Alabama Famous Natives

People listed are almost always native to the state. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a state for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the state in their personal endeavors.

  • Hank Aaron baseball player
  • Ralph Abernathy civil rights activist
  • Alabama country music band
  • Mel Allen sportscaster
  • Richard Arrington, Jr. politician
  • Mary Badham actress
  • Tallulah Bankhead actress
  • Charles Barkley basektball player
  • Beverly Barton author
  • Regina Benjamin physician, US surgeon general
  • Amber Benson actress
  • Bo Bice singer
  • Michael Biehn actor
  • Sanford Dixon Bishop, Jr. politician
  • Bibi Black classical trumpeter
  • Lucas Black actor
  • Winton M. Blount u.s. postmaster general, philanthropist
  • Neil Bonnett race car driver
  • Bobby Bowden football coach
  • Rick Bragg author
  • Johnny Mack Brown actor
  • Paul William "Bear" Bryant football coach
  • Edward Burkhalter u.s. navy admiral, chief of naval intelligence
  • John Michael Burton author
  • Brett Butler actress, comedian
  • Pat Buttram actor
  • Larry Byrom musician
  • Nell Carter actress
  • Mark Childress author
  • Stewart Cink golfer
  • Nat "King" Cole entertainer
  • Marva Collins educator
  • Commodores band
  • Jerricho Cotchery football player
  • Dennis Covington author
  • Courteney Cox actress
  • Angela Davis activist
  • Sam Dees songwriter
  • Kim Dickens actress
  • Melinda Dillon actress
  • Deidre Downs miss america
  • Cleveland Eaton musician, bandleader
  • Dennis Edwards singer
  • James Reese Europe composer, bandleader
  • Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald author
  • Fanny Flagg actress
  • Louise Fletcher actress, author
  • Vonetta Flowers olympic medalist
  • Melvin Franklin singer


  • Teddy Gentry musician
  • Kenneth Allen Gibson politician
  • Harvey Glance olympic track medalist
  • William Gorgas u.s. army surgeon general
  • Urbie Green musician
  • Steve Grissom race car driver
  • Sara Haardt author
  • Mia Hamm olympic soccer medalist
  • William Christopher Handy composer
  • Emmylou Harris singer
  • Gustav Hasford author, screenwriter
  • Erskine Hawkins musician, bandleader, composer
  • Alexis Herman u.s. secretary of labor
  • Taylor Hicks singer, songwriter
  • Bill Holbrook cartoonist
  • Lonnie Holley artist
  • Nall Hollis artist
  • Evander Holyfield boxer
  • Robert Horry basketball player (born in MD)
  • Frank House baseball player
  • Linda Howard viet nam war hero
  • Robert Howard author
  • Robert Lewis Howard army special forces soldier, military hero
  • James Byron Huggins author
  • William Bradford Huie author
  • Bo Jackson football and baseball player
  • Kate Jackson actress
  • Sonny James singer
  • Mae Jemison astronaut
  • Dean Jones actor
  • Lee Roy Jordan football player
  • Tom Joyner radio host
  • Percy Lavon Julian chemist, inventor
  • Helen Adams Keller author, activist, lecturer
  • Eddie Kendricks singer, songwriter
  • Jimmy Key baseball player
  • Coretta Scott King civil rights leader
  • Martin Luther King, III civil rights leader
  • Yolanda King actress

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