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Stanley Anderson (1939 - ) An American actor. He spent 23 years in over 200 productions as a stage actor before working in television and film. He is known for his role as George Carey on The Drew Carey Show. Born in Billings, MT (1151)

Jeffrey Scott Ballard (1963 - ) A former Major League Baseball pitcher, playing from 1987 to 1994 for the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates. Born in Billings, MT (1140)

Dirk Benedict (1945 - ) Born Dirk Niewoehner. An American movie, television and stage actor, perhaps best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series. Born in Helena, MT (1152)

Brad Bird (1957 - ) Born Phillip Bradley Bird. An American director, animator, producer, actor and screenwriter. His best known works are Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles, for which he directed and wrote the script, and Ratatouille. Born in Kalispell, MT (1162)

Ed Bouchee (1933 - 2013) Born Edward Francis Bouchee. A former Major League Baseball first baseman who played from 1956 to 1962. Born in Livingston, MT (1141)

Brannon Braga (1965 - ) An American television producer, director and screenwriter. Braga is probably best known for his work with the Star Trek franchise. He was also an executive producer and writer for the series 24 and Terra Nova. Born in Bozeman, MT (1163)

Robert E. Bray (1917 - 1983) A film and television actor probably best remembered for his role as Corey Stuart in the series Lassie. He also starred in The Lone Ranger and Stagecoach West. Born in Kalispell, MT (1147)

Dana Thomas Carvey (1955 - ) An American actor and stand-up comedian, best known for his work as a cast member on Saturday Night Live and for playing the role of Garth in the Wayne's World movies. Born in Missoula, MT (1156)

Gary Cooper (1901 - 1961) Born Frank James Cooper. An American film actor. He had leading roles in 84 feature films during his 36 year career. Some of his films include The Virginian, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls and High Noon. Born in Helena, MT (1142)

Margaret Craven (1901 - 1980) An American author. She wrote short stories for magazines for more than 20 years. She also wrote 4 books including I Heard the Owl Call My Name which was a best-seller and later made into a television movie. Born in Helena, MT (1166)

Dennis Cross (1924 - 1991) An American actor who was the lead star of the syndicated television series The Blue Angels which aired from 1960-1961. In addition, he appeared in many television westerns. Born in Whitefish, MT (1149)

Patrick G. Duffy (1949 - ) An American actor of stage and film. Best known for his role as Bobby Ewing on the series Dallas. He is also known for his role as Frank Lambert on the sitcom Step by Step and as Stephen Logan on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Born in Townsend, MT (1154)

Stacy Edwards (1965 - ) An American actress. She portrayed Hayley Benson on the daytime drama Santa Barbara and had a role on the main cast of Chicago Hope. Born in Glasgow, MT (1158)

Troy Evans (1948 - ) An American actor who is best known for his role as Desk Clerk Francis "Frank" Martin in the television drama series ER. Born in Missoula, MT (1153)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson (1975 - ) An American actor known for his role as Richie Velch in the sitcom The Class and as Mitchell Pritchett on the sitcom Modern Family. Born in Missoula, MT (1159)

Wylie Gustafson (1961 - ) A singer and songwriter who has toured nationally and internationally with his band, Wylie & The Wild West. The band is known for its blend of cowboy, traditional country, folk and yodeling. Born in Conrad, MT (1165)

Chet Huntley (1911 - 1974) Born Chester Robert Huntley. An American television newscaster. Best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley Report for 14 years. Born in Cardwell, MT (339)

Phil Jackson (1945 - ) Born Philip Douglas Jackson. An American professional basketball executive, former coach and former player. He won 11 NBA titles as a coach. He is considered one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. Born in Deer Lodge, MT (437)

Pert Kelton (1907 - 1968) An American vaudeville, movie, radio and television actress who first played Alice Kramden in The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason. She was a prominent Comedic supporting film actress in the 1930s and she was in 12 Broadway productions between 1925 and 1968. Born in Great Falls, MT (1143)

Evel Knievel (1938 - 2007) Born Robert Craig Knievel. An American daredevil, painter, entertainer, and international icon. He attempted more than 75 ramp-to-ramp motorcycle jumps between 1965 and 1980. Born in Butte, MT (332)

Jeff Kober (1953 - ) An American actor. Known for his performances on television and film. Best known as Dodger in China Beach. He has appeared on many television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ER, 24 and Criminal Minds. Born in Billings, MT (1155)

Jerry Kramer (1936 - ) Born Gerald Louis Kramer. A former American professional football player, author and sports commentator. He played 11 years for the Green Bay Packers. Born in Jordan, MT (336)

Wally Kurth (1958 - ) An American singer and television performer. Best known for his work on the soap operas General Hospital as Ned Ashton, his role as Justin Kiriakis on Days of Our Lives and as Sam Hutchins on As the World Turns. Born in Billings, MT (1157)

Andrea Leeds (1914 - 1984) Born Antoinette Lees. An American film actress. She was a popular supporting player of the late 1930s and was nominated for an academy award for Best Supporting Actress in Stage Door. Born in Butte, MT (1144)

Myrna Loy (1905 - 1993) Born Myrna Adele Williams. An American film, television and stage actress. Some of her films include The Thin Man, Petticoat Fever and Double Wedding. Born in Radersburg, MT (335)

David Lynch (1946 - ) An American film director, television director, visual artist, musician, actor, and author. Known for his surrealist films which include The Elephant Man, Lost Highway and Inland Empire. Born in Missoula, MT (334)

Dave McNally (1942 - 2002) A former Major League Baseball pitcher from 1962 to 1975. The only baseball pitcher to hit a grand slam home run in a World Series. Born in Billings, MT (337)

Tommy Moe (1970 - ) A former American World Cup alpine ski racer. Moe won the Gold medal in downhill skiing and the silver medal for Super-G in the 1994 Winter Olympics, becoming the first male American skier to win two medals in a single Olympics. Born in Missoula, MT (742)

Gerald Robert Molen (1935 - ) An American film producer. He works very closely with Steven Spielberg, having produced five of his films, and won an Academy Award for producing Schindler's List. Born in GreatFalls, MT (1161)

George Montgomery (1916 - 2000) An American painter, sculptor, furniture craftsman and stuntman. Best known as an actor in western style film and television. Born in Brady, MT (333)

Jean Parker (1915 - 2005) Born Luise Stephanie Zelinska. An American film and stage actress. Some of her films include Lady for a Day, The Flying Deuces and Dead Man's Eyes. Born in Deer Lodge, MT (1145)

Jeannette Rankin (1880 - 1973) The first woman in the United States Congress. She was elected in Montana in 1916 and again in 1940. Born in Missoula, MT (331)

Martha Raye (1916 - 1994) Born Margy Reed. An American comic actress and standards singer who performed in movies, and later on television. Considered the female equivalent to Bob Hope. Born in Butte, MT (1146)

Steamboat Williams (1892 - 1979) Born Rees Gephardt Williams. A baseball player for the 1914-1916 St. Louis Cardinals. Born in Cascade, MT (1139)

Michelle Ingrid Williams (1980 - ) An American actress. She appeared in several independent films as well as mainstream films like Shutter Island, Wendy and Lucy and Blue Valentine. Born in Kalispell, MT (1160)