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- Robert Annesley, Norman,
- Fred Beaver, best known
for his images of the Seminole people, named "Outstanding Oklahoman of the Year"
in 1976. Birth (?)
- Joe Beeler, sculptor, painter,
founding member of Cowboy Artists of America. Raised Oklahoma, resides in Arizona.
- Woody Big Bow, muralist
(RCA building in NYC), Carnegie, 1915.
- Mars Biggoose, Pawnee.
- Acee Blue Eagle, artist,
founding director of the Art Department, Bacone College. Anadarko, 1909-1959.
- Jerome Bushyhead, acrylics
on canvas. Calumet, June 13, 1929.
- Sherman Chaddlesone,
sculptor, artist. Birth (?)
- Woody Crumbo,
painter, silversmith. Lexington, 1912-1989.
- Chester Gould, cartoonist,
creator of Dick Tracy comic strip. Pawnee, 1900-1985.
Gray. One of most respected and well-known artists in Oklahoma, Commissioner on
the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Pawhuska.
- John Guthrie, watercolor,
acrylic, gouche. Born ?, 1948.
- Albert Harjo. Tempura,
watercolor. Sept. 25, 1937, Hanna.
- Benjamin Harjo, Jr.,
- Clyde Heron, illustrator,
artist, historical subjects. Ardmore, 1929.
- *Alexander Hogue*.
Internationally-known artist, Chair of TU School of Art, 1945-1968. Born Missouri.
- Allan Houser, considered
"patriarch of Native American sculptors", Offering to the Great Spirit, As
Long As the Waters Flow, Fort Sill, 1914-1994.
- Stephen Mopope, one of
original "Kiowa Five" artists, Anadarko, 1898-1974.
- Russell Myers, cartoonist
(Broom Hilda, Brad Sherman). Born ?, 1938, Tulsa Univ.
- Doc (Joyce Lee Tate) Nevaquaya,
artist, Southern Plains flute
player. 1932-1996, Apachie.
- Charles Pratt,
award-winning sculptor (The Blue Corn People), silversmith, stone carver. Concho.
- Harvey Pratt, painter,
sculpter and one of the leading forensic artists in the United States. El Reno.
- Austin Real Rider. Native
American themes, various media. March 11, 1941, Pawnee.
- Joe Rector,
- Robert Redbird, Born ?,
1939, raised Dallas, lives in Anadarko.
- Paladine Roye,
watercolorist. White Eagle, Okla.
Seabourn, watercolor artist, Born ?, Degree U. of Oklahoma.
- Willard Stone. Cherokee
woodcarver, sculptor. 1916-1985, Locust Grove.
- Robert Taylor, acrylics.
- Dana Tiger.
- Jerome Tiger. Eufaula, 1941-1967.
- Gary White Deer. Ada.
- Mike Wimmer,
award-winning illustrator. Born Muskogee, 1961, resides Norman.
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- *Troy Aikman*,
All-American Quarterback, born Calif., raised Henryetta.
Bench, Baseball, catcher, Hall of Fame. Dec. 7, 1947, Binger.
Berry*. Steer wrestler, 4-time Top Money Winner PRCA. Born Nebraska(?), resides
- LeAnn Bezner.
Ladies basketball, Freshman of the Year, SNU, 1996-7, MAIA Women's Championship 1997,
named pre-season All-American this year. Dec. 21, 1977, Okarche/El Reno.
- John Blake.
Football player, head coach, Sooners. Sand Springs.
- *Freckles Brown*.
Legendary rodeo bull-rider/clown. Born in Wyoming, but "home" at Hugo.
- *Casey Bryan*.
Gymnast, World Champ. Team. Born Salt Lake City,Residence, Norman.
- *Greg Buwick*. OU
gymnastics coach, National Coach of the Year, 1987. Born (?), resides Norman.
- Joe Carter.
Baseball, Cleveland, Toronto Blue Jays. Mar. 7, 1960, Oklahoma City.
- Tony Casillas.
Football, OU, Dallas Cowboys. Oct. 26, 1963, Tulsa.
