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Famous People From Tucson

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

This list has everything from Jovan Stevenson to Jose Miranda.

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

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Barbara Eden (born Barbara Jean Morehead, August 23, 1931) is an American film, stage, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gabrielle Giffords

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Gabrielle Dee Giffords (born June 8, 1970) is an American politician from Arizona and a gun... more on Wikipedia

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  • Pablo Francisco

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Pablo Ridson Francisco (born January 4, 1974) is an American stand-up comedian. He started his... more on Wikipedia
  • Sharon Leal

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, USA

    Sharon Ann Leal (born October 17, 1972) is an American actress and singer. She is known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Linda Eder

    Linda Eder

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Linda Eder (; born February 3, 1961) is an American singer and actress. She made her Broadway... more on Wikipedia
  • Thad Allen

    Thad Allen

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Thad William Allen (born 16 January 1949) is a former United States Coast Guard admiral who... more on Wikipedia
  • Dan Guerrero

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Dan Guerrero (born November 10, 1951) is the athletic director for the University of... more on Wikipedia
  • Tairia Flowers

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Tairia Mims Flowers (born January 9, 1981) is an American softball coach and former infielder.... more on Wikipedia
  • Kirby Dick

    Kirby Dick

    Age: 68

    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona, United States of America

    Kirby Bryan Dick (born August 23, 1952) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia
  • Barbara Brewster

    Dec. at 87 (1918-2005)

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Barbara Brewster was an actress.
  • Pat Hughes

    Age: 65

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Vergil Patrick "Pat" Hughes (born May 27, 1955) is an American sportscaster. He has been the... more on Wikipedia
  • Tom Udall

    Tom Udall

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, USA

    Thomas Stewart Udall (born May 18, 1948) is an American politician serving as the senior... more on Wikipedia
  • Alex Kellner

    Dec. at 72 (1924-1996)

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Alexander Raymond Kellner (August 26, 1924 – May 3, 1996) was an American starting pitcher in... more on Wikipedia
  • Will Claye

    Will Claye

    Age: 29

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Will Claye is an American track and field athlete of Sierra Leonean descent who competes in... more on Wikipedia
  • Shelley Duncan

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    David Shelley Duncan (born September 29, 1979) is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Eleanor McCutcheon Davis (born January 16, 1983) is an American cartoonist and illustrator who... more on Wikipedia
  • Brenda Hillman

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Brenda Hillman (born March 27, 1951 in Tucson, Arizona), is an American poet and translator.... more on Wikipedia
  • Gloria Brewster

    Dec. at 78 (1918-1996)

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Gloria Brewster was an actress.
  • Dennis DeConcini

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Dennis Webster DeConcini (born May 8, 1937) is an American lawyer, philanthropist, politician... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Nora Bayly Slawik (born November 23, 1962) is a Minnesota politician, serving as Chairwoman of... more on Wikipedia
  • Zenna Henderson

    Zenna Henderson

    Dec. at 66 (1917-1983)

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Zenna Chlarson Henderson (November 1, 1917 – May 11, 1983) was an American elementary school... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Thompson

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Michael Hayes Thompson (born April 16, 1985) is an American professional golfer who plays on... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Rebecca Rios (born June 4, 1967) is an American Democratic politician who currently serves in... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceTucson, Arizona

    Amy E. Duddleston is a film editor.
  • Melissa d'Arabian

    Melissa d'Arabian

    Age: 52

    BirthplaceTucson, Arizona, United States of America

    Melissa Donovan d'Arabian (born October 1, 1968) is an American chef and television show host.... more on Wikipedia