Famous People Born In Topeka

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Annette Bening
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Birthdate: May 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Annette Bening is best known for her Academy Award-nominated roles in American Beauty, The Grifters, Being Julia, and The Kids Are All Right. She started her career with Shakespearean theater and delivered Tony Award-nominated performances. She was also appreciated for her roles in Captain Marvel and the miniseries Mrs. Harris.
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Charles Curtis
(Former Vice President of the United States)
Charles Curtis
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 25, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 8, 1936
Charles Curtis served as the U.S. vice president from 1929 to 1933, becoming the first Native American person and the first person of color to hold the post. A qualified attorney, he served as the senate majority leader from 1924 to 1929. He also helped pass the 1898 Curtis Act.
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Brandon Adams
(Actor)
Brandon Adams
2
Birthdate: August 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Lois Smith
(Actress)
Lois Smith
1
Birthdate: November 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 5 
Gwendolyn Brooks
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 3, 2000
 6 
Brad Parscale
(Political adviser)
Brad Parscale
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 7 
Mark Turgeon
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Mark Turgeon
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Shirley Phelps-Roper
(Lawyer)
Shirley Phelps-Roper
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 31, 1957
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 9 
Chris Barnes
(American Professional Bowler)
Chris Barnes
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Chris Barnes
(Musician)
Chris Barnes
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 11 
Pat Roberts
(Political Leader)
Pat Roberts
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
 12 
Billy Kilmer
(American Football Player)
Billy Kilmer
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Aaron Douglas
(Painter)
Aaron Douglas
1
Birthdate: May 26, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 2, 1979
 14 
Teven Jenkins
(American football player)
Teven Jenkins
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 15 
Sheila Ryan
(Actress)
Sheila Ryan
0
Birthdate: June 8, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 4, 1975
 16 
Linda Brown
(American campaigner for equality in education)
Linda Brown
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 20, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 25, 2018
 17 
Ruth Patrick
(Limnologist and Botanist Who Developing Methods to Evaluate the Health of Freshwater Ecosystems)
Ruth Patrick
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 23, 2013

Ruth Patrick was an American limnologist and botanist who specialized in freshwater ecology and diatoms. She is best remembered for developing methods to evaluate the health of freshwater ecosystems. She is also credited with founding numerous research facilities. She won many awards, including the National Medal of Science. Ruth Patrick is a National Women's Hall of Fame inductee.

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Margaret Murdock
(The First Woman to Win a Medal in Shooting at the Summer Olympics)
Margaret Murdock
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo

Margaret Murdock is an American nurse and retired United States Army officer. She is best known for her participation in international shooting competitions. She competed at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, where she won a silver medal for her country. Margaret Murdock has been made an inductee of five halls of fame, including the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame.

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Megan Phelps-Roper
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Joe Deal
(Photographer)
Joe Deal
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: August 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: June 18, 2010
 21 
Dyesharisby
(TikTok Star)
Dyesharisby
2
Birthdate: August 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
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Samantha Smith
(Actress)
Samantha Smith
0
Birthdate: September 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo