100 Notable alumni of
University of Oklahoma - Norman

The University of Oklahoma - Norman is 133rd in the world, 60th in North America, and 58th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the University of Oklahoma - Norman sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Olivia Munn

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    Olivia Munn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    Studied journalism
    Occupations
    actortelevision presentermodeltelevision actorcomedian
    Biography

    Lisa Olivia Munn is an American actress and former television host. After interning at a news station in Tulsa, Munn relocated to Los Angeles, where she began her professional career as a television host for the gaming network G4, primarily on the series Attack of the Show! from 2006 until 2010. She was also a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart from 2010 to 2011. Munn is also known for her portrayal of Sloan Sabbith in Aaron Sorkin's HBO political drama series The Newsroom (2012-2014), and appeared on the series for all three seasons.

  2. Ed Harris

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    Ed Harris
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    film actorfilm directorcharacter actorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Edward Allen Harris is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. His performances in Apollo 13 (1995), The Truman Show (1998), Pollock (2000) and The Hours (2002) earned him critical acclaim in addition to Academy Award nominations. Harris has appeared in several leading and supporting roles, such as in Knightriders (1981), Creepshow (1982), The Right Stuff (1983), The Abyss (1989), Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), The Firm (1993), Nixon (1995), Apollo 13 (1995), The Rock (1996), Stepmom (1998), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Enemy at the Gates (2001), A History of Violence (2005), Gone Baby Gone (2007), National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007), Snowpiercer (2013), Pain & Gain (2013), Run All Night (2015) and Mother! (2017). In addition to directing Pollock, Harris also directed the western Appaloosa (2008).

  3. James Garner

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    James Garner
    Born in
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    Years
    1928-2014 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorfilm producersoldier
    Biography

    James Garner was an American actor and producer. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including popular roles such as Bret Maverick in the 1950s Western series Maverick and as Jim Rockford in the 1970s private detective show, The Rockford Files. He played leading roles in more than 50 theatrical films, including The Great Escape (1963) with Steve McQueen, Paddy Chayefsky's The Americanization of Emily (1964) with Julie Andrews, Grand Prix (1966) with Toshiro Mifune, Marlowe (1969) with Bruce Lee, Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969), Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971), The Castaway Cowboy (1974), and Blake Edwards's Victor/Victoria (1982) with Julie Andrews, and Murphy's Romance (1985) with Sally Field, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Garner's career and popularity continued through another decade in movies like Space Cowboys (2000) with Clint Eastwood, Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) with Michael J. Fox and The Notebook (2004) with Gena Rowlands. and his TV sitcom role as Jim Egan in 8 Simple Rules (2003–2005).

  4. Blake Griffin

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    Blake Griffin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners, when he was named the consensus national college player of the year as a sophomore. Griffin was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft, and has since been a six-time NBA All-Star and a five-time All-NBA selection. In January 2018, Griffin was traded to the Detroit Pistons and played for them until 2021. In March 2021, Griffin signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

  5. Rue McClanahan

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    Rue McClanahan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2010 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorautobiographerwriterstage actor
    Biography

    Eddi-Rue McClanahan was an American actress and comedian best known for her roles on television as Vivian Harmon on Maude (1972–78), Aunt Fran Crowley on Mama's Family (1983–84), and Blanche Devereaux on The Golden Girls (1985–92), for which she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 1987.

  6. Baker Mayfield

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    Baker Mayfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 26)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 2014 studied communication studies
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Baker Reagan Mayfield is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). Mayfield began his college football career as a walk-on player for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Mayfield transferred from Texas Tech to play for the Sooners of Oklahoma following supposed scholarship issues and a lack of communication with coaches. After sitting out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Mayfield won the starting quarterback job in 2015. He won several awards for his performance as a senior in 2017, including the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and unanimous All-America recognition.

  7. Adrian Peterson

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    Adrian Peterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back who is a free agent. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he set the freshman rushing record with 1,925 yards during the 2004 season. Named a unanimous All-American that year, he became the first freshman to finish as a runner-up in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Peterson finished his college football career as the Sooners' third all-time leading rusher. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest running backs in football history.

