Actresses From Kansas

Kansas has produced a number of Actresses who have made it big. These include Cassandra Peterson, Annette Bening, Kirstie Alley, Jean Harlow, Emily Wickersham and others.

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 1 Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: October 26, 1952

Hattie McDaniel was an American actress, comedian, and singer-songwriter. She became the first African-American to be honored with an Academy Award when her portrayal of Mammy earned her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Also a radio performer, Hattie McDaniel was the first African American woman to express her skills as a singer on the radio in the US.

 2 Jean Harlow

Jean Harlow.
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Famous As: Hollywood Sex Symbol of the 1930s
Birthdate: March 3, 1911
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: June 7, 1937

Jean Harlow was an actress and sex symbol. Nicknamed the Platinum Blonde and Blonde Bombshell, Harlow was famous for her femme fatale screen persona. She became one of the biggest Hollywood stars despite being in the industry for not more than nine years. Her life and career inspired several movies, such as Harlow and Hughes and Harlow: Angels in Hell.

 3 Annette Bening

Annette Bening.
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Famous As: Actress
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.

 4 Kirstie Alley

Kirstie Alley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 12, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Kirstie Alley graduated from being an interior designer to participating in game shows, and then stepped into showbiz. She is known for her rib-tickling comedy and her Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning performance as Rebecca Howe in Cheers. She was also part of Dancing with the Stars and Celebrity Big Brother.

 5 Cassandra Peterson

Cassandra Peterson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Cassandra Peterson is best known for her iconic character Elvira, from the show Elvira's Movie Macabre and the film Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. She made Elvira a cult figure, with her Gothic appearance and her signature low-cut black dress. She inspired Elvira-themed novels, games, calendars, and comic books. 

 6 Emily Wickersham

Emily Wickersham.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus

Emily Wickersham is an American actress known for playing Eleanor Bishop in the popular action police procedural TV series, NCIS. Wickersham dropped out of Muhlenberg College after attending the private liberal arts college for two years. She then started focusing on her acting career and went on to establish herself as a film and TV actress.

 7 Vivian Vance

Vivian Vance.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 26, 1909
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 17, 1979
Vivian Vance is best remembered for her Emmy-winning role of Ethel Mertz in the sitcom I Love Lucy. Fans also loved her as Vivian Bagley in the sitcom The Lucy Show. A skilled stage actor, too, she also gained fame for playing Nancy Collister in the musical Let's Face It! 
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 8 Aneta Corsaut

Aneta Corsaut.
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Famous As: Actress, Writer
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: November 6, 1995
Aneta Corsaut is best known as Helen Crump from The Andy Griffith Show. She also appeared in films such as The Blob and was seen in significant roles in the series House Calls and Mrs. G. Goes to College. She co-wrote a book named The Mystery Reader's Quiz Book

 9 Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer

 10 Louise Brooks

Louise Brooks.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 14, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 8, 1985

 11 Dee Wallace

Dee Wallace
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Famous As: actor, stage actor, television actor
Birthdate: December 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 12 Sarah Lancaster

Sarah Lancaster
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 13 Shirley Knight

Shirley Knight
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer

 14 Lois Smith

Lois Smith.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 15 Bridget Everett

Bridget Everett
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: April 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus

 16 Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Samantha Smith is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Mary Winchester in the dark fantasy drama TV series Supernatural. Thanks to her performance in Supernatural, Smith has been landing important roles in paranormal and science fiction films like Transformers and Stephanie.

 17 Lucinda Dickey

Lucinda Dickey
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Famous As: Actor, Dancer, Film actor
Birthdate: August 14, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo

 18 Ruth Brown

Ruth Brown
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 12, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: November 17, 2006

 19 Tamara Feldman

Tamara Feldman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 20 Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 11, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo