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Connecticut Famous

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.


  • Dean Acheson politician
  • Ethan Allen american revolutionary leader
  • Lauren Ambrose actress
  • Benedict Arnold V general continental army, traitor
  • Moses Austin developer of lead industry
  • Roger Sherman Baldwin politician
  • Joel Barlow poet, politician
  • P. T. Barnum showman, founder ringling bros, barnum & bailey circus
  • Ed Begley actor
  • Richard Belzer actor
  • A. Scott Berg biographer, pulitzer prize winner
  • Chris Berman sportscaster
  • Henry Alfred Bishop railroad executive, politician
  • Daniel Bissell Revolutionary War general
  • Michael Bolton singer, songwriter
  • Ernest Borgnine actor
  • Jesse Bradford actor
  • Jonathan Brandis actor
  • Alex Breckenridge actress
  • Amy Brenneman actress
  • Brooke Brodack video producer
  • John Brown abolitionist
  • Daniel Burbank astronaut
  • Gary Burghoff actor
  • Aaron Burr, Sr. educator
  • Scott Burrell basketball player
  • George W. Bush former u. s. president
  • Candace Bushnell author
  • Marcus Camby basketball player
  • Walter Camp sports writer, football coach
  • Al Capp cartoonist
  • Karen Carpenter singer
  • Richard Carpenter musician
  • Chris Carrabba singer
  • Orlow W. Chapman politician
  • Chris Clark hockey player
  • Glenn Close actress
  • Jaidon Codrington boxer
  • Samuel Colt inventor, industrialist, founder colt's fire arms company
  • Joe Courtney politician
  • Bob Crane actor


  • Paul Dano actor
  • Rosa DeLauro politician
  • Brian Dennehy actor
  • Christopher Dodd politician
  • Chris Drury hockey player
  • Dominick Dunne journalist, author
  • John Gregory Dunne author, screenwriter
  • Jonathan Edwards pastor, theologian
  • Oliver Ellsworth politician
  • Anna Eshoo politician
  • Linda Evans actress
  • Eileen Farrell opera singer
  • John Fitch inventor, bronzesmith
  • Dwight Freeney football player
  • William Gillette actor, playwright
  • Ryan Gomes basketball player
  • Charles Goodyear inventor vulcanized rubber
  • Porter J. Goss politician
  • Ella T. Grasso first woman governor of connecticut
  • Galusha A. Grow politician
  • Nathan Hale america's first spy, officer in american revolutionary war
  • Robert N. Hall inventor
  • Dorothy Hamill olympic medalist (born in illinois)
  • Anttaj Hawthorne football player

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Connecticut Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Stamford Fairfield 203
Bridgeport Fairfield 203
Hartford Hartford 860
Torrington Litchfield 860
Middletown Middlesex 860
Waterbury New Haven 203
New Haven New Haven 203
Norwich New London 860
Vernon Rockville Tolland 860
Willimantic Windham 860

About the Author

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.