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Famous People from Wyoming

Thurman Wesley Arnold (1891 - 1969) An iconoclastic Washington, D.C. lawyer. He was best known as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Department of Justice from 1938 to 1943. Born in Laramie, WY (1606)

John Perry Barlow (1947 - ) An American poet, essayist, retired Wyoming cattle rancher, and a political activist who has at times been associated with both the Democratic and Republican parties. Born in Jackson Hole, WY (1002)

JIm Beaver (1950 - ) Born Norman Beaver, Jr. An American stage, film, and television actor, playwright, screenwriter, and film historian. Born in Laramie, WY (993)

Larry V. Birleffi (1918 - 2008) A Wyoming broadcaster known as the original "Voice of the University of Wyoming Cowboys", having announced all UW football and basketball games from 1947-1986. Born in Hartville, WY (1616)

Jim J. Bullock (1955 - ) An American stage, television and film actor. A comedian of stage, television and motion pictures. Born in Casper, WY (994)

Anne Gorsuch Burford (1942 - 2004) An American attorney and politician. While known as Anne M. Gorsuch, she served under President Ronald Reagan as the first female Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Born in Casper, WY (1607)

Robert Davis Carey (1878 - 1937) Served as Governor of Wyoming and as US Senator for Wyoming. Born in Cheyenne, WY (1609)

Darren Jack Dalton (1965 - ) An American actor, screenwriter, and film producer. Born in Powell, WY (995)

Mickey Daniels (1914 - 1970) Born Richard Daniels, Jr. A juvenile actor. A regular in the popular Our Gang comedies. Born in Rock Springs, WY (996)

Curt Gowdy (1919 - 2006) American sportscaster. Well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox. Born in Green River, WY (661)

Mildred Harris (1901 - 1944) A leading American film actress during the early part of the 20th century. Wife of Charlie Chaplin. She became an actress at 11 years old. Born in Cheyenne, WY (997)

Edgar Jacob Herschler (1918 - 1990) Popularly known as "Gov. Ed", was the 28th Governor of Wyoming from 1975 to 1987. He was the only three-term governor in Wyoming history. Born in Kemmerer, WY (1610)

Kirby Heyborne (1976 - ) An actor, musician and comedian. He is a co-founder and director of the improv comedy group The Society and the co-founder, co-producer, co-director, and co-writer of kerBLINK, a video channel. Born in Evanston, WY (998)

Isabel Jewell (1907 - 1972) An American film actress most active in the 1930s and early 1940s. Some of her most famous films were A Tale of Two Cities and Gone With the Wind. Born in Shoshoni, WY (999)

Patricia MacLachlan (1938 - ) Author of children's books and Newberry Medal winner for Sarah, Plain and Tall. Born in Cheyenne, WY (667)

Jackson Pollock (1912 - 1956) Artist well known for his abstract paintings. Major force in the abstract expressionist movement. Well known for his unique style of drip painting. Born in Cody, WY (672)

Jim Nash Siedow (1920 - 2003) An American actor, best known for his role of Drayton "The Cook" Sawyer in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and its sequel. Born in Cheyenne, WY (1000)

Wally Wales (1895 - 1980) Born Floyd Taliaferro Alderson. An American film actor who also appeared in many films under the name Hal Taliaferro. He appeared in over 220 films between 1921 and 1964. Born in Sheridan, WY (1001)

James G. Watt (1938 - ) Served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to 1983. One of Ronald Reagan's most controversial cabinet appointments. Born in Lusk, WY (665)