almost every town can boast someone famous calling it their hometown.
whether it be an athlete, actor, musician or even a reality tv star more often than not some dude or dudette making a lot more money than you or i can say that they share your hometown.
for example, my hometown - canton, ohio - has quite a few famous native sons and daughters considering it's smaller size. i,e:
macy grey, singer
president william mckinley (right maxie?)
thurman munson, baseball player
the o'jays, soul singing group
alexa, famous cleveland blogger
dan dierdorf, football player and announcer
jack parr, former tonight show host
jeff timmons, 98 degrees singer
mother angelica, holy lady on tv
there is actually quite a few more, but one celebrity in particular has brought interesting attention to my hometown.
never heard of him? let's try his stage name,
"we're all stars now, in the dope show"
so besides his love for young starlets and white make-up this hard rock musician had a seemingly "normal" upbringing in canton.
he also just so happened to grow up around the corner from my aunt and uncle. when "marilyn" was just starting out in high school (prior to getting kicked out) he found it really cool to pick on my cousin (who was a good 5 years younger than him), everyday after school.
how would you like it if your claim to fame was that marilyn manson beat you up as a kid?
i can only imagine the therapy my cousin has gone through. haha
anyone cool hail from your hometown?