Namesakes

Nobel Prize Winners: 1 chemistry, 1 physics
(chemistry) Melvin Calvin   1961  
(physics) Melvin Schwartz   1988  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor
Dakin Matthews (a.k.a. Melvin)   1940-  
Notable Athletes: 1 football
(football) Melvin White   1990-  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 director
Mel Brooks (a.k.a. Melvin)   1926-  
Notable Scientists and Inventors: 1 astronomer
Vesto Slipher (a.k.a. Melvin)   1875-1969  
Olympic Medalists: 4 gold, 1 gold/bronze, 1 gold/silver, 1 silver/gold
(gold/silver) Melvin Sheppard   1908; 1912   1500 m; 800 m; medley relay; 4x400 m relay  
(gold) Mel Patton (a.k.a. Melvin)   1948   200 m; 4x100 m relay  
(gold) Dean Kelley (a.k.a. Melvin)   1952   basketball  
(silver/gold) Lance Larson (a.k.a. Melvin)   1960   swimming - 100 m freestyle; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(gold) Mel Counts (a.k.a. Melvin)   1964   basketball  
(gold) Melvin Pender Jr.   1968   4x100 m relay  
(gold/bronze) Melvin Stewart   1992   swimming - 200 m butterfly; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
Tony Award Winners: 1 director
(director) Mel Brooks (a.k.a. Melvin)   2001   The Producers