- Don Chandler born and raised in Oklahoma. He attended Rogers High School , Bacone College and University of Florida. (on scholarship)He is in the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame and has 3 Super Bowl rings from that era - The Lombardi Era - . He played pro football for 9 years for the New York Giants as a halfback/punter/kicker. His roommate was Frank
Gifford. That team won a World Championship. He then went on to play for
the Green Bay Packers for 3 years under Coach Vince Lombardi and won 1 more
World Championship as well as two Super Bowls (Super Bowl 1 and 2). He still
holds the record for most points scored in a Super Bowl (17 points)
- *Nadia Comaneci*.
Olympic gold-medalist, gymnastics. Born Romania, Nov. 12, 1961, moved to Norman/Oklahoma
City (?) in 1989.
- *Bart Connor*. Olympic
gold-medalist, gymnastics. Born Mar. 28, 1958, Chicago, resides in Norman/Oklahoma City
- *Kendall Cross*.
Wrestler, Olympic gold medal, 1996. Born Montana, raised Mustang, OSU grad.
Dark. Baseball (Braves, Giants, Cardinals). Jan. 7, 1922, Comanche.
- Dizzy Dean,
Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Purcell, 1911-1974.
- *Glenn Dobbs*.
Football, College Hall of Fame, Head Coach, TU, 1961-1968.
- Tom Ferguson, 6-time
All Around World Champion rodeo cowboy, Miami.
- *Lane Frost*,
bullrider, 1987 World Champ, Born Colorado, raised Lane, OK. 1963-1998.
- Kay Gooch. Track and
Field, OU, 8-time All American. Born (?).
- *Jarrod Hanks*.
World-classed gymnast. Born Lafayette, Louisiana, resides in Norman.
- Don Haskins,
basketball coach, inducted into the Indiana Hoop Hall of Fame. Enid.
- *Henry P. Iba*.
Basketball coach, Oklahoma A&M, OSU, US Olympic teams, two gold, one silver medal.
Born Mo.(?). Deceased.
- Dax Johnston.
Up and coming Oklahoma golfer, Jack Nicklaus College Player of the Year, 1997. Yukon.
- Mark Johnson.
Tennis player/OU coach, 3-time Big 8 Coach of the Year. Born (?).
- William "Skinny" Johnson.
Basketball, inducted into the Indiana Hoop Hall of Fame in 1976. Oklahoma City.
Largent, Pro-Football Hall of Fame, now politician. Tulsa, June 28, 1954.
Lockwood. Tennis coach, OU, Big Eight Coach of the Year in 1991 and 1992. Born
Oklahoma (where?), resides Norman.
- *Carol Ludvigson*.
Golf, OU, 1991 LPGA Coach of the Year. Born Illinois, resides in Norman.
Mantle, baseball player, Spavinaw, 1931-1995.
- J.D. Martin.
Track and field, Head Coach at OU 33 years, coached 171 All-Americans. Born (?).
- Pepper (Johnny)
Martin. Baseball outfielder, St. Louis Cardinals, 1928-1944, All-Star 1933-35,
1937. Temple, 1904-1965.
Maxwell-Berning*. Golf, 3-time LPGA Open winner, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Born CA, raised Oklahoma City, resides Hawaii.
- Jack McCracken, basketball, indicted
Hoop Hall of Fame in 1962. Chickasha.
- Dale McNamara. Outstanding
TU women's golf coach. Tulsa. (Born?)
- Melissa McNamara. Golf.
May 25, 1966, Tulsa.
- *Shannon Miller*, 1996
gold medal olympic gymnast, Mar.10,1977, born in Rolla, Mo., raised and lives in Edmond.
- *Ryan Minor*.
Basketball, OU, Big 8 Athlete of the Year, 1995. Born (?).
- Kenny Monday,
wrestling, Olympic gold and silver medalist. Tulsa, Nov. 25, 1961.
- Bobby Murcer, baseball,
Golden Glove, 1972. Oklahoma City.
Owen, Pro-Football Hall of Fame, coach NY Giants 1931-1953. Cleo Springs,
- Steve Owens.
Football, 1969 Heisman, Detroit Lions. Athletic Director, OU, since 1996. Born (?)
- Andy Payne,
Long-distance runner, winner 1928 "Bunion Derby". Claremore.
- Bill Pickett,
cowboy, created "bulldogging", Ponca City, 1870-1932.
