Starting Grid for Week 23: Fort Worth, Texas

These people started their race to international fame with being born in Fort Worth, Texas:

Todd Michael Bridges (1989), known as Leon Bridges. Gospel and soul singer.

George Coleman Eads III (1967), primarily known as Nick Stokes on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI: Las Vegas).

Joseph Henry “T Bone” Burnett III (1948), musician famous for producing soundtracks: O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Walk The Line, Crazy Heart, True Detective.

Kathleen “Kate” Capshaw Spielberg (1953), actress and wife of Steven Spielberg. Famous for her portrayal of Willie Scott, the nightclub singer in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

Kelly Clarkson (1982), singer and songwriter, winner of American Idol and this year’s singer of the National Anthem for the Indy 500 (see post ‘Music for Week 21: Indy 500‘).

Candace June “Candy” Clark (1947). Actress, for example as Mary Lou in The Man Who Fell To Earth:

Ornette Coleman (1930-2015), jazz saxophonist, famous for his innovations in the free jazz movement.

William Paxton (1955-2017), better known as Bill Paxton. Actor in major blockbusters: The Terminator, Alien, True Lies, Apollo 13, Twister, Titanic.

Townes van Zandt (1944-1997). Singer-songwriter with a personal life as heartbreaking as his songs.

Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt is a documentary that chronicles his life:


sources and starting point for more research:
Famous birthdays in Fort Worth, Texas
List of people from Fort Worth, Texas on Wikipedia

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