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Colorado Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Coloradans

These are just a few of the famous people who were either born in Colorado or spent some important time in Colorado.

Tim Allen, actor

Lyle Alzado, football player

Mike Anderson, football player

Roland Arnall, chairman of Ameriquest

Champ Bailey, football player

Tyler Befus, fly fisherman and author, A Kid's Guide to Flyfishing

Tatum Bell, football player

William Bonney (aka Henry McCarty, Henry Antrim, and Billy the Kid), outlaw

Courtney Brown, football player

Zachery Ty Bryan, actor

Ben Nighthorse Campbell, U.S. senator, the first Native American senator

M. Scott Carpenter, astronaut

Kit Carson, explorer and lawman

Lon Chaney, actor

Patrick Chukwurah, football player

Don Claps, world record-breaking cartwheeler

Marco Coleman, football player

Dave Collins, baseball player and coach

Peter Conti, author

Pete Coors, brewer

Clive Cussler, thriller novelist

Terrell Davis, football player

Ron Dayne, football player

Jack Dempsey, boxer

Ralph Edwards, TV show host

Ebenezer Ekuban, football player

Jason Elam, football player

John Elway, football player

Douglas Fairbanks, actor

Eugene Fodor, violinist

Gene Fowler, writer

Domonique Foxworth, football player

William Gilpin, Colorado territorial governor

Lawrence Gipson, historian

Ian Gold, football player

Richard “Goose” Gossage, baseball player

Peter Guber, movie producer

Ruth Handler, toy maker

Carroll Hardy, football player and scout, also baseball player

Erick Hawkins, choreographer

John Henry “Doc” Holiday, western gunman

Poker Alice Huckert, gambler

Homer Lea, solder, writer

Ashley Lelie, football player

John Lynch, football player

Ted Mack, TV host

John Malone, cable TV mogul

William “Bat” Masterson, lawman

Phil Meyers, author

Chief Ouray, Ute chief

Trey Parker, South Park creator

Jake Plummer, football player

Clinton Portis, football player

Trevor Pryce, football player

Rick Raditz, Internet marketing expert

John L. Routt, first Colorado governor

Todd Sauerbaum, football player

Robert Seiwald, inventor

Mike Shanahan, football coach

Rod Smith, football player

F. O. Stanley, inventor of Stanley Steamer and founder of the Stanley Hotel

Matt Stone, South Park creator

Byron White, U.S. supreme court justice

Paul Whiteman, conductor

Darrent Williams, football player

Al Wilson, football player

Oprah Winfrey, TV talk show host, actress, producer, book author, billionaire

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