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Massachusetts’s Many Famous Names

October 6th, 2011

Several big names on TV have roots in Massachusetts. Ben Affleck & Matt Damon grew up as childhood playmates in their family Cambridge homes. Still today, Cambridge real estate can be known as a luxurious place to live.

Others from TV include Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien and Mark Wahlberg were all from Massachusetts as well.

Not only TV / movie stars come from Mass, but famous writers as well. Extraordinary literature has come from Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Emily Dickenson, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Edgar Allan Poe are just a few of the famous writers. The author of more than 50 children’s books, Theodor Geisel AKA Dr. Seuss was also raised in the Bay State area.

The cute yellow smiley face created by Harvey Ross Ball was made as a button for morale boosting for a local insurance company in Massachusetts. Also the pink plastic flamingos found in yards were created here by Don Featherstone. More than 20 million flamingos have been sold.

Magic and inspiration have always been found by writers, photographers and artists in Massachusetts. This state has so much to give.