Who Were Some Famous People From West Virginia?


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Some famous people from West Virginia are Don Knotts, Steve Harvey and Mary Lou Retton. Musicians Brad Paisley and Bill Withers are also from West Virginia.

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Actor Knotts was born in 1924 in West Virginia and attended West Virginia University. The actor was best known for his roles on the TV shows "Three’s Company" and "The Andy Griffith Show." Steve Harvey is an actor, comedian and television host known for touring with The Original Kings of Comedy and hosting the game show "Family Feud." Mary Lou Retton was a champion gymnast who won bronze, silver and gold medals, including gold medals at the 1984 Olympics.

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