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Famous Enid Celebrities and Residents

Sherman Billingsley
Movie/TV, Other Crew Member, founder of the famed Stork Club in NYC
Born: March 10, 1896, Enid, Oklahoma
Died: October 4,1966, New York, New York
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Robert Brakey
Actor, Editor, Other Crew Member
Born: October 1, 1970, Enid, Oklahoma
Roles include: The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005) and more…
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Gisela Caldwell
Actress
b. Enid, Oklahoma
Some of her roles include:
Welcome Home, Bobby (1986) (TV) …. Rose Cavalero Together for Days (1972) …. Karen … aka Black Cream (USA) Notable TV Guest Appearances Newhart (as Gisela Caldwell) in episode: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Loudon” (episode # 5.19) 16 February 1987 etc…
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Cory Calhoun
Actor, Movie/TV, Other Crew Member
b. 7 January 1981, Enid, Oklahoma
Some of his roles include:
The War at Home (2005) TV Series (assistant: M. Hanel and M. Schultheis) Reba (2001) TV Series (assistant: M. Hanel and M. Schultheis) (production staff) etc…
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Karen Dalton
Singer, Musician
b. Enid, Oklahoma
In the early 60’s, Dalton was a regular performer at the pass-the-hat clubs in New York’s Greenwich Village, where she’d gig with the likes of Dino Valenti, Fred Neil, and Bob Dylan. She was often compared to Billie Holiday. But, etc…..
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Charlotte Declue
Native American Author
b. 1946, Enid, Oklahoma
Declue’s poetry is marked by skillful use of the conversational idiom and trenchant wit. Her husband, Ben Carnes, a Choctaw, is a prison activist, the winner of the 1987 Oklahoma Human Rights Award. Her poems etc…
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Ken Drake
Actor
b. 20 November 1921, Enid, Oklahoma
Some of his roles include:
The Great Northfield Minnesotat Raid (1972) (uncredited) The New Interns (1964) …. Parking Lot Attendant Crime & Punishment, USA (1959) …. Hendricks I Bury the Living (1958) …. Bill Honegger The Bigamist (1953) (uncredited) …. Court Clerk etc…
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Richard (Dick) Erdman
Actor
b. 1 June 1925, Enid, Oklahoma
He made 36 movies, 1944-1994, 3 TV series. Some of his roles include: The Learning Curve (2001) …. Ralph … aka Dangerous Seduction (Australia: video title) The Pagemaster (1994) (voice) (as Dick Erdman) …. Pirate Pirates of Darkwater (1991) TV Series (voice) (as Dick Erdman) …. etc…
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Blake T. Evans
Cinematographer, screen writer, tv producer of a tv series.
Enid, Oklahoma
Graduate of Enid High.
Cinematographer for movies such as Ripper Man, Cheyenne Warrior and even Showtime original, Max is Missing. Wrote the story and movie “Flyboys” etc….
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Glenda Farrell
Actress
b. 1904, Enid
d. 1971
Between 1929-1968 she did 75 films, perhaps best-known as fast-talking reporter Torchy Blane in 30s and 40s. Some of her other roles included: Tiger by the Tail (1968) …. Sarah Harvey The Disorderly Orderly (1964) …. Dr. Jean Howard Kissin’ Cousins (1964) …. Ma Tatum A String of Beads (1961) (TV) The Bells of St. Mary’s (1959) (TV) Middle of the Night (1959) …. Mrs. Mueller The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955) Mrs. Nesbit Susan Slept Here (1954) Maude Snodgrass Secret of the Incas (1954) Mrs. Winston Girls in the Night (1953) etc….
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Owen K. Garriott
Astronaut
b. November 22, 1930, Enid, Oklahoma
Graduated from Enid High School in 1948; received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1953 and a M.S. and Ph.D from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering in 1957 and 1960, respectively. Completed one year U.S. Air Force Pilot Training Program (1966), etc…
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James Gordon “Bo” Gritz
Former United States Army Special Forces officer who served in the Vietnam War.
born January 18, 1939, in Enid, Oklahoma;
surname “Gritz” rhymes with “rights”
Major James G. “Bo” Gritz commanded detachment “B-36,” U.S. Army Special Forces 5th SFG for a time. B-36 was a mixed American and South Vietnamese unit which operated in the III Corps area of Southern South Vietnam. With 62 decorations for valor, Gritz was the most decorated Green Beret of the Vietnam War.
