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

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Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dec. at 43 (1961-2004) Reginald Howard "Reggie" White was an American college and professional football player who was mostly a defensive end but also played some defensive tackle in the National Football ...more

Lady Bunny is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 55 The Lady Bunny is an American drag queen, nightclub DJ, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event. She has also released disco singles such as "Shame, Shame, Shame!" and ...more

Leslie Jordan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 62 Leslie Allen Jordan is an American actor and playwright from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Bessie Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dec. at 43 (1894-1937) Bessie Smith was an American blues singer. Nicknamed The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest ...more

Wayne White is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 61 Wayne White is an American artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator.

Rachel Boston is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 35 Rachel Elizabeth Boston is an American actress and producer. Boston had the leading roles in a number of independent films, and was regular cast member in the several television series. She ...more

Lori Petty is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 54 Lori Petty is an actress, film director and screenwriter.

Clyde Stubblefield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 74 Clyde Stubblefield is a drummer best known for his work with James Brown. Stubblefield's recordings with James Brown are considered to be some of the standard-bearers for funk drumming, ...more

Ishmael Reed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 80 Ishmael Scott Reed is an American poet, novelist, essayist, songwriter, playwright, editor and publisher. Reed is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture, and ...more

Yusef Lateef is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dec. at 93 (1920-2013) Yusef Abdul Lateef was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and educator for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community after his conversion to the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam in 1950. Although ...more

Chet Raymo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 81 Chet Raymo is a noted writer, educator and naturalist. He is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Stonehill College, in Easton, Massachusetts. His weekly newspaper column Science Musings appeared in ...more

Jimmy Blanton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dec. at 24 (1918-1942) Jimmie Blanton was an influential American jazz double bassist. Blanton is credited with being the originator of more complex pizzicato and arco bass solos in a jazz context than previous ...more

Adonis Shropshire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 40 Adonis Shropshire or Adonis for short, is an American songwriter and record producer. He has written and or produced singles including: Mariah Carey's "I Stay In Love", Usher Raymond's ...more

James B. Frazier, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dec. at 88 (1890-1978) James Beriah Frazier, Jr. was a U.S. Democratic politician.

Andy Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dec. at 69 (1902-1971) Andrew Cecil "Scrappy" Moore, Jr. was an American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Chattanooga, now the University of Tennessee at ...more

Lewis Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 61 Lewis Smith is an American actor.

Roscoe Tanner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 66 Roscoe Tanner is a former American professional tennis player, who turned pro in 1972 and reached a career high world singles ranking of World No. 4 on July 30, 1979. Tanner was famous for his ...more

Brett Rice is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 64 Brett Rice is an American actor.

Ben Curtis is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 37 Benjamin Bowmar Curtis, also known as the Dell Dude or Slacker Steve, is an American actor and former promoter for Dell Computers. Curtis was prominently featured in the popular "Dell ...more

Bill Brock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 87 William Emerson "Bill" Brock III is a former Republican United States senator from Tennessee, having served from 1971 to 1977. He is the grandson of William Emerson Brock I, who was a ...more

John Rathmell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
John Rathmell Dec. at 87 (1891-1978) John Rathmell was a screenwriter.

Joey Ray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dec. at 54 (1904-1958) Joey Ray was an actor.

Frank Bowman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Frank Bowman age 73 Frank Lee "Skip" Bowman a retired four-star Admiral, is the former Chief of Naval Personnel and former Director of Naval Nuclear Propulsion. In 2006, Bowman was made an Honorary Knight ...more

Bill Akers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dec. at 58 (1904-1962) William G. Akers, nicknamed Bump, was a Major League Baseball infielder who played four seasons with the Detroit Tigers and Boston Braves. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Akers played in 174 ...more

Anthony Roberts is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Anthony Roberts Dec. at 42 (1955-1997) Anthony Jerome Roberts was an American professional basketball for the Denver Nuggets and Washington Bullets in the National Basketball Association . He was selected in the first round as the ...more

LaMar Baker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
LaMar Baker Dec. at 88 (1915-2003) LaMar Baker was a Tennessee businessman and Republican political figure who served two terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1975. Earlier, he had been a member of ...more

Adam Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Adam Mitchell age 31 Adam Mitchell is an American professional golfer.

Rick Honeycutt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 63 Frederick Wayne "Rick" Honeycutt is the pitching coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Honeycutt was a left-handed pitcher for 6 different teams over 21 years from 1977 to 1997. He ...more

Adarius Bowman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 32 Adarius Bowman is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in 2008. ...more

Ray Moss is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Ray Moss Dec. at 97 (1901-1998) Raymond Earl Moss was a pitcher in Major League Baseball. He pitched from 1926 to 1931 with the Brooklyn Robins and Boston Braves.

Malcolm Mackey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 47 Malcolm Malik Mackey is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round of the 1993 NBA Draft. Mackey played only one season in the NBA ...more

Rodney Thompson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 38 Rodney Thompson is a game designer whose writing credits include numerous books for the Star Wars Roleplaying Game and the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game. He is the lead ...more

Dale Clevenger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 77 Dale Clevenger was the Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1966 until his retirement in June, 2013. Before joining the CSO, he was a member of Leopold Stokowski's American ...more

Grant Adcox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Grant Adcox Dec. at 39 (1950-1989) Herbert Grant Adcox was a stock car racing driver who died in a single-car accident in the 1989 Atlanta Journal 500 in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series.

Tony Nudo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Tony Nudo age 41 Tony Nudo is an actor.

John Spath is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
John Spath age 55 John Spath appeared in the 1991 film Slacker.

Robert L. Coffey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Robert L. Coffey Dec. at 31 (1918-1949) Robert Lewis Coffey, Jr. was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Kim Hixson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Kim Hixson age 60 Kim Hixson was a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 43rd Assembly District 2007-2011. He chaired the Colleges and Universities Committee and was a member ...more

Ed Westcott is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Ed Westcott age 96 James Edward Westcott is a photographer who worked for the U.S. government in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, during the Manhattan Project and the Cold War. As one of the few people permitted to have a ...more

Rashad Jones-Jennings is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Rashad Jones-Jennings age 33 Rashad Jamal Jones-Jennings is an American professional basketball player. He last played for Pioneros de Quintana Roo.

Josh Bullocks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 32 Josh Bullocks is an American football safety. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Nebraska. Bullocks has also been a ...more

Tony Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 35 Robert Anthony "Tony" Brown, Jr. is a former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football ...more

Bennie Wallace is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Bennie Wallace age 71 Bennie Wallace is an American post bop, swing music and jazz tenor saxophonist and composer born in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Frank Gibson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Frank Gibson age 37 Frank Gibson is a film producer.

Darrell Bridges is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Darrell Bridges age 23 Darrell Bridges is an American football running back for the Presbyterian Blue Hose.

Grace Neville is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Grace Neville Dec. at 75 (1898-1973) Grace Neville was a screenwriter.

S. David Freeman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
age 92 S. David Freeman is an American engineer, attorney, and author, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, who has had many key roles in energy policy. Freeman has been termed an "eco-pioneer" ...more

Orlando Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Orlando Lightfoot age 43 Orlando Lightfoot is a retired American professional basketball player whose international career spanned between 1994–95 and 2006–07. He is best known in the United States for his collegiate ...more

Dorin Seymour is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
Dorin Seymour Dorin Seymour is an actor.

John Newberg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Chattanooga
John Newberg John Newberg is an actor.