Georgia Famous People

Famous People From Georgia

Conrad Potter Aiken

Conrad Potter Aiken was an American writer and poet, whose pieces of work comprise of poems, short stories, work of fictions and a biography. Selected as the Poems Consultant of the Library of Congress from 1950-1952, Conrad Aiken has received many prominent nationalized writing accolades, counting the Book Award, the Bollingen Award in Poetry, the National Institute of Arts and Letters Gold Medal and the National Medal for Literature. Recognized by his resident state in 1973 with the designation of Poet Laureate, Aiken will forever be memorized in his resident state as the earliest Georgian writer to get a Pulitzer Prize in 1930, for his Selected Poems.

James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown

James Nathaniel "Jim" Brown is an American former proficient football player who, in addition, has made his reputation as an actor. He is best recognised for his outstanding and record breaking nine year profession of running back for the NFL Cleveland Browns for the period of 1957 to 1965. In the year 2002, he was selected by The Sporting News as the most proficient football player ever. He is regarded as one of the most successful sportsperson ever belonging to Georgia.

Patricia Lynn Yearwood

Patricia Lynn Yearwood, generally recognised as Trisha Yearwood is an American nation music vocalist. She is mostly famous for her ballads about defenceless juvenile women from a female viewpoint that have been portrayed by a few music reviewers as tough and self-assured.

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. 

James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. was the 39th President of the United States for the period of 1977 to 1981 and was the receiver of the Nobel Peace Prize in the year of 2002, being the lone U.S. President to have got the Prize after vacating his workplace.

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is a Academy Award winner American actress, TV and dramatic creator, and widow of Paul Newman. In the year of 1958, Woodward got her first Academy Award for Best Actress for the movie The Three Faces of Eve. She was chosen for Best Actress in the year of 1969 for Rachel, in the year of 1974 for Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, and in the year of 1991 for Mr. and Mrs. Bridge. She was awarded the award of the Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival in the year of 1974 for her acting in the movie The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.

Woodward got two Emmy Awards for Exceptional Lead Actress in  See How She Runs in the year of 1978 as a trainer who coaches for a race, and in ‘Do You Remember Love?’ in the year 1985 as a lecturer who is effected from Alzheimer's syndrome. She has been nominated another five times for her performances on the box.

Alice Malsenior Walker

Alice Malsenior Walker is an American writer and poet. She has penned down a lot on the subjects of ethnicity and sex, and is most recognised for the significantly celebrated book The Color Purple for which she got the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The famous award won by her are :

  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Color Purple in the year of 1983.
  • National Book Award 
  • O. Henry Award for "Kindred Spirits" in the year of 1985.
  • Honorary Degree from the California Institute of the Arts in the year of 1995
  • American Humanist Association recognised her as "Humanist of the Year" in the year of 1997
  • The Lillian Smith Award from the National Endowment for the Arts

James Travis Tritt

James Travis Tritt is a Georgia based recipient of Grammy awards. He is an American musician and an infrequent actor, more frequently recognized as Travis Tritt.Beginning with the first appearance in the Country Club in 1989, Travis Tritt has sung over thirty singles on the United States Billboard charts, counting the five Numero Unos. His music albums, the Country Club of 1989 and T-R-O-U-B-L-E, have got the platinum official recognition by the Recording Industry Associations of America, whereas his music albums It's All About to Change in the year of 1991 and the Greatest Hits: From the Beginning in the year of 1995 have got the gold grade. 

Ray Stevens 

Ray Stevens is an American musician, pop vocalist and a lyricist who has been well recognized for his unique songs in addition to his participation in the Tea Party group. He was born in Clarkdale, a municipality west of Atlanta, Georgia. Stevens has got two Grammy Awards. Stevens was introduced to the Nashville Lyricist’s Hall of Fame in 1980 in addition to the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

Walter Stacy Keach, Junior 

Walter Stacy Keach, Junior is an American performer and speaker. He is mostly recognised for his theatrical performances; nevertheless, he has done recitation jobs in instructive training on PBS and the Discovery Channel, in addition to a few humour and musical performances. He is well recognised for his idiosyncratic voice.

Some other famous citizens of Georgia along with their cities are as under

  • Martin Luther King, Jr., human rights leader, Atlanta
  • Gladys Knight, vocalist, Atlanta
  • Joseph R. Lamar, judge, Elbert
  • Brenda Lee, vocalist, Lithonia
  • Juliette Gordon Low, United States Girl Scouts originator Savannah
  • Carson McCullers, writer, Columbus
  • Blind Willie McTell, blues pioneer, Thomson
  • Johnny Mercer, lyricist , Savannah
  • Margaret Mitchell, writer, Atlanta
  • John Robert Johnny Mize, baseball player, Demorest
  • Jessye Norman, vocalist, Augusta
  • Otis Redding, vocalist, Dawson
  • Jerry Reed, vocalist/lyricist /actor, Atlanta
  • Burt Reynolds, actor, Waycross
  • Charles Coburn, cinema and TV actor, Macon
  • Ossie Davis, actor, writer, Cogdell
  • James Dickey, poet, Atlanta
  • Melvyn Douglas, actor, Macon
  • Pete Drake, composer/record producer, Augusta
  • Rebecca Latimer Felton, first chosen woman for United States senator, Decatur
  • Lawrence Fishburne III, actor, Augusta