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Oct 21 2010
1 James Franco, film actor 21137
2 Scarlett Johansson, actress and musician 20613
3 Mark Wahlberg, Academy Award-nominated film actor 18594
4 Julia Roberts, actress 17998
5 Jake Gyllenhaal, film actor 12297
6 Mary-Louise Parker, film actress, star in Weeds (TV series). 9750
7 Kirsten Dunst, film actress 7847
8 Val Kilmer, Actor 7723
9 Brandon Lee , actor and son of Bruce Lee (His mother, Linda Lee Cadwell, is part of Swedish descent). 7640
10 Michelle Pfeiffer, actress, maternal grandmother was Swedish. 7148
11 Amy Lee, lead singer of Evanescence 6821
12 Uma Thurman, Academy Award-nominated film actress and former fashion model 6671
13 Mark Hamill, film actor 6356
14 Greta Garbo (Swedish-born), film actress 5577
15 Maggie Gyllenhaal, film actress 5569
16 Josh Hartnett, Actor 5188
17 Robert Englund, film, television and voice actor 5029
18 Larry Hagman, Actor 5016
19 Donnie Wahlberg, film actor and producer 4934
20 Kris Kristofferson, influential country music songwriter, singer and actor 4866
21 Jesse Williams, film actor (Greys Anatomy) 4675
22 Charles Lindbergh, pioneering aviator famous for piloting the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927 4658
23 Ingrid Bergman 4599
24 Jon Heder, Actor 4357
25 Ray Bradbury, science fiction and fantasy 4300
26 Buzz Aldrin, pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing 4172
27 Melanie Griffith, film actress 4133
28 Harry Nilsson, singer-songwriter 3543
29 Grace Slick, singer-songwriter 3268
30 Maiara Walsh, actress 3258
31 Ann-Margret (Swedish-born), actress and singer 3208
32 Ricky Nelson, singer 3137
33 Linda Lee Cadwell, teacher and the widow of Bruce Lee 2978
34 Todd Rundgren, singer-songwriter 2604
35 Shannon Lee , actrees and daughter of Bruce Lee 2573
36 Richard Dean Anderson, actor, grandfather from Sweden. 2453
37 Erik Per Sullivan (1991 - ) Malcolm in the Middle actor 2422
38 Louie Anderson, stand-up comedian, actor, and former Family Feud game show host 2400
39 Garrett Hedlund, film actor 2379
40 Candice Bergen, actress and fashion model. 2253
41 Susan Lucci (Swedish-born mother; Liza Huber), soap opera actress 2161
42 William Rehnquist, lawyer, jurist and a political figure, who served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the Chief Justice of the United States 2115
43 Kristy Swanson, film/television actress 2104
44 Claes Oldenburg (Swedish-born), sculptor, best known for his public art 1865
45 Tippi Hedren, film actress 1794
46 Nadia Bjorlin, soap opera actress 1762
47 Joe Hill (Swedish born), songwriter, labor activist and member of the Industrial Workers of the World 1743
48 Earl Warren, California district attorney of Alameda County, the 30th Governor of California, and the 14th Chief Justice of the United States (from 1953 to 1969) [link]</ref> Was of Swedish and Norwegian decent 1684
49 Peggy Lee (Swedish/Norwegian grandparents), jazz singer and songwriter 1681
50 Edie Falco, television, film and stage actress 1570
51 Gloria Swanson, silent film actress 1548
52 Van Johnson , film and television actor 1528
53 Andy Richter, Comedic actor, writer, and late night talk show sidekick 1499
54 Carl Sandburg, poet, historian, novelist, balladeer and folklorist 1467
55 Freddy Moore, singer-songwriter 1455
56 Phil Mickelson, American professional golfer 1382
57 Eric Lindros, hockey player 1381
58 Joakim Noah, basketball player 1332
59 Dorothy Hamill, figure skater 1246
60 Walter Johnson, pitcher and three time triple crown winner for the Washington Nationals/Senators from 1907-1927 1242
61 Susan Hayward, film actress. 1216
62 Tipper Gore, wife of Vice President Al Gore 1049
63 George Bush, Former president of the US 1038
64 Nils Lofgren, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band 1033
