Famous People From Indiana

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Indiana is a state which is situated in the Midwestern and Great Lakes regions of the North America. It is the 38th largest state by area and is often popularly called “The Hoosier State”, after the Hoosier Hill. Currently a diverse set of indigenous people occupy the state, it is known for the historic Native Americans who occupied it for thousands of years. It hence derived its name from the Indians who inhabited it, literally translating to ‘land of Indians’. With Indianapolis as its capital, Indiana is home to numerous major sports teams. Indiana is responsible for producing many irreplaceable stars that were born and brought up in the state. Musical stars such as Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Adam Lambert and Axl Rose were all born in the state of Indiana. Famous personalities such as James Dean, author John Green and television host David Letterman, are also some examples of famous individuals who hail from Indiana. You will be surprised to know all the other esteemed celebrities who are from Indiana.
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 1 
Michael Jackson
(One of the Most Significant Cultural Figures of the 20th Century Popularly Known as the 'King of Pop')
Michael Jackson
244
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: August 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 25, 2009
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Brendan Fraser
(Best Known for His Role as 'Rick O'Connell' in 'The Mummy' Film Trilogy )
Brendan Fraser
70
Birthdate: December 3, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Janet Jackson
(One of the World's Best-Selling Music Artists)
Janet Jackson
34
Birthdate: May 16, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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James Dean
(American Actor Who is Remembered as a Cultural Icon of Teenage Disillusionment and Social Estrangement)
James Dean
36
Birthdate: February 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 30, 1955
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Larry Bird
(One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time)
Larry Bird
32
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 6 
Colonel Sanders
(Founder of the Fast Food Chicken Restaurant ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’ (KFC))
Colonel Sanders
42
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 9, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 16, 1980
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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David Letterman
(Television Host and Producer Best Known for His Long-Running Talk Show ‘Late Show with David Letterman’)
David Letterman
26
Birthdate: April 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Axl Rose
(Lead Vocalist and Lyricist of the Hard Rock Band 'Guns N' Roses')
Axl Rose
32
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Kurt Vonnegut
(Writer Known For His Satirical and Darkly Humorous Novels)
Kurt Vonnegut
17
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1922
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 11, 2007
 10 
Jenna Fischer
(Portrayed 'Pam Beesly' on the Sitcom 'The Office')
Jenna Fischer
37
Birthdate: March 7, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Steven McQueen
24
Birthdate: March 24, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 7, 1980
 12 
Carole Lombard
(American Actress Who was Known for Her Off-Beat Roles in Screwball Comedies)
Carole Lombard
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Birthdate: October 6, 1908
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 16, 1942
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Dylan Minnette
42
Birthdate: December 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
James Hellwig
(American Professional Wrestler and Bodybuilder)
James Hellwig
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 8, 2014
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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David Lee Roth
(Singer, Musician)
David Lee Roth
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
 16 
Florence Henderson
(American actress)
Florence Henderson
7
Birthdate: February 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 24, 2016
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Adam Lambert
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Dynamic Vocal Performances)
Adam Lambert
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
John Dillinger
(American Gangster and Bank Robber)
John Dillinger
43
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: June 22, 1903
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 22, 1934
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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John Mellencamp
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His singles ‘Jack & Diane’, ‘Hurts So Good’ and ‘Crumblin' Down’)
John Mellencamp
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
 20 
Jim Gaffigan
(Stand-up comedian)
Jim Gaffigan
14
Birthdate: July 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Mick Foley
(Considered as One of the Greatest Wrestlers in WWE History)
Mick Foley
14
Birthdate: June 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 22 
Mick Mars
(Guitarist and Co-Founder of the Heavy Metal Band 'Mötley Crüe')
Mick Mars
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jimmy Hoffa
(Labor Union Leader)
Jimmy Hoffa
18
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: July 30, 1982
 24 
Shelley Long
(Actress, Singer and Comedian Best Known for Her Role as ‘Diane Chambers’ in the TV Series ‘Cheers’)
Shelley Long
26
Birthdate: August 23, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Vivica A. Fox
(Actress)
Vivica A. Fox
11
Birthdate: July 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 26 
John Green
(Author, Vlogger)
John Green
71
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Gus Grissom
(Fighter Pilot, Test Pilot and Astronaut)
Gus Grissom
21
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 27, 1967
 28 
Dean Corll
(American Serial Killer and Pederast)
Dean Corll
42
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: December 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 8, 1973
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Pete Buttigieg
(United States Secretary of Transportation)
Pete Buttigieg
86
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Dean Norris
8
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Embeth Davidtz
14
Birthdate: August 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 32 
Randy Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)
Randy Jackson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Dick York
(Best Known for His Role ‘Darrin Stephens’ on the ABC Sitcom ‘Bewitched’)
Dick York
15
Birthdate: September 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: February 20, 1992
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Anne Baxter
(American Actress Who Starred in Hollywood Films, Broadway Productions and TV Series)
Anne Baxter
20
Birthdate: May 7, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 12, 1985
 35 
Mike Epps
(Known for His Roles in Films ‘Next Friday’,’ The Hangover’ and 'The Hangover Part III')
Mike Epps
8
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Cole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)
Cole Porter
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 15, 1964
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Greg Kinnear
9
Birthdate: June 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
John Schnatter
(Founder of 'Papa John's' Pizza Restaurant Chain)
John Schnatter
15
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 39 
Gregg Popovich
(One of the Greatest Coaches in NBA History)
Gregg Popovich
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 40 
Ryan White
(Activist)
Ryan White
9
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 8, 1990
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Jermaine Jackson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jermaine Jackson
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Sydney Pollack
(Film Director and Producer Best Known for His Movie 'Out of Africa')
Sydney Pollack
7
Birthdate: July 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 26, 2008
 43 
Terry Funk
(Wrestler)
Terry Funk
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1944
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 44 
Kennedy Montgomery
(Political Commentator and the Host of 'Kennedy' on the ‘Fox Business Network’)
Kennedy Montgomery
13
Birthdate: September 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Red Skelton
(Comedian, Pantomimist)
Red Skelton
10
Birthdate: July 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 17, 1997
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Dawn Brancheau
(Animal Trainer)
Dawn Brancheau
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 24, 2010
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Brad Stevens
(Basketball coach)
Brad Stevens
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 48 
Tito Jackson
(Guitarist)
Tito Jackson
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
 49 
Gordon Hayward
(Basketball player)
Gordon Hayward
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Scatman Crothers
(Actor and Musician)
Scatman Crothers
5
Birthdate: May 23, 1910
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 22, 1986
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)