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Oct 21 2010
1 Denis Leary, actor and comedian 3148
2 Cole Porter, Broadway composer, student at Worcester Academy ca. 1912 2605
3 Erik Per Sullivan, actor from Malcolm in the Middle 2422
4 Emma Goldman, Legendary Lithuanian-American anarchist. Owned ice cream parlor in Worcester 2337
5 H. Jon Benjamin, actor best known as the voice of Coach McGuirk on the cartoon Home Movies 1846
6 Abbie Hoffman, radical activist 1742
7 Bill Guerin, Pittsburgh Penguins Right Winger 1579
8 Chris Matthews, tv news personality, attended the College of the Holy Cross 1166
9 Ronald Dworkin, American and English legal and political philosopher 996
10 Jean Louisa Kelly, actress from Yes, Dear 989
11 Jordan Knight, member of the boy band "New Kids On The Block" 930
12 Elizabeth Bishop, American poet and writer 805
13 Frank O'Hara, American poet 774
14 John Lurie, actor, musician, and composer 622
15 Alisan Porter, actress and singer 540
16 Bob Cousy, Hall of Fame Basketball player, attended the College of the Holy Cross and currently lives in Worcester 521
17 Andy Ross, guitarist for rock band OK Go 470
18 Samuel Fuller, producer and director 364
19 Robert Benchley, writer and member of the Algonquin Round Table 315
20 Ryan Idol, adult film actor 305
21 Renee Sands, actress/singer from Kids Incorporated and Wild Orchid 286
22 Charles Olson, American modernist poet 269
23 Arthur Kennedy, actor 266
24 George Bancroft, 17th United States Secretary of the Navy, founder of the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, author of the first comprehensive history of the United States 250
25 Harvey Ball, inventor of the Smiley face 192
26 Stanley Kunitz, American Poet Laureate 175
27 Major Taylor, track cycling champion 153
28 Eddie Mekka, actor best known for playing Carmine on Laverne and Shirley 151
29 Lillian Asplund Last survivor of the RMS Titanic who remembered the actual sinking 148
30 Thomas Wentworth Higginson, abolitionist, literary mentor to Emily Dickinson 137
31 Sam Seder, Air America Radio host Break Room Live, actor, writer and director 134
32 Tom Poti, Washington Capitals Defenseman 129
33 Jerry Azumah, former defensive back for the Chicago Bears(since retired) 108
34 Frank Carroll, US ice skater, figure skater and figure skating coach, 1960 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, actor 102
35 Charley Parkhurst, Legendary stagecoach driver and horseman 93
36 Georgia Gibbs, 1950s Pop singer 86
37 Isaiah Thomas, publisher of the Massachusetts Spy 85
38 Jaki Byard, jazz pianist and composer 85
39 Abby Kelley Foster, abolitionist, suffragette 76
40 William Austin Burt, 19th century explorer and surveyor in Michigan 65
41 Tanyon Sturtze, Atlanta Braves Relief Pitcher 65
42 S. N. Behrman, playwright and author of a memoir, The Worcester Account 63
43 Richard T. Antoun; Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Binghamton University; stabbed to death by student in 2009 50
44 Frank Capp, jazz drummer and bandleader 48
45 Gordon Lockbaum , attended Holy Cross College and as a football player there was twice named the New England States Player of the Year, and twice finished in the top five in the Heisman Trophy balloting. 43
46 Rich Gedman, former Boston Red Sox catcher, now manager of the Worcester Tornadoes 41
47 Richard B. Sellars (1915-2010), Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. 39
48 John Michael Hayes, writer of the Alfred Hitchcock films Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry, and The Man Who Knew Too Much 29
49 Joseph Skinger, Silversmith/Sculptor 25
50 Roger Salloom, singer/composer who is the subject for the documentary "So Glad I Made It". Known as America's Best Unknown Songwriter, he wrote the anthem "Out of Worcester". 24
51 Charles F. Sullivan Mayor of Worcester and Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1949–1953 24
52 Don Fagerquist, jazz trumpeter 23
53 Dwayne McClain, former star of 1985 Villanova Men's Basketball national championship team. 22
54 Norman Bailey, big band trumpet player from The Lawrence Welk Show 16
55 John Dufresne, American Novelist and screenwriter 14
56 Charles Allen, (1797–1869), United States Congressman from Massachusetts </ref> 14
57 Jarrett J. Krosoczka, children's book author/illustrator; his book Punk Farm optioned by DreamWorks Animation 12
58 Duncan Arsenault musician 11
59 Francis E. Reed, Inventor & Industrialist, who founded the F.E. Reed & Co. 5
60 Diane and Elaine Klimaszewski, actresses and models best known as the Coors Light Twins < 5
61 Kenneth P. O'Donnell, Appointments Secretary and Political Adviser to President John F. Kennedy < 5
62 John Coolidge Adams, popular living composer < 5
63 Alexander H. Bullock, Governor of Massachusetts (1866–1868) < 5
64 José Antonio Rivera, former WBA light middleweight champion < 5
65 Sam Finkelstein student and soon to be revolutionary was born and raised in Worcester and attended the Bancroft school. < 5
66 J.P. Ricciardi, general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays < 5
67 Ernest Lawrence Thayer, poet, "Casey at the Bat" < 5
68 Milton Erickson, famed therapist and hypnotist < 5
69 Cheryl Cory, author of Must've Done Something Good < 5
70 Robert Goddard, father of modern rocketry < 5
71 Ken Doane, professional wrestler < 5


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