Famous People From Missouri

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Missouri, a state in the Midwestern region of the United States, is situated along the river of the same name. The river Missouri holds the record for being the longest river in the whole of North America and perhaps this is why this state is popular all over the world, not just the USA. It is believed that there are more than 6000 located in this American state. However, the state has several other interesting facts associated with it, apart from its natural wonders. One such fact is that Missouri is home to several famous celebrities who share a special bond with the state. Former American president Harry S Truman, writer Mark Twain, actor Don Cheadle, musician & rapper Eminem as well as pop icon Akon are a few famous celebrities who hail from this American state. Mark Twain’s path-breaking literary works aren’t just a treat to book lovers, but they have also inspired many to pursue a full-fledged career in writing. In fact, each of these celebrities has contributed to the society in several ways. We have compiled a list consisting of names of several celebrities who hail from Missouri.
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 1 
Eminem
(One of the Most Influential and Popular Rappers of All Time)
Eminem
137
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 2 
Mark Twain
(Lauded as the 'Greatest Humorist' the United States Has Produced)
Mark Twain
27
Birthdate: November 30, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 21, 1910
 3 
John Goodman
24
Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Maya Angelou
36
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 28, 2014
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Kate Spade
(Fashion Designer, Founder and Co-Owner of the Designer Brand ‘Kate Spade New York’)
Kate Spade
25
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 5, 2018
 6 
Don Cheadle
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Don Cheadle
29
Birthdate: November 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
22
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 18, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
George Washington Carver
(Agricultural scientist)
George Washington Carver
31
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 5, 1943
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Dick Van Dyke
(Actor, Singer and Comedian Best Known for His TV Sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show')
Dick Van Dyke
19
Birthdate: December 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Josephine Baker
(First Black Woman to Star in a Major Motion Picture, the 1927 Silent Film 'Siren of the Tropics')
Josephine Baker
20
Birthdate: June 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 12, 1975
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Evan Peters
65
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Rush Limbaugh
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')
Rush Limbaugh
47
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 17, 2021
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Langston Hughes
(One of the Earliest Innovators of the Literary Art Form Called Jazz Poetry)
Langston Hughes
21
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 22, 1967
 14 
Harry S. Truman
(33rd President of the United States (1945 – 53))
Harry S. Truman
36
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 26, 1972
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Jon Hamm
(Best Known for His Role of 'Don Draper' in TV Series 'Mad Men')
Jon Hamm
21
Birthdate: March 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
T. S. Eliot
(Best Known as a Leader of the Modernist Movement in Poetry)
T. S. Eliot
68
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 4, 1965
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Ginger Rogers
(Actress and Dancer Best Known for Her Film ‘Kitty Foyle’)
Ginger Rogers
12
Birthdate: July 16, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 25, 1995
 18 
Akon
(Solo R&B and Hip-Hop Artist to Hold Both No.1 & No.2 Position at Billboard Hot 100 Simultaneously Twice)
Akon
27
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ellie Kemper
(Actress and Comedian Best Known for Her Roles in TV Series ‘The Office’ and ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’)
Ellie Kemper
22
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 20 
Jean Harlow
(Hollywood Sex Symbol of the 1930s)
Jean Harlow
16
Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 7, 1937
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Yogi Berra
(One of the Greatest Catchers in Baseball History)
Yogi Berra
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 22, 2015
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Jesse James
(Outlaw, Bank and Train Robber)
Jesse James
31
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: September 5, 1847
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 3, 1882
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Misty Copeland
(The First African-American Woman to Serve as the 'American Ballet Theatre' Company's Principal Dancer)
Misty Copeland
24
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 24 
Redd Foxx
(Comedian)
Redd Foxx
7
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 11, 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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 25 
Taylor Momsen
(Actress & Frontwoman Of The Rock Band The Pretty Reckless)
Taylor Momsen
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 26 
Don Johnson
13
Birthdate: December 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Matt Bomer
(Actor)
Matt Bomer
24
Birthdate: October 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Jayson Tatum
(Basketball player)
Jayson Tatum
26
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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James Gunn
(Director Known for His Films: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’)
James Gunn
19
Birthdate: August 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Sheryl Crow
(One of the Best Selling Pop, Rock Singer-Songwriter with Nine Grammy Awards)
Sheryl Crow
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Jane Wyman
(Actress, Singer)
Jane Wyman
4
Birthdate: January 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 10, 2007
 32 
Tyron Woodley
(Mixed martial artist)
Tyron Woodley
34
Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Burt Bacharach
(One of the Most Influential Composers of Pop Music in the 20th Century)
Burt Bacharach
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 34 
Sterling K. Brown
7
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 35 
John Huston
(Director of Classic Movies Like 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Asphalt Jungle', 'The Misfits' and Many More)
John Huston
4
Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 28, 1987
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Kathleen Turner
(Actress Who Has Provided the Voice of ‘Jessica Rabbit’ in the Animated Film ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’)
Kathleen Turner
28
Birthdate: June 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Shelley Winters
(American Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'The Diary of Anne Frank' and 'A Patch of Blue')
Shelley Winters
4
Birthdate: August 18, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 14, 2006
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 38 
Vincent Price
4
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 25, 1993
 39 
Michael McDonald
(Singer-Songwriter)
Michael McDonald
8
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 40 
Ed Asner
(Actor, played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist.)
Ed Asner
13
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Jessica Capshaw
6
Birthdate: August 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 42 
Walter Cronkite
(Broadcaster)
Walter Cronkite
5
Birthdate: November 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 17, 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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John J. Pershing
(Former Military Officer Who Served as the Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces During World War I)
John J. Pershing
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 15, 1948
 44 
Doris Roberts
(American Actress Who Had a Long Career Spanning Seven Decades)
Doris Roberts
4
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 17, 2016
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 45 
Kevin Kline
(Academy Award-Winning Actor, Who Has Also Appeared in Several Productions of Shakespeare's Plays)
Kevin Kline
15
Birthdate: October 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Scott Bakula
(Actor best known for his roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise.)
Scott Bakula
8
Birthdate: October 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Jack Dorsey
(The Co-Founder & Former CEO of 'Twitter')
Jack Dorsey
51
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 48 
Calamity Jane
(American scout)
Calamity Jane
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 1, 1852
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 1, 1903
 49 
Mireille Enos
(Best Known for Her Role as Detective ‘Sarah Linden’ in the TV Series ‘The Killing’)
Mireille Enos
1
Birthdate: September 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 50 
Robert A. Heinlein
(American Novelist Best Known as the 'Dean of Science Fiction Writers')
Robert A. Heinlein
5
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 8, 1988