Former and Current Wisconsin Residents

by joe_538 | created - 01 Nov 2013 | updated - 17 Feb 2017 | Public

Not just natives, but people who have called it home. Not counting all the athletes who retired here.

Honorable Mention: John and Charles Ringling, Curly Lambeau, "Billie" Frechette, the Davidson brothers, John Muir, General Bragg, Blatz, Miller, Pabst, Schlitz, Jim Gantner, and astronauts Dan Brandenstein, Mark C. Lee, Nathan J. Lindsay, and Jeffrey Williams.

You can't expect IMDB to have a listing for the man who invented the answering machine, can you?

1. Jim Abrahams

Writer | Airplane!

Jim Abrahams was born on May 10, 1944 in Shorewood, Wisconsin, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Airplane! (1980), Top Secret! (1984) and Police Squad! (1982). He is married to Nancy Cocuzzo.

2. Alan Ameche

Self | The NFL on CBS

Alan Ameche was born on June 1, 1933 in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA as Lino Dante Ameche. He was married to Yvonne Molinaro. He died on August 8, 1988 in Houston, Texas, USA.

Him and Don Ameche both being from Kenosha, it's a good bet they were related.

3. Don Ameche

Actor | Cocoon

Don Ameche was a versatile and popular American film actor in the 1930s and '40s, usually as the dapper, mustached leading man. He was also popular as a radio master of ceremonies during this time. As his film popularity waned in the 1950s, he continued working in theater and some TV. His film ...

4. Andrea Anders

Actress | Sex Drive

1993 graduate of DeForest Area High School, in DeForest, Wisconsin. Attended the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, earning a bachelor degree of fine arts in 1997. From there, attended Rutgers University in New Jersey, earning a master of fine arts in 2001. After leaving Rutgers, headed to ...

5. Sean Anders

Director | That's My Boy

Sean Anders is a writer and director, known for That's My Boy (2012), Daddy's Home (2015) and Sex Drive (2008).

6. Ken Anderson

Actor | Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia

Ken Anderson was born on March 6, 1976 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor, known for Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009), TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004) and The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers (2006). He has been married to Shawn Trebnick since January 9, 2008.

7. Daniel Solwold

Actor | The Wrestler

Daniel Solwold was born on April 15, 1978 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Dan Solwold. He is known for his work on The Wrestler (2008), WWE NXT (2010) and TNA Impact! Wrestling (2004).

8. Mike Baron

Writer | Helmet Head

Mike Baron is a writer, known for Helmet Head, Nexus: The Animated Series Promo (2004) and Rude Dude (2014).

9. Kristin Bauer van Straten

Actress | Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Kristin grew up in Wisconsin playing sports, riding horses, and shooting guns. Her father was an avid horseman and gun collector and her mother a housewife involved in charities. Kristin moved to Los Angeles and began acting in 1994 after studying fine arts in St. Louis, Boston and New York. She ...

10. John Belushi

Actor | Saturday Night Live

John Belushi was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA, on January 24, 1949, to Agnes Demetri (Samaras) and Adam Anastos Belushi, a restaurant owner. His father was an Albanian immigrant, from Qytezë, and his mother was also of Albanian descent. He grew up in Wheaton, where the family moved when he was ...

Attended UW-Whitewater

11. Bunny Berigan

Soundtrack | Brick

Bunny Berigan was born on November 2, 1908 in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, USA as Rowland Bernart Berigan. He was married to Donna. He died on June 2, 1942 in New York City, New York, USA.

12. Bonnie Blair

Self | On Thin Ice

Bonnie Blair was born on March 18, 1964 in Cornwall, New York, USA as Bonnie Kathleen Blair. She has been married to Dave Cruikshank since June 23, 1996. They have two children.

