The town also nurtured a number of real-life headliners: Rock Hudson, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and indie-rocker Liz Phair all spent formative years in this conservative Midwestern village. Elegant homes with private beaches, gracious reception halls and panoramic views of Lake Michigan formed the backdrops of their youth.
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