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

American

Kirstie AlleyKirstie Alley
(Actress)

12 January 1951

American

Ellie KemperEllie Kemper
(Actress)

02 May 1980

American

Cassandra PetersonCassandra Peterson
(Actress)

17 September 1951

American

Amelia EarhartAmelia Earhart
(Aviator, Pilot)

24 July 1897

American

Grace VanderWaalGrace VanderWaal
(Singer-songwriter, Ukulele Player)

15 January 2004

American

Dennis HopperDennis Hopper
(Actor)

17 May 1936

American

Colton HaynesColton Haynes
(Actor, Model)

13 July 1988

American

Barry SandersBarry Sanders
(American football running back)

16 July 1968

American

Bob DoleBob Dole
(Politician, Lawyer)

22 July 1923

American

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

03 March 1911

American

Erin BrockovichErin Brockovich
(Environmental Activist)

22 June 1960

American

Buster KeatonBuster Keaton

04 October 1895

American

Ann DunhamAnn Dunham
(Barack Obama's Mother)

29 November 1942

American

Emily WickershamEmily Wickersham
(Actress)

26 April 1984

American

Charlie ParkerCharlie Parker
(Jazz saxophonist, composer)

29 August 1920

American

Melissa EtheridgeMelissa Etheridge
(Singer-songwriter)

29 May 1961

American

Vivian VanceVivian Vance
(Actress)

26 July 1909

American

Hattie McDanielHattie McDaniel
(Actress)

10 June 1895

American

Robert AltmanRobert Altman
(Film Director)

20 February 1925

American

Kendall SchmidtKendall Schmidt
(Actor)

02 November 1990

American

Sam BrownbackSam Brownback
(46th Governor of Kansas)

11 September 1956

American

Louise BrooksLouise Brooks
(Actress)

14 November 1906

American

Casey StengelCasey Stengel
(American baseball manager)

30 July 1890

American

Robert BallardRobert Ballard
(Deep Sea Explorer)

30 June 1942

American

Rory FeekRory Feek
(Country Singer-songwriter)

25 April 1965

American

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

1982 AD

American

Colby BrockColby Brock
(YouTuber, Viner)

02 January 1997

American

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1917

American

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

12 December 1984

American

Sam GolbachSam Golbach
(Viner , YouTuber)

27 November 1996

American

Joanna GainesJoanna Gaines
(Reality TV Personality)

19 April 1978

American

Janelle MonaeJanelle Monae
(Soul Singer)

01 December 1985

American

Tanner BraungardtTanner Braungardt
(YouTuber)

24 July 2000

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

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

23 January 1986

American

Maurice GreenMaurice Greene
(Track & Field Sprinter)

23 July 1974

American

Patrick BreedingPatrick Breeding
(Pop Singer)

19 September 1990

American

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

19 November 2001

American

Taylor BraungardtTaylor Braungardt
(Instagram Star, YouTuber)

06 November 2002

American

Quentin McConathyQuentin McConathy
(YouTuber)

12 January 2000

American

Elise EcklundElise Ecklund
(YouTuber)

18 February 1997

American

Susan PompeoSusan Pompeo
(Wife of Mike Pompeo)

01 February 1965

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

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

29 July 1966

American

Stanley A. McChrystalStanley A. McChrystal
(Military personnel)

14 August 1954

American

Victor OrtizVictor Ortiz
(Actor, Boxer)

31 January 1987

American

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

14 December 1948

American

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

04 November 1961

American

Arlen SpecterArlen Specter
(Former United States Senator)

12 February 1930

American

Gale SayersGale Sayers
(Former American football player)

30 May 1943

American

Robert GatesRobert Gates
(officer, politician)

25 September 1943

American

Bugs MoranBugs Moran
(Criminal)

21 August 1893

American

Trai ByersTrai Byers
(Actor)

19 July 1983

American

Gordon ParksGordon Parks
(American photographer)

30 November 1912

American

James L. JonesJames L. Jones
(Officer)

19 December 1943

American

Patrick HemingwayPatrick Hemingway

28 June 1928

American

Mancow MullerMancow Muller
(Radio personality)

21 June 1966

American

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

21 August 1945

American

Stan KentonStan Kenton
(American musical artist)

15 December 1911

American

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

30 December 1918

American

Frankie AbernathyFrankie Abernathy

21 December 1981

American

Thomas FrankThomas Frank
(Historian, Journalist)

21 March 1965

American

Ben WebsterBen Webster
(Saxophonist, Composer, Jazz musician)

27 March 1909

American

Florynce KennedyFlorynce Kennedy
(Autobiographer, Lawyer)

11 February 1916

American

William IngeWilliam Inge
(American playwright)

03 May 1913

American

Ed SandersEd Sanders
(Musician, Writer)

17 August 1939

American

Aaron DouglasAaron Douglas
(Painter)

26 May 1899

American

Eric HarrisEric Harris
(Murderer)

09 April 1981

American

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

30 November 1912

American

Edgar Lee MastersEdgar Lee Masters
(American attorney)

23 August 1868

American

Michael McClureMichael McClure
(Poet, Writer, Playwright)

20 October 1932

American

Gene MauchGene Mauch
(Baseball Player)

18 November 1925

American

Lynette WoodardLynette Woodard
(American basketball player)

12 August 1959

American

Linda BrownLinda Brown
(Author)

14 March 1939

American

Duane GishDuane Gish
(biochemist)

17 February 1921

American

Marlin FitzwaterMarlin Fitzwater
(Former White House Press Secretary)

24 November 1942

American

Robert MorrisRobert Morris

09 February 1931

American

Charles LuckmanCharles Luckman
(Architect)

16 May 1909

American