List of people from Detroit

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Detroit, as seen from Windsor, Canada

The following is a list of notable people from Detroit, Michigan. This list includes people who were born, have lived, or worked in and around Metro Detroit.

Artists[edit]

Architects[edit]

Ceramists[edit]

Dancers[edit]

Fashion designers[edit]

Painters[edit]

Photographers[edit]

Sculptors[edit]

Textile designers[edit]

Astronauts[edit]

Business, industry, academics, and labor[edit]

Clergy and religion[edit]

Government and politics[edit]

Movie, radio, television figures and journalists[edit]

Musicians, bands and composers[edit]

Alice Cooper
Madonna

Sports figures[edit]

American football[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Bodybuilding[edit]

Boxing[edit]

Fencing[edit]

Frisbee[edit]

Golf[edit]

Hockey[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Olympians[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Swimming and diving[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Track and field[edit]

Writers, novelists and poets[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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