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BIRMINGHAM CELEBRITIES

 

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Dilcy Windham Hilley
                        Vice President Marketing/Communications                      

                        800-458-8085 or dhilley@birminghamal.org

The following are some of the celebrities who were born and/or grew up in the greater Birmingham area:

Willie Mays (baseball great)
Kate Jackson (actor)
Wayne Rogers (actor)
Nell Carter (actor/singer)
John Badham (movie director)
Courteney Cox (actor)
Walker Percy (writer)
Erskine Hawkins (composer/musician)
Emmy Lou Harris (musician)
Mel Allen (actor)
Louise Fletcher (actor)
Lionel Hampton (musician)
Tallulah Bankhead (actor)
Jim Nabors (actor)
Odetta (singer)
Sun Ra (musician)
Bo Jackson (football/baseball player)
Hubert Green (golfer)
Charlie Boswell (golfer)
Charles Barkley (basketball player)
Fannie Flagg (writer/actor)
Bobby Bowden (football coach)
Bobby, Donnie and Davey Allison (auto racers)
Neil Bonnett (auto racer)
Diana Ross (singer)
Heather Whitestone (former Miss America)
Lorenzo “Piper” Davis (Birmingham Black Barons)
Ruben Studdard (“American Idol” winner 2003)
Taylor Hicks (“American Idol” winner 2006)
Bo Bice (“American Idol” first runner up 2004)
Condoleezza Rice (Secretary of State 2005-2009)

Contact(s):
Vickie Ashford
phone: 205-458-8000
Dilcy Windham Hilley VP Marketing & Communications
205-458-8000 or dhilley@birminghamal.org