Saturday, June 23, 2007

Famous Loueyvillagers

  • Muhammad Ali (the Greatest)
  • Bob Edwards (Lordy, I love this man. The way that the previous generation loved Cronkite)
  • Hunter Thompson (needs no explanation)
  • Louis Brandeis (famous judge)
  • Diane Sawyer (there aren’t enough famous female Loueyvillagers)
  • Ned Beatty (of The Big Easy fame—ha!)
  • George Rogers Clark (military leader, not to be confused with his brother, who was half of the famous duo Louis and Clark)
  • Tom Cruise (half of the famous TomKat tragedy)
  • Thomas Edison (who let us see light)
  • Dian Fossey (immortalized by a special exhibit at the Louisville Zoo)
  • Sue Grafton (F is for Famous Mystery Author)
  • Will Oldham (who’s the best kept secret—even from Lou—in music)
  • Wilson Pickett (Soul God)
  • Pee Wee Reese (not to be confused with Pee Wee Herman)
  • Rick Pitino (who blew it with the Celtics)
  • “Papa” John Schattner (too young to be called Papa of anything, even pizza)
  • Zachary Taylor (the only president buried in the city)
  • Sean Young (hard to feel bad that she’s underrated when she starred in Blade Runner)
  • Johnny Unitas (football player I always confused with the guy who broke his leg so badly)
  • Gus Van Sant (I never understood what “My Own Private Idaho” meant)

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