  8. Troy Aikman

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    Troy Aikman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    television presenterNASCAR team ownerannouncerAmerican football player
    Biography

    Troy Kenneth Aikman is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 12 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. After playing college football at UCLA, where he won the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, he was selected first overall by the Cowboys in the 1989 NFL Draft. Aikman was named to six Pro Bowls during his career while helping lead Dallas to a period of dominance in the 1990s. The longest-tenured quarterback in Cowboys franchise history, Aikman won three Super Bowl titles with the team and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII. He was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

  9. Huey Long

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    Huey Long
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1935 (aged 42)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Huey Pierce Long Jr., byname "The Kingfish", was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and as a member of the United States Senate from 1932 until his assassination in 1935. He was a populist member of the Democratic Party and rose to national prominence during the Great Depression for his vocal criticism of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal, which Long deemed not radical enough. As the political leader of Louisiana, he commanded wide networks of supporters and often took forceful action. A controversial figure, Long is celebrated as a populist champion of the poor or, conversely, denounced as a fascistic demagogue.

  10. Trae Young

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    Trae Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. In 2017, he tied the then-record in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I single-game assists with 22. Young became the only player to ever lead the NCAA in both points and assists in a single season. He was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA draft with the fifth pick, and later traded to the Atlanta Hawks, along with a future first-round pick, for the draft rights to Luka Dončić. He joined Dončić in a unanimous selection to the 2019 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

  11. Jalen Hurts

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    Jalen Hurts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1998-.. (age 23)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    Studied in 2019
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Jalen Alexander Hurts is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama and Oklahoma and was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

  12. Dennis Weaver

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    Dennis Weaver
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2006 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    actoraircraft pilotpoliticiantelevision actortrade unionist
    Biography

    William Dennis Weaver was an American actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild, best known for his work in television and films from the early 1950s until just before his death in 2006. Weaver's two most famous roles were as Marshal Matt Dillon's trusty partner Chester Goode/Proudfoot on the CBS western Gunsmoke and as Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud on the NBC police drama McCloud. He starred in the 1971 television film Duel, the first film of director Steven Spielberg. He is also remembered for his role as the twitchy motel attendant in Orson Welles's film Touch of Evil (1958).

  13. Nate Parker

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    Nate Parker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producercoachscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Nate Parker is an American actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in Beyond the Lights, Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters, Arbitrage, Non-Stop, Felon, and Pride. Parker's directorial debut feature film, The Birth of a Nation, in which he also starred, made history at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival when Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired the distribution rights for $17.5 million, breaking the record for the most paid for a Sundance Film Festival production, surpassing Little Miss Sunshine, which had been acquired by Searchlight for $10 million ten years earlier.

  14. Brian Bosworth

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    Brian Bosworth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 1987 graduated with Bachelor of Science in management
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorAmerican football player
    Biography

    Brian Keith Bosworth, nicknamed "The Boz," is an American actor and former professional football player who played linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks in the National Football League (NFL).

  15. Buddy Hield

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    Buddy Hield
    Born in
    Bahamas Flag Bahamas
    Years
    1992-.. (age 29)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    Studied in 2012-2016
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Chavano Rainer "Buddy" Hield is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named the Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016, and in 2016, he received four major national player of the year awards—the John R. Wooden Award, the Naismith Award, Sporting News Player of the Year, and the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Hield was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the New Orleans Pelicans, and was traded to the Kings in 2017.

  16. Rance Howard

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    Rance Howard
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2017 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Rance Howard was an American actor who starred in film and on television. He was the father of actor and filmmaker Ron Howard and actor Clint Howard, and grandfather of the actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.

  17. DeMarco Murray

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    DeMarco Murray
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    DeMarco Murray is an American football coach and former running back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons. A three-time Pro Bowl selection and one-time first team All-Pro, he was the NFL Offensive Player of the Year in 2014 when he led the NFL in both rushing yards and rushing touchdowns.

  18. Fred Haise

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    Fred Haise
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    military officerastronautaircraft pilotfighter pilot
    Biography

    Fred Wallace Haise Jr. is an American former NASA astronaut, engineer, fighter pilot with the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force, and a test pilot. He is one of only 24 people to have flown to the Moon, having flown as Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13. He was to have been the sixth person to land and walk on the Moon, but the Apollo 13 mission was aborted before lunar landing.

  19. Pat Bowlen

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    Pat Bowlen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2019 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Patrick Dennis Bowlen was the American majority owner of the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). The Bowlen family, including his two brothers John Bowlen and Bill Bowlen, and sister Marybeth Bowlen, purchased the team from Edgar Kaiser in 1984. Bowlen served as the Broncos CEO from his purchase of the club in 1984 until July 2014, when he stepped down as Broncos' CEO due to the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease.

  20. Rick Rescorla

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    Rick Rescorla
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1939-2001 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Cyril Richard Rescorla was a soldier, police officer, and private security specialist of British origin. He served as a British army paratrooper during the Cyprus Emergency and a United States commissioned officer in the Vietnam War. He rose to the rank of colonel in the United States Army.

