Brush with Fame

The Pittsburgh Magazine has a regular article written each month by the beloved filmmaker and producer, Rick Sebak, entitled All Roads Lead To Pittsburgh. It’s intriguing to read about the noteworthy people in history that either passed through the city, had an influence on advancing the city, or how the city itself had an impact on those individuals. Researching the local history of Trafford, I think about the people who came through this town and how they themselves made contributions to history. I occasionally come across stories of residents who were lucky enough to rub elbow with famous people.  

 

Trafford City Alumni Football - the first team to ever play against Art Rooney's newly branded professional football team called the Pittsburgh Steelers

 

Indianapolis 500 Raceteam from Trafford full online version here. The story about the early days of Automobile Racing in Trafford and who these men met along the way: PDF version

Hollywood Actress Lauren Tewes 

Sonny Vaccaro sports marketing executive

Patrick J. DiCesare Sr. entrepreneur, song writer, concert promoter and author
 
Edward P. Czapor retired Vice President General Motors
 
Thomas B Mikan skilled woodcarver
 
Tony Morocco star high school and college basketball player and current basketball coach 
 
 
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The 1996 movie Kingpin starring Woody Harrelson,  Randy Quaid,  Bill Murray was filmed in Trafford. Here's a clip from the film: