Famous / Prominent Arizonans
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Jodi Arias was the central figure in a four-month televised trial in Phoenix, AZ. She was accused of savagely killing her boyfriend. She was found guilty of first degree murder.
Meet Allison Dubois
You can meet Allison DuBois as she tours in cities across the U.S. Allison DuBois was the inspiration for the TV show The Medium.
Miss Asia Arizona Pageant
Find out what it takes to become Miss Asia Arizona. Get ticket information for the Miss Asia Arizona pageant.
Famous People in Phoenix and Scottsdale - Brushes With Greatn…
Have you had an interesting encounter with a famous athlete, well-known author, political leader, movie mega-star or any other celebrity in Arizona? tell us your "brush with greatness" story.
Are You Looking for Someone in the Phoenix Area?
If you are trying to contact Alice Cooper, Allison DuBois, Sandra Day O'Connor, or any other person in the Phoenix area, read this before you email me to ask for assistance.
Arizona Celebrity-Related Gifts
Here are a few popular names and some of my favorite gifts for your family, friends and associates that are related to those famous Phoenicians.
Find out more about the real Allison DuBois. The TV show "Medium" is based upon the true life story of Allison DuBois from Phoenix.
Here is a list of links to important resources about Barry Goldwater, the former Senator from Arizona.
A local millionaire has purchased the Anaheim Angels baseball team from the Disney Company.
Casualties of War
Here is an updated list of those military personnel with ties to Arizona that were killed or missing in action in the Iraqi conflict of 2003.
Cotton Fitzsimmons was involved with the Phoenix Suns NBA Basketball team in various capacities throught the team's history, including coaching them three times and being the team's senior executive vice president.
Cesar Chavez has roots deeply embedded in Arizona. Find out where you can see places named after Cesar Chavez, and where you can attend celebrations honoring Cesar Chavez.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Biltmore Sprites
Much like the Phoenix bird which rose from its own ashes, the Sprites of Midway Gardens were resurrected from their demise and given to the Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa as gifts.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Taliesin West is in Scottsdale. It was designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. What made him choose Arizona, and what makes this compound unique? From your Phoenix Guide.
Janet Napolitano, Arizona Governor
Photos and facts about Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.
Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona
Read a book review of Frank Lloyd Wright in Arizona by Lawrence W. Cheek.
Ira Hamilton Hayes
A reluctant Arizona hero, this Pima Indian was one of the six Marines in the famous photo of the Raising of the Flag at Iwo Jima.
Jenna Jameson - How to Make Love Like a Porn Star
Read this book review of Jenna Jameson's autobigraphy "How to Make Love Like a Porn Star." Jenna Jameson reveals all the details of her life that led her to become the Queen of Porn.
Pat Tillman went to ASU where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in marketing. He was a professional football player with the Arizona Cardinals. Pat joined the army and was killed in action in 2004.
A.S.U. grad and Scottsdale resident Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer who, other than 1999 (the year his daughter was born) has captured at least one victory on the PGA TOUR in every full season as a professional. Enjoy this photo gallery of Phil.
Robert William Fisher
Infamous may be a better word. Robert Fisher is wanted for killing his family in Scottsdale in 2001. The FBI is still on his trail. Here are the details.
Lori Piestewa - Extreme Makeover Home Edition
Lori Piestewa's family was the recipient of a new home and much more from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Read about the Piestewa family's new home in Flagstaff, Arizona.
A prolific author who loved the American West.
Clare Boothe Luce
In her public life spanning several decades she gained equal notoriety as an editor, playwright, politician, journalist, and diplomat. She and her husband had a vacation home in Phoenix.
Arizona's longest running movie theatre chain and the largest independent exhibition company, Harkins Theatres was established in 1933 when Dan's father, Dwight 'Red' Harkins opened Tempe Arizona's first movie house. Dan now heads the family business.
Edward C. Prescott
In 2004 Edward C. Prescott was the first Arizonan to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics. Edward C. Prescott is the W. P. Carey Chair of Economics in the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and a senior monetary advisor at the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank.
Colonel Borman is best known as commander of the Apollo 8 space flight, first manned lunar orbital mission in 1968. He went to high school in Tucson.
The former California Congressman who, in 2001, as linked to the disappearance and death of Chandra Levy, a former intern. Condit had an affair with her, but was never officially accused of murder. He now resides in Scottsdale.
Known for his brash style as an investigative reporter, Geraldo Rivera attended the University of Arizona in Tucson, where he graduated in 1965 with a degree in Business Administration.
Wealthiest People in Arizona - 2002
Six people in Arizona made the Forbes list of the Wealthiest People in America. Check here to see who they are, and how they made their fortunes.
Geronimo was a Chiricahua Apache and born in Arizona. He became known as a fierce warrior. He was eventually captured and sent to a reservation in Oklahoma where he spent the last 14 years of his life.
Retired to Tucson. Harry Harlow was a psychologist who studied human behavior and development through analysis of social behavior of monkeys. His research has major relevance for general and child psychology.
Joe Foss was a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, Governor of South Dakota, first Commissioner of the AFL, host of two TV shows and the President of the NRA. He lived in Scottsdale for the last 20 years of his life.
Lived in Sedona, AZ for 12 years. Known for his surrealism artwork and sculptures.
Paul Harvey News is the largest one-man radio network in the world, with 1,200 radio stations, 400 Armed Services stations and 300 newspapers. Paul Harvey has a home in Central Phoenix.
Raised in Arizona and attended the University of Arizona in Tucson. You will immediately recognize his art when you see his paintings of Native American children.
A lawman in Tombstone, Arizona, Wyatt Earp survived the famous Gunfight at the OK Corral.