Annie Potts- Born in Nashville, TN on October
28, 1952. Best known for her role in the television series
Archie Campbell- Born November 7th, 1914 in Bulls
Gap, TN. Country comedian and Grand Ole Opry regular, best known for
his writing and acting talents on the hit television show "Hee
Haw." Died from a heart attack on August 29, 1987.
Bradley Barron Renfro
Born on July 25, 1982 in Knoxville, TN - Died January 15, 2008 in Los
Angeles, CA from a heroin overdose. Famous actor who starred in The Client, Tom &
Huck and other movies.
Ben Garant- Born
September 14, 1970 in Cookeville, TN. Actor best known for his role as
"Deputy Travis Junior," in the television series "Reno
Charlie Chase- Born in Rogersville, TN on October
19, 1952. Best known for his hit TV series "Crook &
Born November 21, 1956 in Paris, TN. Tony Award winning actress
starring on Broadway and in motion pictures.
Born in Knoxville, TN on May 3rd, 1978. Actress that has starred in
numerous television programs including, "Firefly,"
"Without A Trace," and "Cold Case."
Born in Memphis, TN on February 5, 1967. Saturday Night Live cast
member from 1998 to 2006. Known for his impersonations of Tom Brokaw,
Newt Gingrich, Tom Hanks, and Eminem. Currently starring in the NBC
sitcom "Thick and Thin."
Born February 18, 1950 in Memphis, TN. Actress best remembered for her
starring role as "Mattie Hayes" along side Bruce Willis in
Born June 17, 1915 in Anville, KY. Lived most of his life in Ridgetop,
TN. The 6 foot 5 Hee Haw regular known as "String Bean," was murdered alongside his wife
1973 by burgulars in his home.
Born in Knoxville, TN on May 8th, 1954. Actor, won a golden globe for
his role in the 1982 film "An Officer and a Gentlemen."
Currently co-stars on the CBC television series "The
Dennis Haskins- Born
November 18, 1950 in Chattanooga, TN. Actor best known for his role as
Mr. Belding in the 90's hit television series "Saved by the
Shore (Frances Rose Shore)-
Born February 29, 1916 in Winchester, TN. Famous singer, actress, and
talk show host. Won 9 Emmys, a Peabody Award, and a Golden Globe
Award. Shore died from Ovarian cancer on February 24, 1994.
Born May 25th, 1939 in McLemoresville, TN. Sultry southern actress
best known for her role as "Julia Sugarbaker" on the hit
television series "Designing Women." Married to actor Hal
Born June 12, 1978 in Nashville, TN. Actor best known for his geeky
role as "Kyle" in the 2000 cult film "Road Trip."
Born January 19, 1946 in Seveirville, TN on Locust Ridge. Country singer, songwriter, actress and theme park owner.
Well known for her blonde wigs, tiny waist, and buxom figure.
Ed Bruce- Born December 29, 1939
in Keiser, Arkansas. Moved to Memphis, TN when he was a young boy and
he claims Tennessee as his home. Singer, songwriter, and actor, has
had numerous number one hit songs recorded by big name country music
stars. In the late 70's he represented the state of Tennessee as the
"Tennessean." Well known for his anti-litter Public Service
Announcements for the state of TN, titled, "Tennessee
Born March 14, 1970 in Memphis, TN. African American actress known for
her film roles in "Scream 2," "Paid In Full," and
"Hustle & Flow."
The "King of Rock and Roll." Born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo,
MS. Moved to Memphis, TN in 1948.
Sutton- Born October 23, 1923 in Clarksville, TN. Television actor
best known from his role on the "Gomer Pyle, USMC"
television series, as the tough drill Sgt. "Sergeant Vincent
Carter." Sutton died on June 28, 1974, from a sudden heart
attack, he was only 50 years old.
Born August 19, 1943 in Sheffield, AL, moved to Lawrenceburg, TN as a
child. Former U.S. Senator (1994-2003), also movie actor known for his
roles in the movies "Hunt for Red October," "Days of
Thunder," "Die Hard 2," and currently starring in
televisions Law & Order.
Born August 12. 1939 in Memphis, TN. Actor starred in many major motion
pictures. Well known for his perpetual dark suntan and his flamboyount
Born May 22, 1978 in Memphis, TN. Beautiful actress known for her
performances in several movies including "Walk the Line,"
"Win a Date with Tad Hamilton," "Mona Lisa Smile,"
and "Porn 'n Chicken."
Grace Moore- Born December 5, 1898 in Cocke
County, TN and raised in Jellico, TN. Famous opera singer, and
actress, was known as the "Tennessee Nightingale." Moore
died on January 26, 1947 in a terrible plane crash after performing in
Born in Covington, TN on August 20, 1942. Multi talented composer,
singer, and arranger, best known for his Academy Award for winning
Best Original Song for a Motion Picture for the "Them from
Jack Hanna- Born in Knoxville, TN on January
2, 1947. Also known as "Jungle Jack." Widely known for his
television series "Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures" and
appearances with wild animals on the television show "Late Show
with David Letterman."
Born in Knoxville, TN on October 6, 1978. Actor best known for his
role as "Jared" in the television NBC television series
Born in Knoxville, TN on January 30, 1990. Best known for his role as
"Matt McGuire" in the hit Disney movie and television show
Born in Nashville, TN on January 20, 1963. Best known for his role as
Mike Delfino in the ABC hit television series "Desperate
Jerry Lawler: Controversial
"King" of wrestling was born in Memphis on November 29,
Born in Knoxville, TN on March 2, 1930. Perhaps best remembered for
his role as Holling Vincoeur in the television series "Northern
Real name P.J. Clapp (Phillip John) was born March 11, 1971, in
Knoxville, best known from his MTV hit series "Jackass" and
"Jackass the Movie". Also known for his role in the 2005
film, "The Dukes of Hazzard"
John Richard Locke: Born
April 11, 1945, in Canton, OH, moved to Covington, TN with his
family in 1952. Has been in over 25 television commercials since 1982 and
is best known for his role as Elvis's Uncle Vester in the 1990
ABC television mini-series, "Elvis." Also
known for playing Mr. French in the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
movie by the Cohen brothers.
