Johnstown, PA
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Johnstown, PA
NOTABLE PEOPLE
Charles Bronson, actor
Born November 3rd, 1921 in Ehrenfeld, PA as Charles Buchinsky
Died August 30th, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA of pneumonia and buried in Brownsville Cemetery, Vermont
Hollywood's first real tough guy / action hero
"I guess I look like a rock quarry that someone has dynamited."
"Maybe I'm too masculine. Casting directors cast in their own, or an idealized image. Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal."
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000314/
http://www.charles-bronson.com/
http://lavender.fortunecity.com/mitchum/513/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/1706524.stm
http://www.leninimports.com/charles_bronson.html
http://www.hollywood.com/celebs/detail/id/199343
http://www.ez-entertainment.net/Bronson_Charles.htm
http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/rants/bronsonrip.html

Charles Wakefield Cadman, classical music composer
Born December 24th, 1881 in Johnstown, PA
Died December 30th, 1946 in Los Angeles, CA
http://www.sandiegohistory.org/bio/cadman/cadman.htm
http://www.usopera.com/composers/cadman.html
http://www.netstate.com/states/peop/people/pa_cwc.htm

Joey Covington, Musician
Born in East Conemaugh, PA
Member of Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship
http://members.aol.com/bandinusa/j/home.htm

Pat Cummings, professional basketball player
Born July 11th, 1956 in Johnstown PA
http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/c/cummipa01.html

Steve Ditko, cartoonist
Born November 2nd, 1927 in Johnstown, PA
Moved to New York City in 1950
Cartoonist and creator of Spiderman
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/7941/
http://www.comic-art.com/bios-1/ditko001.htm

Pete Duranko, professional football player
Born December 15th, 1943 in Johnstown, PA
Member of 1966 Notre Dame national championship football team
DE/DT for the Denver Broncos, 1967 to 1974

Alan Freed, disc jockey
Born December 15th, 1921 in Johnstown, PA
Credited with coining the phrase "Rock n Roll"
http://www.alanfreed.com

Jack R. Ham, professional football player
Born December 23rd, 1948 in Johnstown, PA
Linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, 1971 to 1982
NFL all-pro from 1973 to 1979
NFL defensive player of the year 1975
http://www.hickoksports.com/biograph/hamjack.shtml

Carlton L. Haselrig, wrestler and professional football player
Born January 22nd, 1966 in Johnstown, PA
National NCAA Division I and II heavyweight wrestling champion 1987, 1988, 1989
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers
NFL all-pro in 1992
http://www.hickoksports.com/biograph/haselrigc.shtml
http://www.wrestlinghalloffame.org/champions/?names&wrestler=1399

Artrell Hawkins, professional football player
Born November 24th, 1976 in Johnstown, PA
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/players/4302/
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4302
http://cbs.sportsline.com/nfl/players/playerpage/12430

John Terrance "Terry" McGovern, professional boxer
Born March 9th 1880 in Johnstown, PA
Died February 26th, 1918
http://www.hickoksports.com/biograph/mcgovernterry.shtml
http://www.mcgovernonline.com/ttery.htm
http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/mgovern.htm

Michael Strank
Born November 10th 1919 in Czechoslovakia
Died March 1, 1945 in Iwo Jima
Raised the American flag at Iwo Jima
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6350/strank.htm
http://www.iwojima.com/raising/raisingc.htm
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/michaels.htm

Pete Vuckovich, professional baseball player
Born October 27th 1952 in Johnstown PA
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/players/player.php?p=vuckope01
http://www.baseball-reference.com/v/vuckope01.shtml

Boyd David "Buzz" Wagner, 1st Lt. USAAF
Born October 31st 1916 near Johnstown PA
Died November 29th 1942 near Eglin Field, Florida
Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Johnstown PA
First American Ace of World War II
http://www.acepilots.com/pto/wagner.html
http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/history/wwii/lbdw.htm
http://www.geocities.com/airboss99.geo/BuzzBio.html
http://www.whoa.org/84/pasch/buzz/buzz.htm