Lee Sholem
Lee Tabor Sholem (born May 25, 1913 in Paris, Illinois, and died August 19, 2000 in Los Angeles, California) was an American television and film director. Nicknamed ""Roll 'Em" Sholem", he is identifi...
Benny Shoaff
Benton "Benny" Shoaff (1897 Paris, Illinois – 15 April 1960) was an American racecar driver.
Bill Van Dyke
Bill Van Dyke (December 15, 1863 in Paris, Illinois – May 5, 1933 in El Paso, Texas) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball in the 19th century.
Richard P. Mills
Richard Paul Mills (born November 28, 1944) is an American educator most notable for having served as the Commissioner of Education for both Vermont and New York States.
Mills was born in Paris, I...
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Jean Paige
Jean Paige (July 3, 1895 – December 15, 1990) was an American film actress of the silent era.
Paige was born in Paris, Illinois and raised on her father's farm there. She developed a love fo...
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Shorty Cantlon
William "Shorty" Cantlon (1904 in Paris, Illinois – May 30, 1947 in Indianapolis, Indiana) was an American racecar driver. He was killed on May 30, 1947, while racing in the 1947 Indianapolis 50...
Alfred M. Craig
Alfred M. Craig (January 15, 1832 – September 6, 1911) was an American judge from Illinois. Born and raised in the state, he was first elected Knox County judge before he was named to the Illinois Sup...
Carl Switzer
Carl Dean Switzer (August 7, 1927 – January 21, 1959) was an American actor, professional dog breeder and hunting guide.Switzer began his career as a child actor in the mid-1930s appearing in th...
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Jack Franklin
James Wilford Franklin (October 20, 1919 in Paris, Illinois – November 15, 1991) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched in 1 game for the Brooklyn Dodgers during the 1944 season, pitching ...
Barbara Stuart
Barbara Ann Stuart (née McNeese; January 3, 1930 – May 15, 2011) was an American actress.
Stuart portrayed "Miss Bunny", the girlfriend of Sergeant Vincent Carter, played by Frank Sutton, on three...
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Jeanne Pool
Jeannie Pool (born 1951) is an American composer, author and music producer.
Jeannie Pool was born in Paris, Illinois, and studied music in New York City at Hunter College of the City University o...
Tom Sunkel
Thomas Jacob Sunkel (August 9, 1912 in Paris, Illinois – April 6, 2002 in Paris, Illinois), was a professional baseball player who played pitcher in the Major Leagues from 1937 to 1944. He would play ...
Harold Switzer
Harold Frederick Switzer (January 16, 1925 – April 14, 1967) was an American child actor, most notable for appearing in the Our Gang short subjects series as an extra. He was the older brother o...
W. H. Lillard
Walter Huston "Cappy" Lillard (November 20, 1881 – June 30, 1967) was an American football coach and educator. He coached the Dartmouth College football team for one season in 1909 and amassed a...
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William Glenn Sloan
William Glenn Sloan (August 21, 1888 - August 13, 1987) was an American inventor and scientist who was co-author of Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program to dam the upper Missouri River.Sloan was born in ...
Edward H. Jenison
Edward Halsey Jenison (July 27, 1907 – June 24, 1996) was a U.S. Representative for three terms, Illinois State Representative for one term, and newspaper publisher of the Daily Beacon-News of P...
Bernie Shively
Bernie A. Shively (May 26, 1902 in Paris, Illinois – December 12, 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky) was the athletic director at the University of Kentucky from 1938 until his death. He previously served...
Brett Eldredge
Brett Ryan Eldredge (born March 23, 1986) is an American country music singer signed to Atlantic Records Nashville. In 2013, the single "Don't Ya" hit Number One on the Country Airplay chart. He is th...