Denton is a vibrant city in North Texas, boasting an estimated population of 159,000. Located at the northern tip of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Denton has produced many famous personalities across various fields.

Herschel Evans

Herschel Evans Denton Texas

Herschel Evans was a tenor saxophonist. He was born on the 9th of March in 1909 and died in 1939 at age 29 from heart disease.

Phyllis George

Phyllis George Denton Texas
By Craig A. Hurst

Phyllis George was a businesswoman, actress, sportscaster and First Lady of Kentucky. She was born in Denton on the 25th of June 1949 and died in May of 2020.

Sly Stone

Sly Stone Denton
By Chris Hakkens

Sly Stone is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. He was in the group Sly and the Family Stone. Stone was born in Denton in March of 1943.

Abner Haynes

Abner Haynes Denton
By Chris Hakkens

Abner Haynes is a former a American professional football player who played in the American Football League. He was born in Denton in 1939.

Ray Peterson

Ray Peterson
By John Mathew

Ray Peterson was a pop singer mostly active in the 50’s and 60’s. He was born in 1939 in Denton and died in 2005.

Austin Jackson

By Keith Allison

Professional baseball center fielder Austin Jackson was born in Denton and attended Billy Ryan High School. Jackson has played for 6 MLB teams.

Corey Knebel

By Tom Hagerty

Professional baseball pitcher Corey Knebel was born in Denton Texas. Knebel has played for 4 Major League Baseball teams (MLB).

Ralph Kirshbaum

Ralph Kirshbaum is a cellist. He was born in Denton and has  won prizes in the First International Cassadó Competition in Italy.

Ann Sheridan

New York Sunday News

Ann Sheridan was an actress and singer. She was born in Denton Texas in 1915 and died in 1967. Sheridan attended Denton High School. She starred in over 80 films.

Last Updated on July 1, 2024 by F. E. Mufute

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