Famous folks from Newton?

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    Famous folks from Newton?

    What do you think of our list of celebrities who've said they grew up in Newton? 

    Does someone not deserve to be on this list because they weren't around long enough? 

    Did we forget anyone? 
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    You forgot Emmy and Oscar winning film editor Geeta Gandbhir who is a Newton South grad.
    You forgot Emmy winning writer/comedian Brian Kiley who is a Newton South grad.
    You also forgot Emmy winning writer/comedian Jonathan Katz, who has resided in Newton for many years.
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    Very few are still Newton residents, and even fewer are minorities. Why and why?
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    Thanks for letting us know. We'll get to work adding them to the list if we can confirm in other sources.

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    [QUOTE]You forgot Emmy and Oscar winning film editor Geeta Gandbhir who is a Newton South grad. You forgot Emmy winning writer/comedian Brian Kiley who is a Newton South grad. You also forgot Emmy winning writer/comedian Jonathan Katz, who has resided in Newton for many years.
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    We didn't want to just limit it to current residents. After all, folks like to say 'Did you know so-and-so used to live around here?'

    It probably has to do with hometown pride.  

    As far as not having enough minority residents, you have a good point. Do you have any in mind?

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    [QUOTE]Very few are still Newton residents, and even fewer are minorities. Why and why?
    Posted by fairnsquare[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    You should include Marin Hinkle (actress on Two and a Half Men) who grew up in Newton and went to Newton South.
    Kathryn (Katie) Erbe from Law and Order Criminal Intent grew up in Newton.
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    You really need to add Samuel Gerson, one of this country's most reknowned retail industry execs. Sam Gerson and his father Michael were the first Jewish father and son tandem to graduate from Boston College (and Sam's neice, Andrea also attended Boston College). Samuel Gerson went on to become the CEO of The Gap and later the CEO of Filene's Basement and creator of the wild and crazy Wedding Gown  promotion. No list of Newton greats would be complete without Samuel Gerson's name on it. V
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    Wanted to give everyone an update: Gandbhir, Kiley, and Katz have been added. Unfortunately, they won't be eligible to vote on since they were added after the voting tool was created. 

    We could not find any links to articles or websites that mentioned Samuel Gerson living in Wellesley. We'd love to add but can't until then. 

    Hinkle and Erbe are next on our list to look into as well as a handful of others suggested here. We did add Leonard Bernstein.

    The chances of your suggestion ending up in the gallery goes up if you include sources confirming that so-and-so is from Newton.


     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    "As far as not having enough minority residents, you have a good point. Do you have any in mind?"

    I'm not a reporter, nor am I on Globe's payroll. You are.
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    Anne Dudek (Big Love, Mad Men, House etc) grew up in Auburndale and went to Newton North.

    Ditto for Ryan MacMillan (former drummer for The Push Stars and now for Matchbox 20)
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    Just trying to promote some discussion. You obviously care enough to comment so I thought you'd have some ideas. 

    In Response to Re: Famous folks from Newton?:
    [QUOTE]"As far as not having enough minority residents, you have a good point. Do you have any in mind?" I'm not a reporter, nor am I on Globe's payroll. You are.
    Posted by fairnsquare[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    Hi everyone, Hinkle, Erbe, and Dudek have been added to the end of the list. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    Corazon Aquino, the first woman president of the Philippines, lived in Newton for a time. 


    Half the Red Sox have lived here at one time or another too.

    Larry Bird too . . .
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    I don't know how long Jay Harrington actually lived in Newton, but he actually graduated from Wellesley High.
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Newton?

    Just added newsman Dan Harris, actors John Slattery & Brian White, and Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie. Thanks to everyone's suggestions.
     

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