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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Amarillo is famous for these people ...



Jennifer Archer, author

Art Bell, radio host and author

Lacey Brown, folk singer and American Idol finalist

Gail Caldwell, Pulitzer Prize-winning book critic

Derek Cecil, actor (Push, Nevada)

Cyd Charisse, dancer and actress

Ann Doran, actress (Rebel Without a Cause)

Joe Ely, country and folk singer

Ron Ely, actor (Tarzan)

Todd English, celebrity chef

Kevin Fowler, country music singer

Blair Garner, country music radio host

Jimmie Dale Gilmore, country music singer

Kimberly Willis Holt, author

Mitchell Hurwitz, TV writer

Carolyn Jones, actress (The Addams Family)

Stanley Marsh 3, millionaire, philanthropist, and prankster

Grady Nutt, comedian (Hee Haw)

John Rich, guitar player

Eck Robertson, musician

Ben Sargent, Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist

J.D. Souther, country rock singer

Terry LaVerne Stafford, songwriter

Francie Swift, actress

Jodi Thomas, author

Paula Trickey, actress (Pacific Blue)

Trent Willmon, country music singer

Jack Wrather, television director

M. K. Wren, mystery and science fiction writer

Business:

Don Harrington, oilman and philanthropist

T. Boone Pickens, Jr., oilman and philanthropist

Don Powell, former FDIC chairman


Law and government:

James R. Beverley, governor of Puerto Rico

Teel Bivins, United States ambassador to Sweden

Beau Boulter, United States Congressman

James Nathan Browning, Texas Lieutenant Governor

John Marvin Jones, United States Congressman and Chief Judge of the Court of Claims

Walter Thomas Price, IV, Amarillo attorney and Republican nominee for the District 87 seat in the

Texas House of Representatives

Kel Seliger, mayor and Texas State senator


Sports:

Rex Baxter, professional golfer

Brad Bryant, professional golfer

Paul Buentello, mixed martial artist

Steve Butler, racecar driver

Dory Funk, professional wrestler

Dory Funk, Jr., professional wrestler

Terry Funk, professional wrestler

Heath Herring, mixed martial artist

Mike Hettinga a/k/a Mike Knox, professional wrestler

Alex O'Brien, professional tennis player

Barry Orton, professional wrestler

Ryan Palmer, professional golfer

Bum Phillips, professional football coach

Ricky Romero, professional wrestler

Chris Romero, professional wrestler

Mark Romero, professional wrestler

Steven Romero, professional wrestler

Brandon Slay, gold-medal Olympic wrestler

T.A. "Amarillo Slim" Preston, professional poker player

Evan Tanner, professional mixed martial artists

William Thomas, professional American football player

Erik Watts, professional wrestler

Thomas E. Creek, U.S. Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient

Sybil B. Harrington, philanthropist

Rick D. Husband, astronaut

Leroy Matthiesen, local Catholic bishop

Paul Lockhart, astronaut

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