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List of entertainers from Montana

Map of states of the United States in beige with Montana in red
Location of Montana

Montana Listeni/mɒnˈtænə/ is a state in the Western United States. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller, "island ranges" are found in the central third of the state, for a total of 77 named ranges of the Rocky Mountains. This geographical fact is reflected in the state's name, derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain). Montana has several nicknames, none official,[1] including: "The Treasure State" and "Big Sky Country", and slogans that include "Land of the Shining Mountains" and more recently, "The Last Best Place".[2][3] The state ranks fourth in area, but 44th in population, and accordingly has the third-lowest population density in the United States.[4] The economy is primarily based on services, with ranching, wheat farming, oil and coal mining in the east, and lumber, tourism, and hard rock mining in the west.[5] Millions of tourists annually visit Glacier National Park, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, and three of the five entrances to Yellowstone National Park.[6]

A number of Montanans have become notable for their involvement in: acting, animation, directing, classical music, rock music, and opera. Actors include Gary Cooper who won Academy Awards for Sergeant York (1942) and High Noon (1952) and Myrna Loy who won a lifetime achievement Academy Award in 1991.[7][8] Martha Raye was an entertainer who was a strong supporter of and much beloved by members of the United States military.[9] Brad Bird is an animator who won Academy Awards for The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007).[10][11] David Lynch is a director who has been nominated for four Academy Awards.[12] Jeff Ament is the bassist for Pearl Jam.[13] Soprano Judith Blegen is a member of New York's Metropolitan Opera.[14]

Entertainment and performing artsEdit

Film and TVEdit

ActorsEdit

Man in dark vest, white shirt, dark cowboy hat, and western tie
Actor Gary Cooper in High Noon in 1952
Man in blue flight suit on at an airfield flight line
Actor Dennis Quaid preparing for a flight with the US Navy's Blue Angels in 1991
Woman singing behind a microphone stand and big hat
Actress Martha Raye entertaining US troops in World War II, Accra, Ghana, March 1943
Woman in blue spotted dress in front of a building
Actress Michelle Williams at Cannes Film Festival in 2010
Actors from Montana
Name Lifetime Montana connection Comments Ref(s)
Anderson, StanleyStanley Anderson 1939–present Born in Billings Actor; played "George Carey" on The Drew Carey Show [15]
Benedict, DirkDirk Benedict 1945–present Born in Helena; raised in White Sulphur Springs Actor; played "Faceman" on The A-Team television series [16][17]
Bray, RobertRobert Bray 1917–1983 Born and raised in Kalispell Actor; played forest ranger Corey Stuart on the Lassie television series [18]
Bridges, JeffJeff Bridges 1949–present Has had a primary home in the Paradise Valley for over 30 years Actor; nominated for six Academy Awards, won once for his portrayal of Otis "Bad" Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart (2009) [19][20][21]
Campbell, Scott MichaelScott Michael Campbell 1971–present Born in Missoula Actor; played "Father Eric" on the television drama, Nothing Sacred [22]
Carvey, DanaDana Carvey 1955–present Born in Missoula Actor; comedian; cast member on Saturday Night Live; played the role of Garth in the Wayne's World movies [23][24]
Cooper, GaryGary Cooper 1901–1961 Born and raised on a ranch near Helena Actor who specialized in westerns; nominated for five Academy Awards and won twice for Sergeant York (1942) and High Noon (1952) [7][25][26]
Coy, WalterWalter Coy 1909–1974 Born in Great Falls Actor; narrator for television series Frontier [27]
Duffy, PatrickPatrick Duffy 1949–present Born in Townsend Actor; played Bobby Ewing on the television drama Dallas [28][29][30]
Edwards, StacyStacy Edwards 1965–present Born in Glasgow Actress; portrayed Hayley Benson on the television drama Santa Barbara [31][32][32]
Evans, TroyTroy Evans 1948–present Born in Missoula; raised in Kalispell Actor; portrayed Francis "Frank" Martin on the television drama series ER [33][34]
Ferguson, Jesse TylerJesse Tyler Ferguson 1975–present Born in Missoula Actor; portrays Mitchell Pritchett on the sitcom Modern Family [35]
Fonda, PeterPeter Fonda 1940–present Has had a primary home in the Paradise Valley since 1975 Actor; counterculture of the 1960s; star of Easy Rider; son of Henry Fonda; sister of Jane Fonda [36][37][38][39]
Kelton, PertPert Kelton 1907–1968 Born near Great Falls Actress; vaudeville; television; film; first actress who played Alice Kramden in The Honeymooners with Jackie Gleason [40][41][42]
Kidder, MargotMargot Kidder 1948–present Longtime Paradise Valley resident Actress; played Lois Lane in the four Superman movies opposite Christopher Reeve [43][44][45]
Kurth, WallyWally Kurth 1958–present Born and raised in Billings Actor; soap operas; played the second Ned Ashton on General Hospital; played Justin Kiriakis on Days of our Lives [46]
Leeds, AndreaAndrea Leeds 1914–1984 Born in Butte Actress; nominated for one Academy Award for Stage Door (1937) [47][48]
Loy, MyrnaMyrna Loy 1905–1993 Born in Helena; raised in Radersburg Actress; received an Academy Award for lifetime achievement (1991); paired onscreen 14 times with William Powell [8][49]
Montgomery, GeorgeGeorge Montgomery 1916–2000 Born and raised on a ranch near Brady; attended college in Missoula Actor; specialized in westerns; painter; sculptor; furniture craftsman; stuntman [50][51]
O'Connor, CarrollCarroll O'Connor 1924–2001 Attended college in Missoula and later taught there Actor; portrayed working man Archie Bunker in the television sitcom All in the Family [52][53][54]
Parker, JeanJean Parker 1915–2005 Born in Deer Lodge Actress; film; theatre [55][56]
Quaid, DennisDennis Quaid 1954–present Lives in Paradise Valley Actor; played the lead in Breaking Away, Come See the Paradise, The Rookie, Far from Heaven and The Special Relationship [57][58][59]
Raye, MarthaMartha Raye 1916–1994 Born in Butte Actress; standards singer; nurse; strong supporter of American military; toured with the United Service Organizations (USO) during World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War; only woman buried in the Special Forces cemetery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and was buried with full military honors there though never on active duty; known as "Colonel Maggie" to the American military; an honorary Green Beret; awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1993 for her lifetime support to the American military [9][60]
Towers, ConstanceConstance Towers 1933–present Born in Whitefish Actress; film; theatre; television [61][62]
Williams, KathlynKathlyn Williams 1879–1960 Born in Butte; attended college in Helena Actress; film; theatre [63][64]
Williams, MichelleMichelle Williams 1980–present Born in Kalispell Actress; nominated for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Brokeback Mountain (2005) [65][66]

Adult entertainersEdit

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Adult entertainer Tera Patrick in 2009
Adult entertainers from Montana
Name Lifetime Montana connection Comments Ref(s)
Ferratti, RebeccaRebecca Ferratti 1964–present Born in Helena B-movie actress; Playboy Playmate; dancer [67]
Jameson, JennaJenna Jameson 1974–present Attended high school in Fromberg Entrepreneur; pornographic actress [68]
Paris, VictoriaVictoria Paris 1960–present, poss 1965 Raised in Great Falls; attended college in Bozeman Mud wrestler, adult film entertainer who was in 190 films [69]
Patrick, TeraTera Patrick 1976–present Born and grew up in Great Falls Adult film entertainer; appeared in Playboy and Penthouse, where she was the "Pet of the Month" for February 2000 and was selected as "Pet of the Year" runner-up; began hosting the Playboy TV erotic instructional show, School of Sex in 2008 [70]
Wilson, ReaganReagan Wilson 1947–present Raised in Missoula; attended college in Bozeman B-movie actress; Playboy Playmate; a photo of her went to the moon's surface with Apollo 12 [71]

DirectorsEdit

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Director David Lynch
Directors from Montana
Name Lifetime Montana connection Comments Ref(s)
Dahl, JohnJohn Dahl 1956–present Born and raised in Billings; attended college in Missoula and Bozeman Film director; screenwriter; specializes in neo-noir films [72][73]
Lynch, DavidDavid Lynch 1946–present Born in Missoula Film and television director; nominated for four Academy Awards [12]
Peckinpah, SamSam Peckinpah 1925–1984 Lived at The Murray Hotel in Livingston from 1979 until his death Film director; screenwriter [74][75]

Other film and TV entertainersEdit

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Animator and director Brad Bird
Man in white shirt and dark jacket speaking at a microphone
Screenwriter Brannon Braga
Other film and TV entertainers from Montana
Name Lifetime Montana connection Comments Ref(s)
Bird, BradBrad Bird 1957–present Born in Kalispell Animator; film director; screenwriter; voice actor; won two Academy Award for Best Animated Feature awards: The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007) [10][11]
Braga, BrannonBrannon Braga 1965–present Born in Bozeman Screenwriter; television producer; worked on much of the Star Trek franchise [76][77]
Brokaw, TomTom Brokaw 1940–present Spends significant time on his ranch on the West Boulder River near Livingston that he bought in 1989 Television journalist; anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News (1982–2004); author of The Greatest Generation [78][79]
Geoghegan, TedTed Geoghegan 1979–present Raised in Great Falls; attended college in Missoula Screenwriter; film producer; film director [80]
Huntley, ChetChet Huntley 1911–1974 Born in Cardwell; attended high school in Whitehall; attended college in Bozeman; died in Big Sky Television newscaster; co-anchored the evening news program The Huntley-Brinkley Report [81][82]
Letterman, DavidDavid Letterman 1947–present Spends significant time on his ranch near Choteau, which he bought in 1999 Television host and comedian; hosts the late night television talk show Late Show with David Letterman; has supported several charities in Montana [83][84][85]
Lentz, IreneIrene Lentz 1900–1962 Born in Baker Costume designer [86]
Luckey, BudBud Luckey 1934–present Born and raised in Billings Animator; worked on Toy Story, Boundin', Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Cars, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, and Sesame Street [87][88]
Lynch, T. J.T. J. Lynch 1964?–present Born and raised in Billings; attended college in Bozeman Screenwriter; recipient of the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (1999) [15][89][90]
Molen, Gerald R.Gerald R. Molen 1935–present Born in Great Falls Film producer; Academy Award winner for and co-producer of Schindler's List (1993) [91][92]
Rains, TraverTraver Rains 1977–present Born and raised near Simms Fashion designer; co-founder of fashion line Heatherette [93]
Rydell, RickRick Rydell 1963–present Raised in Billings Radio talk show host [94][95]

