List of people from Utah


List of people from Utah

The following is a list of prominent people who were born in the U.S. state of Utah, live in Utah, or for whom Utah is a significant part of their identity:

A

* Rocky Anderson (born 1951), mayor of Salt Lake City
* Quinn Allman, guitarist for The Used.

B

* Roseanne Barr (born 1952); actress, comedienne; born in Salt Lake City
* Earl W. Bascom (1906–1995), rodeo champion, inventor, artist/sculptor; born in Vernal
* Linda Bement (born 1942), Miss USA and Miss Universe 1960
* Don Bluth (born 1937); animator
* John Browning (1855–1926); firearms designer; born in Ogden
* Nolan Bushnell (born 1943); video game designer, founder of Atari; born in Clearfield

C

* Mario Capecchi (born 1939); Nobel Prize laureate for Medicine, 2007
* Orson Scott Card (born 1951); author; raised in Orem
* Butch Cassidy (1866–1908); outlaw, born Robert LeRoy Parker in Beaver, Utah
* Stephen Covey (born 1932); author, "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"; born in Salt Lake City

F

* Philo T. Farnsworth (1906–1971); inventor; born near Beaver, Utah
* Patrick Fugit (born 1982); actor; born in Salt Lake City

G

* Heber J. Grant (1856–1945); 7th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; born in Salt Lake City

H

* Orrin Hatch (born 1934); U.S. Senator from Utah
* Gary R. Herbert (born 1947); Lt. Governor of Utah; born in American Fork
* Jared and Jerusha Hess (born 1979,1980); filmmakers ("Napoleon Dynamite"); reside in Salt Lake City, Utah.
* Gordon B. Hinckley (1910-2008); past President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; born in Salt Lake City
* Jeph Howard (born 1979); bassist for The Used.
* Jon Huntsman, Jr. (born 1960); Governor of Utah

J

* Jewel (born 1974); singer; born Jewel Kilcher in Payson
* Ken Jennings, 74-time Jeopardy! champion

K

* David M. Kennedy (1905–1996); Treasury Secretary under President Nixon; born in Randolph, Utah

L

* Michael O. Leavitt, former Governor, Secretary of Health and Human Services

M

* Bert McCracken, lead singer of The Used
* David O. McKay, 9th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Scott M. Matheson, governor
* Gerald R. Molen, film producer

N

* Claude Nowell aka Corky King (born 1944), founder of Summum

O

* Dallin H. Oaks; lawyer, jurist, official of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* The Osmonds:
** Alan Osmond (born 1949); singer
** Wayne Osmond (born 1951); singer
** Merrill Osmond (born 1953); singer
** Jay Osmond (born 1955); singer
** Donny Osmond (born 1957); singer, actor, television host; born in Ogden
** Marie Osmond (born 1959); singer, actress, television host; born in Ogden
** Jimmy Osmond (born 1963); singer, actor, businessman
* Wayne Owens (1937–2002); attorney, U.S. Congressman from Utah

R

* Carmen Rasmusen (born 1985); contestant on American Idol 2
* Robert Redford (born 1936); actor, founder of the Sundance Film Festival

*Kyle Sampson (born in Cedar City, Utah), former Chief of Staff and Counselor of United States Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
* Elizabeth Smart, girl kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake City in 2002.
* George Albert Smith, 8th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Joseph Fielding Smith, 10th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

*

T

* The Used - emo punk rock band
** Bert McCracken - vocals
** Quinn Allman - guitar
** Jeph Howard - bass
** Branden Steineckert - drums

W

* Olene S. Walker, governor
* Dave Wolverton, author

Y

* Brigham Young (1801–1877); founder of Salt Lake City, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

ee also

* List of Mormons


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