Famous People Born in Kentucky
Is it something in the water? Both Ocean's Eleven star George Clooney and celebrity heartthrob Johnny Depp hail from the "Bluegrass State," where Clooney lived up until his acting career took off in the 1980’s.
Check out our full list of Kentucky-born celebs, which runs the gamut from 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln to heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali.
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1809 - 1865
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Publisher / 1877 - 1963
Garrett Morgan blazed a trail for African-American inventors with his many patents, including those for a hair-straightening product, a breathing device, a revamped sewing machine and an improved traffic signal.
Mary Todd Lincoln
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profile name: Muhammad Ali profile occupation: Boxer, Philanthropist
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profile name: Loretta Lynn profile occupation: Songwriter, Singer
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profile name: Mary Todd Lincoln profile occupation: U.S. First Lady
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