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Photo courtesy of e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia

Frankie Yankovic (July 28, 1915-Oct. 14, 1998), who did more to popularize polka music than any other performer, was born in Davis. He was the first polka artist to score a million-selling single, the first to perform on television, and the first to win a Grammy for Best Polka Album.

Gallery: Famous West Virginians

Jun. 21, 2012 @ 04:11 PM

West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.

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