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Famous People From Louisville Kentucy

Sue Grafton


Tori Murden-McClure

  Solo rower across the Atlantic Ocean

Alice Hagan

  Wrote Mrs. Wiggs in the Cabbage Patch

Bob Edwards 

  Broadcast Journalist

Colonel Harland Sanders

  Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken

D. W. Griffith

  Film Producer

Darrell Griffith


Denny Crum

  Basketball Coach

Diane Sawyer

  ABC News Anchor

Ed Hamilton


Foster Brooks


George Rogers Clark

  Founder of Louisville, 1778

Georgia Powers

  Ky/1st Female African American Senator

Harriette Simpson Arnow


Helen Hume

  Jazz Singer

Hunter Thompson

  Inventor of "Gonzo" Journalism

Irene Dunn


Isaac Burns Murphy

  Record-Setting Jockey

Jimmy Ellis

  WBA Heavyweight Champion, 1968

Joe Creason


John Colgan

  Invented Chewing Gum

John Ed Pearce

  Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

Johnny Depp


Jon Jory

  Theatre Producer

Lionel Hampton

  Jazz musician

Louis Brandeis

  First Jewish Supreme Court Justice

Marsha Norman

  Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright

Mary T. Meagher

  Olympic Swimmer - Gold Medal Winner

Muhammad Ali

  Three-time Heavyweight Boxing Champion

Ned Beatty


Noah Adams

  Broadcast Journalist

Patty & Mildred Hill

  Wrote "Happy Birthday"

Paul Hornung

  Athlete, Heisman Trophy Winner, 1956

Pee Wee Reese

  Hall of Fame Baseball Player

Phil Simms

  Super Bowl Winning Quarterback

Roger Davis


Sean Young


Thomas A. Edison


Thomas D. Clark

  Historian Laureate of Kentucky

Thomas Merton

  Essayist on Spiritual & Social Issues

Thomas Satterwhite Noble


Tom Cruise


Victor Mature


W. C. Handy

  "Father of the Blues"

Whitney M. Young, Jr.

  Civil Rights Leader

Zachary Taylor

  President of the United States



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