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  1. Jennifer Kinsley says:

    Where is Stephen King?!!! He lived in Boulder and he is famous!! Two of his greatest stories were written as a result of him living here. It and The Shining.

    1. Delt. says:

      How was It inspired by Boulder? It is based in his fictional town in Maine.

  2. Miles Trubalio says:

    John Amos was in there twice, and David Fincher (who was born in Denver) didn’t make it in at all.

  3. stanfomini says:

    What about Kelsey Grammer, Gale Norton, James Watt???

    1. Jiminlittleton says:

      They can add Anne Judsen-Yager, actress, of Bring it on Again, MTV, Minority Report, Believe in Me, etc.

  4. Eric Means says:

    Ah, how in the world can you mention so many people who stop by here to visit their big homes in the mountains and then leave out Mamie Doud Eisenhower? She just has a park in Denver named after her because she was born and raised here, because she was just the wife of the most important General of WWII and a first lady (and a real lady she was, to) for eight years, but he was just a Repubican. Yeh, no need to remember someone like that. He only stopped by to play a few rounds of golf here and have a heart attack.

  5. Gdub says:

    David Welsh went to D’Evelyn High School.before transferring to Ralston Valley.

  6. Amber says:

    What about Travis from The Doctors? He was born in the Fort

  7. Don Lyle says:

    No ranking of famous Coloradans can be complete without Alferd Packer, famous cannibal, who lent his name to the University of Colorado Memorial Center cafeteria and is buried in the Littleton, Colo., cemetery.

    1. Joe Shotz says:

      Lent isn’t a word. Nice English.

      1. TheDictionary says:

        From the Oxford Dictionary-

        Lend: verb (past and past participle lent /lent/)
        grant to (someone) the use of (something) on the understanding that it shall be returned:

        Stewart asked me to lend him my car
        The pictures were lent to each museum in turn


        Lent: (in the Christian Church) the period preceding Easter, which is devoted to fasting, abstinence, and penitence in commemoration of Christ’s fasting in the wilderness. In the Western Church it runs from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, and so includes forty weekdays.

    2. booryan says:

      he is buried in Lake city colo. The whole town is almost a dedication to him…

  8. ANDREW says:


    1. gloria says:

      where was he born?

  9. Terry G says:

    What about David Jamison. He was one of the best Disabled skiers that this world has ever seen.He lived in Lakewood CO most of his life until moving to Winter Park CO where he still lives. He did more for disabled skiings integration into the Olympic venue than any other athlete in the world. His dedication to the sport was invaluable. He raised the bar in disabled skiing to levels that were untouchable for years. Someone should look into this. He deserves to be on this list as much if not more than many of those that are here. Life long Coloradan.

  10. Gordon B says:

    Lon Cheney is also a famous Coloradan. Based on the other comments, the list needs to be updated!

  11. Kizzamyazza3 says:

    Wouldn’t mind visiting Amt Adams Mountians!

  12. Yowzer says:

    Steven King, Kristen Davis, Lon Chaney

  13. Nina E. says:

    Greg German who graduated from Golden High School

  14. Linda says:

    Robert Liparulo – a wonderful writer!

  15. CAROLE says:


    1. Joe Shotz says:

      Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell are not from Colorado you nimwit. She was born in DC and he was born in Mass. They have been living in BC since 2003. Just because they lived in Aspen for a second doesn’t mean they are from CO. You really shouldn’t have use CAPS!!!

      1. TheDictionary says:

        From the Oxford Dictionary-

        Nimwit: No exact results found for “nimwit” in the dictionary.

        Did you mean dimwit?
        Did you mean nitwit?
        Did you mean nimitz?
        Did you mean imit?
        Did you mean limit?


  16. Russ says:

    Where is the Rock band “Firefall” from the 70″s and still playing. They started in Boulder and played all over Colorado.

  17. Colo Native says:

    How about the astronaut who docked with the Russian space station – Vance Brand?

  18. Colo Native says:

    Peggy Flemming olympic ice skater

  19. jeff says:

    no one even mentions Jello Biafra from the Dead Kennedys, not a spoken word artist? he’s from Boulder!

  20. John Stone says:

    How can you leave out the winningest coach in college football – still active at 84 years old — John Gagliardi!

  21. Natalia says:

    Where’s Jack Swigert, the famous Apollo 13 astronaut and Colorado congressman?

  22. Jared Meketuk says:

    What about Molly Burnett who plays Melanie Layton Kiriakis on Days Of Our Lives? She was born and raised in Littleton.

  23. Connie says:

    No list of Colorado celebrities would be complete without the late great Dan Fogelberg. He fell in love with Colorado in 1971 while spending a week in Estes Park, even writing “Song From Half Mountain” at that time.

    He moved to Colorado in 1975, eventually moving to his ranch in Pagosa Springs.

    He was one of the initial inductees into the Red Rocks Performer’s Hall of Fame in 2003. Of the ten original inductees, Fogelberg’s love for Colorado led the venue to include only one quote from an inductee in their original press release. “It’s a genuine honor to be recognized by both the fans and by Red Rocks Amphitheatre as a Hall of Fame inductee. What makes this tribute special is that the fans take enormous pride and ownership in ‘their’ Red Rocks. To be part of this select group of initial inductees is to be part of the legend that personifies Red Rocks,” said Fogelberg.

