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Last modified: 2/02/08

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Oklahoma Vacation Fun Facts

Famous Oklahomans

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

Gene Autry, actor and singer

Johnny Bench, baseball player

Garth Brooks, country singer

Lon Chaney Jr., actor

Roy Clark, country singer

Tom Coburn, U.S. senator

Gordon Cooper, astronaut

James Garner, actor

Geronimo, Apache warrior

Vince Gill, country singer

Sylvan Goldman, inventor of shopping cart

Woody Guthrie, folk singer and songwriter

Merle Haggard, country singer and songwriter

Paul Harvey, radio broadcaster

Tony Hillerman, mystery novelist

S. E. Hinton, novelist

Ben Johnson, actor

Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee chief

Mickey Mantle, baseball player

Reba McEntire, country singer

Roger Miller, country singer

Tom Mix, actor

Patty Page, singer

Wiley Post, aviator

James Riding-in, author

Dale Robertson, actor

Will Rogers, humorist

Sequoyah, devised a table of symbols for the 86 sounds in the Cherokee language

Jim Shoulders, 16-time world champion rodeo cowboy

Thomas Stafford, astronaut

Lauren Stamile, actress

Barry Switzer, football player and coach

Jim Thorpe, football player and Olympic athlete

Dennis Weaver, actor

Elmo Williams, film editor

Sheb Wooley, actor

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