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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 Idahoans have played distinctive roles.

Born in Idaho

Famous Idahoans
Name Born / Died Place
Terrel Howard Bell
Educator, Secretary of Education
Born: November 11, 1921 Lava Hot Springs
Died: June 22, 1996 Salt Lake City, Utah
Ezra Taft Benson
Politician, Church leader
Born: August 4, 1899 Whitney
Died: May 30, 1994 Salt Lake City, Utah
Ronee Blakley
Actress, Singer, Composer
Born: August 24, 1945 Caldwell
Died:    
John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum
Painter, Sculptor
Born: March 25, 1867 St. Charles
Died: March 6, 1941 Chicago, Ill.
Colonel Gregory "Pappy" Boyington
World War II Marine pilot
Born: December 4, 1912 Coeur d'Alene
Died: January 11, 1988 Fresno, Calif.
Carol Ryrie Brink
Author
Born: December 28, 1895 Moscow
Died: August 15, 1981 La Jolla, Calif.
Frank Forrester Church III
Politician
Born: July 25, 1924 Boise
Died: April 7, 1984 Bethesda, Md.
Gloria Dickson (Thais Alalia Dickerson)
Actress
Born: August 13, 1917 Pocatello
Died: April 10, 1945 Los Angeles, Calif.
Lillian Marie Bounds Disney
Wife of Walt Disney
Born: February 15, 1899 Spaulding
Died: December 16, 1997 West Los Angeles, Calif.
Adam Joshua "A.J." Feeley
Football player
Born: May 16, 1977 Caldwell
Died:    
William Mark Felt Sr.
FBI agent, Watergate whistleblower
Born: August 17, 1913 Twin Falls
Died:    
Vardis Alvero Fisher
Writer
Born: March 31, 1895 Annis
Died: July 9, 1968 Hagerman
Joseph R. Garry
School teacher, Tribal elder
Born: March 8, 1910 Coeur d'Alene Reservation
Died: December 31, 1975 Spokane, Wash.
Jordan Alan Gross
Football player
Born: July 20, 1980 Fruitland
Died:    
Harmon Clayton Killebrew
Baseball player
Born: June 29, 1936 Payette
Died:    
Vance Aaron Law
Baseball player, Coach
Born: October 1, 1956 Boise
Died:    
Vernon Sanders Law
Baseball player
Born: March 12, 1930 Meridian
Died:    
Doug Martsch
Musician, Singer
Born:   Boise
Died:    
Patrick F. McManus
Writer, Humorist
Born: August 24, 1933 Sandpoint
Died:    
Robert Samuel "Rob" Morris
Football player
Born: January 18, 1975 Nampa
Died:    
Cody Pickett
Football player
Born: June 30, 1980 Caldwell
Died:    
Jason "Jake" Steven Plummer
Football player
Born: December 19, 1974 Boise
Died:    
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound
Poet
Born: October 30, 1885 Hailey
Died: November 1, 1972 Venice, Italy
Marjorie Reynolds (Marjorie Goodspeed)
Actress
Born: August 12, 1917 Buhl
Died: February 1, 1997 Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Sacajawea
Indian guide
Born: c. 1790 Near Tendoy
Died: December 20, 1812 North Ohaha, Neb.
Jill Seaman
Physician (Medecins Sans Frontieres)
Born:   Moscow
Died:    
Gary Lynn Stevens
Jockey
Born: March 6, 1963 Caldwell
Died:    
Picabo Street
Skier
Born: April 3, 1971 Triumph
Died:    
Cecil Whitaker "Ted" Trueblood
Outdoors writer, Conservationist
Born: June 26, 1913 Boise
Died: September 12, 1982  
Lana Turner (Julia Jean Mildred Frances Turner)
Actress
Born: February 8, 1921 Wallace
Died: June 29, 1995 Los Angeles, Calif.
Wayne Harrison Walker
Football player, Sports broadcaster
Born: September 30, 1936 Boise
Died:    
Lawrence Frank "Larry" Wilson
Football player
Born: May 24, 1938 Rigby
Died:    


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