  21. Van Heflin

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    Van Heflin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1971 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    character actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Emmett Evan "Van" Heflin Jr. was an American theatre, radio and film actor. He played mostly character parts over the course of his film career, but during the 1940s had a string of roles as a leading man. Heflin won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Johnny Eager (1942). He also had memorable roles in Westerns such as Shane (1953), 3:10 to Yuma (1957), and Gunman's Walk (1958).

  22. Jim Butcher

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    Jim Butcher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    novelistscience fiction writeractor
    Biography

    Jim Butcher is an American author. He has written the contemporary fantasy The Dresden Files, Codex Alera and Cinder Spires book series.

  23. Randy Bass

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    Randy Bass
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    baseball playerpolitician
    Biography

    Randy William Bass is an American politician and former baseball player. He is less notable for his career in Major League Baseball than for his success in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hanshin Tigers. From 2005 to 2019, Bass served as a Democratic State Senator from Oklahoma, representing District 32.

  24. Bart Conner

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    Bart Conner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    artistic gymnastgymnastics coach
    Biography

    Bart Wayne Conner is a retired American Olympic gymnast. As a member of the US men's gymnastics team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, Conner won two gold medals. He currently owns and operates the Bart Conner Gymnastics Academy in Norman, Oklahoma, along with his wife, Romanian Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comăneci. In addition, both Comăneci and Conner are highly involved with the Special Olympics.

  25. Rick Bayless

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    Rick Bayless
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    chefrestaurateur
    Biography

    Rick Bayless is an American chef and restaurateur who specializes in traditional Mexican cuisine with modern interpretations. He is widely known for his PBS series Mexico: One Plate at a Time.

  26. Arlen Specter

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    Arlen Specter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2012 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerlawyer
    Biography

    Arlen Specter was an American lawyer, author and politician who served as a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1981 to 2011. Specter was a Democrat from 1951 to 1965, then a Republican from 1965 until 2009, when he switched back to the Democratic Party. First elected in 1980, he is the longest-serving senator from Pennsylvania, having represented the state for 30 years.

  27. Susana Martinez

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    Susana Martinez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Susana Martinez is an American politician and attorney who served as the 31st governor of New Mexico from 2011 to 2019. A Republican, she served as chair of the Republican Governors Association (RGA) from 2015 to 2016. She is the first female Governor of New Mexico, first Hispanic female governor in the United States, and the first woman of color governor in the United States.

  28. Trent Williams

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    Trent Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Trent Williams is an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma, where he was recognized as an All-American, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins fourth overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Williams is considered to be one of the best tackles in the league, making seven straight Pro Bowl appearances from 2012 to 2018.

  29. Josh Heupel

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    Josh Heupel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    American football playerhead coach
    Biography

    Joshua Kenneth Heupel is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at the University of Tennessee. Heupel was the architect of a unit that ranked in the FBS top 10 in points per game in each of his three seasons as UCF Head Coach—eighth in 2020 (42.2), fifth in 2019 (43.4) and sixth in 2018 (43.2). The Knights also ranked in the top five in the FBS in total offense per game in each of those three seasons—second in 2020 (568.1), second in 2019 (540.5) and fourth in 2018 (522.7).

  30. Randall L. Stephenson

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    Randall L. Stephenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
    Biography

    Randall Lynn Stephenson is a retired American telecommunications executive. He served as chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of AT&T Inc. from May 9, 2007 – June 30, 2020 and as executive chairman of AT&T Inc. from July 1 until December 31, 2020. He served as National President of the Boy Scouts of America from 2016 to 2018. In April 2020, Stephenson announced he would step down as CEO of AT&T effective July 1, 2020, replaced by John Stankey. In November 2020, Stephenson announced he would step down as executive Chairman of AT&T effective January 2021, replaced by William Kennard.

  31. Jake Hager

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    Jake Hager
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Donald Jacob Hager Jr. is an American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, currently signed to All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Jake Hager. He is a member of The Inner Circle alongside Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, Santana and Ortiz. Hager is also known for his time in WWE under the ring name Jack Swagger. As a mixed martial artist, he is currently signed to Bellator MMA where he competes in the heavyweight division. As of April 19, 2021, he is #10 in the Bellator Heavyweight Rankings.

  32. Larry Drake

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    Larry Drake
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-2016 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actordub actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Larry Richard Drake was an American actor and comedian, best known as Benny Stulwicz in L.A. Law, for which he won two Primetime Emmy Awards. He also appeared as Robert G. Durant in both Darkman and Darkman II: The Return of Durant, a homicidal mental patient who escapes an insane asylum in the slasher black comedy Dr. Giggles, and was the voice of Pops in Johnny Bravo.

