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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Famous People


Some noted people in the Movie industry who come from the Rochester/Finger Lakes area or who have lived here:

Actors / Actresses

  • Kim Alexis
  • Harold Arlen
  • Alec Baldwin & Baldwin brothers (Syracuse)
  • Michael Bennett (Broadway)
  • Humphrey Bogart (lived in the area, Canandaigua, as a child)
  • Ingrid Bergman (lived here a few years with 1st husband, a professor at the UR)
  • Amanda Blake
  • Foster Brooks
  • Louise Brooks
  • Jimmy Cagney (lived many years at his farm home in Upstate NY, where he died).
  • Cab Calloway
  • Tom Cruise (Syracuse)
  • George Cukor
  • Taye Diggs
  • Peter Duel (TV series in the `70s)
  • George Eastman
  • Dave English (Murphy Brown)
  • Tom Fantana (Buffalo)
  • Robert Forster
  • Richard Gere (Syracuse)
  • Audrey Hepburn (spent time in Rochester with a long-time companion who lives in Irondequoit, a Rochester suburb)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Lauren Holly
  • Rick James
  • Beverly Johnson (Buffalo)
  • Garson Kanin
  • Mimi Kennedy
  • John Lithgow
  • Bobby Lovenheim (Producer)
  • Chris McDonald
  • David Milch (Buffalo)
  • Hugh O'Brian
  • John Shuck
  • Stu Silver (writer, Soap, Throw Momma From The Train)
  • Danny Thomas (lived here)
  • Mark Twain
  • James Whitmore
  • Tony Yerkovitch


  • Howard Hanson
  • Lou Gramm
  • Mangione brothers (Chuck & Gap)
  • Mitch Miller
  • Jeff Tyzik