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

List people range from David H. Hickey to Joy Garrett.

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

Leighton Meester is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Leighton Meester age 30 - Leighton Marissa Meester is an American actress and singer. Meester starred as Blair Waldorf on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl. She has also appeared in the 2010 country drama film ...more

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Larry Hagman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Larry Hagman Died at 81 (1931-2012) - Larry Martin Hagman was an American film and television actor best known for playing ruthless oil baron J. R. Ewing in the 1980s prime time television soap opera Dallas, and befuddled astronaut ...more

Hunter Tylo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Hunter Tylo age 54 - Hunter Tylo is an American actress, author and former model. She is best known for her role as Dr. Taylor Hayes on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Bill Paxton age 61 - William "Bill" Paxton is an American actor and film director. He gained popularity after starring in a number of films, including Apollo 13, Weird Science, Twister, Aliens, True Lies, ...more

Mark David Chapman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Mark David Chapman age 61 - Mark David Chapman is an American prison inmate who pleaded guilty to murdering John Lennon on December 8, 1980. Chapman shot Lennon outside The Dakota apartment building in New York City. ...more

Patricia Highsmith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Patricia Highsmith Died at 74 (1921-1995) - Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist and short story writer, most widely known for her psychological thrillers, which led to more than two dozen film adaptations. Her first novel, ...more

Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Wayman Tisdale Died at 45 (1964-2009) - Wayman Lawrence Tisdale was an American professional basketball player in the NBA and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma, he was elected to the ...more

George Eads is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
George Eads age 48 - George Coleman Eads III, is an American actor, best known for his role as Nick Stokes on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. On November 25, 2014, it was announced that Eads ...more

Don Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Don Curry age 55 - Don "D.C." Curry is an African-American actor and stand-up comedian. He is best known for starring as Craig's sex-crazed Uncle Elroy Jones in Next Friday and Friday After Next and for ...more

Carlson Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Carlson Young age 26

Joe Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Joe Barnes age 65 - P Joe Barnes was an all-star quarterback in the Canadian Football League.

Jon-Marc McDonald is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Jon-Marc McDonald age 40 - Jon-Marc McDonald is an American-born blogger, publicist, political activist, and baker. McDonald gained national attention when, at the age of 21, he simultaneously came out of the closet as a ...more

Ray Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Ray Brown age 66 - Raymond Madison Brown is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

Robert Swenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Robert Swenson Died at 40 (1957-1997) - Robert Alexander "Jeep" Swenson, Jr. was an American professional wrestler, stuntman, and actor.

Adrienne Ames is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Adrienne Ames Died at 40 (1907-1947) - Adrienne Ames was an American film actress.

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Keith Alcorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Keith Alcorn age 60 - Keith Alcorn is a film and television director, film television producer, screenwriter, film score composer and voice actor.

Townes Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Townes Van Zandt Died at 53 (1944-1997) - John Townes Van Zandt I, best known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American singer-songwriter. Many of his songs, including "If I Needed You" and "To Live Is to Fly", are ...more

Judy Graubart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Judy Graubart age 73 - Esther Judith "Judy" Graubart is an American actress and comedian. She is best remembered for being a regular cast member of The Electric Company, the revolutionary children's show ...more

Joe Don Looney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Joe Don Looney Died at 46 (1942-1988) - Joe Don Looney was an American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Baltimore Colts, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, and the New Orleans Saints. He ...more

Carol Berg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Carol Berg age 69 - Carol Berg is the author of several fantasy novels, including the books from the Rai-Kirah series, Song of the Beast, the books from The Bridge of D'Arnath series, and the Lighthouse novels. In ...more

Martha Wells is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Martha Wells age 51 - Martha Wells is an American speculative fiction writer.

M. E. Bradford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
M. E. Bradford Died at 59 (1934-1993) - Melvin E. "Mel" Bradford was a conservative political commentator and professor of literature at the University of Dallas. Bradford is seen as a leading figure of the paleoconservative ...more

Giles McCrary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Giles McCrary Died at 92 (1919-2011) - Giles Connell McCrary, Sr., was a self-employed oil operator, investor, art collector, rancher, and the owner of the OS Museum in Post, the seat of Garza County, southeast of Lubbock on the ...more

John Thomas Lenox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
John Thomas Lenox Died at 50 (1946-1996) - John Thomas Lenox was a film director and a film producer.

Jeana Yeager is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Jeana Yeager age 63 - Jeana Yeager is an American aviator. She co-piloted, along with Dick Rutan, the first non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in the Rutan Voyager aircraft from December 14 to 23, 1986. ...more

Jack Boynton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Jack Boynton Died at 82 (1928-2010) - Jack Boynton was an American artist.

