Famous People From Kansas

The state got its name from the American tribe who called themselves ‘Kansa’. The members of the tribe were the early inhabitants of Kansas, after which several European families started residing in this American state. Agriculture is widely practiced across Kansas and large amounts of Wheat, Corn and soybeans are produced every year. Apart from industrialization and agriculture, the state is also popular for being the hometown of several popular celebrities widely admired world over. Former American President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Actress Annette Bening, pilot Amelia Earhart and comedian Buster Keaton are a few distinguished personalities from Kansas. Dwight D Eisenhower isn’t just considered one of the best politicians of all time, but also a war veteran. Buster Keaton is undoubtedly one of the best comedians the world has seen since the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Keaton has also directed many films which have achieved cult statuses over the years. Scroll down to know the names of more celebrities were either born in Kansas or hailed from Kansas.

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 1 Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Aviator, Pilot
Birthdate: July 24, 1897
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 5, 1939
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 3 Bill Russell

Bill Russell.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American basketball player
Birthdate: February 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 4 Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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 5 Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football running back
Birthdate: July 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 6 Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Soul Singer
Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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 7 Annette Bening

Annette Bening.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Environmental Activist
Birthdate: June 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 9 Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton.
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Famous As: Actor, Director
Birthdate: October 4, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 1, 1966

 10 Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Zookeeper
Birthdate: March 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
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 11 Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 26, 1952

 12 Grace VanderWaal

Grace VanderWaal.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Ukulele Player
Birthdate: January 15, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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 13 Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper.
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 29, 2010
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 14 Eric Stonestreet

Eric Stonestreet
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 15 Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Pianist, Composer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 16 Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 17 Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 18 Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: November 20, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 19 Scott Foley

Scott Foley.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 R. Lee Ermey

R. Lee Ermey.
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Famous As: American actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 21 Bob Dole

Bob Dole.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician, Lawyer
Birthdate: July 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 22 Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow.
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Famous As: Hollywood Sex Symbol of the 1930s
Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 7, 1937
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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 23 Colton Haynes

Colton Haynes.
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: July 13, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 24 Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker.
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Jazz saxophonist, composer
Birthdate: August 29, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 12, 1955
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 25 Ann Dunham

Ann Dunham.
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Famous As: Barack Obama's Mother
Birthdate: November 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 7, 1995

 26 Charles Koch

Charles Koch.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-Owner of Koch Industries
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 27 Ed Asner

Ed Asner
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Famous As: television actor, voice actor, film producer, politician
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 29, 2021

 28 Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: September 13, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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 29 Gale Sayers

Gale Sayers.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 23, 2020
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 30 Emily Wickersham

Emily Wickersham.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 31 Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 32 Gary Hart

Gary Hart
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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 33 Stanley A McChrystal

Stanley A McChrystal.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Retired Armed Force Officer
Birthdate: August 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo

 34 Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 17, 1979

 35 Tom Watson

Tom Watson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 37 Aneta Corsaut

Aneta Corsaut.
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Famous As: Actress, Writer
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 6, 1995
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 38 David H. Koch

David H. Koch.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Co-owner of Koch Industries
Birthdate: May 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 23, 2019
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 39 Martina McBride

Martina McBride
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: July 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 40 Jeff Probst

Jeff Probst.
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Famous As: Host
Birthdate: November 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Roscoe Arbuckle

Roscoe Arbuckle
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 24, 1887
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 29, 1933
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 42 Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: May 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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 43 Lyle Waggoner

Lyle Waggoner.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 44 Katie Sowers

Katie Sowers
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Assistant coach
Birthdate: August 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
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 45 Charles Curtis

Charles Curtis.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Vice President of the United States
Birthdate: January 25, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 8, 1936

 46 Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)

 47 Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens.
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Listed In: YouTubers
Famous As: YouTube Star, Educator, Comedian, Speaker, and Entertainer
Birthdate: January 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 48 Marillyn Hewson

Marillyn Hewson.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: CEO of Lockheed Martin
Birthdate: December 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 49 Sylvia Browne

Sylvia Browne
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Essayist, Psychic
Birthdate: October 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 20, 2013

 50 Taylor Armstrong

Taylor Armstrong
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Famous As: Reality TV Personalities
Birthdate: May 31, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)