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List of famous people from Arkansas, 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 Arkansas, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Arkansas 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 Arkansas, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

Everything from Hayes McClerkin to John Kohlbrenner is included on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Arkansas?" or "Which celebrities were born in Arkansas?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Mike Huckabee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 63
Michael Dale "Mike" Huckabee is an American politician who served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas. He was a candidate in the 2008 United States Republican presidential primaries, ...more
Bridget Hall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 41
Bridget Hall is an American model. Hall was born in Springdale, Arkansas. At the age of 10 she was modeling in Dallas, Texas. At this time she was living in the suburb of Farmers Branch, where ...more
Douglas MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 84 (1880-1964)
Douglas MacArthur was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the ...more
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 60
Mark Anthony Martin is an inactive American stock car racing driver. He last drove the No. 14 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet SS in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on an interim basis until car owner ...more
Alice Walton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 69
Alice Louise Walton is an American heiress to the fortune of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. She is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and Helen Walton, and sister of S. Robson Walton and Jim ...more
Joey Lauren Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 51
Joely Adams is an actress.
Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 88
Henry Ross Perot is an American businessman best known for being an independent presidential candidate in 1992 and the Reform party presidential candidate in 1996. Perot founded Electronic Data ...more
Sheryl Underwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 55
Sheryl Underwood is an American comedian, actress and television host. She is currently a panelist on the daytime chat show The Talk on CBS since 2011.
Alan Ladd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 51 (1913-1964)
Alan Walbridge Ladd was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd found success in film the 1940s and early 1950s, particularly in Westerns and film noirs where he was often ...more
Georgia Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 30
Georgia Jones (born April 4, 1988 in Fort Smith, Arkansas) is an American pornographic actress and adult model.
Helen Gurley Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 90 (1922-2012)
Helen Gurley Brown was an American author, publisher, and businesswoman. She was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years.
Jillian Grace is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 33
Jillian Grace appeared in the 2007 film The Comebacks.
Robert Nighthawk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 58 (1909-1967)
Robert Lee McCollum was an American blues musician, who played and recorded under the pseudonyms Robert Lee McCoy and Robert Nighthawk. He is the father of blues musician Sam Carr.
Dan Blocker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 44 (1928-1972)
Dan Blocker was an American television actor and Korean War veteran. He is best remembered for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the NBC western television series Bonanza.
Dizzy Dean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 64 (1910-1974)
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, also known as Jerome Herman Dean, was an American professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, ...more
Sid Vicious is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 58
Sidney Raymond "Sid" Eudy is an American professional wrestler. He is best known under the ring names Sid Vicious, Sid Justice, Sycho Sid or simply Sid and for his tenures in World ...more
Wilbur Mills is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 83 (1909-1992)
Wilbur Daigh Mills was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Arkansas. He was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the 1950s, 1960s, ...more
James Bridges is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 57 (1936-1993)
James Bridges was an American screenwriter and film director. Bridges was born in Paris, Arkansas. He got his start as a writer for Alfred Hitchcock Presents after catching the attention of ...more
Jim Bob Duggar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 53
James Robert "Jim Bob" Duggar is an American real estate agent, politician, and television personality on the reality series 19 Kids and Counting. He is a former state legislator who ...more
Smokie Norful is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 43
Rev. W.R. "Smokie" Norful, Jr. is an American gospel singer and pianist, best known for his 2002 album, I Need You Now and his 2004 release, Nothing Without You, which won a Grammy at ...more
Jason Moore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 48
Jason Moore is a film and a theater director.
Haki R. Madhubuti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 77
Haki R. Madhubuti is an African-American author, educator, and poet. Madhubuti is a much sought-after poet and lecturer, and has convened workshops and served as guest/keynote speaker at ...more
Clint Catalyst is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
age 47
Clint Catalyst is the nom de plume of an American author, actor, spoken word performer, and stylist. Catalyst has covered music, fashion, LGBT issues, and popular culture for magazines including ...more
Margot Adler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 68 (1946-2014)
Margot Susanna Adler was an American author, journalist, lecturer, Wiccan priestess, and New York correspondent for National Public Radio.
Mack Ray Edwards is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Arkansas
Dec. at 53 (1918-1971)
Mack Ray Edwards was an American serial killer. He murdered at least six children in Los Angeles County, California between 1953 and 1970.