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Born in Los Angeles County: Prominently Known Persons

Name

Famous for...

Birthplace

Birth Year

Anderson, Jack

Newspaper columnist

Long Beach

1922

Babbitt, Bruce

Former Arizona Governor, US Interior Secretary

Los Angeles

1938

Bower, Dr. Robert W.

Inventor of device which created the device that is the foundation of all modern integrated circuits. Santa Monica 1936

Buscaglia, Leo

Professor, lecturer and writer who shook up the University of Southern California in the 1970s with new classes on love, including "Love 101," combining sociology and psychology.

Los Angeles

1924

Cage, John Milton (died 1992)

Composer

Los Angeles

1912

Child, Julia

Cooking writer/TV hostess

Pasadena

1912

D’Aquino, Iva Toguri "Tokyo Rose"

Infamous for being the seductive Japanese radio propagandist during WWII

Los Angeles

1916

De la Hoya, Oscar World Boxing Champion and Olympic Gold Medal winner East Los Angeles 1973
Fratianne, Linda Figure skater Los Angeles 1960
Gardner, John William U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare in Lyndon Johnson administration and founder of Common Cause Los Angeles 1912

Goldwater, Barry M. Jr.

U.S. Congressman

Los Angeles

1938

Gonzales, Richard Alonzo "Pancho" (died 1995)

Tennis player

Los Angeles

1928

Head, Edith (died 1981) Fashion designer Los Angeles 1901

Name

Famous for...

Birthplace

Birth Year

Ito, Lance

Judge in O.J. Simpson murder trial

Los Angeles

1950

Kemp, Jack

Former Congressman, Cabinet Secretary, Vice Presidential Candidate alongside Bob Dole

Los Angeles

1935

King, Billie Jean Moffit

Tennis player

Long Beach

1943

LeMond, Greg

Bicycle racer (first American to win Tour de France)

Lakewood

1961

Mackie, Bob Fashion designer

Monterey Park

1940

Mahony, Roger M.

Roman Catholic Cardinal (first born in California)

North Hollywood

1936

Maimon, Theodore Harold

Physicist, inventor (constructed first operable Laser)

Los Angeles

1927

Matthiessen, F.O. (died 1950)

Literary critic & educator

Pasadena

1902

McGwire, Mark Baseball player Pomona

1963

Myer, Eugene (died 1959) Financier, newspaper publisher (Washington Post) Los Angeles 1875
Moceanu, Dominique Gymnast (U.S. Olympics gold-medalist) Hollywood 1981

Noguchi, Isamu (died 1988)

Sculptor

Los Angeles

1904

Ovitz, Michael

Former Walt Disney President

Encino

1946

Patton, General George S. Jr. (died 1945) WWII Army General - regarded as one of the most successful American field commanders of any war

San Gabriel

1885

Pico, Pio (died 1894)

Last Mexican Governor of California

Mission San Gabriel

1801

Name

Famous for...

Birthplace

Birth Year

Richardson, William B.

U.S. Representative to the United Nations

Pasadena

1947

Ride, Sally K.

Space Shuttle astronaut

Encino

1951

Riggs, Bobby (died 1995)

Tennis player

Los Angeles

1918

Rozelle, Pete

Former NFL Commissioner

South Gate

1926

Slatkin, Leonard

Orchestra conductor, New Orleans Philharmonic, St. Louis Orchestra

Los Angeles

1944

Smith, Jack (died 1996) Famed L.A. Times journalist, columnist & author Long Beach 1916
Snider, Duke Baseball Hall of Famer Los Angeles 1925
St. Johns, Adela Rogers (1988) Journalist and author Los Angeles 1894

Stevenson, Adlai E. II (died 1965)

Ambassador, Presidential candidate, Governor of Illinois

Los Angeles

1900

Strawberry, Darryl Baseball player Los Angeles 1962
Temple-Black, Shirley Child actress/U.S. Diplomat Santa Monica 1928
Thomas, Michael Tilson Conductor Hollywood 1944

Warren, Earl (died 1974)

14th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Los Angeles

1891

Watson, Martha Rae Track star Long Beach 1946

Waxman, Henry A.

U.S. Congressman

Los Angeles

1939

Name

Famous for...

Birthplace

Birth Year

Williams, Paul Revere (died 1980)

African American architect, designed LAX Theme Building

Los Angeles

1894

Williams, Venus

Tennis player

Lynwood

1980

 

 

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