13 Celebrities From Arlington, Falls Church and McLean
See which movie stars, musicians and newsmakers grew up in your town.
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Jim Morrison, Musician
The Doors frontman Jim Morrison was born in Florida, but he called both Arlington and Alexandria home in the ’50s. The singer’s father, a rear admiral in the Navy, was stationed at the Pentagon. Morrison attended third grade in Fairfax County and later attended Alexandria’s George Washington High School.
Morrison distanced himself from his Virginia ties as he began making music with The Doors in the mid-’60s. The band went on to record hit songs such as “Light My Fire” and “Break on Through (To the Other Side).” Morrison died of a heroin overdose in 1971 at the age of 27.