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  • Quite a few, Kylie Minogue being the first one to come to mind.
  • Stephen Stills.
  • The old rock band "The Guess Who"
  • from Sydney as a whole or sweet Liverpool on the outskirts? Many famous people from Sydney, but I don't know of anyone, except for a few footballers....oh wait a minute, we have had a few Olympians from around here, but no one really BIG..Jelena Docic was from nearby Fairfield, as was Harry Kewell.
  • They're very famous, but Death Cab For Cutie comes from here...
  • Mill Valley, CA rock stars: Huey Lewis, Jeff Watson, Bob Weir, Sammy Hagar, Bonnie Raitt late author: Wright Morris actors: Peter Coyote, Dana Carvey, Jill Eikenberry, Kathleen Quinlan, Michael Tucker, Eve Arden source: wikipedia
  • I'm from Detroit, and we had a few I guess. Bob Seger, Ted Nugent, Aretha Franklin (yes I know she was born in Tennessee, but she was raised in Detroit).
  • William Ryder.
  • 2 presidents and I just learned this recently, Sorrell Brooke who played Boss Hogg was also from Buffalo, NY.
  • Graduates from Ward Mellville High School East Setauket, L.I. N.Y. Me-1987. Kevin James(King of Queens) 1983. Mick Foley (Wrestler) 1978 i think. John Fugelsang(America's Funniest Videos) 1987 too. Don't remember him tho.
  • Bob Dylan
  • Katharine Lee Bates Nathaniel Hawthorne Horace Mann Robert Preston Anne Sexton Roger Sherman, the only person to have signed all four basic documents of American sovereignty: the Continental Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution
  • james k polk
  • I'm sure a few have, but the one I can remember is Harry Houdini.
  • Kenny Wayne Shephard went to my high school. Woot. Hank Williams, Jr and Leadbelly are from here, too.
  • Linda Hamilton (aka Sarah Conner) Kevin Shaffer, the football player Alexis Denisof, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer John Glover, from Smallville Jessica Lee Rose (aka lonelygirl15)
  • Many Many Many Cambridge University has been the starting place for Many Scholars but also Actors. Dudley Moore Hugh Laurie Stephen Fry Jeffrey Archer Just three of the people that started their careers at the Footlights while at University in Cambridge many other actors and actresses have started at Footlights.
  • I went to school with Sean Horcoff, hockey player for the Edmonton Oilers...His parents live here still
  • The original question I answered was, Who was born in or lived in my hometown? Between 1955 and 1998, there were very few births in my hometown of Colton, California, because the hospital closed down and a new one was opened 43 years later. Most of these people are transplants: Wyatt Earp Virgil Earp Jimmy Webb (came from Oklahoma but graduated from Colton High in 1966) Jim Messina (Loggins & Messina) Dennis Crane (Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Southern California Sun [WFL]) Kat Von D. (Graduated from Colton High and grew up in Colton) Quite a few notorious criminals hung out not far from my old elementary school, Paul J. Rogers School.
  • Bob Vila. The Kennedys. Many famous people have vacation homes around me. Arnold and Maria Shriver were married just up the street from me, if that counts for anything.
  • Here are a few from Yonkers, New York: Sid Ceasar Steven Tyler (lead singer of group Aerosmith) Jon Voight David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam") Mary J. Blige DMX James Cagney Ella Fitzgerald Linda Lovelace (porn actress-"Deep Throat") Betty Shabazz (widow of Malcolm X) Charles Lewis Tiffany (founder of Tiffany and Company) Jay Walker (Founder of Priceline.com) Lilo Brancato Jr. (actor from the movie "A Bronx Tale")
  • A bunch. president Harry S. Truman tops the list. (K.C.)
  • Charles Schultz used to work right down the street from where I lived. I even met him at his skating arena once. He was a very friendly and approachable person and preferred to be called Sparky.
  • Former major league baseball players: Roger Connor and Jimmy Piersall. Actress: Rosalind Russell Watergate Judge: John Sirica
  • 80% of the country musicians came from my home........ Nashville.
  • phillip seymour hoffmann and lou gramm of FOREIGNER
  • Yes, a few! Arts * Marcello Angelini[1], ballet dancer * Ted Berrigan[2], poet * Michelle Firment Reid[3], artist * P. S. Gordon[4], painter * Ron Padgett[5], poet * Kelie Myers[6], painter Business * Frank Abagnale[7], fraud expert, former con man, subject of Catch Me If You Can * Tareq Al-Suwaidan[8], economist and multi-billionaire, Kuwait Investment Authority * Thomas Gilcrease[9], oilman, founder of Gilcrease Museum * George Kaiser[10], billionaire chairman of BOK Financial Corporation * Henry Kravis[11], billionaire co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. * Bill Bartmann[12], businessman, named as "One of the Top 100 Entrepreneurs of the Last 100 Years"[13] Music * Elvin Bishop * Garth Brooks[14], country music singer * J. J. Cale[15], songwriter and musician, an originator of The Tulsa Sound * Jeremy Castle[16], country music singer and songwriter * Chuck Cissel[17], singer and dancer * Roy Clark, [country music|country]] musician * David Cook * Joe Diffie[18], country musician * Phil Driscoll, trumpet player and singer, Christian and jazz musician * Ronnie Dunn[19] (Brooks and Dunn) * The Gap Band, Charlie, Ronnie & Robert Wilson, R&B, funk, and soul band * Hanson, Isaac, Taylor & Zac Hanson, Pop band * Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, jazz band * David Gates (Bread) * Tosca Kramer, violinist, violist, and music educator * Fredell Lack, violinist * Patti Page * Pillar (band) * Carl Radle, musician, bassist for Derek and the Dominos * Leon Russell, singer, songwriter, pianist, and guitarist * David Terry, The do everything man from the band Aqueduct (band) * Hank Thompson * Wayman Tisdale, jazz musician and former professional basketball player * Dwight Twilley, musician * Jared Tyler, singer-songwriter and producer * Bob Wills, country music singer * Charlie Wilson, R&B singer and lead singer of The Gap Band * Bob Wootton, Lead guitarist for the Tennessee Three from 1969 to 1996 (part time from then on) * Jelly Roll, hip-hop producer Politics * Dewey F. Bartlett, former Governor of the state of Oklahoma and U.S. Senator * James Inhofe, U.S. Senator * Frank Keating, former Governor of the state of Oklahoma * David Hall, former Governor of the state of Oklahoma * Sheila Kuehl, former actress, now California State Senator * Daniel Patrick Moynihan, former Democratic U.S. Senator representing the state of New York * John Sullivan, member of the United States House of Representatives * Tom Adelson, member of the Oklahoma State Senate * Brian Crain, member of the Oklahoma State Senate * Terry Young, former Mayor of the City of Tulsa Print * Daniel J. Boorstin, historian and writer; former Librarian of Congress * John Hope Franklin, African American historian * Martin Gardner, author of works on philosophy, mathematics and literature * S. E. Hinton, author * Russell Myers, cartoonist of the Broom-Hilda comic strip * Dan Piraro, cartoonist of the Bizarro comic strip * Michael Wallis, author Radio * Paul Harvey, radio personality Screen * Gene Autry * William Boyd (actor) (Hopalong Cassidy) * Gary Busey, actor * Kristin Chenoweth, Broadway actress * Cindy Chupack, scriptwriter for Sex and the City * Larry Clark, film director and photographer * Iron Eyes Cody, actor * Larry Drake * Blake Edwards * Alice Ghostley * Clu Gulager * Bill Hader, actor * Jennifer Jones, actress * Heather Langenkamp, actress * Rue McClanahan * Tommy Morrison * Tim Blake Nelson, actor and director * Mary Kay Place, actress * Tony Randall, actor * Julian Rebolledo, actor and voice talent * Gailard Sartain, actor * Ted Shackelford, actor * Peter Simon * Mary Stuart * Wes Studi * Wayman Tisdale * Jeanne Tripplehorn, actress * Amber Valletta, actress and supermodel * Mason Williams * Alfre Woodard, actress * Judy Woodruff, news anchor and journalist * Don