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Notable Baltimoreans

A who's who guide to Baltimore's finest citizens, past and present.

5 Important African Americans from Baltimore

Edgar Allan Poe
The master of the macabre.

H.L. Mencken
The Sage of Baltimore.

John Waters
The eclectic writer and director of Hairspray fame.

Barry Levinson
Director of such Baltimore-based classics as Diner, Avalon and Liberty Heights.

Laura Lippman
This former Baltimore Sun reporter has written 14 novels based in her hometown.

Anne Tyler
Anne Tyler

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