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36 Persons in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame:

Location:
Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum
1400 Classen Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Web Site:
Years Active:
1928 -

Alfre Woodard

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Alfre Ette Woodard
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Multiple Emmy awards.
TV series:Movies:Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2014.

Barry Switzer

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Barry Switzer
Birth Date:
Age today:
79
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Coach of team:from 1973 through 1988. 157 wins 29 losses 4 ties.
Also coached pro team:including a Super Bowl win.
Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1980.
College Football Hall of Fame 2001.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1987.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1999.

Bart Conner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Bart Wayne Conner
Birth Date:
Age today:
59
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Nadia Comăneci by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Olympic Gold Medal 1984.
Movie:International Gymnastics Hall of Fame 1997.
National High School Hall of Fame 1986.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1996.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2012.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Blake Shelton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Blake Tollison Shelton
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Miranda Lambert by 7 years.

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 5".
Songs:Television movie:TV show:Grand Ole Opry.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2003.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2014.

Bud Wilkinson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Burnham Wilkinson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1947 to 1963. 1964 legally changed his first name to Bud. Ran as a Republican for the U.S. Senate in 1964.
College Football Hall of Fame 1969.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1963.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1978.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.

Dale Robertson

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Dayle Lymoine Robertson
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
89
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series:Hall of Great Western Performers 1983.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1989.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1979.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6500 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Darrell Royal

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Darrell K Royal
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Middle name is "K" rather than an initial.
Head coach for teams:College Football Hall of Fame 1983.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1992.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1984.
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame 2014.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2000.
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic Hall of Fame 1998.
Texas Sports Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Warren

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Ann Herring
Birth Date:
Age today:
68, 32 days after her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Democratic Senator from Massachusetts.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2011.

Gene Autry

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orvon Grover Autry
Also Known As:
The Singing Cowboy
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 3 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Traveled and performed with the Fields Brothers Marvelous Medicine Show.
Songs:Was owner of the baseball team:and a Los Angeles television station.
Country Music Hall of Fame 1969.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1972.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1998.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 1998.
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Santa Clarita Walk of Western Stars 1981.
Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1970.
Western Music Association Hall of Fame 1989.
Gennett Records Walk of Fame 2007.
Texas Trail of Fame 1998.
National Radio Hall of Fame 2003.
National Broadcasters Hall of Fame 1980.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1991.
Anaheim / OC Walk of Stars:
A star; ceremony: 7 April 2008.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6644 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6384 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
A star at 6520 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
A star at 6667 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.
A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.

Gordon Cooper

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr.
Nickname(s):
Gordo
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

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International Space Hall of Fame.
Aerospace Walk of Honor 2008.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1990.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1963.

Henry Iba

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Henry Payne Iba
Nickname(s):
Hank
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College team:Coached team:and Olympic teams 1964 and 1968.
FIBA Hall of Fame 2007.
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame 1986.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1965.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame.
Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 1961.
Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1969.

James Garner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Scott Bumgarner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

younger brother of
Younger than Jack Garner by 1 year.

Brief Facts:

TV series:Movie and TV series:Movies:Hall of Great Western Performers 1990.
Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1986.
Television Hall of Fame 1990.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Jim Thorpe

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
James Francis Thorpe
Also Known As:
Wa-Tho-Huk
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Football teams:Movie:Olympic champion, medals taken away, restored posthumously.
United States Olympic Hall of Fame 1983.
College Football Hall of Fame 1951.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1963.
American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame 1972.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1950.
Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame 1963.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Texas Trail of Fame 2013.
National Track and Field Hall of Fame 1975.

Jimmy Webb

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Jimmy Layne Webb
Birth Date:
Age today:
70, 22 days before his 71st birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Composed songs:Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1990.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1999.
Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986.

Johnny Bench

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
John Lee Bench
Birth Date:
Age today:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Outstanding catcher.
Team:NL Rookie of the Year 1968.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1989.
Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1986.
National High School Hall of Fame 1986.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1984.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Babe Ruth Award 1976.
Hutch Award 1981.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1975.

Kay Starr

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Katherine Laverne Starks
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
94
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Native American ancestry. Pop, jazz, country and swing music.
Songs:Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2008.
Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame 2000.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2002.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1988.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.

Kristin Chenoweth

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Kristi Dawn Chenoweth
Birth Date:
Age today:
49, her birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Adopted. Height 4' 11".
TV series:Movies:Albums:1999 Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Musical) for Broadway musical play:Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2014.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2010.
TV show: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6243 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 24 July 2015.

Lee Roy Selmon

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Lee Roy Selmon
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Defensive lineman.
Team:Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ring of Honor 2009.
College Football Hall of Fame 1988.
Florida Sports Hall of Fame 1989.
Orange Bowl Hall of Fame 1983.
Pro Football Hall of Fame 1995.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Outland Trophy 1975.
Rotary Lombardi Award 1975.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2009.
Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1994.

