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Famous Nebraskans

How many famous people from the Cornhusker State can you name?
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Last updated: July 20, 2019
First submittedJuly 19, 2019
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Civil rights activist known for his work with the Nation of Islam
Malcolm X
Founding member of the "Blue Collar Comedy Tour."
Larry The Cable Guy
Hollywood actor known for "12 Angry Men" and "Mr. Roberts"
Henry Fonda
US President, born in Omaha and moved to Michigan as a boy. Pardoned his predecessor.
Gerald Ford
Hollywood actor and dancer known for his work with Ginger Rogers
Fred Astaire
Tear-jerking author who's novels like "The Notebook" and "Dear John" have become films
Nicholas Sparks
Pro-wrestling's first major "heel," known for his dyed blonde hair and sequined robes
Gorgeous George Wagner
Hollywood actress who won Oscars for her lead roles in "Million Dollar Baby" and "Boys Don't Cry"
Hilary Swank
Science fiction author and founder of Scientology
L. Ron Hubbard
Ponca Indian chief. First native legally recognized as a person by the US Government
Standing Bear
Hollywood actor known for his work as "Oz" in the "American Pie" series.
Chris Klein
Pro football legand at running back for the Chicago Bears
Gayle Sayers
Hollywood actor nomiated for Oscars in "Affliction" and "Warrior." Also has an infamous mugshot.
Nick Nolte
The "Silver-Tongued Orator" who led the Democratic Party and was a 3-time Presidential Candidate
William Jennings Bryan
Host of "The Tonight Show"
Johnny Carson
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Hollywood actress known for "Bring It On" and as a judge on America's Got Talent
Gabrielle Union
Ultra-wealthy investor, also known as the "Oracle of Omaha"
Warren Buffet
Legendary college football coach and US Congressman
Tom Osborne
Hollywood actor known for "The Godfather" and "On The Waterfront"
Marlon Brando
US Vice President known for his implementation of policies against the "Axis of Evil."
Dick Cheney
Highly decorated WW1 commander. Only person ever awarded "General of the Armies" title after George Washington.
John J. Pershing
Rock and roll frontman known for his song "Indian Reservation" with the Raiders
Paul Revere
Hollywood actor known for his 1960's "cool guy" image in films like "Our Man Flint" and "The Great Escape."
James Coburn
Author of "My Antonia" and "O, Pioneers!"
Willa Cather
US Army Scout and bison hunter. Popularized a traveling Wild West show
Buffalo Bill Cody
Founder of Arbor Day
J. Sterling Morton
Oglala / Lakota warrior who famously led the attack against General Custer
Crazy Horse
Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals who won 2 World Series titles
Bob Gibson
Critically acclaimed film director known for "Citizen Ruth" and "Election"
Alexander Payne
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