Fulton County - Metro Atlanta Guidebook

Famous Folks from Fulton County Georgia

Martin Luther King Jr. - Famous Civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize; born in Atlanta.
Gladys Knight - Famous singer and winner of four Grammy awards; born in Atlanta.
Margaret Mitchell - Author of Gone with the Wind (1936) that won a Pulitzer Prize; born in Atlanta.
James Dickie - Famous poet, novelist, critic and lecturer; born in Atlanta.
Mattiwilda Dobbs - She is considered to be one of the great coloratura sopranos of our time; born in Atlanta.
Bobby Jones - Only Jack Nicklaus can challenge him as the greatest golfer in the history of the game; born in Atlanta.
DeForest Kelley - actor best known for his role of Dr. Leonard McCoy in Star Trek; born in Atlanta.
Jerry Reed - the Wild Man - his talent as a musician and an actor are well known, but Jerry is probably at his greatest as a songwriter; born in Atlanta.
Tommy Roe - sometimes described as "The father of Bubble Gum Music" - hits included Sheila, Susie Darlin, Dizzy and Stagger Lee; born in Alpharetta.
Nipsey Russell - comedian most known for being a guest panelist on many 1970s game shows, such as Match Game and To Tell the Truth; born in Atlanta.
Evander Holyfield (nicknamed "The Real Deal" - a professional boxer who has earned millions of dollars and made history helping those in need through the work of the Holyfield Foundation; born in Atlanta.

If you have information on more famous people born in Fulton County Georgia, please mail or email it to us. We will gladly research it and let you know if it is approved and posted.

Paulette C. Mobley
P.O. Box 36
Hiram, Georgia 30141

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Charles Coburn (actor) - Macon (Bibb County Georgia)
Juliette Low (founder of Girl Scouts) - Savannah (Chatham County Georgia)
Conrad Aiken (poet) - Savannah (Chatham County Georgia)
Johnny Mercer (composer) - Savannah (Chatham County Georgia)
Stacy Keach (actor) - Savannah (Chatham County Georgia)
Kim Basinger (actress) - Athens (Clarke County Georgia)
Oliver Hardy (of the Laurel & Hardy team) - Harlem (Columbia County Georgia)
Harry James (big band leader & trumpeter) - Albany (Dougherty County Georgia)
Ray Charles (singer) - Albany (Dougherty County Georgia)
Jackie Robinson (baseball player) - Cairo (Grady County Georgia)
Johnny Mize (baseball player) - Demorest (Habersham County Georgia)
Trisha Yearwood (singer) - Monticello (Jasper County Georgia)
Billy Joe Royal (singer) - Valdosta (Lowndes County Georgia)
Blind Willie McTell (blues singer) - Thomson (McDuffie County Georgia)
Claude Akins (actor) - Nelson (Pickens County Georgia)
Alice Walker (author - The Color Purple) - Eatonton (Putnam County Georgia)
Joel Chandler Harris (author - Uncle Remus) - Eatonton (Putnam County Georgia)
Lawrence Fishburne (actor) - Augusta (Richmond County Georgia)
Amy Grant (singer) - Augusta (Richmond County Georgia)
Hulk Hogan (wrestler) - Augusta (Richmond County Georgia)
Jimmy Carter (39th President) - Plains (Sumpter County Georgia)
Otis Redding (singer) - Dawson (Terrell County Georgia)
Joanne Woodward (actress) - Thomasville (Thomas County Georgia)
Burt Reynolds (actor) - Waycross (Ware County Georgia)

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