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Oct 21 2010
1 Stephen King (born 1947); horror novelist 14517
2 Patrick Dempsey (born 1966); actor; born in Lewiston 7323
3 Bette Davis (1908-1989); actress; lived in Maine 6464
4 Erin Andrews (born 1978); ESPN sportscaster; born in Lewiston, Maine 4748
5 Anna Kendrick (born 1985); actress, Twilight, New Moon 4657
6 Judd Nelson (born 1959), actor, Suddenly Susan; born in Portland 2654
7 Rachel Nichols (born 1980), actress, Alias, Star Trek, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra; born and raised in Augusta 2594
8 Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896); author of the influential anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin 2485
9 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882); poet:Born and raised in Portland; attended Bowdoin College 2484
10 John Ford (1894–1973); Film director, winner of 6 Oscars; born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, raised on Munjoy Hill in Portland 1747
11 Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950); poet; born in Rockland 1277
12 Joshua Chamberlain (1828–1914); American Civil War Major General, Governor of Maine (1867-71) 1161
13 Dorothea Dix (1802-1878) pioneering advocate for treatment and care of handicapped and mentally ill 1127
14 Joe Hill (born 1971); horror novelist 1122
15 Samantha Smith (1972-1985); child peace activist, child actress; born in Houlton, Maine, later lived in Manchester, Maine. 1001
16 Anna Belknap (born 1972); actress, Lindsay Monroe on CSI: NY; born in Damariscotta 975
17 Tabitha King (born 1949); horror novelist 780
18 Christopher Daniel Barnes (born 1972); actor, voice actor, The Little Mermaid, Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Day by Day; born in Portland 773
19 Victoria Rowell (born 1959), actress, The Young and the Restless, Diagnosis: Murder, Dumb and Dumber; born and raised in Portland 739
20 William Cohen (born 1940); US Congressman (1973-79), Senator (1979-97), US Secretary of Defense (1997-2001); born in and Mayor (1971-73) of Bangor 717
21 George J. Mitchell (born 1933); former U.S. Senate Majority Leader 669
22 Olympia Snowe (born 1947); Congresswoman and U.S. Senator; born in Augusta & raised in Auburn 663
23 Andrea Martin (born 1947), actress, comedienne, voice actress, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Kim Possible, Earthworm Jim; born in Portland 655
24 Linda Lavin (born 1937), actress, Alice; born and raised in Portland 599
25 Susan Collins (born 1952); U.S. Senator from Maine; born in Caribou 545
26 Owen King; author 514
27 Edmund Muskie (1914–1996); politician, Governor of Maine, and Vice Presidential candidate 508
28 Contessa Brewer (born 1974); news anchor for MSNBC; born in Parsonsfield 498
29 Bob Marley, stand-up comedian; from Portland; born in Bangor 475
30 H.S. Maxim (1840–1916); inventor of Maxim gun 446
31 Joan Benoit (born 1957); first women's Olympic marathon champion; born in Cape Elizabeth 363
32 Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935); poet; born in Alna & raised in Gardiner 347
33 Corey Beaulieu (born Nov. 22, 1983); musician, guitarist in Trivium. Born in Brunswick, Maine 345
34 Clarence White (1944–1973); bluegrass, country rock, and rock guitarist; born in Lewiston 312
35 Percy Spencer (1894-1970); inventor of the microwave oven; born in Howland 298
36 Dennis Blair (born 1947); third U.S. Director of National Intelligence from 2009-2010 and retired four-star U.S. Navy admiral; born in Kittery 283
37 Sam Webb; Chairman of Communist Party USA; born in Maine 276
38 Tawny Little (born 1956); former Miss America in 1976; born in Portland 261
39 Cynthia McFadden (born 1956); co-anchor of Nightline and Primetime; born in Lewiston 257
40 Howie Carr, journalist, author, radio talk-show host; born in Portland 232
41 Ian Crocker (born 1982); three-time Olympic champion in swimming; born in Portland 223
42 Greg Finley (born 1984); actor, The Secret Life of the American Teenager; born in Portland 184