MusiciansEdit

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Jeff Ament playing with Pearl Jam in 2009
Man in tuxedo singing with a microphone
Charley Pride singing at the Presidential Inauguration in January 1981
Musicians from Montana
Name Lifetime Montana connection Comments Ref(s)
Aaberg, PhilipPhilip Aaberg 1949–present Born in Havre; raised in Chester Pianist [96][97]
Albini, SteveSteve Albini 1962–present Raised in Missoula Singer; songwriter; guitarist; audio engineer; music journalist [98][99]
Ament, JeffJeff Ament 1963–present Born in Havre; raised in Big Sandy; attended college and resides in Missoula Bassist of Pearl Jam [13][100][101]
Atwood, EdenEden Atwood 1969–present Moved to Montana at age 5; lives in Missoula Jazz singer; granddaughter of A. B. Guthrie, Jr. [102][103][104]
Axton, HoytHoyt Axton 1938–1999 Lived and died in Victor folk singer; songwriter; actor [105][106][107][108]
Blegen, JudithJudith Blegen 1943–present Raised and attended high school in Missoula Soprano opera singer; member of New York's Metropolitan Opera [14][109][110][111]
Elvira, PabloPablo Elvira 1937–2000 Lived in Bozeman Opera baritone [112][113]
Gordon, Emmanuel TaylorEmmanuel Taylor Gordon 1893–1971 Born, raised, and spent his last years in White Sulphur Springs Singer; vaudeville performer; wrote a book about growing up African American in small-town Montana [114][115]
Gustafson, WylieWylie Gustafson 1961–present Born in Conrad Country western singer and songwriter; co-author of Montana's official lullaby [116][117][117][118]
Larson, NicoletteNicolette Larson 1952–1997 Born in Helena Singer [119][120][121]
Lewis, HueyHuey Lewis 1950–present Lives on a ranch near Stevensville Singer; songwriter; actor [122][123][124]
Meloy, ColinColin Meloy 1974–present Born and raised in Helena; attended college in Missoula Singer of The Decemberists; brother of Maile Meloy [125][126][127]
Parkening, ChristopherChristopher Parkening 1947–present Lives near and teaches college at Bozeman during summers since 1974 Classical guitarist [128][129][130]
Pride, CharleyCharley Pride 1938–present Lived in Great Falls, Helena, and Missoula during early adulthood while playing Minor league baseball Country singer; inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame (2000) [131][132][133]
Quist, RobRob Quist 1948–present Born in Cut Bank; lives in Kalispell Singer; guitarist; banjo player; songwriter; former member of the Mission Mountain Wood Band; leader of Great Northern [134]
Vizzutti, AllenAllen Vizzutti 1952–present Born and raised in Missoula Trumpet player; composer [135][136]
Watts, ReggieReggie Watts 1972–present Raised in Great Falls Singer, beatboxer, comedian [137]
Winston, GeorgeGeorge Winston 1949–present Raised in Miles City New age pianist [138][139]

Other entertainersEdit

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Katie Blair as Miss Teen USA 2006
Other entertainers from Montana
Name Lifetime Montana connection Comments Ref(s)
Blair, KatieKatie Blair 1988–present Born and raised in Billings Fashion model; beauty queen; television personality; Miss Teen USA 2006; first person from Montana to win a major pageant title [140][141]
Knievel, EvelEvel Knievel 1938–2007 Born and raised in Butte Motorcycle daredevil; father of Robbie Knievel [142][143]
Knievel, RobbieRobbie Knievel 1962–present Born and raised in Butte Motorcycle daredevil; son of Evel Knievel [144][145]
Nord, JohnJohn Nord 1959–present Born in Bozeman Professional wrestler [146]
Smuin, MichaelMichael Smuin 1938–2007 Born in Missoula Ballet; dancer; choreographer; theatre director [147][148]

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