Triple CrownYour list is good and the people on it have lived in Utah at
some time or another. However the Irish gentleman asked, “Who is the most
famous person born in Utah?” Ken Jennings was born in Seattle
and moved to Utah to attend BYU.David Archuletta was born in Miami
and moved to Utah at the age of 6.Sam Walton was born in Oklahoma
and began his businesses in Arkansas. He was in Utah during the time he was
stationed at Fort Douglas in the early 1940's.Orson Scott Card
was born in Richland Washington, lived in Utah for awhile and is currently
living in Greensboro, NC.Debbi Fields was born in Oakland,
California and began her business in Palo Alto, CA. The business has been
headquartered in Park City and Salt Lake. However, she moved to Memphis TN
following her divorce and subsequent remarriage.
If Donny Osmond is the most famous person to be born in Utah, we really need to
re-think how we produce humans.
Good Job Triple Crown. I couldn't believe Merlin Olsen wasn't
mentioned in the article.
The answer to who is the most famous native Utahn depends on who is voting. In
this case, a man in Ireland is, in essence, asking whether he has ever heard of
anyone from Utah. Aside from any LDS Church leader (who would probably be
unknown to non-Latter-day Saints outside Utah), my list of the top fifteen
people someone living in another English speaking country MIGHT have heard of
are the following:Ken Jennings,Roseanne Barr,David
Archuleta,Butch Cassidy,Stephen Covey,Sam Walton,Steve
Young,Donny & Marie Osmond,Jerry Buss,John Browning,Orson Scott Card,Frank Zamboni,Debbi Fields,John Willard
remember someone telling me that t ctress Lorraine Day was born in Roosevelt,
airnaut, if you read the article, I think you'll find Donny listed right
there next to his equally famous sister, Marie.
Not sure of the birthplace, but Kokopelli? I've seen his image all over
The movie is past tense...forget Butch for Paul Newman is now only a shadow to
half the population. Farnsworth & Browning are to be proud of, and Hinckley
was a man of his times whose influence is still felt. My vote for
the most famous person born in Utah is someone who is born now, but not famous
yet. They exist.
Sports should include Merlin Olsen for Logan Utah. Pro Bowl 14 out of 15 years
in NFL followed by long acting career.
Give me a break!You must not travel very much...I've been all
over the world.Donald [Donny] Clark Osmond...and
I'm not even a big fan.