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February 10, 2010

Famous Missourians

Famous Missourians
Robert Altman film director, Kansas City
Burt Bacharach songwriter, Kansas City
Josephine Baker singer, dancer, Saint Louis
Wallace Beery actor, Kansas City
William Bent fur trader, pioneer, Saint Louis
Robert Russell Bennett composer, Kansas City
Yogi Berra baseball player, Saint Louis
Thomas Hart Benton painter, Neosho
Bill Bradley basketball player, Crystal City
Omar Nelson Bradley five-star general, Clark
Grace Bumbry soprano, Saint Louis
William Burroughs writer, Saint Louis
Sarah Caldwell opera director, conductor, Maryville
Martha Jane Canary (Calamity Jane) frontierswoman, Princeton
Dale Carnegie teacher of public speaking, Maryville
George Washington Carver educator, agricultural chemist, Diamond Grove
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) author, Florida
Walter Cronkite TV newscaster, Saint Joseph
Robert Cummings actor, Joplin
Jane Darwell actress, Palmyra
Charles Stark Draper inventor, Windsor
Jeanne Eagels actress, Kansas City
T. S. Eliot poet, Saint Louis
James Fergason inventor, Wakenda
Eugene Field author, poet, Saint Louis
Redd Foxx actor, comedian, Saint Louis
James W. Fulbright senator, Sumner
John Goodman actor, Affton
Betty Grable actress, Saint Louis
Dick Gregory comic, activist, Saint Louis
Jean Harlow actress, Kansas City
Edwin Hubble astronomer, Marshfield
Jack S. Kilby inventor, Jefferson City
James Langston Hughes poet, Joplin
William Lear aviation inventor, Hannibal
Rush Limbaugh communicator, Cape Girardeau
John Huston film director, Nevada
Jesse James outlaw, Centerville
Bernarr MacFadden physical culturist, Mill Springs
Mary Margaret McBride TV hostess, Paris
Robert D. Maurer inventor, St. Louis
Marianne Moore poet, Saint Louis
Geraldine Page actress, Kirksville
James C. Penney merchant, Hamilton
Marlin Perkins TV host, zoo director, Carthage
John J. Pershing army leader, pershing rifles, Linn County
Vincent Price actor, Saint Louis
Ginger Rogers dancer, actress, Independence
Charles M. Russell painter, artist St. Louis
Nellie Tayloe Ross first woman elected governor of a state, Saint Joseph
Ted Shawn dancer, choreographer, Kansas City
Casey Stengel baseball player, Kansas City
Gladys Swarthout soprano, Deepwater
Sara Teasdale poet, Saint Louis
Virgil Thomson composer, Kansas City
Harry S. Truman U.S. president, Lamar
Mark Twain author, Florida
Dick Van Dyke actor, West Plains
Dennis Weaver actor, Joplin
Pearl White actress, Greenridge
Roy Wilkins civil rights leader, Saint Louis
Maya Angelou (1928 - ) Poet and author of many books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Born in Saint Louis, MO (37)
Scott Bakula (1954 - ) Actor of television's Quantum Leap. Born in St. Louis, MO (315)
Yogi Berra (1925 - ) New York Yankee catcher that won 10 World Series. Born in St. Louis, MO (316)
Chuck Berry (1926 - ) Singer known for Johnny Be Good Born in Saint Louis, MO (317)
Susan Elizabeth Blow (1843 - 1916) Teacher and founder of the nation's first public kindergarten in St. Louis. Born in Carondelet, MO (318)
Omar N. Bradley (1893 - 1981) Commanded the 12th Army Group in World War II, the largest American force ever united under one man's command. Bradley served 69 years on active duty in the Armed Forces, longer than any other soldier in United States history. Born in Clark, MO (327)
Edgar Buchanan (1903 - 1979) Was an American actor with a long career in both film and television, most familiar today as Uncle Joe Carson from the Petticoat Junction, Green Acres and Beverly Hillbillies television sitcoms of the 1960s. As Uncle Joe, "who is moving kinda slow", he took over as proprietor of the Shady Rest Hotel following the death of Bea Benaderet, who had played Kate Bradley. Born in Humansville, MO (893)
Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (1888 - 1955) Was an American writer and lecturer and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking and interpersonal skills. Born in poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People, first published in 1936, a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote a biography of Abraham Lincoln, titled Lincoln the Unknown, and several other books. Born in Maryville, MO (776) Attended UCM Warrensburg.
George Washington Carver (1864 - 1943) Educator and agricultural chemist at Booker T. Washington's Tuskegee Institute. Born in Diamond Grove, MO (13)
T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) Nobel Prize winning author of The Wasteland. Born in St. Louis, MO (320)
Jean Harlow (1911 - 1937) Born Harlean Harlow Carpenter was an American film actress Known as the "Platinum Blonde" and the "Blonde Bombshell" due to her platinum blonde hair. Born in Kansas City, MO (801)
Jesse James (1847 - 1892) Famous outlaw killed by one of his own gang. Born in Kearney, MO (324)
William Lear (1902 - 1978) One of the outstanding pioneers of aviation; lived in Wichita. Born in Hannibal, MO (188)
Rush Limbaugh (1951 - ) Radio and television talk show host. Born in Cape Girardeau, MO (325)
James Cash Penney (1875 - 1971) Founder of the J.C. Penney Company. Born in Hamilton, MO (322)
Nellie Davis Tayloe Ross (1876 - 1977) Governor of Wyoming; She was the first female governor of a U.S. State. She was also the director of the National Mint for many years. Born in St, Joseph, MO (671)
Charles Marion Russell (1864 - 1926) Charles Marion Russell was many things: consummate Westerner, historian, advocate of the Northern Plains Indians, cowboy, outdoorsman, writer, philosopher, environmentalist and conservationist, and not least, artist. Born in Oak Hill, MO (329)
Harry S. Truman (1884 - 1972) The 33rd President of the United States. Born in Lamar, MO (323)
Kathleen Turner (1954 - ) Actress starring in Romancing the Stone; born in Springfield. Born in Springfield, MO (321)
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) (1835 - 1910) Author made famous with Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Born in Florida, MO (319)
Roy Wilkins (1901 - 1981) Leader of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Born in St. Louis, MO (326

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