Seattle People


Bill Gates

Microsoft Chairman, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, billionaire.

Bruce Lee

International martial arts icon Bruce Lee is buried in Seattle.

Chief Seattle

Noah Sealth, Chief Seattle and leader of the the Duwamish and Suquamish tribes.

Courtney Love

Widow of Kurt Cobain, actress and lead singer of Hole.

Dan Savage

Author of "Savage Love," an internationally syndicated sex-advice column; associate editor of The Stranger.

Eddie Vedder

Lead singer of Seattle's Pearl Jam.

Frances Farmer

Late Hollywood Actress ("Come and Get It").

Greg Rolie

Former keybordist with Santana and Journey.

Gypsy Rose Lee

Late Writer/Stripper.

Howard Schultz

Chairman of Starbucks.

Ivar Haglund

Seattle character and "King of the Waterfront."

Jack Endino

Music producer and sound engineer.

Jeff Bezos

Founder of online store Amazon.com.

Jimmy Hendrix

One of the greatest guitarists of all time.

Kenny Loggins

World famous Seattle songwriter.

Kurt Cobain

Legendary Seattle grunge rocker and the late lead singer of Nirvana.

Kyle MacLachlan

Actor ("Dune") ("Twin Peaks") ("Blue Velvet").

Nancy and Ann Wilson

Rock group Heart ("Crazy On You") ("Magic Man").

Paul Allen

Microsoft co-founder; founder of Experience Music Project, six Paul G. Allen Foundations and Vulcan Productions; owner of the Seattle Seahawks NFL and Portland Trail Blazers NBA franchises.

Quincy Jones

A music legend spanning the decades.

Richard Anderson

Seattle backpacker.

Roddy Scheer

Seattle-based photographer specializing in nature, the outdoors, environmental issues and travel, including the Space Needle picture on Seattle.com.

Yasser Seirawan

Former U.S. Chess Champion.