List of people from Oklahoma City
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The following is a list of notable people who were born, raised or lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Notable people from the State of Oklahoma, but not Oklahoma City or its suburbs, should go in the page titled List of people from Oklahoma
- 1 People by field
- 1.1 Athletes
- 1.2 Business people
- 1.3 Entertainers
- 1.4 News/Commentary
- 1.5 Political figures
- 1.6 Other
- 1.7 Non-native Oklahoma City residents
- 1.8 U.S. Service Members
- 2 References
People by field
- Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds catcher, Baseball Hall of Fame
- Bobby Murcer, New York Yankees outfielder, five-time All Star
- Joe Carter, major-league outfielder, five-time All Star
- Mickey Mantle, New York Yankees, Baseball Hall of Fame
- Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder
- Tyler Arnason, hockey player, Colorado Avalanche
- Dan Woodley, retired hockey player, drafted 7th overall in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft by the Vancouver Canucks
- Bart Conner, 1984 Olympic gold medalist
- Shannon Miller, 1996 Olympic gold medalist
- Nadia Comăneci, five-time Olympic gold medalist and first gymnast awarded a perfect score of 10 in an Olympic event; married to Bart Conner
- Wes Welker, New England Patriots wide receiver
- Steve Largent, NFL wide receiver
- Jason White, 2003 Heisman Trophy winner
- Steve Owens, 1969 Heisman Trophy winner
- Sam Bradford, 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, St. Louis Rams quarterback
- Brian Bosworth, linebacker for the University of Oklahoma (1984–1986) and the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (1987–1989)
- Mark J. Clayton, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver
- Lee Morris, Green Bay Packers wide receiver
- Louise Brough, Hall of Fame tennis player, winner of six Grand Slam championships
- Mat Hoffman, BMX star
- Jim Ross, professional wrestling commentator
- Jon-Paul Pittman, professional football player for Wycombe Wanderers
- Shane Hamman, Olympic weightlifter ,2000, 2004
- Clayton Bennett, Oklahoma City Thunder owner
- Edward L. Gaylord, Grand Ole Opry and The Oklahoman owner
- Aubrey McClendon, chairman, and co-founder of Chesapeake Energy
- Tom L. Ward, chairman and CEO at SandRidge Energy and former co-founder of Chesapeake Energy
- H.E. "Gene" Rainbolt, founder BancFirst
- Bill Cameron, CE0 American Fidelity Assurance
- Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart
Actors and Musicians
- Lon Chaney, Jr., film actor
- Kay Francis, film actress
- Stacey (Loach) Logan, theater singer and actor
- Dale Robertson, television actor
- Lauren Lane, television actress, best known for her role as C.C. Babcock in The Nanny
- Tisha Campbell Martin, television actress
- Olivia Munn, model, actress and television personality
- Mark Holton, film actor
- Suzy Amis, film actress
- Rex Linn, television actor
- Molly Bee, singer
- Bonnie Owens
- Gretchen Wyler, actress
- Roger Miller, singer
- Garth Brooks, country superstar
- Don Cherry, innovative Jazz trumpeter
- Vince Gill, country singer
- Wayne Coyne, Flaming Lips lead singer
- The Flaming Lips, alternative rock band
- Stardeath and White Dwarfs, alternative rock band
- Wanda Jackson, "Queen of Rockabilly"
- Graham Colton, rock singer-songwriter
- Hinder, alternative rock band
- Charlie Christian, jazz musician
- Jeff Wood, country singer
- C.B. Hudson, rock guitarist
- Mason Williams, recording artist, "Classical Gas"
- Bryan Abrams, Recording Artist (member of Color Me Badd)
- Mark Calderon, recording artist (member of Color Me Badd)
- Kevin Thornton, recording artist (member of Color Me Badd)
- Sam Watters, recording artist (member of Color Me Badd)
- Henson Cargill, country singer
- Neal Schon, guitarist of Journey
- Gary England, meteorologist
- Charles E. Maple, journalist
- Anthony Shadid, Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent for the New York Times
- David Boren, former governor and U.S. Senator
- David Dank, member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives since 2007
- Odilia Dank, former member of the Oklahoma House, 1995-2006
- Robert S. Kerr, former governor and U.S. Senator
- J.C. Watts, former congressman & OU football player
- Frank Keating, former governor
- Jeane Kirkpatrick, ambassador to the United Nations
- Michael D. Brown, FEMA head during Hurricane Katrina
- Bryce Harlow, Washington lobbyist and Eisenhower advisor
- Ernest Istook, former U.S. Congressman
- Mickey Edwards, former U.S. Congressman
- Jennifer Berry, Miss America 2006
- Sweet Brown, YouTube sensation of "Ain't Nobody Got Time For That"
- Gordon Cooper, astronaut
- Owen Garriott, astronaut
- John Herrington, astronaut
- Jane Anne Jayroe, Miss America 1967, TV personality
- Ray William Johnson, YouTube entertainer
- Shibani Joshi, national television reporter
- Shannon Lucid, astronaut
- Clara Luper, civil rights activist
- William A. Martin, computer scientist, Artificial Intelligence pioneer
- Lauren Nelson, Miss America 2007
- William Reid Pogue, astronaut