- Mark Price,
basketball, foul shooter, 1994 Olympic Dream Team. Bartlesville (or Enid?), Feb. 15, 1964.
- Darrell Royal.
National Football Hall of Fame, Coach of the Year, 1963, 1970, Univ. of Texas. 1924
- *Barry Sanders*,
football, OSU, 1988 Heisman Trophy. Born Wichita.
Roy Sellmon, defensive end, football, Hall of Fame, 1995, 5 consecutive pro-bowls.
Eufaula, Oct. 20, 1954.
- Jim Shoulders, rodeo
cowboy, record-breaking 16 world titles, including All Around World Champion, Henryetta.
- Billy Sims, football
running back, 1975-1979, 2-time Big Eight Player of the Year, winner Heisman Trophy. Born
- John Smith,
wrestling, Olympic Gold Medals, 1988 and 1992. Oklahoma City/Del City.
Spahn. Baseball Hall of Famer, one of greatest left-handed pitchers. Born
Hartshorne, 1921, resides Broken Arrow.
Stargell. Baseball Hall of Famer, Pittsburg Pirates. Mar. 6, 1941, Earlsboro.
- *Barry Switzer*,
outstanding Oklahoma Sooner football coach, born in Arkansas.
- *Thurman Thomas*. OSU
runningback, NFL Player of the Year, 1991. Born Houston, May 16, 1966.
- Jim Thorpe, Olympic
Gold Medalist, born May 28, 1888, Yale/Belmont/Prague.
- Wayman Tisdale.
Basketball, US Olympic gold team, 1984, OU 3-time All-American, Pro career, currently
Phoenix Suns. Tulsa.
- Bob Tway, golf, winner
1986 PGA Championship, Oklahoma City, May 4, 1959.
- Howard Twilley.
Football, TU, Miami Dolphins. Tulsa.
- Arnold W. Umbach,
wrestler, coach, National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Weatherford, 1903.
- Billy Vessels,
National Football Hall of Fame, first Sooner to win Heisman Trophy, 1952. Cleveland.
Waner, Baseball Hall of Famer, Pittsburg Pirates. 1906-1982, Harrah.
Waner. Baseball Hall of Famer, Pittsburg Pirates. 1903-1965, Harrah.
- J.C. Watts. OU
quarterback, now Congressman. Nov. 18, 1957, Eufala.
- Terry West, 1996 World Champion
Bullrider. Henryetta, Oct. 7, 1965.
- *Bud Wilkinson*,
distinguished football coach. Born Minnesota?
Williams. Gymnastics, 1994 USA Men's Coach of the Year, Oklahoma City/Norman.
- Guard Young.
Young gymnast, Team 2000 (16-18 year olds), Born June 3, 1977, Oklahoma City(?), resides
in Provo, Utah.
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- *Gene Autry*, Songwriter (200+,
Back in the Saddle Again), radio/TV/movie star. Born Tioga, Texas, raised in
- Hoyt Axton, folksinger,
songwriter, Duncan, Mar. 25, 1938.
- Chet Baker, jazz trumpet
musician, Yale, 1929-1989.
- Michael Been,
singer/songwriter/guitarist. Formed band,The Call, born and raised in
- Carl Belew. Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame ( Lonely Street, Am I That Easy To Forget).
- Elvin Bishop, 15 solo
albums, Fooled Around and Fell in Love. Tulsa, 1942.
- Ralph Blane,
composer/lyricist, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis,
Best Foot Forward, Broken Arrow, 1914-1995.
- Noel Boggs. One of
world's greatest steel guitar players. 1917-1974, Oklahoma City.
- Johnny Bond. Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame ( Cimarron, Ten Little Bottles). 1915-1978,
- Mike Brewer, folk rock,
Oklahoma City, 1944.
- Garth Brooks, country music superstar,
Yukon, Feb. 7, 1962.
- Albert Brumley. Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of Fame (Turn Your Radio On, I'll Fly
Away). Oct. 29, 1905, Spiro.
- Anita Bryant,
singer, political activist, Barnsdall, Mar. 25, 1940.
- J.J. Cale,
prolific songwriter, singer (After Midnight, Guitar Man), Tulsa.
- Jeff Carson. Country
singer/songwriter (Not On Your Love)
December 16, 1963, Tulsa.
