15 of the Most Famous People from Arizona

Arizona is a place where many famous people are from. These are the 15 most famous people from the beautiful state we call Arizona. This is the third state from the series of 15 of the most famous people from different states, tune in each week for more from famous people who were born in the 50 states of the United States of America.

Barry Morris Goldwater-1909-1998-Barry Morris Goldwater was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a five term United States Senator from the state of Arizona, he was a Major General in the U.S. Air Force, was the Republican nomination for President in 1964 and was known as “Mr. Conservative”, he is credited for sparking the American conservative political movement of the 1960’s.

Dierks Bentley-Dierks Bentley was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1975 and is an American Country Music artist who won Top New Artist in 2004 and Performance of the Year CMT Award in 2009 for “Country Boy”

Lynda Carter- Lynda Carter is an actress who was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1951, she is best known for starring inThe New Adventures of Wonder Woman as Wonder Woman in the 1970’s

Joan Ganz Cooney-Joan Ganz Cooney was born inPhoenix, Arizona in 1929 and was the producer of Sesame Street; she was inducted into the National Woman’s Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Television Hall of Fame

Monica Crowley-Monica Crowley was born in Arizona in 1968; she is a radio and television commentator. Monica Crowley has her own radio show and is a regular on The McLaughlin Group, Monica Crowley is a conservative and her radio show is called The Monica Crowley Show

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Barbara Eden-Barbara Eden was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1934, Barbara Eden is best known as playing a Jeanie on the television series called “I Dream of Jeanie” in the 1960’s, she has played many other roles, but this is the role Barbara Eden is best known for.

Ira Hamilton Hayes-Ira Hamilton Hayes was born in Sacaton, Arizona in 1923, he died in 1955. Ira Hamilton Hayes is one of six US men immortalized on Iwo Jima raising the American flag, five Marines and one Navy Corpsman raised the American flag on Iwo Jima. Ira Hamilton Hayes was a Pima Native American with the nickname Chief Falling Cloud, his death was due to exposure and alcohol poisoning

Earl John Hindman-Earl John Hindman was born in Bisbee, Arizona in 1942, he died in 2003. Earl John Hindman was an actor who is best known as the friendly neighbor on the television series “Home Improvement”, he died from lung cancer

Joseph Adam Jonas- Joseph Adams Jonas was born in Casa Grande, Arizona in 1979. Joseph Adam Jonas is one of the Jonas brothers who reached fame in 2008 and are still a popular pop rock, Christian rock group

Frank Luke-Frank Luke was born in Phoenix, Arizona in1897 and died in 1918, Frank Luke was an American Fighter Ace, he had 18 victories and is the first American Airman to receive the Medal of Honor, Luke Air Force Base is named in his honor, he had to land behind enemy lines, was mortally wounded, was found with an empty pistol and a bullet wound in his chest. Seven Germans lie dead all around his body.

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Stephanie Lynn “Stevie” Nicks-Stevie Nicks was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1948, Stevie Nicks is a famous singer/songwriter, Stevie Nicks joined the group Fleetwood Mac in 1975 and she is still making music in 2010 at the age of 62

Martin David Robinson-Marty Robbins was born inGlendale, Arizona in 1925 and died in 1982, Marty Robbins was a singer/songwriter and instrumentalist, “A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation”, Marty Robbins was also an avid race car driver, he raced in 35 NASCAR races and had 6 top ten finishes, he played in Clint Eastwood’s movie “Honkeytonk Man” Marty Robbins died a few week before the film premiered.

Linda Ronstadt-Linda Ronstadt was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1946 is a famous rock and roll singer/songwriter/record producer, Linda Ronstadt has won numerous awards including ten Grammy Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and an Emmy Award, she had over 30 solo albums and 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles “Blue Bayou

Jordin Sparks- Jordin Sparks was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1989; she is a recording artist and actress. Jordan Sparks is best known for winning the 6th season of American Idol

Emma Stone-Emma Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1988, Emma Stone is an actress who played in “Superbad” and “Zombieland”, Emma Stone will be playing in many movies beginning in 2011 and is becoming a young movie star actress, in 2012 she will play in Spider-Man in 3-D