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Famous People from Pennsylvania by Picture

Can you name these famous Pennsylvanians based on a picture?
Includes people who were born in other states but who became part of Pennsylvania's culture
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Last updated: December 19, 2023
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First submittedMarch 11, 2012
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Philadelphia
Wyomissing
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
Scranton
Cheltenham
Philadelphia
Rochester
Philadelphia suburbs
Philadelphia
Indiana
Latrobe
Upper Darby
Beaver Falls
Philadelphia
Robinson
born and died in England
but founded Philadelphia
Mercersburg
(an unpopular President)
Darby
(famous for his nose)
Pittsburgh
(steel baron)
35 Comments
+3
Level 23
Jun 21, 2014
Rachel Carson from Springdale would be a great add to this! :)
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Level 80
Oct 21, 2014
Also suggestions to add - Joe Montana - New Eagle, Jim Kelly and Dan Marino - Pittsburgh, Stan Musial and Ken Griffey - Donora, Ida Tarbell - Erie, and Michael Keaton - Coraopolis.
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Level 61
Nov 30, 2014
Carnegie is a stretch. While he's one of the most important people in PA's history, saying he's from PA in untrue.
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Level ∞
Dec 1, 2014
Well, get rid of Franklin too then, since he was born in Boston. Being "from" a place doesn't necessarily mean being born there.
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Level 67
Mar 27, 2015
I mean, technically yes, but if you see "steel" and "Pennsylvania" and your mind doesn't go right to Carnegie, you're in a small minority.
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Level 32
Mar 26, 2015
Fred Rogers from Latrobe
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Level 71
Dec 19, 2023
Second this, as a Pennsylvanian!
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Level 29
Oct 6, 2016
Why is Taylor Swift, the most annoying singer known to mankind, on this list? She ruined my life!
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Level 83
Oct 29, 2016
...but she *is* a famous Pennsylvanian, hence her being on this list.
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Level 79
Feb 20, 2021
Most annoying? Guess you don't know many (modern pop) singers..
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Level ∞
Dec 19, 2023
Kanye, is that you?
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Level 83
Dec 26, 2023
ChocolateMoose -- what a villain!
+4
Level 47
Dec 18, 2016
Missing Matthew07 :)
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Level 68
Jan 13, 2024
and Potatopierogi (:
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
As someone from Upper Darby, I am proud to claim the county of Tina Fey.
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Level 69
Apr 25, 2024
Ew.
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Level 24
May 27, 2020
So excited that Joe Namath is on here! That's my cousin!
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Level 79
Dec 19, 2023
ok that's pretty cool
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Level 55
Oct 25, 2023
So nice to see our first president, Ben Franklin listed on this quiz. A fitting tribute for the man that literally invented electricity and freedom. Thank you, Mr. President, you are missed daily, sir.
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Level 83
Dec 19, 2023
First?
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Level 85
Dec 20, 2023
Hopefully, that's not the only bit of sarcasm you noticed.
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Level 78
Dec 19, 2023
WC Fields is a wild one
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Level ∞
Dec 19, 2023
It's a deep cut for sure.
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Level 85
Dec 19, 2023
When did Michael Keaton get old?
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Level 85
Dec 20, 2023
Not gonna lie. I had to look up who Bradley Cooper is.
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Level 82
Feb 5, 2024
I only got him because I initially mistook Jimmy Stewart for Gary Cooper.
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Level 73
Jul 14, 2024
It took me a second to realize what you meant by that.
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Level 78
Dec 20, 2023
Carnegie wasn't a baron--that was the term applied by less-successful competitors and/or the media.
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Level 95
Dec 24, 2023
Shouldn't Michael Keaton's real name (Michael Douglas) be accepted as type in?
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Level 77
Feb 3, 2024
Don't forget Budd Dwyer. Do *not* look him up or any of his videos.
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Level 55
Feb 29, 2024
Got more of the historical figures than up to date pop stars.
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Level 72
Jul 14, 2024
Taylor Swift is undeniably one of the most famous people on Earth right now, as for the others I had only heard of Aguilera and Fey. After googling Kevin Hart and Bradley Cooper I feel justified in not knowing who they are.
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Level 72
Jul 14, 2024
Not the most recognizable pic of Keaton - I know he's aged (like many of us!), but with his head turned and the shadow over more than half his face, easy to miss who this is.
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Level 66
Jul 14, 2024
Not gonna lie, I really thought the picture was of Anthony Head, most famous for playing Uther Pendragon in Merlin. Even after knowing it's Michael Keaton, the pictures look very similar.
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Level 55
Jul 15, 2024
Michael Scott could make it to that list too!