Famous Utahns

Famous People Born in Utah

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

Maude Adams actress, Salt Lake City
Frank Borzage film director, producer, Salt Lake City
John M. Browning inventor, Ogden
Butch Cassidy outlaw, Circleville
Barney Clark heart patient, Provo
Laraine Day actress, Roosevelt
Bernard De Voto writer, Ogden
Avard Fairbanks sculptor, Provo
Philo Farnsworth television pioneer, Beaver
Jake Garn senator, Richfield
Anthony Geary actor, Coalville
John Gilbert actor, Logan
Howard A. Jarvis social reformer, Magna
David M. Kennedy government official, Randolph
J. Willard Marriott restaurant, hotel chain founder, Marriot
David McKay religious leader, Huntsville
Peter Skene Ogden fur trader, trapper
Merlin Olsen football player, Logan
Donny Osmond, Marie Osmond singers, Ogden
Ivy Baker Priest U.S. treasurer, Kimberley
Lee Greene Richards painter, Salt Lake City
Richard Richards GOP chairman, Ogden
Roseanne Barr actress, Salt Lake City
Reed Smoot first Mormon elected to U.S. Senate, Salt Lake City
Virginia Sorensen author, Provo
Mack Swain actor, Salt Lake City
Everett Thorpe painter
Robert Walker actor, Salt Lake City
Marie Windsor actress, Marysville
James Woods actor, Vernal
Loretta Young actress, Salt Lake City