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Famous People From Denver

Updated June 8, 2017 9.3k views760 items

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

List is made up of a variety of people, including Norm Rice and Ben Steele.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Denver?" or "Which celebrities were born in Denver?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Karl Rove

    Karl Rove

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceArea code 720, Colorado, Area code 303, Denver, Area codes 303 and 720

    Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant...  more

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  • AnnaSophia Robb

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    AnnaSophia Robb (born December 8, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and model. She began...  more

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  • Douglas Fairbanks

    Douglas Fairbanks

    Dec. at 56 (1883-1939)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Douglas Fairbanks (born Douglas Elton Thomas Ullman; May 23, 1883 – December 12, 1939) was an...  more

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  • Duane Lee  Chapman

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman Sr. (born February 2, 1953), better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter or...  more

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  • Jan-Michael Vincent

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Jan-Michael Vincent (July 15, 1944 – February 10, 2019) was an American actor. He was best...  more

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  • Ruth Handler

    Ruth Handler

    Dec. at 86 (1916-2002)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Ruth Marianna Handler (née Mosko; November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002) was an American...  more
  • Sierra Boggess

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Sierra Marjory Boggess (born May 20, 1982) is an American theater actress and singer. She is...  more
  • James Q. Wilson

    James Q. Wilson

    Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    James Quinn Wilson (May 27, 1931 – March 2, 2012) was an American conservative academic,...  more
  • Chauncey Billups

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Chauncey Ray Billups (born September 25, 1976) is retired American professional basketball...  more

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  • Michael Rupert

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Michael John Rupert (born October 23, 1951, Denver, Colorado) is an American actor, singer,...  more
  • Katherine Ann Power

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Katherine Ann Power (born January 25, 1949) is an American ex-convict and long-time fugitive,...  more
  • Donna Haraway

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Donna J. Haraway (born September 6, 1944) is an American Professor Emerita in the History of...  more
  • Mary Chase

    Mary Chase

    Dec. at 75 (1906-1981)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Mary Coyle Chase (born Mary Agnes McDonough Coyle; 25 February 1906 – 20 October 1981) was an...  more
  • Paul Whiteman

    Paul Whiteman

    Dec. at 77 (1890-1967)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Paul Samuel Whiteman (March 28, 1890 – December 29, 1967) was an American bandleader,...  more
  • Joseph C. Phillips

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Joseph Connor Phillips (born January 17, 1962) is an American actor, writer, and conservative...  more
  • Philip Bailey

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Philip James Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer,...  more

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  • Felix Vicious

    Felix Vicious

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

  • L. Neil Smith

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    L. Neil Smith should not be confused with J. Neil Schulman Lester Neil Smith III (born May...  more
  • Jack Gilbert Graham

    Jack Gilbert Graham

    Dec. at 25 (1932-1957)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    John "Jack" Gilbert Graham (January 23, 1932 – January 11, 1957) was an American mass...  more
  • Michael J. Anderson

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, USA

    Michael J. Anderson (born October 31, 1953) is an American actor known for his roles as The...  more
  • John M. Lounge

    John M. Lounge

    Dec. at 65 (1946-2011)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    John Michael "Mike" Lounge (June 28, 1946 – March 1, 2011) was an American engineer, a United...  more
  • Gene Fowler Jr.

    Gene Fowler Jr.

    Dec. at 81 (1917-1998)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Gene Fowler Jr. (27 May 1917 – 11 May 1998), the eldest son of journalist and author Gene...  more
  • John Eisenhower

    John Eisenhower

    Dec. at 91 (1922-2013)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower (August 3, 1922 – December 21, 2013) was a United States Army...  more
  • Gerald P. Carr

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Gerald Paul Carr (born August 22, 1932), (Col, USMC, Ret.), is an American mechanical and...  more
  • John Fante

    John Fante

    Dec. at 74 (1909-1983)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an American novelist, short story writer and...  more