13. Rocky Bleier

Writer | Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier

Rocky Bleier was born on March 5, 1946 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Patrick Bleier. He is a writer, known for Fighting Back: The Story of Rocky Bleier (1980), Backstreet Justice (1994) and The NFL on NBC (1965). He has been married to Jan Gyurina since 1996. They have two children. He was ...

14. Peter Bonerz

Director | The Bob Newhart Show

Peter Bonerz was born on August 6, 1938 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA as Peter Baldwin Bonerz. He is a director and actor, known for The Bob Newhart Show (1972), Murphy Brown (1988) and Fuzz (1972). He has been married to Rosalind Di Trapani since December 13, 1963. They have two children.

15. John H. Bradley

Actor | Sands of Iwo Jima

John H. Bradley was born on July 10, 1923 in Antigo, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) and To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945). He died on January 11, 1994 in Antigo.

16. Arthur Bremer

Self | Secret Service Secrets

Arthur Bremer was born on August 21, 1950 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Arthur Herman Bremer.

17. Pamela Britton

Actress | D.O.A.

Pamela Britton was born Armilda Jane Owen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother was Ethel Owen, a prominent stage, radio and early television actress. Pam first used Gloria Jane Owen as her stage name, but not wanting to trade on her mother's reputation, chose Pamela from a British book, and then ...

18. Gary Burghoff

Actor | M*A*S*H

Gary Burghoff was born on May 24, 1943 in Bristol, Connecticut, USA as Gary Rich Burghoff. He is an actor, known for M*A*S*H (1972), MASH (1970) and Behind the Waterfall (1995). He was previously married to Elisabeth Bostrom and Janet Gayle.

19. Frank Caliendo

Actor | The Comebacks

Frank Caliendo was born on January 19, 1974 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for The Comebacks (2007), Frank TV (2007) and MADtv (1995). He has been married to Michele Vitale since August 9, 2003. They have two children.

20. Jack Carson

Actor | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

When Jack Carson arrived in Hollywood in 1937, he found work at RKO as an extra. His first major acting role came alongside Humphrey Bogart in the romantic comedy Stand-In (1937). After a few years, he developed into a popular character actor who would be seen in a large number of comedies, ...

22. Leroy Chiao

Self | Jeopardy!

Leroy Chiao was born on August 28, 1960 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

24. The Chordettes

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Members have included Janet Ertel, Carol Bushman, Dorothy Schwartz, Jinny Osborn, Lynn Evans, Margie Needham and Nancy Overton.

25. Michael Cole

Actor | It

Michael Cole was born on July 3, 1945 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is an actor, known for It (1990), Mr. Brooks (2007) and Police Story (1973). He has been married to Shelley Funes since 1996. He was previously married to Paula Kelly Jr.

26. Ellen Corby

Actress | The Waltons

Ellen Corby was born Ellen Hansen on June 3, 1911, in Racine, Wisconsin. She began her career as a bit player in the film Speed Limited (1935) in 1940. Ellen would not be seen on the big screen again until 1945 in Cornered (1945). In 1946, she appeared in 14 films, although mostly in small, minor ...

27. Ray Corrigan

Actor | The Painted Stallion

Ray Corrigan was a physical culturist and very good athlete. He began working in Hollywood, as a physical fitness trainer for movie stars. Bit parts in 1932 led to action roles in the Undersea Kingdom (1936) and The Leathernecks Have Landed (1936), the same year he began his role as Tucson Smith in...

28. Willem Dafoe

Actor | Spider-Man

Having made over one hundred films in his legendary career, Willem Dafoe is internationally respected for bringing versatility, boldness, and dare to some of the most iconic films of our time. His artistic curiosity in exploring the human condition leads him to projects all over the world, large ...

29. Jeffrey Dahmer

Self | Dateline NBC

One of the nation's most notorious serial killers, Jeffrey Dahmer was born and raised in Bath Township, Ohio, a middle-class suburb of Akron. Much has been made of his childhood tendencies - including cases of cruelty to animals - but to outward appearances, at least, he seemed to be a normal child...

