Celebrities & Notable Residents
of Lynn Massachusetts
John G. B. Adams (1841–1900), Medal of Honor recipient and Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic
Harry Agganis (1929–1955), American athlete
Mabel Albertson, Actress (Bewitched, et al.)
Jack Albertson, Actor (Chico and the Man, et al.)
Frank G. Allen (1874–1950), governor
Ernie Anderson, Television voice announcer and actor
Stan Andrews, catcher for the Boston Bees, Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies from 1939–1945
F. Lee Bailey, defense lawyer of both Albert DeSalvo and O.J. Simpson
Verna Bloom, Actress (High Plains Drifter, Animal House, et al.)
Walter Brennan, actor
Karina Broomstein, actor
William F. Connell (1938–2001) CEO,Philanthropist,
Francis Joseph "Boley" Danciewicz, QB/DB Boston Yanks 1946–1948.
Sean Deveney, NBA analyst for The Sporting News.
Frederick Douglass, African American Abolitionist
Mary Baker Eddy (1821–1910), religious leader
Biff Elliot, Actor.
Josh Fogg, Major League Baseball Pitcher
Bernie Friberg, baseball player for the Chicago Cubs (1919–20, 1922–25), Philadelphia Phillies (1925–32) and Boston Red Sox (1933).
Barney Gilligan, catcher for the Brooklyn Atlantics, Cleveland Blues, Providence Grays, Washington Nationals, and Detroit Wolverines from 1875–1888.
Sam Gilman, Actor.
Bump Hadley, pitcher for the Washington Senators (1926–31 and 1935), Chicago White Sox (1932), St. Louis Browns (1932–34), New York Yankees (1936–40), New York Giants (1941), and Philadelphia Athletics (1941).
Neil Hamilton, Actor (Best known as Commissioner Gordon of 1960's Batman TV Series).
Jim Hegan, Major League Baseball catcher (1941–42, 1946–1960).
Ken Hill (baseball), Major League Baseball pitcher
Chris Howard, relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox (1993), Boston Red Sox (1994) and Texas Rangers (1995).
Ruth Edna Kelley (1893–1982), Author
Louise Kirtland, Broadway actress
Lyndon LaRouche, eight-time presidential candidate
Alonzo Lewis (1794–1861), teacher, surveyor, poet, writer, author, historian, publisher
Jan Matzeliger, inventor of shoe lasting
Linda McCarriston, poet
Maria Mitchell (1818–1889), astronomer
Mike Ness, Musician, Lead singer and guitarist of Social Distortion.
Jack Noseworthy, Actor
Glenn Ordway, Sports Broadcaster, talk show host
Daniel Pinkham (1923–2006), composer
Lydia Pinkham (1819–1873), businesswoman
Larry Pleau, senior vice president and general manager of the St. Louis Blues and former NHL player and head coach.
Blondy Ryan, shortstop for the Chicago White Sox (1930), New York Giants (1933–1934, 1937–1938), Philadelphia Phillies (1935), and New York Yankees (1935)
Susan Stafford, Original hostess of The Wheel of Fortune 1975–1982.
Kevin Trudeau, TV Infomercial
Al Weston, professional baseball player and Boston College quarterback.
Keisha Nash Whitaker model, businesswoman
Ryan "biz" Jordan professional BMX bicycle rider