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Famous People From Missouri

Updated April 1, 2019 22.9k views1.0k items

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different people like James E. Stowers and George Hearn.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Missouri?" or "Which celebrities were born in Missouri?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • Ed Asner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Ed Asner

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    Yitzhak Edward Asner (; born November 15, 1929) is an American actor, voice actor and a former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kevin Kline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American actor and singer. He has won an... more on Wikipedia
  • Kimora Lee Simmons is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Kimora Lee Leissner (née Perkins, formerly Simmons; born May 4, 1975), known professionally as... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceFlat Creek Township, Missouri, United States of America

    Donald Wayne Johnson (born December 15, 1949) is an American actor, producer, director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ginger Rogers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Ginger Rogers

    Dec. at 84 (1911-1995)

    BirthplaceIndependence, Missouri, United States of America

    Ginger Rogers (born Virginia Katherine McMath; July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Goodman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    John Stephen Goodman (born June 20, 1952) is an American actor and voice artist. Early in his... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jean Harlow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Jean Harlow

    Dec. at 26 (1911-1937)

    BirthplaceKansas City, USA, Missouri

    Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Huston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    John Huston

    Dec. at 81 (1906-1987)

    BirthplaceNevada, Missouri, United States of America

    John Marcellus Huston (; August 5, 1906 – August 28, 1987) was an American film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Don Cheadle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. (; born November 29, 1964) is an American actor, author, director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Maya Angelou

    Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Maya Angelou ( (listen); born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cedric the Entertainer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceUSA, Jefferson City, Missouri

    Cedric Antonio Kyles (born April 24, 1964), better known by his stage name Cedric the... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Robert Altman

    Dec. at 81 (1925-2006)

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    Robert Bernard Altman (; February 20, 1925 – November 20, 2006) was an American film director,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Akon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Akon

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (; born April 16, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Langston Hughes

    Dec. at 65 (1902-1967)

    BirthplaceNewton County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Jasper County

    James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social... more on Wikipedia

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  • Andy Cohen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Andy Cohen

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Andrew Joseph Cohen (born June 2, 1968) is an American radio and television talk show host,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Yogi Berra is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Yogi Berra

    Age: 95

    BirthplaceThe Hill, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra (May 12, 1925 – September 22, 2015) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • Phyllis Schlafly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Phyllis Stewart Schlafly (; born Phyllis McAlpin Stewart; August 15, 1924 – September 5, 2016)... more on Wikipedia
  • Kevin Nealon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Kevin Nealon (; born November 18, 1953) is an American comedian and actor. He was a cast... more on Wikipedia

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  • James Earl Ray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    James Earl Ray

    Dec. at 70 (1928-1998)

    BirthplaceAlton, Illinois

    James Earl Ray (March 10, 1928 – April 23, 1998) was an American fugitive and felon convicted... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jessica Capshaw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceColumbia, Missouri, United States of America

    Jessica Brooke Capshaw Gavigan (born August 9, 1976) is an American actress. She is known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dick Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Dick Williams

    Dec. at 82 (1929-2011)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Richard Hirschfeld Williams (May 7, 1929 – July 7, 2011) was an American left fielder, third... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pooja Kumar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    Pooja Kumar is an Indo-American actress known for her work in Indian films. After winning the... more on Wikipedia
  • George Poage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    George Poage

    Dec. at 82 (1880-1962)

    BirthplaceHannibal, Missouri

    George Coleman Poage (November 6, 1880 – April 11, 1962) was the first African-American... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Guillaume is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Missouri

    Robert Guillaume

    Age: 92

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an... more on Wikipedia

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