Famous People From Kansas - Celebrities Born In Kansas

The state got its name from the American tribe who called themselves ‘Kansa’. The members of the tribe were the early inhabitants of Kansas, after which several European families started residing in this American state. Agriculture is widely practiced across Kansas and large amounts of Wheat, Corn and soybeans are produced every year. Apart from industrialization and agriculture, the state is also popular for being the hometown of several popular celebrities widely admired world over. Former American President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Actress Annette Bening, pilot Amelia Earhart and comedian Buster Keaton are a few distinguished personalities from Kansas. Dwight D Eisenhower isn’t just considered one of the best politicians of all time, but also a war veteran. Buster Keaton is undoubtedly one of the best comedians the world has seen since the legendary Charlie Chaplin. Keaton has also directed many films which have achieved cult statuses over the years. Scroll down to know the names of more celebrities were either born in Kansas or hailed from Kansas.

Harrison Ford, Ellie Kemper, Amelia Earhart, Buster Keaton & Bob Dole are some of the celebrities who hail from Kansas.

The Most Famous People From Kansas

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Colton HaynesJuly 13, 1988AmericanColton Haynes is an American actor, singer and model
Erin BrockovichJune 22, 1960AmericanErin Brockovich is an American environmental activist and legal clerk
Susan PompeoFebruary 1, 1965AmericanSusan Pompeo is the wife of U.S
Colby BrockJanuary 2, 1997AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Colby Brock, the famous YouTuber; his birthday, his family, his girlfriend and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.
Kirstie AlleyJanuary 12, 1951AmericanKirstie Louise Alley is an accomplished and award-winning American actress, comedian and spokesmodel
Maurice GreeneJuly 23, 1974AmericanMaurice Greene is a renowned American former track and field sprinter
Sam GolbachNovember 27, 1996AmericanCheck out all that you wanted to know about Sam Golbach, the famous American YouTuber & Viner; his birthday, his family and personal life, his girlfriends, fun trivia facts and more.
Gwendolyn BrooksJune 7, 1917AmericanGwendolyn Brooks was the first African-American poet to win the Pulitzer Prize
Cassandra PetersonSeptember 17, 1951AmericanCassandra Peterson is an American actress known for her vampish character Elvira
Ann DunhamNovember 29, 1942AmericanAnn Dunham was an American anthropologist and played a major role in the rural development of Indonesia
Casey Stengel

Casey Stengel

Casey Stengel was the most successful baseball manager in the history of the game

AmericanJuly 30, 1890126 views

Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton was a comedian and actor famous for his stoic and deadpan expression in his silent films

AmericanOctober 4, 1895151 views

Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich is an American environmental activist and legal clerk

AmericanJune 22, 1960997 views

Grace VanderWaal

Check out all that you wanted to know about Grace VanderWaal, the famous American singer, songwriter and ukulele player; her birthday, her family and personal life, fun trivia facts and more.

AmericanJanuary 15, 2004115 views

Robert Altman

Robert Altman was an American film director who was known for his nonconformist style of direction

AmericanFebruary 20, 1925125 views

Maurice Greene

Maurice Greene is a renowned American former track and field sprinter

AmericanJuly 23, 1974341 views

Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was the first American female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean

AmericanJuly 24, 1897209 views

Bob Dole

Bob Dole is an American politician, attorney and a World War II veteran

AmericanJuly 22, 1923107 views

Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel was an African American actress, singer and radio performer

AmericanJune 10, 1895119 views

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge is an American rock singer-songwriter, musician and activist

AmericanMay 29, 1961153 views