to histories and biographies of the famous people of California. Many famous people of California have made significant contributions to the history
of our nation and the state of California. These famous Americans, famous entertainers, famous players, famous scientist, famous singers, famous statesmen,
famous women, heroes, great explorers, and others California famous Americans have all made California their home. This list includes California historical
figures, celebrities and those individuals of California who have influenced the lives of others.
Famous People from California
Marcus Allen(1960 -) Football player. A six-time
Pro Bowler, Allen was also the MVP of Super Bowl XVIII; born in San Diego.
Shirley Temple Black(1928 - ) 1930s child actress and US
ambassador to the United Nations; born in Santa Monica.
Joe DiMaggio (1914 - 1999) Famous baseball player who won two
batting championships and three MVP awards; born in Martinez.
Walt Disney(1901 - 1966) Creator of Mickey Mouse
and founder of the Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Theme Parks; lived in Hollywood.
Eastwood (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, film director, producer and composer. Clinton Eastwood, Jr. was born in San Francisco,
California, the son of Ruth (née Runner; January 18, 1909 - February 4, 2006), an IBM factory worker, and Clinton Eastwood Sr. (June 11, 1906 - July
21, 1970), a steelworker and migrant worker. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy
of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others,
have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity
James H. Doolittle(1896 - 1993) Air force general
who led the first carrier-based bomber attack on mainland Japan in 1942; born in Alameda
Robert Frost(1874 - 1963) Robert Frost was
born in San Francisco in 1874. One of America's most popular and beloved poets, Frost wrote of the people and landscape of New England. He won a
Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1924, 1931, 1937, and 1943. Frost died in 1963.
William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951) was an American journalist and publisher. Born in San Francisco, he created a publishing empire that,
at its peak, included 28 major newspapers and 18 successful magazines. Hearst hired only the very best American journalists. Writers such as Ambrose
Bierce, Mark Twain, Stephen Crane and Jack London wrote for him. Hearst also served as a congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1903-1907.
Jack London(1876 -1916) Author of many novels about
the vast Western frontiers, such as Call of the Wild; born in San Francisco.
George Lucas (1944 - ) Filmmaker and the mastermind
behind the Star Wars features; born in Modesto.
Monroe Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 - August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who during her
all-too-brief life, Marilyn Monroe overcame a difficult childhood to become of the world's biggest and most enduring sex symbols, starring in a number
of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s. During her career, Monroe's films grossed more than $200 million.
Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962, at only 36 years old.
Sally K. Ride(1951 -), American astrophysicist and
astronaut, was born in Encino, California in 1951. After earning a Ph.D. in physics from Stanford University, she became a NASA astronaut and helped
design the robot arm for the space shuttle. In 1983, Ride became the first American woman in space. 68) was born in Salinas, California in 1902. One
of America's most respected authors, Steinbeck based his stories on personal observations of the human condition. He is best known for his Pulitzer
Prize winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939). Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
Eldrick "Tiger" Woods(1975 - ) Famous golfer who has
revolutionized the sport since becoming a pro in 1996; born in Cypress.
More Famous People of California
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may not even realize many of these famous people were born in California or notable associated with California, including actors, actresses, explorers,
historical figures, inventors, musicians, novelists, professional athletes, important politicians, singers, sport stars and more.
Luis Walter Alvarez inventor, San Francisco
Gertrude Atherton author, San Francisco
David Belasco playwright and producer, San Francisco
Dave Brubeck musician, Concord
Julia Child chef, television, Pasadena
Coolio rap artist, Los Angeles
Frederick G. Cottrell inventor, Oakland
Leonardo DiCaprio actor Hollywood
Isadora Duncan dancer, San Francisco
John Frémont explorer, San Francisco
Jerry Garcia guitarist, singer, San Francisco
Charles P. Ginsburg inventor, San Francisco
Richard Pancho Gonzales tennis player, Los Angeles
Jeff Gordon car racer, Vallejo
Mariel Hemingway actress, Mill Valley
Sidney Howard playwright, Oakland
Anthony M. Kennedy jurist, Sacramento
Theodore Harold Maiman inventor, Los Angeles
Mark McGwire baseball player, Pomona
Aimee Semple McPherson evangelist, Ontario
Dominique Moreanir gymnast, Hollywood
Emma Nevada opera singer, Alpha
Isamu Noguchi sculptor, Los Angeles
George S. Patton, Jr. general, San Gabriel
Robert Redford actor, Santa Monica
William Saroyan author, Fresno
Lincoln Steffens journalist, author, San Francisco
Adlai Stevenson statesman, Los Angeles
Michael Tilson Thomas conductor, Hollywood
Earl Warren jurist, Los Angeles
Serena & Venus Williams tennis players, Lynwood
Myra Wilson actress, Burbank
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