It’s common knowledge that actor James Dean, basketballer Larry Bird and actor/comedian Red Skelton were all born in Indiana. But there are many other personalities you may not have known were native Hoosiers. Legendary actor Steve McQueen was born in Beech Grove. Chuck Taylor, of Converse (“Chucks”) shoe fame was born in Azalia, Indiana. Adam Driver, known for his portrayal of Star Wars villain Kylo Ren was born in Mishawaka. Robert Wise, Oscar-winning director of West Side Story and The Sound of Music grew up in Winchester, Indiana. Jenna Fisher—“Pam” from The Office television series–is from Ft. Wayne. Author Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries) is from Bloomington. Writer John Green (The Fault In Our Stars) is from Indianapolis. Steve Kroft, 60 Minutes correspondent, is from Kokomo. There are many more, but please check out some of these fine selections about these noteworthy Hoosiers.
The Fault in Our Stars By John Green
The Boy Is Back By Meg Cabot
The Best of James Whitcomb Riley Edited by Donald C. Manlove
When The Game Was Ours By Larry Bird & Earvin “Magic” Johnson with Jackie MacMullan.
James Dean: Rebel With a Cause By Wes D. Gehring
Red Skelton: The Mask Behind the Mask By Wes D. Gehring.
Garfield at 25: In Dog Years I’d be Dead By Jim Davis.
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