All this week leading up to 7-1-6 Day, we're waxing poetic about what we love about Buffalo. We all know the local ties the Goo Goo Dolls, Rick James, and William Fichtner have. Check out this full list of other famous WNY-ers (thanks Wikipedia!). Here's some local famous folks we thought were surprising!

See The 53 Most Famous People From Western New York | WeHeartBuffalo.com

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    Sorrell Booke

    AKA Boss Hogg! He's a Buffalo native.

  • 2

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Great Gatsby author spent part of his childhood in Buffalo and even attended Nardin!

  • 3

    Beverly Johnson

    This supermodel is from WNY.

  • 4

    Wendie Malick

    You know this Williamsville resident from TV shows such as Just Shoot Me and Hot in Cleveland.

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    Jeffery Jones

    Ferris Bueller's nemesis has his roots in Buffalo.