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Famous People from Oklahoma
Biographies, Famous People from Oklahoma
Troy Aikman (1966 - ) Football player
who led the Dallas Cowboys to 3 Super Bowl
titles (1992,93,95); lived in Henryetta.
Garth Brooks (1962 - ) Famous
Country/Western singer who has sold over 104
million albums; born in Tulsa.
Jeremy Castle (1974 - ) Country
music singer/songwriter; born in Oklahoma
City, raised in Blanchard.
L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (1927 - )
Astronaut; born in Shawnee.
John Hope Franklin (1915 - )
Author, born in Rentiesville.
James Garner (1928 - ) Famous actor;
born in Norman.
Vince Gill (1957 - ) Famous singer;
born in Norman.
Woody Guthrie (1912 - 1967) Folk
singer, guitarist, and composer. He published
over 1,000 songs of social commentary; born in
Paul Harvey (1918 - ) Broadcaster;
born and raised in Tulsa.
Toby Keith (1961 - ) Famous Country
Western Singer; born in Clinton.
Mickey Mantle (1931 - 1995) Baseball
player. He was a star player for the New York
Yankees; born in Spavinaw.
Reba McEntire (1955 - ) Famous Country
music singer; born in Chockie.
Chuck Norris (1940 - ) Famous
martial arts star and action movie star; born
Patti Page (1927 - ) Famous singer;
born in Claremore.
Brad Pitt (1963 - ) Actor, famous for
movies such as Legends of the Fall, Seven
Years in Tibet and Meet Joe Black; born in
Alice Mary Robertson (1854-1931)
Educator and social worker. She was the first
woman from Oklahoma to be elected to the U.S.
House of Representatives (1921-1923).
Blake Shelton (1976 - ) Famous
Country/Western singer; grew up in Ada.
Maria Tallchief (1925 - ) Classical
dancer and prima ballerina for the New York
City Ballet; born in Fairfax.
James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (1888 -
1953) An Olympic champion and professional
football legend; born near Prague.
More Famous People of
- Johnny Bench baseball player,
- John Berryman poet, MacAlester
- Iron Eyes Cody Cherokee actor
- Ralph Ellison writer, Oklahoma City
- Owen K. Garriott astronaut, Enid
- Vince Gill singer, Norman
- Chester Gould cartoonist, Pawnee
- Ike,Taylor, Zac Hanson music, Tulsa
- Roy Harris composer, Lincoln Cty
- Van Heflin actor, Walters
- Tony Hillerman author, Sacred Heart
- Ron Howard actor, director, Duncan
- Karl Guthe Jansky engineer, Norman
- Ben Johnson actor, Pawhuska
- Jennifer Jones actress, Tulsa
- Jeane Kirkpatrick diplomat, Duncan
- Shannon Lucid astronaut, Bethany
- Mickey Charles Mantle baseball
- Shannon Miller Olympic gymnast,
- Bill Moyers journalist, Hugo
- Daniel Patrick Moynihan N.Y.
- Tony Randall actor, Tulsa
- Oral Roberts evangelist, Ada
- Dale Robertson actor, Oklahoma City
- Will Rogers humorist, Oologah
- Dan Rowan comedian, Beggs
- Robert Stemmons whistler, Tulsa
- Jeanne Tripplehorn actress, Tulsa
- Ted Shackleford actor, Tulsa
- Wilma Mankiller Cherokee chief,
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