Woods, meteorologist * Jerry Nelson, one of the puppeteers for the Muppets Sports * Quentin Chaney, Oklahoma Sooners Wide Receiver * Matt Gogel, professional golfer * Bill Goldberg, former professional football and wrestler * Randy Heckenkemper, golf course designer * Koyie Hill, Major League Baseball catcher * Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks hall of fame wide receiver * Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver * Kenny Monday, Olympic Gold Medalist in Wrestling * Charlie O'Brien, former professional baseball catcher * Nolan Richardson, former college basketball coach for the University of Tulsa and the University of Arkansas * Tubby Smith, college basketball coach at the University of Minnesota; former coach of the University of Tulsa, University of Georgia and University of Kentucky * Sammy Sosa, professional baseball player for the Texas Rangers and former player for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, and Baltimore Orioles (formerly of Minor league baseball's Tulsa Drillers) * John Starks, former professional basketball player for the New York Knicks * Iciss Tillis, professional basketball player of the WNBA's Washington Mystics * Wayman Tisdale, former professional basketball player * Ernie Torres, Professional Skateboarder * Peter Ramondetta, Professional [Skateboarder]] Other * Jennifer Berry, Miss America 2006. * Haydn Porter, model http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_people_from_Tulsa,_Oklahoma
  • Hilary Swank :)
  • I was born and raised in Snyder, Texas and we have several famous people that graduated high school. Powers Boothe is probably the most famous, graduated with my mother 1966. Karleen Thompson is the head coach of the Women's NBA team in Houston? not sure, but I graduated with her in 1986.
  • Yes ... From my former home town, where I spent most of my school years, there was the former Canadian Governor General Roland Mitchener, and sports talker Ron McLane from "Hockey Night in Canada" ... Here in my current home town of Montreal, where I have been since 1990, there are many ... I sat and talked with Eric Lapointe once ... many of the Cirque de Soleil people ... former prime minister Paul Martin is from here ... several hockey players and several CFL football players ...
  • Frank Gotch - world heavyweight wrestling champion from 1908 to 1915 Bruce Reimers - NFL offensive guard for Cincinnati and Tampa Bay, 1984-1993 Christian Clemenson - Emmy-award winning actor; recent roles include Thomas Burnett in United 93 and Jerry "Hands" Espenson in Boston Legal Kevin Dresser - Head wrestling coach, Virginia Tech, and 1986 national wrestling champion (142 lbs.) at the University of Iowa Theodore G. Garfield - Second-longest-serving justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, 1941-1969 (from 1961-69 as Chief Justice) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt,_Iowa#Notable_natives
  • This is desperate and I'm embarrassed. An acid bath murderer from the 1940's called John Haigh !! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_George_Haigh
  • The closest famous person who lived 3 towns away was Rosie O'Donnell
  • I was born in Paris. A lot of famous people are buried there: "Antonio de La Gandara, painter Guillaume Apollinaire , Poet Jean-Pierre Aumont, actor Honoré de Balzac , writer Henri Barbusse , writer Paul Barras, statesman during the French Revolution Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, musician & more Gilbert Bécaud, singer Vincenzo Bellini, composer of operas Sarah Bernhardt, actress Georges Bizet, composer Alexander Brogniart, architect Ettore Bugatti automobile manufacturer Gustave Caillebotte, painter Maria Callas, Opera singer Jean-Joseph Carriès, sculptor Pierre Cartellier, sculptor Jean-François Champollion, Egyptologist, decipherer of hieroglyphic text Frédéric Chopin , composer (although his heart is entombed in a pillar in the Church of the Holy Cross in Warsaw, Poland) Colette, Writer Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, painter Thomas Couture, painter, teacher Edouard Daladier, statesman Jacques Louis David, painter Eugene Delacroix, painter Gustave Doré, graphic artist, lithographer Michel Drach, film director, producer, screenwriter Paul Dukas, composer Isadora Duncan, American-born dancer Paul Eluard, poet Max Ernst, Surrealist and Expressionist artist Jean de la Fontaine, poet and writer of fables Théodore Géricault, painter Stephane Grappelli, Jazz violinist Samuel Hahnemann, creator of homeopathy Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, painter Jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter Allan Kardec Rene Lalique, artist in glass Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist, revolutionary Constance Mayer-Lamartinière, painter Amedeo Modigliani, painter and sculptor Molière, Dramatist Yves Montand, actor Jim Morrison, American singer, songwriter, and poet. Morrison moved to Paris in March 1971 with the intention of concentrating on his writing and to quit drinking. He died in Paris on July 3, 1971, in his bathtub at the age of 27; many fans and biographers have speculated that the cause of death was a drug overdose, but the official report listed "heart attack" as the cause of death. Anne de Noailles, writer Charles Nodier, writer Victor Noir, journalist Édith Piaf, France's most famous singer Christian Pineau, Resistance worker, statesman Camille Pissarro, "Father of Impressionism" Francis Poulenc, composer, member of "Les Six" Marcel Proust , writer Mlle Rachel, (Élisabeth Rachel Félix) Swiss actress at Comédie-Française Pierre-Paul Prud'hon, painter Norbert Rillieux, inventor Georges Rodenbach, Symbolist poet and novelist Gioacchino Rossini, Italian composer Georges Seurat, artist, founder:pointillist style of post-impressionist Simone Signoret, actress Alexandre Stavinsky, notorious embezzler Gertrude Stein, American writer Alice B. Toklas, American writer Marie Trintignant, actress Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, Dominican dictator Charles Henry VerHuell, Dutch Admiral Oscar Wilde, Irish writer Richard Wright, American writer Achille Zavatta, circus operator and famous clown " Source and further information: http://bonjourlafrance.net/france-tourist-attractions/pere-lachaise-cemetery.htm
  • I don't know whether you would consider them famous, but: William Walton, (late composer), and Louise Brown, (the world's first 'test-tube' baby), were born in the town where I live. :-)
  • The Beatles, unfortunately.
  • virgil hill
  • Yes, your mom.
  • adam west and mel gibson has a caben up in twin falls (idaho)
  • Not one famous person lives near here.
  • Céline Dion wanted to have a restaurant themed after her in my town. Nobody wanted it, ha ha. So no. One reason to like my town, anyway.
  • well I was born in Ohio and my uncle (whom my aunt married) his step sister is connie smith and they share a half sister in common. Connie is married to Marty stuart.
  • Harry Houdini!
  • No one famous here!
  • No we chase them out because we hate people who are successful : )
  • Jimi Hendrix and Bill Gates.
  • bob sanders and mark stepnoski. if you consider him famous
  • Yes, Sam Neill. He was born in Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • John Travolta has house in my hometown of Ocala, Fl. With a garage for his planes!
  • David Cook! Blue Springs Baby
  • Yeah a few. Christian Aguilara lived there for a brief time. No one great... Just a few hacks.
  • Prince.
  • Depends what you consider famous, but there are a lot of well known people. Grew up in Philly which is a big city. First three that come to mind are Jack Klugman, Catwoman (forget her name) and Alexader Haig. There's a bunch more.