65 Greg Louganis, diver 953
66 Kari Wahlgren, Voiceover Actress 899
67 Glenn T. Seaborg, scientist who won the 1951 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 862
68 Edgar Bergen, actor and radio performer 845
69 Jennifer Granholm, Governor of the state of Michigan. 823
70 Mamie Van Doren, stage, film and television actress 768
71 Maud Adams (Swedish-born), Bond girl. 736
72 Kayla Kleevage, stripper and pornographic actress 733
73 George Akerlof, Economist 673
74 Kelly Johnson, widely considered one of the most talented and prolific aircraft design-engineers 625
75 Inger Stevens (Swedish-born), film and television actress 556
76 Mike Holmgren, head coach of the Seattle Seahawks 548
77 Mamie Eisenhower, wife of Dwight D. Eisenhower and First Lady of the United States from 1953 to 1961 [link]</ref> 540
78 Robert Wahlberg, film actor 538
79 Theresa Andersson, Singer-songwriter 516
80 MC Lars, rapper 467
81 Victor Davis Hanson, military historian, columnist, political essayist and former classics professorsusan 452
82 John Ericsson (Swedish born), inventor and mechanical engineer 413
83 Johnny Isakson (2nd generation) - Republican Senator from Georgia since 2005. 393
84 Dan Lungren, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 390
85 Grover Norquist, conservative activist, president of Americans for Tax Reform 385
86 Jim Lindberg, singer-songwriter for the American punk rock band Pennywise 379
87 Eli Lilly, philanthropist and founder of Eli Lilly and Company 378
88 Quincy Jones III (Swedish-born mother), composer, music producer, film producer and author 356
89 John B. Anderson, U.S. Representative from Illinois and an Independent candidate in the 1980 presidential election 356
90 Tor Johnson, actor and wrestler 356
91 Bob Burnquist, skateboarder 355
92 Barry Newman, actor with Swedish-born mother 351
93 Arleigh Burke, U.S. Navy Admiral 340
94 Gunilla Hutton, film actress 323
95 Jack Anderson, journalist 317
96 Dick Enberg, sportscaster 314
97 Hughie Thomasson, singer and guitarist 312
98 Nelson Algren, writer 290
99 Chester Carlson, physicist, inventor, and patent attorney 277
100 Leroy Anderson (Swedish immigrant parents), composer 276
101 Ben Jorgensen, writer and singer for Armor For Sleep 274
102 Harry Nyquist (Swedish born), engineer, important contributor to information theory 255
103 Liza Huber, soap opera, television and stage actress 254
104 Zoe Lofgren, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 254
105 Viveca Lindfors, stage and film actress 251
106 Marcus Borg, religious author 242
107 Warner Oland, film actor perhaps best known for playing Charlie Chan.Listed as one of several Swedish-Americans at [link]; Swedish- 231
108 Carl David Anderson, physicist who won 1936 Nobel Prize in Physics 218
109 Hope Larson, illustrator and cartoonist 206
110 Howard Hanson, composer, conductor, educator and music theorist 194
111 Cal Tjader (Swedish parents), jazz musician 193
112 Ulf Samuelsson (Swedish-born), ice hockey player 190
113 Bob Nystrom, icehockey player 179
114 Max Tegmark, Cosmologist and Associate Professor of Physics at MIT. 154
115 Henry Vestine, guitarist, son of Ernest Harry Vestine 152
116 Arne Carlson, 37th Governor of Minnesota. 148
117 Lillian Asplund, Titanic survivor 148
118 Gene Amdahl, computer architect and entrepreneur 146
119 Nancy Olson, Film and television actress 145
120 Caroline Lagerfelt, stage, film, and television actress 139
121 Gideon Sundback (Swedish-born), inventor, commercialized the zipper, son-in-law of colleague Peter Aronson 125
122 Charles August Risberg, baseball player 115
123 Jonas Bronck (Swedish-born), Settler after whom the New York City borough of the Bronx was named 114
124 Charles August Lindbergh, Congressman for 6th District of Minnesota from 1907 to 1917 114
