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Ranker's Ten Most Famous People From Denver Includes a Porn Star


We love Ranker, since, as the website's name implies, it ranks just about anything and everything.

Moreover, the results are often surprising, as seen in our previous roundups of the ten most famous attendees of CSU and the University of Denver.

That definitely proved the case with the site's list of the most famous people from Denver.

Frankly, we weren't familiar with three people in the top ten — including a certain porn star.


As for the number one pick, you'll have to judge for yourself whether to be excited or appalled by the person chosen.

Check out the photo-illustrated ten, supplemented with Denver-centric excerpts from each person's respective Wikipedia pages.

Number 10: Chauncey Billups
Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976) is a retired American professional basketball player who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A star at the University of Colorado, he was chosen third overall in the 1997 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. A five-time NBA All-Star and a three-time All-NBA selection, Billups played for the Celtics, Toronto Raptors, Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Team USA. He won the NBA Finals MVP in 2004 after helping the Pistons beat the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals, and was given the nickname "Mr. Big Shot" for making late-game shots with Detroit....

Born in Denver, Colorado, Billups graduated from George Washington High School of Denver in 1995. At George Washington, he was a four-time All-State first team pick, Colorado Mr. Basketball three times, and Colorado Player of the Year as a sophomore and as a junior. He started on varsity as a freshman. He was selected to the 1995 McDonald's All-American Team but did not play due to a shoulder injury.

Number 9: James Q. Wilson
[Denver-born] James Quinn Wilson (May 27, 1931 – March 2, 2012) was an American academic, political scientist, and an authority on public administration. Most of his career was spent as a professor at UCLA and Harvard. He coauthored a leading university textbook on American government, as well as many scholarly books and articles, and op-ed essays. He gained national attention for a 1982 article introducing the broken windows theory. Wilson served on many national committees and boards, and was elected president of the American Political Science Association....

Number 8: Sierra Boggess
Sierra Marjory Boggess (born May 20, 1982) is an American theater actress and singer....

Sierra Boggess was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, with her two sisters, Summer and Allegra. The three of them were members of the Colorado Children's Chorale. Her parents are Kellun Turner and Michael Boggess. She attended George Washington High School[2] and graduated from Millikin University with a BFA in musical theater.

Boggess got engaged to fellow West End star Tam Mutu in January 2012, but they reportedly broke off the engagement in June 2014.

Boggess began a relationship with Josh Stolz in early 2015.

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