List of people from Pittsburgh

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This article contains a list of notable people who were born or lived a significant amount of time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The city of Pittsburgh is the second-largest city and the center of the second largest metro area in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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Artists[edit]

Actresses[edit]

Actors[edit]

Comedians[edit]

Reporters and anchors[edit]

Media personalities[edit]

Producers, directors, and effects[edit]

Music[edit]

Jazz, soul, R&B, and gospel[edit]

Classics and standards[edit]

Rock and alternative[edit]

Country and folk[edit]

Pop[edit]

Rap and hip-hop[edit]

Dancers and choreographers[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

Authors[edit]

Athletes[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Pitchers[edit]

Infielders[edit]

Outfielders[edit]

Managers and coaches[edit]

Baseball contributors[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Forwards and centers[edit]

Guards[edit]

Basketball contributors[edit]

Boxing[edit]

  • Sammy Angott (Washington) – welterweight Hall of Famer
  • Bob Baker (Washington) – heavyweight contender
  • Charley Burley (Lawrence) – middleweight, 83-12-2 record
  • George Chip (Lawrence) – middleweight champ 1913
  • Billy Conn (Allegheny) – light-heavyweight champ 1939–41
  • Andy DePaul (Allegheny) – middleweight contender, referee
  • Harry Greb (Allegheny) – middleweight champ 1923
  • Frank Klaus (Allegheny) – middleweight champ 1904
  • Paul Komar (Allegheny) – heavyweight champ 1943
  • Brian Minto (Butler) – cruiserweight contender
  • Michael Moorer (Westmoreland) – heavyweight champ 1992–93, 1994, 1996–97
  • Frank Moran (Allegheny) – fought twice for heavyweight title
  • Homer Robertson (Allegheny) – middleweight champion 1923
  • Billy Soose (Mercer) – middleweight champ, 1941
  • Paul Spadafora (Allegheny) – lightweight champ, 1999
  • Leo Sweeny (Allegheny) – welterweight champ 1936
  • Jackie Wilson (Allegheny) – featherweight champ, early 1900s (decade)
  • Teddy Yarosz (Allegheny) – middleweight champ, 1934
  • Fritzie Zivic (Allegheny) – welterweight champ, 1940
  • Eddie Chambers (Homewood)-Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Contender, 2008-2016

Figure skating[edit]

Football[edit]

Coaches: primarily NFL[edit]

Coaches: other football[edit]

Quarterbacks[edit]

Running backs[edit]

Receivers and tight ends[edit]

Offensive linemen[edit]

Defensive linemen[edit]

Defensive backs and linebackers[edit]

Football specialists[edit]

Football contributors[edit]

Golf[edit]

  • Scott Dunlap – PGA and Champions Tour
  • Bob Friend – PGA and Nationwide Tour
  • Jim Simons – as an amateur nearly won 1971 U.S. Open; first tournament winner using a metal driver

Hockey[edit]

Centers and wingers[edit]

Defense[edit]

Goalies[edit]

Hockey contributors[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Olympic sports[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Tennis[edit]

Wrestling[edit]

  • (Ace Freeman) WWWF Wrestler – Promoter – real name Zoltan Friedman Hungarian Born 03-10-14 to 07-09-01

Other sports[edit]

Industry[edit]

Aviation[edit]

Steel and metals[edit]

Energy[edit]

Transport[edit]

Finance[edit]

Technology and communications[edit]

Consumer goods[edit]

Other industries[edit]

Labor[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science and research[edit]

Military[edit]

18th-century leaders[edit]

19th-century leaders[edit]

20th-century leaders[edit]

21st-century leaders[edit]

Medal winners: Mexican conflict[edit]

Medal winners: Civil War[edit]

Medal winners: World War I[edit]

  • Joe Thompson (Allegheny) – Pitt coach, Hall of Famer, Medal of Honor recipient

Medal winners: World War II[edit]

Medal winners: Vietnam[edit]

Medal winners: Somalia[edit]

Astronauts[edit]

Other military[edit]

Government[edit]

Governors and mayors[edit]

Congressmen and senators[edit]

Jurists[edit]

CIA and defense administrators[edit]

White House cabinet[edit]

Ambassadors[edit]

State legislators[edit]

Other administrators and advisors[edit]

Law enforcement[edit]

  • Vic Cianca – Pittsburgh traffic cop made famous by Johnny Carson, Candid Camera and Flashdance
  • Thomas Delahanty – police officer who took a bullet in President Ronald Reagan's 1981 assassination attempt; declared a hero and awarded a medal for bravery

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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