Carrie Underwood on Tour
Oklahoma Celebrities and the Famous
Coburn, Senator Thomas Allen
Born March 14, 1948, Casper, Wyoming
Elected in 2005
|OK 1st District John
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
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
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.
114 Cannon House
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202 225-2211
Fax: 202 225-9187
5727 South Lewis
Tulsa, OK 74105
401 South Johnstone #348
Bartlesville, OK 74003
|2nd Dan Boren, Democrat
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,
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
(Kiowa) Now lives in Mountain View, Ok
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.
Acee Blue Eagle,
artist, founding director of the Art Department, Bacone
College. Anadarko, 1909-1959.
acrylics on canvas. Calumet, June 13, 1929.
sculptor, artist. Birth (?)
painter, silversmith. Lexington, 1912-1989.
cartoonist, creator of Dick Tracy comic strip. Pawnee,
One of most respected and well-known artists in
Oklahoma, Commissioner on the Indian Arts and Crafts
watercolor, acrylic, gouche. Born ?, 1948.
Tempura, watercolor. Sept. 25, 1937, Hanna.
Benjamin Harjo, Jr.,
Clyde Heron, illustrator, artist,
historical subjects. Ardmore, 1929.
Internationally-known artist, Chair of TU School of Art,
1945-1968. Born Missouri. 1898-1994.
considered "patriarch of Native American sculptors",
Offering to the Great Spirit, As Long As the Waters Flow,
Fort Sill, 1914-1994.
one of original "Kiowa Five" artists, Anadarko,
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.
painter, sculpter and one of the leading forensic
artists in the United States. El Reno.
Bill Rabbit of
Cherokee Ancestry. He is self-taught in jewelry making
and acrylic painting. Vietnam Vetern
Austin Real Rider.
Native American themes, various media. March 11, 1941,
Born ?, 1939, raised Dallas, lives in Anadarko.
watercolorist. White Eagle, Okla.
- Bert Seabourn,
World Famous Native American Artist, Purcell
watercolor artist, Born ?, Degree U. of Oklahoma.
Cherokee woodcarver, sculptor. 1916-1985, Locust Grove.
Sculptor, Wood carver
Robert Taylor, acrylics. Tulsa.
Jerome Tiger. Eufaula,
Gary White Deer.
award-winning illustrator. Born Muskogee, 1961, resides
All-American Quarterback, born Calif., raised Henryetta.
Now a Dallas Cowboy
Baseball, catcher, Hall of Fame. Dec. 7, 1947, Binger,
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.
Football player, head coach, Sooners. Sand Springs.
- Brian Bosworth.
Football player, Oklahoma Sooners, Seattle Seahawks
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
Gymnast, World Champ. Team. Born Salt Lake
OU gymnastics coach, National Coach of the Year, 1987.
Born (?), resides Norman.
Baseball, Cleveland, Toronto Blue Jays. Mar. 7, 1960,
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)
Olympic gold-medalist, gymnastics. Born Romania, Nov.
12, 1961, moved to Norman/Oklahoma City (?) in 1989.
Olympic gold-medalist, gymnastics. Born Mar. 28, 1958,
Chicago, resides in Norman/Oklahoma City (?).
Wrestler, Olympic gold medal, 1996. Born Montana, raised
Mustang, OSU grad.
Baseball (Braves, Giants, Cardinals). Jan. 7, 1922,
Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Purcell, 1911-1974.
Football, College Hall of Fame, Head Coach, TU,
6-time All Around World Champion rodeo cowboy, Miami.
bullrider, 1987 World Champ, Born Colorado, raised Lane,
Born October 12, 1963 died
July 30, 1989 at the age of 25.
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
Track and Field, OU, 8-time All American. Born (?).
World-classed gymnast. Born Lafayette, Louisiana,
resides in Norman.
basketball coach, inducted into the Indiana Hoop Hall of
*Henry P. Iba*.
Basketball coach, Oklahoma A&M, OSU, US Olympic teams,
two gold, one silver medal. Born Mo.(?). Deceased.
Up and coming Oklahoma golfer, Jack Nicklaus College
Player of the Year, 1997. Yukon.
Tennis player/OU coach, 3-time Big 8 Coach of the Year.
