List of people from Stamford, Connecticut
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- Gutzon Borglum (1867-1941), sculptor of Mount Rushmore, lived in North Stamford from 1910 to 1920
- Paul Calle (1928-2010), artist who created the 1969 stamp commemorating the first manned moon landing
- Helen Frankenthaler (1928-2011), artist, has a home in the Shippan section of town
- Joe Harris (1928–2017), commercial illustrator and storyboard artist, creator of Underdog and the Trix Rabbit
- Alex Raymond (1909-1956), creator of the Flash Gordon comic strip, lived in North Stamford
- Alexander Rummler (1867-1959), painter, lived in the city
- John Adams Ten Eyck III (1893-1932), painter and etcher
- Ralph Bahna (1942-2014), CEO of Cunard Line, chairman of Priceline.com, founder of Club Quarters
- Vince McMahon (born 1945) and Linda McMahon (born 1948), founders of World Wrestling Entertainment
- Alexander S. Wolcott, started the first photography commercial portrait studio in the world (New York City)
- Christopher "Chaz" Micks (entrepreneur/hustler of the month), Notable logistics specialist. Can close any deal, from any location, at any time. Also loves crispies.
- Elizabeth Crocker Bowers (1830-1895), stage actress and theatrical manager, also known professionally as Mrs. D. P. Bowers
- Michael Dante (born 1931), actor and professional baseball player, born in the city
- 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
- Eileen Heckart (1919-2001), Oscar-winning actress and city resident
- Earl Hindman (1942-2003), actor, died in the city
- Harry Houdini (1874-1926), escape artist, had a summer home in Stamford
- Alan Kalter (born 1943), announcer on Late Show with David Letterman, lives in the city
- Christopher Lloyd (born 1938), actor, born in Stamford
- Josh Logan (born 1980), theatrical producer, lives or lived in North 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), comedian, actress, wife of Gene Wilder, lived in the city
- Katherine Reback (1950/51-2010), screenwriter (Fools Rush In), was a native of Stamford
- Rosemary Rice (1925-2012), actress (Mama), voice-over artist and children's musician
- Henry Simmons (born 1970), actor, was born in the city
- Dan Sileo (born 1963), athlete, radio host, was born in the city
- Stephen Sondheim (born 1930), composer, lived in North Stamford when he was a boy
- 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 (1933-2016), actor and director, lived and died in the city
- Peggy Wood (1892-1978), actress and a member of the Algonquin Round Table, died in the city
Government and politics
- J. Cofer Black (born 1950), former United States Department of State Coordinator for Counterterrorism with the rank of Ambassador at Large (2002-2004); born in Stamford
- Georges Clemenceau (1841–1929), French Premier during World War I; one of the major voices behind the Treaty of Versailles; taught in a girls' school in Stamford; married one of his pupils, Mary Plummer, in 1869
- Homer Stille Cummings (1870-1956), United States Attorney General, 1933-1939; in 1900, 1901, and 1904, he was elected mayor of Stamford; helped found the Cummings & Lockwood law firm in 1909
- Charles A. Duelfer, chief U.S. weapons inspector in Iraq; raised in Stamford
- Joe Lieberman (born 1942), U.S. Senator and 2000 Democratic nominee for vice president; born in Stamford
- Dan Malloy (born 1955), Governor of Connecticut
- John J. McCloy (1895–1989), prominent adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and President Ronald Reagan; died in Stamford
- William T. Minor (1815-1889), 39th Governor of Connecticut, Consul-General to Havana, Cuba and judge on the Connecticut Superior Court; born in Stamford
- Chris Shays (born 1945), Fourth District U.S. representative; former resident of Stamford
Literature, writing, journalism
- Christopher Buckley (born 1952), novelist, editor, William F. Buckley's son, partly grew up in the Cove section
- William F. Buckley, Jr. (1925-2008), founder of National Review magazine, longtime resident in the Cove section
- Chris Hansen (born 1959), television journalist, lives in the city
- Harry Harrison (born Henry Maxwell Dempsey, 1925-2012), science-fiction author, was born in the city
- John Hawkes (1925-1998), novelist, was born in the city
- Carol Iovanna (born 1952), newscaster on Fox News, is a resident of the city
- Jeph Loeb, comic book, screen, and television writer, and television and motion picture producer, grew up in Stamford
- J. D. Salinger (1919-2010), author of The Catcher In The Rye, lived in north Stamford briefly in the late 1940s
- Chuck Scarborough (born 1943), television news anchor, lives in North Stamford
- Dana Tyler (born 1958), news anchor for WCBS-TV in New York City, lives in Stamford
- Mort Walker (1923-2018), comic artist, lived in Stamford.
