List of people from Newton, Massachusetts

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Newton, Massachusetts has been the home of many notable people.

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Figure skating[edit]

  • Tenley Albright (born 1935 in Newton Centre), first American female skater to win an Olympic gold medal; other titles included 1952 Olympic silver medal, 1953 and 1955 World Champion, 1953 and 1955 North American champion, and 1952–1956 U.S. national champion
  • Gracie Gold, 2014 and 2016 U.S. champion, Olympic team bronze medalist, born in Newton
  • Jennifer Kirk, 2000 World Junior champion, born in Newton
  • John Summers, 1978–80 national champion in ice dancing

Football[edit]

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Skateboarding[edit]

Fictional Newtonians[edit]

  • Gorgeous Rosensweig Teitelbaum, one of the three sisters in Wendy Wasserstein's 1994 play The Sisters Rosensweig, is a "housewife, mother and radio personality" who lives in Newton.
  • Andrew Sabot, the male ingenue in Cole Porter's 1928 play Paris is a Mayflower descendant from Newton Center whose mother comes to Paris to prevent his marriage to a French actress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sullivan, Joan (2016-08-12). "Anthropologist Jean L. Briggs' books on Inuit became classics". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 2016-08-21. 
  2. ^ http://www.spin.com/2012/10/priyanka-chopra-actress-singer-album-william/
  3. ^ Marquard, Bryan (2016-07-27). "Charles Bilezikian, 79; created the Christmas Tree Shops empire". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2016-08-24. 
  4. ^ James J. Walworth Papers - Massachusetts Historical Society