Funny, Lee, of Tossing it Out just recently posted about his background, fame if you will. He asked for comments regarding if we had been in the spotlight. I googled my name and this is what I found; I share my name with First Lady Ellen Louise Wilson, she was married to President Woodrow Wilson. We both love art I use to paint, going to try again, it is my name sake, lol. We both were born in May, both have the same middle name and both married Wilsons.
Fame, not yet ;-D I have been in the newspaper several times and in a column of a magazine.
I googled my Mom, Shirley Jackson.
She was a famous author that inspired Stephen King.
My Mom isn't a writer, but she does share the same birthday as Stephen King and they both live in Maine.
Google your name, you might be surprised, like me.