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Famous Clevelanders: A Tribute to 10 of the Most Iconic Figures from The Land

Cleveland, OH may not be the biggest city in the world, but it has certainly produced its fair share of famous faces. From rock and roll legends to comedic geniuses, Cleveland has given the world some truly iconic figures. Here are the top 10 most famous people from Cleveland, OH:

Machine Gun Kelly: This rapper, singer, and actor got his start in Cleveland and has gained popularity in the music industry

Halle Berry: This Academy Award-winning actress got her start in Cleveland, where she was born and raised.

Drew Carey: This comedian and actor got his start in stand-up comedy in Cleveland before rising to fame with his own sitcom, “The Drew Carey Show.”

Arsenio Hall: Another comedian and talk show host, Arsenio Hall got his start in Cleveland before becoming a household name in the late 80s and early 90s.


Michael Stanley and his band The Michael Stanley Band had a string of hit songs in the 1970s and 1980s.

James A. Garfield: The 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield was born in Cleveland and served as a Union general during the Civil War.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony: This Grammy-winning hip-hop group was formed in Cleveland and rose to fame in the 1990s with hit songs like “Tha Crossroads.”

Kid Cudi: Rapper, singer and actor Kid Cudi was born in Cleveland, Ohio and rose to fame with his debut album “Man on the Moon: The End of Day”

Patricia Heaton: Emmy award-winning actress Patricia Heaton known for her role as Debra Barone in the hit TV show “Everybody Loves Raymond”, was born and raised in Cleveland.

Vanessa Bayer: Comedian and actress Vanessa Bayer, known for her work on Saturday Night Live, is from Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland may not be the biggest city, but it sure has produced some big stars. So next time you’re in Cleveland, take a moment to appreciate the famous faces that have come out of this rock and roll capital of the world.


Kyle is a content creator with a passion for exploring and telling stories. When he's not at his computer, you can find him in the city with his wife Kaitie, and/or his two kids. You'll enjoy reading about his experiences and insights if you're all about The Land, through, The Cleveland Tea Newsletter, and some of the posts on Cleve or Leave.

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