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Famous Missourians

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

Maya Angelou, poet and novelist

Adam Archuleta, football player

Moses Austin, lead miner

Noah Beery, actor

Wallace Beery, actor

Kendrell Bell, football player

Emil Brown, baseball player

Isaac Bruce, football player

Marc Bulger, football player

William S. Burroughs, novelist

Chris Carpenter, baseball player

Kit Carson, explorer and lawman

John Danforth, U.S. senator

David DeJesus, baseball player

David Eckstein, baseball player

Jim Edmonds, baseball player

Marshall Faulk, football player

Anton Feuchtwanger, inventor of hot dogs

London Fletcher, football player

Vincent (Chin) Gigante, Mafia Oddfather

Tony Gonzalez, football player

Trent Green, football player

Zack Greinke, baseball player

Mark Grudzielanek, baseball player

Az-Zahir Hakim, football player

Dante Hall, football player

Ernest Hamwi, inventor of ice cream cone

Runelvys Hernandez, baseball player

Wild Bill Hickock, gunfighter and gambler

Priest Holmes, football player

Torry Holt, football player

Edwin Hubble, astronomer

Jason Isringhausen, baseball player

Steve Jackson, football player

Frank James, outlaw

Jesse James, outlaw

Derrick Johnson, football player

Larry Johnson, football player

Elizabeth Keckly, dress designer

Eddie Kennison, football player

Jose Lima, baseball player

Rush Limbaugh, radio talk show host and author

Scott Linehan, football coach

Leonard Little, football player

Jim Mabry, baseball player

Dexter McCleon, football player

Jill Jackson Miller, actress and composer of The Peace Song

Yadier Molina, baseball player

Matt Morris, baseball player

Mark Mulder, baseball player

Howard Nemerov, poet

Abraham Nunez, baseball player

Tom Nutten, football player

Orlando Pace, football player

Gino Pariani, soccer player

Brad Pitt, actor

Albert Pujols, baseball player

Joseph Pulitzer, newspaper publisher

Tony Richardson, football player

Willie Roaf, football player

Nellie David Tayloe Ross, Wyoming governor and first woman governor in the U.S

Reggie Sanders, baseball player

Ryan Sims, football player

Jeff Suppan, baseball player

Patrick Surtain, football player

So Taguchi, baseball player

Derrick Thomas, football player

Adam Timmerman, football player

Harry S. Truman, U.S. president

Mark Twain, novelist and humorist

Lawrence Tynes, football player

Miyoshi Umeki, actress

Willard Duncan Vandiver, U.S. congressman

Larry Walker, baseball player

Kurt Warner, football player

Dwayne Washington, football player

James Webb, U.S. senator and secretary of the navy

Matt Willig, football player

Grant Winstrom, football player

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