Famous People from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

famous people from milwaukee wisconsinMilwaukee earned its name as the “City of Festivals”. This is partly because the city is famous for hosting the largest music festival in the world according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Millions of artists, musicians and famous people are attracted every year to the so-called Summerfest.

The festivals are primarily ethnically themed and promoting and integration of many cultures from all over the world. Milwaukee is one of the most beautiful cities with so many famous people who have had a great impact on this world. This is why Milwaukee was also given the title as “A Genuine American City.”

Top 5 Celebrities from Milwaukee, WI

Here is a list of famous people from Milwaukee:

  • Walter Annenberg

    A Jewish-American born in Milwaukee. He became a publisher, diplomat and philanthropist. Walter Annenberg built up a huge family magazine business and became the US Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

    Over many years Walter became the country’s biggest philanthropist who gave away more that 2 billion in cash to his former prep school that he attended, the united Negro college fund, Israel and organizations the reform public education. Walter was voted the best businessman of his time.

  • Charlotte Rae

    An American character actress, comedian, singer and dancer born in Milwaukee. Charlotte Rae is known for her portrayal of Edna Garrett in the famous sitcoms “Diff’rent Strokes” and its spin-off, “The facts of Life”. Charlotte suffered from Parkinson’s disease later in her life.

  • Alfred Lunt

    He probably the most famous American stage director and actor of his time. Hunt earned two Tony Awards, Academy Award nomination for best Actor in the 1931 movie “The Guardsman” and an Emmy Award for the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s production of The Magnificent Yankee. You can see tribute posted to Alfred in some of the local hotel lobbies.

  • Eric Benet

    He is an American neo soul and R&B singer-songwriter and actor who earned a total of four Grammy nominations for his work in music. Benet is still an actor till today with his famous role the popular television series “The Real Housewives”. He married famous actress Halle Berry in 2001. His music is still played on party buses and in clubs throughout the area.

  • Woody Herman

    He was an American Jazz, saxophonist, singer and big band leader. Herman became the most popular bandleader of his time and was featured in a half time super bowl VII performance. You will hear Woody's music throughout limos and taxis in the area.

Milwaukee is a city that has produced the extra-ordinary and the normal people but one man stand out for the wrong reasons as the most famous person to come out of this city. If you want to take a tour of the city and see some famous homes in the area, book a charter bus rental in Milwaukee.