- 1. Jim Morrison: The Lizard King was a Melbourne, Fla., native who briefly attended Florida State University, where he not only appeared in the college promotional video (above)…
- …but was also arrested for a prank he pulled after a football game.
- 2. Sir Sidney Poitier: The Oscar winner and diplomat was born two months premature in Miami, which his Bahamian parents were visiting.
- 3. Maya Rudolph: The “Saturday Night Live” alumna was born in Gainesville, but her family moved to Los Angeles when she was still very young.
- 4. Norman Reedus: The “Walking Dead” actor was born in Hollywood, Fla., and raised near Hollywood, Calif.
- 5. Debbie Harry: Born in Miami, the Blondie singer was adopted by a couple from Hawthorne, N.J., where she grew up.
- 6. Bob Ross: The soft-spoken host of “The Joy of Painting” was born in Daytona Beach and raised in Orlando. In 1995, he died at the age of 52 from lymphoma in New Smyrna Beach. His remains are interred in Gotha, a small community on the outskirts of Orlando.
- 7. Faye Dunaway: Born in tiny Bascom (five miles south of the Alabama-Florida border), the Oscar winner studied at Florida State University and the University of Florida before graduating from Boston University.
- 8. Wesley Snipes: The South Bronx actor perhaps best known for his work in the “Blade” trilogy hails from Orlando.
- 9. Delta Burke: 1974’s Miss Florida, who would go on to play a former beauty queen in “Designing Women,” is an Orlando native.
- 10. Butterfly McQueen: The actress who gained fame for her line in “Gone With the Wind” — “I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ no babies” — was born in Tampa.
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10 celebrities you didn’t know were born in Florida