Connecticut Celebrities COVID-19 Posts

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Connecticut Celebrities COVID-19 Posts

This report outlines findings related to celebrities born in or living in Connecticut and whether they are posting about COVID-19 on social media. The detailed findings have been entered into the spreadsheet located here.

Highlighted Findings for Residents of CT

  • Cyndi Lauper now lives in New York. She has been posting inspiring messages on Twitter regarding COVID-19.
  • Robert Vaughn died on November 11, 2016.
  • Paul Newman died on September 26, 2008.
  • Christopher Meloni was living in New Milford as of 2013. He uses the house on the weekends. He has been posting about COVID-19, but more on the political side of it.
  • Gene Wilder died on August 29th, 2016.
  • Harry Connick, Jr. lives in New Canaan. He has been posting inspiring messages on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Regis Philbin now lives in Manhattan. His Twitter account is not regularly used. An Instagram or Facebook account could not be identified.
  • Bob Costas is listed as a New Milford resident in 2011, but a more recent source could not be identified. He has an Instagram account but has not been posting about COVID-19.
  • Mary Tyler Moore died in early 2017.
  • Kathie Lee Gifford moved to Nashville in 2019. She has been posting about COVID-19 on Twitter and Instagram, along with religious-focused posts.
  • Christopher Plummer lives in Weston as of 2018. Plummer does not have a verified account on Twitter or Instagram and could not be identified on Facebook.
  • Wanda Sykes lives in Greenwich as of 2016. Sykes has been posting helpful and inspirational messages about COVID-19 on Instagram and Twitter.
  • Melissa Joan Hart lives in Westport as of 2019. She has been posting inspirational messages about COVID-19 on Instagram and Twitter.
  • Diana Ross lives in Greenwich as of 2016. She has been making helpful and positive posts about COVID-19 on Twitter.
  • Christopher Walken lives in Wilton as of 2019. He does not have a social media account on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • Paul Simon lives in New Canaan as of 2019, but has listed his home for sale. He has been posting songs on Twitter to help people get through the quarantine.
Research strategy note: Michael Bolton was moved from the "CT Resident" tab to the "CT Native" tab after sources were found that provided he was born in New Haven.

Highlighted Findings for Natives of CT

  • John Mayer was born in Bridgeport, CT. He has not posted about COVID-19 on Twitter but has been posting inspirational messages on Instagram.
  • Justin Long was born in Fairfield, CT. He has been posting inspirational messages on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Paul Giamatti was born in New Haven, CT. Official accounts could not be identified on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • Glenn Close was born in Greenwich, CT. Official accounts could not be identified on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • Cassie Ventura was born in New London, CT. She has not been posting about COVID-19 on Twitter.
  • Lisa Lampanelli was born in Trumbull, CT. She has been posting positive messages to support causes during COVID-19 on Instagram.
  • Suzanne Collins was born in Hartford, CT. Official accounts could not be identified on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  • Annie Leibovitz was born in Waterbury, CT. She has not been posting regarding COVID-19 on her Instagram or Twitter.
  • Christopher Lloyd was born in Stamford, CT. He has not been posting regarding COVID-19 on his Instagram or Twitter.
  • Betsey Johnson was born in Wethersfield, CT. She has been posting helpful tips on COVID-19 on Twitter.
  • Michael Bolton, a CT native, listed his house for sale in 2015, but articles on its actual sale could not be found. References to his current residence could not be identified. He has been providing upbeat posts on Twitter and Instagram about quarantining.

Additional Identified Celebrities Born in or Living in Connecticut

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  • "Newman died of cancer on September 26, 2008."
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  • "Bob Costas, of NBC Sports, a New Milford resident."