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
Pro-Football Hall of Fame, now politician. Tulsa, June
as Congressman Largent
Tennis coach, OU, Big Eight Coach of the Year in 1991
and 1992. Born Oklahoma (where?), resides Norman.
Golf, OU, 1991 LPGA Coach of the Year. Born Illinois,
resides in Norman.
baseball player, Spavinaw, 1931-1995.
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.
Golf, 3-time LPGA Open winner, Oklahoma Sports Hall of
Fame. Born CA, raised Oklahoma City, resides Hawaii.
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.
basketball, inducted into Indiana
Hoop Hall of Fame in 1962. Chickasha.
Outstanding TU women's golf coach. Tulsa. (Born?)
Golf. May 25, 1966, Tulsa.
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
Basketball, OU, Big 8 Athlete of the Year, 1995. Born
wrestling, Olympic gold and silver medalist. Tulsa, Nov.
Bobby Murcer, baseball, Golden
Glove, 1972. Oklahoma City.
Pro-Football Hall of Fame, coach NY Giants 1931-1953.
Cleo Springs, 1898-1964.
Football, 1969 Heisman, Detroit Lions. Athletic
Director, OU, since 1996. Born Miami, Oklahoma
Long-distance runner, winner 1928 "Bunion Derby".
Bill Pickett, cowboy, created
"bulldogging", Ponca City, 1870-1932.
basketball, foul shooter, 1994 Olympic Dream Team.
Bartlesville (or Enid?), Feb. 15, 1964.
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.<
National Football Hall of Fame, Coach of the Year, 1963,
1970, Univ. of Texas. 1924 Hollis, Oklahoma.
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.
rodeo cowboy, record-breaking 16 world titles, including
All Around World Champion, Henryetta.
football running back, 1975-1979, 2-time Big Eight
Player of the Year, winner Heisman Trophy. Born Hooks,
wrestling, Olympic Gold Medals, 1988 and 1992. Oklahoma
Baseball Hall of Famer, one of greatest left-handed
pitchers. Born Buffalo, NY 1921, resides Broken Arrow.
Baseball Hall of Famer, Pittsburg Pirates. Mar. 6, 1941,
outstanding Oklahoma Sooner football coach, born in
OSU runningback, NFL Player of the Year, 1991. Born
Houston, May 16, 1966.
Olympic Gold Medalist, born May 28, 1888,
Basketball, US Olympic gold team, 1984, OU 3-time
All-American, Pro career, currently Phoenix Suns. Tulsa.
golf, winner 1986 PGA Championship, Oklahoma City, May
Howard Twilley. Football, TU, Miami Dolphins. Tulsa.
Arnold W. Umbach,
wrestler, coach, National Wrestling Hall of Fame.
National Football Hall of Fame, first Sooner to win
Heisman Trophy, 1952. Cleveland.
Baseball Hall of Famer, Pittsburg Pirates. 1906-1982,
Paul Waner. Baseball Hall of
Famer, Pittsburg Pirates. 1903-1965, Harrah.
J.C. Watts. OU quarterback, now Congressman. Nov. 18, 1957, Eufaula.
OU Track Star, actor
Terry West, 1996 World Champion Bullrider. Henryetta, Oct. 7, 1965.
distinguished football coach. Probably the most
outstanding and most loved football coach at Oklahoma.
Great coach and great rivalry with university of Texas
- Born Minnesota?
Mark Williams. Gymnastics, 1994
USA Men's Coach of the Year, Oklahoma City/Norman.
Young gymnast, Team 2000 (16-18 year olds), Born June 3,
1977, Oklahoma City(?), resides in Provo, Utah.
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Songwriter (200+, Back in the Saddle Again),
radio/TV/movie star. Born Tioga, Texas, raised in
folksinger, songwriter, Duncan, Mar. 25, 1938.
jazz trumpet musician, Yale, 1929-1989.
singer/songwriter/guitarist. Formed band,The Call,
born and raised in Oklahoma.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame ( Lonely
Street, Am I That Easy To Forget). 1931-1990,
15 solo albums, Fooled Around and Fell in Love.
composer/lyricist, Have Yourself a Merry Little
Christmas, Meet Me in St. Louis, Best Foot Forward,
Broken Arrow, 1914-1995.
