John Knowles is shown in this Nov. 11, 1972, file photo. Knowles, whose "A Separate Peace'' has been read by millions of students and is considered an enduring study of an adolescent's inner conflict, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, after a short illness. He was 75.
Gallery: Famous West Virginians
Jun. 20, 2012 @ 12:00 AM
West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.