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Last modified: 12/17/08

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Washington Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Washingtonians

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

Shawn Alexander, football player

Paul Allen, Microsoft founder and sports team owner

Jordan Babineaux, football player

Mario Batali, chef and cookbook author

Adrián Béltre, baseball player

Rocky Bernard, football player

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com

Bret Boone, baseball player

Michael Boulware, football player

Josh Brown, football player

Linda Buck, Nobel prize winner in physiology

Jim Caviezel, actor

Chuck Close, artist

Bing Crosby, singer and actor

Andre Dyson, football player

Bobby Engram, football player

Bryce Fisher, football player

Ryan Franklin, baseball player

Bill Gates, Microsoft founder and philanthropist

Melinda Gates, philanthropist

Kenny G., aka Kenny Gorelick, musician

Gerald Grinstein, CEO, Delta Air Lines

Eddie Guardado, baseball player

Ken Hamlin, football player

Matt Hasselback, football player

Kelly Herndon, football player

LeRoy Hill, football player

Mike Holmgren, football coach

Steve Hutchinson, football player

Raúl Ibañez, baseball player

Darrell Jackson, football player

Walt Jones, football player

Joe Jurevicius, football player

Debbie Macomber, romance novelist

Marquand Manuel, football player

Craig McCaw, cellular phone magnate

Gil Meche, baseball player

Jamie Moyer, baseball player

Miguel Ojeda, baseball player

Buck Owens, country music singer

Patricia Proctor, author

Koren Robinson, football player

Terry Schmidt, author

Aaron Sele, baseball player

Richie Sexson, baseball player

Jamie Sharper, football player

Jerramy Stevens, football player

Ichiro Suzuki, baseball player

Lofa Tatupu, football player

Ravinder Taylor, author

Marcus Trufant, football player

Marcus Tubbs, football player

Donald Eugene Ulrich, aka Don Rich, country music guitarist

Ed Viesturs, mountain climber, the first American to climb the world's 14 peaks over 8,000 meters without bottled oxygen

Lila Acheson Wallace, co-founder of Reader's Digest and philanthropist

Seneca Wallace, football player

Peter Warrick, football player

August Wilson, playwright

Randi Winn, baseball player

Grant Winstrom, football player

Chief Yowlachie, actor

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