George Rogers Clark (Clarksville) - conquered Indiana for the United States
John Poindexter (Odon) - National Security Adviser to President Ronald Reagan
Samuel Woodfill - (Jefferson County) - Most decorated World War 1 soldier
Lee H. Hamilton - (Bloomington) - U.S. Congressman
Benjamin Harrison - U.S. president
Richard Lugar (Indianapolis) - Indianapolis mayor and U.S. Senator
Dan Quayle (Indianapolis) - former U.S. Senator and U.S. Vice-President
Ryan White (Kokomo) - Aids activist
Young Tobacco - Piankeshaw Chief who supported the U.S. in the American Revoltion
Anne Baxter (Michigan City) - actress
James Dean (Marion) - actor
Steve McQueen (Beech Grove) - actor
Red Skelton (Vincennes) - comedian
David Letterman (Indianapolis) - comedian
Hoagy Carmichael (Bloomington) - songwriter
Crystal Gayle (Wabash) - singer
Bill Gaither (Alexandria) - singer
Gloria Gaither (Alexandria) - songwriter
John Mellencamp (Seymour) - singer
Michael Jackson and his brothers and sisters (Gary)
Cole Porter (Peru) - songwriter
Axl Rose (Lafayette) - Guns N' Roses singer
David Lee Roth (Bloomington) - Van Halen singer
William "Dick the Bruiser" Afflis (Indianapolis) - football player and professional wrestler
John Andretti (Indianapolis) - racer
Larry Baird (French Lick) - basketball player
Donald Brashear (Bedford) - hockey player
Colonel Sanders (Henryville) - founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (now KFC)
Orville Redenbacher (Brazil) - businessman
Bill Blass (Fort Wayne) - fashion designer
John Schnatter (Jeffersonville) - founder and CEO of Papa John's Pizza
James Whitcomb Riley (Greenfield) - poet
Booth Tarkington (Indianapolis) - Pulitzer Prize winner for literature
Colonel Eli Lilly (Indianapolis) - founder of Eli Lilly
Gus Grissom (Mitchell) - astronaut
Wilbur Wright (Millville) - inventor
Amelia Earhart (West Lafayette) - pioneer woman aviator
The Infamous and Notorious:
John Dillinger (Indianapolis) - bank robber
Reno Brothers (Rockford) - committed the first three peacetime train robberies in U.S. history
Jimmy Hoffa (Brazil) - labor-union leader
Jim Jones (Richmond) - cult founder and leader
Some famous people who were born in Indiana are Jake Short, Andrea Russet, and Deniece Williams.
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People who were born in Indiana are called a Hoosier.
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Brendan Fraser, James Dean, Sydney Pollack, and Vivica A. Fox are some famous people from Indiana. Two others are Mike Epps and Jim Gaffigan.
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David Letterman,Lucas Grabiel and Justin bieber who lived in Danville Indiana for a while.
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Clyde Lovellette, Indiana Jones, Larry Bird, Larry Fish, Larry Reptile
Michael Jackson basically made Indiana famous. By being the King of Pop and being born in Indiana, he makes it have something special apart of it.
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People born in Indiana include basketball player Larry Bird born in West Baden Springs; fashion designer Bill Blass born in Fort Wayne; songwriter Hoagy Carmichael born in Bloomington; actor James Dean born in Marion; labor leader Jimmy Hoffa born in Brazil; composer Cole Porter born in Peru; Orville Wright born in Dayton; Wilbur Wright born in Millville.