- Gary Chapman.
Country/Christian, 1996 Dove Award, Male Vocalist of the Year. Aug. 19, 1957, Waurika.
Christian*, jazz guitarist, member of Benny Goodman Sextet, born in Dallas, moved
to Oklahoma City as an infant, 1916-1942.
- *Roy Clark*. Versatile
country entertainer. Born Virginia, lives in Tulsa.
- Color Me Badd, Oklahoma
City-based R&B band, formed in 1987 (I Adore Mi Amor, All 4 Love).
- Joe Diffie, country musician.
- Big Al Downing.
Legendary 50's Rock & Roll pioneer. Centralia, 1940.
- Ronnie Dunn, country singer/songwriter, Boot
Scootin' Boogie, Tulsa.
- Ty England. Young country
singer/guitarist, played with Garth Brooks 6 years, two solo CDs. Dec. 5, 1963, Tulsa.
- Ernie Fields,
big band musician, Tulsa.
- Flaming Lips, Oklahoma City-based
alternative rock band.
- For Love Not Lisa,
rock band formed in Oklahoma City (Slip Slide Melting).
- Dallas Frazier. Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame, Grammy Winner
(Alley Oop, There Goes My Everything, Elvira). Oct. 27, 1939, Spiro.
- The Gap Band,
Tulsa-based soul trio, funk, R&B, 70's and 80's.
- David Gates, musician, the
band Bread, Tulsa, 1940.
- Vince Gill, country superstar, Norman,
April 12, 1957.
- Wardell Gray, jazz
tenor saxophonist, Oklahoma City, 1921-1955.
- Woody Guthrie,
folksinger/songwriter, Okemah, 1912-1967.
Hansons,Isaac, Taylor and Zac, rising young "alterna-alterna rock" stars
(MMMBop, first poptop 10 hit). Tulsa. ,E-Mail Hanson
- Gus Harden. 1983 Best New Female Artist, Academy of
Country Music Awards (After the Last Goodbye, All Tangled Up In Love).
- Roy Harris,
symphonic composer, 200+ works, Chandler, 1898-1979.
- Wade Hayes. 1995
Billboard Top New Country Artist ( Old Enough to Know Better, On a Good Night).
Apr. 20, 1969, Bethel Acres.
- Michael Hedges, new age
composer, musician. Enid. 1954-1997.
- Becky Hobbs.
Songwriter/singer (Angels Among Us, It's a Cheating Situation). Jan. 24,
- Wanda Jackson, country singer,
(In the Middle of a Heartache, Right or Wrong). Oct. 20, 1937, Maude.
- Toby Keith, country superstar,
born Clinton, lives Moore, July 8, 1961.
- Barney Kessel, jazz
guitarist, Muskogee, Oct. 17, 1923.
- Joel Levine, Music
Director, OKC Philharmonic. Born Oklahoma City.
- Susie Luchsinger. Christian Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the
Year, 1994, 1995, and 1996 Dove Country
Album of the Year nomination. Nov. 8, 1957, Chockie/McAlester.
- Mel McDaniel, 1985 nominated CMA single of the year, Baby's Got Her Blue
Jeans On. Checotah, Sept. 9, 1942.
- Barry McGuire,
musician, (Eve of Destruction), Oklahoma City, Oct. 15, 1935.
- Reba McIntyre, country superstar, McAlester,
Mar. 29, 1955.
- Jay McShann, jazz pianist, Confessin'
the Blues, Muskogee, 1916.
- Eddie Miller. Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame (Release Me, Thanks A Lot, There She Goes).
1919-1977, Camargo, Okla.
- Roger Miller, Singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer Roger Miller was
raised in Erick in extreme western Oklahoma on old highway 66. Biggest hits were "Dang Me" and King of the Road."
- Alan Munde, one of world's
leading banjo players, Norman.
- Kenny O'Dell. Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame (Behind Closed Doors, Mama He's Crazy). Born early
- Bonnie Owens.
Award-winning country singer. Oct. 1, 1932, Blanchard.
- Billy Parker. Country
musician-turned DJ, Country Music Disc Jocky Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award,
Oklahoma Assoc. Broadcasters. Tulsa native.
- *Tom Paxton*.
Folksinger/songwriter. Born Chicago, raised Bristow.
