What famous people are from Iowa?

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  • Robin
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Famous Iowans

    Bess Streeter Aldrich author, Cedar Falls

    Bix Beiderbecke jazz musician, Davenport

    Norman Borlaug plant pathologist, geneticist, Cresco

    Donald L. Campbell inventor, Clinton

    Wallace Hume Carothers inventor, Burlington

    Johnny Carson TV entertainer, Corning

    William Buffalo Bill Cody scout, Scott Cty

    Gardner Cowles Jr. publisher, Algona

    Lee DeForest inventor, Council Bluffs

    Simon Estes bass-baritone, Centerville

    William Frawley actor, Burlington

    George H. Gallup poll taker, Jefferson

    Susan Glaspell writer, Davenport

    Herbert Hoover U.S. president, West Branch

    Ann Landers columnist, Sioux City

    Cloris Leachman actress, Des Moines

    William D. Leahy fleet admiral, Hampton

    John L. Lewis labor leader, Lucas

    Glenn L. Martin aviator, manufacturer, Macksburg

    Elsa Maxwell writer, Keokuk

    Glenn Miller bandleader, Clarinda

    Harriet Nelson actress, Des Moines

    Nathan M. Pusey educator, Council Bluffs

    David Rabe playwright, Dubuque

    Harry Reasoner TV commentator, Dakota City

    Donna Reed actress, Denison

    Lillian Russell soprano, Clinton

    Wallace Stegner author, critic, Lake Mills

    Billy Sunday evangelist, Ames

    James A. Van Allen space physicist, Mount Pleasant

    Abigail Van Buren columnist, Sioux City

    Henry A. Wallace statesman, Adair Cty

    John Wayne actor, Winterset

    Andy Williams singer, Wall Lake

    Meredith Willson composer, Mason City

    Grant Wood painter, Anamosa

    SRV~~~>

    Source(s): www.50states.com/bio/iowa.htm
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    These are the only ones I know and where they were born.

    Johnny Carson TV entertainer, Corning

    William Buffalo Bill Cody scout, Scott Cty

    William Frawley actor, Burlingto

    Herbert Hoover U.S. president, West Branch

    Ann Landers columnist, Sioux City

    Cloris Leachman actress, Des Moines

    Glenn Miller bandleader, Clarinda

    Harriet Nelson actress, Des Moines

    Harry Reasoner TV commentator, Dakota City

    Donna Reed actress, Denison

    Billy Sunday evangelist, Ames

    Abigail Van Buren columnist, Sioux City

    John Wayne actor, Winterset

    Andy Williams singer, Wall Lake

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  • 1 decade ago

    everyone from Slipknot, Elija Wood, Tom Arnold, Merideth Wilson

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  • 1 decade ago

    I believe Ashton Kuchter (sp?) is from Iowa.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Famous ?

    How about former V.P. Dan Quayle ? ...He sure became famous for his absent mindedness...and his spelling.

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  • 1 decade ago

    There is that kid who won the blue ribbon at the county fair

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    slipknot, ashton kutcher

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    JOHNNY CARSON,

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  • 1 decade ago

    None! HAHAHAHAHAHA

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