43 Paul Douglas (1892-1976); economist and Illinois senator from 1949 to 1967; partly raised in Onawa in Piscataquis County 153
44 Marsden Hartley (1877-1943); artist, poet; born in Lewiston 142
45 Phyllis Thaxter (born 1921), actress, Superman; born in Portland 115
46 JoAnn Willette (born 1963); actress, Just the Ten of Us; born in Lewiston 98
47 Janwillem van de Wetering (born 1931); Dutch-born, Maine based novelist who often writes about Maine 90
48 Francis Ford (1881–1953); actor, writer, director, brother of John Ford; born in Portland 85
49 James Chico Hernandez (born 1954); Sombo Champion & Wheaties Fame, Washburn, Maine 84
50 Brian Butterfield (born 1958); third base coach for the Toronto Blue Jays; born in Bangor 82
51 Bob Stanley (born 1954); Major League Baseball player; relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, pitched in the 1986 World Series 73
52 Leon Leonwood Bean (1872-1967); Founder of L.L. Bean the Maine outdoor sports, camping, hunting and fishing store. Also inventor of many products, such as the "Bean Boot." 69
53 Matthew Mulligan (born 1985); tight end for the New York Jets; born in Bangor and lived in Enfield 65
54 Owen Davis (1874-1956); Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist; born in Portland 61
55 James B. Longley (1924–1980); first Independent Governor of Maine 57
56 John Cariani, actor, Law & Order; grew up in Presque Isle 54
57 Joey Gamache (b. 1967); World Boxing Association Lightweight Champion who boxed from 1992-2000; originally from Lewiston, Maine 54
58 Bill Carrigan (1883–1969); catcher and manager for the Boston Red Sox; born in Lewiston 50
59 Andrew St. John (born 1982), actor, General Hospital, Life Is Wild; born in Millinocket 47
60 Samuel Colman (1832-1920); artist, writer, interior designer; born in Portland 46
61 James Flavin (1906–1976); film and television actor; born in Portland 41
62 Dorothy Appleby (1906–1990); film actress from the '30s and '40s; born in Portland 40
63 C. J. Stevens (born 1927); Author; born in Smithfield and has lived in Philips, Weld, and Temple; much of his writing is set in Maine 38
64 Charles Goddard (1879–1951), playwright and screenwriter for silent films; born in Portland 37
65 Harry Brown (1917 -1986); poet, novelist, screenwriter; born in Portland 33
66 Nick Wyman (born 1950); actor, Die Hard with a Vengeance; born in Portland 30
67 Maxine Elliott (1868-1940); stage actress; born in Rockland, Maine 29
68 Earl Cunningham (1893-1977; folk artist 28
69 Albion Woodbury Small (1854-1926); prominent sociologist and founder of the first university department of sociology in the United States; born in Buckfield and raised in Bangor 26
70 Conrad Chase (b. 1965), actor, singer; born in Portland 25
71 Philip Ford (1900–1976); film director, nephew of John Ford; born in Portland 23
72 Will Holt (born 1929); singer, songwriter, librettist and lyricist; born in Portland 21
73 Carroll Thayer Berry (1886 -1978); printmaker, woodcut engraver, painter and photographer; born in New Gloucester, Maine 17
74 Elle Logan (born 1987), 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in Women's rowing; born in Portland 15
75 George Barrell Emerson (1797–1881); American educator; born in Kennebunk, Maine 9
76 Ralph W. 'Bud' Leavitt Jr. (1917–94), longtime Bangor sportswriter, outdoor columnist, television host 9
77 Patrick Aaron Hodgkins (born 1977); musician and bass guitarist for the alternative rock band As Fast As 8
78 Dave Jackson (Maine game warden) (1902–1978), Allagash Wilderness Waterway guide 5
79 Noel Paul Stookey (born 1937); Folk singer and songwriter; member of Peter Paul and Mary group; settled in Blue Hill in mid-70's. < 5
80 Sumner I. Kimball (1834–1923). General Supt. U.S. Life-Saving Service < 5
81 C.A. Stephens (1844–1931); Writer and gerontologist; born and died in Norway; much of his fiction is set near Norway < 5
82 Nelson Dingley Jr. (born 1832); Governor of Maine, US House of Representatives (Dingley Tariff), Editor of Lewiston Journal. < 5
83 E.B. White (1899–1985); essayist, author, humorist, poet; lived in Maine < 5

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