A list of famous persons who call La Jolla, California their home:

  • World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Superstar Rey Mysterio
  • Actors Gregory Peck, Cliff Robertson and Raquel Welch have also called La Jolla home, as have musician Michael Franks and the Hearst family.
  • The O.C. actress Autumn Reeser was born in La Jolla and lived there until the age of 17.
  • Financier Ivan Boesky lived in La Jolla for several years.
  • Baseball executive Buzzie Bavasi has lived here since 1968 when he left the Los Angeles Dodgers to found the San Diego Padres.
  • Robin Wright Penn attended La Jolla High School.
  • Movie Producer Sun Min Park attended La Jolla High School.
  • Conrad Riggs, Executive Producer of Survivor and The Apprentice attended La Jolla High School.
  • Former MGM Production executive, Jeff Kleeman is a La Jolla native.
  • Trip Hawkins, founder of Electronic Arts is a La Jolla Native.
  • Film Executive Donald Deline is a La Jolla Native
  • Gore Verbinski, director of Pirates of the Caribbean is a La Jolla Native.
  • Nobel Prize winner Clive Granger lives in La Jolla.
  • Famous value investor Benjamin Graham lived in La Jolla at the end of his life.
  • Sportscaster Dick Enberg lives in La Jolla.
  • Rolf Benirschke, an NFL placekicker, attended high school in La Jolla.
  • NFL quarterback Doug Flutie makes his home in La Jolla.
  • Novelist Anne Rice, author of Interview with the Vampire, moved to La Jolla from the New Orleans area in March 2005.[6]
  • Rock guitarists Robin Crosby and Warren DeMartini of the metal band Ratt attended high school in La Jolla
  • Until recently, Deepak Chopra ran his Center for Well Being in La Jolla.
  • Kary Mullis, a biochemist and surfer from La Jolla, invented PCR (polymerase chain reaction) a procedure employed in genetic engineering and forensic science, for which he won the Nobel Prize.
  • Gateway, Inc. founder Ted Waitt built an estate on top of Mount Soledad where he lives with his family.
  • Armi Kuusela, winner of the first Miss Universe beauty pageant, back in 1952, lives in La Jolla with her husband, Albert Williams.
  • Many of the Forbes 400 Richest Americans live in La Jolla, including Irwin and Joan Jacobs, Margaret Anne Cargill, David C. Copley, and Audrey Geisel (the widow of Theodore Geisel/Dr. Seuss)
  • Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, was a long-time resident of La Jolla, and died there in 1991. Unlike many celebrities, his address and phone number were listed in the local phone book. The main library at the University of California, San Diego, is dedicated to him.
  • Ellen Browning Scripps, philanthropist, founder of Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Scripps College
  • Painter Richard Allen Morris has been living in La Jolla for twenty years.
  • Carl Rogers, eminent American psychologist
  • David Hall (Oklahoma governor), Governor of Oklahoma from 1971-1975, moved to La Jolla after serving 19 months in Federal prison for racketeering and extortion, and went on to become a successful sales executive there.
  • Sam Hinton, American folk singer and marine biologist.
  • Raymond Chandler, an early influential noir novelist, moved to La Jolla late in his career. He died there 13 years later, but not before delivering a bleak aphorism about then-stuffy La Jolla, "A nice place - for old people and their parents."
  • Geoffrey Burbidge and Margaret Burbidge, famous astronomers who still hold positions at UCSD after many years, reside near La Jolla Shores.
  • Francis Crick, the Nobel laureate who was amongst those who identified the essential structure of DNA, was a long-time resident of La Jolla.
  • Notable oceanographer Walter Munk lives in La Jolla.
  • Joel Skinner, former manager and current 3rd base coach of the Cleveland Indians, was born in La Jolla.
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