Famous People from Arizona

Barry Morris Goldwater (1909 - 1998) Businessman and five-term United States Senator from Arizona (1953-1965, 1969-1987) and the Republican Party's nominee for President in the 1964 election. He was also a Major General in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He was known as "Mr. Conservative". Born in Phoenix, AZ (796)

Erika Alexander (1969 - ) An American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Pam Tucker on the sitcom The Cosby Show and Maxine Shaw on the sitcom Living Single. Born in Winslow, AZ (1076)

Rex Elvie Allen (1920 - 1999) An American film actor, singer and songwriter who is particularly known as the narrator in many Disney nature and Western productions. For contributions to the recording industry, Rex Allen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Born in Willcox, AZ (835)

Jules Asner (1968 - ) Born Julie Ann White, she is an American television personality, writer, and former fashion model. Born in Tempe, AZ (1077)

Dierks Bentley (1975 - ) An American country music artist who has been signed to Capitol Records Nashville since 2003. He released his 7th album in 2014. Born in Phoenix, AZ (1312)

Lynda Carter (1951 - ) Born Linda Jean Cordova Carter. An American actress and songwriter. Miss World USA in 1972. Star of the TV series Wonder Woman from 1975 to 1979. Born in Phoenix, AZ (1078)

Cesar Estrada Chavez (1927 - 1993) Founded and led the first successful farm workers' union in U.S. history. Born in Yuma, AZ (22)

Joan Ganz Cooney (1929 - ) Television producer and one of the founders of the Children's Television Network. She also co-created Sesame Street. Born in Phoenix, AZ (20)

Brady James Monson Corbet (1988 - ) An American actor. Corbet is perhaps best known for playing Mason Freeland in the film Thirteen, Brian Lackey in the film Mysterious Skin, and Alan Tracy in the 2004 film Thunderbirds. Born in Scottsdale, AZ (1079)

Matthew Joseph Dallas (1982 - ) An American actor, best known for playing the title character on the ABC Family series, Kyle XY. Born in Phoenix, AZ (1080)

Andrew Vabre Devine (1905 - 1977) American character actor and comic cowboy sidekick known for his distinctive, whiny voice. He appeared in more than 400 movies including some with Roy Rogers and John Wayne. Born in Flagstaff, AZ (769)

Barbara Eden (1931 - ) An American film and television actress and singer who is best known for her starring role in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie. Born in Tucson, AZ (1081)

Michael Ensign (1944 - ) An American film and television actor. He was in Superman, Mr. Mom, Ghostbusters and many others. His television appearances include Boston Legal, Alias, JAG, Friends, MacGyver, Star Trek Voyager and many more. Born in Safford, AZ (1082)

Ira Hamilton Hayes (1923 - 1955) He was a Pima Native American and a veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. Hayes was trained as a Paramarine in the United States Marine Corps (USMC), and became one of five Marines, along with a United States Navy corpsman, immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima. Born in Sacaton, AZ (1314)

Earl John Hindman (1942 - 2003) An American actor, best-known for his role as the kindly neighbor (whose lower face was always hidden from sight from the television viewer) Wilson W. Wilson Jr. on the television sitcom Home Improvement (1991-1999). Also famous for playing Bob Reid in the soap opera Ryan's Hope from 1975 - 1989. Born in Bisbee, AZ (1299)

Rob Hyland (1967 - ) An American film and television actor. Known for General Hospital, Alma and America 101. Born in Tucson, AZ (829)

Helen Hull Jacobs (1908 - 1997) Tennis champion, writer. She won 10 Grand Slam titles - 5 Grand Slam singles titles, 4 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and one in mixed doubles. Served as a commander in the U.S. Navy intelligence during World War II. Born in Globe, AZ (28)

Brad Johnson (1959 - ) An American actor and former Marlboro Man. Some of his movies include Always, Flight of the Intruder and Rough Riders. Born in Tucson, AZ (830)

Joseph Adam Jonas (1989 - ) An American singer, musician, actor and dancer. He was a member of the Jonas Brothers, a pop-rock band made up of him and his two brothers, Nick and Kevin. He starred as Joseph Lucas in the Disney Channel original series Jonas and released his first solo album in 2011. Born in Casa Grande, AZ (1313)

Frank Luke (1897 - 1918) Nickname "Arizona Balloon Buster" He was an American fighter ace, ranking second among U.S. Army Air Service pilots in number of aerial victories during World War I. Frank Luke was the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor. Born in Phoenix, AZ (834)

Taryn Manning (1978 - ) An American actress, fashion designer, and singer-songwriter. She is the vocalist for electronic duo Boomkat and co-owner of the clothing brand Born Uniqorn. Born in Tucson, AZ (831)

Stevie Nicks (1948 - ) Born Stephanie Lynn. An American singer-songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums. Born in Phoenix, AZ (1308)

Larry Pine (1945 - ) An American film, television and theatre actor. He has recently appeared in the TV series House of Cards and the movie The Grand Budapest Hotel. Born in Tucson, AZ (832)

Martin David Robinson (1925 - 1982) Known professionally as Marty Robbins, he was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and racing driver. One of the most popular and successful country and Western singers of all time, for most of his nearly four-decade career. Born in Glendale, AZ (1306)

Linda Ronstadt (1946 - ) An American popular music singer. She has collaborated with many artists from diverse genres. She has sung on more than 120 albums and has sold more than 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Born in Tucson, AZ (1305)

Jordin Sparks (1989 - ) An American pop and R&B recording artist, songwriter and actress. She rose to fame after winning the sixth season of American Idol. Sparks won when she was 17 years old, making her the youngest winner. Born in Phoenix, AZ (1302)

Emma Stone (1988 - ) Born Emily Jean Stone. An American actress. Some of her films include Easy A, Crazy, Stupid Love and The Amazing Spider-Man film series. Born in Scottsdale, AZ (833)

Stewart Udall (1920 - 2010) Served for 3 terms as a U.S. Congressman for Arizona. Served as Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969. Born in Saint Johns, AZ (29)