One of world's greatest steel guitar players. 1917-1974,
Johnny Bond. Nashville
Songwriters Hall of Fame ( Cimarron, Ten
Little Bottles). 1915-1978, Enville.
folk rock, Oklahoma City, 1944.
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 is married to Country Singer and starTrish Yearwood.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Gospel Music Hall of
Fame (Turn Your Radio On, I'll Fly Away).
Oct. 29, 1905, Spiro.
singer, political activist, Barnsdall, Mar. 25, 1940.
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
Country/Christian, 1996 Dove Award, Male Vocalist of the
Year. Aug. 19, 1957, Waurika.
Adopted as a baby,
Kristi Dawn Chenoweth was born and grew up in
Oklahoma, a suburb of
She has said that
she is one-quarter
At an early age, she performed gospel songs for local
churches. A performing highlight of her childhood was a
solo appearance at the
conference at the age of 12, where she performed the
song "Four Feet Eleven". The chorus begins, "I'm only 4
feet 11, but I'm going to Heaven" Chenoweth is 4 ft 11
Her credits and awards are
numerous. Star of stage, screen and TV.
jazz guitarist, member of Benny Goodman Sextet, born in
Dallas, moved to Oklahoma City as an infant, 1916-1942.
Versatile country entertainer. Born Virginia, lives in
- *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
Diffie, country musician.
Big Al Downing.
Legendary 50's Rock & Roll pioneer. Centralia, 1940.
country singer/songwriter, Boot Scootin' Boogie,
Ty England. Young country
singer/guitarist, played with Garth Brooks 6 years, two
solo CDs. Dec. 5, 1963, Tulsa.
big band musician, Tulsa.
Flaming Lips, Oklahoma City-based
alternative rock band.
For Love Not Lisa,
rock band formed in Oklahoma City (Slip Slide
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Grammy Winner
(Alley Oop, There Goes My Everything, Elvira).
Oct. 27, 1939, Spiro.
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.
Gill, country superstar,
Norman, April 12, 1957.
jazz tenor saxophonist, Oklahoma City, 1921-1955.
folksinger/songwriter, Okemah, 1912-1967.
Taylor and Zac, rising young "alterna-alterna rock"
stars (MMMBop, first poptop 10 hit).
- Gus Harden.
1983 Best New Female Artist, Academy of
Country Music Awards (After the Last Goodbye, All
Tangled Up In Love). 1945-1996, Tulsa.
symphonic composer, 200+ works, Chandler, 1898-1979
- Richard Hart,
Jazz Guitarist, Elk City, Ok
1995 Billboard Top New Country Artist ( Old Enough
to Know Better, On a Good Night). Apr. 20, 1969,
Michael Hedges, new age composer,
musician. Enid. 1954-1997.
Songwriter/singer (Angels Among Us, It's a
Cheating Situation). Jan. 24, 1950,
country singer, (In the Middle of a Heartache,
Right or Wrong). Oct. 20, 1937, Maude.
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.
Music Director, OKC Philharmonic. Born Oklahoma City.
Luchsinger. Christian Country
Female Vocalist of the Year, 1994, 1995, and 1996
Album of the Year nomination. Nov. 8, 1957,
- 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.
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
By the time she fell
victim to changing
musical tastes, she
had already extended
her talents to
McShann, jazz pianist, Confessin' the Blues,
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (Release Me,
Thanks A Lot, There She Goes). 1919-1977,
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."
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,
Award-winning country singer. Oct. 1, 1932, Blanchard.
Country musician-turned DJ, Country Music Disc Jocky
Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award, Oklahoma
Assoc. Broadcasters. Tulsa native.
Folksinger/songwriter. Born Chicago, raised Bristow.
Double bass player and bandleader, Okmulgee, 1922-1960.
singer, Tennessee Waltz, Claremore, Nov.
bass guitarist Derek & the Dominos, Layla,
Oklahoma City, 1942-1980.
- Red Dirt
Rangers (Rocky on piano):
musician, Oklahoma City, 1903-1972.
Leon Russell, Tulsa.
