Danny Ainge (1959 ) byu basketball star and former nba player/coach; Played for the Boston Celtics, the Sacramento Kings, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Phoenix Suns. Born in Eugene, or walter Wayne Backman

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Danny Ainge (1959 - ) BYU Basketball star and former NBA player/coach; Played for the Boston Celtics, the Sacramento Kings, the Portland Trail Blazers, and the Phoenix Suns. Born in Eugene, OR

Walter Wayne Backman (1959 - ) Is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. Born in Hillsboro, OR

Colonel Rex T Barber (1917 - 2001) Was a World War II fighter pilot. He was best known as a member of the top secret mission to intercept the aircraft carrying Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in April 1943. Born in Culver, OR)

Carl Barks (1901 - 2000) Was an American Disney Studio illustrator and comic book creator, who invented Duckburg and many of its inhabitants, such as Scrooge McDuck (1947), Gladstone Gander (1948), the Beagle Boys (1951), Gyro Gearloose (1952), Flintheart Glomgold (1956), John D. Rockerduck (1961) and Magica De Spell (1961). Born in Merrill, OR

Scott Beach (1931 - 1996) Was a popular actor, writer, and disc jockey. Born in , OR

Beverly Cleary (1916 - ) Children's novelist who wrote the Ramona Quimby books. Born in McMinnville, OR)

Vance DeBar "Pinto" Colvig (1892 - 1967) Was a vaudeville actor, radio actor, newspaper cartoonist, prolific movie voice actor, and circus performer whose schtick was playing clarinet off-key while mugging. Born in Jacksonville, OR

Richard Diebenkorn (1922 - 1993) Was a well-known 20th century American painter. Born in Portland, OR

Sally Flynn (1946 - ) Is an American singer and musician (also known as Sally Hart) who was a featured performer on The Lawrence Welk Show television program. Born in Ontario, OR

Dick Fosbury (1947 - ) Invented the "Fosbury Flop" move in high jumping, flipping over the bar backwards. He also set an Olympic record in 1968. Born in Portland, OR

Alfred Carlton Gilbert (1884 - 1961) Was an American inventor, athlete, toy-maker and businessman. Born in Salem, Oregon and died in Boston, Massachusetts, Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector Set. Born in Salem, OR

Matt Groening (1954 - ) Cartoonist whose drawings became The Simpsons television show. Born in Portland, OR

Margaux Hemingway (1955 - 1996) Was an American fashion model and actress. Born in Portland, OR

Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940) Famous poet born in Oregon City who is frequently called the "Dean of American Poetry." Works include The Man with the Hoe, and Lincoln, Man of the People. Born in Oregon City, OR

Dale Murphy (1956 - ) Baseball player who played for the Atlanta Braves. Currently lives in Alpine, Utah. Born in Portland, OR

River Jude Phoenix (1970 - 1993) Was an Oscar- and Golden Globe-nominated American film actor. Born in Metolius, OR

Mitchell Craig "Mitch" Pileggi (1952 - ) Is an American actor. Born in Portland, OR

Ahmad Rashad (1949 - ) Played 11 years in the NFL. He is currently an NBC Sportscaster. Born in Portland, OR

Susan Raye (1944 - ) Is an American country music singer, best known for a series of Top 40 Country hits in the early half of the 1970s, most notably the song "L.A. International Airport" in 1971. Born in Eugene, OR

Kimberly Rhodes (1969 - ) Is an American actress. Born in Portland, OR

Lisa Deanna Rinna (1963 - ) Is an American actress. Born in Medford, OR

Rebecca Lucile Schaeffer (1967 - 1989) Was an American actress best known for her role in the sitcom My Sister Sam. Born in Eugene, OR

Doc Severinsen (1927 - ) Band leader and jazz trumpet player. He was the band leader for the Tonight Show when Johnny Carson hosted it. Born in Arlington, OR

Sally Ann Struthers (1948 - ) Is an American actress and spokeswoman, known for her roles in sitcoms and television, particularly that of Gloria Bunker Stivic, the daughter of Archie and Edith Bunker (played by Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton respectively) on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards. Born in Portland, OR

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