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Detroit ranks 32nd in number of biographies on Pantheon, behind Athens, Florence, and San Francisco. Memorable people born in Detroit include Charles Lindbergh, Francis Ford Coppola, and Tom Selleck. Memorable people who died in Detroit include Rosa Parks, Harry Houdini, and Aretha Franklin. Detroit has been the birth place of many actors and musicians and the death place of many singers and politicians. Detroit is located in United States.

Detroit is the largest and most-populous city in the U.S. state of Michigan, the largest U.S. city on the United States–Canada border, and the seat of Wayne County. The municipality of Detroit had a 2019 estimated population of 670,031, making it the 24th-most populous city in the United States. The metropolitan area, known as Metro Detroit, is home to 4.3 million people, making it the second-largest in the Midwest after the Chicago metropolitan area, and 14th-largest in the United States. Regarded as a major cultural center, Detroit is known for its contributions to music and as a repository for art, architecture and design, along with its historical automotive background. Read more on Wikipedia

Between 1714 and 1991, Detroit was the birth place of 178 globally memorable people, including Charles Lindbergh, Francis Ford Coppola, and Tom Selleck. Additionaly, 23 globally memorable people have passed away in Detroit including Rosa Parks, Harry Houdini, and Aretha Franklin.

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Most individuals born in present day Detroit were actors (53), musicians (24), singers (21), writers (15), and basketball players (10),  while most who died were singers (5), politicians (3), architects (2), writers (2), and athletes (2).

Over the past 100 years, actors have been the top profession of globally memorable people born in Detroit, including Tom Selleck, Richard Kiel, and George Peppard. Whereas, throughout history, actors have been the profession with the most memorable people born in present day Detroit, including Tom Selleck, Richard Kiel, and George Peppard.

Below is a visual represetation of the lifespans of the top 25 globally memorable people born in Detroit since 1700.