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Famous Kentuckians

Famous people in Kentucky include Daniel Boone & Muhammad Ali


Famous Kentuckians born or raised, or both, in the Bluegrass State include explorers and legendary pioneers (Daniel Boone); some of the world’s most athletic and influential sports stars (Muhammad Ali), actors (George Clooney), musicians (The Judds), and even some of America’s most significant political figures (Abraham Lincoln).

View the lists of famous people in Kentucky from the categories below: