Famous People From Nebraska

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Nebraska was the 37th region in the USA to be declared a state. The state is also famously known as ‘The Great American Desert’. Several books and internet sources have spoken in length about this American state. The state has also earned a place in the record books for several firsts and other interesting reasons. Nebraska has also produced several eminent personalities who are legends in their own right. Renowned businessman Warren Buffet, actors Marlon Brando and Henry Fonda, filmmaker Alexander Payne, legendary tennis star Andy Roddick as well as actress Hillary Swank are a few eminent personalities from this American state. Marlon Brando, who played the lead role in the iconic film ‘Godfather’, is considered an institution in acting. Warren Buffet, one of the richest entrepreneurs on earth has been in news for his philanthropic activities as well, apart from his business prowess. Hillary Swank has bagged two Academy Awards for her works in films like ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby’ respectively. Here are the names of a few other celebrities who hail from Nebraska.
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 1 
Malcolm X
(Major Figure of American Civil Rights Movement)
Malcolm X
67
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 19, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 21, 1965
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 2 
Warren Buffett
(Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway)
Warren Buffett
57
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Marlon Brando
(One of the Most Influential Actors of the 20th Century)
Marlon Brando
40
Birthdate: April 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 1, 2004
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Hilary Swank
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Brandon Teena’, a Transgender Man, in the Movie ‘Boys Don't Cry’)
Hilary Swank
18
Birthdate: July 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Henry Fonda
(American Actor Who Cultivated an Everyman Screen Image in Several Films Considered to be Classics)
Henry Fonda
9
Birthdate: May 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 12, 1982
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Fred Astaire
(The Greatest Dancer in Film History)
Fred Astaire
14
Birthdate: May 10, 1899
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 22, 1987
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Jojo Siwa
(American Youtube Dancer and Singer)
Jojo Siwa
234
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: May 19, 2003
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Gabrielle Union
27
Birthdate: October 29, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Gerald Ford
(38th President of the United States (1974 - 1977))
Gerald Ford
52
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 26, 2006
 10 
Terence Crawford
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Andy Roddick
(American Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Andy Roddick
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 12 
Ashley Graham
(Plus-size Model)
Ashley Graham
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Montgomery Clift
5
Birthdate: October 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 23, 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Nick Nolte
(American Actor Best Known for His Films: ‘The Prince of Tides’, ‘Affliction’ and ‘Warrior')
Nick Nolte
12
Birthdate: February 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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James Coburn
(Film and TV Actor)
James Coburn
7
Birthdate: August 31, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: November 18, 2002
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
Elliott Smith
23
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 21, 2003
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 17 
Sting
(Wrestler, Actor)
Sting
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Dick Cheney
(46th Vice President of the United States (2001 - 2009))
Dick Cheney
34
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 30, 1941
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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Jaime King
(Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Model)
Jaime King
11
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Birthdate: April 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
 20 
Larry the Cable Guy
(Stand-up comedian, Actor, Voice Actor)
Larry the Cable Guy
14
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Farrah Abraham
(American Reality Television Personality Best Known for Her Reality TV Shows ‘16 and Pregnant’ and ‘Teen Mom’)
Farrah Abraham
17
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Nicholas Sparks
(Novelist Known for His Best-Selling Tales of Romance and Heartbreak Like 'The Notebook' & 'Dear John')
Nicholas Sparks
5
Birthdate: December 31, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Andrew Rannells
12
Birthdate: August 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 24 
Dick Cavett
(Comedian & Former Talk Show Host Notable for His Conversational Style and In-depth Discussions)
Dick Cavett
7
Birthdate: November 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Jorge Garcia
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Role in the TV Series 'Becker' and 'Lost')
Jorge Garcia
5
Birthdate: April 28, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 26 
Alexander Payne
(Director)
Alexander Payne
3
Birthdate: February 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Wade Boggs
(Baseball Player)
Wade Boggs
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 28 
Marg Helgenberger
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Catherine Willows’ in the TV Series ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation’)
Marg Helgenberger
4
Birthdate: November 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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 29 
Ted DiBiase
(American Retired Professional Wrestler and One of the Greatest Villains in Pro-Wrestling History)
Ted DiBiase
8
Birthdate: January 18, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 30 
Bob Gibson
(Baseball Player)
Bob Gibson
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 9, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Brandon Sanderson
(Epic Fantasy and Science-Fiction Writer Best Known for the 'Cosmere' Fictional Universe)
Brandon Sanderson
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 19, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 32 
Charlie Munger
(Investor)
Charlie Munger
8
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Robert Taylor
(Actor, Pilot)
Robert Taylor
0
Birthdate: August 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 8, 1969
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Ward Bond
(Actor)
Ward Bond
3
Birthdate: April 9, 1903
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 5, 1960
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 35 
Randy Meisner
(Retired American musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the Eagles)
Randy Meisner
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 8, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
 36 
Swoosie Kurtz
(Actress)
Swoosie Kurtz
7
Birthdate: September 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
 37 
Moon Bloodgood
2
Birthdate: September 20, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Emily Kinney
(actor, musician, singer, stage actor, television actor)
Emily Kinney
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 39 
David Janssen
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Richard Kimble’ in the TV Series ‘The Fugitive’)
David Janssen
10
Birthdate: March 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 13, 1980
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 40 
Robert Taylor
4
Birthdate: July 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Lindsey Shaw
(Actress)
Lindsey Shaw
3
Birthdate: May 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Janine Turner
(Actress)
Janine Turner
5
Birthdate: December 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 43 
Lucas Cruikshank
(YouTube Personality)
Lucas Cruikshank
15
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: August 29, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 44 
Max Baer
(Heavyweight)
Max Baer
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 21, 1959
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 45 
Brandon Teena
(Trans Man Rape victim)
Brandon Teena
11
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 31, 1993
 46 
Harold Lloyd
(Actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, stunt performer)
Harold Lloyd
7
Birthdate: April 20, 1893
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 8, 1971
 47 
Anne Ramsey
(Actress)
Anne Ramsey
8
Birthdate: March 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 11, 1988
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 48 
L Ron Hubbard
(Founder of Church of Scientology)
L Ron Hubbard
28
Birthdate: March 13, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 24, 1986
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 49 
Jack Sock
(Tennis Player)
Jack Sock
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 24, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 50 
Roxane Gay
(Writer Known for Her 2014 Essay Collection 'Bad Feminist')
Roxane Gay
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra