List of people from Pittsburgh

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This article contains a list of notable people who were born or lived a significant amount of time in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city of Pittsburgh is the second-largest city and the center of the second largest metro area in the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Contents

Artists

Actresses

Actors

Comedians

Reporters and anchors

Media personalities

Producers, directors, and effects

Music

Jazz, soul, R&B, and gospel

Classics and standards

Rock and alternative

Country and folk

Pop

Rap and hip-hop

Dancers and choreographers

Visual arts

Authors

Athletes

Baseball

Pitchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Managers and coaches

Baseball contributors

Basketball

Coaches

Forwards and centers

Guards

Basketball contributors

Boxing

  • Bob Baker – heavyweight contender
  • Charley Burley (Lawrence) – middleweight, 83-12-2 record
  • George Chip (Lawrence) – middleweight champ 1913
  • Billy Conn (Allegheny) – light-heavyweight champ 1939–41
  • Andy DePaul (Allegheny) – middleweight contender, referee
  • Harry Greb (Allegheny) – middleweight champ 1923
  • Frank Klaus (Allegheny) – middleweight champ 1904
  • Paul Komar (Allegheny) – heavyweight champ 1943
  • Brian Minto (Butler) – cruiserweight contender
  • Michael Moorer (Westmoreland) – heavyweight champ 1992–93, 1994, 1996–97
  • Frank Moran (Allegheny) – fought twice for heavyweight title
  • Homer Robertson (Allegheny) – middleweight champion 1923
  • Billy Soose (Mercer) – middleweight champ, 1941
  • Paul Spadafora (Allegheny) – lightweight champ, 1999
  • Leo Sweeny (Allegheny) – welterweight champ 1936
  • Jackie Wilson (Allegheny) – featherweight champ, early 1900s (decade)
  • Teddy Yarosz (Allegheny) – middleweight champ, 1934
  • Fritzie Zivic (Allegheny) – welterweight champ, 1940
  • Eddie Chambers (Homewood)-Heavyweight and Cruiserweight Contender, 2008-2016

Figure skating

Football

Coaches: primarily NFL

Coaches: other football

Quarterbacks

Running backs

Receivers and tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Defensive backs and linebackers

Football specialists

Football contributors

Golf

  • Scott Dunlap – PGA and Champions Tour
  • Bob Friend – PGA and Nationwide Tour
  • Jim Simons – as an amateur nearly won 1971 U.S. Open; first tournament winner using a metal driver

Hockey

Centers and wingers

Defense

Goalies

Hockey contributors

Motorsports

Olympic sports

Soccer

Tennis

Wrestling

Other sports

Industry

Aviation

Steel and metals

Energy

Transport

Finance

Technology and communications

Consumer goods

Other industries

Labor

Religion

Science and research

Military

18th-century leaders

19th-century leaders

20th-century leaders

21st-century leaders

Medal winners: Mexican conflict

Medal winners: Civil War

Medal winners: World War I

  • Joe Thompson (Allegheny) – Pitt coach, Hall of Famer, Medal of Honor recipient

Medal winners: World War II

Medal winners: Vietnam

Medal winners: Somalia

Astronauts

Other military

Government

Governors and mayors

Congressmen and senators

Jurists

CIA and defense administrators

White House cabinet

Ambassadors

State legislators

Other administrators and advisors

Law enforcement

  • Vic Cianca – Pittsburgh traffic cop made famous by Johnny Carson, Candid Camera and Flashdance
  • Thomas Delahanty – police officer who took a bullet in President Ronald Reagan's 1981 assassination attempt; declared a hero and awarded a medal for bravery

See also

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External links

  • Famous people from Pittsburgh at the Notable Names Database
  • Pittsburgh music history
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