  33. Ragan Smith

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    Ragan Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    2000-.. (age 21)
    Occupations
    artistic gymnast
    Biography

    Ragan Elizabeth Smith is an American collegiate gymnast. She is a five-time member of the US National Team (2014–2019). She is the 2017 United States national all-around champion and was an alternate for the 2016 Olympic team.

  34. Taylor Griffin

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    Taylor Griffin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Taylor Griffin is an American professional basketball player who last played for Pallacanestro Trapani of the Italian Serie A2. He played college basketball at the University of Oklahoma and is the older brother of Blake Griffin.

  35. Jason White

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    Jason White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Jason White is an American former college football quarterback who played for the University of Oklahoma, was recognized as a unanimous All-American, and won the Heisman Trophy in 2003.

  36. Jamie Marchi

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    Jamie Marchi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    voice actordubbing directorscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Jamie Lynn Marchi is an American voice actress, ADR director and script writer who works for Funimation and Sentai Filmworks. She has provided a number of voices for English-language versions of anime and video games. She is known for her role as Mari Ohara in Love Live! Sunshine!!, Mimi in Rin: Daughters of Mnemosyne, Charlotte E. Yeager in Strike Witches, Haruna Saotome in Negima!, Rias Gremory in High School DxD and Panty Anarchy in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.

  37. Tom Coburn

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    Tom Coburn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-2020 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 1970 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianphysicianobstetrician
    Biography

    Thomas Allen Coburn was an American politician and physician who served as a United States Senator for Oklahoma from 2005, until his resignation in 2015. A Republican, he previously served as a United States Representative.

  38. Wayman Tisdale

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    Wayman Tisdale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-2009 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    basketball playerjazz musicianjazz guitarist
    Biography

    Wayman Lawrence Tisdale was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and a smooth jazz bass guitarist. A three-time All American at the University of Oklahoma, he was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

  39. Terry Stotts

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    Terry Stotts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Terry Linn Stotts is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He most recently served as head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

  40. Jack Brisco

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    Jack Brisco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2010 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Freddie Joe "Jack" Brisco was an American amateur and professional wrestler. He performed for various territories of the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), becoming a two-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, and multi-time NWA Tag Team Champion with his brother Gerald Brisco. Brisco is considered one of the top wrestlers of his era; in 2005, Don Leo Jonathan called him "probably the greatest champion of the 20th century."

  41. Fernando Chui

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    Fernando Chui
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Fernando Chui Sai-on is a Macau politician who served as the 2nd Chief Executive of Macau from 2009 to 2019. He served as Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs from 1999 to 2009.

  42. Iqbal Theba

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    Iqbal Theba
    Born in
    Pakistan Flag Pakistan
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Iqbal Theba is a Pakistani actor. Theba is known for his recurring role as Principal Figgins in the show Glee.

  43. Tom Paxton

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    Tom Paxton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingermusicianguitaristwriter
    Biography

    Thomas Richard Paxton is an American folk singer-songwriter who has had a music career spanning more than fifty years. In 2009, Paxton received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He is noteworthy as a music educator as well as an advocate for folk singers to combine traditional songs with new compositions.

  44. Bill Watts

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    Bill Watts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerAmerican football player
    Biography

    William F. Watts Jr. is a retired American professional wrestler, promoter and former American football player. Watts garnered fame under his "Cowboy" gimmick in his wrestling career, and then as a tough, no-nonsense promoter in the Mid-South United States, which grew to become the Universal Wrestling Federation (UWF).

  45. Darrell Royal

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    Darrell Royal
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2012 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Darrell K Royal was an All-American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Mississippi State University (1954–1955), the University of Washington (1956), and the University of Texas (1957–1976), compiling a career college football record of 184–60–5. In his 20 seasons at Texas, Royal's teams won three national championships (1963, 1969, and 1970), 11 Southwest Conference titles, and amassed a record of 167–47–5. He won more games than any other coach in Texas Longhorns football history. Royal also coached the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL) for one season in 1953. He never had a losing season as a head coach for his entire career. Royal was an All-American at the University of Oklahoma where played football from 1946 to 1949. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 1983. Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, where the Longhorns play their home games, was renamed in his honor in 1996.

  46. Kelly Mantle

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    Kelly Mantle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    television actor
    Biography

    Kelly Mantle, is an American actor, singer/songwriter, comedian, musician, drag queen, and reality television personality. Mantle appeared as a contestant on the sixth season of the reality TV show RuPaul's Drag Race.

