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Last modified: 9/03/07

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Delaware Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Delawareans

These are just a few of the famous people who were either born in Delaware or spent some important time in Delaware.

David Allen, hot-air balloon pilot

Valerie Bertinelli, actress

Robert Montgomery Bird, playwright

Emily Bissell, designer of Christmas Seals

Ken Burns, director

Henry S. Canby, author and editor

Annie Jump Cannon, astronomer

Felix Darley, artist

John Dickinson, penman of the Revolution

Eleuthere Irenee du Pont de Nemours, industrialist, founder of Dupont

Henry Francis du Pont, art collector and philanthropist

Pierre Samuel du Pont, garden landscaper

Oliver Evans, inventor

Yvette Freeman, actress

Thomas Garrett, abolitionist

Dallas Green, baseball coach

Henry Heimlich, surgeon, inventor

John Hunn, abolitionist

Eldridge Reeves Johnson, inventor of the phonograph

Wilham Julius “Judy” Johnson, baseball player

Paul R. Jones, art collector

Bill McGowen, baseball umpire

Robert Mitchum, actor

Howard Pyle, artist and author

Ryan Phillippe, actor

John Phillips, author

Peggy Raley, vintner and jazz singer

George Read, signer of the Declaration of Independence

Judge Reinhold, actor

Caesar Rodney, signer of the Declaration of Independence

William Ross, Delaware governor

Elizabeth Shue, actress

Johnny Weir, figure skater

Randy White, football player

Andrew Wyeth, painter

Jamie Wyeth, mixed-media artist

N.C. Wyeth, painter

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