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Arkansas

People

Every state of the Union has given birth to people who have left a lasting impression on our history and culture. The following native Arkansans have played distinctive roles.

Born in Arkansas

Famous Arkansans
Name Born / Died Place
Max H. Aronson (Gilbert M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson)
Actor, Director, Writer, Producer
Born: March 21, 1880 Little Rock
Died: January 20, 1971 Woodland Hills, Calif.
Helen Gurley Brown
Author, Publisher, Business woman
Born: February 18, 1922 Green Forest
Died:    
Glen Campbell
Singer, Songwriter
Born: April 22, 1936 Delight
Died:    
William "Bill" Arthur Carr
Olympic athlete
Born: October 24, 1909 Pine Bluff
Died: January 14, 1966 Tokyo, Japan
J.R. (Johnny) Cash
Singer, Songwriter
Born: February 26, 1932 Kingsland
Died: September 12, 2003 Nashville, Tenn.
William Jefferson (Clinton) Blythe III
President
Born: August 19, 1946 Hope
Died:    
Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean
Baseball player
Born: January 16, 1910 Lucas
Died: July 17, 1974 Reno, Nev.
Orval Eugene Faubus
Politician, Governor of Arkansas
Born: January 7, 1910 Near Coombs
Died: December 14, 1994 Huntsville
John Gould Fletcher
Poet
Born: January 3, 1886 Little Rock
Died: May 20, 1950 Little Rock
John Grisham, Jr.
Author
Born: February 8, 1955 Jonesboro
Died:    
Louis Clark "Lou" Brock
Baseball player
Born: June 18, 1939 El Dorado
Died:    
Paul William "Bear" Bryant
Football coach
Born: September 11, 1913 Moro Bottom
Died: January 26, 1983 Tuscaloosa, Ala.
John Harold Johnson
Publisher
Born: January 19, 1918 Arkansas City
Died: August 8, 2005 Chicago, Ill.
Alan Walbridge Ladd, Jr.
Actor
Born: September 3, 1913 Hot Springs
Died: January 29, 1964 Palm Springs, Calif.
Douglas MacArthur
U.S. Army General
Born: January 26, 1880 Little Rock
Died: April 5, 1964 Washington, D.C.
Tessie Jean Washam (Tess Harper)
Actress
Born: August 15, 1950 Mammoth Spring
Died:    
Scottie Maurice Pippen
Basketball player
Born: September 25, 1965 Hamburg
Died:    
Richard Ewing (Dick) Powell
Singer, Actor, Producer, Director
Born: November 14, 1904 Mountain View
Died: January 2, 1963 West Los Angeles, Calif.
Sarasen
Last Quapaw Chief
Born: 1735 Arkansas
Died: 1832 Buried in Pine Bluff
Mary Steenburgen
Actress
Born: February 8, 1953 Newport
Died:    
Edward Durell Stone
Architect
Born: March 9, 1902 Fayetteville
Died: August 6, 1978 New York, N.Y.
Billy Bob Thornton
Screenwriter, Actor,
Born: August 4, 1955 Hot Springs
Died:    


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