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Last modified: 2/06/08

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North Dakota Vacation Fun Facts

Famous North Dakotans

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

Derek Abney, football player

Dorothy Adams, actress

Lynn Anderson, country singer

Sam Anderson, actor

Richard Armey, politician

Carmen Berg, actress and model

Leslie Bibb, actress

Elizabeth Bodine, humanitarian

Brooks Bollinger, football player

Jeff Boschee, basketball player

Tom Brosseau, singer and songwriter

Quentin Burdick, U.S. senator

Anne Carlsen, educator

George Armstrong Custer, general

Ronald Davies, judge

Jean-Baptiste Charbonneau, explorer and fur trader

Shannon Curfman, singer

Angie Dickinson, actress

Ivan Dmitre, artist

Josh Duhamel, actor

Darin Erstad, baseball player

John Bernard Flannagan, sculptor

Michael Forest, actor

Phyllis Frelich, actress

William Gass, author

Travis Hafner, baseball player

Rick Helling, baseball player

Phil Jackson, basketball coach

Leon Jacobson, educator

Harold Johnson, general

Tim Johnson, baseball player

Jim Kleinsasser, football player

Louis L'Amour, western novelist

Jonny Lang, singer and guitarist

Peggy Lee, singer

William Lemke, U.S. representative

Ted Mann, theater owner

Roger Maris, baseball player

Casper Oimoen, skier

Tim Olson, baseball player

Dave Osborn, football player

Arthur Peterson, actor

Cliff “Fido” Purpur, hockey player

Teddy Roosevelt, U.S. president

James Rosenquist, painter

Sacajewea, Shoshone guide and explorer

Eric Sevareid, TV commentator

Sitting Bull, Sioux leader

Ann Southern, actress

Dorothy Stickney, actress

Edward Thompson, editor

Era Bell Thompson, editor

Tommy Tucker, band leader

Bobby Vee, singer

Harley Venton, actor

Lawrence Welk, band leader

Larry Woiwode, author

Milton Young, U.S. representative

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