People from Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Posted Oct 26, 2009
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  1. Patricia Tallman
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    Patricia Tallman

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    Patricia J. Tallman (born September 4, 1957) is an American actress, stunt performer, and studio executive best known for her roles on Night of the Living Dead and Babylon 5. She is the CEO and Executive Producer of Studio JMS.


  2. Sean Hayes
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    Sean Hayes

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    Sean Patrick Hayes (born June 26, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for his role as Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won an Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, and one American Comedy Award, and earned six Golden Globe nominations.


  3. Ryan Kelley
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    Ryan Kelley

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    Ryan Jonathan Kelley (born August 31, 1986) is an American actor who is known for his roles in Mean Creek, Prayers for Bobby, and as Ben Tennyson in Ben 10: Alien Swarm. His most recent role is as Deputy Parrish on Teen Wolf.


  4. Ryan McPartlin
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    Ryan McPartlin

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    Ryan McPartlin (born July 3, 1975) is an American actor, known for his role as Devon "Captain Awesome" Woodcomb on the NBC action-comedy series Chuck.


  5. Amy Carlson
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    Amy Carlson

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    Amy Lynn Carlson (born July 7, 1968) is an American television actress, best known for her roles as as Linda Reagan in the CBS police procedural Blue Bloods, as Alex Taylor on the NBC drama Third Watch, and Josie Watts in the NBC daytime soap opera Another World.


  6. Bill Pullman
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    Bill Pullman

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    William James "Bill" Pullman (born December 17, 1953) is an American actor.


  7. Laurie Anderson
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    Laurie Anderson

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  8. Katherine Dunham
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    Katherine Dunham

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    Katherine Mary Dunham (June 22, 1909 – May 21, 2006) was an American dancer, choreographer, author, educator, and social activist. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century, and directed her own dance company for many years. She has been called the "matriarch and queen mother of black dance".


  9. Ted Wass
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    Ted Wass

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    Theodore "Ted" Wass (born October 27, 1952, in Lakewood, Ohio), is an American television director and former actor. He is best known for his roles as Danny Dallas on the series Soap (1977–1981) and as Nick Russo on the NBC sitcom Blossom (1991–1995). Since Blossom ended its run in 1995, Wass has retired from acting and has focused only on directing episodic television.


  10. Jeffery Deaver
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    Jeffery Deaver

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    Jeffery Deaver (born May 6, 1950 outside Chicago) is an American mystery/crime writer. He has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University and originally started working as a journalist. He later practiced law before embarking on a successful career as a best-selling novelist. He has been awarded the Steel Dagger and Short Story Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association and the Nero Wolfe Award, and he is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the Year and a winner of the British Thumping Good Read Award. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including The New York Times, The Times, Italy's Corriere della Sera, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Los Angeles Times.


  11. John Drury
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    John Drury

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    John Richard Drury (January 4, 1927 – November 25, 2007) was an American television news anchor from Chicago, Illinois. He is most known for serving as anchor on Chicago news broadcasts which included: WGN-TV from 1967 to 1970 and again from 1979 until 1984; WLS-TV from 1970 to 1979 and 1984 until his retirement in 2002. Upon his retirement came the news that he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was a leading activist for ALS research and was a spokesperson for the Brain Research Foundation.


  12. Ray Demmitt
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    Ray Demmitt

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    Charles Raymond Demmitt (February 2, 1884 – February 19, 1956) was a professional baseball player who played outfielder in the Major Leagues from 1909-1919 for the New York Highlanders, St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers, and Chicago White Sox.


  13. Bill Ayers
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    Bill Ayers

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    William Charles "Bill" Ayers (born December 26, 1944) is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He is known for his 1960s radical activism as well as his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction. In 1969 he co-founded the Weather Underground, a self-described communist revolutionary group with the intent to overthrow imperialism, that conducted a campaign of bombing public buildings (including police stations, the U.S. Capitol Building, and the Pentagon) during the 1960s and 1970s in response to U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.


  14. Matt Bowen (American football)
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    Matt Bowen (American football)

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    Matthew Sean Bowen (born November 12, 1976) is a former American football strong safety in the National Football League. He currently works as a sports journalist.


  15. Werner Krieglstein
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    Werner Krieglstein

    9 views

    Werner Josef Krieglstein (born October 31, 1941), a Fulbright Scholar and University of Chicago fellow, is an award winning and internationally recognized scholar, director and actor. Krieglstein is the founder of a neo-Nietzschean philosophical school called Transcendental Perspectivism. Krieglstein's "philosophy of compassion" has been the subject of symposium lectures at many prominent conferences including the UNESCO section of the World Congress of Philosophy conference in Seoul Korea (August, 2008), the ISAIL "Fields of Conflict-Fields of Wisdom": 4th International Congress in Wuerzburg, Germany (May, 2008), the meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Washington D.C. (Symposium Chair: Sept. 2006), and the ISUD Fourth World Conference of the International Society for Universal Dialogue (Summer, 2001), among many others.


  16. Peter Roskam
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    Peter Roskam

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    Peter James Roskam (born September 13, 1961) is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district, serving since 2007. He is a member of the Republican Party and served as the Chief Deputy Majority Whip from 2011 to 2014, ranking fourth among House Republican leaders. He has also served in the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House of Representatives. He currently serves as Chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight.


  17. Elek Bacsik
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    Elek Bacsik

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    Elek Bacsik (22 May 1926 – 14 February 1993) was a Hungarian-born American jazz violinist and guitarist.


  18. John Shurna
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    John Shurna

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    John William Shurna (born April 30, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Valencia of the Liga ACB. He is the 2012 Big Ten scoring champion. He played in the 2012 NBA Summer League with the Atlanta Hawks. He then signed with the New York Knicks, but was waived at the end of the preseason.


  19. Revie Sorey
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    Revie Sorey

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    Revie Sorey (born September 10, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York) is a former professional American football player who played offensive lineman for nine seasons for the Chicago Bears.


  20. Larry Shue
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    Larry Shue

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    Larry Howard Shue (July 23, 1946 – September 23, 1985) was an American playwright and actor, best known for writing two often-performed farces, The Nerd and The Foreigner.


  21. Molly Worthen
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    Molly Worthen

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    Molly Worthen (born 1981) is a historian of American religion and a journalist. She is assistant professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Raised in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, she graduated from Yale in 2003 and earned a Ph.D. in American religious history there in 2011.


  22. Nikos Tselios
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    Nikos Tselios

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    Nikos Tselios (Greek: Νίκος Τσέλιος; born January 20, 1979) is a former American professional ice hockey defenseman. Tselios was the first draft pick in the Carolina Hurricanes history when he was selected 22nd overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft.


  23. Tom Pukstys
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    Tom Pukstys

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    Thomas Paul Pukstys (born May 28, 1968) is a former American track and field athlete who was a javelin thrower. Pukstys was a six-time U.S. javelin champion, and represented the United States at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics.


  24. Mike Hall (sportscaster)
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    Mike Hall (sportscaster)

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    Michael James Hall (born February 1982 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois) is an American sports broadcaster who currently works for the Big Ten Network. He can also be found as a sideline reporter for NFL games on Fox. Hall is a graduate of the University of Missouri where he majored in Journalism.


  25. Betty Wagner Spandikow
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    Betty Wagner Spandikow

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    Betty Redmond Wagner Spandikow (September 27, 1923 – October 26, 2008) was a founder of the La Leche League International. She was a co-author of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, which has been translated into eight languages and Braille.


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