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Oklahoma Famous

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.


  • Art Acord silent film star
  • Carl Albert former speaker, U S House
  • Erica Anderson actress
  • Keith Anderson singer
  • Maxie Anderson balloonist
  • Lou Antonio director/actor
  • Gene Autry actor, entrepreneur
  • Hoyt Axton singer, songwriter
  • Johnny Bench baseball player
  • Jennifer Berry former miss america (born in TX)
  • John Berryman poet
  • Delbert Black u.s. navy officer
  • Johnny Bond entertainer
  • Samuel "Sam" Bradford football player, heisman trophy winner
  • Garth Brooks singer
  • Anita Bryant entertainer
  • J. J. Cale songwriter, musician
  • Jeremy Castle singer, songwriter
  • Lon Chaney, Jr. actor
  • Kristin Chenoweth singer, actress
  • Lt. Col. Ernest Childers recipient (indian) congressional medal of honor
  • Gordon Cooper astronaut
D - F
  • Al Dark baseball player
  • Ronnie Claire Edwards actress
  • Ralph Ellison writer
  • Ty England singer
  • Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd bank robber (born in GA)
  • Lane Frost champion bull rider (born in CO)
  • Cassie Gaines singer
  • Gap Band music group
  • James Garner actor
  • Owen K. Garriott astronaut
  • David Gates singer, songwriter
  • Vince Gill singer
  • Bill Goldberg wrestler, football player
  • Sylvan Goldman inventor shopping cart
  • Myra Vanderpool Gormley columnist, author
  • Chester Gould cartoonist
  • Woody Guthrie singer/composer
  • Hanson music group
  • LaDonna Harris comanche, founder oklahomans for indian opportunity
  • Roy Harris composer
  • Paul Harvey broadcaster
  • Ira Hays marine, famed iwo jima flag raiser
  • Van Heflin actor
  • Tony Hillerman author
  • Rance Howard actor
  • Ron Howard actor/director
  • Patrick Hurley diplomat
  • Karl Guthe Jansky engineer
  • Jane Anne Jayroe former miss america
  • Norma Jean singer
  • Ben Johnson actor
  • Jennifer Jones actress
K - L
  • Toby Keith musician
  • Robert Kerr politician
  • Jeane Kirkpatrick diplomat
  • Steve Largent football player, politician
  • Shannon Lucid astronaut
  • Clara Luper civil rights leader
  • Carl C. Magee inventor parking meter
  • Wilma Mankiller Cherokee chief
  • Mickey Mantle baseball player
  • Pepper Martin baseball player
  • Rue McClanahan actress
  • Reba McEntire singer
  • Phillip C. McGraw "Dr. Phil" television host
  • Edward (Eddie) Miller singer, songwriter
  • Roger Miller singer, songwriter
  • Shannon Miller olympic gymnast
  • Leona Mitchell opera singer
  • N. Scott Momaday poet, author
  • Kenny Monday olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Jack C. Montgomery u.s. army officer, medal of honor recipient
  • Bill Moyers journalist
  • Daniel Patrick Moynihan senator
  • Bobby Murcer baseball player

N - P

  • Lauren Nelson former miss america
  • Chuck Norris actor
  • W. R. "Smokie" Norful, Jr. singer, musician
  • Steve Owens football player, heisman trophy winner
  • Patti Page singer
  • Sandi Patty singer
  • Frank Phillips founder phillips petroleum (born in NE)
  • T. Boone Pickens entrepreneur
  • Brad Pitt actor
  • Mary Kay Place actress
  • William R. Pogue astronaut
  • Wiley Post aviator (born in TX)
  • Susan Powell former miss america, actress


  • Tony Randall actor
  • Lynn Riggs playwright
  • Oral Roberts evangelist
  • Dale Robertson actor
  • Will Rogers humorist
  • Jim Ross announcer, commentator
  • Dan Rowan comedian
  • Leon Russell singer, songwriter, musician


  • Will Sampson actor, artist
  • Gailard Sartain actor, comedian
  • Ted Shackleford actor
  • Blake Shelton singer
  • Jeremy Shockey football player
  • Jim Shoulders rodeo cowboy
  • Norma Smallwood former miss america
  • Leon Polk Smith artist
  • Shawntel Smith former miss america
  • Thomas P. Stafford astronaut
  • Willie Stargell baseball player
  • Wes Studi actor


  • Maria Tallchief ballerina
  • Ten Bears chief of ketahto
  • B. J .Thomas singer
  • Jim Thorpe athlete
  • James D. Thurman u.s. army officer, deputy chief of staff
  • Jeanne Tripplehorn actress
  • Bob Tway pga champion

U - W

  • Carrie Underwood singer
  • Billy Vessels football player, winner heisman trophy
  • Sam Walton founder of wal-mart
  • Paul and Lloyd Waner baseball hall of famers
  • J. C. Watts congressman
  • Jimmy Webb songwriter, singer
  • Wesley "Wes" Welker football player
  • Wayne Wells olympic medalist, wrestler
  • Jason White football player, heisman trophy winner
  • Alfre Woodard actress
  • Shelby "Sheb" Wooley singer

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Oklahoma Cities, Counties & Area Codes

City County Area Code
Stilwell Adair 918
Cherokee Alfalfa 580
Atoka Atoka 580
Beaver Beaver 580
Elk City Beckham 580
Watonga Blaine 580
Durant Bryan 580
Anadarko Caddo 405
Yukon Canadian 405
Ardmore Carter 580
Tahlequah Cherokee 918
Hugo Choctaw 580
Boise City Cimarron 580
Norman Cleveland 405
Coalgate Coal 580
Lawton Comanche 580
Walters Cotton 580
Vinita Craig 918
Sapulpa Creek 918
Weatherford Custer 580
Grove Delaware 918
Vici Dewey 580
Shattuck Ellis 580
Enid Garfield 580
Pauls Valley Garvin 405
Chickasha Grady 405
Medford Grant 580
Mangum Greer 580
Hollis Harmon 580
Laverne Harper 580
Stigler Haskell 918
Holdenville Hughes 405
Altus Jackson 580
Waurika Jefferson 580
Tishomingo Johnston 580
Ponca City Kay 580
Kingfisher Kingfisher 405
Hobart Kiowa 580
Wilburton Latimer 918
Poteau Leflore 918
Chandler Lincoln 405
Guthrie Logan 405
Marietta Love 580
Fairview Major 580
Madill Marshall 580
Pryor Mayes 918
Blanchard McClain 405
Broken Bow McCurtain 580
Checotah McIntosh 918
Sulphur Murray 580
Muskogee Muskogee 918
Perry Noble 580
Nowata Nowata 918
Okemah Okfuskee 918
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 405
Edmond Oklahoma 405
Okmulgee Okmulgee 918
Skiatook Osage 918
Miami Ottawa 918
Cleveland Pawnee 918
Stillwater Payne 405
McAlester Pittsburg 918
Ada Pontotoc 580
Shawnee Pottawatomie 405
Antlers Pushmataha 580
Cheyenne Roger Mills 580
Claremore Rogers 918
Seminole Seminole 405
Sallisaw Sequoyah 918
Duncan Stephens 580
Guymon Texas 580
Frederick Tillman 580
Tulsa Tulsa 918
Broken Arrow Wagoner 918
Bartlesville Washington 918
Cordell Washita 580
Alva Woods 580
Woodward Woodward 580

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