late Gerry Mulligan of Darien, composer and arranger, was the "cool" baritone saxophonist with Miles Davis during the time when the Davis group became one of the most influential jazz groups in the world.")
  9. ^ Klein, Alvin, "Council for arts getting new home", article in The New York Times, November 11, 1984 ("The actor Christopher Plummer, a former Darien resident who now lives in Weston"), accessed September 24, 2007
  10. ^ Sischy, Ingrid, "Destiny calls Chloe - teenage actress Chloe Sevigny", cover story, Interview magazine, August 1995 (Q. "You lived in Darien, Connecticut, right? How did you feel about high school?" A. "Aryan Darien. [laughs]"), accessed September 24, 2007
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  12. ^ Diamond, Jamie, "Gus Van Sant turns toward mainstream", New York Times News Service article, as published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, December 28, 1997, ("The family moved five times before Van Sant reached the age of 10, eventually settling in a large home in Darien, Conn. [...] the family moved to Portland. [...] Van Sant, who was 17 at the time."), accessed November 16, 2007
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  14. ^ Shea, Tom, "Happy Presidents Day, Rutherford B. Hayes", The Sunday Republican, Springfield, Massachusetts, February 19, 2006 ("On the white walls of his home hang photographs of Margaret Bourke-White, the famous Life magazine photographer. She was a neighbor of John's when he was growing up in Darien, Conn."), accessed via NewsBank Web site ( on November 19, 2007
  15. ^ Arnold, Edwin T., "Conversations With Erskine Caldwell", Press of Mississippi, 1988, pp 15-22; reprint of article titled "Who's Who: Erskine Caldwell" in Darien Review of Darien, Connecticut, September 5, 1940, pp 1-2 ("Erskine Caldwell of Point O'Woods, Darien"); accessed via GoogleBooks Web site, November 16, 2007
  16. ^ a b Brune, Adrian, "Exhibit brings Anne Lindbergh out of her husband's shadow", article in The Hartford Courant, July 11, 2006 ("The Lindberghs [...] lived in Connecticut for many years at a secluded property in Darien."), accessed via NewsBank Web site ( on November 16, 2007
  17. ^ "Post 53 Alumni Search yields impressive findings", article in The Darien Times, July 8, 2004, accessed via NewsBank Web site (, July 8, 2004
  18. ^ Web page titled "BROWN, Ethan Allen, (1776 - 1852)" at "Biographical Dictionary of the United States Congress" Web site, accessed November 16, 2007
  19. ^ Colgate, Bernice, editor, "Our Interesting Neighbors," articles reprinted in book form (no year of publication or publisher given) from The Darien Review (1954-1957), "General Leslie R. Groves," from March 31, 1955
  20. ^ Christopher Shays Web page at "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress" Web site of the U.S. Congress, accessed November 16, 2007
  21. ^ "Glenn Britt timeline" (PDF). 
  22. ^ Henry, David; Sherman, Alex (June 11, 2014). "Glenn Britt, Who Raised Time Warner Cable Shares, Dies at 65". Bloomberg. Retrieved September 6, 2014. 
  23. ^ Case, Henry J. and Cooper, Simon W. Town of Darien: Founded 1641, Incorporated 1820, Darien Community Association, 1935
  24. ^ "McGraw named chair of Business Roundtable", no byline, The Darien Times, August 17, 2006
  25. ^ Slocum, Bill, "Loading the Bases", article in New Canaan/Darien & Rowayton Magazine, July 2006 ("Yankees’ General Manager, Brian Cashman of Darien"), accessed September 24, 2007
  26. ^ Buono, Steve, "Huge Specimen" is Rangers' giant asset", article, The Darien Times, June 26, 2003, accessed via NewsBank Web site (, accessed November 15, 2007
  27. ^ "Ex-Yankee, Sox Hurler Lopat Dies", no byline, obituary in Chicago Tribune, June 16, 1992 ("Eddie Lopat, one of the three pitching mainstays for the New York Yankees during their reign of five straight World Series championships from 1949 to 1953, died in his sleep early Monday at the home of his son, John, in Darien, Conn."), accessed via NewsBank Web site ( on November 16, 2007
  28. ^ "A town of Champions" (Last Wednesday night, rookie Ryan Shannon of Darien and the Anaheim Ducks won the Stanley Cup"), picture caption in The Darien Times, June 14, 2007
  29. ^ Klein, Lauren, "Couple transforms old barn into new home", article in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, January 16, 2007 ("Colyer, a Darien resident, was a successful artist, a prominent figure in the Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses Grant administrations and instrumental in bringing a railroad station to Rowayton."), accessed via NewsBank Web site, November 16, 2007
  30. ^ Web page titled "Helen Frankenthaler", at the "Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame" website, retrieved January 30, 2010
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  32. ^ Thomas Patrick Koehler
  33. ^ CH Celestial CJ's Jolly Fairchild
  34. ^ "Alex Kelly found guilty of rape"

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