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Famous Cedar Rapids People

Adrian Arrington (born 1985) American football player[57]
Robert Bruggeman, American football player
Landon Cassill, NASCAR racer
Priyanka Chopra, actress and Miss World 2000
Arthur A. Collins (1909–1987) inventor and founder of Collins Radio Company[58]
Marvin D. Cone, artist
Paul Conrad, cartoonist
Jim Cummins, NBC News correspondent, graduate of Regis High School in 1963
Geof Darrow, comic book artist
Michael Daugherty, classical composer
Walter Donald Douglas, co-founder of Penick & Ford Starch Company, died on the RMS Titanic
Tim DeBoom, Ironman World Champion
Don DeFore, actor and president of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Bobby Driscoll, former child actor
Cal Eldred, baseball player
John Ely, a member of the Iowa General Assembly who was instrumental in abolishing capital punishment in Iowa
Michael Emerson, actor, grew up in Toledo, Iowa
Paul Engle, poet
Terry Farrell, actress
Kent Ferguson, Gold Medal Olympics Diver
Ben Ford, baseball player
Salvatore Giunta US Army, first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.[59][60]
Ed Gorman, writer
Trent Green, American football player
George Greene, Iowa Supreme Court Justice
John Hench, Disney animator and Imagineer
Bourke B. Hickenlooper (1896–1971) lieutenant governor, 29th Governor of Iowa, 4 term U.S. Senator[61]
David Hilker, musician
Zach Johnson (born 1976) American professional golfer on the PGA Tour and the 2007 Masters champion[62]
Larry N. Jordan (born 1952), publisher, journalist, and author, launched the weekly Cedar Rapids Press-American as a 15-year old student.[63]
Danielle Kahle (born 1989) American figure skater[64]
Aaron Kampman (born 1979) 2 time All-Pro and Pro Bowl American football player[65]
Charles Kemme, Distinguished Service Cross recipient
Bruce Kimm, baseball player, coach, and manager
Ashton Kutcher, actor
Alexander Lippisch (1894–1976) aerodynamics pioneer and aircraft designer[66]
Ron Livingston, actor, grew up in Marion, Iowa
Conger Metcalf, artist
John O. Miner, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral
Dow Mossman, author
George Nissen (1914–2010) National AAU Champion, 1935, 36, 37, developer of the modern trampoline[67][68]
Wes Obermueller, baseball player
Bob Parsons, Founder of Parsons Technology and Go Daddy
Arthur D. Pennington, known as Art "Superman" Pennington was a Negro League baseball star
Ann Royer, painter, sculptor
William L. Shirer, journalist and author
Riley Smith, actor
Ryan Sweeney, baseball player
Paul Tibbets, pilot of the B-29 Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Lived in Cedar Rapids until 1927.
Carl Van Vechten, novelist and photographer
Dedric Ward, American football player
Kurt Warner (born 1971) American football quarterback, played in 3 Super Bowls, won Super Bowl XXXIV as Super Bowl MVP[69]
Elijah Wood, actor, best known for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy
Grant Wood Famous painter
Wright Brothers Orville (1871–1948) and Wilbur (1867–1912) aviation pioneers, resided in Cedar Rapids in their youth