Georgia 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
  • Conrad Aiken poet
  • Claude Marion Akins actor
  • Jason Aldean singer
  • Kim Basinger actress
  • Blacklight Posterboys band
  • Jim Brown football player
  • Zac Brown musician
  • Bobby Byrd musician, songwriter
  • Erskine Caldwell author
  • Asa Griggs Candler mayor of atlanta, philanthropist
  • Jimmy Carter u.s. president
  • Rosalynn Carter first lady
  • Spud Chandler baseball player
  • Ray Charles musician, singer
  • Howell Cobb politician
  • Ty Cobb baseball player
  • Charles Coburn actor
  • Pat Conroy author
  • Harry Crews author
  • David Cross actor, comedian
  • Billy Currington singer
  • Jack Davis cartoonist
  • Jody Richard Davis baseball player
  • Ossie Davis actor
  • William Crosby Dawson politician
  • Paula Deen chef, restaurateur, author, television host
  • Bucky Dent baseball player
  • James Dickey poet, author
  • Mattiwilda Dobbs opera singer
  • Melvyn Douglas actor
E - F
  • Bobbie Eakes actress
  • Bill Elliott race car driver
  • Clement A. Evans confederate general, author
  • Dakota Fanning actress
  • Laurence Fishburne actor
  • Jeff Foxworthy actor, comedian
  • Walt Frazier basketball player
  • Lloyd Free basketball player
  • John C. Frémont explorer, politician
  • Kelli Giddish actress
  • John Brown Gordon confederate general, politician
  • Amy Grant singer, songwriter
  • Lewis Grizzard writer, humorist
  • William Ray Guy football player


  • Oliver Hardy actor (Laurel and Hardy)
  • Gale Harold actor
  • Clifford "T. I." Harris songwriter, philanthropist
  • Joel Chandler Harris author
  • Lucille Nelson Hegemin singer, entertainer
  • Ed Helms actor, comedian
  • Fletcher Henderson musician
  • Capt. Francis A. Hendry pioneer, politician, confederate soldier
  • Bill Hicks comedian, satirist
  • Hulk Hogan wrestler, actor
  • Doc Holliday dentist, gambler, gunfighter
  • Sterling Holloway actor
  • Miriam Hopkins actress
  • William Houstoun statesman, lawyer
  • Holly Hunter actress
  • Beau Jack boxer
  • Alan Jackson singer, songwriter
  • Harry James musician
  • Jasper Johns artist
  • Herschel Vespasian Johnson politician
  • Bobby Jones golfer
  • Archie Jordan songwriter
  • Benn Jordan musician
  • Stacy Keach actor, narrator
  • DeForet Kelley actor
  • Joshus "Josh" Kelley singer, songwriter
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. america's inspirational civil rights leader, nobel prize laureate
  • Gladys Knight singer

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