Famous Arkansans

Famous People Born in Arkansas

See our top list of the most famous people from Arkansas. We’ve chosen people like athletes, actors, civil rights activists, scientists and people from other walks of life that have come from the “The Natural State”.

G. M. (Broncho Billy) Anderson actor, Little Rock
Maya Angelou author and poet, Saint Louis
Helen Gurley Brown editor, Green Forest
Glen Campbell singer, Delight
Johnny Cash singer, Kingsland
Eldridge Cleaver black activist, Walbaseha
Jay Hanna (Dizzy) Dean baseball player, Lucas
Orval Faubus former governor, Combs
John Gould Fletcher writer, Little Rock
John Grisham author, Jonesboro
John H. Johnson publisher, Arkansas City
Scott Joplin musician, composer, Texarkana
Alan Ladd actor, Hot Springs
Douglas MacArthur 5-star general, Little Rock
Dick Powell actor, Mountain View
Edward Durrell Stone architect, Fayettville