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Famous People From Fort Worth

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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
Age: 32

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Leighton Marissa Meester (born April 9, 1986) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She is best known for her starring role as the devious socialite Blair Waldorf on teen drama ...more

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Larry Hagman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 81 (1931-2012)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Larry Martin Hagman (September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012) was an American film and television actor, director and producer best known for playing ruthless oil baron J.R. Ewing in the 1970s ...more

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Hunter Tylo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 56

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Hunter Tylo (born Deborah Jo Hunter, July 3, 1962) is an American actress, author and former model. She is best known for her role as Taylor Hayes (1990–2002, 2004, 2005–13, 2014, 2018–) on The ...more

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Bill Paxton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 63

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

William Paxton (May 17, 1955 – February 25, 2017) was an American actor and director. He appeared in films such as The Terminator (1984), Commando (1985), Weird Science (1985), Aliens (1986), ...more

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Mark David Chapman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 63

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Mark David Chapman (born May 10, 1955) is an American criminal who murdered English musician John Lennon, formerly of the Beatles, on December 8, 1980 outside Lennon's residence at the Dakota ...more

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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)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Patricia Highsmith (January 19, 1921 – February 4, 1995) was an American novelist and short story writer best known for her psychological thrillers, including her series of five novels featuring ...more

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Wayman Tisdale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 45 (1964-2009)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Wayman Lawrence Tisdale (June 9, 1964 – May 15, 2009) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time ...more

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George Eads is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 51

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

George Eads III (born March 1, 1967), is an American actor, known for his role as Nick Stokes on the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. On November 25, 2014, it was announced that ...more

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Don Curry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 57

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Don Curry (born September 7, 1957) is an 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
Age: 28

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Carlson Elizabeth Young (born October 29, 1990) is an American actress. She is known for her roles on Disney Channel's As the Bell Rings, the film Premature, Comedy Central's Key & Peele, ...more
Joe Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 67

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Joe Barnes (born December 18, 1951) 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
Age: 42

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Jon-Marc McDonald (born September 20, 1976) is an American-born writer, playwright, and political activist. McDonald gained national attention when, at the age of 21, he simultaneously came out ...more
Ray Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Ray Brown Age: 70

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Raymond Madison Brown (born January 12, 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round ...more
Robert Swenson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 40 (1957-1997)
Robert Alexander Swenson Jr. (January 5, 1957 – August 18, 1997) was an American professional wrestler, stuntman and actor.
Adrienne Ames is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 40 (1907-1947)

Birthplace: Texas, Fort Worth, USA

Adrienne Ames (born Ruth Adrienne McClure; August 3, 1907 – May 31, 1947) was an American film actress. Early in her career she was known as Adrienne Truex.
Keith Alcorn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 62

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

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
Dec. at 53 (1944-1997)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

John Townes Van Zandt (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), better known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American singer-songwriter. He wrote numerous songs, such as "Pancho and Lefty", ...more

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Judy Graubart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 75

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Esther Judith Graubart (born October 5, 1943 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American actress and comedian. She is best remembered for being a regular cast member of The Electric Company, the ...more
Joe Don Looney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: Died at 46 (1942-1988)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Joe Don Looney (October 10, 1942 – September 24, 1988) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Baltimore Colts, Detroit Lions, Washington ...more

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Carol Berg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Age: 71

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

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
Age: 54

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Martha Wells (born September 1, 1964) is an American writer of speculative fiction. She has published a number of fantasy novels, young adult novels, media tie-ins, short stories, and nonfiction ...more
M. E. Bradford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
Dec. at 59 (1934-1993)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

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
Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

Birthplace: Texas, Tarrant County, Area codes 682 and 817, Denton County, Contiguous United States, + more

Giles Connell McCrary, Sr. (November 5, 1919 – October 30, 2011), was a self-employed oil operator, investor, art collector, rancher, and the owner of the OS Museum in Post, the seat of Garza ...more
John Thomas Lenox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Fort Worth
John Thomas Lenox Dec. at 50 (1946-1996)

Birthplace: Fort 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
Age: 66

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Jeana Lee 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, ...more