The following famous people are believed to have, or have had, ties to the area of Newtown, Connecticut where the horrific school shooting occurred this morning:

Actor Anthony Edwards is believed to have purchased a house in the area of Newtown known as Sandy Hook (the shooting was at Sandy Hook Elementary) from children's author and illustrator Steven Kellogg.

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Books by Steven Kellogg:

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Joanna Cole, author of the Magic School Bus series and her illustrator Bruce Degen

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Suzanne Collins, author of the Hunger Games trilogy.

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The late humorist James Thurber, most famous for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
Finally, the late director Elia Kazan famous for his films "Streetcar Named Desire," "East of Eden," "On the Waterfront," and more.