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Photo courtesy of e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia

Phyllis (Smith) Curtin, operatic soprano who performed with the Metropolitian Opera, was born in Clarksburg on Dec. 3, 1921. She also performed for President Ford and in NBC television appearances. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1999 Governor's Awards for Culture, History and the Arts. She was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

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.