Pioneer female country singer (A Dear John Letter,
Satisfied Mind, Two Hoops & A Holler). Nov. 21,
1933, Paul's Valley.
Country/inspirational singer/songwriter, member 4Runner
quartet. Cleveland, OK.
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
7 year old maybe on her way up (We
haven't heard her)
"King of Western Swing", Brazos Valley Boys. Born Sept.
3, 1925, Sand Springs (?), now resides in Waco, Texas.
country singer/songwriter (It Makes No Difference
Now, I Love You So Much it Hurts, Slippin' Around).
Dec. 8, 1914.
Lyricist (The Object of My Affection),
orchestra leader. Sept. 9, 1907, Eureka Springs, Okla.
Tulsa-based country rock band.
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
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,
been called "the last of the great swing fiddlers",
Alternative country, nominated Top New Female Vocalist
of 1994. Oklahoma-born.
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,
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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.
(Cadillac Ranch, The Usual Suspects),
Oklahoma City, Jan. 5, 1958.
actor, (Quake, Zandalee). Tulsa, 1965.
dancer, artistic director Tulsa Ballet Theater since
1995. Naple, Italy, resides Tulsa.
Jim Antonio. Supporting actor (Mayflower Madam, Amazing Grace
and Chuck). Oklahoma City.
Director/Actor (Chicago Hope), Oklahoma
City, Jan. 23, 1934.
supporting actor (Centennial, SeaQuestDSV).
25 movies 1949-1995 (White Man's Burden, The Color
Emmy Award winning director, producer, philanthropist.
Marshall Bell, supporting actor,
37 films (Cherry 2000),
William "Billy" Benedict,
114 movies, played Whitey in 25 Bowry Boys
films. Haskell, 1906.
producer of public radio documentaries, particularly
about native Americans (PBS, NAPT). Okmulgee.
former noted football linebacker/turned actor (Stone
Cold, Black Out), Oklahoma City, March 9, 1965.
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
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,
Yvonne Chouteau (Terekov),
ballerina and founding Director of Ballet Oklahoma,
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.
"The King of Western Swing", actor (15 films),
Victor Daniels/Chief Thundercloud,
62 films 1935-1956 (Outlaw Trail, Santa Fe),
Michael Dolan, 10 films (Hamburger Hill, Biloxi Blues).
Oklahoma City, June 21, 1965.
actor, 15 films, (Darkman), Benny
Stulwicz on LA Law. Tulsa.
Best Supporting Actor Nomination, 1966, Ship of
Fools. 1934-1973, Shattuck.
Director, writer, producer (Pink Panther),
Tulsa, July 26, 1922.
early television personality (host, Armstrong
Circle Theatre). Ada, 1917-1990.
- Ronnie Claire
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.
character actor (220+films), 1897-1969.
Richard (Dick) Erdman. 36 movies,
1944-1994, 3 TV series. Enid, June 1, 1925.
1929-1968 75 films, perhaps best-known as fast-talking
reporter Torchy Blane in 30s and 40s.
directed 56 films, mostly westerns, Purcell, 1895-1958.
foremost leading lady of the 30's (Cocoanuts),
Oklahoma City, 1903-1968.
supporting actor, 38 films (Double Indemnity),
1940-1957. Oklahoma City, 1904-1975.
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
Clu Gulager, actor, 63 movies,
perhaps best-known as Emmett
Ryker in The Virginian TV series,
1964-1968. 1928, Holdenville.
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.
character actor, 159 films 1936-1954. Oklahoma Terr.,
Best known as Mona Kane on All My Children,
1970-1994. 1923-1994, Oklahoma City.
actor, 57 films, Walters, 1910-1971.
world-renouned ballerina, founder of internationally
acclaimed "Centre de Danse International" in Cannes.
documentary filmmaker, director annual TV-News Video
Workshop, pres. Oklahoma Motion Picture Hall of Fame.
child star ("Darla" of Our Gang),
Ron Howard, actor/director,
Duncan, March 1, 1954.
Jack Hoxie, silent film actor, 55
movies 1914-1932. 1885-1965, Kingfisher.
actress (Rebel Without a Cause, Poppy, Born
Reckless), Oklahoma City, 1914-1972.
dancer, co-founder of Tulsa Ballet Theater. Resides
actor, Shidler, 1918-1996.
