There have been a lot of famous people who've lived in Colorado, but here are 13 you may not know were actually born in the state of Colorado.
Ruth Marianna Handler Born: November 4, 1916, Denver
Ruth was a businesswoman and an inventor. One of her best remembered inventions is the Barbie doll.
Mary Antoinette "Tony" Perry Born: June 27, 1888, Denver, CO
Antoinette Perry was an actress, director and co-founder of the American Theater Wing. She is also the namesake of the Tony Awards.
Florence Rena Sabin Born: November 9, 1871 Central City, Colorado Territory
Sabin was the first women elected to the National Academy of Science, as well as the first woman to head a department at the Rockefeller Institute of Medical Research. She also was a pioneer for women in science.
Denver Dell Pyle Born: May 11, 1920, Bethune Denver was a film and television actor.
Pyle portrayed Briscoe Darling, Jr. in "The Andy Griffith Show" and played Jesse Duke in "The Dukes of Hazzard."
Jennifer Marie Shakeshaft
Born: December 26, 1984, Monument. Jennifer is an actress and a model.
You may have seen her in many commercials, including T.G.I. Friday's, Joe's Crab Shack, Nokia, and Pepsi. She was also the co-host of "GameStop TV."
Jack Dempsey Born: June 24, 1895, Manassa
The “Manassa Mauler” held the world heavyweight boxing title from 1919 to 1926. His aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history.
Byron Raymond White Born: June 8, 1917, Fort Collins
Byron was an American football halfback as well as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger Born: August 7, 1956, Del Norte
Rominger is a Captain in the United States Navy, a former astronaut and a former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office.
Lawrence Dunhill Born: June 19, 1953, Denver
Dunhill is one of the early members of the music group Earth, Wind & Fire. Some of his songs include "Let's Groove" and "Boogie Wonderland." In 2000 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Ouray (Ute leader) Born: August 24, 1833, Colorado
Ouray was a Native American chief of the Uncompahgre band of the Ute tribe, which was at the time located in western Colorado. He was also acknowledged by the United States government as a chief of the Ute.
Paul Samuel Whiteman Born: March 28, 1890, Denver
Whiteman was a composer, bandleader, orchestral director and violinist. In the 1920s the media referred to Whiteman as "The King of Jazz".
Ralph Livingstone Edwards Born: June 13, 1913, Merino
Edwards was a television and radio host as well as a radio and television producer. He produced dozens of game shows but was best known for "Truth or Consequence" and "This is Your Life."
Timothy Allen Dick Born: June 13, 1953 Denver
Allen is an actor, comedian and author. A few of his popular movies include "Toy Story," "The Santa Clause," "Wind Hogs" and "Shaggy Dog."
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