Famous Fort Worth

10 Famous People From Fort Worth Texas

Bob Schieffer

Bob Schieffer
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Bob Schieffer grew up in Fort Worth and is an alumnus of North Side High School and Texas Christian University (TCU) In 1963 Bob gave Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother a ride to the Dallas police station after the assassination of JFK.

Ornette Coleman

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Born in Fort Worth Texas March 9, 1930, Ornette Coleman was an alumnus of I.M. Terrell High School. Coleman’s album Sound Grammar won a Pulitzer Prize for music in 2007.

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton
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The late Bill Paxton was born in Fort Worth Texas May 17, 1955. Paxton was an alumnus of Arlington Heights High School. He appeared in many big movies like Titanic, The Terminator, Tombstone and True Lies.

Kirk Franklin

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Gospel Singer- Songwriter Kirk Franklin was born in Fort Worth January 26, 1970. Franklin studied music at O. D. Wyatt High School.


Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson
Kathy Reesey

Singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson was born in Fort Worth April 24, 1982. Clarkson graduated from  Burleson High School in 2000. In 2002 she won American Idol singing competition.

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester

Actress, singer, songwriter, and model Leighton Meester was born in Fort Worth on the 9th of April 1986.

Fess Parker

Daniel Boone
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Television and film actor Daniel Boone was born in Fort Worth on the 16th of August 1924. Daniel died in 1960.

Van Williams

Van Williams
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Actor Van Williams best known for his leading role as Kenny Madison in the 1959 show Bourbon Street Beat. Williams was born in Fort Worth on the 27th of February 1934. He died in 2016.

Larry Hagman

Larry Hagman
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Actor, director and producer Larry Hagman was born in Fort Worth the 21st of September in 1931. He is most famous for his role as JR Ewing in the hit show Dallas. Hagman died 2012 in Dallas Texas.

Patricia Highsmith

Patricia Highsmith
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Novelist and short story writer Patricia Highsmith was born January 19th 1921. She died in 1995.