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List of famous people from Indiana, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Indiana, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Indiana you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Indiana, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Patricia Robertson and James Stewart.

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Renée Fleming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Renée Fleming age 58 - Renée Fleming is an American opera singer and soprano whose repertoire encompasses Richard Strauss, Mozart, Handel, bel canto, lieder, French opera and chansons, jazz and indie rock. ...more

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Tawni O'Dell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Tawni O'Dell age 53 - Tawni O'Dell is an American novelist. Born and raised in Indiana, Pennsylvania, United States, she graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism. She lived for many years in ...more

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Rob Drake is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Rob Drake age 46 - Robert Paul Drake is an umpire in Major League Baseball. He wears number 30. He was named to the Major League staff in 2010.

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Kevin Casselman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Kevin Casselman Died at 68 (1925-1993) - Kevin Casselman is a film producer.

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Nathan Udall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Nathan Udall age 33 - Nathan Udall is an actor.

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Indiana
James Stewart Died at 89 (1908-1997) - James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more

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Edward Abbey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Edward Abbey Died at 62 (1927-1989) - Edward Paul Abbey was an American author and essayist noted for his advocacy of environmental issues, criticism of public land policies, and anarchist political views. His best-known works ...more

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Patricia Robertson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patricia Robertson Died at 38 (1963-2001) - Patricia Consolatrix Hilliard Robertson was an American physician and a NASA astronaut.

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Paul Bollen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Paul Bollen Died at 65 (1940-2005) - Paul Bollen was an actor.

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V.L. Barnes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Indiana
V.L. Barnes Died at 79 (1870-1949) - V.L. Barnes is an actor.

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Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr. Died at 77 (1924-2001) - Patrick J. Stapleton is a former Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate.

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Jack Sonni is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Jack Sonni age 61 - Jack Sonni is a writer, musician and former marketing executive best known as "the other guitarist" in Dire Straits during the band's Brothers in Arms era.

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Alexander Wilson Taylor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Alexander Wilson Taylor Died at 78 (1815-1893) - Alexander Wilson Taylor was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Alexander W. Taylor was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He pursued classical studies, ...more

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Harry White is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Harry White Died at 86 (1834-1920) - Harry White was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Jim Nance is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Jim Nance Died at 50 (1942-1992) - James Solomon "Big Jim" Nance was an American collegiate and Professional Football fullback with the Boston Patriots during their days in the American Football League. He was inducted ...more

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Samuel Steel Blair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Samuel Steel Blair Died at 69 (1821-1890) - Samuel Steel Blair was a Republican United States Representative from Pennsylvania. Born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, he attended the public schools and graduated from Jefferson College, ...more

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Patricia Henley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patricia Henley age 68 - Patricia Henley is a writer and novelist.

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Lawson Fiscus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Lawson Fiscus Died at 83 (1866-1949) - Ira Lawson Fiscus was one of the first professional football players. He attended Princeton University, where his outstanding play at offensive guard earned him the title Samson of Princeton, ...more

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Steve Wheatcroft is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Steve Wheatcroft age 37 - Steve Wheatcroft is an American professional golfer. Wheatcroft was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania, grew up in Washington, Pennsylvania, and attended Indiana University earning a degree in Sports ...more

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Robert Dick Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Robert Dick Wilson Died at 74 (1856-1930) - Robert Dick Wilson was an American linguist and Presbyterian scholar who devoted his life to prove the reliability of the Hebrew Bible. In his quest to determine the accuracy of the original ...more

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Chris Kuzneski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Chris Kuzneski age 47 - Chris Kuzneski is a New York Times bestselling American author. His books have been translated into more than 20 languages and have been published in more than 40 countries. His works have also ...more

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Terry Buterbaugh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Terry Buterbaugh age 35 - Terry Buterbaugh is an American boxer in the Light Welterweight division.

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Andy Voils is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Andy Voils age 35 - Andy Voils is an actor.

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Dennis Douds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Dennis Douds age 74 - Dennis "Denny" Douds is an American football coach and former player. He has been a football coach at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania since 1966 and the head football coach ...more

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Michael Ryan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Michael Ryan age 38 - Michael Sean Ryan is a former American professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins organization in 5th round of the 1996 Major League ...more

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Casey Haines is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Casey Haines age 29 - Casey Haines is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent. He most recently played for the Fife Flyers of the Elite Ice Hockey League.

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Patrick J. Stapleton III is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Patrick J. Stapleton III Patrick J. Stapleton III is a member of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, a position he has held since Governor Tom Ridge appointed him to the Board in June 1997. He was reconfirmed by ...more

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Mel Hankinson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Mel Hankinson age 72 - Mel Hankinson is a men's basketball coach and author. Hankinson has written a number of books and starred in videos on techniques for coaching basketball. Hankinson spent over three decades ...more

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Henderson C. Howard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Henderson C. Howard Died at 80 (1839-1919) - Henderson Calvin Howard was a Union Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Peninsular Campaign of 1862.

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Ross Fiscus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Ross Fiscus Died at 80 (1870-1950) - William Ross Fiscus was an early professional football player and coach in the United States. He was one of the first pro players on record.

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Brandon Peoples is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Indiana
Brandon Peoples age 22 - Brandon Peoples is an American Football running back for the Wagner Seahawks.