30. Tyne Daly

Actress | Spider-Man: Homecoming

Tyne Daly was born on February 21, 1946 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Ellen Tyne Daly. She is an actress, known for Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Judging Amy (1999) and Cagney & Lacey (1981). She was previously married to Georg Stanford Brown.

31. Jay DeMerit

Actor | Katch-Up

Jay DeMerit is an actor, known for Katch-Up (2013), Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story (2011) and Get Cooking with the Stars (2012).

32. August Derleth

Writer | Lights Out

He married Sandra Evelyn Winters in 1953. They had two children named April Rose and Walden William.

33. Colleen Dewhurst

Actress | Anne of Green Gables

Tall, luminous and leonine, the legendary Colleen Dewhurst must go down as one of the theater's finest contemporary tragediennes of the late 1900s. With trademark dusky tones and a majestically careworn appearance, she possessed an inimitable down-to-earth fierceness that not only earned her the ...

34. Dustin Diamond

Actor | Saved by the Bell

Attended Zion Lutheran School in Anaheim, California. While in fifth grade, he portrayed 8th-grader Samuel "Screech" Powers in the television series Good Morning, Miss Bliss (1987), which evolved into Saved by the Bell (1989) and its various television movies and spin-offs. Also appeared in the ...

35. Charles Dierkop

Actor | The Sting

Charles Dierkop was born on September 11, 1936 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA as Charles Richard Dierkop. He is an actor, known for The Sting (1973), Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984). He was previously married to Joan F. Addis.

36. Brian Donlevy

Actor | Beau Geste

It seems that Brian Donlevy started out life as colorfully as any character he ever played on the stage or screen. He lied about his age (he was actually 14) in 1916 so he could join the army. When Gen. John J. Pershing sent American troops to invade Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa--Mexican ...

37. Melvyn Douglas

Actor | Being There

Two-time Oscar-winner Melvyn Douglas was one of America's finest actors. In addition to his two Oscars, he also won a Tony Award and an Emmy. Douglas would enjoy cinema immortality if for no other reason than his being the man who made Greta Garbo laugh in Ernst Lubitsch's classic comedy Ninotchka ...

38. Dave Dudley

Soundtrack | Four Friends

Dave Dudley reigns supreme as the one and only king of trucker's country music. The tremendous success of his hit single "Six Days on the Road" in turn beget a whole new genre of country music. Other trucker's country songs Dave did are "Truck Drivin' Son of a Gun," "Trucker's Prayer," "Anything ...

39. Howie Epstein

Soundtrack | Band of the Hand

Howie Epstein was born on July 21, 1955 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Howard Norman Epstein. He is known for his work on Band of the Hand (1986), She's the One (1996) and Powwow Highway (1989). He died on February 23, 2003 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

40. Betty Everett

Soundtrack | Mermaids

Betty Everett was born on November 23, 1939 in Greenwood, Mississippi, USA. She died on August 19, 2001 in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA.

41. Chris Farley

Actor | Tommy Boy

Christopher Crosby Farley was born on February 15, 1964, in Madison, Wisconsin, to Mary Anne (Crosby) and Thomas Farley, who owned an oil company. Among his siblings are actors Kevin P. Farley and John Farley. He was of Irish heritage. Farley studied theatre and communications on Marquette ...

42. Russ Feingold

Self | Crashing the States

Russ Feingold was born on March 2, 1953 in Janesville, Wisconsin, USA as Russell Dana Feingold. He was previously married to Mary Erpenbach and Sue Levine.

43. Edna Ferber

Writer | Giant

Edna Ferber was born on August 15, 1887 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA. She is known for her work on Giant (1956), Show Boat (1936) and Stage Door (1937). She died on April 16, 1968 in New York City, New York, USA.

44. John Fiedler

Actor | 12 Angry Men

Typical of busy character actors, Fiedler made his face (and voice) recognizable to millions. Many know the bald-pated Fiedler as therapy patient "Mr. Peterson" on The Bob Newhart Show (1972); others might first recognize him for the 1968 movie, The Odd Couple (1968), and spin-off TV show, The Odd ...

45. Lynn Fontanne

Actress | The Magnificent Yankee

Lynn Fontanne was born on December 6, 1887 in Woodford, Essex, England as Lillie Louise Fontanne. She was an actress, known for The Magnificent Yankee (1965), The Guardsman (1931) and The United States Steel Hour (1953). She was married to Alfred Lunt. She died on July 30, 1983 in Genesee Depot, ...

46. Harrison Ford

Actor | Raiders of the Lost Ark

Harrison Ford was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, to Dorothy (Nidelman), a radio actress, and Christopher Ford (born John William Ford), an actor turned advertising executive. His father was of Irish and German ancestry, while his maternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Minsk,...

Went to college in Ripon (I'm counting college time)

47. Zona Gale

Writer | When Strangers Meet

Writer Zona Gale was born in Portage, WI, on August 26, 1874. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1895. She had had an interest in writing from childhood (she printed and bound her first "book" herself at age seven) and after college she obtained work on various newspapers in ...

48. Ed Gein


Ed Gein and his elder brother Henry lived on a rural farm near Plainfield, WI. George Gein, his father, was a tanner and carpenter and was drunk most of the time. Augusta, Ed's domineering mother, was the real power of the house. She was a religious fanatic who constantly warned her sons about the ...

49. Heather Graham

Actress | Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Heather Joan Graham was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Joan (Bransfield), a schoolteacher and children's book author, and James Graham, an FBI agent. She and her sister, actress Aimee Graham, were raised by their strictly Catholic parents. They relocated often, as a result of their father's ...

50. E. Gary Gygax

Writer | Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Mystery

E. Gary Gygax was born on July 27, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Ernest Gary Gygax. He was a producer, known for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Mystery (1981), Dungeons & Dragons (1983) and Futurama (1999). He was married to Gail Carpenter. He died on March 4, 2008 in Lake Geneva...

51. Deidre Hall

Actress | Days of Our Lives

Deidre Hall has emerged as one of America's most beloved actresses, who delighted her fans in August 1991, when she returned to NBC-TV's number one daytime program, Days of Our Lives (1965). Hall created the role of "Dr. Marlena Evans" in 1976, a character whose popularity has created a furor and a...

52. Dan Harmon

Producer | Computerman

Dan Harmon was born on January 3, 1973 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Computerman (2003), Laser Fart (2004) and Community (2009). He was previously married to Erin McGathy.

53. Jerry Harrison

Soundtrack | Virtuosity

Jerry Harrison was born on February 21, 1949 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Jeremiah Griffith Harrison.

54. Bobby Hatfield

Soundtrack | Feeling Minnesota

Bobby Hatfield was born on August 10, 1940 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA as Robert Lee Hatfield. He was married to Linda Torrison and Joy Ciro Mccown. He died on November 5, 2003 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

55. Howard Hawks

Director | Rio Bravo

What do the classic films Scarface (1932), Twentieth Century (1934), Bringing Up Baby (1938), Only Angels Have Wings (1939), His Girl Friday (1940), Sergeant York (1941), To Have and Have Not (1944), The Big Sleep (1946), Red River (1948) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and Rio Bravo (1959) have in...

57. Woody Herman

Soundtrack | Pearl Harbor

Legendary clarinetist, composer ("At the Woodchoppers' Ball"), singer and bandleader (the Thundering Herd(s) ), educated at Marquette University. He was a clarinetist in the orchestras of Joey Lichter, Harry Sosnik, Gus Arnheim, and Indiana Jones, then formed his own orchestra, appearing in hotels,...

58. Nick Hexum

Soundtrack | 50 First Dates

Nick Hexum was born on April 12, 1970 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA as Nicholas Lofton Hexum. He has been married to Nikki since December 31, 2008. They have two children.

