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Famous People From Fort Worth

Updated June 8, 2017 10.9k views531 items

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.
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  • Leighton Meester is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Larry Hagman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Larry Hagman

    Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012) was an American film and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hunter Tylo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Hunter Tylo (born Deborah Jo Hunter, July 3, 1962) is an American actress, author and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Mark David Chapman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Mark David Chapman (born May 10, 1955) is an American criminal who murdered English musician... more on Wikipedia

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  • Patricia Highsmith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Patricia Highsmith

    Dec. at 74 (1921-1995)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American novelist and short... more on Wikipedia

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  • Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Wayman Tisdale

    Dec. at 45 (1964-2009)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • George Eads is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    George Eads III (born March 1, 1967), is an American actor, known for his role as Nick Stokes... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Don Curry

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    Don Curry (born September 7, 1957) is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • Carlson Young is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Carlson Elizabeth Young (born October 29, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for her... more on Wikipedia
  • Joe Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Joe Barnes

    Age: 68

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Joe Barnes (born December 18, 1951) was an all-star quarterback in the Canadian Football... more on Wikipedia
  • Jon-Marc McDonald is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Jon-Marc McDonald (born September 20, 1976) is an American-born writer, playwright, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ray Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Ray Brown

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Raymond Madison Brown (born January 12, 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Swenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Robert Swenson

    Dec. at 40 (1957-1997)
    Robert Alexander Swenson Jr. (January 5, 1957 – August 18, 1997) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Adrienne Ames is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Adrienne Ames

    Dec. at 40 (1907-1947)

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    Adrienne Ames (born Ruth Adrienne McClure; August 3, 1907 – May 31, 1947) was an American film... more on Wikipedia
  • Keith Alcorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Keith Alcorn is a film and television director, film television producer, screenwriter, film...
  • Townes Van Zandt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Townes Van Zandt

    Dec. at 53 (1944-1997)

    BirthplaceTexas, Fort Worth, USA

    John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), better known as Townes Van Zandt, was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Judy Graubart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    Esther Judith Graubart (born October 5, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American actress and... more on Wikipedia
  • Joe Don Looney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Joe Don Looney

    Age: Died at 46 (1942-1988)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Joe Don Looney (October 10, 1942 – September 24, 1988) was an American football running back... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carol Berg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Carol Berg

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Carol Berg is the author of several fantasy novels, including the books from the Rai-Kirah... more on Wikipedia
  • Martha Wells is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Martha Wells (born September 1, 1964) is an American writer of speculative fiction. She has... more on Wikipedia
  • M. E. Bradford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    M. E. Bradford

    Dec. at 59 (1934-1993)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Melvin E. "Mel" Bradford was a conservative political commentator and professor of literature... more on Wikipedia
  • Giles McCrary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    Giles McCrary

    Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

    BirthplaceTexas, Tarrant County, Area codes 682 and 817, Denton County, Contiguous United States

    Giles Connell McCrary, Sr. (November 5, 1919 – October 30, 2011), was a self-employed oil... more on Wikipedia
  • John Thomas Lenox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth

    John Thomas Lenox

    Dec. at 50 (1946-1996)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    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

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Jeana Lee Yeager is an American aviator. She co-piloted, along with Dick Rutan, the first... more on Wikipedia
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