I don’t know if we’ve done this thread before, but how many famous people have been born in the same town as you? Obviously, lots of people have been born in large cities such as New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles, but my home town of Johnstown, PA, has its share of famous people. By famous, I mean well-known national or international figures, not just regionally. Obviously, not all of these people lie within everyone’s interests, sports figures particularly, but each of these people are well-known within their field.
Johnstown can claim
Carroll Baker, Academy Award nomininee for Best Actress in 1956.
Ray Scott, lead football announcer for CBS Sports. He called the first two Super Bowl games, as well as many other NFL games, and was also the play-by-play voice of the Green Bay Packers.
Pete Vuckovich, American baseball pitcher who won the 1982 American League Cy Young Award with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Jack Ham, linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers who played on four Super Bowl champion teams.
Tim Kazurinsky, former SNL cast member, famous for playing Officer Sweetchuck in the Police Academy series of movies.
Steve Ditko, Marvel Comics artist and co-creator of the Amazing Spider-Man.
Emil Sitka, who appeared in many short films and features with the Three Stooges. He was known as the Fourth Stooge and was one of only two actors who had worked with Moe, Curly, and Shemp Howard, Larry Fine, Joe Besser, and Joe DeRita.
Jerry Peloquin original drummer for the Jefferson Airplane.