59. Hildegarde

Actress | NBC/RCA Experimental Television Demonstration for the Press

Born Hildegarde Loretta Sell in Adell, Wisconsin, but for 70 years she was known simply as "The Incomparable Hildegarde," a title bestowed on her by columnist Walter Winchell. During the peak of her popularity in the 1930s and 40s, she was booked in cabarets and supper clubs at least 45 weeks a ...

60. Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch

Actor | Zero Hour!

Elroy 'Crazylegs' Hirsch was born on June 17, 1923 in Wausau, Wisconsin, USA as Elroy Leon Hirsch. He was an actor, known for Zero Hour! (1957), Unchained (1955) and Crazylegs (1953). He was married to Ruth Stahmer. He died on January 28, 2004 in Madison, Wisconsin.

61. Joel Hodgson

Writer | Mystery Science Theater 3000

Born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Joel Hodgson is best known as a stand-up comedian and creator of the cult favorite Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). Hodgson is also a toy designer, prop builder, sculptor, writer and producer. He currently resides in Los Angeles where he continues writing and ...

62. Harry Houdini

Actor | The Man from Beyond

The great American escape artist and magician Houdini (immortalized by a memorable performance by Tony Curtis in the eponymous 1953 film) was born Erich Weiss on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary, though he often gave his birthplace as Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was raised. One of five ...

63. Tom Hulce

Actor | Amadeus

Thomas Edward Hulce was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Plymouth, MI, where he was raised with his two sisters and older brother. He is the son of Joanna (Winkleman), who had sung professionally, and Raymond Albert Hulce, who worked for Ford. He has English, German, and Irish ancestry. ...

64. Jeffrey Hunter

Actor | The Searchers

Jeffrey Hunter was born Henry Herman McKinnies Jr. on November 25, 1926 in New Orleans, Louisiana, an only child. His parents met at the University of Arkansas, and when he was almost four his family moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his teens, he acted in productions of the North Shore Children's ...

65. Andrew Hurley

Soundtrack | Big Hero 6

Andrew Hurley was born on May 31, 1980 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

67. Al Jarreau

Music_department | Moonlighting

Al Jarreau was born on March 12, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Alwyn Lopez Jarreau. He is known for his work on Moonlighting (1985), Dick Tracy (1990) and Out of Africa (1985). He was married to Susan Player and Phyllis Hall. He died on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

68. Jimmie Johnson

Actor | Herbie Fully Loaded

Jimmie Johnson was born on September 17, 1975 in El Cajon, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), Superstore (2015) and I Am Dale Earnhardt (2015). He has been married to Chandra Janway since December 10, 2004. They have two children.

69. Kristen Johnston

Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun

Kristen Johnston studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City.

She won two Emmys for her role on 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). She has appeared on many other television shows, including Ugly Betty (2006), ER (1994), Bored to Death (2009) and, perhaps most memorably, ...

70. Jane Kaczmarek

Actress | Malcolm in the Middle

Jane grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her mother, Evelyn, was a school teacher. Her father, Edward, is a former Defense Department employee. She is the oldest of four children. Her brothers, Jim & Bill, are a teacher and an entrepreneur respectively. Her sister, Mary, works for an Internet company....

71. Bill Kazmeier

Actor | World's Strongest Man

Bill Kazmeier was born on December 30, 1953 in Burlington, Wisconsin, USA as Bill Kazmaier. He is an actor, known for World's Strongest Man (1998), Stampede Wrestling (1957) and The World's Strongest Man (1980).

72. Matt Kenseth


Matt Kenseth was born on March 10, 1972 in Cambridge, Wisconsin, USA. He has been married to Katie Martin Kenseth since December 2000.