Pettiford, Double bass player and bandleader, Okmulgee, 1922-1960.
- Patti Page, singer, Tennessee
Waltz, Claremore, Nov. 8, 1927.
- Carl Radle, bass
guitarist Derek & the Dominos, Layla, Oklahoma City, 1942-1980.
- Jimmy Rushing,
musician, Oklahoma City, 1903-1972.
- Leon Russell, Tulsa.
- Jean Shepard. Pioneer female
country singer (A Dear John Letter,
Satisfied Mind, Two Hoops & A Holler). Nov. 21, 1933, Paul's Valley.
- Billy Simon.
Country/inspirational singer/songwriter, member 4Runner quartet. Cleveland, OK.
- Kay Starr, singer,
hits include Wheel of Fortune, Rock 'n' Roll Waltz, Dougherty, July 21,
- Hank Thompson, "King of Western
Swing", Brazos Valley Boys. Born Sept. 3, 1925, Sand Springs (?), now resides in
Tillman, country singer/songwriter (It Makes No Difference Now, I Love You
So Much it Hurts, Slippin' Around). Dec. 8, 1914.
- Pinky Tomlin.
Lyricist (The Object of My Affection), orchestra leader. Sept. 9, 1907,
Eureka Springs, Okla.
- The Tractors,
Tulsa-based country rock band.
- *Merle Travis*.
Country swing (Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! That Cigarette, Capital Records 1st
million seller). 1917-1983, born Kentucky, lived in Tahlequah at time of his death.
- Dwight Twilley,
country music superstar, Tulsa, June 6, 1951.
- Jimmy Webb, singer/songwriter, McArthur's
Park, Elk City, Aug. 15, 1946.
- Bryan White. 1996 Top
New Male Vocalist, Academy of Country Music Awards (Love is the Right Place).
Feb. 17, 1974, Lawton.
Williams, been called "the last of the great swing fiddlers", Muskogee,
- Kelly Willis.
Alternative country, nominated Top New Female Vocalist of 1994. Oklahoma-born.
- Heath Wright.
Lead vocalist, Ricochet. Apr. 22, 1967, Vian, OK.
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- Art Acord,
silent film star, 90 films between 1910 and 1929, Stillwater, 1890-1931.
Allbritton, 22 movies, lead in Concerning Miss Marlow, TV series,
Oklahoma City, 1920-1979.
- Suzy Amis,actress
(Cadillac Ranch, The Usual Suspects), Oklahoma City, Jan. 5, 1958.
Anderson, actor, (Quake, Zandalee). Tulsa, 1965.
- *Marcello Angelini*,
dancer, artistic director Tulsa Ballet Theater since 1995. Naple, Italy, resides Tulsa.
- Jim Antonio.
Supporting actor (Mayflower Madam, Amazing Grace and Chuck). Oklahoma City.
- Lou Antonio,
Director/Actor (Chicago Hope), Oklahoma City, Jan. 23, 1934.
- Royce Applegate,
supporting actor (Centennial, SeaQuestDSV). Midwest City.
- Margaret Avery,
25 movies 1949-1995 (White Man's Burden, The Color Purple), Mangun.
- Jimmie Baker.
Emmy Award winning director, producer, philanthropist. Muskogee.
- Marshall Bell,
supporting actor, 37 films (Cherry 2000), Tulsa.
"Billy" Benedict, 114 movies, played Whitey in 25 Bowry
Boys films. Haskell, 1906.
- Peggy Berryhill, producer of
public radio documentaries, particularly about native Americans (PBS, NAPT). Okmulgee.
- Brian Bosworth,
former noted football linebacker/turned actor (Stone Cold, Black Out),
Oklahoma City, March 9, 1965.
- *Gary Busey*,
actor (The Buddy Holly Story,, remembered fondly locally as Teddy Jack
Eddy, Gailard Sartain's sidekick on Mazeppa Papazoidy. Born Goose Creek, Texas,
June 24, 1944, lived in Tulsa and Stillwater.
Carson/Winifred Harrison, played Sunset Carson in westerns,
1943-1950. Gracemont, 1920-1990.
- Lon Chaney Jr.,
actor,150+ films, mostly horror/westerns. Oklahoma City, 1906-1973.