Born June 28th, 1948 in Memphis, TN. Popular actress starred in many
movies including, The Stand, Dolores Claiborne, Titanic, The Waterboy,
Fried Green Tomatoes, and perhaps best known for her portrayal as the
obsessed axe wielding psycho in the Steven King film
Lark Voorhies: Born
March 24, 1974 in
Nashville, TN. Actress best known for her role as "Lisa
Turtle" in TV's "Saved By the Bell".
Born in Knoxville, TN on April 5, 1930, actress and singer best known
as the voice of Princess Aurora/Briar Rose in the original 1959 Film,
Disney's "Sleeping Beauty."
Megan Fox- Born in
Oak Ridge, TN on May 16, 1986, grew up in nearby Rockwood, TN. Popular
actress best known for her starring role as Mikaela Banes, in the 2007
hit live-action film, Transformers.
Cyrus- Born in Nashville, TN on November 23, 1992. Singer,
songwriter, actress, best known for her starring role as "Hannah
Montana" on the hit Disney Channel television series. Daughter of
country super star Billy Ray Cyrus. Miley is currently on a singing
tour as the opening act for the Cheetah Girls.
Minnie Pearl (Sarah Ophelia Colley
October 25, 1912 in Centerville, TN. Famous country comedian best
known for her stint on TVs "Hee Haw." Also known for her
famouns "price tagged hats," and her big "HOWDY"
greetings. Minnie Pearl died on March 4, 1996 from complications from
Born in Memphis, TN on June 1, 1937. Award winning actor best known
for his role as a convict in the film "Shawshank
Born November 26, 1942 in Memphis, TN. Emmy Award winning African
American actress has starred in numerous television and film roles.
Best known for her Emmy winning role as "Matilda" in the
1977 ABC mini-series "Roots."
on January 29, 1954, in Kosciusko, Mississippi, moved to
Nashville, TN at age 14. Actress, talk show host, entertainment
executive, graduated from Tennessee State University and was selected
as Miss Tennessee in her freshman year of college. According to Forbes
magazine, she was the richest African American of the 20th century and
the world's only Black billionaire for three straight years.
Born March 15, 1957 in Greeneville, TN. Actress best known for her
role as nurse "Laverne," in the 90's television sitcom "Empty
Born January 30, 1926 in Packard, KY. Grew up in Knoxville, TN.
Academy Award winning actress, won an Oscar for best actress in the
1963 film "Hud." Starred in numerous movies, Broadway shows,
and television shows. In 1965 was stricken by 3 cerebral aneurisms and
was in a comma for 3 weeks. In 1978, Fort Sanders Regional Medical
Center in Knoxville dedicated the Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center
in her honor. The center serves as part of Neal's paralysis victim
advocacy. Currently Neal lives in New York City, NY.
Polly Bergen- Famous
film actress currently starring in a recurring role as "Kate
Allen" on ABC's "Commander in Chief". Was born in
Knoxville, TN on July 14th, 1930.
Born in McEwen, TN on March 10, 1933. Best known for his hit
television series "Nashville Now."
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana on March 22, 1976, at 5 years old moved
to Nashville, TN with her family, where she still owns a home. Actress
known for her starring roles in movies including "Sweet Home
Alabama," "Legally Blonde," and in 2006, she took home
the best actress Oscar for her role as June Carter Cash in the Johnny
Cash biopic "Walk the Line."
Ric Flair- Wrestling super star born February
25, 1949, in Memphis, TN. Known as "The Nature Boy."
Downey Sr.- Born on June 1, 1936 in
Tennessee. Actor, Writer, Director,
best known for his cult classic feature film Putney Swope.
Father of actor/former Saturday Night Live cast-member Robert Downey
Jr. and brother of SNL writer/feature player Jim Downey.
Born December 21, 1948 in Washington, D.C. Moved to Chattanooga, TN as
a young child with his family. Actor nominated for an
Oscar for his role as a Bible quoting hit man in the film "Pulp
Fiction". Starred in many other major motion pictures including
the 2006 cult favorite "Snakes On A Plane."
Born May 28, 1947 in Shelbyville, TN. Actress best known for her
co-starring roles in six different Clint Eastwood films, Any Which Way
You Can, Bronco Billy, Every Which Way But Loose, The Gauntlet, The
Outlaw Josey Wales, and Sudden Impact.
Born December 26, 1960 in Knoxville, TN. Nurse and Actress best known
for being the first winner and millionaire in 2001 on the T.V. reality
Ernie Ford (Ernest Jennings Ford)-
Born February 13, 1919 in Bristol, TN. Country music legend, recording
artist, and television host. Best remembered for his famous rendition
of the song "Sixteen Tons." Ford died from a serious fall on
October 17, 1991.
Born January 10, 1948 in Memphis, TN. Actor has starred in over 20
motion pictures, 30 Broadway plays, and dozens of television shows.
Wink Martindale- Born in
Jackson, TN on December 4, 1934. Best known as the host of the
popular game show "Tic Tac Dough." Wink has hosted over 14
different game shows and also has been a radio DJ and a brief stint as