List of people from Abilene, Texas

The following people were all born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Abilene, Texas, and its surrounding metropolitan area, which includes Callahan County, Texas, Jones County, Texas, and Taylor County, Texas.
*Dave Andrews, longtime radio personality, winner of a AAF American Advertising Award in 1999. longtime Abilene resident and radio personality for numerous stations in Texas, including KFGL 97.1 The Eagle in Dallas, TX. Worked with the world's oldest rock and roll weatherman Stubby Baldwin. Dave Andrews was the afternoon drive on air personality on KEYJ Rock 108 for almost 12 years. He is currently a real estate investor and resides with his wife in Abilene. Dave Andrews became the first professional baseball public address announcer in history to be ejected from a professional baseball game. The game was between Abilene Prairie Dogs and the Amarillo Dillas in July 1995. [The Greatest Sports Stories You've Never Heard. by Al Pickett copyright 2007, State House Press]
*Coby Archa, cast member of Survivor,
*Alvin O. Austin, administrator at Hardin-Simmons University,
*Brown Bannister, Abilene Christian University alumnus, music producer, winner of numerous Dove Awards,
*Sammy Baugh, football coach at Hardin-Simmons University, named the most versatile player in NFL history
*Ray Berry, linebacker who played for the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks,
*Gordon Bethune, Abilene Christian University alumnus, became CEO of Continental Airlines,
*Marion Zimmer Bradley, Hardin-Simmons University alumnus, noted fantasy author of "The Mists of Avalon" and the Darkover series,
*Randy Brewer, Abilene Christian University alumnus, winner and frequent nominee for ACM, CMA, MTV and Dove Awards.
*Doyle Brunson, Hardin-Simmons University alumnus, championship level poker player and author,
*Jess Cagle, writer for "Entertainment Weekly" and "Time",
*Chris Christian, Contemporary Christian songwriter, singer, and music publisher,
*Karen Christy, Abilene native, an American model who had been "Playboy" magazines's Playmate of the Month,
*Isaac Cline, resident of Abilene, a noted meteorologist, he was the first to provide reliable forecasts of freezing weather, and successfully predicted several floods and hurricanes,
*Nelson Coats, Abilene Christian University alumnus, film production designer,
*Randall "Tex" Cobb, Abilene native, prizefighter and actor,
*Charles Coody, Abilene resident, pro golfer with 12 twelves victories on the PGA Tour with one Masters Tournament victory,
*Carole Cook, Abilene native, actress and protege of Lucille Ball,
*J.B. Cook, writer-coproducer of "King of the Hill", contributing producer/writer, "My Name Is Earl",
*Terri Colombino (Theresa Celeste Conn Colombino), attended Dyess Elementary actress, Breaker High, soap As The World Turns CBS
*Randy Colvin, Abilene native, elementary teacher
*Roy Crane, Abilene native, cartoonist and creator of "Wash Tubbs", "Captain Easy", and "Buz Sawyer",
*Sonny Cumbie, Abilene native, quarterback for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League
*Bonnie Curtis, Abilene Christian University alumnus, film producer whose work includes "Saving Private Ryan", "", and "Minority Report",
*Shae D'Lyn, Abilene native, actress who played Jane Deaux in "Dharma & Greg",
*Jody Dean, Abilene Christian University alumnus and news anchor of KTVT, Dallas, Texas,
*Holly Dunn, Abilene Christian University alumnus, country music artist,
*Novalyne Price Ellis, schoolteacher in Cross Plains, Texas, member of the National Forensic Hall of Fame, and noted memoirist,
*Billie Sol Estes, Abilene native and scandalous financier who has accused Lyndon B. Johnson of a variety of crimes,
*Bob Estes, from Graham, Texas, American professional golfer,
*Megan Ewing, an Abilene native, fashion model, best known for her part in Guess? advertisements,
*Mark I. Fox, an Abilene native, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Military Office,
*David Funderburk, former professor at Hardin-Simmons University and member of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina,
*Larry Gatlin, singer, songwriter, and actor
*Rudy Gatlin, singer, member Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band
*Steve Gatlin, singer, mdmber Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers Band
*Stedman Graham, Hardin-Simmons University basketball player, motivational speaker, romantically linked with Oprah Winfrey,
*Carol Hall, composer/lyricist whose work includes "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas",
*J-Rod Hardegree, lead guitarist for the band Plainview,
*Lou Henson, former basketball coach at Hardin-Simmons University,
*Johnny Johnson, also known as Dave Andrews, longtime Abilene resident and radio personality for numerous stations in Texas, including KFGL 97.1 The Eagle in Dallas, TX. winner of a AAF American Advertising Award in 1999. Worked with the world's oldest rock and roll weatherman Stubby Baldwin. Johnny, orDave Andrews was the afternoon drive on air personality on KEYJ Rock 108 for almost 12 years. He is currently a real estate investor and resides with his wife in Abilene. Johnny, or Dave Andrews became the first professional baseball public address announcer in history to be ejected from a professional baseball game. The game was between Abilene Prairie Dogs and the Amarillo Dillas in July 1995. [The Greatest Sports Stories You've Never Heard. by Al Pickett copyright 2007, State House Press]
*JamisonPriest, folk/Americana trio, singers and songwriters,
*Rhonda A. Johnson, Certified Public Accountant in Abilene, Texas and wife of Johnny Johnson, a.k.a. Dave Andrews, longtime radio personality in Texas.. [The Greatest Sports Stories You've Never Heard. by Al Pickett copyright 2007, State House Press]
*Lonnie D. Kliever, Hardin-Simmons alumnus and noted professor of Religious Studies,
*John Lackey, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Anaheim Angels, played in the 2002 World Series,
*Deirdre Lovejoy, actress in "The Talented Mr. Ripley",
*Max Lucado, Abilene Christian University alumnus, Christian author/preacher/broadcaster,
*Wayne Millner, Hardin-Simmons University football coach, professional football wide receiver, and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame,
*Nathan Monroe, epigrammist,
*Paige Moss, actress who has appeared in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Beverly Hills 90210",
*Ty O'Neal, rodeo cowboy and actor,
*Terry Orr, running back for the Washington Redskins,
*Caryl Mack Parker, country singer,
*Fess Parker, Hardin-Simmons University alumnus, star of television series Daniel Boone",
*Lee Roy Parnell, country musician,
*Paige Patterson, Hardin-Simmons University alumnus, Southern Baptist theologian and sminary president,
*Gary Perkins, radio broadcaster,
*Don Pierson, longtime Abilene resident and Hardin-Simmons University alumnus, businessman and founder of Wonderful Radio London, and Swinging Radio England,
*Dominic Rhodes, running back for the Indianapolis Colts,
*Sid W. Richardson, Simmons College alumnus, oilman, cattleman, and philanthropist,
*Jessica Simpson, pop singer and actress,
*Justin Snow, long snapper for the Indianapolis Colts,
*Ed Sprinkle, Hardin-Simmons and Chicago Bears offensive lineman, member of the NFL's 1940's ALl-Decade Team,
*Diane Stanley, children's book author,
*Hollis Thomas, NFL defensive tackle
*Bulldog Turner, Hardin-Simmons University alumnus and Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive back,
*Sarah Weddington, Abilene native, attorney who represented "Jane Roe" in the "Roe v. Wade" case before the United States Supreme Court,
*Duane Whitaker, actor in "The Devil's Rejects",
*H.C Zachary, artist, best known for his western art.

