Legendary Hollywood tough guy Robert Mitchum (seen here in the original "Cape Fear") was born in Bridgeport native. Heck, his mother even worked for the Bridgeport Post.
Weston's cool quotient increases when Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is in residence.
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For a while in the 1940's 'Catcher in the Rye' author, JD Salinger lived in Stamford.
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'Family Guy' creator Seth MacFarlane was born and raised in Kent.
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Jazz pianist Dave Brubeck lived in Wilton before his death in 2012.
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An original Saturday Night Live cast member, Gilda Radner was married to actor Gene Wilder. The couple lived in Stamford before her death in 1989.
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Actor Gene Wilder is known for his roles in 'Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory,' 'Young Frankenstein,' and the original movie version of 'The Producers.' He lives in Stamford.
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In April 9, 1939 photo, famed contralto singer and Danbury native Marian Anderson performs on the steps of Washington's Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday after she had been refused permission to perform in Washington D.C.'s Constitution Hall by the hall's owners, the Daughters of the American Revolution. After the DAR objected to Anderson's race, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt helped her set up the concert. (AP Photo, File)
Actress Katharine Hepburn lived in Old Saybrook.
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Actor and musician Kevin Bacon recently moved to northwestern Connecticut.
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Actress Bette Davis owned a home in Westport in the seventies.
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Rocker Alice Cooper poses for a photo after being honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, in Los Angeles. Cooper and his band bought a Greenwich, Connecticut mansion in the 1970s in order to have a large space near New York City to rehearse and "irritate every monther in America" by living in the famously "blue-blooded" enclave. (AP photo / Nic Ut)
Famed actor Dustin Hoffman grew up in California, but has recently settled in Roxbury, Connecticut. (AP / Koji Sasahara)
Famed Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep lives in Sailsbury, Connecticut. (VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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Musician and DJ Moby grew up in Darien, Connecticut. He draws his stage name from family lore that claimes he's the great-great-great-grandnephew of "Moby Dick" author Herman Melville.
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Television talk show host Ed Sullivan owned a home in Southbury. He's cool by proxy.
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Actor Michael J. Fox has a home in Sharon.
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Jackie Robinson, the first baseman of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the first African-American allowed to play on a major league baseball team, receives car keys from tap dancer Bill Bojangles Robinson in Ebbets Field in New York on Sept. 23, 1947. He and his wife Rachel, at left, lived in Stamford, Connecticut. After Robinson's retirement, he became politically active and Rachel Robinson became a professor at the Yale School of Nursing and director of nursing at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. (AP Photo/Harry Harris)
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'All in the Family' creator Norman Lear was born in New Haven.
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Late night television talk show host David Letterman lived for a while in New Canaan.
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Marilyn Monroe lived in Connecticut when she was married to playwright Arthur Miller.
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Musician and American Idol judge Harry Connick Jr. has a home in New Canaan.
Director and screenwriter Gus Van Sant graduated from Darien High School. Among his notable works are 'Good Will Hunting' and 'Milk'
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Actor Joanne Woodward was married to Paul Newman. She has been instrumental in the success of the Westport Country Playhouse.
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Actress Glenn Close was born in Greenwich.
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Singer-songwriter Paul Simon has a home in New Canaan.
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Children's author and artist Maurice Sendak is best known for 'Where the Wild Things Are.' He lived in Danbury before his death in 2012.
Consumer advocate and former Green Party presidential candidate Ralph Nader was born in Winsted.
Actor Christopher Walken has a home in Wilton. More Cowbell, anyone?
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Author and columnist Candace Bushnell created 'Sex and the City.'
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Photographer Annie Leibovitz was born in Waterbury.
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Actor Paul Giamatti was born in New Haven. His father, Bart, was president of Yale University and the commissioner of Major League Baseball.
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Film actress and fashion designer Chloe Sevigny grew up in Darien.
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Playwright Arthur Miller lived in Roxbury, Conn. Why he's cool:he wrote 'Death of a Salesman' and 'The Crucible.'
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Yes, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is a serious news guy, but he's known for his sense of humor. Plus, he's a NASCAR fan. He lives in New Canaan.
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P.T. Barnum lived in Bridgeport. He pretty much invented circuses.
Radio personality Don Imus sold his Westport home.
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Comedian Joan Rivers sold her estate in New Milford in 2013.
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Writer Andy Rooney had a home in Rowayton.
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Comedian Jack Paar was the host of The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962. He lived in Greenwich.
Composer Charles Ives was born in Danbury.
The Supreme Diana Ross owns a home in Greenwich.
Musician Tina Weymouth of the Talking Heads lives in Westport.
Actor/singer Martin Mull was raised in New Canaan.
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has a home in Kent.
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Actor Christopher Lloyd grew up in New Canaan and went to Staples High School.
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Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name "Mark Twain," was born in Missiouri, but he and his family moved to Hartford, Connecticut in 1873. The famed journalist, humorist, and author is often called the "father of American literature."
Rock and Roll artist Ronnie Spector lives in the Danbury, Connecticut area. Called "the original 'bad girl' of rock," Spector was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.
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Martha Stewart may live in Katonah, New York, now, but she launched her career in her Westport kitchen when living there in the 1970s.
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Bridgeport native John Mayer performs on his Born and Raised tour at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (Connecticut Post / Brian A. Pounds)
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John Ratzenberger was so uncool as postal worker Cliff Clavin in "Cheers," it sort of makes him cool. He's a Bridgeport native.
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