Famous Nebraskans

Alexander Payne- Movie Director


Bob Devaney- NE Head Coach


Bob Gibson- MLB Pitcher


William F. Cody or “Buffalo Bill” Entertainer


Chief Red Cloud Native American Leader


Chip Davis- Musician


Clayton Anderson Astronaut


Crazy Horse- Native American Leader


Larry the Cable Guy- Comedian


Grace Abbott Social Worker, Child Labor advocate


Kay Orr- First Female Governor of Nebraska


Jordan Larson Olympic Athlete- Volleyball


John Neihardt- Poet, Writer, Traveler


Gabrielle Union- Actress


Lee Simons- Former Director of the Henry Doorly Zoo


Edward “Babe” Gomez- Medal of Honor Recipient, United States Marine


Edwin Perkins


Gale Sayers- NFL- Hall of Fame Member


Gerald Ford- Former President


Edward Creighton- Business Owner


Father Flanagan Priest, Founder of Boys Town


Fred Astaire- Actor/Dancer


George Norris


Harold “Doc” Edgerton- Inventor


Joel Sartore- Wildlife Photography


Johnny Carson- Comedian


Joyce C. Hall- Founder of Hallmark Cards


Malcom X Activist


Marlon Brando- Actor


Mary Pipher- Psychologist and Author


Matthew Sweet- Musician


Michael Forsberg Wildlife Photographer


Rose Blumkin Business Owner (Started NE Furniture Mart)


Standing Bear- Ponca Native American Chief


Susan La Flesche Picotte First Native American to earn a medical degree


Susette “Bright Eyes” La Flesche Tibbles- Native American activist


Ted Kooser - Poet


Tom Osborne- NE Head Coach/ U.S. House of Representatives


Warren Buffet Investor/Philanthropist


Willa Cather- Author


Niles Paul- NFL Receiver


Paula Zahn- Journalist/Newscaster


Preston Love Jazz Player


Terence Crawford- World Champion Boxer

Douglas Vincent “SA” Martinez Vocalist & DJ for Alternative Rock Band 311


John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum Mt. Rushmore Sculptor


John Najjar Designer of the Ford Mustang


Henry T. Lynch Physician/Cancer Researcher


Francis La Flesche- Native American enthnologist


George L Miller Founder of the Omaha World Herald newspaper


Peter Kiewit Founder of International Construction Firm


Doris Stevens Suggragist/Women’s Rights Advocate


Sarah Joslyn Entrepreneur, philanthropist


Ernie Chambers- Nebraska State Senator


Eric Crouch football player, Heisman Trophy Winner


Jeff Koterba- Editorial cartoonist, musician, author


Scott Frost- NE Football coach


Houston Alexander- Professional MMA fighter, radio host, rapper


Jerry Tagge- NFL Player for Green Bay Packers


Bob Boozer- NBA Player, Olympic medalist


Bob Gibson- Major League Baseball player


Alex Gordon- Major league baseball player


Johnny Rodgers NFL Player


John Beasley- actor


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Mildred Brown- Founder of the Omaha Star newspaper


Takechi- jewelry business owners




Staff Sgt. Ashleigh Buch- first openly serving transgender woman at Offut Air force Base


Luigi Waites- jazz drummer and vibraphonist


Even Williams- co-founder and former CEO of Twitter

Mari Sandoz- author


Alex Kava Author


Alfonza W. Davis- Tuskegee Airman


Ahman Green NFL player


Andy Roddick professional tennis player


JoJo Siwa- Dancer, Singer, Actress, YouTube personality


Sandra Organ- Houston Ballet Soloist