Famous People From Arkansas

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With the city of Little Rock as its capital, Arkansas is a state situated in the southeastern region of the United States of America. The geographical terrain of the state ranges from mountainous regions to densely forested lands, which makes it the 29th largest in terms of area. The state is rich in heritage and culture which is reflected in its museums, theaters, restaurants and other venues. The state was once referred to as ‘The Land Of Opportunity’ but is now often called ‘The Natural State’. Many distinguished individuals were born out of the state of Arkansas and have gone on to contributing significantly to the country on an international front. One of the most prominent individuals who was born is Arkansas has to be the former president, Bill Clinton. The state has produced various notable musicians such as Ne-Yo, the eight time Grammy Award winner Al Green, and the incredible Johnny Cash. Various famous actors are also from the state of Arkansas such as Academy Award winning actor Mary Steenburgen. Even the famous author John Grisham hails from Arkansas. Here is the complete-list of celebrities from Arkansas & celebs born in Arkansas.
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 1 
Johnny Cash
(One of the Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time)
Johnny Cash
71
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 26, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 12, 2003
 2 
Scottie Pippen
(American Former Professional Basketball Player Who is Considered One of the Greatest Small Forwards of All Time)
Scottie Pippen
40
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 3 
Douglas MacArthur
(American Military Leader Who Played a Prominent Role in the Pacific Theater During World War II)
Douglas MacArthur
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 5, 1964
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Bill Clinton
(42nd President of the United States)
Bill Clinton
101
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 19, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Billy Bob Thornton
(Best Known for Directing, Writing and Starring in the 1996 Drama Film 'Sling Blade')
Billy Bob Thornton
23
Birthdate: August 4, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 6 
Mary Steenburgen
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Films: ‘Goin' South’, ‘Melvin and Howard’ and ‘Ragtime’)
Mary Steenburgen
37
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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John Grisham
(American writer)
John Grisham
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Sonny Liston
(American Professional Boxer)
Sonny Liston
20
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 30, 1970
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 9 
Glen Campbell
(Guitarist, Singer, Songwriter, Actor and TV Host)
Glen Campbell
10
Birthdate: April 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 8, 2017
 10 
Al Green
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
Al Green
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
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Wes Bentley
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Ricky Fitts’ in the Film ‘American Beauty')
Wes Bentley
15
Birthdate: September 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Ne-Yo
(American Singer-songwriter And Record Producer)
Ne-Yo
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Levon Helm
(Singer, Musician, Autobiographer, Composer, Actor, Mandolinist, Drummer, Songwriter)
Levon Helm
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 19, 2012
 14 
Brandon Burlsworth
(American Football Offensive Lineman)
Brandon Burlsworth
29
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 28, 1999
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 15 
Josh Lucas
(American Actor Who Has Been Successful in Series and Movies)
Josh Lucas
12
Birthdate: June 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Alan Ladd
(Actor and Film Producer)
Alan Ladd
8
Birthdate: September 3, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 29, 1964
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 17 
Carlos Hathcock
(Military Personnel)
Carlos Hathcock
17
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 23, 1999
 18 
Tommy Morrison
(American Professional Boxer and WBO Heavyweight Champion in 1993)
Tommy Morrison
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 1, 2013
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Mary Mouser
(Actress)
Mary Mouser
16
Birthdate: May 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 20 
Melinda Dillon
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘A Christmas Story’ and ‘Absence of Malice’)
Melinda Dillon
8
Birthdate: October 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Joey Lauren Adams
9
Birthdate: January 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 22 
Bear Bryant
(One of the Greatest College Football Coaches of All Time)
Bear Bryant
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 26, 1983
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 23 
Mike Huckabee
(44th Governor of Arkansas)
Mike Huckabee
24
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Charlie Rich
(Singer)
Charlie Rich
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 14, 1932
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1995
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 25 
Clark Duke
(Actor)
Clark Duke
8
Birthdate: May 5, 1985
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 26 
Bobby Bones
(Radio Personality)
Bobby Bones
5
Birthdate: April 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Alice Walton
(Heiress to the Fortune of Walmart and One of the Richest Women in the World)
Alice Walton
25
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 7, 1949
Sun Sign: Libra
 28 
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
(US Political Representative)
Sarah Huckabee Sanders
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
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 29 
Georgia Holt
(Singer, Actress and Model)
Georgia Holt
12
Birthdate: June 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
 30 
Derek Fisher
(Basketball coach)
Derek Fisher
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 31 
Jahlil Okafor
(Basketball player - Center)
Jahlil Okafor
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 32 
Dick Powell
8
Birthdate: November 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 2, 1963
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Gospel Singer-Songwriter and Guitarist Known for Using Heavy Distortion on Her Electric Guitar)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 20, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 9, 1973
 34 
Brooks Robinson
(Baseball player)
Brooks Robinson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 35 
Joe Johnson
(Basketball player)
Joe Johnson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 36 
Lamar Hunt
(American Sports Executive and BusinessmanBusinessman)
Lamar Hunt
7
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 2, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 13, 2006
 37 
Austin Reaves
(Basketball player)
Austin Reaves
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 38 
Charlie Strong
(American football coach)
Charlie Strong
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Mike Conley, Jr.
(Basketball player)
Mike Conley, Jr.
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 40 
Eldridge Cleaver
(American Writer and Political Activist who Became an Early Leader of the Black Panther Party)
Eldridge Cleaver
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 1, 1998
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Ashley McBryde
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
 42 
Chelsea Clinton
(American Writer, Global Health Advocate and Daughter of Former U.S. President Bill Clinton)
Chelsea Clinton
29
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
Lawrence Phillips
(American football player)
Lawrence Phillips
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 13, 2016
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
Sheryl Underwood
15
Birthdate: October 28, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 45 
Bobby Portis
(Basketball player)
Bobby Portis
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 46 
Don Hutson
(American football player)
Don Hutson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 31, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 26, 1997
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 47 
Gil Gerard
(Actor)
Gil Gerard
2
Birthdate: January 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 48 
Rudy Ray Moore
(Comedian and Actor Known for His Character ‘Dolemite’ in the Film ‘Dolemite’ and its Sequels)
Rudy Ray Moore
10
Birthdate: March 17, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 19, 2008
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Joe Jackson
(Talent Manager)
Joe Jackson
32
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 26, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 27, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 50 
Josh Hawley
(Junior United States senator)
Josh Hawley
23
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn