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Concise, reliable guides to notable figures, especially Danville natives. 

Danville Natives:  Gene Hackman  |  Donald O'Connor (external link)  |  Bobby Short  |  Joe Tanner  |  Dick Van Dyke  |  Jerry Van Dyke

Other Pathfinders: Stanley Kubrick  |  Rod Serling

Danville Natives

For a town of only 34,000, Danville has produced some serious star power.  In addition to its most famous sons -- Dick and Jerry Van Dyke, Gene Hackman, Bobby Short, and Donald O'Connor -- Danville was also home to Space Shuttle astronaut Joe Tanner, 1930's actress/torch singer Helen Morgan, author Helen Wells, former speaker of the House "Uncle" Joe Cannon, NFL quarterback and coach Zeke Bratkowski, and many others.  Most of them are honored with a series of street markers located throughtout the city.  An abbreviated map appears below.

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Star Map Jerry Van Dyke Gene Hackman Bobby Short Dick Van Dyke Donald O'Connor
(Map courtesy Danville Area Convention & Visitors' Bureau)