A who's who of Maryland (abridged)

Special to Baltimoresun.com

While you may be coming to Maryland to earn your fame and fortune, the majority of the Free State natives listed below took their talents elsewhere. The exceptions are marked with asterisks.

Bess Armstrong, John Astin, John Wilkes Booth, Julie Bowen, Josh Charles, Charles Dutton, John Glover ("Smallville"), David Hasselhoff, Penny Johnson Jerald, Edward Norton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Tucker (See Made in Maryland)

Anthem writers
Francis Scott Key*

Harold Baines, Leon Day, Juan Dixon, Jimmie Foxx, Steve Francis, Lefty Grove, Al Kaline, Sugar Ray Leonard, Vincent Pettway, Hasim Rahman, Cal Ripken Jr.*, Babe Ruth, Pam Shriver

Aaron McGruder ("Boondocks")

Barry Levinson, John Waters*

Russell Baker*, Frank DeFord, H.L. Mencken*, Charles Osgood

Eubie Blake, Toni Braxton, David Byrne (Talking Heads), Cab Calloway, John Doe (X), Philip Glass, Billie Holliday, Ric Ocasek (The Cars), opera diva Rosa Ponselle, Sisqo (Dru Hill) (See Baltimore rocks (... and raps ... and scats))

Spiro Agnew, Alger Hiss, Nancy Pelosi, former vice presidential candidate Sargent Shriver

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Warfield Simpson

Benjamin Banneker*

Supreme Court justices
Thurgood Marshall, Roger B. Taney

TV personalities
Kathie Lee Gifford, Jim McKay, Melissa Stark, Montel Williams

John Barth*, James M. Cain*, Michael Chabon, Tom Clancy, Frederick Douglass, Dashiell Hammett, Laura Lippman*, David Simon, Upton Sinclair, Anne Tyler*, Leon Uris (See Based in Baltimore)

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