James McMurtry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
James McMurtry age 55 - James McMurtry is an American rock and folk-rock/americana singer, songwriter, guitarist, bandleader and occasional actor. He performs with veteran bandmates Daren Hess, Cornbread, and Tim Holt. ...more

Bill Luckett is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Bill Luckett age 69 - William Oliver “Bill” Luckett is an American businessman, attorney, and former candidate in the Mississippi gubernatorial election, 2011. In January 2013, Luckett announced he would run for ...more

George H. O'Brien, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
George H. O'Brien, Jr. Died at 79 (1926-2005) - George Herman O'Brien, Jr. was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the Medal of Honor, the United States's highest military decoration, for his actions during the Korean War.

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Francis Cherry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Francis Cherry Died at 57 (1908-1965) - Francis Adams Cherry, Sr., was the 35th governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas, elected as a Democrat for a single two-year term from 1953 to 1955.

Jim Marrs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Jim Marrs age 72 - Jim Marrs is an American former newspaper journalist and New York Times best-selling author of books and articles on a wide range of alleged cover ups and conspiracies. Marrs is a prominent ...more

Ernest Istook is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Ernest Istook age 65 - Ernest James Istook Jr. is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. He held his congressional seat for 14 years, ...more

Lou Ann Barton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Lou Ann Barton age 63 - Lou Ann Barton is an American blues singer based in Austin, Texas since the 1970s.

Richard E. Turley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Richard E. Turley, Jr. age 61 - Richard Eyring "Rick" Turley, Jr. is an American historian and genealogist, and the Assistant Church Historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Lucian Perkins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Lucian Perkins age 64 - Lucian Perkins is an award-winning American photojournalist, who is best known for covering a number of controversial conflicts with profound compassion for his photograph's subjects, including ...more

Ron Clark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Ron Clark age 74 - Ronald Bruce Clark is an American Major League Baseball third baseman, shortstop, and second baseman. He played for the Minnesota Twins, Seattle Pilots, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, and ...more

Donald Curry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Donald Curry age 54 - Donald Curry is a retired boxer from Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Nicknamed the "Lone Star Cobra," Curry was the undisputed world welterweight champion and the WBC super

Jonah Marsh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Jonah Marsh age 45 - Jonah Marsh is an actress.

Gene Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Gene Hatcher age 57 - Ronald Hatcher Jr., better known as "Gene Hatcher," is a former boxer who was world light welterweight champion. His nickname was "Mad Dog."

Tom Schieffer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Tom Schieffer age 69 - John Thomas "Tom" Schieffer is an American diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2001 to 2005 and as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2005 to 2009. He is the founder ...more

Patricia Blair is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Patricia Blair Died at 80 (1933-2013) - Patricia Blair was an American television and film actress, primarily on 1950s and 1960s television. She is best known as Rebecca Boone in all six seasons of NBC's Daniel Boone, with co-stars ...more

Yvonne Chouteau is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Yvonne Chouteau age 88 - Myra Yvonne Chouteau is one of the "Five Moons" or Native prima ballerinas of Oklahoma. In 1962, she and her husband, Miguel Terekhov, founded the first fully accredited university ...more

Scott Hairston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Scott Hairston age 36 - Scott Alexander Hairston is an American professional baseball player who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, Oakland ...more

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Jack Brewer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Jack Brewer age 38 - Jack Brewer was born on January 8, 1979, in Ft. Worth, TX and raised in Grapevine, TX . He attended Grapevine High School where he was a top student, All-State athlete and record setter in ...more

John Cassaday is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
John Cassaday age 44 - John Cassaday is an American comic book artist and writer, known for his work on Planetary, Astonishing X-Men and Captain America.

Mike Baab is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Mike Baab age 56 - Michael James Baab is a former American football center who played eleven seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the Cleveland Browns.

Tom Runnels is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Tom Runnels Died at 78 (1934-2012) - Melvin Thomas Runnels was an American football halfback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of North Texas and was drafted ...more

Hunter Haas is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Hunter Haas age 39 - Hunter Haas is an American professional golfer. Haas was born in Fort Worth, Texas. He won the 1999 U.S. Amateur Public Links. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and turned ...more

Daniele Alexander is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Daniele Alexander age 62 - Daniele Alexander is an American country music singer. She began her career as a teenager, performing jazz initially before moving to Las Vegas, Nevada to sing in casinos. She also charted in ...more

Oliver Miller is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Oliver Miller age 47 - Oliver J. Miller is an American retired professional basketball player.