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Okla U.S. Senators
and Representatives

Oklahoma Celebrities

Inhofe, James M. (R) jim_inhofe@inhofe.senate.gov 
Nickles, Don (R)  senator@nickles.senate.gov 

 

    OK 2nd Coburn, Tom (R) rep.coburn@mail.house.gov
    OK 3rd Watkins, Wes (R) wes.watkins@mail.house.gov
    OK 4th Watts, J.C. (R) rep.jcwatts@mail.house.gov
    OK 5th Istook, Ernest (R) istook@mail.house.gov

    Artists

    • Robert Annesley, Norman, 1943.
    • 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.
    • Gina 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., Oklahoma City.
    • Clyde Heron, illustrator, artist, historical subjects. Ardmore, 1929.
    • *Alexander Hogue*. Internationally-known artist, Chair of TU School of Art, 1945-1968. Born Missouri. 1898-1994.
    • 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, painter. Muskogee.
    • Robert Redbird, Born ?, 1939, raised Dallas, lives in Anadarko.
    • Paladine Roye, watercolorist. White Eagle, Okla.
    • Connie Seabourn, watercolor artist, Born ?, Degree U. of Oklahoma.
    • Willard Stone. Cherokee woodcarver, sculptor. 1916-1985, Locust Grove.
    • Robert Taylor, acrylics. Tulsa.
    • Dana Tiger. Tahlequah/Muskogee, 1961.
    • Jerome Tiger. Eufaula, 1941-1967.
    • Gary White Deer. Ada.
    • Mike Wimmer, award-winning illustrator. Born Muskogee, 1961, resides Norman.

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    Athletes

    • *Troy Aikman*, All-American Quarterback, born Calif., raised Henryetta.
    • Johnny Bench, Baseball, catcher, Hall of Fame. Dec. 7, 1947, Binger.
    • *Ote Berry*. Steer wrestler, 4-time Top Money Winner PRCA. Born Nebraska(?), resides Checotah.
    • 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. 1921-1987.
    • *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.
    • Alvin 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.
    • Steve Largent, Pro-Football Hall of Fame, now politician. Tulsa, June 28, 1954.
    • Paul 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.
    • Mickey 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.
    • *Susie Maxwell-Berning*. Golf, 3-time LPGA Open winner, Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame. Born CA, raised Oklahoma City, resides Hawaii.
    • Jack McCracken, basketball, indicted into Indiana
      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.
    • Steve Owen, Pro-Football Hall of Fame, coach NY Giants 1931-1953. Cleo Springs, 1898-1964.
    • 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 (town?)
    • *Barry Sanders*, football, OSU, 1988 Heisman Trophy. Born Wichita.
    • Lee 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.
    • Warren Spahn. Baseball Hall of Famer, one of greatest left-handed pitchers. Born Hartshorne, 1921, resides Broken Arrow.
    • Willie 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.
    • Lloyd Waner, Baseball Hall of Famer, Pittsburg Pirates. 1906-1982, Harrah.
    • Paul 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?
    • Mark 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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      Musicians

    • *Gene Autry*, Songwriter (200+, Back in the Saddle Again), radio/TV/movie star. Born Tioga, Texas, raised in Oklahoma. 1907-1980.
    • 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 Oklahoma.
    • Carl Belew. Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame ( Lonely Street, Am I That Easy To Forget). 1931-1990, Salina.
    • 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, Enville.
    • 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.
    • *Charlie 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.
    • The 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). 1945-1996, Tulsa.
    • 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, 1950, Bartlesville.
    • 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 1940's, Oklahoma.
    • 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.
    • Oscar 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, 1922.
    • Hank Thompson, "King of Western Swing", Brazos Valley Boys. Born Sept. 3, 1925, Sand Springs (?), now resides in Waco, Texas.
    • Floyd 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.
    • Claude Williams, been called "the last of the great swing fiddlers", Muskogee, 1908.
    • 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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      Performing Arts

    • Art Acord, silent film star, 90 films between 1910 and 1929, Stillwater, 1890-1931.
    • Louise 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.
    • Ericka 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.
    • William "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.
    • Sunset 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.
    • Victor Daniels/Chief Thundercloud, 62 films 1935-1956 (Outlaw Trail, Santa Fe), Muskogee, 1889-1955.
    • 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, 1917-1990.
    • 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, 1904-1975.
    • 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 Territory, 1901-1985.
    • 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 City.
    • 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, 1914-1972.
    • *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, 1941.
    • Heather 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. 24, 1930.
    • 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'). 1897-1944, Butler.
    • 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, Oklahoma City.
    • Matthew Mungle. Oscar-winning make-up artist (Bram Stoker's Dracula). Native Oklahoman, TU grad.
    • Chuck Norris, actor, Ryan, March 10, 1940.
    • Martha 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, 1912-1997.
    • 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). Tulsa.
    • Ted Shackelford, actor (Knott's Landing, Dallas), Oklahoma City, June 23, 1946.
    • Wes Studi, actor (Dances with Wolves, Geronino), Nofire Hollow, Dec. 17, 1947.
    • Maria Tallchief-Paschen, prima ballerina, with sister, Marjorie, founded Chicago City Ballet in 1980. Jan. 24, 1925, Fairfax.
    • Marjorie 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, Oklahoma City.
    • Jeanne 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.

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