Oscar-winning actress, Tulsa, March 2, 1919.
silent film actor. 1889-1970, Muskogee.
Sheila James Kuehl, actress ("Zelda Gilroy Gillis"), Tulsa,
Feb. 2, 1941.
actress, recurring role of Nancy Thompson
in Nightmare on Elm Street films. Tulsa,
ballerina, co-founder Tulsa Ballet Theater. Tulsa.
actress (Oklahoma, Letter to Three Wives),
retired in 1957. Carnegie, Feb. 24, 1930.
supporting actor in the 40's (Never Give a Sucker
an Even Break, In the Navy). Dec. 14, 1930,
actor (Blazing Saddles, Once Bitten, TV
series True Colors. Chickasha, June 1,
Broadcast anchor, CNN Headline News. Tulsa.
actor (Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon
Marigolds, Mother Dexter on TV series,
Phyllis). Fort Sill, 1890-1976.
Wrote and directed The Thin Red Line, Days of
Heaven, Pocket Money, Badlands. Bartlesville,
Nov. 30, 1943.
TV actor (Blossom, Party of Five, Second Noah).
Stillwater, Sept. 18, 1975.
actor, composer (1939 nominee for Best Music, Song, (Under
Western Stars, 'Dust'). 1897-1944, Butler.
actress (Golden Girls, Maude), Healdton,
Feb. 21, 1935.
Comedian (Evening at the Improv, Caroline's Comedy
Hour), native Oklahoman.
Vera Miles, actress, Boise City,
August 23, 1930.
best known as title role in ABC radio's Pat Novak
for Hire. 1921-1982, Oklahoma City.
Oscar-winning make-up artist (Bram Stoker's
Dracula). Native Oklahoman, TU grad.
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.
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.
25 films 1934-1939 (The Gay Divorce, Top Hat).
1906-1990, El Reno.
TV actor (Wells Fargo, Dynasty, J.J. Starbuck).
columnist, political commentary. Also starred in 43
actor, TV host (Laugh-In), Beggs, July 22,
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
actor (Knott's Landing, Dallas), Oklahoma
City, June 23, 1946.
actor (Dances with Wolves, Geronino),
Nofire Hollow, Dec. 17, 1947.
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.]
last of the studio contract players (The
Hallelujah Trail), Oct. 13, 1942, Oklahoma City.
actress (The Firm, Waterworld), Tulsa,
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.
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.
actor (Pete Nolan on Rawhide),
Erick, April 10, 1921.
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Native American storyteller, proclaimed Oklahoma's first
State Treasure. Tishomingo, 1895-1995.
William Bernhardt, novelist,
thrillers. Midwest City (?).
75 books (Brad Smith series). Norman. (?)
*Daniel J. Boorstin*,
Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Raised in Tulsa.
Prolific sci-fi award-winning author, Hugo, Nebula, Born
1942, St. Louis, Univ. of Okla. graduate, resides in
Okla. Professional Writer's Hall of Fame. Cushing, 1940.
considered the "First Lady of Oklahoma History". Moved
to Marshall, when 9 years old. 1890-1988.
Ralph Ellison. National Book
(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.
Cherokee poet. 1927-1997, Oklahoma City.
mystery suspense author, Pawnee.
Raven (Lynn Davis) Hail.
Prolific writer. Washington County, 1921.
poet, author. Tulsa, 1951.
Carolyn Hart, award-winning
mystery writer. Oklahoma City.
Paul Harvey, journalist, radio, (The Rest of the Story).
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
Award-winning author (Rifles for Watie). Apr. 8,
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.
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
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.
Director, Univ. of Okla. Press, 1938-1967. Born Idaho,
N. Scott Momaday, 1969 Pullitzer Prize, fiction (House Made of Dawn).
journalist, author of 4 bestsellers, TV producer 30
emmys, 240 hours Public Affairs television, June 6,
*Dian Curtis Regan*.
Member Oklahoma Professional Writers' Hall of Fame. Born
Colorado Springs, now resides in Edmond.
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
Will Rogers, humorist,
columnist, political commentary. Also starred in 43
movies. Oologah, 1879-1935.
- Cliff Taulbert
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).
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