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Born in Memphis

Memphis is the second-most populous city in Tennessee, the 28th largest city in the U.S. and the largest city bordering the Mississippi River. Memphis played a prominent role in the Civil Rights Movement and was the site of Martin Luther King's assassination. The city is home of the busiest cargo airport in the world and known for the blues clubs on Beale Street. Try to name these famous people, who are born in Memphis.
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Last updated: January 13, 2024
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Well known Prohibition era gangster, who kidnapped oil tycoon Charles F. Urschel
1895
Machine Gun Kelly
Justice of the Supreme Court from 1965 to 1969
1910
Abe Fortas
Actor, "The Shawshank Redemption" "Se7en" "Invictus" "The Dark Knight" trilogy
1937
Morgan Freeman
Lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire
1941
Maurice White
Singer, "Respect" "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", referred to as "Queen of Soul"
1942
Aretha Franklin
Musician and frontman of "Booker T. & the M.G.'s"
1944
Booker T. Jones
Actor, "Blade Runner" "True Blood" "Deadwood"
1944
William Sanderson
Actress, "Misery" "The Waterboy" "Titanic" "Richard Jewell"
1948
Kathy Bates
Actress, "Taxi Driver" "The Last Picture Show" "The Heartbreak Kid"
1950
Cybill Shepherd
Creator of "Victorious" "Drake & Josh" "iCarly"
1966
Dan Schneider
Comedian and actress, "Saturday Night Live" "Ghostbusters"(2016)
1967
Leslie Jones
Singer, daughter of Elvis and ex-wife of Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage
1968
Lisa Marie Presley
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Head Coach of the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team and former NBA player for the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks
1971
Penny Hardaway
Actress, "Beverly Hills, 90210" "Little House on the Prairie" "Charmed"
1971
Shannen Doherty
Rapper, "Dark Horse" "Stay Fly"
1975
Juicy J
Actress, "Big Love" "Once Upon a Time" "Zootopia"
1978
Ginnifer Goodwin
Singer, actor and former member of NSYNC, "Can't Stop the Feeling" "SexyBack" "Cry Me a River" "Mirrors"
1981
Justin Timberlake
Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons from 2021 to 2023
1982
Arthur Smith
Former offensive tackle who won the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens, known for being the subject of "The Blind Side"
1986
Michael Oher
Shooting guard who plays for the Atlanta Hawks and three time NBA Sixth Man of the Year
1986
Lou Williams
Actress, known for her role as Aria Montgomery in "Pretty Little Liars"
1989
Lucy Hale
Running back who played for the Arizona Cardinals and Houston Texans
1991
David Johnson
Running back who plays for the Dallas Cowboys
1997
Tony Pollard
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