  47. Reed Timmer

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    Reed Timmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    meteorologistStorm chaser
    Biography

    Reed Timmer is an American meteorologist and storm chaser. He is known for starring in the Discovery Channel reality television series Storm Chasers, as well as in the documentary film Tornado Glory and in the series Tornado Chasers.

  48. Frank Trigg

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    Frank Trigg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    judokamixed martial artistprofessional wrestlermixed martial arts referee
    Biography

    Dewey Franklin Trigg III is an American retired mixed martial artist, color commentator, pro wrestler, MMA referee and TV host. Trigg is a veteran of the UFC, Pride Fighting Championships, Rumble on the Rock, Icon Sport-(Icon Sport Middleweight Champion), BAMMA, World Fighting Alliance, and has made professional wrestling appearances in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.

  49. Carl Albert

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    Carl Albert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-2000 (aged 92)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    Studied in 1931
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Carl Bert Albert was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 46th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977 and represented Oklahoma's 3rd congressional district as a Democrat from 1947 to 1977.

  50. Mark Andrews

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    Mark Andrews
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 25)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Mark Andrews is an American football tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma and was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

  51. Eduardo Nájera

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    Eduardo Nájera
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
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    1976-.. (age 45)
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    basketball playerbasketball coach
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    Eduardo Alonso Nájera Pérez is a Mexican former professional basketball player and currently a scout with the Dallas Mavericks. He is also a pregame and postgame analyst on Mavericks Live on Fox Sports Southwest, where he is identified as Eddie. Before being promoted to a scout with the Mavs, he was head coach of the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.

  52. C. J. Cherryh

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    1942-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 1964 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    translatornovelistscience fiction writerwriter
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    Carolyn Janice Cherry, better known by the pen name C. J. Cherryh, is an American writer of speculative fiction. She has written more than 80 books since the mid-1970s, including the Hugo Award-winning novels Downbelow Station (1981) and Cyteen (1988), both set in her Alliance–Union universe. She is known for "world building", depicting fictional realms with great realism supported by vast research in history, language, psychology, and archeology.

  53. Owen K. Garriott

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    Years
    1930-2019 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 1953 graduated with Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering
    Occupations
    military officerelectrical engineerastronautaircraft pilotengineer
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    Owen Kay Garriott was an American electrical engineer and NASA astronaut, who spent 60 days aboard the Skylab space station in 1973 during the Skylab 3 mission, and 10 days aboard Spacelab-1 on a Space Shuttle mission in 1983.

  54. J. C. Watts

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    1957-.. (age 64)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 1981 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianAmerican football playerCanadian football player
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    Julius Caesar Watts Jr. is an American politician, clergyman, and athlete. Watts was a college football quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners and later played professionally in the Canadian Football League. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003 as a Republican, representing Oklahoma's 4th Congressional District.

  55. Danny Hodge

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    1932-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerboxer
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    Daniel Allen Hodge was an American professional wrestler, amateur wrestler, and boxer. He is renowned for his wrestling career, where he competed both as an amateur and professional. He was born and raised in Perry, Oklahoma, where he continued to live. He was famous for the ability to crush apples with one hand, a feat which he demonstrated live on ESPN during the 2006 NCAA Wrestling Championships. He said his strength was due to having double tendons in his hands.

  56. Dick Armey

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    1940-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 1968 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    politicianeconomistuniversity teacherprofessorassistant professor
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    Richard Keith Armey is an American economist and politician. He was a U.S. Representative from Texas's 26th congressional district (1985–2003) and House Majority Leader (1995–2003). He was one of the engineers of the "Republican Revolution" of the 1990s, in which Republicans were elected to majorities of both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades. Armey was one of the chief authors of the Contract with America. Armey is also an author and former economics professor. After his retirement from Congress, he has worked as a consultant, advisor, and lobbyist.

  57. Jack Ging

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    1931-.. (age 90)
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    actortelevision actorfilm actor
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    Jack Lee Ging is an American actor, best known as General Harlan "Bull" Fulbright on NBC's television adventure series The A-Team.

  58. Travis McElroy

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    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    podcasterpresenter
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    Travis Patrick McElroy is an American podcaster, writer, and comedian. He is known for his work on podcasts such as My Brother, My Brother and Me, Shmanners, The Adventure Zone, and Can I Pet Your Dog?.

  59. Ruben Kihuen

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    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    politicianacademic advising
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    Rubén Jesús Kihuen Bernal is an American politician and former member of the United States House of Representatives for Nevada's 4th congressional district, serving from 2017 to 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was a member of the Nevada Senate from 2006 to 2016. He was Nevada's first Latino member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Kihuen described himself as the first "Dreamer" elected to Congress. In December 2017, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Kihuen to resign in response to sexual misconduct allegations against him by a female campaign staff member, as reported by BuzzFeed. He refused to resign but did not run for reelection in 2018.

