Stars Who Share Names With Connecticut Towns

These famous people share the name of towns in Connecticut.

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ARLINGTON, TX - FEBRUARY 01: Model Brooklyn Decker smiles during Super Bowl XLV Media Day ahead of Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 at Cowboys Stadium. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)
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The town of Shelton shares a name with one of our favorite country artists, Blake Shelton. The coach on "The Voice" is also part of our NBC family.
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Residents of Sharon, in Litchfield County, have something in common with actress Sharon Stone. There also happen to be several residents in Connecticut names Sharon Stone, according to whitepages.com. None live in Sharon.
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Her name is not spelled the same as our town of Bethany, but Bethenny Frankel's name is close enough.
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Bethany Dempsey, wife of soccer player Clint Dempsey, made headlines for posing in body paint for Sports Illustrated.
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Michael Bolton happens to be from Connecticut. He grew up in New Haven, not Bolton, and still lives in Connecticut.
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Sarah Palin told that the inspiration for Bristol Palin’s name was Bristol, Conn. because of ESPN.
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Model Brooklyn Decker shares a name with Brooklyn, the town that holds the oldest agricultural fair in the country, the Brooklyn Fair
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Charlie Chaplin shares the name of the eastern Connecticut town of Chaplin.
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US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton spent time in Connecticut. She's a Yale Law School grad.
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Former President Bill Clinton might have enjoyed seeing his last name on a highway sign when he too went to Yale.
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Chelsea did not go to Yale, but her parents did.
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George Clinton might have performed in Connecticut, but probably not in Clinton, Conn.
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Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho, Less Than Zero and Rules of Attraction, shares a name with Easton, a town that boasts Helen Keller as one of the well-known people to have lived there.
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Sheena Easton -- whose maiden name is Sheena Shirley Orr -- never lived in Easton, but she is coming to Connecticut. She has a show at the Wolf Den on Aug. 30.
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The U.S. Mint has released a special-edition quarter featuring composer Duke Ellington – making him the first African American to fly solo on circulated U.S. currency.
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Aretha Franklin is one of several famous people who share a name with the town of Franklin.
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Ben Franklin belongs to Philly, but our town shares his last name.
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Statue of Ben Franklin on Penn campus
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Chevy Chase is in Maryland, not here, but he played Clark Griswold and Griswold is in Connecticut.
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Superman's alter ego, Clark Kent, shares a name with Kent. Connecticut.
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The town of Madison was named for our fourth president, James Madison.
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Actress Mariska Hargitay poses with a photo of her mother Jayne Mansfield at the 7th Directors Guild of America Honors at the DGA Theater on October 16, 2008 in New York City. Mansfield was not named for Jayne.
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Add a w to Middleton and you get Middletown, as in Middletown, Connecticut.
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This image provided by Christie's shows a photograph of Marilyn Monroe that appeared on the first Playboy magazine cover for the December 1953 issue. It is one of 125 items of original art from the Playboy Enterprises archive up for sale at a Dec. 8 auction at Christie's in New York dubbed "The Year of the Rabbit." Nearly all the items in the sale have appeared in Playboy magazine, a cultural icon that helped liberate American sexual mores. There are few more famous Monroes.
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The town of Morris shares a name with singer Morris Day, who performed onstage during the 50th annual Grammy awards held at the Staples Center on February 10, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Miami quarterback Stephen Morris (17) pitches ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010. Virginia won 24-19. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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The most famous Morris is Morris the Cat.
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Redding, Connecticut prides itself on the its wonderful quality of life. Fans of Otis Redding pride themselves on having great taste in soul and rhythm and blues.
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Seymour is a great place to live. Richard Seymour has made great plays on the football field.
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Supermodel Stephanie Seymour lives in Connecticut. Not in the town of Seymour, but in Greenwich.
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Actress Sharon Stone arrives at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards held at the Kodak Theatre on February 27, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 7: attends the 2nd Annual TV Land Awards held at The Hollywood Palladium, March 7, 2004 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** xxxx
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Suzanne Somers has revealed her sexy secrets.
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Corey Feldman's wife of seven years, Susie Sprague, is filing for divorce according People magazine. The couple met at a nightclub and married nine months later in a ceremony officiated by MC Hammer that aired on an episode of VH1's The Surreal Life. The couple has a 5-year-old son together.
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Thompson, the town of 10 villages, shares a name with actress Lea Thompson.
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Cyndi Lauper, right, and Declyn Wallace Thompson Lauper arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Actor and former Sen. Fred Thompson feted his new memoir "Teaching the Pig to Dance" over the weekend during a private party at the home of Juleanna Glover along with old friends.
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Tight end Vernon Davis of the San Francisco 49ers was sent home early Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks by his new coach.
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Vernon, Conn. is the birthplace of former professional football player and four time Super Bowl champion Bill Romanowski. It also happens to share a name with Vernon Gholston, who played with the New York Jets.
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Warren, Conn., home to Lake Waramaugm shares a name with actor Warren Beatty.
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1 Jan 1994: Defensive tackle Warren Sapp of the Miami Hurricanes runs down the field during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl against the Arizona Wildcats at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. Arizona won the game 29-0. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule /Allsport
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Imitator William Sommerfield, as General George Washington, waits to greet visitors outside Mount Vernon, in 2004.
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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 14: Actress Celia Weston attends the premiere of "True Grit" at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 14, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)
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