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Last modified: 11/26/08

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Nevada Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Nevadans

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

Eva Bertrand Adams, director of the U.S. Mint

Ben Alexander, actor

Andre Agassi, tennis player

Henry Fountain Ashurst, politician

Raymond T. Baker, director of U.S. Mint

Art Bell, radio host

Helen Delich Bentley, publisher, U.S. congresswoman

James Hubert Bilbray, politician

Foster Brooks, comedian

Robert Coles Caples, painter

Charisma Carpenter, actress

James E. Casey, founder of United Parcel Service

Hobart Cavanaugh, actor

Walter Van Tilburg Clark, novelist

Henry Paige Comstock, prospector

Abby Dalton, actress

Jack Dempsey, boxer

Wyatt Earp, sheriff of Tonopah, Nevada, wild west hero

James A. Gibbons, politician

Steffi Graf, tennis player

Michele Greene, actress

Howard Hughes, filmmaker, aviator, businessman

Helen Joaquin, Paiute leader

Velma Johnston, aka Wild Horse Annie, animal activist

Mark Joyner, author

Jimmy Kimmel, comedian and talk show host

Jack Kramer, tennis player

Paul Laxalt, Nevada governor and U.S. senator

Robert Laxalt, novelist

Henry LeTang, tap dancer

Liberace, pianist and entertainer

Natchez, Paiute leader

Wayne Newton, singer

Thelma Pat Nixon, U.S. first lady

Numaga, aka Young Winnemucca, Paiute chief

Harry M. Reid, U.S. senator

Don Rickles, comedian

Johnson Sides, Indian peacemaker

Frank Sinatra, singer, actor, casino owner

David Derek Stacton, author

Captain Truckee, Paiute chief and guide

Tanya Tucker, country singer

Jack Wilson, aka Wovoka, Paiute Indian prophet who created the Ghost Dance religion in the 1880s and 1890s.

Chief Winnemucca, Paiute chief

Sarah Winnemucca, Paiute educator, human rights activist, and author of the first book by a native woman

Steve Wynn, casino owner

Dolora Zajick, opera singer

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