  60. Stacey Dales

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    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    basketball playersports commentator
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    Stacey Dales is a Canadian former basketball player and a current reporter on the NFL Network. Dales was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and raised in Brockville, Ontario.

  61. Rick Saccone

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    military officerpolitician
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    Richard Saccone is an American politician who represented Pennsylvania's 39th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 2011 to 2019. A Republican, he was his party's nominee for the March 2018 special election to fill in the vacant U.S. House seat for the 18th congressional district. Saccone lost to Democratic candidate Conor Lamb by a margin of 0.3%.

  62. Michael J. Adams

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    Years
    1930-1967 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    military officeraircraft pilotastronauttest pilot
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    Michael James Adams was an American aviator, aeronautical engineer, and USAF astronaut. He was one of twelve pilots who flew the North American X-15, an experimental spaceplane jointly operated by the Air Force and NASA.

  63. Tom Cole

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    1949-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 1984 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    politicianprofessorscreenwriterconsultantgraduate assistant
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    Thomas Jeffery Cole is the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 4th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party and serves as Deputy Minority Whip. The chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) from 2006 to 2008, he was, during his tenure, the fourth-ranking Republican leader in the House. A member of the Chickasaw Nation, Cole is one of only four registered Native Americans in Congress, along with Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, Yvette Herrell of New Mexico and Sharice Davids of Kansas.

  64. Jermaine Gresham

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    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Jermaine Gresham is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oklahoma, where he received All-American honors.

  65. Azar Nafisi

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    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    writerprofessornovelistliterary criticfaculty member
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    Azar Nafisi is an Iranian-American writer and professor of English literature. Born in Tehran, Iran, she has resided in the United States since 1997 and became a U.S. citizen in 2008.

  66. Kenneth M. Taylor

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    1919-2006 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    military officer
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    Kenneth Marlar Taylor was a United States Air Force officer and a flying ace of World War II. He was a new United States Army Air Corps second lieutenant pilot stationed at Wheeler Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Along with his fellow pilot and friend George Welch, Taylor managed to get a fighter plane airborne under fire. Taylor claimed to have shot down four Japanese dive bombers but only two were confirmed. Taylor was injured during the incident and received several awards for his efforts, including the Distinguished Service Cross and the Purple Heart.

  67. Gregory Benford

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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    physicistastronomernovelistwriteruniversity teacher
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    Gregory Benford is an American science fiction author and astrophysicist who is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Irvine. He is a contributing editor of Reason magazine.

  68. Seth Littrell

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    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    James Seth Littrell is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the North Texas Mean Green football team.

  69. Jacob Dalton

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    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    artistic gymnast
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    Jacob "Jake" Dalton is a retired American gymnast who was a member of the University of Oklahoma gymnastics team and the United States men's national gymnastics team. He represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Dalton grew up in Sparks, Nevada, and is the son of Tim and Denise Dalton.

  70. Shannon Lucid

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    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    astronautchemistbiochemist
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    Shannon Matilda Wells Lucid is an American biochemist and a retired NASA astronaut. At one time, she held the record for the longest duration stay in space by an American, as well as by a woman. She has flown in space five times including a prolonged mission aboard the Mir space station in 1996; she is the only American woman to have served aboard Mir. In 2002, Discover magazine recognized Lucid as one of the 50 most important women in science.

  71. Jonathan Horton

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    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    artistic gymnast
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    Jonathan Alan Horton is a retired American artistic gymnast. He is the 2008 Olympic silver medalist on high bar, the 2010 World all-around bronze medalist, a two-time Olympian, a two-time U.S. National All-Around Champion, and a 17-time medalist at the U.S. National Championships. At the 2008 Olympics, he also won a bronze medal with his U.S. teammates in the team competition. He also competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he qualified for the high bar event final and finished in sixth place. In 2016, he had surgery on his left rotator cuff and as a result was unable to qualify for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  72. Will Claye

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    Years
    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    long jumpertriple jumperathletics competitor
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    Will Claye is an American track and field athlete of Sierra Leonean descent who competes in the long jump and triple jump. He won a bronze medal in 2011 World Championships in Athletics and the gold medals at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships and 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships. In his Olympic debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Claye won a bronze medal in long jump and a silver medal in triple jump. He repeated his silver medal in the triple jump four years later. His personal best of 18.14 m (59 ft 6 in), set at the Jim Bush Southern California USATF Championships in Long Beach on June 29, 2019 ranks him as the No. 3 triple jumper of all time.