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- Dave Abbruzzese (born 1968), Pearl Jam's drummer, 1991–1994, was born in the city
- Michael Bolton (born 1953), singer, lived in North Stamford
- Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh (1866–1949), singer who made "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot," a nineteenth-century spiritual, popular (in a 1917 compilation); died in the city
- Willy DeVille (1950-2009), R&B singer and composer, was born in Stamford in 1950
- Dorothy Fields (1905-1974), lyricist, rented Buttonwood Manor in North Stamford from William E. Stevens during World War II
- Benny Goodman (1909-1986), the 'King of Swing', lived the last 20 years of his life in Stamford; buried in Long Ridge Cemetery
- Jimmy Ienner (born 1945), music producer
- Jim Koplik, concert promoter, city resident since 1981
- Cyndi Lauper (born 1953), singer, has a home in North Stamford
- Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday) (born 1947), rock singer and songwriter, lived in Stamford 1979-1981, coached Babe Ruth League and Little League baseball
- Moby (born 1965), recording artist, previously lived in the South End
- Ezio Pinza (1892-1957), a star of the Metropolitan Opera, lived in North Stamford
- Rakim (born 1968), rapper, lives in the city
- Chris Risola (born 1958), musician and songwriter, lead guitarist of Steelheart, was born in the city
- Sasha Sokol (born 1970), 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
- Job Bishop (1760-1831), Shaker leader and community founder, born and raised in Stamford
- James Davenport (1716-1757), clergyman and itinerant preacher noted for often controversial actions during the First Great Awakening, born in Stamford
- Lubomyr Husar (born 1933), major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Major-Archdiocese of Lviv, was educated at St. Basil's College in Stamford
- Cardinal Ignatius Pin-Mei Kung (1901-2000), the Roman Catholic Bishop of Shanghai, China from 1950 until his death, lived his final years in Stamford
- Thaddeus F. Malanowski (born 1922), Deputy Chief of Chaplains of the U.S. Army
Fred Dugan (1933 - 2018) Pro NFL player with SF 49ers, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins
- Semyon Belits-Geiman (born 1945), Olympic medal-winning swimmer
- Andy Bloom (born 1973), Olympic shot putter
- Matt Brennan (1897-1963), NFL player
- Garry Cobb (born 1957), NFL football player
- David Cone (born 1963), former MLB pitcher
- Michael Dante (born 1931), former professional baseball player and later a television and film actor, was born in the city
- Chris Dudley (born 1965), former NBA basketball player for teams including the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks; born in Stamford
- Gigi Fernández (born 1964), member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame
- Jane Geddes (born 1960), winner of 11 LPGA Tour events
- Ryan Haggerty (born 1993), NHL hockey player on the Chicago Blackhawks
- 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), professional golfer, born in Stamford
- Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), baseball star, made North Stamford his home later in his life; one of the Stamford little leagues is named after him
- Andy Robustelli (1925-2011), member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame; born and raised in Stamford
- Alex Rodriguez (born 1975), MLB player, is said to have a home in Stamford
- Boris Said (born 1962), NASCAR driver, raised in Stamford
- Dan Sileo (born 1963), former NFL player and currently a radio personality in Los Angeles on The Mighty 1090, born and raised in Stamford 
- William E. Stevenson (1900-1985), 1924 Olympic gold medal winner in track, president of Oberlin College, bought Buttonwood Manor in North Stamford in 1937
- Gene Tunney (1897-1978), boxing champion; interred in Long Ridge Union Cemetery in Stamford
- Bobby Valentine (born 1950), former baseball player and former manager of the Boston Red Sox, owner of downtown sports bar "Bobby V's", a downtown sports bar, the city's Director of Public Health and Safety, born in Stamford
- Herb Williams (born 1958), former NBA player and current New York Knicks assistant coach, has a home in Stamford
- Louis Dell'Olio, fashion designer
- Sandra Diaz-Twine, two-time winner of Survivor (Pearl Islands and Heroes vs. Villains)
- Dennis Gabor (1900-1979), worked at the CBS Research Lab in Stamford and won a Nobel Prize in Physics
- Ina Garten (born 1948), cooking author, grew up in the city
- Robert Jaffe (born 1946), physicist, grew up in Stamford
- Robert Jarvik (born 1946), inventor of the first artificial heart, was reared in Stamford
- Harold June (1895-1962), U.S. Navy test pilot and Antarctic aviator
- F. N. Monjo (1875-1929), arctic fur trader
- Charles Henry Phillips (1820-1882), inventor of milk of magnesia, lived in and had a factory making the product in town
- Martha Pollack (born 1958), president of Cornell University
- Thomas H. Ruger (1833-1907), Union general in the Civil War and superintendent of West Point, died in the city
- Will Shortz (born 1952), puzzle editor of The New York Times, current resident and organizer of the annual World Puzzle Championship which was held in Stamford in 2000
- Mort Walker (1923–2018), cartoonist for Beetle Bailey and Hi and Lois
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- "If You're Thinking of Living In/North Stamford, Conn.; In a Bustling City, a Rural Haven" an article by Eleanor Charles in The New York Times Real Estate section, February 1, 1998, accessed September 10, 2006
- Fox, Margalit (December 31, 2010). "Paul Calle, Postage Stamp Designer, Is Dead at 82". The New York Times. Retrieved December 31, 2010.
