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    John A. Sullivan was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where his parents Daniel and Mag instilled in him the rich appreciation of family that he espouses today. A fourth generation Oklahoman, Sullivan graduated from Northeastern State University and chose to raise his own family in Tulsa where he presently resides. Sullivan married Judy Beck and together they have four beautiful children.

    Sullivan’s approach to public service is rooted in his background as a small businessman. His experience in transportation, energy, and real estate yields a unique understanding of the challenges facing everyday Oklahomans. Sullivan achieved success with this approach during the seven years he served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and continues this charge today in the United States House of Representatives.

    Sullivan was sworn into Congress on February 27th, 2002. Since that time, Sullivan has achieved many legislative successes for Oklahoma, earning him a reputation as a hard worker. As a new member, Sullivan was appointed by Speaker Hastert to the Prescription Drug Task Force where Sullivan and other select Members of Congress were charged with lowering the cost of prescription medicines. Sullivan is committed to economic development in Northeastern Oklahoma, and legislation that he ushered to passage will deepen the McClellan-Kerr waterway from nine feet to twelve feet, bringing with it the prospect of new businesses and jobs. Sullivan, an outspoken supporter of immigration reform, brought new agents and increased immigration enforcement to the Oklahoma field office of the former INS, renamed the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration services.

    Sullivan continues to work on issues vital to the growth of Oklahoma, like support for the twin economic engines of Energy and Aerospace in our state. Sullivan is also committed to responsible stewardship of taxpayer money, authoring money-saving legislation because the government does not know how best to spend your hard-earned dollars. Congressman John Sullivan has, during his short time in Congress, demonstrated the pioneering spirit of Oklahomans. In one such instance, Sullivan cast a dramatic tie-breaking vote to improve the Head Start program. His hard work has been recognized by Congressional leaders, as evidenced by his appointment to the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee. The Energy and Commerce Committee is widely regarded as the most prized and powerful because it holds the largest jurisdiction of any committee in Congress.

 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The public is invited to join U.S. Congressman Dan Boren at a public town hall meeting scheduled in the coming weeks in eastern Oklahoma. Boren will be hosting town hall meetings in each of the 25 counties of the Second Congressional District over the course of 2011. See the schedule below for the specific date, time, and location of a meeting nearest to you or your family, and please check here often for additions to Congressman Boren’s 2011 town hall meeting schedule. Dan votes like Oklahoma on most of the issues.

OK 3rd Frank D. Lucaswatkins@mail.house.gov
OK 4th Tom Cole, Republican

 

 

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    Athletes

    • *Troy Aikman*, All-American Quarterback, born Calif., raised Henryetta. Now a Dallas Cowboy
    • Johnny Bench, Baseball, catcher, Hall of Fame. Dec. 7, 1947, Binger, Ok
    • *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.
    • Brian Bosworth. Football player, Oklahoma Sooners, Seattle Seahawks
    • *Freckles Brown*. Legendary rodeo bull-rider/clown. Born in Wyoming, but "home" at Hugo. 1921-1987.
    • Terry Brown was an All American at OSU and went on to play for the Minnesota Vikings. He now resides in Marlow, Oklahoma
    • *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. Born October 12, 1963 died July 30, 1989 at the age of 25. Lane was born at La Junta, Co. Moved to Lane, OK. in 1978. Lane began his freshman year at Atoka High School. Lane was a World Champion Bull Rider. He won the World Championship in 1987 to add to his numerous championships. Lane started riding little dairy calves on the family dairy farm when he was 5 or 6. He was 9 when he first got on a bull. However, to the relief of his family, he met Don Gay around that time, and Don told Lane that he should just ride calves and steers until his bones were more fully developed. Takin' Care of Business was the name of the bull that killed Lane. He is buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery
      Hugo, Ok.
    • 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.
    • Jon Kolb an All State football player out of Owasso High School in 1964 and an All-American out of Oklahoma State University in 1968. He went on to be an offensive lineman for the Pittsburgh Steelers in their heyday in the 1970's.
    • Steve Largent, Pro-Football Hall of Fame, now politician. Tulsa, June 28, 1954.More as Congressman Largent
    • 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.
    • Justin McBride, Elk City, Birthday: 8/7/79 Height: 5'10" Weight: 145. 2005 PBR World Champion. The third-generation bull rider matched skills with his first wild bovine – a calf on the McBride family ranch – when he was just 3 years old. Today he’s a standout on bull riding’s most elite competitive level and is on a merciless mission to wear the brand of a PBR world champion. A hunger for success and passion for bull riding are bred into him. McBride has always considered his father as his role model and wanted to follow in his footsteps as a bull rider. ”I can’t remember when I didn’t want to grow up and do this. I get to do what I love for a living,” says McBride.
    • Jack McCracken, basketball, inducted 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.
    • Mike Moore, from Eakly, Oklahoma. He played baseball at Oral Roberts University then went on to play for the Seattle Mariners, Oakland Asa (where he was a winning pitcher for them when they won the world series in 88) and also went on to play for the Detroit Tigers before he retired.
    • *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 Miami, Oklahoma
    • 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.
    • Crystal Robinson, born 1/22/74 a member of the New York Liberty Women's Basket Ball Team. Graduated from Oklahoma State in 1996. Parents live in Atoka.<
    • Darrell Royal. National Football Hall of Fame, Coach of the Year, 1963, 1970, Univ. of Texas. 1924 Hollis, Oklahoma.
    • *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 Hooks, Texas.
    • 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 Buffalo, NY 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, Eufaula.
    • Dennis Weaver OU Track Star, actor
    • Terry West, 1996 World Champion Bullrider. Henryetta, Oct. 7, 1965.
    • *Bud Wilkinson* distinguished football coach. Probably the most outstanding and most loved football coach at Oklahoma.  Great coach and great rivalry with university of Texas and Darrel Royal
    • 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.                                                     , 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, born in Tulsa, Ok Feb. 7, 1962, Born Troyal Garth Brooks Brooks got his start in music singing in bars and clubs while attending Oklahoma State University. In 1987, he moved to Nashville for the second time—his first attempt was unsuccessful—with his wife, Sandy, to try to make it in country music. With help from music manager Bob Doyle, Brooks eventually signed to Capitol Records. His early hits include "If Tomorrow Never Comes" and "The Dance."raised in Yukon, Country singer Garth Brooks has sold more than 100 million albums during his career. His music successfully crossed over onto the Billboard pop charts. He won http://www.biography.com/people/garth-brooks-9542125. He is married to Country Singer and starTrish Yearwood.