  73. Diane Bish

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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    organistcomposer
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    Diane Joyce Bish is an American organist, composer, conductor, as well as executive producer and host of The Joy of Music television series. As a concert organist, she performs at concerts throughout North America and Europe. Bish also continues to tape episodes for her television series by visiting notable organs throughout the world.

  74. Brad Henry

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    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    Charles Bradford Henry is an American lawyer and politician who was the 26th Governor of Oklahoma. A member of the Democratic Party, he was elected governor in 2002. Henry won re-election for a second term on November 7, 2006 with 67% of the vote.

  75. Alvan Adams

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    1954-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Alvan Leigh Adams is an American former professional basketball player. Adams spent his entire career with the Phoenix Suns and retired in 1988 as the second all-time Suns scorer with 13,910 career points.

  76. Isaiah Cousins

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    Years
    1994-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    basketball player
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    Isaiah Devonte Cousins is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Gilboa Galil of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He played college basketball for the University of Oklahoma before playing professionally in the NBA G League, France and Israel.

  77. Brett James

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    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    record producersinger-songwritermusicianrecording artist
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    Brett James Cornelius is an American country music singer, songwriter, and record producer based in Nashville. James' compositions have been credited on 494 recordings by a wide variety of artists. Signed to Career Records (a division of Arista Nashville) as a solo artist in 1995, James charted three singles and released a self-titled debut album that year. He returned to Arista as a recording artist in 2002, releasing two more singles.

  78. Martha Hildebrandt

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    1925-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    linguistpoliticianuniversity teacher
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    Martha Luz Hildebrandt Pérez-Treviño is a Peruvian linguist and Fujimorist politician. Martha Hildebrandt was the second woman to occupy the President of the Congress of the Republic of Peru in 1999 (the first one was Martha Chávez). Since 1995 she has exercised her charge in the Congress of Peru. She is also the sister of César Hildebrandt, a Peruvian journalist.

  79. Jon Gray

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    1991-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Jonathan Charles Gray is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). The Rockies chose Gray with the third pick in the 2013 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2015. Gray previously attended Eastern Oklahoma State College and the University of Oklahoma, where he played college baseball.

  80. Lonny Chapman

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    Years
    1920-2007 (aged 87)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 1947 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in drama
    Occupations
    actorplaywrighttelevision actor
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    Lon Leonard Chapman was an American actor best known for his numerous guest star appearances on television drama series.

  81. Dan Boren

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    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Oklahoma - Norman
    In 2001 graduated with Master of Business Administration
    Occupations
    politiciancongressional staffacademic administratorbank telleraide-de-camp
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    David Daniel Boren is the president and chief banking officer at First United Bank of Oklahoma. Boren is a retired American politician, who served as the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district from 2005 to 2013. The district includes most of the eastern part of the state outside of Tulsa. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He also served as a State Representative in Oklahoma House District 28.

  82. Tony Casillas

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    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Tony Steven Casillas is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) from 1986 through 1997. While at the University of Oklahoma he helped win the 1985 NCAA National Championship. He also won the Lombardi Award in 1985 and was the 1985 UPI Lineman of the Year. Casillas was also part of the Dallas Cowboys back to back victories in Super Bowl XXVII and XXVIII, both against the Buffalo Bills. In 2004, he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

  83. Mick Cornett

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    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
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    Michael Earl Cornett Sr. is an American politician and former television personality who served as the 35th mayor of Oklahoma City, from 2005 until 2018. A member of the Republican Party, he was only the fourth mayor in Oklahoma City history to be elected to three terms and the first to be elected to four terms. He also served as President of the United States Conference of Mayors and as national President of the Republican Mayors and Local Officials (RMLO). He also served as Chairman of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Urban Economic Affairs Committee until 2007. In 2018, he was defeated in the Republican runoff by Tulsa businessman Kevin Stitt for GOP nomination for Governor of Oklahoma. In 2006, Cornett was defeated by Mary Fallin for the Republican runoff for U.S. Congress.

  84. Frank Keating

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    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
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    Francis Anthony Keating II is an American attorney and politician who served as the 25th governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003.

  85. Fred R. Harris

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    1930-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherwriterlawyer
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    Fred Roy Harris is a former Democratic United States Senator from Oklahoma.

  86. Todd Hamilton

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    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    golfer
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    William Todd Hamilton is an American professional golfer. He is best known for his victory at the 2004 Open Championship.

  87. Joe Simpson

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    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Joe Allen Simpson is an American former professional baseball player, and has been a radio and television broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves of the Major League Baseball (MLB) since 1992.