His post-war activities etc…
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Carol Hamilton
Poet, Teacher, Children’s Writer
b. 1935 in Enid, Oklahoma
She currently lives in Midwest City. She was the Poet Laureate of the state of Oklahoma from 1995 to 1997. She received a Southwest Book Award in 1988 for a children’s novel, The Dawn Seekers and a Cherubim Award for another children’s novel, The Mystery of etc…
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Don Haskins
Basketball Coach
b. 14 Mar 30, Enid, Oklahoma
Enid High graduate 1948 Don Haskins will always be credited for revolutionizing college basketball when, in 1966, his all-black Texas Western team (now UTEP) upset the all-white Kentucky team coached by Adolph Rupp for the NCAA championship. Haskins had been the head coach etc…
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Michael Hedges
New Age Composer, Musician, Guitarist
b. 31 December 1953, Enid, OK
d. 1 December 1997 Mendocino County, California
This American guitarist, singer and composer had moved from possessing a highly individual instrumental style to a growing acclaim as a singer and composer. In 1980, he moved to California to study computer music at Stanford University etc…
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Lynn Herring
Actress
Sometimes Credited As: Lynn Herring-Northrop
b. 22 September 1958, Enid, Oklahoma
Some of her roles include:
Port Charles (1997) TV Series …. Lucy Coe (1997-2003) (entire run) Never Say Never: The Deidre Hall Story (1995) (TV) Days of Our Lives (1965) TV Series …. Lisanne Gardner (1992) … aka Cruise of Deception: Days of Our Lives (new title (summer title)) etc…
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Rita Hess
Freelance Business Writer
from Enid, Oklahoma
Need a fun, creative newsletter? Compelling brochure copy? An effective sales letter? A comprehensive but easy-to-read training manual? YOU need The Corporate Writer. Rita’s 20 years of business writing experience, including: – etc…
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Ken Hill
Actor
b. 19 November 1940, Enid, Oklahoma
Some of his roles include:
Who is Julia? (1986) (TV) …. Second Senator Under the Influence (1986) (TV) …. Rick’s dad Cobra (1986) …. Garage Bystander Killer in the Mirror (1986) (TV) Santa Barbara (1984) TV Series …. etc…
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Harold T. Holden
Sculpture and Artist
b. Enid, Oklahoma
Harold T. Holden, or “H” as he is called by many, was born in Enid, Oklahoma. Although “H” was the first professional fine artist in the family, he comes from a family of creative and talented inventors and engineers. “H” credits his love of horses to his father who was an avid horseman…..
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David S. Holloway
Photojournalist
b: 1971, Enid, Ok
David S. Holloway was born in 1971 in Enid, Oklahoma. Before receiving his B.A. in journalism from Arkansas Tech University in 1996, he interned as a photographer/journalist on assigned events for The Express and Mwananchi newspapers in Tanzania. While covering the preparations for that nation’s first multiparty elections, etc…
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Marquis James
Author
Although Marquis James was born in Springfield, MO, he made Enid, Oklahoma, and the old Cherokee Strip, famous. He graduated in 1909 from Enid High School, and began college at Oklahoma Christian (later Phillips) University. etc…
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Greg Hale Jones
Composer
b. 15 June 1955, Enid, Oklahoma
Some of his roles include:
My Tiny Universe (2004) Wrong Turn (2003/II) The General’s Daughter (1999) … aka Wehrlos – Die Tochter des Generals (Germany) Just Add Water (1998) etc……
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Amanda LaMunyon
Impressionistic Artist
b. 14 April 1995, Enid, Oklahoma
What’s so amazing is that she started painting when she was 9. Amanda LaMunyon is now a young lady who has exceptional artistic talent and who also has Asperger’s syndrome, which according to a Web site about the disorder is a milder form of autism that is characterized by social isolation and eccentric behavior in childhood….
