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Famous Rhode Islanders Past and Present

Famous--and infamous--residents of Rhode Island, past and present.
  1. Richard Hatch: Survivor

This Rhode Island author wrote Finding Providence, True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, and other favorites. Correspond with other Avi fans on the Avi bulletin board.

George M. Cohan
The Yankee Doodle Dandy was born in Providence and graduated from Brown University. Bio from Information Please.

Janeane Garafalo
Born in New Jersey, the actress attended Providence College. Bio from Mr. Showbiz.

Anne Hutchinson: Glass Ceiling Biography
A comprehensive overview of Hutchinson's life from the Glass Ceiling's collection of profiles on women who made a difference.

Anne Hutchinson: Perspectives in American Literature
Brief encyclopedic overview of the life of Hutchinson, who was banished from colonial Massachusetts and settled in Rhode Island. Bibliographic references to off-line sources.

Emeril Lagasse
He was born in Fall River, Massachusetts, and educated at Rhode Island's Johnson & Wales University. The TV chef now enjoys an international following. From cookingmedia.com.

Beatrice Turner
This mystery woman lived part of each year in Newport and left a legacy of art work in what is now the Cliffside Inn.

Chris Van Allsburg
Have you read Jumanji or The Polar Express? Write a review and send it in to this Chris Van Allsburg site.

Roger Williams
A brief biography from the Roger Williams Family Association.

Roger Williams
A brief biography on the man whose name is carried on in Roger Williams University, by the university chancellor.

James Woods
Mr. Showbiz profiles the film star who grew up in Rhode Island.

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