- Yvonne Chouteau
(Terekov), ballerina and founding Director of Ballet Oklahoma, Oklahoma City.
- Candy Clark,
actress, 30 films (Johnny Belinda, The Big Sleep). Norman, June 20, 1947.
- Iron Eyes Cody,
actor, 59 films (Ernest Goes to Camp). Tulsa, Apr. 3, 1915.
- Spade Cooley,
"The King of Western Swing", actor (15 films), bandleader.
Daniels/Chief Thundercloud, 62 films 1935-1956 (Outlaw Trail, Santa Fe),
- Michael Dolan,
10 films (Hamburger Hill, Biloxi Blues). Oklahoma City, June 21, 1965.
- Larry Drake,
actor, 15 films, (Darkman), Benny Stulwicz on LA Law. Tulsa.
- Michael Dunn,
Best Supporting Actor Nomination, 1966, Ship of Fools. 1934-1973, Shattuck.
- Blake Edwards,
Director, writer, producer (Pink Panther), Tulsa, July 26, 1922.
- Douglas Edwards,
early television personality (host, Armstrong Circle Theatre). Ada,
- Frank Ellis,
character actor (220+films), 1897-1969.
- Richard (Dick)
Erdman. 36 movies, 1944-1994, 3 TV series. Enid, June 1, 1925.
- Glenda Farrell,
1929-1968 75 films, perhaps best-known as fast-talking reporter Torchy Blane
in 30s and 40s. Enid, 1904-1971.
- Wallace Fox,
directed 56 films, mostly westerns, Purcell, 1895-1958.
- Kay Francis,
foremost leading lady of the 30's (Cocoanuts), Oklahoma City, 1903-1968.
- Richard Gaines,
supporting actor, 38 films (Double Indemnity), 1940-1957. Oklahoma City,
- James Garner,
actor (Murphy's Romance, Maverick, Rockford Files), Norman, April 7, 1928.
- Clu Gulager,
actor, 63 movies, perhaps best-known as Emmett Ryker in The Virginian
TV series, 1964-1968. 1928, Holdenville.
- James Hampton,
supporting actor (China Syndrome, Hangar 18), TV (F-Troop, Doris Day Show).
Oklahoma City, July 9, 1936.
- Jim Hartz, television, NBC
news correspondent/anchor. Born ?.
- Harry Harvey,
actor, 142 movies, Sheriff Blodgett on Roy Rogers TV series. Indian
- Harry Hayden,
character actor, 159 films 1936-1954. Oklahoma Terr., 1884-1955.
- Frances Heflin.
Best known as Mona Kane on All My Children, 1970-1994. 1923-1994, Oklahoma
- Van Heflin,
actor, 57 films, Walters, 1910-1971.
- Rosella Hightower,
world-renouned ballerina, founder of internationally acclaimed "Centre de Danse
International" in Cannes.
- Ned Hockman,
documentary filmmaker, director annual TV-News Video Workshop, pres. Oklahoma Motion
Picture Hall of Fame. Cushing.
- Darla Hood,
child star ("Darla" of Our Gang), Leedey, 1931-1979.
- Ron Howard,
actor/director, Duncan, March 1, 1954.
- Jack Hoxie,
silent film actor, 55 movies 1914-1932. 1885-1965, Kingfisher.
- Rochelle Hudson,
actress (Rebel Without a Cause, Poppy, Born Reckless), Oklahoma City,
- *Roman Jasinski*,
dancer, co-founder of Tulsa Ballet Theater. Resides Tulsa.
- Ben Johnson,
actor, Shidler, 1918-1996.
- Jennifer Jones,
Oscar-winning actress, Tulsa, March 2, 1919.
- Sid Jordan,
silent film actor. 1889-1970, Muskogee.
- Sheila James
Kuehl, actress ("Zelda Gilroy Gillis"), Tulsa, Feb. 2,
Langenkamp, actress, recurring role of Nancy Thompson
in Nightmare on Elm Street films. Tulsa, 1964.
- Moscelyne Larkin,
ballerina, co-founder Tulsa Ballet Theater. Tulsa.
- Barbara Lawrence,
actress (Oklahoma, Letter to Three Wives), retired in 1957. Carnegie, Feb.
