List of people from Greenwich, Connecticut

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This is a list of people who have lived in or been associated with Greenwich, Connecticut now or in the past and are well known beyond the town.

They are listed based on the area in which person is best known (in alphabetical order within each category):

Actors, directors, producers[edit]

Mel Gibson, actor, director, producer, former Greenwich estate owner

Musicians, models, other entertainers[edit]

Regis Philbin, TV host, local resident

Steelheart, was raised in town


James Brown 1930 World Cup
George Brown ASL All Stars

Authors, writers[edit]

Truman Capote in 1959
  • Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985), novelist, died in town
  • Truman Capote (1924–1984), writer, moved to town with his family in 1939, attended Greenwich High School
  • Caroline B. Cooney (born 1947), horror and mystery author, was born and raised in town
  • A. J. Cronin (1896–1981), Scottish author, resided in town
  • Frederick Exley (1929–1992), author, lived in town during the 1960s
  • Howard Fast (1914–2003), author, lived in town and had an editorial column in The Greenwich Time
  • Jonathan Fast (born 1948), author, social work educator; son of Howard Fast
  • James F. Fixx (1932–1984), of Riverside (5 Chapel Ln., 37 Crescent Rd., 14 Knoll St.), author of the 1977 best-seller The Complete Book of Running
  • Carl Higbie, decorated Navy SEAL; author of Enemies, Foreign & Domestic: A SEAL's Story and Battle on the Home Front; lives in Greenwich
  • John Jakes (born 1932), novelist
  • R. A. Montgomery (born 1936), author, was born in town
  • Lawrence Riley (1896–1974), of Riverside, playwright and screenwriter
  • Mark Salzman (born 1959), author, was born in town
  • Anya Seton (1904–1990), author of historical romances, died in town
  • Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989), non-fiction author, died in town

Artists, architects, designers, cartoonists[edit]

Famous guests at the Bush-Holley House[edit]


Expert vote-counter Boss Tweed, by Thomas Nast.


Journalists, sportscasters[edit]


  • Colonel Raynal Bolling (1877–1918), town resident and the first high-ranking U.S. officer to be killed in combat in World War I
  • Blackleach Burritt, noted clergyman in the American Revolution
  • Douglas Campbell (1896–1990), the first American World War I aviator flying in an American unit to achieve the status of ace, died in town
  • Roy Cohn (1927–1986), lawyer made famous as an aide to U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy, had one of his homes in town
  • Michael Fossel (born 1950), professor of clinical medicine at Michigan State University, was born in town
  • Bill Gold (born 1921), graphic designer, lives in Old Greenwich
  • Kara Hultgreen (1965–1994), lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, first female naval carrier-based fighter pilot
  • Barry Klarberg (born 1961), manager for athletes and entertainers including Justin Timberlake, Charlie Sheen and Anna Kournikova, current resident
  • Martha Moxley (1960–1975), high-profile murder victim who resided in the area at the time of her death
  • Farah Pahlavi, former Iranian empress, previously had a residence in town
  • Hubert Scott-Paine (1891–1954), British-American aircraft and boat designer and record-breaking power boat racer who helped invent and promote the PT boats, died in town
  • Ernest Thompson Seton (1860–1946), author, helped found the Boy Scouts of America, in part at his estate in Cos Cob
  • Mickey Sherman, criminal-defense attorney, town native and resident
  • Cornelius Wendell Wickersham (1885–1968), U.S. Army officer, lawyer, awarded author of philatelic literature

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Costaregni, Susie, "Stars come out for benefit at Greenwich Hyatt", from "The Dish" column in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, January 14, 2007, page 2: "New Greenwich residents Mary Tyler Moore and her husband ..."
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