73. Pee Wee King

Soundtrack | Grindhouse

Pee Wee King was born on February 18, 1914 in Abrams, Wisconsin, USA as Julius Frank Anthony Kuczynski. He was married to Lydia Frank. He died on March 7, 2000 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.

74. Stephen King

Writer | Maximum Overdrive

Stephen Edwin King was born on September 21, 1947, at the Maine General Hospital in Portland. His parents were Nellie Ruth (Pillsbury), who worked as a caregiver at a mental institute, and Donald Edwin King, a merchant seaman. His father was born under the surname "Pollock", but used the last name ...


75. Kathy Kinney

Actress | The Drew Carey Show

Despite her role as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show (1995), Kathy Kinney's first memorable television role is generally considered to be the regularly-appearing Ms. Goddard, the town librarian on Newhart (1982). Over the years, she has worked hard as a character actress making appearances on several ...

76. David Koepp

Writer | Jurassic Park

David Koepp was born on June 9, 1963 in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Jurassic Park (1993), Stir of Echoes (1999) and Spider-Man (2002).

77. Herb Kohl

Actor | Billy Jack

Herb Kohl is an actor, known for Billy Jack (1971).

I never knew Herb Kohl was in Billy Jack...

78. Ron Kovic

Writer | Born on the Fourth of July

Imagine having Tom Cruise play your life story in a movie, and ending up on stage in Hollywood celebrating the movie's two Oscars? All Ron Kovic had to do to achieve this fantasy was serve three tours of duty in Vietnam, get paralyzed for life by combat wounds, and write a best-selling book about ...

79. Alan Kulwicki

Self | ESPN Speedworld

Alan Kulwicki was born on December 14, 1954 in Greenfield, Wisconsin, USA as Alan Dennis Kulwicki. He died on April 1, 1993 in Blountville, Tennessee, USA.

80. Carole Landis

Actress | I Wake Up Screaming

Carole Landis was born on New Year's Day in 1919 in Fairchild, Wisconsin, as Frances Lillian Mary Ridste. Her father, a railroad mechanic, was of Norwegian descent and her mother was Polish. Her father walked out, leaving Carole, her mother and an older brother and sister to fend for themselves.


81. Tom Laughlin

Actor | Billy Jack

Tom Laughlin was born on August 10, 1931 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA as Thomas Robert Laughlin. He was an actor and director, known for Billy Jack (1971), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) and The Born Losers (1967). He was married to Delores Taylor. He died on December 12, 2013 in Thousand Oaks, ...

82. Sandra Lee

Self | Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee

Sandra Lee was born on July 3, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Sandra Lee Christiansen. She is a producer and actress, known for Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee (2003), Rock Chefs and Sandra's Money Saving Meals (2009). She was previously married to Bruce Karatz.

83. Jay Leggett

Actor | Employee of the Month

Jay Leggett was born on August 9, 1963 in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, USA as Jay Michael Leggett. He was an actor and producer, known for Employee of the Month (2004), Without a Paddle (2004) and Live Nude Girls (2014). He died on November 23, 2013 in Tomahawk.

84. Liberace

Actor | The Loved One

Most remembered for his extravagant costumes and trademark candelabra placed on the lids of his flashy pianos, Liberace was loved by his audiences for his music talent and unique showmanship. He was born as Wladziu Valentino Liberace on May 16, 1919, into a musical family, in Wisconsin. His mother, ...

85. Charles A. Lindbergh

Writer | The Spirit of St. Louis

Charles A. Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Charles Augustus Lindbergh. He is known for his work on The Spirit of St. Louis (1957), Charles A. Lindbergh (1927) and 40,000 Miles with Lindbergh (1928). He was married to Anne Morrow Lindbergh. He died on August 26, ...

Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison, did not graduate.

86. Reginald Lisowski

Actor | AWA All-Star Wrestling

Reginald Lisowski was born on July 11, 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for AWA All-Star Wrestling (1960), The Wrestler (1974) and SuperClash '85 (1985). He was married to Faye Lisowski. He died on October 22, 2005 in Milwaukee.