  • I'm from Lincoln, NE. We are not a very large city nor a very populous state. Therefore, here is the whole listing for Nebraska: Grace Abbott social worker, Grand Island Grover Cleveland Alexander baseball pitcher, Saint Paul FRED ASTAIRE dancer, actor, Omaha Max Baer boxer, Omaha Bil Baird puppeteer, Grand Island George Beadle geneticist, Wahoo MARLON BRANDO actor, Omaha W A R R E N - B U F F E T T investor, Omaha DICK CAVETT TV entertainer, Gibbon Montgomery Clift actor, Omaha James Coburn actor, Laurel SANDY DENNIS actress, Hastings Mignon Eberhart author, Lincoln Harold Edgerton inventor, Fremont Ruth Etting singer, actress, David City HENRY FONDA actor, Grand Island GERALD Rudolph FORD U.S. president, Omaha Jay W. Forrester inventor, Climax Bob Gibson baseball player, Omaha Hoot Gibson actor, Tememah Howard Hanson composer, conductor, Wahoo Leland Hayward producer, Nebraska City David Janssen actor, Naponee Susette La Flesche artist, Omaha Francis La Flesche ethnologist, Omaha Frank W. Leahy football coach, O'Neill Malcolm X civil rights advocate, Omaha Irish McCalla actress, Pawnee City Dorothy McGuire actress, Omaha Nick Nolte actor, Omaha Roscoe Pound educator, legal scholar, Lincoln RED CLOUD Indian rights advocate, leader Mari Sandoz author, Sheridan Cty STANDING BEAR Indian rights advocate, leader Inga Swenson actress, Omaha Robert Taylor actor, Filley Paul Williams singer, composer, actor, Omaha Don Wilson announcer, Lincoln Julie Wilson singer, actress, Omaha Darryl F. Zanuck film producer, Wahoo
  • Burgess Meredith and Pat Hingle lived in Rockland County, NY, where I used to live. Helen Hayes did, too.
  • Constantin Preda, TV producer He has done a lot of work for Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, etc. Mike Bracken, He was "the horror geek" on 2 seasons of Beat the Geek Lance Irwin, he played a character on Boston Legal by the name of Det. Gallagher
  • Jeremy Bonderman, Detroit Tigers pitcher Travis Buck - Oakland Athletics outfielder Mitch Burke - National Football League player, wide recevier, Oakland Raiders Orson Scott Card - Science fiction writer Gene Conley - Major League Basketball and Baseball player Larry Coryell - Jazz guitarist Westley Allan Dodd - Serial killer and child molester, hanged January 5, 1993 James Wong Howe, Academy Award winning cinematographer Michael Jackson, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Bruce Kison, Pittsburgh Pirates World Series pitcher Dina Washburn Kruger - Nobel Peace Prize participant 2007, member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, director of the U.S. EPA climate change division Damon Lusk, NASCAR driver Ray Mansfield, National Football League player, center, Pittsburgh Steelers Nate Mendel - Foo Fighters bassist Rodolfo Millage - National Football League player, guard, Minnisota Vikings Shauna O'Brien, actress/model Chuck Palahniuk, novelist - Fight Club Jason Repko - Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joseph Santos, artist/painter Ron Silliman, poet Hope Solo - United States women's national soccer team goalkeeper Danica Stewart, Actress, Passions Sharon Tate - Actress, victim of the Manson Family murders, Miss Richland, 1959 Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears Pro Bowl linebacker Ray Washburn, ex-Major League Baseball pitcher Kimo von Oelhoffen, former Defensive Tackle for the Pittsburg Steelers
  • Richard Nixon
  • First Lady Mamie Dowd Eisenhower
  • Marshall Brodine.
  • one of my home towns is Massapequa NY- seinfeld and the Baldwins come from there. many others but i forget who.oh yeah Joey Buttafucco( that loser).
  • The only "famous" person I can think of who was born in my hometown (Edmonton, Canada) is actor Michael J. Fox.
  • One person: Playboy centerfold Candy Collins
  • Yes, they will forever be famous on the Iron Range. Lois E. Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co. was the first class-action sexual harassment lawsuit in the United States, filed in 1988 on behalf of Lois Jenson and other female workers at the EVTAC mine in Eveleth, Minnesota on the state's northern Mesabi Range, which is part of the Iron Range. The case was documented in the 2002 book Class Action and a 2005 fictionalized film version, North Country. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenson_v._Eveleth_Taconite_Co.
  • me, Im well famous!!!!! ..................... hahaha no I'm kidding!!! Nah not really, but Louis Walsh (X factor, manager westlife, Girls Aloud (well he was anyway) boyzone etc) lives in a town up the road from me.
  • Haylie Duff Hilary Duff Jennifer Garner Lisa Hartman Mickey Jones Bradley Jordan Beyoncé Knowles Renee O'Connor Kenny Rogers Kelly Rowland Molly Louise Shepard Anna Nicole Smith Patrick Swayze Renée Zellweger Sam Adams Lance Alworth H.B. Bailey Roger Clemens Brad Coleman Carl Crawford Jimmy Demaret George Foreman A.J. Foyt Zina Garrison Craig James Scott Kazmir Rashard Lewis James Loney Emeka Okafor Mel Renfro Kevin Schwantz David Starr Michael Strahan Billy Wade Kip Wells Alfred Williams Vince Young Sam Adams
  • J K Rowling lives in Edinburgh, but not born here but adopted. Sean Connery comes from Edinburgh. Ahh Mr Bond lol
  • Bill Clinton lol
  • Kristy Alley and Mike from Mike and Juliet the morning show.
  • Hilary Swank.
  • Frankie Sullivan from Foreigner. It was a small town.
  • Jason Sehorn, who's a football player for the New York Giants.
  • Besides me (famous in my own mind of course) ... Burt Reynolds, he went to school here.
  • Leonardo Di Caprio
  • ive moved around so much in my younger years, i guess i would call washington d.c. my hometown. theres way too many famous people to name individually from the hood... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_the_Washington,_D.C._metropolitan_area
  • Farrah Fawcett Eva Longoria Lou Diamond Phillips Labonte Brothers Selena The bassist for Nine Inch Nails (lol)
  • lil flip paul wall stone cold steve austin ( wrestling ) Destiny Childs
  • erik szmanda from csi
  • Bob Allman - Chicago Bears (1936)(Bay City Central HS) Edmund Arnold - the father of modern news design Warren Avis - founder of Avis Rent A Car James A. Barcia - U.S. Representative, state representative, and state senator Nathan B. Bradley, first mayor of Bay City, U.S. Representative, state senator Elford Cederberg - U.S. Congressman Eric Devendorf - McDonald's All-American basketball recruit from Bay City Central HS, current starter at Syracuse University Eric Esch - Super Heavyweight Champion boxer, kickboxer, and martial artist. Ernie Gust - Major League Baseball player. Bill Hewitt - Chicago Bears 1932-1936, Philadelphia Eagles 1937-1939, Phil-Pitt Steagles, [[Pro Football Hall of Fame].] Alex Izykowski - 2006 Winter Olympics Bronze Medalist in [[short track speed skating]/] Edward Jablonski, (1923-2004) Noted author, American Music archivist and aviation-aerial warfare historian. Jim Kanicki - Cleveland Browns, and New York Giants 1960-62 (Bay City Central HS)/ John List - mass murderer George Kid Lavigne - Boxer, World Lightweight Champion 1896, and inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame (1998). Madonna - singer, actress Terry McDermott - 500m speed skating Gold Medalist in the Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympics. John McGraw - businessman, co-founder of Wenona, Michigan, now part of Bay City, Cornell University philanthropist. James Joseph Raby - Rear Admiral, USN Henry W. Sage - businessman, co-founder of Wenona, Michigan, now part of Bay City, Cornell University philanthropist and founder of the Sage Library in Bay City. Robert Rechsteiner (Rick Steiner) and Scott Rechsteiner (Scott Steiner) - professional wrestlers. Annie Taylor - The first person to ever go over the Niagara Falls in a barrel, and live to tell the tale. Bob Traxler - U.S. Representative, state representative Glenn Wichman - computer game designer.
  • W.C. Handy the father of the blues. Town next to mine Helen Keller . There are more but to me fame is when you are no longer here and people say OH YEAH I remember that! Oh wait that's history aint it.
  • Shannon Tweed - Gene Simmions Girlfriend/Wifey she lived here from 1957- 74 SK
  • Yes, probably many, but the only one I can think of now is Jared Padalecki (on the show Supernatural right now). +5
  • The Beatles.
  • Reggie Roby. Former long-time punter in the NFL. Punted for the Dolphins for most of his career.
  • Eddy grant was born in guyana like me.
  • not many Reese Witherspoon Fats Domino Louis Armstrong Mahalia Jackson if you can name anymore celebrities born in New Orleans, comment.
  • Richard Nixon, Whittier, California
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Cuba gooding Jr
  • Death Cab for Cutie and Hilary Swank.

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