3 Famous People From Sacramento, California

Matt Lillywhite

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Sacramento is a really awesome place to live. And you don't need to be a genius to recognize that. After all, there's so many incredible things to do and some incredible scenery around the state of California.

In my opinion, it's one of the greatest places in the country to live. And clearly, I'm not the only one who thinks that. Here's a list of several famous people who have called Sacramento home:

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Hudson Limbaugh III was a conservative political analyst, columnist, and television show host in the United States. He was best known as the host of The Rush Limbaugh Show, which aired on AM and FM radio stations around the country.

During the 1990s, Limbaugh rose to prominence as one of America's most prominent conservative voices, hosting a national television show from 1992 to 1996. In 2018, Forbes estimated his earnings at $84.5 million, making him one of the highest-paid figures in American radio history.

Mark Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American artist, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer who used the pen name Mark Twain. He was dubbed "the father of American literature" by William Faulkner and hailed as the "greatest humorist the United States has produced."

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), are considered "The Great American Novel" by many.

Because of the large number of articles he penned (often in obscure newspapers) and his use of many pen names, compiling a full bibliography of Twain's works is almost impossible. Furthermore, a significant number of Twain's speeches and lectures have been lost or are unrecorded; therefore, compiling Twain's works is a continuous task. Between 1995 and 2015, researchers rediscovered previously published material.

Eddie Murphy

Edward Regan Murphy is an actor, comedian, journalist, director, and singer from the United States. From 1980 to 1984, he was a regular cast member on the sketch comedy program Saturday Night Live, where he rose to fame. Murphy has also performed stand-up comedy and was named No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-up Comedians of All Time.

For his role of soul singer James "Thunder" Early in the musical Dreamgirls, Murphy won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2007.

Sacramento is a lovely city that has produced countless amounts of famous people who have impacted the world in a meaningful way. Let's hope that in the future, Sacramento can continue being absolutely incredible.

Who's your favorite person from Sacramento? Let me know in the comments below.

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