Famous People from Georgia

Can you name these famous Georgians based on a short clue?
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Last updated: January 8, 2020
First submittedMarch 13, 2012
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Clue
Hometown
Answer
Civil rights activist who said "I have a dream"
Atlanta
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Peanut-farming President
Plains
Jimmy Carter
Actress who starred in "Pretty Woman"
Smyrna
Julia Roberts
If you appreciate this comedian... you just might be a redneck
Hapeville
Jeff Foxworthy
Supreme Court justice accussed of sexual harrassment
Pin Point
Clarence Thomas
With the Pips, she sang "Midnight Train to Georgia"
Atlanta
Gladys Knight
Host of "American Idol"
Dunwoody
Ryan Seacrest
As of 2020, he has starred as "Madea" in 11 different movies
Atlanta
Tyler Perry
Baseball player known as "The Georgia Peach"
Narrows
Ty Cobb
"Forget You" singer
Atlanta
Cee Lo Green
Lead singer of R.E.M.
Athens
Michael Stipe
He founded CNN and married Jane Fonda
Atlanta
Ted Turner
Speaker of the House who had a "Contract With America" in 1994
Carrollton
Newt Gingrich
One half of Outkast
East Point
André 3000
The other half of Outkast
Savannah
Big Boi
Child beauty queen of reality TV
McIntyre
Honey Boo Boo
Diabetic celebrity chef
Albany
Paula Deen
He sang "Tutti Frutti" and "Long Tall Sally"
Macon
Little Richard
Author of "Gone With the Wind"
Atlanta
Margaret Mitchell
Boxer whose ear was bitten by Mike Tyson
Atlanta
Evander Holyfield
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Level 49
Apr 7, 2012
No B52s?
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Level 26
Apr 9, 2012
No Ray Charles!?
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Level ∞
Sep 10, 2014
Although Ray Charles was born in Georgia, his family moved away as an infant.
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Level 52
Oct 23, 2014
Good grief people, they can't include every famous person from a state; it'd be way too long!
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Level 42
Oct 21, 2014
Since you accept "Benjamin" for Andre 3000, can you also accept "Patton" for Big Boi (Antwan Andre Patton)?
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2014
Patton will work now.
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Level 78
Oct 21, 2014
Paula Deen may own a restaurant in Savannah, but she's from Albany (or "All-benny" as they say around that part of the state).
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2020
Five years later ... updated
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Level 50
Oct 21, 2014
No Jackie Robinson, Ray Charles, Margaret Mitchell, Bobby Jones, Evander Holyfield, Kim Basinger, Otis Redding, Burt Reynolds, Sugar Ray Robinson, Doc Holiday, or Hulk Hogan? Glad we got Honey Boo Boo representing GA on here!!
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Level 74
Oct 21, 2014
I think you just did a rough draft of Georgians Quiz #2!
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Level ∞
Oct 21, 2014
Many of the people you mentioned were born in Georgia, but don't have much else to do with the state. I chose people whose lives and character were affected by growing up in Georgia, not a completely different state.
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2020
But with this latest update I added Margaret Mitchell and Evander Holyfield who were actually raised in Georgia.
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Level ∞
Jan 8, 2020
Burt Reynolds as far as I can tell never lived in Georgia for a single day of his life.
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Level 44
Jul 6, 2019
You want to be represented by Hulk Hogan and Burt Reynolds?
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Level 78
Oct 21, 2014
So if I don't know Outkast, I get double penalized? How about if we change all the Justin Bieber, One Direction, and Twilight questions that infect most of the quizzes so that they appear twice? Good quiz, otherwise.
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Level 36
Oct 21, 2014
If only Joseph Stalin were applicable here...
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Level 42
Dec 20, 2016
Lol I thought you were talking about the other georgia
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Level 87
Jan 8, 2020
Ohhh, that Georgia…
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Level 81
Jan 8, 2020
I would have bet it was the state, however, imo, a sovereign country has the priority, the quiz should be "Famous people from the US state of Georgia".
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Level 73
Jan 8, 2020
Another one here expecting Stalin, etc...
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Level 72
Feb 23, 2020
It’s sad that now one might have to guess between two Supreme Court justices accused of sexual assault...
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Level 54
Feb 23, 2020
Which is bs. Kavanaugh accusation was totally made up
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Level 80
Feb 23, 2020
No, it wasn't.
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Level 61
Feb 24, 2020
Yes, kal, it really was.
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Level 80
Feb 27, 2020
You people are morons.
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Level 45
Feb 23, 2020
Kakhaber Kaladze, Katie Melua, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Zaza Pachulia
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Level 59
Feb 23, 2020
Where's Stalin? XD
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Level 32
Feb 23, 2020
I thought it was Georgia the country
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Level 80
Feb 23, 2020
Confused by the thumbnail of Josef Stalin?
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Level 50
Feb 23, 2020
Clicked on this quiz expecting Stalin o-o
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Level 54
Feb 23, 2020
Legitimately got 2/20. Who tf are these poeple
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Level 80
Feb 23, 2020
Important civil rights leaders, subjects of big-budget films, and namesakes for national holidays. Leaders of the free world. Internationally famous superstar actors, athletes, directors, and musicians. Overweight child pageant queens with lists of accomplishments as long as our current president's. Renowned TV personalities, Supreme Court justices, and comedians. And one unpleasant swamp creature that some smartass witch decided to prank by turning into a less pleasant member of Congress. from Georgia.
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Level 72
Nov 24, 2020
Interesting that Andre 3000 is about 10% more famous than Big Boi. I bet it’s bc his name is cooler