Annie Oakley (born Phoebe Ann Mosey August 13, 1860 – November 3, 1926) was an American sharpshooter and exhibition shooter. Oakley’s amazing talent and timely rise to fame led to a starring role in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, which propelled her to become the first American female superstar. Using a .22 caliber rifle at 90 feet Oakley reputedly could split a playing card edge-on and put five or six more holes in it before it touched the ground.
Matthew Henson, who co-discovered the North Pole in 1909 with Admiral Robert Peary: born in Charles County
Pam Shriver, winner of the Wimbledon women’s doubles match (with Martina Navratilova) in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1986: born and resides in Baltimore
Charles Willson Peale : early American portrait painter: born in Queen Anne’s County
Leon Uris (Exodus, The Haj, Trinity): born in Baltimore
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Anne Tyler (The Accidental Tourist, The Amateur Marriage, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant): lives in Baltimore
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Upton Sinclair (Cry for Justice, Dragon’s Teeth, The Jungle): born in Baltimore
Ogden Nash (The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t, Everybody Tells Me Everything, The Firefly,): lived in Baltimore
I liked him for the same reason many people didn't; his penchant for detail and historical accuracy. If you haven't read him, an example is the book "Hawaii," where the book starts on the sea floor when the lava starts forming the islands. Of course, that's not the only device he used, but it's the one that I've heard people talk about.
H.L. Mencken, “The Sage of Baltimore” (The American Language, Prejudices: A Selection, The Vintage Mencken): lived in Baltimore
(A Night to Remember, The Dawn’s Early Light, Day of Infamy): born in Baltimore
Munro Leaf (Ferdinand the Bull, How to Behave and Why, Manners Can Be Fun): lived in Garrett Park
Dashiell Hammett. (May 27, 1894 – January 10, 1961) was an American author of hard-boiled detective novels and short stories, a screenplay writer, and political activist. Among the enduring characters he created are Sam Spade (The Maltese Falcon), Nick and Nora Charles (The Thin Man), and the Continental Op (Red Harvest and The Dain Curse). Source: Wikipedia.
Dashiell Hammett (The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, The Thin Man): born in St. Mary’s County, worked as a Pinkerton detective in Baltimore