Harrison Ford, Ellie Kemper, Amelia Earhart, Buster Keaton & Bob Dole are some of the celebrities who hail 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.
Harrison FordHarrison Ford
(American actor)

13 July 1942

Chicago, Illinois, U.S

American

Cancer

Ellie KemperEllie Kemper
(Actress)

02 May 1980

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

American

Taurus

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart

24 July 1897

05 January 1939

Atchison, Kansas, U.S.

American

Leo

Buster KeatonBuster Keaton

04 October 1895

01 February 1966

Piqua, Kansas, USA

American

Libra

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

12 March 1955

Kansas City

American

Virgo

Bob DoleBob Dole
(Politician, Lawyer)

22 July 1923

Russell

American

Cancer

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

03 March 1911

07 June 1937

Kansas City

American

Pisces

Barry SandersBarry Sanders
(American football running back)

16 July 1968

Wichita

American

Cancer

Colby BrockColby Brock
(YouTuber, Rapper)

02 January 1997

Stanley, Kansas

American

Capricorn

Robert AltmanRobert Altman
(Film Director)

20 February 1925

20 November 2006

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

American

Pisces

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)

29 May 1961

Leavenworth

American

Gemini

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel
(Actress)

10 June 1895

26 October 1952

Wichita

American

Gemini

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
(Actress)

14 November 1906

08 August 1985

Cherryvale

American

Scorpio

Sam BrownbackSam Brownback
(46th Governor of Kansas)

11 September 1956

Garnett, Kansas, U.S.

American

Virgo

Kendall SchmidtKendall Schmidt
(Actor)

02 November 1990

Andover

American

Scorpio

Robert BallardRobert Ballard
(Deep Sea Explorer)

30 June 1942

Wichita, Kansas, United States

American

Cancer

Casey StengelCasey Stengel
(American baseball manager)

30 July 1890

29 September 1975

Kansas City, Missouri

American

Leo

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

03 December 2000

Topeka

American

Gemini

Sam GolbachSam Golbach
(Viner , YouTuber)

27 November 1996

Leewood, Kansas, United States of America

American

Sagittarius

Maurice GreenMaurice Greene
(Track & Field Sprinter)

23 July 1974

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

American

Cancer

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

09 March 1945

Pittsburg, Kansas, U.S.

American

Pisces

Grace VanderWaalGrace VanderWaal
(Singer, songwriter, ukulele player)

15 January 2004

Lenexa, Kansas, U.S.

American

Capricorn

Rory FeekRory Feek
(Country Singer-songwriter)

25 April 1965

Atchison, Kansas, United States

American

Taurus

Dennis HopperDennis Hopper
(Actor)

17 May 1936

29 May 2010

Venice, Los Angeles, California, United States

American

Taurus

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

23 January 1986

Kansas, USA

American

Aquarius

Colton HaynesColton Haynes
(Actor, Model)

13 July 1988

Andale, Kansas, United States

American

Cancer

Patrick BreedingPatrick Breeding
(Pop Singer)

19 September 1990

Liberal, KS

American

Virgo

Joanna GainesJoanna Gaines
(Reality TV Personality)

19 April 1978

Kansas

American

Aries

Kirstie AlleyKirstie Alley
(Actress)

12 January 1951

Wichita, Kansas, United States

American

Capricorn

Cassandra PetersonCassandra Peterson
(American actress)

17 September 1951

Manhattan, Kansas, United States

American

Virgo

Trai ByersTrai Byers
(Actor)

19 July 1983

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

American

Cancer

Annette BeningAnnette Bening
(American actress)

29 May 1958

Topeka, Kansas, United States

American

Gemini

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
(American television actress)

26 July 1909

17 August 1979

Cherryvale, Kansas, United States

American

Leo

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

20 November 1947

Wichita

American

Scorpio

Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
(Anthropologist)

29 November 1942

07 November 1995

Wichita

American

Sagittarius

Burt BacharachBurt Bacharach
(Pianist, Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer)

12 May 1928

Kansas City

American

Taurus

Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
(Jurist)

22 June 1960

Lawrence

American

Cancer

Bobby LashleyBobby Lashley
(Actor, Professional wrestler, Mixed martial artist)

16 July 1976

Houston

American

Cancer

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae
(Soul Singer)

01 December 1985

Kansas City

American

Sagittarius

Gale SayersGale Sayers
(Former American football player)

