Colorado 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.

A - B
  • Tim Allen actor
  • Philip Bailey singer
  • Vance Brand astronaut
  • Clara Brown founder of Denver's first Sunday school, first African American to come to Colorado in the gold rush of 1859.
  • Zachery Ty Bryan actor
  • Arleigh Burke four-star admiral usn
  • William Byers founder of the Rocky Mountain News
  • Scott Carpenter astronaut
  • Lon Chaney, Sr. actor
  • Mary Coyle Chase playwright, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Adolph Coors founder of the Adolph Coors Company
D - G
  • Jack Dempsey boxer
  • Ralph Edwards television entertainer
  • John Elway football player
  • Douglas Fairbanks actor
  • Thomas Hornsby Ferril poet laureate
  • Eugene Fodor violinist
  • Chris Fowler sports broadcaster
  • Gene Fowler author
  • Richard "Goose" Gossage baseball player, broadcaster
  • Michael Grimm singer, songwriter
H - K
  • Ruth Handler toy maker
  • Jon Heder actor
  • Pat Hingle actor
  • John Kerry politician
  • Ken Kesey author
L - M
  • Homer Lea soldier, writer
  • Willard Libby chemist
  • Little Raven arapahoe indian chief
  • Jake Lloyd actor
  • Ted Mack television host
  • James S. McDonnell founder McDonnell Corp (now McDonnell-Douglas)

O - P

  • Chief Ouray ute indian leader
  • David Packard co-founder Hewlett-Packard Company
  • General William Jackson Palmer founder of Colorado Springs, developed the first narrow gauge railroad
  • Ryan J. Parker actor
  • Antoinette Perry director, actress
  • AnnaSophia Robb actress
  • Karl Rove presidential advisor
  • Barbara Rush actress
S - V
  • Florence R. Sabin pioneer in science and public health
  • Robert Seiwald inventor
  • Alan K. Simpson u.s. senator
  • John "Jack" Swigert Jr. nasa astronaut
  • Lowell Thomas author, newscaster
  • Dalton Trumbo author
  • Amy Van Dyken olympics gold medalist
  • Frank Welker actor
  • Byron White supreme court justice
  • Paul Whiteman conductor, musician
  • Connie Willis author

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