Talk:List of people from Ohio

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Hey, Earl Derr Biggers, the author who created famed fictional detective Charlie Chan, was from Warren, Ohio. I did not see his name under authors. Unless, ... I missed it ... ? L. Thomas W. 20:16, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Thomas

And then, Danny Thomas, comedic actor and singer, famous in 1950's television, was from Toledo, Ohio. I don't see him listed under actors. L. Thomas W. 20:20, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Thomas


um, why is this a category?? what possible purpose does this article serve? 172.131.17.153

None, really. But hey, who cares? Fantom 19:52, July 23, 2005 (UTC)

Fictional characters[edit]

Can we put fictional characters in this list? Fantom 19:51, July 23, 2005 (UTC)

pecular grouping[edit]

What's with "Miscellaneous Celebrities, Beauty Pageant Winners, Cheesecake Models, etc."

Who decides who's a "Cheesecake" model, versus just a plain "model" (which has another section)? These long section names are rediculous. The whole page needs consolidation, into a few simple groupings. Other bad terms to use are things like "Do-Gooders". Not exactly encyclopedic. --Rob 16:44, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

"Cheesecake model" is a polite term for someone whose "modeling" basically consists of posing nude for the purposes of titillation. There is a pretty solid and objective difference between that kind of model and a regular model, who is hired by designers to model clothes.Acsenray 19:08, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Joseph M. Parker[edit]

Someone using IP addresses 205.56.145.34 and 205.56.145.36 has twice added "Joseph M. Parker (United States Navy) (Petty Officer 3rd Class)" to the "Soldiers, Sailors, etc." section. I won't object to this if it can be shown that this person is indeed someone famous from Ohio. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MarkBrooks (talkcontribs) 16:21, 6 December 2006 (UTC).

YOu forgot Carmen Electra born and raised in Cincinnati

actors?[edit]

I've looked a few lists by State in Wikipedia, and this is the first one to have male and female actors, just "actors". For example, first entry from List of people from Indiana#Film and theatre entertainers section: Lillian Albertson, actress, producer (Noblesville). 88.114.246.209 (talk) 17:25, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

See Gender neutral language. Female actors are often referred to as actresses, but they are actors (who happen to be female). This article follows Wikipedia's preferred convention in this regard; some others may not. General Ization Talk 17:29, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Duh. It starts: Gender-neutral language (Gender neutrality in English) avoids constructions that might be interpreted by some readers as an unnecessary reinforcement of traditional stereotypes. And I think none of the instances told there is appropriate here. The closest one seems to be Uncommon gender-marked terms, which "actress" is not. 188.238.24.22 (talk) 04:47, 23 April 2016 (UTC)