30 May 1943

Wichita, Kansas, United States

American

Gemini

Robert GatesRobert Gates
(officer, politician)

25 September 1943

Wichita

American

Libra

Victor OrtizVictor Ortiz
(Actor, Boxer)

31 January 1987

Garden City

American

Aquarius

Arlen SpecterArlen Specter
(Former United States Senator)

12 February 1930

14 October 2012

Wichita, Kansas, United States

American

Aquarius

Stanley A. McChrystalStanley A. McChrystal
(Military personnel)

14 August 1954

Fort Leavenworth

American

Leo

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

29 July 1966

Sharon

American

Leo

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

04 November 1961

Wichita

American

Scorpio

Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American photographer)

30 November 1912

07 March 2006

Fort Scott, Kansas, United States

American

Sagittarius

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

14 December 1948

Kansas City

American

Sagittarius

Bugs MoranBugs Moran
(Criminal)

21 August 1893

25 February 1957

Saint Paul

American

Leo

Michael McClureMichael McClure
(Poet, Writer, Playwright)

20 October 1932

Marysville

American

Libra

Stan KentonStan Kenton
(American musical artist)

15 December 1911

25 August 1979

Wichita, Kansas, United States

American

Sagittarius

William IngeWilliam Inge
(American playwright)

03 May 1913

10 June 1973

Independence Township, Kansas, United States

American

Taurus

James L. JonesJames L. Jones
(Officer)

19 December 1943

Kansas City

American

Sagittarius

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

30 December 1918

15 October 1978

Wichita

American

Capricorn

Ben WebsterBen Webster
(Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician)

27 March 1909

20 September 1973

Kansas City

American

Aries

Patrick HemingwayPatrick Hemingway

28 June 1928

Kansas City

American

Cancer

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

21 August 1945

08 November 2006

Kansas City

American

Leo

Mancow MullerMancow Muller
(Radio personality)

21 June 1966

Kansas City

American

Gemini

Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
(Painter)

26 May 1899

02 February 1979

Topeka, Kansas, United States

American

Gemini

Walter J. OngWalter J. Ong
(Anthropologist, Historian, Writer, University teacher, Catholic priest, Literary critic, Journalist)

30 November 1912

12 August 2003

Kansas City

American

Sagittarius

Edgar Lee MastersEdgar Lee Masters
(American attorney)

23 August 1868

05 March 1950

Garnett, Kansas, United States

American

Leo

Duane GishDuane Gish
(biochemist)

17 February 1921

05 March 2013

White City

American

Aquarius

Ed SandersEd Sanders
(Musician, Writer)

17 August 1939

Kansas City

American

Leo

Frankie AbernathyFrankie Abernathy

21 December 1981

09 June 2007

Kansas City

American

Sagittarius

Gene MauchGene Mauch
(Baseball Player)

18 November 1925

08 August 2005

Salina, Kansas, United States

American

Scorpio

Marlin FitzwaterMarlin Fitzwater
(Former White House Press Secretary)

24 November 1942

Salina, Kansas, United States

American

Sagittarius

Charles LuckmanCharles Luckman
(Architect)

16 May 1909

26 January 1999

Kansas City

American

Taurus

Florynce KennedyFlorynce Kennedy
(Autobiographer, Lawyer)

11 February 1916

22 December 2000

Kansas City

American

Aquarius

Thomas FrankThomas Frank
(Historian, Journalist)

21 March 1965

Kansas City

American

Aries

Lynette WoodardLynette Woodard
(American basketball player)

12 August 1959

Wichita, Kansas, United States

American

Leo

Linda BrownLinda Brown
(Author)

14 March 1939

Akron, Ohio, United States

American

Pisces

Bessie Anderson StanleyBessie Anderson Stanley
(Writer)

1879 AD

1952 AD

Lincoln County, Kansas, United States

American

Archie GoodwinArchie Goodwin
(comics writer, editor, writer, draughtsperson)

08 September 1937

01 March 1998

Kansas City

American

Virgo

Eric HarrisEric Harris
(Murderer)

09 April 1981

20 April 1999

Wichita, Kansas, United States

American

Aries

John D. Carmack IIJohn D. Carmack II

Robert MorrisRobert Morris

09 February 1931

Kansas City

American

Aquarius

Ronald EvansRonald Evans
(Engineer)

10 November 1933

07 April 1990

St. Francis, Kansas, United States

American

Scorpio

Tom WatsonTom Watson

04 September 1949

Kansas City

American

Virgo

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