There are quite a few famous people from Mt. Lebanon. We put together five interesting ones from all types of fame.
1. Self-made Billionaire Mark Cuban
Businessman and investor Mark Cuban is the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres and and Magnolia Pictures. Mark was born in Mt. Lebanon to automobile upholsterer father Norton and mother Shirley. Cuban is also an investor in the show Shark Tank on ABC.
2. CPR Pioneer Peter Safar
The Austrian physician was born in Vienna but later settled in Mt. Lebanon. He came from a medical family, as his father was an ophthalmologist and his mother was a pediatrician. With Dr. James Elam, Safar discovered the lifesaving technique of CPR.
3. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
Senator Hatch is the president pro tempore, or the man who presides over the Senate when the vice president is not there. Hatch was born in Pittsburgh and was the first to attend college in his family, attending Brigham Young University. He later received a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
4. Actress Ming-Na Wen
The actress Ming-Na Wen went to high school in Mt. Lebanon and later attended Carnegie Mellon University. The younger set may remember her as the voice of Mulan from Disney’s Mulan. She also was in the movie Joy Luck Club and had a role in the long-running NBC drama ER.
5. Mario Lemieux
That’s right, part-owner of the Penguins Mario Lemieux used to reside in Mt. Lebanon before moving to the Sewickley area. Lemieux has two older brothers, Alain and Richard, and was born in Montreal. Lemieux played for the Penguins in the ’90s and became part-owner in the early 2000s.
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