Tuskegee, AL

3 Celebrities born in Tuskegee, Alabama



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Tuskegee is a city in Macon County, Alabama, United States. Tuskegee is the largest city in Macon County. Tuskegee was founded and laid out in 1833 by General Thomas Simpson Woodward, a Creek War veteran under Andrew Jackson, and made the county seat that year.

1. Lionel Richie

Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. was born on June 20, 1949, and is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor, and television judge. 

Throughout his career, Richie has sold over 90 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time.

Beginning in 1968, Richie was a member of the Commodores, a popular soul group. 

During the 1970s, he recorded with the funk band the Commodores. His solo career made him one of the most successful balladeers of the 1980s.

Richie wrote and sang romantic songs, such as "Easy", "Three Times a Lady", "Still", and "Sail On". 

In 1982, Lionel Richie launched a solo career and launched a debut solo album. His most known songs are: Truly, You Are, and My Love.

Lionel Richie won the Grammy Award for the Album of the Year for Can't Slow Down. He also won Grammy Awards for Producer of the Year (Non-Classical) in 1985 and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Truly" in 1983.

He was nominated for two Golden Globe awards and won one. In 1982, Lionel Richie was nominated for Best Original Song for the film Endless Love.

Lionel Richie won the Golden Globe award for Best Original Song for "Say You, Say Me", in 1986.

Lionel Richie received the Songwriters Hall of Fame's highest honor, the Johnny Mercer Award, in 2016.


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2. Frank Walker

Frank Bernard Walker was on born August 6, 1981. He is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, and Dallas Cowboys.

Frank Walker played college football at Tuskegee University.

Frank Walker was selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played in ten games, recording 74 tackles and 2 interceptions. 

On 2007, March 13, Frank Walker signed with the Green Bay Packers as a free agent. He played in 12 games.

In 2008, Walker was signed by the Baltimore Ravens to compete for the team's third cornerback position. Frank Walker appeared in 15 games with 5 starts, tallying 33 tackles, one interception, 14 passes defense, 2 special teams tackles, and 2 forced fumbles. He was part of the NFL's second-ranked defense.

On 2010, October 13, he signed with the Minnesota Vikings. He played in 11 games with 2 starts against the New York Giants and Detroit Lions. Frank Walker registered 17 tackles, one interception, five passes defended, and 7 special teams tackle. He was not re-signed after the season.

A year later, in 2011, Walker signed with the Tennessee Titans.

But, on September 13, 2011, Frank Walker signed as a free agent by the Dallas Cowboys. He reunited with head coach Jason Garrett, who was a former teammate with the Giants. He played in 14 games as a backup, making 25 tackles and one interception. He was not re-signed after the season.


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3. Robin Roberts

Robin René Roberts was born on November 23, 1960. She is an American television broadcaster. Robin Roberts is the anchor of ABC's Good Morning America.

Robin Roberts grew up in Mississippi and attended Southeastern Louisiana University.

She was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. She was also a sportscaster on ESPN for 15 years (1990–2005).

Robin Roberts became co-anchor on Good Morning America in 2005.

In 2012, Robin Roberts was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame. Robin Roberts's treatment for the myelodysplastic syndrome was chronicled on the program, which earned a 2012 Peabody Award for the coverage.


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