Kentucky: Home of Talent

31 famous people who are from Kentucky.

by MIKE HALL, Owner/Broker/Agent

There are some surprising things, and people, grown from Kentucky roots. If in doubt about what this state has to offer, here is a list for just a few of the very talented folks born in the bluegrass state:

  1. 16th U.S. President: Abraham Lincoln
  2. First Lady, Mary Todd Lincoln
  3. Boxer, Muhammad Ali
  4. Activist, Cassius Marcellus Clay
  5. Basketball Player, Rajon Rondo
  6. Track and Field Athlete, Tyson Gay
  7. Writer, Hunter S. Thompson
  8. Actor, Johnny Depp
  9. Actor, George Clooney
  10. Actress, Jennifer Lawrence
  11. Actor, Josh Hutcherson
  12. Journalist, Diane Sawyer
  13. Actor, Michael Shannon
  14. Activist, Mary Travers
  15. Inventor, Garrett Morgan
  16. Athlete, Shaun Alexander
  17. Comedian, Jim Varney
  18. Singer, Rosemary Clooney
  19. Musician, Lionel Hampston
  20. Actress, Irene Dunne
  21. Singer, Nick Lashay
  22. Supreme Court Justice, John Marshal Harlan
  23. Singer, Loretta Lynn
  24. Athlete, Isaac Burns Murphy
  25. Poet, Countee Cullen
  26. Author, Suzan-Lori Parks
  27. Singer, Patty Loveless
  28. Explorer, Kit Carson
  29. Singer, Wynonnna Judd
  30. General, John Pope
  31. Singer, Billy Ray Cyrus

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