People of Weston


Franklin Pierce Adams (1181-1960), journalist and wit, best known for his newspaper column, “The Conning Tower” and his appearances as a regular panelist on radio’s ‘Information Please’

Alan Arkin (born 1934), actor, director, musician and singer

Lucie Arnaz (born 1951), actress, daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

George Balanchine (1904–1983), choreographer and influential figure in ballet

Paul Cadmus (1904–1999), painter

Frank Converse (born 1938), actor

John Curran (1953–2013), financial journalist

Rodney Dangerfield (1921–2004), comedian

Bette Davis (1908–1989), actress

Alice De Lamar (1895 – 1983)

Sandy Dennis (1937-1992), theater and film actress

Clifton Fadiman (1904-1999), author, editor, radio and television personality

Jose Feliciano (born 1945), singer and songwriter

Leopold Godowsky (1900-1983), noted violinist, chemist, and co-creator of Kodachrome

Seth Grahame-Smith (born 1976), author, film and television producer, grew up in town

Ann Harding (1902-1981), film, radio and television actress

John Marshall Harlan II (1899–1971), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, summered in Weston, buried in Weston’s Emmanuel churchyard

Mariette Hartley (born 1940), actress, native of Weston

June Havoc (1912-2010), actress, dancer, writer, theater director and younger sister of Gypsy Rose Lee

Evan Hunter (1926–2005), author who wrote under the pen name “Ed McBain”

Erica Jong (born 1942), author

Eartha Kitt (1927–2008), entertainer, moved to town in 2002

Lawrence Langner (1890–1962), playwright, author, and producer. Lived on what is now called Langner Lane

Ring Lardner (1885-1933), sports columnist and short story writer

Eva Le Gallienne (1899–1991), actress

Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951), novelist, writer and playwright

Paul Michael Levesque (born 1969), “Triple H”, wrestler, World Wrestling Entertainment

Stanley Matthews, former Wimbledon Boys’ Champion and son of Sir Stanley Matthews

Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962), actress, lived on Fanton Hill in 1955 after completing the Seven Year Itch

Brent Musburger (born 1939), sportscaster

James Naughton (born 1945), actor

Katharine Ordway (1899–1979), 3M heiress, philanthropist, supporter of land conservation, funded the purchase of part of Devil’s Den

Walter Pidgeon (1897-1984), motion picture actor

Jacob Pitts (born 1979), actor

Christopher Plummer (born 1929), actor

Paul Rand (1914–1996), graphic designer

Harry Reasoner (1923-1991), journalist and a founder of the 60 Minutes program

Robert Redford (born 1936), actor, had a home in town

Fritz Reiner (1888–1963), conductor of the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, and other notable orchestras. Lived on Davis Hill beginning in 1938

Jamey Richard (born 1984), pro football player

Keith Richards (born 1943), musician, member of The Rolling Stones

Mort Schindel (born 1918), an American educator and producer, the founder of Weston Woods Studios

John Seigenthaler, Jr. (born 1955), former NBC News weekend anchor

Donna Summer (1948-2012), singer and songwriter

James Thurber (1894–1961), writer

John Orr Young (1886-1976), advertising executive and co-founder of Young & Rubicam Advertising Agency