|Famous People from About's Other Cities & Towns Sites|
There are a lot of famous people living in, born in, or frequenting the cities and towns covered by About.com Guides. Read about a famous writer from Austin, a tennis star from Las Vegas, or a controversial doctor from Detroit. And much more.
William Sydney Porter, famous as the short story writer O. Henry, made Austin his home for several years and set several stories in our city, including one that gave us the nickname City of the Violet Crown.
The Saga of Dr. Jack
Jack Kevorkian has been one of the most famous (and infamous) people in Metropolitan Detroit, and the nation, for several years. His supporters and detractors are equally vocal.
Of the many famous people that were either Las Vagans or had a great part in the shaping of Las Vegas, Andre Agassi is probably the favorite of the locals.
Long Island's Famous
Many Long Islanders have found fame in movies, music, and sports. Among those from Long Island are the acting Baldwin brothers, the piano man himself, Billy Joel, football hero Vinny Testaverde, comedians Billy Crystal and Eddie Murphy, and pop stars Ashanti and Mariah Carey.
Nashville's Famous Financial Guru
All of us can use a little advice with our money matters, whether we are struggling to pay off debts or just trying to lay the ground work for financial independence. Let me introduce you to Nashville's most famous local financial guru, Dave Ramsey.
The world was stunned when Elizabeth Smart was found alive and returned to her family nine months after being kidnapped at knife-point. Read more on her harrowing ordeal.