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
177
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
32
Birthdate: November 30, 1835
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 21, 1910
 3 
John Goodman
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Dan Conner’ in the TV Series ‘Roseanne’)
John Goodman
30
Birthdate: June 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Maya Angelou
(American Poet and Civil Rights Activist Known for Her Autobiography ‘I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings’)
Maya Angelou
40
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: May 28, 2014
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Don Cheadle
(Actor and Filmmaker)
Don Cheadle
36
Birthdate: November 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Kate Spade
(Fashion Designer, Founder and Co-Owner of the Designer Brand ‘Kate Spade New York’)
Kate Spade
34
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 5, 2018
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Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
29
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 18, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 18, 2017
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Dick Van Dyke
(Actor, Singer and Comedian Best Known for His TV Sitcom 'The Dick Van Dyke Show')
Dick Van Dyke
30
Birthdate: December 13, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 9 
George Washington Carver
(American Agricultural Scientist and Inventor Who Promoted Alternative Crops to Cotton and Methods to Prevent Soil Depletion)
George Washington Carver
33
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 5, 1943
 10 
Josephine Baker
(First Black Woman to Star in a Major Motion Picture, the 1927 Silent Film 'Siren of the Tropics')
Josephine Baker
25
Birthdate: June 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: April 12, 1975
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Evan Peters
82
Birthdate: January 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 12 
Langston Hughes
(One of the Earliest Innovators of the Literary Art Form Called Jazz Poetry)
Langston Hughes
27
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 22, 1967
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Harry S. Truman
(33rd President of the United States)
Harry S. Truman
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 8, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: December 26, 1972
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 14 
T. S. Eliot
(Best Known as a Leader of the Modernist Movement in Poetry)
T. S. Eliot
71
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 26, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 4, 1965
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Rush Limbaugh
(Conservative Political Commentator and Host of 'The Rush Limbaugh Show')
Rush Limbaugh
66
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 17, 2021
 16 
Jon Hamm
(Best Known for His Role of 'Don Draper' in TV Series 'Mad Men')
Jon Hamm
23
Birthdate: March 10, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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 17 
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
37
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 19 
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)
 20 
Redd Foxx
(Comedian)
Redd Foxx
10
Birthdate: December 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 11, 1991
Height: 5'8" (173 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
31
Birthdate: May 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 22 
Don Johnson
16
Birthdate: December 15, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 23 
Jean Harlow
(American Actress Who was the Leading Sex Symbol of the Early 1930s)
Jean Harlow
19
Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 7, 1937
 24 
Misty Copeland
(The First African-American Woman to Serve as the 'American Ballet Theatre' Company's Principal Dancer)
Misty Copeland
26
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
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 25 
Taylor Momsen
(Actress & Frontwoman Of The Rock Band The Pretty Reckless)
Taylor Momsen
40
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 26 
Jayson Tatum
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Jayson Tatum
30
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Matt Bomer
(Actor)
Matt Bomer
32
Birthdate: October 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Jane Wyman
(Actress)
Jane Wyman
8
Birthdate: January 5, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 10, 2007
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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)
 30 
Sheryl Crow
(One of the Best Selling Pop, Rock Singer-Songwriter with Nine Grammy Awards)
Sheryl Crow
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 31 
James Gunn
(Director Known for His Films: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’, ‘Scooby-Doo’ and ‘The Suicide Squad’)
James Gunn
24
Birthdate: August 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 32 
Kathleen Turner
(Actress Who Has Provided the Voice of ‘Jessica Rabbit’ in the Animated Film ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’)
Kathleen Turner
30
Birthdate: June 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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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)
 34 
Vincent Price
5
Birthdate: May 27, 1911
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 25, 1993
 35 
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)
 36 
Ed Asner
(Actor, played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and gained prominence as a political activist.)
Ed Asner
17
Birthdate: November 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 29, 2021
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 37 
Walter Cronkite
(Broadcast Journalist and Longtime Anchor of the ‘CBS Evening News’)
Walter Cronkite
6
Birthdate: November 4, 1916
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: July 17, 2009
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 38 
Sterling K. Brown
(Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘The People V. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story’)
Sterling K. Brown
8
Birthdate: April 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Tyron Woodley
(Mixed martial artist)
Tyron Woodley
36
Birthdate: April 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 40 
Michael McDonald
(Singer-Songwriter)
Michael McDonald
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 41 
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
 42 
Jessica Capshaw
8
Birthdate: August 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Doris Roberts
(American Actress Who Had a Long Career Spanning Seven Decades)
Doris Roberts
8
Birthdate: November 4, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 17, 2016
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 44 
Kevin Kline
(Academy Award-Winning Actor, Who Has Also Appeared in Several Productions of Shakespeare's Plays)
Kevin Kline
18
Birthdate: October 24, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
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
11
Birthdate: October 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Katherine McNamara
13
Birthdate: November 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 47 
Mireille Enos
(Best Known for Her Role as Detective ‘Sarah Linden’ in the TV Series ‘The Killing’)
Mireille Enos
4
Birthdate: September 22, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 48 
Robert A. Heinlein
(American Novelist Best Known as the 'Dean of Science Fiction Writers')
Robert A. Heinlein
6
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 8, 1988
 49 
Dale Carnegie
(Self-Help Writer, Motivational Guru, Public Speaker)
Dale Carnegie
7
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 24, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 1, 1955
 50 
Tech N9ne
(Rapper)
Tech N9ne
11
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)