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Last modified: 2/05/08

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Montana Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Montanans

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

Jeff Ament, musician (Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone, and Three Fish bands)

Dorothy Baker, author

Dirk Benedict, actor

Eric Bergoust, ski jumper

W. A. Tony Boyle, labor leader

John Bozeman, explorer and prospector

Dana Carvey, actor and comedian

Gary Cooper, actor

George Armstrong Custer, general

Marcus Daly, founder of Anaconda

Patrick Duffy, actor

Peter Fonda, actor

Alfred Bertram Guthrie, novelist

Rich Hall, comedian

Earl Hanson, football player

Jack Horner, fossil hunter

Chet Huntley, newscaster

Phil Jackson, basketball coach

Will James, artist and author

Calamity Jane, western heroine

Dorothy Johnson, novelist

Chief Joseph, Nez Perce leader

Margot Kidder, actress

Evel Knievel, daredevil motorcyclist

Jerry Kramer, football player

Levi Leipheimer, cyclist

Myrna Loy, actress

David Lynch, director and producer

Ian MacDonald, actor

Michael Mansfield, U.S. senator

Dave McNally, baseball player

George Montgomery, actor

Jeannette Pickering Rankin, U.S. representative, suffragist, and pacifist

Martha Raye, comedienne

Charles Marion Russell, artist

Sacajewea, Shoshone guide and explorer

Brian Schweitzer, Montana governor

Michael Smuin, choreographer

Ron Strykert, musician

Doug Swingly, four-time winner of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race

Tashunca-uitco (Crazy Horse), Oglala Lakota leader

Tatanka-Iyotanka (Sitting Bull), Hunkpapa Lakota chief and holy man

Joyce Growing Thunder, artist

Lester Thurow, economist

Thomas Walsh, U.S. senator

Chief Washakie, Shoshone leader

Burton Wheeler, U.S. senator

Michelle Williams, actress

Hank Worden, actor

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