San Francisco December 05, 2016
You May Be Surprised To Learn These 10 Famous People Are From San Francisco
The San Francisco Bay Area has been the birthplace of many actors, musicians, and innovators who have made a profound impact on the entertainment industry and popular culture around the world. You may be surprised to learn these 10 people are from San Francisco. Furthermore, we narrowed down this list to feature people directly from the city, instead of the wider Bay Area. Let’s take a look at these famous figures and see their connection to this wonderful City by the Bay.
1. Ansel Adams
The 415 has produced artistic talent for quite some time. Photographer and conservationist Ansel Adams was born in the Western Addition of San Francisco, His family also owned a house in Sea Cliff.
2. Bruce Lee
Most people don't know that Bruce Lee, one of the most famous martial artists in history, was born in San Francisco's famous Chinatown.
3. Robert Frost
Renowned poet Robert Frost was born in Nob Hill. Frost's father was an editor of the San Francisco Evening Bulletin, which eventually became The San Francisco Examiner.
4. Courtney Love
Grunge rock idol Courtney Love was born in San Francisco. Not surprisingly, Love spent her early years in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, which likely helped shape her rock 'n' roll lifestyle.
5. Jerry Brown
California governor and powerhouse in politics is a San Francisco native. Additionally, Brown attended St. Ignatius College Preparatory School in the Sunset.
6. Natalie Wood
Famous actress and infamous for her mysterious death nearly 35 years ago. Natalie Wood was born in San Francisco, and later in her childhood to Sonoma County.
7. Danny Glover
Actor Danny Glover was not only born in San Francisco, he attended George Washington High School in the Richmond District. He also attended San Francisco State University. But maybe more importantly, he saw Jimi Hendrix perform live in San Francisco!
8. Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, the Apple icon was born in San Francisco. Jobs stayed near San Francisco, in Palo Alto, until his death. Jobs will be remembered as an innovator for helping to build the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple, Inc.
9. Clint Eastwood
The man, the myth, the legend Clint Eastwood was born in San Francisco. His acting and directing career has led him back to the Bay Area many times, for movies including
Dirty Harry, Escape from Alcatraz, and Gran Torino.
10. Jerry Garcia
Jerry Garcia was a songwriter known for forming the Grateful Dead, which was huge during the counterculture era in the 1960s. Garcia was born in San Francisco, and lived in the Excelsior until age 11.
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