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Famous people with valley ties

Jenifer Alcorn — retired world-champion boxer

Alan Autry — film and TV actor, mayor of Fresno

Ross Bagdasarian (aka David Seville) — songwriter, creator of “The Chipmunks”

Summer Bartholomew — former Miss America

Robert Beltran — actor, known for his roles on “Star Trek Voyager”

Laura Berg — Olympic gold medalist softball player

Deborah Blum — The Fresno Bee Pulitzer Prize-winner

Tommy Bond — child actor, known for his role as Butch on “Little Rascals”

Bruce Bowen — NBA championship player with the San Antonio Spurs

Gregory “Pappy” Boyington — war hero, inspiration for the television series “Baa Baa Black Sheep”

Cruz Bustamante — former Lieutenant Governor of California

David Carr— former Fresno State, now NFL, quarterback with the Carolina Panthers

Ceasar Chavez — Mexican American labor activist and leader of the United Farm Workers

Judy Chicago — feminist arist

Mike Connors — film and TV actor

Kevin Costner — actor and Academy Award-winning director

Bobby Cox — manager, Atlanta Braves

Sid and Jenny Craig — founders of the Jenny Craig weight loss system

Ken Curtis — actor, singer, known for his role as Festus on “Gunsmoke”

Kevin Federline (aka K-Fed) — back-up dancer, model, actor and rapper once married to Britney Spears

Tom Flores — former NFL quarterback, coach and general manager

Andy Finch — snowboarder, on the Olympic team

Christopher Gorham — film and TV actor

Sid Haig — cult film star

Victor Davis Hanson — scholar, historian and author

Rafer Johnson — Olympic gold medalist

Bill Jones — former Secretary of State

Kerkor “Kirk” Kerkorian — land developer, known for helping develop Las Vegas

Joanna Kerns — actress, known for her role as Maggie Seaver on “Growing Pains”

Richard Kiel — actor, known for his role as “Jaws,” in the James Bond movies

Daryle Lamonica — former NFL quarterback, nicknamed the “Mad Bomber”

Cher (aka Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre) — singer, actress, songwriter and author

Claude “Pop” Laval — commerical photgrapher who captured Fresno history

Philip Levine — Pulitzer Prize-winning poet

Ricky Manning — NFL cornerback with the Chicago Bears

Bob Mathias — two-time Olympic decathlon winner

Audra McDonald — singer, actress and Tony Award-winner

Barry McGuire — singer-songwriter

Ralph Moore — father of the miniature rose

Barbara Morgan — teacher, NASA astronaut

Lorenzo Neil — NFL fullback with the San Diego Chargers

Paul H. O’Neill — former United States treasury secretary

Sam Peckinpah — film director

Karen Pendleton — former Mouseketeer

Steve Perry — singer, Journey

Slim Pickens — actor, famous as the bomb-riding cowboy in “Dr. Strangelove”

Stuart Quan — martial artist and educator; actor/stuntman

Elbert “Burt” Rutan — aerospace engineer, won the $10 million Ansari X prize for space flight 2004

William Saroyan — Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Gary Scelzi — four-time NHRA champion

Tom Seaver — Major League Baseball Hall of Famer

Tommy Smith — Olympic gold medalist, known for giving the black power salute at the games

“Boogaloo” Sam Solomon — dancer, creator of Popping dance style

Jerry Tarkanian — aka “Tark the Shark,” former NCAA basketball coach

Jan Michael Vincent — film and TV actor, star of “Air Wolf”

Billy Vokovick — two-time Indy 500 winner

Pamela Wallace — Academy Award-winning author of “Witness”

Del Webb — construction magnate, real estate developer and sports- team owner

Robert Westenberg — Tony Award-winning actor

Grace Lee Whitney — actress, “Star Trek”

Randy Williams — Olympic gold medalist

Bob Wills — country western musician

Elbert “Ickey” Woods — former NFL fullback, known for the “Ickey Shuffle”

Steve Yarbrough — author, PEN/Faulkner award finalist