87. Jim Lovell

Writer | Apollo 13

Jim Lovell was born on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as James Arthur Lovell Jr. He has been married to Marilyn Lovell since June 6, 1952. They have four children.

88. Allen Ludden

Self | Password

Allen Ludden was born on October 5, 1917 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, USA as Allen Packard Ellsworth. He was an actor, known for Password All-Stars (1961), It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman! (1975) and Futureworld (1976). He was married to Betty White and Margaret Frances McGloin. He ...

89. Alfred Lunt

Actor | The Magnificent Yankee

Alfred Lunt was born on August 12, 1892 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He was an actor, known for The Magnificent Yankee (1965), The Guardsman (1931) and Stage Door Canteen (1943). He was married to Lynn Fontanne. He died on August 3, 1977 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

90. Douglas MacArthur

Self | Uppdrag i Korea

Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He was married to Jean MacArthur and Henrietta Louise Cromwell Brooks. He died on April 5, 1964 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

91. Fred MacMurray

Actor | Double Indemnity

Fred MacMurray was likely the most underrated actor of his generation. True, his earliest work is mostly dismissed as pedestrian, but no other actor working in the 1940s and 50s was able to score so supremely whenever cast against type.

Frederick Martin MacMurray was born in Kankakee, Illinois, to ...

92. Fredric March

Actor | Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Fredric March began a career in banking but in 1920 found himself cast as an extra in films being produced in New York. He starred on the Broadway stage first in 1926 and would return there between screen appearances later on. He won plaudits (and an Academy Award nomination) for his send-up of ...

93. Rob Marshall

Director | Chicago

Rob Marshall was born on October 17, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Chicago (2002), Into the Woods (2014) and Nine (2009).

94. Jackie Mason

Actor | The Jerk

Jackie Mason was born on June 9, 1931 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA as Jacob Moshe Maza. He is an actor and writer, known for The Jerk (1979), Caddyshack II (1988) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He has been married to Jyll Rosenfeld since August 14, 1991.

95. Kerwin Mathews

Actor | The 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Before there was a George Lucas and Harrison Ford running around creating special-effects excitement, there was a virile, boyishly handsome actor named Kerwin Mathews who was entertaining audiences battling a variety of creatures courtesy of pioneer special effects guru Ray Harryhausen. ...

96. John Matuszak

Actor | The Goonies

John Daniel Tooz Matuszak was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League and also an actor. Matuszak was born in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Tampa and played for their football team. Matuszak also played for various NFL teams--his longest stint of...

97. Marissa Mayer

Self | Miss Representation

Marissa Mayer was born on May 30, 1975 in Wausau, Wisconsin, USA as Marissa Ann Mayer. She is known for her work on Miss Representation (2011), 60 Minutes (1968) and The Virtual Revolution (2010). She has been married to Zachary Bogue since December 12, 2009. They have three children.

98. Joseph McCarthy

Self | Longines Chronoscope

Joseph McCarthy was born on November 14, 1908 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA as Joseph Raymond McCarthy. He was married to Jean Kerr Minetti. He died on May 2, 1957 in Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

99. Hattie McDaniel

Actress | Gone with the Wind

After working as early as the 1910s as a band vocalist, Hattie McDaniel debuted as a maid in The Golden West (1932). Her maid-mammy characters became steadily more assertive, showing up first in Judge Priest (1934) and becoming pronounced in Alice Adams (1935). In this one, directed by George ...

100. Terry Meeuwsen

Actress | Get Christie Love!

Terry Meeuwsen was born on March 2, 1949 in DePere, Wisconsin, USA as Terry Anne Meeuwsen. She is an actress, known for Get Christie Love! (1974), USam (1981) and The 700 Club (1966). She has been married to Andy Friedrich since 1981. They have seven children. She was previously married to Thomas A...