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.
Bob DoleBob Dole
(Politician, Lawyer)

22 July 1923

American

Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

American

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart
(Aviator, Pilot)

24 July 1897

American

Cassandra PetersonCassandra Peterson
(Actress)

17 September 1951

American

R. Lee ErmeyR. Lee Ermey
(American actor)

24 March 1944

American

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

American

Dennis HopperDennis Hopper
(Actor)

17 May 1936

American

Don CheadleDon Cheadle
(Actor)

29 November 1964

American

Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
(Barack Obama's Mother)

29 November 1942

American

Kirstie AlleyKirstie Alley
(Actress)

12 January 1951

American

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)

29 May 1961

American

Grace VanderWaalGrace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter, Ukulele Player)

15 January 2004

American

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Buster KeatonBuster Keaton

04 October 1895

American

Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
(Environmental Activist)

22 June 1960

American

Colton HaynesColton Haynes
(Actor, Model)

13 July 1988

American

Barry SandersBarry Sanders
(American football running back)

16 July 1968

American

Jean HarlowJean Harlow
(Hollywood Sex Symbol of the 1930s)

03 March 1911

American

Emily WickershamEmily Wickersham
(Actress)

26 April 1984

American

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Charles KochCharles Koch
(Co-Owner of Koch Industries)

01 November 1935

American

Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
(Pianist, Composer, Songwriter)

12 May 1928

American

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
(Actress)

26 July 1909

American

Aneta CorsautAneta Corsaut
(Actress, Writer)

03 November 1933

American

Kendall SchmidtKendall Schmidt
(Actor)

02 November 1990

American

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel
(Actress)

10 June 1895

American

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Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
(Actress)

14 November 1906

American

Sam BrownbackSam Brownback
(46th Governor of Kansas)

11 September 1956

American

Dean SmithDean Smith
(Basketball Coach)

28 February 1931

American

Robert BallardRobert Ballard
(Deep Sea Explorer)

30 June 1942

American

Bryan Chatfield SandersBryan Chatfield Sanders
(Sarah Huckabee’s Husband)

1982 AD

American

Charles CurtisCharles Curtis
(Former Vice President of the United States)

25 January 1860

American

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Rory FeekRory Feek
(Country Singer-songwriter)

25 April 1965

American

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

American

Colby BrockColby Brock
(YouTuber, Viner)

02 January 1997

American

David H. KochDavid H. Koch
(Co-owner of Koch Industries)

03 May 1940

American

Dr. Evan AntinDr. Evan Antin
(World’s Hottest Vet)

12 December 1984

American

Tanner BraungardtTanner Braungardt
(YouTuber)

24 July 2000

American

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Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae
(Soul Singer)

01 December 1985

American

Sam GolbachSam Golbach
(Viner , YouTuber)

27 November 1996

American

Joanna GainesJoanna Gaines
(Reality TV Personality)

19 April 1978

American

Delbert MannDelbert Mann
(Film Director)

30 January 1920

American

Dennis Rader (BTK Killer)Dennis Rader (BTK Killer)
(Serial Killer)

09 March 1945

American

Du-Shaunt StegallDu-Shaunt Stegall
(Dancer, Actor)

02 September 1994

American

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Patrick BreedingPatrick Breeding
(Pop Singer)

19 September 1990

American

Michael StevensMichael Stevens
(YouTube Star, Educator, Comedian, Speaker, and Entertainer)

23 January 1986

American

Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.Earl W. Sutherland Jr.
(Biochemist and Pharmacologist)

19 November 1915

American

Maurice GreenMaurice Greene
(Track & Field Sprinter)

23 July 1974

American

Susan PompeoSusan Pompeo
(Wife of Mike Pompeo)

01 February 1965

American

Elise EcklundElise Ecklund
(YouTuber)

18 February 1997

American

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Quentin McConathyQuentin McConathy
(YouTuber)

12 January 2000

American

Taylor BraungardtTaylor Braungardt
(Instagram Star, YouTuber)

06 November 2002

American

Paris AndersonParis Anderson
(Instagram Star, Girlfriend of Tanner Braungardt)

19 November 2001

American

Ed AsnerEd Asner
(television actor, voice actor, film producer, politician)

15 November 1929

American

Joe WalshJoe Walsh
(Guitarist, Oboist, Banjoist, Singer, Musician, Actor, Singer-songwriter, Mandolinist, Composer, Record producer, Pianist, Percussionist)

20 November 1947

American

Annette BeningAnnette Bening
(American actress)

29 May 1958

American

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Martina McBrideMartina McBride
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Musician)

29 July 1966

American

Stanley A. McChrystalStanley A. McChrystal
(Military personnel)

14 August 1954

American

Jeff ProbstJeff Probst
(Television presenter, Film director, Cleric)

04 November 1961

American

Chris CooperChris Cooper
(Film Actor, actor)

09 July 1951

American

Dee WallaceDee Wallace
(actor, stage actor, television actor)

14 December 1948

American

Robert GatesRobert Gates
(officer, politician)

25 September 1943

American

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Gale SayersGale Sayers
(Former American football player)

30 May 1943

American

Victor OrtizVictor Ortiz
(Actor, Boxer)

31 January 1987

American

Trai ByersTrai Byers
(Actor)

19 July 1983

American

John CarmackJohn Carmack
(Chief technology officer, Aerospace engineer, Programmer, Computer scientist)

20 August 1970

American

Sylvia BrowneSylvia Browne
(Essayist, Psychic)

19 October 1936

American

Arlen SpecterArlen Specter
(Former United States Senator)

12 February 1930

American

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Bugs MoranBugs Moran
(Criminal)

21 August 1893

American

Chely WrightChely Wright
(singer-songwriter, musician, activist, autobiographer)

25 October 1970

American

Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American photographer)

30 November 1912

American

Jeremy ScottJeremy Scott
(fashion designer)

1974 AD

American

Frederick R. KochFrederick R. Koch
(Art collector)

26 August 1933

American

Mancow MullerMancow Muller
(Radio personality)

21 June 1966

American

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Jonathan CoachmanJonathan Coachman
(Amateur wrestler, Professional wrestler)

12 August 1972

American

Lucinda DickeyLucinda Dickey
(Actor, Dancer, Film actor)

14 August 1960

American

James L. JonesJames L. Jones
(Officer)

19 December 1943

American

George TillerGeorge Tiller
(Physician, Officer, Gynaecologist)

08 August 1941

American

Earl WoodsEarl Woods
(Baseball player, Writer, Military personnel)

05 March 1932

American

Stan KentonStan Kenton
(American musical artist)

15 December 1911

American

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Basil PoledourisBasil Poledouris
(Composer, Conductor, Musician, Film score composer)

21 August 1945

American

W. Eugene SmithW. Eugene Smith
(Photographer, Photojournalist, War photographer, Journalist)

30 December 1918

American

Murry WilsonMurry Wilson
(Musician, Pianist, Songwriter, Record producer, Talent manager)

02 July 1917

American