Kansas City has been the home of several famous athletes, actors, and otherwise notable people. Here are five famous faces from Kansas City you might recognize.

  • Tom Watson

    Not only is one of golf's all-time greatest players from Kansas City, he still makes his home on a farm in the area. Watson won 39 times on the PGA Tour, including eight major championships. On the Senior Tour, Watson has won 13 times, including five majors.

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  • Robert Altman

    The director of M*A*S*H was originally from Kansas City. One of his films was even called Kansas Ctiy. It competed at the Cannes Film Festival in 1996. Altman was given a lifetime achievement Oscar at the 2005 Academy Awards.

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  • Dee Wallace

    I love scary movies. Dee Wallace was in a few of the movies that scared me the most when I was a kid, like Cujo. Other film credits include E.T. and The Howling. Wallace was born in Kansas City and attended Wyandotte High School. She went the University of Kansas, and was even a teacher near the Kansas City area before beginning her acting career.

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  • Walt Disney

    A lot of places claim to be the "home" of Walt Disney. The truth is, he moved around a lot as he was growing up, but Kansas City is a pretty important place in his life. It was in Kansas City that his art career began, and where he first started animating professionally.

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  • Eminem

    Most people think of Eminem as being from Detroit, but the award-winning rapper was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, and lived in the Kansas City area in his early years. Eminem has won multiple Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Awards and an Academy Award for Best Original Song,

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