People from Barnstable, Massachusetts

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Joan Bennett Kennedy

    Joan Bennett Kennedy


    Virginia Joan Bennett Kennedy (born September 2, 1936) is an American socialite, musician, author, and former model. She was the first wife of longtime U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy.

  2. Rose Kennedy

    Rose Kennedy


    Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy (July 22, 1890 – January 22, 1995) was an American philanthropist and socialite. She was deeply embedded in the "lace curtain" Irish Catholic community in Boston, where her father was mayor. She was the wife of businessman and investor Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., who was United States Ambassador to the Court of St James's. Their nine children included President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and longtime Senator Ted Kennedy.

  3. Andy Hallett

    Andy Hallett


  4. Eunice Kennedy Shriver

    Eunice Kennedy Shriver


    Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was the founder in 1962 of Camp Shriver which started on her Maryland farm known as Timberlawn and, in 1968 evolved into the Special Olympics. She was a member of the Kennedy family, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy; her husband, Sargent Shriver, was United States Ambassador to France and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election.

  5. Nancy Frangione

    Nancy Frangione


    Nancy Frangione (born July 10, 1953 in Barnstable, Massachusetts) is an American soap opera actress. She is a graduate of Barnstable High School.

  6. Vicki Kennedy

    Vicki Kennedy


    Victoria Anne Reggie "Vicki" Kennedy (born February 26, 1954) is an American lawyer and the second wife and widow of longtime U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, who was 22 years her senior.

  7. Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr.


    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (/ˈvɒnɨɡət/; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American author. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and five works of non-fiction. He is most famous for his darkly satirical, best-selling novel Slaughterhouse-Five (1969).

  8. Siobhan Magnus

    Siobhan Magnus


    Siobhan Evelyn Magnus (born March 15, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter who was the sixth place finalist on the ninth season of American Idol.

  9. David Bacon

    David Bacon


    David Bacon (March 24, 1914 – September 12, 1943) was an American film actor.

  10. Marnie Schulenburg

    Marnie Schulenburg


    Marnie Schulenburg (born May 21, 1984 in Barnstable, Massachusetts) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns (2007–2010).

  11. Paul Wylie

    Paul Wylie


    Paul Stanton Wylie (born October 28, 1964) is an American figure skater and 1992 Olympic silver medalist.

  12. M. L. Carr

    M. L. Carr


    Michael Leon "M.L." Carr (born January 9, 1951) is an American former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association and American Basketball Association, and former head coach and General Manager of the Boston Celtics. He coached the Celtics for two seasons, posting a career record of 48 wins and 116 losses.

  13. Pat Bradley (golfer)

    Pat Bradley (golfer)


    Pat Bradley (born March 24, 1951) is an American professional golfer. She became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1974 and won 31 tour events, including six major championships. Bradley is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

  14. James Otis, Jr.

    James Otis, Jr.


    James Otis, Jr. (February 5, 1725 – May 23, 1783) was a lawyer in colonial Massachusetts, a member of the Massachusetts provincial assembly, and an early advocate of the political views that led to the American Revolution. The phrase "Taxation without Representation is Tyranny" is usually attributed to him. However, the phrase had been used for more than a generation in Ireland.

  15. Feliciano Vierra Tavares

    Feliciano Vierra Tavares


    Feliciano Vierra "Flash" Tavares Sr. (October 29, 1920 – December 17, 2008) was a Cape Verdean American musician, singer and guitar player based in Massachusetts. He was the patriarch of the musical Tavares family, which included the Tavares Brothers, a successful Grammy-winning 1970s and 1980s R&B band composed of five of Tavares' sons. Tavares was known professionally simply as Flash.

  16. Benjamin F. Hallett

    Benjamin F. Hallett


    Benjamin Franklin Hallett (December 2, 1797 – September 30, 1862) was a Massachusetts lawyer and Democratic Party activist, most notable as the first chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

  17. John Alvin

    John Alvin


    John Henry Alvin (November 24, 1948 – February 6, 2008) was an American cinematic artist and painter who illustrated many popular movie posters. Alvin created posters and key art for more than 135 films, beginning with the poster for Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles in 1974. His style of art became known as Alvinesque by friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry.

  18. Paul Pena

    Paul Pena


    Paul Pena (January 26, 1950 – October 1, 2005) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist of Cape Verdean descent.

  19. Hutchins F. Inge

    Hutchins F. Inge


    Hutchins Franklin Inge (April 16, 1900 – March 28, 2002) was an African American physician and Democratic Party politician. He was the first African American to serve in the New Jersey Senate.

  20. Jack White (reporter)

    Jack White (reporter)


    Jack White (1942 – October 12, 2005) was a veteran Rhode Island journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of President Richard Nixon's underpayment of income taxes. White's investigative article prompted Nixon to utter his famous line, "I am not a crook." White also won Emmy Awards for his reporting on fugitive banker Joe Mollicone and Providence tax officials who violated the city's residency requirement. He was considered the dean of organized crime reporting in Rhode Island.

  21. Thomas Coleman (New York)

    Thomas Coleman (New York)


    Thomas Coleman (June 16, 1808 in Barnstable, Massachusetts – August 29, 1894 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York) was an American merchant, banker and politician from New York.

  22. Paul G. Kirk

    Paul G. Kirk


    Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr. (born January 18, 1938) is an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 2009 to 2010, having been appointed to fill the vacancy created by the death of Ted Kennedy. From 1985 to 1989, he served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He has also served as the co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, the chairman of the board of directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. In the private sector, he served as a lawyer and lobbyist.

  23. Abraham Filene

    Abraham Filene


    Abraham Lincoln Filene (April 5, 1865 – August 27, 1957) was an American businessman and philanthropist. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was one of 5 children of William Filene and Clara Ballin. A German-Jewish immigrant from Posen, Prussia who immigrated to the United States in 1848, William Filene founded Filene's department stores.

  24. Mercy Otis Warren

    Mercy Otis Warren


    Mercy Otis Warren (September 14, [September 25, New Style] 1728 – October 19, 1814) was a political writer and propagandist of the American Revolution. In the eighteenth century, topics such as politics and war were thought to be the province of men. Few men and fewer women had the education or training to write about these subjects. Warren was an exception. During the years before the American Revolution, Warren published poems and plays that attacked royal authority in Massachusetts and urged colonists to resist British infringements on colonial rights and liberties.

  25. Eden White

    Eden White


    Eden White (born 1970) is a New York singer/songwriter. She is the daughter of Janice White and Dr. Allen White, both from Massachusetts. After graduating from Barnstable High School, she attended Tufts University near her home in Boston, Mass. In 1993, she started touring clubs in New York city and earned a cult following. In 1996, Eden served as the musical director of School House Rock, Live! off Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre in NYC, which then had an additional run at the Lamb's Theatre in Times Square. In 1998, she released her first record, This is the Way, under the label Zero Hour. She also released the song This is the Way as a single under the duel label of Delirium Records and Touchwood (record label). By 2000, she had signed on with Delirium Records to release her second CD, What Really Matters.

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