Kurt Cobain, Hope Solo and Bill Gates top the list of famous people from Washington state, but there are literally hundreds of famous and accomplished people who call the Evergreen State home. Here are just 10 that continue to surprise us every time we remember.

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    Chris Pratt

    demi-god/comedic actor
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    Bruce Lee

    Adopted son of Washington
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    Bing Crosby

    Spokane native
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    Jimi Hendrix

    Rock God/Renton Resident
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    Kenny G

    Annoying Musician, I mean Grammy-Winning Artist
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    Sir Mix-A-Lot

    Hip Hop Legend
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    Adam West

    The Best Batman is from Walla Walla
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    Dave Matthews

    South-African by birth, Washingtonian by choice
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    Nick Hanauer

    Billionaire, Liberal Revolutionary, Capitalist
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    Rick Steves

    PBS celebrity and Edmonds resident
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