I always knew that Fairfield was home to some celebrities. Actor Meg Ryan was born here. We saw actor Justin Long, another native, and his parents several years ago in one of our favorite breakfast spots, now gone, Home on the Range in Black Rock. Singer Josh Groban went to high school with our younger daughter. And according to a 2011 piece in the Fairfield Patch the late actor, Jason Robards, lived in Southport. And actors Christopher Sarandon and Keir Dullea lived in Fairfield at the time. And I’m sure the list of Fairfield actors and musicians has probably grown even more over the last 9 years.
But I made a really amazing discovery just last Sunday, thanks to our corona quarantine and the opportunity to watch cultural programs on Channel 13. I tuned in about 11 a.m. to a broadcast about a very notable performer and Fairfield native, James Whiteside. Today, Whiteside, 36, is the principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, but his talent has stretched beyond ballet. On the program he said that his efforts have expanded to producer, video artist and DJ, among other talents.