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Famous People from North Carolina

Can you name these famous North Carolinians based on a short clue?
Includes people who moved to North Carolina as adults
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Last updated: January 8, 2020
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First submittedApril 4, 2012
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Clue
Hometown
Answer
President and duelist
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Andrew Jackson
The first President to be impeached
Raleigh
Andrew Johnson
Wife of the 1996 Republican nominee who ran for President herself
Salisbury
Elizabeth Dole
"Rockin' the Suburbs" pianist
Winston-Salem
Ben Folds
First lady who saved a painting from the White House
New Garden
Dolley Madison
Runner-up to Ruben Studdard on "American Idol"
Raleigh
Clay Aiken
Tenor saxophone player who recorded "A Love Supreme"
High Point
John Coltrane
Star of a TV show set in Mayberry
Mt. Airy
Andy Griffith
NASCAR driver known as "The Intimidator"
Kannapolis
Dale Earnhardt
Possibly the greatest basketball player of all time
Wilmington
Michael Jordan
Televangelist, and spiritual advisor to several Presidents
Charlotte
Billy Graham
"Ender's Game" author
Greensboro
Orson Scott Card
Longtime Duke basketball coach
Durham
Mike Krzyzewski
UNC basketball coach, 1961-1997
Chapel Hill
Dean Smith
Gay comedian who wrote "Me Talk Pretty One Day"
Raleigh
David Sedaris
First English person to be born in America, in 1587
Roanoke Colony
Virginia Dare
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" writer who spoke at
Clinton's inauguration
Winston-Salem
Maya Angelou
"You've Got a Friend" singer
Chapel Hill
James Taylor
29 Comments
+5
Level 43
Jun 28, 2012
im a carolina girl! i love my state! you would think i'd have done better on this quiz...
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Level 64
Jun 28, 2012
Jazz players never get no love from Jetpunk quiz takers
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Level 85
May 20, 2015
In the spirit of jazz, we improvise when spelling their names.
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Level 55
Jun 28, 2012
Andrew Jackson was not definitely born in North Carolina. He was born in a remote area that was near the North Carolina and South Carolina border; nobody knows exactly what state he was born in.
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Level 90
Jun 28, 2012
Yeah, well a giant equestrian statue of Jackson supervises Polk and Johnson in Raleigh, so we're claiming him.
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Level 34
Jun 28, 2012
that's awesome hobbes! def not born in north carolina but an area on the carolina's border. but nobody's sure what state!
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Level 56
Jan 10, 2014
@thobbes1651

OK that comment was completely worthless because it is incorrect

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Level 38
Sep 22, 2016
Andrew Jackson's birth home is in WAXHAW NORTH CAROLINA. Sorry but Lancaster can suck it. Although his birthplace is about 15 minutes from the border today, we have cars which means travel time was very different.
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Level 91
Nov 3, 2013
Thank you for accepting Coach K!
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Level 73
Aug 14, 2015
I second that.
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Level 66
Aug 14, 2015
Wish I had known and tried that after 9 attempts at correct spelling (which I never achieved!)
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Level 66
Aug 14, 2015
That was the first thing I tried...no way was I ever going to get it right otherwise.
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Level 87
Mar 30, 2017
I spent half the time trying all the possible spelling variations of his name...
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Level 56
Jan 10, 2014
andrew jackson is from the wax haws
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Level 48
May 29, 2014
That was almost highly embarrassing. I had to ask my husband the sax question; he plays tenor sax himself and Coltrane is his freaking nickname.
+2
Level 82
Aug 14, 2015
Anyone else think that Orson Scott Card is definitely a closeted homosexual and that the mental dissonance between this and him being a practicing and believing Mormon is part of the reason why starting about 15 years ago he went completely insane?
+3
Level 70
Aug 14, 2015
Nobody else thinks that
+2
Level 89
Aug 2, 2018
Who? Never heard of him.
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Level 86
Dec 19, 2022
I can kinda sorta see that.
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Level 78
Feb 27, 2024
kalbutthead: what's that got to do with the quiz?
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Level 70
Aug 14, 2015
No
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Level 57
Aug 14, 2015
No Ric Flair? Colour me disappointed.
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Level 60
Jul 31, 2017
It says that both Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson are from Tennessee in the Famous Tennesseeans quiz…I'm probably missing something.
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Level 86
Apr 26, 2018
And Lincoln is in three quizzes, claimed by three states. People move.
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Level 73
Mar 3, 2020
Kinda surprised not seeing Nina Simone here.
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Level 73
Nov 21, 2022
Can you add MrBeast?
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Level 56
Aug 2, 2023
You could have been a little forgiving on the spelling of Mike

Krzyzewski!!

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Level 54
Sep 14, 2023
Mr Beast either here or Kansas
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Level 78
Jan 1, 2024
What's with the gay identifier for the one clue? No one else has an identifier like that.