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Teri Landrum
Actress
b. … 1960, Enid, Oklahoma
Some of her roles include: 
Pandemonium (1982) …. Mandy North The Devil and Max Devlin (1981) …. Susie Notable TV Guest Appearances Happy Days playing “Stephanie” in episode: “Just a Piccalo” (episode # 9.8) 24 November 1981.  etc…
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Quraysh Ali Lansana
Poet
born in Enid, Oklahoma
Quraysh has worked extensively in the Chicago Public schools as a teacher and a performing artist. He is the author of two books of poetry, the second of which, “southside rain”, is forthcoming from Third World Press. etc…
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Thad & Trent Luckinbill (twins)
Actor/Lawyer/Producers
b. 24 April 1975, Enid, Oklahoma
Thad was formerly  Soap Opera actor, Young and Restless – Thad’s . Soap Opera Digest page. Also plays for the celebrity basketball……….more
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Conte Matal
Movie Crew Member, Second Unit Director
b. 28 October 1964, Enid, Oklahoma
Some of his roles include:
The Santa Claus 3 (2006) (filming) (key second assistant director) Zathura (2005) (key second assistant director) Mr & Mrs Smith (2005) (second assistant director: second unit) (as Conte Mark Matal) National Treasure (2004) (second assistant director: second unit) etc…
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Bob McCarty
Author
b. Enid, Oklahoma
Graduated: Enid High School Class 1980
Bob McCarty is the author of two nonfiction books, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice and The Clapper Memo, and one crime-fiction novel, The National Bet.

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Find out more facts on Bob McCarty here
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Calvin Miller
Poet, Preacher, Author and Teacher
b. 1936, Enid, Oklahoma
Graduated: Enid High School.
Miller perceived a calling to preach, and went on to Oklahoma Baptist University, departing with a B.S. degree in 1958. He then attended Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, graduating with a Master of Divinity degree in 1961, and a Doctor of Ministry etc…
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Sharron Miller
Director, Writer, Editor, Producer
b. Enid, Oklahoma
Some of her roles include:
The District (2000) TV Series (episode 3.03 “Explicit Activities” 2002) That’s Life (2000) TV Series (multiple episodes 2001-2002) Hyperion Bay (1998) TV Series (1998-99) (multiple episodes) Any Day Now (1998) TV Series etc…..
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Leona Mitchell
Actress, Singer
b. 13 October 1949, Enid, Oklahoma
Some of her roles include:
Turandot (1988) (TV) …. Liù Carmen (1987) (TV) …. Micaëla Ermani (1983) (TV) …. Donna Elvira Liberty Weekend(1986) (TV) …. Herself The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts(1982) (TV) …. Herself Yes, Giorgio (1982) …. Herself etc…
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Brent Price
NBA Player
b. 9 December 1968, Shawnee, Oklahoma
High School: Enid High
The younger brother of Mark Price (an All-Star for the Cleveland Cavaliers), Brent shares Mark’s penchant for deadeye shooting Price started his college career at South Carolina. After two seasons he transferred to Oklahoma, where he distinguished himself as an outstanding shooter and playmaker. He was selected etc……
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Mark Price
NBA Player, 1994 Olympic Dream Team
b. Feb. 15, 1964, Bartlesville
High School: Enid High
Mark excelled as a star player in the National Basketball Association for twelve years. He ended his professional basketball career as the best ever free-throw shooter in NBA history, making 90.4 percent throughout his career. In 1982 Mark, a graduate of Enid High School, was named the Oklahoma high school player of the year. Mark led his state class in scoring his junior and senior seasons. Price left Oklahoma after graduating from high school to play college basketball at Georgia Tech. He led etc…
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Joe Weber
Author
b. 9 Feb 1945 in Enid, Oklahoma
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1970-1975. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot rating, and has over 10,500 hours of flight time in 43 different types of aircraft, ranging from aerobatic biplanes to four engine transports. He is a carrier-qualified etc…
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Ray Hayward
Baseball player
b. 27 April l961, Enid, Oklahoma
Hayward was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 20, 1986, with the San Diego Padres. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ray Hayward baseball stats page, etc…
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J Quinn Brisben
Poet, writer
b. Enid, OK 1934
J. Quinn Brisben’s first proper book of poems, although he has been contributing poems to periodicals since 1967. He also writes stories and has contributed literally hundreds of articles, essays, and reviews to a wide variety of publications. He frequently lectures on cultural and political subjects. Born in Enid, Oklahoma, in 1934, he was schooled etc…
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Kyle Dillingham
Musician
b. Enid Oklahoma
Kyle Dillingham, Enid native, is a graduate of Oklahoma City University. Upon graduation, the president of OCU, Tom McDaniel, created a position for Kyle to be on staff as “Ambassador” for Oklahoma City University. In this position Kyle fiddled up awareness about OCU in high schools all over Oklahoma, Arkansas as well as around the world. Kyle also etc…
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Stacy Prammanasudh
Golfer LPGA
Enid, Oklahoma
Professional 2004 Highlights Posted four top-10 finishes, including a career-best, third-place finish at the Franklin American Mortgage Championship benefiting the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Recorded a etc…
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Mike Klemme
Photographer
b. … , Enid, Oklahoma
Jan. 24, 2006 — Lifelong Enid resident Mike Klemme has been designated the official photographer of the Oklahoma Centennial to be celebrated in 2007. The official date of Oklahoma’s centennial etc…
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David Wade Chambers
Author, Teacher and Native Eyes Program Director
b. 1938, Enid, Oklahoma
David Wade Chambers (of Cherokee, English and Welsh ancestry) was born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1938. Chambers’ academic field is the history and cultural studies of science. In recent years, the major focus etc…
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Jon Franklin
Journalist, Author
b. January 1942, Enid, Oklahoma
With two Pulitzers and five books to his credit, Jon Franklin is one of journalism’s best-known experts on storytelling and explaining complex subjects. The author of Writing for Story is also founder and moderator of the internet etc…..