       

    • 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.
    • Jeremy Castle country singer and songwriter from Blanchard, Ok
    • Gary Chapman. Country/Christian, 1996 Dove Award, Male Vocalist of the Year. Aug. 19, 1957, Waurika.
      Kristin Chenoweth
      Adopted as a baby, Kristi Dawn Chenoweth was born and grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She has said that
      she is one-quarter
      Cherokee At an early age, she performed gospel songs for local churches. A performing highlight of her childhood was a solo appearance at the Southern Baptist Convention national conference at the age of 12, where she performed the Evie song "Four Feet Eleven". The chorus begins, "I'm only 4 feet 11, but I'm going to Heaven" Chenoweth is 4 ft 11 in height
      . Her credits and awards are numerous. Star of stage, screen and TV.
    • *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.
    • *Larry Collins* Singer/Songwriter. Larry Collins and his sister Lori started singing carreers in the 50's. Lori was Ricky Nelson's girlfriend for a number of years. Larry and Lori were known as "The Collins Kids." Larry was 8 and Lori was 10 when they began performing. Lori retired for awhile to become mom and Larry continued with a singing/writing carreer in the 70's. Larry wrote "Greg Cook", bass guitar player, Ricochet, Vian, OK
      "Delta Dawn" - "Your The Reason God Made Oklahoma" - "Tulsa Turnaround" - "Pecos Promenade" - "Alcupulco" and many more. Larry had a very brief acting part in "Every Which Way But Loose" with Clint Eastwood. Both Lori and Larry are native Oklahomans and never forget their roots.
    • Color Me Badd, Oklahoma City-based R&B band, formed in 1987 (I Adore Mi Amor, All 4 Love).
    • Garth Brooks  Born February 7, 1962
       
    • 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.
    • Rocky Frisco Musical Composition, Songwriting, Lyric Writing and Editing, Tulsa. piano player on "JJ Cale Live" CD, "To Tulsa and Back" JJ Cale CD, "Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar
      Festival" DVD set with JJ Cale Band. Actor in "Where the Red Fern Grows"
      film and DVD Video, playing Grampa Pritchard.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Richard Hart, Jazz Guitarist, Elk City, Ok
    • 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. CMA Male Vocalist of the year for 2001.
    • 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 McEntire, country superstar,Reba Nell McEntire was born on March 28, 1955 to parents Clark and Jacqueline McEntire. Reba was born in McAlester Oklahoma, and raised in Chockie, a town of 18 people. She was one of 4 children, Alice 2 years older then Pake, Pake 2 years older than Reba, and Reba 1 and half years
older then Susie. Reba attended Kiowa High School and then went on to major in Elementary education, and minor in music, at Southeastern State University in Durant, Oklahoma. She started out She is currently in her second marriage. Her first marriage was to Charlie Battles. Her husband now is Narvel Blackstock who is also her manager. She has one child, Shelby Steven McEntire Blackstock. Who was born on February 23, 1990. She has won numerous awards for her musical talent. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011. She started out barrel racing at Oklahoma rodeos. Nothing about Reba  McEntire's entry into country music in 1976 foreshadowed the enormous achievements she would make as an entertainer and businesswoman.
By the time she fell victim to changing musical tastes, she had already extended her talents to acting.