  88. Susan Stryker

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    historianfilm directorprofessorfilm producer
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    Susan O'Neal Stryker is an American professor, author, filmmaker, and theorist whose work focuses on gender and human sexuality. She is Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, former director of the Institute for LGBT Studies, and founder of the Transgender Studies Initiative at the University of Arizona, and is currently on leave while holding an appointment as Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership at Mills College. Stryker also serves on the Advisory Council of METI (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence). A transgender woman, she is the author of several books about LGBT history and culture.

  89. Elizabeth Garrett

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    1963-2016 (aged 53)
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    academic administratorlegal scholar
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    Helen Elizabeth Garrett, commonly known as Elizabeth Garrett or Beth Garrett,, was an American professor of law and academic administrator. Between 2010 and 2015, she served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern California. On July 1, 2015, she became the 13th president of Cornell University—the first woman to serve as president of the university. She died from colon cancer on March 6, 2016, the first Cornell president to die while in office.

  90. Phil Loadholt

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    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Philip Loadholt Jr. is a former American football offensive tackle. He played college football at Oklahoma, and played for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) from 2009 until his retirement in 2015.

  91. Christina Fallin

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    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    lobbyist
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    Christina Marie Fallin is the daughter of former Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin. She is a lobbyist and a singer.

  92. Frank McGee

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    1921-1974 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    journalist
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    Frank McGee was an American television journalist, best known for his work with NBC from the late 1950s into the early 1970s.

  93. Mae Boren Axton

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    Years
    1914-1997 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    composersongwritermusic promoter
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    Mae Boren Axton was known in the music industry as the "Queen Mother of Nashville." She co-wrote the Elvis Presley hit single "Heartbreak Hotel" with Tommy Durden. She worked with Mel Tillis, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Eddy Arnold, Tanya Tucker, Johnny Tillotson, and Blake Shelton.

  94. Zach Neal

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    Years
    1988-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    baseball player
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    Zachary Sheridan Neal is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Saitama Seibu Lions of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

  95. Jack Ridley

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    1915-1957 (aged 42)
    Occupations
    military officerengineeraircraft pilot
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    Colonel Jackie Lynwood Ridley was an aeronautical engineer, USAF test pilot and chief of the U.S. Air Force's Flight Test Engineering Laboratory. He helped develop and test many Cold War era military aircraft. He worked on the Bell X-1, the first aircraft to achieve supersonic flight. He was highly respected among fellow test pilots, most notably Chuck Yeager, for his engineering skills.

  96. William Brinkley

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    1917-1993 (aged 76)
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    authornovelistjournalistwriterbiographer
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    William Clark "Bill" Brinkley was an American writer and journalist, best known for his novels Don't Go Near the Water (1956), which Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer adapted to an eponymous 1957 film, and The Last Ship (1988), which TNT adapted as a television series.

  97. Lauren Chamberlain

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    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    softball player
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    Lauren Nicole Chamberlain is an American retired softball infielder. Originally from Trabuco Canyon, California, Chamberlain played college softball for the Oklahoma Sooners softball from 2012 to 2015. A collegiate All-American, she was part of the 2013 Women's College World Series championship team. She is the NCAA Division I career leader in home runs and slugging percentage. She also holds the school and Big 12 Conference career lead in RBIs, walks, total bases and runs. She was drafted #1 and played professional softball for the USSSA Pride of National Pro Fastpitch from 2015 to 2018, winning a title in her final season in 2018.

  98. Doris Eaton Travis

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    1904-2010 (aged 106)
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    actordancerstage actormodelfilm actor
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    Doris Eaton Travis was an American dancer, stage and film actress, dance instructor, owner and manager, writer, and rancher, who was the last surviving Ziegfeld Girl, a troupe of acclaimed chorus girls who performed as members in the Broadway theatrical revues of the Ziegfeld Follies.

  99. Curtis Lofton

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    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Curtis Tremayne Lofton is a former American football inside linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oklahoma, and earned All-American honors. Lofton was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He also played for the New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders.

  100. Sharen Jester Turney

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    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    business executive
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    Sharen Jester Turney is a global business leader, and former president and CEO of Victoria's Secret (before 2019), a $7.7 billion company of which she led for a decade doubling the profit and increasing sales by 70%, Victoria's Secret is the largest retailer of intimate apparel, and the largest subsidiary of L Brands Inc (formerly Limited Brands Inc). In 2013, Bloomberg named Jester Turney the fourth highest compensated female executive in the United States. In February 2016, she stepped down as CEO of Victoria's Secret after serving for a decade in that role and the previous six years as President and CEO of Victoria's Secret Direct.