- Joe Harris, Illustrator Behind Underdog and Trix Rabbit, Dies at 89
- Joe Harris, illustrator who created the Trix rabbit and Underdog, dies
- "John A. Ten Eyck Dead, Painter and Etcher. Artist Was Widely Known for His Landscapes and Studies of Still Life". The New York Times. October 22, 1932. Retrieved July 11, 2008.
... died today at his home on Shippan Point of a heart affection that ended an illness ...
- Arnold, Laurence (2014-02-28). "Ralph Bahna, Innovator Who Led Cunard, Priceline, Dies at 71". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2014-03-22.
- Lee, Natasha, "A reel cowboy: Actor doesn't forget Stamford Roots", article in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, October 22, 2006, page 1, article confirms he was born and grew up in Stamford
- Costagregni, Susie, "Director grabs a coffee before daughter's wedding" the June 24, 2006 "The Dish with susie" column in The Advocate of Stamford, page A2
- Parry, Wynne, "Vaudeville and Beyond: Before the heyday of movies and television, stages offered a cavalcade of acts", article, The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, December 24, 2007, pp 1, A4, Norwalk and Stamford editions (article states: "Houdini wrote in some notes that he spent summers in his 'country home in Stamford, Connecticut', according to the book, Houdini: The Man Who Walked Through Walls")
- Costagregni, Susie, "Food, wine and star power featured at Darien benefit", headline for "The dish with susie" column in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, May 6, 2007, page 2
- Dore, Shalini (May 26, 2010). "Screenwriter Katherine Reback dies". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on June 5, 2010. Retrieved June 11, 2010.
- "Obituary: Rosemary Rice Merrell, 87, started in TV and radio". New Canaan Advertiser. 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2012-08-26.
- "From the Archives" feature in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, July 23, 2007, "25 years ago", "July 25, 1982" item; page A7
- Costagregni, Susie, "Mary Tyler Moore focuses on new home", headline for "The dish with susie" column in The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, April 15, 2007, page 2
- "Homer Stille Cummings". Find a Grave. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "LIEBERMAN, Joseph I. (born 1942)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "John Jay McCloy". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Connecticut Governor William Thomas Minor". National Governors Association. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "SHAYS, Christopher H. (born 1945)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "WWLA: Cup o' Jeph".
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- Kim, Elizabeth (January 30, 2010). "Salinger's lost years in Stamford - Author lived, wrote in North Stamford home in 1940s". The Stamford Advocate.
- Costagregni, Susie, "Director grabs a coffee before daughter's wedding," "The Dish with susie" column in The Advocate of Stamford, June 24, 2006, page A2
- Quinn, Anna. "'Beetle Bailey' creator joins Boy Scout camping weekend". newstimes. Hearst Media Services Connecticut, LLC. Retrieved 23 October 2017.
- Nova, Susan, "Manor is rich with history: Offer has been accepted to buy 5,300-square-foot (490 m2) home", news article in the Real Estate section of The Advocate of Stamford (daily newspaper), Friday, April 20, 2007, pp R1, R4
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 22, 2006. Retrieved 2006-08-22.
- Lockhart, Brian, "Promoter praised for keeping the music playing: Jim Koplik honored as one of state's finest", news article, The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut, March 10, 2007, pages 1, A6
- Lee, Natasha, "Highest honor: Stamford police remember fallen colleagues", news article in The Advocate of Stamford, May 15, 2007, p 1, A4, Stamford Edition, picture caption (page 1): "Cyndi Lauper, a Stamford resident, sings the national anthem at the memorial ceremony [...]"
- Spillane, Sean, "Meat Loaf: Not done yet and back in Connecticut for Mohegan Sun concert", article, "Go" entertainment supplement, The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut (also in The News-Times of Danbury, Connecticut Post of Bridgeport and Greenwich Time newspapers), July 8, 2010
- "Rida Johnson Young". IMDb.
- "Chris Dudley". databaseBasketball.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Ex-LPGA golfer Jane Geddes now working for WWE". Newsday.
- "Ryan Haggerty". NHL.com.
- "Andrew Richard Robustelli". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on September 27, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Dan Sileo". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Gene Tunney". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 3, 2012.
- "Pavia names Bobby Valentine Stamford's public safety director". Stamford Advocate.
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