Famous folks from Wellesley?

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    Famous folks from Wellesley?

    What do you think of our list of celebrities who grew up or spent some time in Wellesley? 

    Does someone not deserve to be on this list because they weren't around long enough? Did we lean too much on Wellesley College graduates? 

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

    Really stretching the truth here---Swellesley is snob heaven.Wellesley college grads make the list? How about a certain columnist/talk show host? The town is full of contractors/landscapers from 7am--4pm doing the work the rich provide. I worked in a home in Wellesley recently and the woman who owned the  rather large residence was on the phone trying to hire someone to wash the dishes on Thanksgiving! The caterer would not do the dishes!That is a crisis in Swellesley.
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Wellesley?

    Like the Newton list, there are very few minorities represented.

    Why Newton and Wellesley, and not Evert, Chelsea, Brockton, etc.? Do "Famous folks" only come from these snobby rich towns? Won't "Famous folks" coming from poorer blue collar towns be more inspiring and meanful?
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Wellesley?

    It's an ever-evolving list of towns. 

    If there aren't enough minorities on these lists it's only because they haven't been brought to our attention. They haven't shown up on other lists we've seen that currently exist. These are big towns and our archive doesn't cover everyone. This is our attempt at building a more comprehensive list.

    People have been using our 'Who did we forget' link to let us know and we've been dilligent at adding them when we can confirm them. We're doing all this while building other galleries for other towns that will be released in the future. So it's probably not as fast as eveyone would like. 

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    [QUOTE]Like the Newton list, there are very few minorities represented. Why Newton and Wellesley, and not Evert, Chelsea, Brockton, etc.? Do "Famous folks" only come from these snobby rich towns? Won't "Famous folks" coming from poorer blue collar towns be more inspiring and meanful?
    Posted by fairnsquare[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Wellesley?

    For true town spirit, we need to select a graduate of Wellesley High especially from the tumultuous year of 1968.   And speaking of spirit, how about an acolyte from St Andrew's Episcopal Church?
    That puts Billy Squier front and center as the town spiritual advisor, just check out the lyrics to "Too Daze Gone".


    DC from WHS class of 1969 and St. A's
     
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    There isn't an LDS church in Wellesley.
     
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    Thanks for letting us know. Just adjusted that part.

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    [QUOTE]There isn't an LDS church in Wellesley.
    Posted by dbvader[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Wellesley?

    Along with Curt Gowdy, how about listing Ned Martin?  31 continuous years of broadcasting the Bosox (longer than anyone else) and he lived in Wellesley throughout that time.
     
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    I had to look up Ari Graynor and even then, not impressed.

    You put a character actress on your list and left out Biz Stone?
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Wellesley?

    Unless I missed something, I'm shocked, shocked you didn't include Howie Carr.

     
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    Re: Famous folks from Wellesley?

    Hi folks, we added Carr and Stone a couple hours ago. 

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    [QUOTE]Unless I missed something, I'm shocked, shocked you didn't include Howie Carr.
    Posted by cp77[/QUOTE]
     
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    Re: Famous folks from Wellesley?

    JaneCurtin She and her family went to St. Paul's RC church when I lived in Wellesley. She was in a Boston play called "The Propositon" at the time. Also the coach of the Pats from 69 to 70 Clive Rush. He is the one who had a nervous breakdown at halftime of a game. A few months after that he nearly smashed my mother's car when he ran a red light.
     
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