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Last modified: 1/12/08

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Maryland Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Marylanders

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

Brian Billick, football coach

Kyle Boller, football player

Peter Boulware, football player

Keith Campbell, financier

Rachel Carson, environmentalist

Bruce Chen, baseball player

Harry “Flash” Clarke, football player

Mark Clayton, football player

Michael Deaver, presidential advisor

Will Demps, football player

Jay Gibbons, baseball player

Todd Heap, football player

Alice Hendricks, author

Billie Holiday, jazz singer

Pat Kelly, baseball player

Francis Scott Key, songwriter, Star Spangled Banner

Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, civil rights leader

Sugar Ray Leonard, boxer

Jamal Lewis, football player

Ray Lewis, football player

Javy López, baseball player

Rodrigo López, baseball player

Benji Madden, rock musician

Joel Madden, rock musician

Thurgood Marshall, first black appointed to the U.S. supreme court

Derrick Mason, football player

Lee Mazzone, baseball coach

Chris McAlister, football player

Parren Mitchell, first black U.S. representative from Maryland

Melvin Mora, baseball player

Isaac Myers, organized first black-owned shipyard company

Jonathan Ogden, football player

Rafael Palmeiro, baseball player

Sam Perlozzo, baseball coach

Tommy Polley, football player

Ed Reed, football player

Brian Roberts, baseball player

Nora Roberts, romance and mystery novelist.

Roberts also writes as J.D. Robb, Sarah Hardesty, and Jill March. Roberts's novels had spent more than 680 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List, including more than 100 weeks in the #1 spot. Over 280 million copies of her books are in print. Her novels have been published in 35 countries.

Brooks Robinson, baseball player

Frank Robinson, baseball player

Samari Rolle, football player

Deion Sanders, football player

Gordon Scott, actor

Jennifer Stein, author

Terrell Suggs, football player

B. J. Surhoff, baseball player

Chester Taylor, football player

Miguel Tejada, baseball player

Adalius Thomas, football player

Johnny Unitas, football player

Imal Wagner, book publicist

Will Witherspoon, football player

Anthony Wright, football player

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