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Mark Marshall
Associate Film Producer, Production Manager
b. … , Enid, Oklahoma
A native Oklahoman, Mark began his career in 1978 at CPC Associates, a veteran visual effects house in Hollywood. He soon joined the Los Angeles arm of Lucasfilm Ltd., serving as production assistant on MORE AMERICAN GRAFFITI, STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, directed by Steven Spielberg. In etc…
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Rich Taylor
Retired Vice President, Disney Entertainment Corp
Enid native and 1967 EHS graduate
Rich is also a member of the University of Oklahoma College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors. In 1994, the university where he got his degree, honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award and later received a prestigious Regents etc…
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Carlotta Lennox
Entrepreneur
Enid, Oklahoma
It was on one sunny afternoon in July that Carlotta rolled by a park on a pair of rollerblades and noticed that the dogs looked tired and hungry while their owners were drinking bottled water and eating snacks. It was then that she realized how she could give the day back to the dogs. Seven years later, the first Hey Buddy pet vending etc….
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Curtis D. Tucker
Entrepreneurial cartoonist creating funny business cartoon logos for corporate identity
Enid native and 1981 EHS graduate
Curtis classifies himself as an imagination entrepreneur, creating everything from logos and cartoons to greeting cards, Web sites and niche online stores. As one of the top cartoon logo designers online etc….
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Samuel A. “Sam” Boyd
Casino Owner
b. April 23, 1910, in Enid, Oklahoma,
d. 1993
Arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1941 with only $80 in his pocket. He was able to work his way up through the gaming industry by first working as a dealer, then as a pit boss, and as a shift supervisor. Eventually he saved etc…
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Troy Dunn
Locator, Celebrity Guest, Author
1985 EHS graduate
Troy Dunn is no doubt familiar to you from his 14 years of national television appearances as “the reunion guy” on virtually every talk show on TV. He has made numerous guest appearances on Good Morning America, etc…..
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Young Cho
Celebrity Poker Player
Young Cho was born in South Korea and moved here, settling in Enid, Oklahoma with his wife Yoon-Chan just over ten years ago. They opened a jewelry store and began raising their family of three children. Young took up playing etc….
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Monte Hunter
Writer/Actor
b. 9 October 1981, Enid, Oklahoma
Monte Hunter, an Oklahoma native, attended Oklahoma State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in English. His main emphasis of study was creative writing. Most recently, he wrote the screenplay etc……
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Larry and Rick Simpson
Writer/Actor/Producer/Director
b. Enid, Oklahoma
Rick and Larry Simpson have made five western movies, which they have written, produced, directed and starred in them all. Their latest film, “Cactus Creek,” recently (Spring 2011) was honored at the Aurora Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, etc…
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Jimmy O’Neill
Radio/TV personality
1957 graduate EHS
d. 11 Jan 2013, Los Angeles, Ca
(Mini Auto bio) I’m a 72 year old happily retired radio/tv personality. (Never thought I’d last this long) My Past credits include developing and hosting America’s first live weekly network rock/pop music series, ”Shindig!”, which aired on ABC-TV in the mid 60′s. I was 24 and totally blown away by the opportunity of meeting and appearing with the top music artists of the era. (Beatles, Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, etc….
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