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Famous People from Pennsylvania

Can you name these famous Pennsylvanians based on a short clue?
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Last updated: December 15, 2019
First submittedMarch 11, 2012
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Clue
Hometown
Answer
$100 bill
Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin
In West Philadelphia
born and raised
Philadelphia
Will Smith
"Genie in a Bottle"
Wexford
Christina Aguilera
U.S. steel tycoon
Pittsburgh
Andrew Carnegie
Baseball's Mr. October
Wyncote
Reggie Jackson
"Hardball" host
Philadelphia
Chris Matthews
Scored 100 points in
one NBA game
Philadelphia
Wilt Chamberlain
"It's a Wonderful Life"
Indiana
James Stewart
15th U.S. president
Cove Gap
James Buchanan
Jello pudding endorser
Philadelphia
Bill Cosby
Comedian with
a bulbous red nose
Darby
W.C. Fields
Clue
Hometown
Answer
Pennsylvania founder
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William Penn
Obama's VP
Scranton
Joe Biden
He painted soup cans
Pittsburgh
Andy Warhol
First American flag-maker
Philadelphia
Betsy Ross
Super Bowl III guarantor
Beaver Falls
Joe Namath
Golfer with
a namesake drink
Latrobe
Arnold Palmer
She was a country singer
now a pop singer
Wyomissing
Taylor Swift
"Rabbit, Run" author
Reading
John Updike
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Jenkintown
Bradley Cooper
"30 Rock" star
Upper Darby
Tina Fey
Lakers star with five
NBA titles
Philadelphia
Kobe Bryant
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level 20
May 17, 2012
Seriously? The AUTHOR is from a town called READING?
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level 66
Jul 14, 2014
hahahaha good one...but unfortunately it's pronounced differently
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level 70
Mar 27, 2015
It is pronounced Redding
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level 25
Jun 21, 2014
Rachel Carson from Springdale would be a great add to this! :)
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level 74
Oct 21, 2014
Also suggestions to add - Joe Montana - New Eagle, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino - Pittsburgh, Stan Musial and Ken Griffey - Donora, Ida Tarbell - Erie, and Michael Keaton - Coraopolis.
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level 59
Nov 30, 2014
Carnegie is a stretch. While he's one of the most important people in PA's history, saying he's from PA in untrue.
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level ∞
Dec 1, 2014
Well, get rid of Franklin too then, since he was born in Boston. Being "from" a place doesn't necessarily mean being born there.
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level 62
Mar 27, 2015
I mean, technically yes, but if you see "steel" and "Pennsylvania" and your mind doesn't go right to Carnegie, you're in a small minority.
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level 78
Mar 26, 2015
I guess Bozo the Clown was not a Pennsylvanian?
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level 80
Dec 2, 2018
My first guess as well. The original Bozo (Pinto Colvig) was apparently from Oregon.
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level 34
Mar 26, 2015
Fred Rogers from Latrobe
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level 62
Mar 27, 2015
I tried like four different generic clown names for the comedian clue. Also "Silver Linings Playbook" for Bradley Cooper seems too general. I tried the author and the director, but when I think of Bradley Cooper, I think of many things before that movie (in which he shared billing with Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro anyway). It's just one movie he was in, and not like a signature role or anything. Wasn't he picked as People's Sexiest Man in 2013 or something? That's a more specific and identifiable clue.
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level 66
Aug 6, 2015
Cooper was my second guess behind Lawrence for that clue. Using the People clue and I would never have had a chance. He was the male lead in Silver Linings Playbook and it's a relatively recent role. I don't think it's too general.
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level 35
Oct 6, 2016
Why is Taylor Swift, the most annoying singer known to mankind, on this list? She ruined my life!
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level 76
Oct 29, 2016
...but she *is* a famous Pennsylvanian, hence her being on this list.
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level 37
Dec 18, 2016
Missing Matthew07 :)