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Famous People From Oklahoma

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

List is made up of many different people, including Jimmy Webb and St. Vincent.

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

    Brad Pitt

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceUSA, Shawnee, Oklahoma

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  • Ron Howard

    Ron Howard

    Age: 66

    BirthplaceDuncan, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Phil McGraw

    BirthplaceVinita, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Jeanne Tripplehorn

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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  • Kristin Chenoweth

    BirthplaceBroken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • James Marsden

    BirthplaceStillwater, USA, Oklahoma

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  • Elizabeth Warren

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • J.C. Watts

    J.C. Watts

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceEufaula, Oklahoma, USA

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  • Cornel West

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Taylor Armstrong

    BirthplaceIndependence, Kansas, United States of America

    Taylor Armstrong was born in Oklahoma and married husband Russel in 2005. The couple have a...  more
  • Hoda Kotb

    Hoda Kotb

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceNorman, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Jones

    Jennifer Jones

    Dec. at 90 (1919-2009)

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Mickey Mantle

    Mickey Mantle

    Dec. at 64 (1931-1995)

    BirthplaceSpavinaw, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and...  more

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  • S. Robson Walton

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

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  • Wes Welker

    Wes Welker

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

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  • Wahoo McDaniel

    Wahoo McDaniel

    Age: Died at 64 (1938-2002)

    BirthplaceBernice, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Anita Bryant

    BirthplaceUnited States, with Territories, Oklahoma, Osage County, Barnsdall

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  • Mae Young

    Mae Young

    Dec. at 91 (1923-2014)
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  • Thomas P. Stafford

    BirthplaceWeatherford, Oklahoma

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  • William R. Pogue

    William R. Pogue

    Dec. at 84 (1930-2014)

    BirthplaceOkemah, Oklahoma

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  • Jim Thorpe

    Jim Thorpe

    Age: Died at 65 (1888-1953)

    BirthplaceOklahoma, United States of America

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  • Vera Miles

    Vera Miles

    Age: 90

    BirthplaceBoise City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Rochelle Hudson

    Rochelle Hudson

    Dec. at 56 (1916-1972)

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Alfre Woodard

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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  • Blake Shelton

    BirthplaceAda, Oklahoma, United States of America

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