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Famous People From St. Louis

Updated October 19, 2018 61.5k views988 items

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

Larry Hughes and Pat Musick are only the beginning of the people on this list.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from St. Louis?" or "Which celebrities were born in St. Louis?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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  • BirthplaceCreve Coeur, St. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken (born July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri) is a United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and former Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a Ph.D in...  more
  • Joe Torry

    Age: 55

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Joseph Pierre "Joe" Torry (born September 28, 1965) is an American actor and comedian....  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Faye Marder Kellerman (born July 31, 1952) is an American writer of mystery novels, in particular the "Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus" series as well as three non-series books, The Quality of Mercy, Moon...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderFemale

    Kelly Stables (born January 26, 1978) is an American actress who has appeared on stage, as well as in film and television. She is known for her television roles, such as Melissa on Two and a Half...  more
  • Edward J. Hoffman

    Dec. at 62 (1942-2004)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Edward Joseph Hoffman (January 1, 1942 – July 1, 2004) helped invent the first human PET scanner, a commonly used whole-body scanning procedure for detecting diseases like cancer. Hoffman, with...  more
  • Otto Schmitt

    Dec. at 85 (1913-1998)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Otto Herbert Schmitt (April 6, 1913 – January 6, 1998) was an American inventor, engineer, and biophysicist known for his scientific contributions to biophysics and for establishing the field of...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderFemale

    Alternative NameAnnie Wersching

    Annie Wersching (born March 28, 1977) is an American actress known for her role as Renee Walker in the American television series 24....  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Colleen J. McElroy is an American poet, short story writer, editor, memoirist....  more
  • Sara Teasdale

    Dec. at 49 (1884-1933)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Sara Teasdale (August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933) was an American lyric poet. She was born Sarah Trevor Teasdale in St. Louis, Missouri, and used the name Sara Teasdale Filsinger after her marriage...  more

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  • Danielle Bunten Berry

    Dec. at 49 (1949-1998)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderOther

    Danielle Bunten Berry (February 19, 1949 – July 3, 1998), born Daniel Paul Bunten, and also known as Dan Bunten, was an American game designer and programmer, known for the 1983 game M.U.L.E. (one...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    David Kaufman (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor and voice actor, best known for his roles as the voices of Dexter Douglas on Freakazoid, Jimmy Olsen on Superman: The Animated Series, Danny...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Eric Robert Greitens (; born April 10, 1974) is an American politician, humanitarian, author, and former Navy SEAL who was the 56th governor of Missouri from January 2017 until his resignation in...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

    GenderMale

    Scott Stewart Bakula (; born October 9, 1954) is an American actor, singer and director. His primary lead roles were in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap, and as...  more

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  • Skip Caray

    Dec. at 69 (1939-2008)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Harry Christopher "Skip" Caray Jr. (August 12, 1939 – August 3, 2008) was an American sportscaster, best known for his long career as a radio and television play-by-play announcer for the Atlanta...  more
  • David Schramm

    Dec. at 52 (1945-1997)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    David Norman Schramm (October 25, 1945 – December 19, 1997) was an American astrophysicist and educator, and one of the world's foremost experts on the Big Bang theory. Schramm was a pioneer in...  more
  • Bessie Potter Vonnoh

    Dec. at 83 (1872-1955)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Bessie Potter Vonnoh (August 17, 1872 – March 8, 1955) was an American sculptor best known for her small bronzes, mostly of domestic scenes, and for her garden fountains. Her stated artistic...  more
  • Thomas Eagleton

    Dec. at 78 (1929-2007)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Thomas Francis Eagleton (September 4, 1929 – March 4, 2007) was a United States senator from Missouri, serving from 1968 to 1987. He is best remembered for briefly being the Democratic vice...  more
  • Freddie Blassie

    Dec. at 85 (1918-2003)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Frederick Kenneth Blassie (February 8, 1918 – June 2, 2003), better known as "Classy" Freddie Blassie, was an American professional wrestling villain and manager born in St. Louis, Missouri. ...  more

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  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Juan Manuel Garcia III (born May 27, 1966) was the 17th United States Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) and a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives,...  more
  • Kate Chopin

    Dec. at 54 (1850-1904)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Kate Chopin (, also US: ; born Katherine O'Flaherty; February 8, 1850 – August 22, 1904) was an American author of short stories and novels based in Louisiana. She is now considered by some scholars...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Maureen Chiquet is the CEO of fashion house Chanel, a role she has been in since 2007. She is also the CEO of the clothing chain Peek Aren't You Curious Inc....  more
  • David Merrick

    Dec. at 89 (1911-2000)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    David Merrick (November 27, 1911 – April 25, 2000) was a prolific Tony Award-winning American theatrical producer....  more
  • Sapphire

    Dec. at 62 (1934-1996)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderFemale

    Juanita Wright (October 24, 1934 – September 10, 1996) was a professional wrestling valet and wrestler best known as "Sweet" Sapphire in the World Wrestling Federation where she managed Dusty Rhodes...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    John William McDaniel is an American theatre producer, composer, conductor, and pianist. He is known as the lead composer and producer of the 1996 television talk show The Rosie O'Donnell Show, for...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Kevin Blair Spirtas (born July 29, 1962) is an American actor....  more