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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.

  • "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson singer, songwriter
  • Pink Anderson singer, guitarist
B
  • James Mark Baldwin psychologist, founder american psychological association, author
  • David Ball singer, songwriter
  • Bernard Baruch statesman
  • Charlotta Bass educator, civil rights activist
  • Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates tap dancer
  • Brook Benton singer, songwriter
  • Mary McLeod Bethune educator
  • Felix "Doc" Blanchard heisman trophy winner, football player, military pilot
  • James Butler Bonham soldier, killed at battle of alamo
  • James Anthony Brown actor, radio personality
  • James Brown "godfather of soul", singer, songwriter
  • Joseph H. Burckhalter inventor
  • James F. Byrnes politician
C
  • Tommy Caldwell musician
  • Toy Caldwell songwriter
  • John C. Calhoun politician, u.s. vice president
  • Harry Carson football player
  • Wilson Casey guinness world record holder, columnist
  • Chubby Checker singer
  • Stephen Colbert television host, writer (born in D.C.)
  • Angell Conwell actress
  • Melissa "Missy" Crider actress
D - F
  • Reverend Gary Davis (Blind Gary Davis) singer
  • Andrew Dick actor, voice artist
  • Larry Doby baseball player
  • Marian Wright Edelmen activist, founder children's defense fund
  • Joe Frazier boxer, olympic medalist
  • Susan Pringle Frost preservationist, suffragist
G
  • Kevin Garnett basketball player
  • Leeza Gibbons television host
  • Althea Gibson tennis player
  • William Gibson author
  • Dizzy Gillespie trumpeter, bandleader, singer
  • Doug Gray musician
  • Lindsey Graham politician
  • Fred Griffith actor
H - J
  • DuBose Heyward poet, playwright, author
  • Charlayne Hunter-Gault journalist
  • Andrew Jackson u s president
  • Jesse Jackson civil rights activist, minister
  • Joe "Shoeless Joe" Jackson baseball player
  • James Jamerson musician
  • William Johnson, Jr. jurist
K - M
  • Eartha Kitt actress, singer
  • James Longstreet confederate general civil war
  • Andie MacDowell actress
  • Francis Marion revolutionary war continental army lieutenant colonel
  • Marshall Tucker Band music group
  • Burnet Maybank politician
  • Edwin McCain singer, songwriter
  • George McCorkle musician
  • Dr. Ronald Erwin McNair astronaut
  • Robert Mills architect, designer washington monument

N - O

  • Isaiah DeQuincey Newman minister, civil rights leader
  • Nancy O'Dell television host
  • Jermaine O'Neal basketball player
P
  • Peggy Parish author
  • Mary-Louise Parker actress
  • David "Silver Fox" Pearson automobile racer
  • William "Refrigerator" Perry football player
  • Julia Peterkin author, nobel prize laureate
  • John Phillips musician
  • Josephine Lyons Scott Pinckney poet, author
R
  • Jim Rice baseball player
  • James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (Robert Jorday) author
  • Jane Robelot television news anchor
  • Julie Roberts singer
  • Chris Rock comedian, actor
  • Darius Rucker singer
S
  • Arthur "Art" Shell football player, coach
  • Blue Sky artist, sculptor
  • W. Thomas Smith, Jr. author, editor, journalist
  • Angie Stone singer, songwriter
  • Lily Strickland composer, author, artist
T
  • Melanie Thornton singer
  • Strom Thurmond politician
  • Charles Hard Townes physicist, nobel prize laureate
  • William Barret Travis lawyer, soldier
  • Josh Turner singer, songwriter
W - Y
  • Shawn Weatherly former miss usa, universe, actress
  • William Westmoreland army chief of staff, general
  • Vanna White television personality
  • Maurice Williams musician
  • Mookie Wilson baseball player
  • Cale Yarborough race car driver, team owner

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