Famous People of Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, Maryland

Spiro T. Agnew (1918–1996), born in Baltimore County; Governor of Maryland and Vice-President of the United States under Richard Nixon

Tori Amos (born 1963), born in North Carolina, grew up in Baltimore; singer, songwriter, and pianist

John R. Bolton (born 1958), former United States Ambassador to the United Nations

Julie Bowen (Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer) (born 1970), film and TV actress, star of Modern Family

Harvey Cushing (1869–1939), pioneer neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital

Billie Holiday (1915–1959), born Eleanora Fagan Gough, jazz singer

William Henry Howell (1860–1945), a physiologist who pioneered the use of heparin as a blood anti-coagulant

Kevin Liles (born 1968), record executive; former president of Def Jam Recordings and vice president of The Island Def Jam Music Group

Edward Norton (born 1969), actor, 3-time Academy Award nominee

William Paca (1740–1799), a signatory to Declaration of Independence; Governor of Maryland

Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, Pulitzer Prize winner, born in Baltimore


Disclaimer: These lists are just a few of the famous people who were born or called these cities home in the Rust Belt. Feel free to add your own in the comments. – Major Cities will post in alphabetical order.