Introduction:Oklahoma is more than oil, cowboys and country music singers. Several famous people were born in the Sooner State. Many of these names will probably surprise you.
Ron Howard, famous for his wholesome roles in "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Happy Days" as well as the director of several movies such as "The Da Vinci Code" (starring Tom Hanks) and "Cinderella Man" (starring Russell Crowe) was born in Duncan, Oklahoma. Despite living most of his life in the Hollywood limelight, this actor turned Oscar-winning director has Oklahoma roots.
One fourth of the "Golden Girls," Rue McClanahan was born in the small town of Healdton, Oklahoma. This Emmy-winning and Golden Globe nominee graduated cum laude from the University of Tulsa before making her mark on the New York stage and in Hollywood.
Chuck Norris, one of Mike Huckabee's biggest supporters and born-again Christian, was born in Ryan, Oklahoma. He is one of only three Americans to earn the eight black belt status. Chuck Norris served in the Air Force during the Korean War and taught karate. His more famous karate students include Steve McQueen, Priscilla Presley and The Osmonds.
Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart and multi-millionaire, was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma. This small-town boy never gave up and created one of the most successful chain of discount stores in the world.
Friend of George Clooney and partner to Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Although raised in Missouri, his grandmother and other family members still reside in Shawnee and the surrounding area.
Oklahoma is home to many famous people from all sorts of walks of life. In fact, Oklahoma is the home state to more American astronauts than any other state. The Sooner State has been the home of many people who have given much to our country and the world.
Yep, Brad Pitt is def a Missourian. He grew up in southern Springfield, and went to college at Mizzou.... OK, actually, it's a big joke at Mizzou since he dropped out only a few credits short of graduating.... On second thought, you can keep him in OK. =0)
Who knew?! This is a very interesting list. Fun read!
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