    Dan was a Coloradoan through and through and maintained his residence at his ranch in Pagosa Springs until the time of his passing in December 2007.

  24. Eric says:

    No Dean Reed mentioned? Really? A guy that is known as “The Red Elvis”, as big in the Soviet Bloc and Eastern Europe as Elvis was here? Born in Wheatridge, went to CU, raced a mule, recorded with Capital Records, was a revolutionary, murdered in 1986. Tom Hanks has even commissioned a movie to be done about him. Hell, Dean (on a global scale) was probably more famous than any of these others.


  25. Steve says:

    Don’t for get the “Mistress of the Dark ( Elvira)” Cassandra Peterson who lived in Colorado Springs when she was a teenager.

  26. Steve says:

    Don’t forget the “Mistress of the Dark ( Elvira)” Cassandra Peterson who lived in Colorado Springs when she was a teenager.

  27. Steve says:

    OH and John Denver! lol

  28. dirtydave777 says:

    This should be called Famous CarpetBaggers. just parking your butt here doesn’t make you a Coloradan

  29. neverland says:

    What about Balloon boy?

  30. Leonard Weiss says:

    I believe the band FLASH CADILLAC got their start in Colorado too.

  31. Very Embarrassing reaches says:

    Kelsey Grammer; Born US virgin island, grew up in Florida

    Stephen King: Maine

    Kristen Davis: Yah, born in Colorado, raised in South Carolina. Thus the sweet southern accent instead of that watered down mid-western one and the absorption of culture and personality.

    Kurt Russell: Massachusetts

    Goldie Hawn: I wouldn’t claim this one even if she was from in Colorado, but she’s not Born in D.C. and raised in Maryland.

    “the unsinkable” Molly Brown: She neither was born nor raised in Colorado, but did live a significant portion of her life there before moving on. 1 Point awarded to Colorado pride!

    Peggy Flemming: Born in California, Raised in Cleveland

    Dog the bounty hunter: Denver and a classic representative of the breed.

    Lon Chaney: Colorado springs, WOW! Congratulations.

    Quit claiming people who buys homes in Aspen as “famous Coloradans”. It won’t change anything about it being a cultural waste land. Quite pathetic really.

  32. cubandude says:

    Jessica Biel was born in Minnesota. Check your facts.

  33. Dano says:

    You guys forgot, James Bond girl and Law & Order, Cary Lowell. Now married to Richard Gere. She lived in Morrison, Co.

  34. Richard V. Alexander says:

    The majority of those individuals you are showing as Famous Coloradans are NOT Coloradans at all. The individuals shown are merely transients through Colorado. This site is an insult to those individuals that are famous and have brought honor and respect to our GREAT state. Please don’t insult my intelligence by promoting these individuals shown on your website. I will be more than happy to provide you with a true list of FAMOUS COLORANS.

  35. Chris says:

    I grew up in Denver with Paul Taylor, now a famous saxophone player with the #1 Smooth Jazz album in the country. We both attended Hill Jr. HS and I think he went on to George Washington HS..

  36. Greg says:

    Kip Winger!!

  37. glen whitten says:

    FOR Missy From an Olympic Diver, Your head is too far back and you would get drag. Although it probably makes no difference can you imagine losing the Olympics for something so stupid.?????Remember not as much in swimming as in track but for mens 100 meter dash 1 thru 6 are sometimes one/tenth of a second apart.
    Good Luck
    You have a rooter here in Vermont
    glen whitten DDS

  38. John Rosenburg says:

    You left out Dean Reed from Wheat Ridge.

  39. Richard Alexander says:

    Your “famous Coloradans” is a joke. Recommend you show only those that are “true” Coloradans. Being from California and a movie actor who happens to own real estate in Colorado does not make a person a Coloradan. If you want a list of true Coloradans let me know and I will be more than happy to provide you a list.


  40. Brian says:

    Two actual Coloradoans, Kimiko Soldati (Hirai) Olympic diver. Greg Biekert, former NFL player and current linebacker coach. This list isn’t Coloradoans, mostly just rich people who fell in love with our state and bought land. They are trying to be as cool as us!!!

  41. margaret says:

    how about jessica biel, roseanne barr , don cheadle glen miller

    1. Brian says:

      They are all on the list. Did you bother to even read it?

  42. Ashley says:

    What about Mike “Superjew” Epstein? He’s lived in Colorado for decades and still lives here today with his family. Won an Olympic gold medal and a World Series in baseball during the 1960s and 1970s. Played first base.

  43. J says:

    Don’t forget Judy Collins.

  44. greeley says:

    You left off Amanda Peterson who starred in “Can’t Buy Me Love” as well as a number of other TV series and movies (“Annie”) through the 80’s and early 90’s. She was born and raised in Greeley, CO and graduated from University High School in Greeley as well.

  45. Dan says:

    This list has too many people that own a home in Colorado or have owned a home here, but aren’t true Coloradans. One of the worst is John Oates who lives in Aspen, but grew up in the Philadelphia burbs. A good example of a true Coloradan from Aspen is pro-snowboarder Chris Klug. He is the first and only person ever to win an Olympic Medal after surviving a liver transplant.

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