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Famous People from Arkansas
Biographies, Famous People from Arkansas
Maya Angelou (1928 - ) Poet and
author of many books, including I Know
Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Hattie Caraway (1878 - 1950) The
first woman elected to the United States
Senate; lived in Jonesboro.
Johnny Cash (1932 - ) Award-winning
country and western singer known as “the man
in black.”; born in Kingsland.
- Eldridge Cleaver ( 1935 -1998)
Black activist; born in Wabaseka.
William Jefferson (Bill) Clinton
(1946- ) 42nd President of the United
States; born in Hope.
Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean (1910 - 1974)
Baseball player; born in Lucas.
Scott Joplin (1867 - 1917)
Musician, composer; lived in Texarkana.
John Grisham (1955 - ) Author famous
for works such as The Firm, The
Pelican Brief, The Rainmaker and
The Chamber; born in Jonesboro.
General Douglas MacArthur
(1880-1964) Famous soldier and statesman;
born in Little Rock.
Scottie Pippen (1965 - ) NBA player,
played for the University of Central
Arkansas; born in Hamburg.
- Mary Steenburgen (1953 - )
Actress; born in Newport.
- Sarasen (1735 - 1832) The last
Quapaw chief in Arkansas; he is buried in
Sam Walton (1918 - 1992) Founder of
Wal-Mart; lived in Bentonville.
More Famous People of Arkansas
- G. M. (Broncho Billy) Anderson
actor, Little Rock
- Helen Gurley Brown editor,
- Glen Campbell singer, Delight
- Eldridge Cleaver black activist,
- Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean baseball
- Orval Faubus former governor,
- John Gould Fletcher writer,
- John H. Johnson publisher,
- Scott Joplin musician, composer,
- Alan Ladd actor, Hot Springs
- Dick Powell actor, Mountain
- Edward Durrell Stone architect,
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