- Billy Lenhart,
supporting actor in the 40's (Never Give a Sucker
an Even Break, In the Navy). Dec. 14, 1930, Edmond.
- Cleavon Little,
actor (Blazing Saddles, Once Bitten, TV series True Colors.
Chickasha, June 1, 1939.
- Bob Losure.
Broadcast anchor, CNN Headline News. Tulsa.
- Judith Lowry,
actor (Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Mother Dexter on
TV series, Phyllis). Fort Sill, 1890-1976.
- Terrence Malick.
Wrote and directed The Thin Red Line, Days of Heaven, Pocket Money, Badlands.
Bartlesville, Nov. 30, 1943.
- Jimmy Marsden.,
TV actor (Blossom, Party of Five, Second Noah). Stillwater, Sept. 18, 1975.
- Johnny Marvin,
actor, composer (1939 nominee for Best Music, Song, (Under Western Stars, 'Dust').
- Rue McClanahan,
actress (Golden Girls, Maude), Healdton, Feb. 21, 1935.
- Steve McGrew.
Comedian (Evening at the Improv, Caroline's Comedy Hour), native Oklahoman.
- Vera Miles,
actress, Boise City, August 23, 1930.
- Ben Morris,
best known as title role in ABC radio's Pat Novak for Hire. 1921-1982,
- Matthew Mungle.
Oscar-winning make-up artist (Bram Stoker's Dracula). Native Oklahoman, TU
- Chuck Norris,
actor, Ryan, March 10, 1940.
O'Driscoll, supporting actress, 30 films between
1938 and 1947. Tulsa, March 4, 1922.
- Cindy Pickett,
actress, (Crooked Hearts, The Goodbye Bird, Dr. Carol Novins on St.
Elsewhere). Norman, Apr. 18, 1947.
- Brad Pitt,
actor,(River Runs Through It, Twelve Monkeys,
, Legends of the Fall) Shawnee, Dec. 18, 1963.
- Don Porter,
best-known as James Devery on The Ann Southern Show. Miami,
- Susan Powell, Miss America
1981, host of Home Matters TV show, Elk City.
- Tony Randall,
actor (Odd Couple, Pillow Talk, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter, 7 Faces of Dr. Lao),
Tulsa, Feb. 26, 1924.
- Erik Rhodes,
25 films 1934-1939 (The Gay Divorce, Top Hat). 1906-1990, El Reno.
- Dale Robertson,
TV actor (Wells Fargo, Dynasty, J.J. Starbuck).
- Will Rogers, humorist, columnist,
political commentary. Also starred in 43 movies.
- Dan Rowan,
actor, TV host (Laugh-In), Beggs, July 22, 1922.
- Will Sampson,
actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Firewalker, Poltergeist), 1935-1987.
- Gailard Sartain, actor, comic (Mississippi
Burning, Fried Green Tomatoes, Hee Haw, and, locally, as Mazeppa Papazoidy).
- Ted Shackelford,
actor (Knott's Landing, Dallas), Oklahoma City, June 23, 1946.
- Wes Studi, actor
(Dances with Wolves, Geronino), Nofire Hollow, Dec. 17, 1947.
Tallchief-Paschen, prima ballerina, with sister, Marjorie, founded Chicago City
Ballet in 1980. Jan. 24, 1925, Fairfax.
Tallchief. Ballerina. Born Denver, 1926, early years, Fairfax. [Link to
information about both Marjorie and Maria Tallchief.]
- Pamela Tiffin,
last of the studio contract players (The Hallelujah Trail), Oct. 13, 1942,
Tripplehorn, actress (The Firm, Waterworld), Tulsa, 1965.
- Elmo Williams,
producer (Ernest Goes to Camp, Tora, Tora, Tora, The Blue Max, The Longest Day).
Oklahoma City, April 30, 1913.
- William Witney,
director, 92 films between 1937-1975 (Cat Burglar, Donnie Parker Story, Zorro Rides
Again). Lawton, May 15, 1910.
- Alfre Woodard,
actress (Miss Firecracker, Crooklyn, How to Make an American Quilt, Star Trek: First
Contact). Tulsa, Nov. 8, 1953.
- Sheb Wooley,
actor (Pete Nolan on Rawhide), Erick, April 10, 1921.