Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen! 13 Famous People from Rockford, IL

Jodi Benson, actress and voice of Ariel in The Little Mermaid

Paris Bennett, American Idol Season 5 finalist (well, she lived here for awhile and her grandfather is well-known pastor here)

James Henry Breasted, scholar, first American teacher of Egyptology

Susan Saint James, actress, "McMillan and Wife"

Sarah Kelly, Christian singer

Joe Mantello, Tony Award winning actor and director

John Ortberg, best-selling author and pastor

Aidan Quinn, actor

Gordon Tullock, economist

Janice Voss, astronaut

Michelle Williams,
member of Destiny's Child

The Rockford Peaches, charter members of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and subject of the film, A League of Their Own

Cheap Trick,
internationally-acclaimed rock band

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