125 Herbert Blomstedt, orchestral conductor 103
126 Gerald Vizenor, novelist and literary critic. 101
127 Haddon Sundblom, creator of Santa Claus images for the Coca-Cola Company 96
128 John W. Nordstrom (Swedish-born), co-founder of the Nordstrom department store chain 95
129 Stephen Mailer, actor, mother is of Swedish descent. 93
130 Charles Momsen, United States Navy Vice Admiral 91
131 Nancy Faust, stadium organist for the Chicago White Sox franchise in Major League Baseball 91
132 Orville Freeman, 29th Governor of Minnesota, 16th United States Secretary of Agriculture, 47th Governor of Michigan 91
133 Anna Q. Nilsson (Swedish-born), silent film actress 88
134 David R. Lindberg, malacologist, professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley 87
135 Culbert Olson, 29th Governor of California 86
136 Wendell Anderson, 33rd Governor of Minnesota, from January 4, 1971 to December 29, 1976 86
137 Don Sundquist, 47th Governor of Tennessee 80
138 Per Enflo, University Professor of Mathematics at Kent State University 80
139 Ernst Alexanderson (Swedish born), electrical engineer 73
140 Catherine Christer Hennix, composer 70
141 John A. Dahlgren, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral 68
142 Gustaf Tenggren (Swedish-born), illustrator 64
143 Walter Elmer Ekblaw, geologist and botanist and college professor. 64
144 Charles Stenholm, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas 63
145 Signe Hasso, film actress 57
146 Curt Carlson, founder of the Carlson Companies 54
147 Gary Cederstrom, umpire in Major League Baseball 52
148 C. Elmer Anderson, 28th Governor of Minnesota 52
149 Freddie Lindstrom, baseball player 51
150 Veda Ann Borg, American film actress 50
151 Bobo Olson (Swedish father), boxer 48
152 Peter Gunnarsson Rambo (Swedish-born), Resident of New Sweden 46
153 Cristina Stenbeck (Swedish father, American mother), businesswoman 45
154 Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt (Swedish-born), Artist 45
155 Nils F. Testor (Swedish-born), founder of Testor Corporation 44
156 Elmer L. Andersen, 30th Governor of Minnesota 44
157 Floyd B. Olson, 22nd Governor of Minnesota 44
158 Astrid Varnay (Swedish-born), opera singer 44
159 Linda Carlson, actress 44
160 Ernest O. Estwing (Swedish-born), founder of Estwing Manufacturing Company 42
161 Claes Gösta Ryn, academic and educator 41
162 Monrad Wallgren, 13th Governor of Washington, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senator from Washington 40
163 Carl Aaron Swensson, Lutheran minister and President of Bethany College 36
164 Luther Youngdahl, 27th Governor of Minnesota 35
165 Burr Tillstrom, puppeteer and the creator of Kukla, Fran and Ollie 35
166 Ernest Lundeen, U.S. Senator from Minnesota 34
167 Neil Levang, musician 34
168 John Lind (Swedish-born), 14th Governor of Minnesota 33
169 Paul Granlund, sculptor 33
170 Pug Lund, football player. 33
171 Carl Wickman, founder of Greyhound Lines, Inc. 33
172 U. Alexis Johnson, United States diplomat 32
173 Ted Sundquist, bobsledder and football manager 31
174 Robert Bergland, U.S. Representative from Minnesota, 20th United States Secretary of Agriculture 31
175 Walter Hoving (Swedish-born), head of Tiffany & Company 30
176 Ivor Thord-Gray (Swedish-born), mercenary soldier 30
177 Paul Carlson, medical missionary of the Evangelical Covenant Church 29
178 Ewa Mataya Laurance, professional pool player 29
179 John B. Johnson (Swedish-born), electrical engineer and physicist 27
180 Eric Norelius (Swedish-born), Lutheran minister and one of the founders and President of the Augustana Synod 26
181 Eric Linden, film actor 26
182 John Albert Johnson, 16th Governor of Minnesota 25







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