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Where to stay in the childhood homes of the famous

Hollywood heavyweights, record-setting athletes, royal figureheads ... have you ever found yourself wondering how it all began for them?


Airbnb has rounded up a list of childhood homes of some of the world’s most iconic, well-known personalities.


The childhood home of Captain James Cook


A Childhood Home Worthy of a Royal Upbringing (West Chiltington, England, UK)

Famous person: Sir Norman Wisdom

English actor, comedian and singer-songwriter best known for a series of comedy films between 1953 – 1966.


A Sunny Childhood Home For A Golden Girl (Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA)

Famous person: Rue McClanahan

American actress best known for her role as Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls, for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.


A Childhood Home with No Hot Tin Roof or Glass Menagerie (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

Famous person: Tennessee Williams

Award winning American playwright whose works include, A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


Cameron Crowe grew up in this home in Palm Springs


An Almost Famous Childhood Home (Palm Springs, California, USA)

Famous person: Cameron Crowe

American director, producer, screenwriter, journalist, author and actor. Best known for his Academy Award winning screenplay Jerry Maguire as well as the leading Director of ‘Almost Famous’ and former Editor of the Rolling Stones.


A Catch of a Yankee Childhood Home (St Louis, Missouri, USA)

Famous person: Yogi Berra

American baseball catcher, manager and coach whose sporting achievements are recognised in the Yankees Hall of Fame and as a consistent winner of the American League MVP award.


Where Yogi Berra grew up


A Jazzy Legend’s Childhood Home (Kansas City, Missouri, USA)

Famous person: Charlie Parker

American jazz saxophonist and composer known as one of the original jazz musicians to invent the bepop genre.


Be Your Own Captain and Cook in this Childhood Home (Great Ayton, England, UK)

Famous person: Captain James Cook

British explorer, navigator, cartographer and captain in the Royal Navy known as the first recorded European contact with the Hawaiian Island, New Zealand and of course Australia.


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Published: 26 May 2019

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