People from Athens, Georgia

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Kim Basinger
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    Kim Basinger

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    Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger (often mispronounced born December 8, 1953) is an American actress and former fashion model. Following a successful modeling career in New York during the early to mid-1970s, Basinger moved to Los Angeles where she began her acting career on television in 1976. She starred in two canceled series as well as several made-for-TV films, including a remake of From Here to Eternity (1979), before making her feature debut in the 1981 drama Hard Country. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Lynn Bracken in the 1997 film L.A. Confidential.


  2. Michael Stipe
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    Michael Stipe

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    John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, film producer, music video director, and visual artist. He was the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.


  3. Jeff Daniels
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    Jeff Daniels

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    Jeffrey Warren "Jeff" Daniels (born February 19, 1955) is an American actor, musician, and playwright, whose career includes roles in films, stage productions and on television, for which he has won an Emmy Award and received Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Tony Award nominations.


  4. Madeleine Peyroux
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    Madeleine Peyroux

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    Madeleine Peyroux (born April 18, 1974, Athens, Georgia, United States) is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Peyroux is noted for her vocal style, which has been compared to that of Billie Holiday.


  5. Charles Kelley
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    Charles Kelley

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    Charles Burgess Kelley (born September 11, 1981) is an American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of country pop trio Lady Antebellum, who formed in 2006 and are signed to Capitol Nashville.


  6. Laura Wiggins
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    Laura Wiggins

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    Laura Slade Wiggins (born August 8, 1988 in Athens, Georgia) is an American television and film actress and a musician.


  7. Mike Mills
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    Mike Mills

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    Michael Edward "Mike" Mills (born December 17, 1958) is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer who was a founding member of the alternative rock band R.E.M. Though known primarily as a bass guitarist, backing vocalist, and pianist, his musical repertoire also includes keyboards, guitar, and percussion instruments. He contributed to a majority of the band's musical compositions.


  8. Fran Tarkenton
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    Fran Tarkenton

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    Francis Asbury "Fran" Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is a former NFL quarterback, television personality, and computer software executive.


  9. Peter Buck
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    Peter Buck

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    Peter Lawrence Buck (born December 6, 1956) is an American rock musician and songwriter who is best known as co-founder and lead guitarist of the alternative rock band R.E.M.


  10. Cindy Wilson
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    Cindy Wilson

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    Cynthia Leigh "Cindy" Wilson (born February 28, 1957) is a vocalist, songwriter and a founding member of new wave rock band The B-52s.


  11. Colt Ford
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    Colt Ford

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    Jason Farris Brown (born August 27, 1970) known professionally as Colt Ford, is an American rapper, musician and songwriter. He has released four albums via Average Joes Entertainment, which he co-founded. Ford has charted six times on the Hot Country Songs charts, and co-wrote (with Brantley Gilbert) "Dirt Road Anthem", a song on his 2008 album Ride Through the Country, which Jason Aldean later covered on his My Kinda Party.


  12. Bill Berry
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    Bill Berry

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    William Thomas "Bill" Berry (born July 31, 1958) is a retired American musician and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band R.E.M. In addition to his drumming duties, Berry played many other instruments including guitar, bass guitar, and piano, both for songwriting and on R.E.M. records. After 17 years with the band, Berry left the music industry to become a farmer, and has since maintained a low profile, making sporadic reunions with R.E.M. and appearing on other artists' records.


  13. Lance Bangs
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    Lance Bangs

    923 views

    Lance Bangs (born September 8, 1972) is an American film director, film producer, cinematographer, documentarian, and music video director who has created videos for Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, Green Day, Arcade Fire, The Shins, The Thermals, Belle & Sebastian, Menomena, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, R.E.M., Mike Watt, Death Cab for Cutie, The Black Keys, Kanye West, Odd Future, and Pavement. He directed the David Cross film Let America Laugh. Bangs has also been heavily involved in the filming and production of MTV's Jackass television series and its subsequent movies.


  14. Chuck Smith
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    Chuck Smith

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    Charles Henry Smith, III (born December 21, 1969) is a former American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Tennessee and professionally in the National Football League (NFL) with the Atlanta Falcons from 1992 to 1999 and the Carolina Panthers in 2000. Smith spent the 2010 season as an assistant coach as his alma mater, Tennessee. He also has worked as a radio host in Atlanta.


  15. John Bell
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    John Bell

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    John Farmer Bell (born April 14, 1962) is the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the American rock band Widespread Panic, where he is known for his raspy southern drawl that hits a variety of octaves. He is frequently called JB by fans. For more than 25 years, the voice has fueled 150 concerts a year all over the country and created a road warrior mentality for the band and its fans.


  16. Vanessa Briscoe Hay
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    Vanessa Briscoe Hay

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    Vanessa Briscoe Hay (born October 18, 1955 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American singer for the Athens, Georgia bands Pylon and Supercluster.


  17. Leo Kottke
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    Leo Kottke

    197 views

  18. Ricky Wilson (American musician)
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    Ricky Wilson (American musician)

    214 views

    Ricky Helton Wilson (March 19, 1953 – October 12, 1985) was an American musician best known as the original guitarist and founding member of rock band the B-52's. Born in Athens, Georgia, Wilson was the brother of fellow member Cindy Wilson. The B-52's was founded in 1977, when Ricky, his sister Cindy, Kate Pierson, Keith Strickland and Fred Schneider shared a tropical Flaming Volcano drink at a Chinese restaurant and, after an impromptu music session at the home of their friend Owen Scott III, played for the first time at a Valentine's Day party for friends.


  19. Murder of Eve Carson
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    Murder of Eve Carson

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    On the morning of March 5, 2008, Eve Marie Carson was shot and killed in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States where she was a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .


  20. Keith Strickland
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    Keith Strickland

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    Keith Julian Strickland (born October 26, 1953) is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and one of the founding members of the The B-52s.


  21. Marcus Foster
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    Marcus Foster

    82 views

    Marcus Aurelius Foster (March 31, 1923 – November 6, 1973) was an American educator who gained a national reputation for educational excellence while serving as principal of Simon Gratz High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as Associate Superintendent of Schools in Philadelphia, and as the first black Superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District in Oakland, California. Foster was murdered in 1973 by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.


  22. Vic Chesnutt
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    Vic Chesnutt

    79 views

  23. Brian McCann
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    Brian McCann

    57 views

    Brian Michael McCann (born February 20, 1984) is an American professional baseball catcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Atlanta Braves from 2005 through 2013. McCann is a seven-time All-Star and a five-time Silver Slugger Award winner.


  24. Derek Dooley (American football coach)
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    Derek Dooley (American football coach)

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    Derek Dooley (born June 10, 1968) is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as the wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL). He served as the head football coach at Louisiana Tech University from 2007 to 2009, and the University of Tennessee from 2010 to 2012, compiling a career college football record of 32–41, which includes one winning season (2008). He is the son of former University of Georgia head football coach and athletic director Vince Dooley.


  25. Claire Merritt Hodgson
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    Claire Merritt Hodgson

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    Claire Merritt Hodgson Ruth, born Clara Mae Merritt (September 11, 1897 – October 25, 1976), was a native of Athens, Georgia, United States, who is most famous for having been the second wife of Babe Ruth.


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