Arkansas is known as the Natural State, but did you know there are a lot of famous people that were born in Arkansas? Maybe we should start calling Arkansas the Natural Talent State.

Some you may already know but chances are there are quite a few people that you never realized were from Arkansas. From Singers and Actors to Sports legends, Authors, War heroes and Politicians, here are 16 Famous people from the beautiful state of Arkansas.

1. Johnny Cash

Singer-Songwriter. Born February 26, 1932, in  Kingsland, AR just northeast of Fordyce, Ar.

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2. Douglas MacArthur

War Hero. Yes, that Douglas MacArthur. Here was born January 26, 1880 in Little Rock and became one of the greatest war heroes of the United States. He served in World War I, World War II, and Korean War.

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3. Glen Campbell

Singer-Songwriter. Born April 22, 1936, in Billstown, Ar.

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4.Scottie Pippen

Pro Basketball Player.  Born September 25, 1965, in  Hamburg, Arkansas

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5. Billy Bob Thornton

Actor. Born August 4, 1955, in Hot Springs, Ar. 

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6. John Grisham

Author. Born Feburary 8, 1955 in  Jonesboro, Arkansas

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7. Sonny Liston

Pro Boxer. Born May 8, 1932, in Sand Slough, Arkansas

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8. Mary Steenburgen

Actress. Born February 8, 1953 in Newport, Arkansas 

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9. Al Green

Singer-Producer. Born April 13, 1946, in Forrest City, Arkansas  

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10. Alan Ladd

Actor. Born September 3, 1913, in  Hot Springs,  Arkansas

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11. Charlie Rich

Singer-Songwriter. Born on December 14, 1932. Colt, Arkansas

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12. Joe Jackson

Talent Manager. Born July 26, 1928 in  Fountain Hill, Arkansas

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13.Mike Huckabee

Politician. Born August 24, 1955, in Hope, Arkansas 

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15. Frank Bonner

Actor. Played Herb Tarlek from 'WKRP in Cincinnati' was  born February 28, 1942, in Little Rock, AR. (No photo available).

16. Gil Gerard

Actor. Born January 23, 1943, in Little Rock Arkansas.

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