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Muhammad & Lonnie Ali
The boxer and his wife are both from Louisville
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Louisville loves boxers. The heavyweight champ was once a sparring partner of Muhammad Ali.
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The singer, songwriter, rap artist calls Louisville home.
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The track and field superstar hails from Lexington.
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This talented actress and singer rose to fame in the 1970s as part of the group Tony Orlando and Dawn. She has appeared in numerous films and TV shows.
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The Hall of Fame basketball legend is from Louisville. He spent his entire professional career with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets.
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The current Los Angeles Laker is from Louisville but went to college in Lexington at UK.