Famous People from Utah
Biographies, Famous People from Utah
Maurice Abravanel (1903 - 1993) Music
Director of the Utah Symphony.
- Danny Ainge (1959 - ) BYU
Basketball star. Former NBA player/coach.
- Roseanne Barr (1952 - ) Comedian
and actress of television’s Roseanne; born in
Salt Lake City.
Reva Beck Bosone (1895 - 1983) Utah's
first woman member of Congress, rights
John Moses Browning (1855 - 1926) Gun
- Nolan Kay Bushnell (1915 - )
Computer programmer who invented the first
coin-operated video game; born in Ogden.
- Marriner Eccles (1890 - 1977) Built
First Security Corp., helped end Great
Philo Farnsworth (1906 - 1971)
Inventor of the television.
Edwin Jacob (Jake) Garn (1932 - )
Orrin Hatch ( 1934 - ) U.S.
Jon Huntsman Sr.
(1937 - ) Philanthropist and state's most
David Abbott "Ab" Jenkins
(1883 - 1956) Driving his "Mormon Meteor",
Jenkins set numerous world automobile speed
records on Utah's
Bonneville Salt Flats between 1932 and
Karl Malone (1963 - ) Utah Jazz
J. Willard Marriott (1900 - 1985)
Founder of the Marriott restaurant and hotel
chain. Also founded the A&W restaurant chain.
Dale Murphy (1956 - ) Baseball player
who played for the Atlanta Braves.
Donny Osmond (1957 - ) and
Marie Osmond (1959 - ) Singers and
dancers that starred in the Donny and Marie
Show, brother and sister; both born in Ogden.
Robert LeRoy Parker “Butch Cassidy”
(1887-1915?) Famous outlaw that robbed banks
and trains of the Old West; born in Beaver.
Robert Redford (1937 - ) Actor and
founder of the Sundance Institute.
(1909 - 1993) Author.
Reed Smoot (1862 - 1941) First
Mormon elected to U.S. Senate.
Brigham Young (1801 - 1877) President
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints (Mormons) that brought the first white
settlers to Utah and founded Salt Lake City;
born in Whittingham, born in Vermont.
Steve Young (1961 - ) Football
quarterback who helped the San Francisco 49ers
win three Super Bowl championships; born in
Salt Lake City.
More Famous People of
- Maude Adams actress, Salt Lake City
- Frank Borzage film director,
producer, Salt Lake City
- Barney Clark heart patient, Provo
- Laraine Day actress, Roosevelt
- Bernard De Voto writer, Ogden
- Avard Fairbanks sculptor, Provo
- Anthony Geary actor, Coalville
- John Gilbert actor, Logan
- Howard A. Jarvis social reformer,
- David M. Kennedy government
- David McKay religious leader,
- Peter Skene Ogden fur trader,
- Merlin Olsen football player, Logan
- Ivy Baker Priest U.S. treasurer,
- Lee Greene Richards painter, Salt
- Richard Richards GOP chairman,
- Roseanne Barr actress, Salt Lake
- Virginia Sorensen author, Provo
- Mack Swain actor, Salt Lake City
- Everett Thorpe painter
- Robert Walker actor, Salt Lake City
- Marie Windsor actress, Marysville
- James Woods actor, Vernal
- Loretta Young actress, Salt Lake
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