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A pronunciation guide for everything Wisconsin.
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FAMOUS WISCONSIN
Famous people with Wisconsin ties -- folks who were either born, raised, jailed, educated, married, or died here. Among the list includes Les Paul, Hank Aaron, Laurel Clark, Chris Farley, Ed Gein, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Tom Wopat, Liberace, Gaylord Nelson, David Zucker, Jane Kaczmarek, Steven Levitan, and Brett Favre.
Aaron, Hank - Baseball hall-of-famer (Milwaukee Braves, Eau Claire Bears)
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem - Basketball hall-of-famer, Milwaukee Bucks.
Abrahams, Jim - Director
Alaimo, Marc - Actor
Allen, Carl - Drummer
Ambrose, Stephen - Historian, earned his Ph.D. from UW-Madison.
Ameche, Don - Actor
Ames, Aldrich - Traitor
Anderson, ken - Professional wrestler
Andrews, Roy Chapman - Naturalist
Aspin, Les - Congressman and Secretary of Defense
Bardeen, John - Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Barrett, Thomas - Congressman and Mayor of Milwaukee
Behring, Ken - Former Seattle Seahawks owner
Bembenek, Lawrencia - Convicted murderer
Benet, Eric - R&B singer; was married to Halle Berry
Bennett, Michael - Football player
Bentley, Lamont - Actor
Berigan, Bunny - Musician
Blaine, John J. - Governor and U.S. Senator
BoDeans - Rock Group
Bon Iver - Rock Group
Bong, Richard - World War II pilot
Bradley, John - Iwo Jima flag-raiser. Born in Antigo, raised in Appleton.
Bremer, Arthur - Would-be assassin of George Wallace
Bryant, Felice - Songwriter
Butler, Caron - Basketball player
Butler, Leroy - Football player (Green Bay Packers)
Caliendo, Frank - Comedian
Catt, Carrie Chapman - Feminist
Cheney, Dick - The 46th U.S. Vice President studied at UW Madison.
Chiao, Leroy - Astronaut
Clark, Laurel - Astronaut from Racine. Dr. Clark died in the space shuttle Columbia disaster February 2003.
Commodore, Chester - Cartoonist
Corby, Ellen - Actress
Cray, Seymour - Computer designer
Cudahy, John - Industrialist
Cudahy, Michael - Entrepreneur
Cudahy, Patrick - Philanthropist
Dafoe, Willem - Actor
Dahmer, Jeffrey - Serial killer
Daly, Tyne - Actress
Derleth, August - Writer
Dixon, Jeane - Psychic
Dohrn, Bernardine - Activist
Duffy, Ryan F. - U.S. Senator
Eagleburger, Lawrence - Secretary of State
Farley, Chris - Comedian, actor
Favre, Brett - Former Green Bay Packer Quarterback (4)
Feingold, Russ - U.S. Senator from Middleton
Fiala, Art - World War I
Gale, Zona - Writer
Garbage - Rock Group
Garland, Hamlin - Novelist, biographer, writer and poet
Gein, Ed - Killer and body snatcher whose crime influenced characters in Psycho and The Silence of the Lambs.
Gillette, King C. - Industrialist
Graffin, Greg - Singer
Graham, Heather - Actress
Gullikson, Tim - Tennis player
Hall, Deidre - Actress
Harris, Devin - Basketball player
Hasenfus, Eugene - CIA cargo handler
Heiden, Beth - Speedskater and cyclist
Heiden, Eric - Athlete
Herber, Arnie - Football player
Herman, Woody - Musician
Hildegarde - Cabaret singer
Hirsch, Elroy - Athlete
Hulce, Tom - Actor
Husting, Paul O. - U.S. Senator
Jansen, Dan - Speedskater
Jarreau, Al - Award winning jazz singer
Kaczmarek, Jane - Actress; Malcolm in the Middle.
Kaelin, Kato - O.J.'s houseguest
Kasten, Bob - U.S. Senator
Katz, Phil - Computer programmer
Kazmaier, Bill - Powerlifter
Kennan, George F. - Diplomat
Kenseth, Matt - NASCAR driver
King, Pee Wee - Musician
Kinney, Kathy - Actress
Knipfel, Jim - Writer
Kohl, Herb - U.S. Senator and sports-franchise owner
Kohler, Herbert - Business executive
Kovic, Ron - Writer
Kuenn, Harvey - Baseball player and manager
Kulwicki, Alan - NASCAR driver
La Follette, Robert M. Sr. - Congressman, Governor and U.S. Senator
La Follette, Robert M. Jr. - U.S. Senator
Laird, Melvin - Congressman and Secretary of Defense
Lambeau, Curly - Football player and coach
Landis, Carole - Actor
Lee, Mark C. - Astronaut
Lenroot, Irvine - U.S. Senator
Liberace - Musician
Loomis, Orland Steen - Governor-elect of Wisconsin
Losey, Joseph - Director
Lovell, Jim - Astronaut Apollo 8, Apollo 11, Apollo 13
Ludden, Allen - Gameshow host
Lunt, Alfred - Actor
March, Fredric - Actor
Mason, Jackie - Comedian
McCarthy, Joseph - U.S. Senator
Menard, John - Business Executive
Miller, Steve - Musician
Mitchell, Billy - U.S. general, aviation
Mitchell, John - Congressman, U.S. Senator
Mitscher, Marc - World War II admiral
Muir, John - Environmentalist
Murphy, Bridey - Alleged previous life
Nelson, Gaylord - Governor, U.S. Senator, Earth Day founder. Born in Clear Lake.
North, Jessica Nelson - writer
North, Sterling - Writer
Noth, Chris - Actor
O'Brien, Pat - Actor
O'Keeffe, Georgia - Artist
Pabst, Frederick - Brewing magnate of Pabst Brewing Company.
Paul, Les - Musician, guitar inventor
Pietz, Amy - Actress
Pilson, Jeff - Musician
Poage, George - Athlete
Quarles, Joseph V. - U.S. Senator
Rae, Charlotte - Actress
Raskin, Ellen - Writer and illustrator
Ray, Nicholas - Director
Redcloud, Mitchell - Korean War Medal of Honor recipient
Rehnquist, William - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice (Shorewood)
Richards, William A. - Wyoming Governor
Rowland, Pants - Baseball manager
Rowlands, Gena - Actor
Ruffalo, Mark - Actor
Rock, Andrew - Track
Schickel, Richard - Critic
Selig, Bud - Baseball Commissioner
Shalhoub, Tony - Actor TV's "Monk"
Simak, Clifford D. - Writer
Simon, Herbert - Economist and computer scientist
Slayton, Deke - Astronaut
Smith, Kurtwood - Red Forman on "That '70s Show"
Snyder, Tom - Talkshow host
Sprewell, Latrell - Basketball player
Stecker, Aaron - Football player
Stubblefield, Clyde - Drummer
Stuermer, Daryl - Guitarist
Stupak, Bart - Michigan Congressman
Szmanda, Eric - Actor
Tauscher, Mark - Football player
Thompson, Tommy - Governor and U.S. Health Secretary
Toland, John - Writer
Tracy, Spencer - Actor
Trickle, Dick - Racecar Driver
Twining, Nathan Farragut - U.S. Air Force general
Tyler, Judy - Actress
Uecker, Bob - Actor and sports commentator
Vandenberg, Hoyt - U.S. Air Force general
Van Exel, Nick - Basketball player
Van Susteren, Greta - FOX News Commentator
Veblen, Thorstein - Sociologist and economist
Vig, Butch - Musician and producer
Violent Femmes - Rock Group
Webster, Mike - Football player
Welles, Orson - Director
Weyrich, Paul - Commentator
Wilcox, Ella Wheeler - Writer and poet
Whitford, Bradley - Actor
Wickman, Bob - Baseball player
Wiedlin, Jane - Musician
Wilder, Gene - Actor
Wilder, Laura Ingalls - Writer
Wilder, Thornton - Writer
Wiley, Alexander - U.S. Senator
Williams, Jeffrey - Astronaut from Winter, Wisconsin.
Winfrey, Oprah - Talk show host
Wopat, Tom - Actor
Wright, Frank Lloyd - Architect
Zucker, David - Director
Zucker, Jerry - Director 

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