- HG - Legal Research
- KFF - Health Facts
- Missing Children
- MW - Geography
- NACo - Counties
- ParkNet - Parks
- State Page
- ZEAL - Directory
Famous People from Nebraska
Biographies, Famous People from Nebraska
Grace Abbott (1878 - 1939) Social
reformer that helped to write the Social
Security Act; born in Grand Island.
Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887 -
1950) One of the greatest pitchers in
baseball history; born in Elba.
Fred Astaire (1899 - 1987) Actor
famous for his dance steps; born in Omaha.
Marlon Brando (1924 - ) Actor who
won an Academy Award for The Godfather; born
- Warren Buffett (1930 - )
Successful stock investor; born in Omaha.
Johnny Carson (1925 - 2005)
Entertainer and host of the Tonight Show;
grew up in Norfolk.
Henry Fonda (1905 - 1982) Actor who
won an Academy Award for On Golden Pond;
born in Grand Island.
Gerald R. Ford (1913 - ) 38th
President of the United States; born in
Joyce C. Hall (1891 - 1982) Founder
of Hallmark Cards; born in David City.
Malcolm X (1925 - 1965) Civil rights
leader; born in Omaha.
J. Sterling Morton (1832 - 1903)
Secretary of Agriculture and founder of
Arbor Day; from Nebraska City.
- Kay Orr - (1987-1991) The first
Republican woman governor in U.S. history
Red Cloud (1822 - 1909) Oglala Sioux
leader who defeated the U.S. Army in many
battles; born in Nebraska.
More Famous People of
- Max Baer boxer, Omaha
- Bil Baird puppeteer, Grand Island
- George Beadle geneticist, Wahoo
- Dick Cavett TV entertainer,
- Montgomery Clift actor, Omaha
- James Coburn actor, Laurel
- Sandy Dennis actress, Hastings
- Mignon Eberhart author, Lincoln
- Harold Edgerton inventor, Fremont
- Ruth Etting singer, actress,
- Jay W. Forrester inventor, Climax
- Bob Gibson baseball player, Omaha
- Hoot Gibson actor, Tememah
- Howard Hanson composer,
- Leland Hayward producer, Nebraska
- David Janssen actor, Naponee
- Susette La Flesche artist, Omaha
- Francis La Flesche ethnologist,
- Frank W. Leahy football coach,
- Irish McCalla actress, Pawnee
- Dorothy McGuire actress, Omaha
- Nick Nolte actor, Omaha
- Roscoe Pound educator, legal
- Mari Sandoz author, Sheridan Cty
- Standing Bear Indian rights
- Inga Swenson actress, Omaha
- Robert Taylor actor, Filley
- Paul Williams singer, composer,
- Don Wilson announcer, Lincoln
- Julie Wilson singer, actress,
- Darryl F. Zanuck film producer,
Experience the World Book Difference!
Since 1917, World Book, Inc., has set the
standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research
materials for both children and adults.
For over 80 years, World Book has been committed to publishing encyclopedias
and references that meet the highest standards of editorial excellence while
keeping pace with the technological developments that define the computer age.
This commitment has culminated in the publication of the number-one selling
print encyclopedia in the world, World Book, and market leading electronic
products such as World Book Multimedia Encyclopedia and World Book Online.
Recent publications include World Book Student Discovery Encyclopedia, a new
Childcraft-The How and Why Library, and Animals of the World.
Click here to Visit the World Book Store.
The World Almanac for Kids Online!
Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands
Oglala National Grassland
Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest