People from Canton, Ohio

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  1. Marilyn Manson

    Marilyn Manson


    Brian Hugh Warner (born January 5, 1969), known professionally as Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actor, painter, multimedia artist, and former music journalist. He is known for his controversial stage personality and image as the eponymous lead singer of the band Marilyn Manson, which he co-founded with Daisy Berkowitz and of which he remains the only constant member. His stage name was formed by juxtaposing the names of two American cultural icons, namely actress Marilyn Monroe and murderer Charles Manson.

  2. Jean Peters

    Jean Peters


    Jean Peters (October 15, 1926 – October 13, 2000) was an American actress, known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and as the second (or possibly third) wife of Howard Hughes. Although possibly best remembered for her siren role in Pickup on South Street (1953), Peters was known for her resistance to being turned into a sex symbol. She preferred to play unglamorous, down-to-earth women.

  3. Paula Zahn

    Paula Zahn


    Paula Ann Zahn (born February 24, 1956) is an American journalist and newscaster who has been an anchor at ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN. She currently produces and hosts the true crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn on the Investigation Discovery channel.

  4. Jake Abel

    Jake Abel


    Jacob Allen Abel (born November 18, 1987) is an American model and actor who is known for playing Adam Milligan in the CW series Supernatural (2009–10), Luke Castellan in the film adaptation of Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), and its sequel, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013), Mark James in the film adaptation of I Am Number Four (2011), and Ian O'Shea in The Host (2013).

  5. The O'Jays

    The O'Jays


    The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert (born June 16, 1942), Walter Williams (born August 25, 1943), William Powell (January 20, 1942 – May 26, 1977), Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O'Jays made their first chart appearance with "Lonely Drifter" in 1963, but reached their greatest level of success once Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, signed them to their Philadelphia International label in 1972. With Gamble & Huff, the O'Jays (now a trio after the departure of Isles and Massey) emerged at the forefront of Philadelphia soul with "Back Stabbers" (1972), and topped the Billboard Hot 100 the following year with "Love Train". Numerous other hits followed through the 1970s and into the 80s and 90s, and The O'Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004, and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

  6. Macy Gray

    Macy Gray


    Macy Gray (born Natalie Renée McIntyre; September 6, 1967) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday.

  7. Jeff Timmons

    Jeff Timmons


    Jeffrey Brandon Timmons (born April 30, 1973) is an American pop singer and producer and founding member of the Grammy-nominated pop group 98 Degrees.

  8. Peggy Ann Garner

    Peggy Ann Garner


    Peggy Ann Garner (February 3, 1932 – October 16, 1984) was an American actress.

  9. Boz Scaggs

    Boz Scaggs


    William Royce "Boz" Scaggs (born June 8, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He gained fame in the 1960s as a guitarist and sometime lead singer with the Steve Miller Band, and in the 1970s with several solo Top 20 hit singles in the United States, including the hits "Lowdown" and "Lido Shuffle" from the critically acclaimed album Silk Degrees, which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. Scaggs continues to write, record music, and tour.

  10. Nicole Wood

    Nicole Wood


    The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1993. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year.

  11. Matt Thiessen

    Matt Thiessen


    Matthew Arnold "Matt" Thiessen (born August 12, 1980) is a Canadian-American musician, singer and songwriter known for being co-founder, lead singer, guitarist, pianist, and primary songwriter for the Christian rock band Relient K. With Relient K, he has released seven full-length albums, including three that were certified Gold, and three that peaked in the top twenty on the Billboard 200. Outside of his work with Relient K, Thiessen maintains a low-profile side project called Matthew Thiessen and the Earthquakes. In 2009, he co-produced and collaborated on Owl City's album Ocean Eyes.

  12. Chris Spielman

    Chris Spielman


    Charles Christopher Spielman (born October 11, 1965) is a former American football player and is currently an analyst for ESPN's coverage of college football games.

  13. Jack Paar

    Jack Paar


    Jack Harold Paar (May 1, 1918 – January 27, 2004) was an American author, radio and television comedian and talk show host, best known for his stint as host of The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962. Time magazine's obituary noted that: "His fans would remember him as the fellow who split talk show history into two eras: Before Paar and Below Paar."

  14. William McKinley

    William McKinley


    William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to victory in the Spanish–American War, raised protective tariffs to promote American industry, and maintained the nation on the gold standard in a rejection of inflationary proposals.

  15. Jon Lormer

    Jon Lormer


    John Austin "Jon" Lormer (May 7, 1906 – March 19, 1986) was an American actor, known for his guest and supporting roles in television series, such as the 1960s' Star Trek, The Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, and Peyton Place.

  16. Nate Torrence

    Nate Torrence


    Nathan Andrew "Nate" Torrence (born December 1, 1977) is an American comedic actor known for playing the role of Wade Bailey on the HBO series Hello Ladies and for his numerous roles in television advertisements.

  17. Lee Wilkof

    Lee Wilkof


    Lee Wilkof (born June 25, 1951) is an American actor and veteran of the Broadway stage. He originated the roles of Sam Byck in Assassins and Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, later earning a Tony Award nomination for the 2000 revival of Kiss Me, Kate. He appeared as The Wizard in the San Francisco production of Wicked, a role in which he previously played on the First National Tour of the show.

  18. Thurman Munson

    Thurman Munson


    Thurman Lee Munson (June 7, 1947 – August 2, 1979) was an American Major League Baseball catcher. He played his entire 11-year professional baseball career for the New York Yankees (1969–1979). A perennial All-Star, Munson is the only Yankee to win both the Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player awards.

  19. Eddie Levert

    Eddie Levert


    Edward "Eddie" Levert (born June 16, 1942) is an American singer, and is the lead vocalist of the soul/funk/R&B vocal group, The O'Jays.

  20. Brian Pittman

    Brian Pittman


    Brian Lee Pittman (born on October 21, 1980) is an American musician most notable as the former bassist for the Christian rock band Relient K, of which he was a founding member. He has also played bass for the Christian metal band Inhale Exhale, and owns a landscaping company called "Lawnsharks." Pittman married on August 30, 2008 and currently resides in Canton, Ohio.

  21. Bruno Gioiello

    Bruno Gioiello


    Bruno Gunn (born November 8, 1968) is an American actor and a stunt performer. He is best known for playing Brutus in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and a fireman in The Lazarus Effect.

  22. Dan Dierdorf

    Dan Dierdorf


    Daniel Lee Dierdorf (born June 29, 1949) is a former American football player and television sportscaster. He played 13 NFL seasons and has worked as a broadcast color analyst since retiring from football.

  23. Enoch Light

    Enoch Light


    Enoch Henry Light (18 August 1905, in Canton, Ohio – 31 July 1978, in Redding, Connecticut) was a classical violinist, bandleader, and recording engineer. He led a band who recorded as early as March 1927 through at least 1940. In 1928, he led a band in Paris. The remaining band records were recorded in New York. As A&R chief and vice-president of Grand Award Records, he founded Command Records in 1959. Light's name was prominent on many albums both as musician and producer. In the 1930s Light studied conducting with the French conductor Maurice Frigara in Paris.

  24. Gary Grant

    Gary Grant


    Gary Grant (born April 21, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player at the point guard position in the NBA.

  25. Mother Angelica

    Mother Angelica


    Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, PCPA (born Rita Antoinette Rizzo on April 20, 1923) is an American Franciscan nun best known as a television personality and the founder of the Eternal Word Television Network.

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