- Wiley Post, aviator
- Susan Powell, Miss America 1981, opera singer
- Norma Smallwood, Miss America 1926
- Shawntel Smith, Miss America 1996
- Tom Stafford, astronaut
- Jack Wyatt, host of ABC's Confession; later Episcopal priest in Oklahoma City
Non-native Oklahoma City residents
- Cattle Annie, or Anna Emmaline McDoulet Roach, female bandit, lived in Oklahoma City from 1912 until her death in 1978
- Paul & Thomas Braniff, Braniff Airlines co-founders
- Kristin Chenoweth, actress and singer
- Walter Cronkite, CBS Evening News anchor
- Kayne Gillespie, clothing designer, Project Runway finalist
- Amy Grant, Contemporary Christian artist
- Chris Harrison, host of ABC's The Bachelor
- Mary Hart, TV personality
- Marian P. Opala, Justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court and member of the Polish Underground in World War II
- Billy Sims, football player, 1978 Heisman Trophy winner
- Hobart Johnstone Whitley, banker, treasurer for Chicago Rock Island & Texas Railroad 1892-1894
- Bud Wilkinson, OU football coach, broadcaster, College Football Hall of Fame
U.S. Service Members
- Petty Officer Second Class (SW/AW) Austin R. Russell (USN), Joint Service Achievement Medal Recipient
- Admiral William J. Crowe (USN), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
- "Johnny Bench Biography". Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- Clifford Blau. "The Baseball Biography Project". SABR. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- "Joe Carter Baseball Stats". Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- "Mickey Mantle Stats". Retrieved 2009-01-10.
- "The Official Site of The Los Angeles Dodgers: Team: Player Information: Biography and Career Highlits". MLB.com. Retrieved 2007-09-15.
- "Tyler Arnason's hockey statistics". Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- "About Bart Conner". Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- Longman, Jere (1994-12-16). "GYMNASTICS: A Gymnast's Toughest Balancing Act; Shannon Miller Juggles School, Social Life and Sports With a New, Mature Assurance". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- "Wes Welker - Official New England Patriots Biography". Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- Tramel, Jimmy (2008-06-13). "Q&A with former Sooner quarterback Jason White". Tulsa World. Retrieved 2008-09-20.
- "Steve Owens". Switzer Talent Agency. Retrieved 2010-10-10.
- "14 Sam Bradford". SoonerSports.com. Retrieved 2007-09-11.
- "Brian Bosworth".
- "Mark Clayton Profile". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Lee Morris". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-07-12.
- "Biography on the PGA Tour's official site".
- "Sean O'Grady Professional Profile". NAI Sullivan Group. Retrieved 2008-09-14.
- "MAT HOFFMAN @ 23MAG BMG". Retrieved 2008-10-01.
- Austin, Steve; Jim Ross; Dennls Bryant; Dennis Brent (2003). The Stone Cold Truth. Simon and Schuster. p. 129. ISBN 0-7434-7720-0.
- "Jon-Paul Pittman". Retrieved 2009-03-04.
- "Oklahoman lifter first toted produce". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- Allen, Percy (2007-05-20). "An interview with Clay Bennett, owner of Sonics". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Edward Gaylord, 83; Oklahoma Publisher Expanded Media Empire". The Los Angeles Times. 2003-04-30. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Oklahoma Historical Society". Retrieved 2008-05-26.
- "Gary Frederickson Filmography". InBaseline. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "CHANEY, LON, JR (1906-1973)". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "FRANCIS, KAY (1905-1968)". Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- Gilmore, Joan (2002). "OKC Events: January 25, 2002". The Journal Record. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Dale Robertson (I)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Lauren Lane". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Tisha Campbell-Martin". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- "Olivia Munn". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2009-12-18.
- McGraw, Marjie (December 2, 1992). "Hitting 'Em in the Heart". The Saturday Evening Post. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
- "Biography of Vince Gill". Retrieved 2008-09-18.
- "Biography of Wayne Coyne". Retrieved 2008-09-18.
- Craig R. McKinney, "Charles Christian: Musician" http://www3.nbnet.nb.ca/hansen/Charlie/ccbio.htm
- "What's New with Mason Williams". Mason Williams. Retrieved 2008-01-23.
- "Color Me Badd Official MySpace Profile". MySpace. Retrieved 2008-09-14.[dead link]
- "Neal Schon Biography". Retrieved 5 October 2010.
- "Charles E. Maple". Minden Press-Herald, November 29, 2006. Retrieved May 28, 2010.
- "Former Miss Oklahomas". Retrieved 2008-10-01.[dead link]
- "Oklahoma Interesting Facts". Retrieved 2008-10-01.[dead link]
- "John Herrington Biography". Retrieved 2008-10-01.
- "Obituary". MIT. Retrieved 2008-09-13.
- "The Rev. John "Jack" Francis Minford Wyatt, Adman Hosted Local TV's 'Confession' Prior to Priesthood". dentonrc.com. Retrieved December 8, 2010.