References

Add: Winston Lee Moore (professional name Slim Willet) Songwriter, performer inducted into the DJ Hall of Fame.Stuart Hamblin Songriter, radio (KAYO Abilene), movie personality, inducted into the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame, ACM Pioneer Award, Golden Boot Award and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame graduated from McMurray with a teacher's degree.Keedy Kelly singer/dancer.Tommy Overstreet Country singer.Jeannie C. Riley Grammy winning Country singer. The Whites (Sharon, Sheryl & Buck) Grammy winning Country groupMason Williams Songwriter, 16 major awards plus Grammy winner for instrumental "Classical Gas" writer for Smother's Brothers TV show.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of people from Texas — The following are people who were either born/raised or have lived for a significant period of time in Texas. Military/war Founders of The Republic of Texas *Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), the Father of Texas *Edward Burleson (1798–1851), Texas… …   Wikipedia

  • List of city nicknames in Texas — This partial list of city nicknames in Texas compiles the aliases, sobriquets and slogans that cities in Texas are known by (or have been known by historically), officially and unofficially, to locals, outsiders or their tourism boards. City… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Texas-related topics — The following is a list of topics about the U.S. State of Texas. NOTOC compactTOC4 0–9*7 Eleven *28th State to join the United States of AmericaA [ 254 counties of the State of Texas] *Abilene, Texas *Adams Onís Treaty of 1819 *Adjacent states:… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Playboy Playmates of 1971 — The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 1971. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year. January Liv Lindeland Playmate of the Year 1972 Preceded by Sharon Clark …   Wikipedia

  • List of racing drivers who died in racing crashes — As auto racing is a dangerous sport, many individuals (including drivers, crew members, officials and spectators) have been killed in crashes related to the sport, either in a race, in qualifying, in practice or a private testing session.… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Playboy Playmates of 2011 — The following is a list of Playboy Playmates of 2011. Playboy magazine names its Playmate of the Month each month throughout the year. January Anna Sophia Berglund Anna Sophia Berglund, Long Beach, CA on November 5, 2011 …   Wikipedia

  • List of pipeline accidents — The following is a list of pipeline accidents: This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Contents 1 Bel …   Wikipedia

  • List of smoking bans in the United States — Map of current and scheduled future statewide smoking bans as of 18 June 2011 (2011 06 18)[update] …   Wikipedia

  • List of Texas A&M University people — The list of Texas A M University people includes notable former students, faculty, and presidents of Texas A M University. The term Texas Aggie, which comes from A M s history as an agricultural school, refers to current and former students of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of North American Numbering Plan area codes — This is a list of North American telephone area codes in effect for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). The area to which an area code is officially assigned is known as a Numbering Plan Area (NPA). Contents 1 200 2 300 3 400 4 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”