 

    • 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.
    • Red Dirt Rangers (Rocky on piano): http://www.reddirtrangers.com
    • 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.
    • Robert Stemmons, born in Tulsa 1956 started whistling a 5. Over the next 20 years he worked hard perfecting his instrument.Tulsaborn
    • Aly Sutherlin 7 year old maybe on her way up (We haven't heard her)
    • 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.
    • Carrie Underwood, American Idol winner 2005. Country singer. Born in Checotah, Ok
    • 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.
    • Jeff Wood opening for LeAnn Rimes. His heartfelt ballads and up-tempo songs captivated both young and old alike. He sang songs from his debut release, “Between The Earth and The Stars” which includes “You Just Get One”, a song written by country music favorite, Vince Gill.
    • 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.
    • Ronnie Claire Edwards, an award-winning playwrite and actress who is best known for her role as Corabeth on The Waltons. Ms. Edwards was born and raised in OKC.
    • 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.
    • Alice Ghostly actor played on Bewitched, Dessigning Women. She was in To Kill a Mockingbird and other shows. She is from Henryetta .
    • 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.
    • Jimmy Wallis, commedian, appeared in "The night of the Stars" at the Las Vegas Hilton with Sammy Davis, Jr, Wayne Newton, Jerry Lewis, Charo and others. Has had a 42 year career. Broken Bow
    • 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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      AUTHORS

      Authors
    • Te Ata, Native American storyteller, proclaimed Oklahoma's first State Treasure. Tishomingo, 1895-1995.
    • William Bernhardt, novelist, thrillers. Midwest City (?).
    • Jack Bickman. 75 books (Brad Smith series). Norman. (?)
    • *Daniel J. Boorstin*, Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Raised in Tulsa.
    • *C.J. Cherryh*. Prolific sci-fi award-winning author, Hugo, Nebula, Born 1942, St. Louis, Univ. of Okla. graduate, resides in Oklahoma City(?).
    • Robert Conley, Okla. Professional Writer's Hall of Fame. Cushing, 1940.
    • *Angie Debo*, considered the "First Lady of Oklahoma History". Moved to Marshall, when 9 years old. 1890-1988.
    • Ralph Ellison. National Book Award, 1953
      (The Invisible Man). Oklahoma City, 1914-1994.
    • John Hope Franklin, historian, author. Rentiesville, 1915.
    • *Arrell M. Gibson*, historian/author/teacher, born in Kansas but spent life in Oklahoma. 1921-1987.
    • Gogisgi/Carroll Arnett, Cherokee poet. 1927-1997, Oklahoma City.
    • Jean Hager, mystery suspense author, Pawnee.
    • Raven (Lynn Davis) Hail. Prolific writer. Washington County, 1921.
    • Joy Harjo, poet, author. Tulsa, 1951.
    • Carolyn Hart, award-winning mystery writer. Oklahoma City.
    • Paul Harvey, journalist, radio, (The Rest of the Story). Tulsa.
    • Tony Hillerman, mystery writer. Lawton/Oklahoma City.
    • S.E.Hinton - author of The Outsiders and several other books
    • *Jenkin Lloyd Jones*, author, journalist, Editor/Publisher, Tulsa World. Born Madison, Wisc.
    • Harold Keith. Award-winning author (Rifles for Watie). Apr. 8, 1903, Lambert.
    • *Louis L'Amour*, prolific writer of westerns. Born North Dakota, but lived in Choctaw several years. Charter Member of Oklahoma Writers Federation, first book published during this period. 1908-1988.
    • *Raphael A. Lafferty*. Hugo-award winning science fiction novelist. Born Neola, Iowa, but moved to Tulsa when 4, born Nov. 7, 1914.
    • Victoria Lee, author, writer, speaker, poet. (Distinguished Oklahomans), (Lovin Country), (Til Divorce Do Us Part), and her most revealing abuse book titled (A Way Out) . Resides in Tulsa
    • Billy Letts who penned the Oprah book club and otherwise all-everything selection, Where the Heart Is, which is now a major motion picture. The Honk and Holler is her second best seller.
    • *Savoie Lottinville*. Director, Univ. of Okla. Press, 1938-1967. Born Idaho, 1906-1997.
    • N. Scott Momaday, 1969 Pullitzer Prize, fiction (House Made of Dawn). Lawton, 1934.
    • Bill Moyers, journalist, author of 4 bestsellers, TV producer 30 emmys, 240 hours Public Affairs television, June 6, 1934.
    • *Dian Curtis Regan*. Member Oklahoma Professional Writers' Hall of Fame. Born Colorado Springs, now resides in Edmond.
    • Carter Revard. Poet, linguist. Pawhuska, 1931.
    • Vingie E. Roe. 31 novels, romanticized wild west. 1879-1958
    • Truman Smith, 4568 E. Prospect, Ponca City, OK 74604, "THE WRONG STUFF",published by University of Oklahoma Press.
    • Will Rogers, humorist, columnist, political commentary. Also starred in 43 movies. Oologah, 1879-1935.
    • Cliff Taulbert
    • Ross Thomas, complex suspense thrillers, 25 books, including 3 made into movies,(St. Ives, Hammett, Bound by Honor). Oklahoma City, 1926-1995.
    • Jim Thompson, mystery writer (The Getaway, The Grifters). Anadarko, 1906-1977.

 

 
 
 
 
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