Lynn Riggs

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Rolla Lynn Riggs
Nickname(s):
Rollie
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

1/16 Cherokee Indian, a playwright.
Play:was rhe basis for musical play:Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1948.

Maria Tallchief

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief
Also Known As:
Elizabeth Maria Tallchief
Nickname(s):
Betty Marie
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
88
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than George Balanchine by 21 years.

Brief Facts:

Father was a Native American, an Osage. Changed her name professionally. Danced with the New York City Ballet.
Danced in The Nutcracker in role of:Kennedy Center Honors 1996.
National Women's Hall of Fame 1996.
National Medal of Arts 1999.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1972.

Mickey Mantle

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Mickey Charles Mantle
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Center fielder, team:National Baseball Hall of Fame 1974.
Yankee Stadium Monument Park 1969.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1964.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Hutch Award 1965.

Oral Roberts

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Granville Oral Roberts
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
91
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Televangelist and founder of a university in Oklahoma bearing his name.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1972.

Owen Garriott

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Owen Kay Garriott
Also Known As:
Owen K. Garriott
Birth Date:
Age today:
86
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Spent 60 days on in 1973 and 10 days aboard in 1983.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1980.
Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame 1980.
U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame 1997.
Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame 2000.
Enid Public Schools Hall of Fame 2001.

Patti Page

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Clara Ann Fowler
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie:Songs:which was chosen by Tennessee in 1965 as the state song.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1997.
Hit Parade Hall of Fame 2007.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1983.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6760 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Paul Harvey

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Paul Harvey Aurandt
Also Known As:
Paul Aurandt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Book:Radio show:where he often said, "... and now, the rest of the story".
Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 2005.
Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame.
National Radio Hall of Fame 1990.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1955.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame 1979.
DeMolay International Alumni Association Hall of Fame 1993.

Perle Mesta

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Pearl Reid Skirvin
Nickname(s):
hostess with the mostest
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Socialite and political hostess. Ambassador to Luxembourg 1949-1953. Changed the spelling of her first name.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1951.

Reba McEntire

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Reba Nell McEntire
Also Known As:
Reba
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
TV series:Movie:Broadway musical:Grammy Award winner.
Music City Walk of Fame 2006.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1995.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1998.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2011.
Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2012.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 7018 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 18 September 1998.

Roger Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roger Dean Miller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
56
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 1995.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2004.
Texas Country Music Hall of Fame 2005.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 1973.
Texas Heritage Songwriters' Hall of Fame 2013.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2011.

Roy Clark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Roy Linwood Clark
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Co-host of TV show:with:TV series:Movies:Guitarist and banjo and mandolin player.
Country Music Hall of Fame 2009.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 2000.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1982.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6840 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.

Sam Walton

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Moore Walton

Brief Facts:

Founder of the Wal-Mart chain of stores.
Presidential Medal of Freedom 1992.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1987.

Tony Hillerman

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Anthony Grove Hillerman
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
83
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Served in World War II. Taught journalism. Wrote mystery novels about Navajo Tribal Police.
Book and movie:Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1997.

Van Heflin

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Emmett Evan Heflin Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

older brother of
Older than Frances Heflin by 11 years.
uncle of

Brief Facts:

Movies:Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1964.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6311 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6125 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry.

Vince Gill

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Vincent Grant Gill
Birth Date:
Age today:
60
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Older than Amy Grant by 3 years.

Brief Facts:

Grand Ole Opry.
Songs:Country Music Hall of Fame 2007.
Music City Walk of Fame 2007.
Hall of Great Western Performers 1997.
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame 1999.
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame 2005.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1997.
International Guitar Hall of Fame.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6901 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 6 September 2012.

Warren Spahn

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Warren Spahn
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pitcher.
Teams:Braves Hall of Fame 1999.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1973.
Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame 1973.
Milwaukee Brewers Walk of Fame 2007.
Cy Young Award 1957.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1993.
Lou Gehrig Memorial Award 1961.

Wiley Post

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wiley Hardeman Post
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First to fly solo around the world. Died in a plane crash in Alaska. He was pilot.
Passenger was:Texas Aviation Hall of Fame 1999.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1969.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 2004.

Will Rogers

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Penn Adair Rogers
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

father of
father of

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Silent films, then talkies.
Movie:Texas Jack's wild west show. Philosopher. Known for funny one-liners. Mayor of Beverly Hills.
Died in a plane crash in Alaska with:Theater Hall of Fame.
Texas Trail of Fame 1997.
Oklahoma Hall of Fame 1932.
National Aviation Hall of Fame 1977.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6401 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.
A star at 6608 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio.
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