A look at some famous folks who once called Sioux City home.

Esther and Pauline Friedman, better known as Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren, respectively, were well-known advice columnists. Both were bor…

Dave Bancroft was a baseball player and manager nicknamed "Beauty" for his penchant for calling good pitches "beauties". He played in Major Le…

Jerry Mathers is best known for playing Beaver on "Leave It to Beaver." His acting debut came at age 2 in a department store ad; in later year…

George Everett "Bud" Day was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot who served during World War II and the Vietnam War. Day received the …

Born as Sharon Forsmoe, the Sioux City-born actress made her acting debut at age 18 in the 1959 film "Kiss Her Goodbye." She also appeared on …

Ron Clements (born April 25, 1953) is an animation director, producer and screenwriter who has worked for Disney for decades. His works includ…

Fred Grandy is an actor who later represented Iowa in the U.S. House of Representatives. He played Gopher Smith on "The Love Boat" and also ap…

Jay Norwood Darling, better known as Ding Darling, was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist. He joined the Sioux City Journal in 1900 …

William Lloyd Harding (Oct. 3, 1877 – Dec. 17, 1934) was an American politician and the 22nd Governor of Iowa, from 1917 to 1921. Harding was …

Edward Macdonald Carey was an actor best known for playing Dr. Tom Horton on" Days of Our Lives," which he held for nearly three decades. Befo…

Don Wengert is a baseball player who played in the major leagues from 1995 to 2001. He played for six teams and had a 14-32 record over his se…

Tommy Bolin, a rock legend and guitarist who played with a number of jazz-rock bands including Deep Purple, died in 1975 of a drug overdose at…

Basketball standout Kirk Hinrich played at the University of Kansas before being drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Chicago Bu…

Trumpeter Ryan Kisor has been a member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1994. He has also released several albums.

An influential 20th century political figure, Harry Hopkins spent two years as Commerce Secretary and was a close advisor of President Frankli…

W. Edwards Deming began his career as an electrical engineer, but gained notoriety as a statistician and business expert who helped orchestrat…

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