Famous People New Mexico

Jeff Bezos

Born in Albuquerque in the year 1964, he is the founder, chief executive officer, chairman of board and president of the Amazon.com. His real names are Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen. He is currently rated richest man in the world by Forbes, all thanks to his Tech Empire Amazon.

Bruce Cabot

His birth name is Etienne Pelissier Jacques. He was born in Carlsbad in the year 1904 and died in 1974. He was an American movie actor. He is well known for his role as Jack Driscoll in the famous movie, King Kong. Another famous film he was featured in includes; Last of the Mohicans, Fury and Dodge City.

Ronny Cox

His birth name is Daniel Ronal Cox. He is an American musician, songwriter and character actor. He is well known for his roles in Drew Ballinger in Deliverance, Vilos Cohaagen in Total Recall and Richard Jones in Robocop. He was born in Cloudcroft in the year 1938.

John Denver

His birth name is Henry John Deutschendorf. He was an American musician, songwriter, a humanitarian, a film actor and an activist. He is known for some of his hit singles like; Country Roads take me Home, Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on my Shoulders and Annie’s Song. He was born in Roswell in 1943 and died in 1997.

Jack Gardner

His birth name is James H. Gardner. He is a basketball coach whose name made it into the Hall of Fame as College Basket coach. Some of the high career highlights were; Coaching Kansas State University basketball team from 1939 to 1953, although he took a break from 1943 to 1945. He also coached the University of Utah from 1953 to 1971. He was born in Texico in 1910 and died in 2000.

Annabeth Gish

Her birth name is Elizabeth Gish. She is an actress with role in Mystic Pizza, Double Jeopardy, and Shag. She also acted as Special Agent Monica Reyes in the movie X-files. She was born in Albuquerque in 1971.

Anna Gunn

She was born in 1968 in Santa Fe. She is an actress popularly known for her roles as Martha Bullock in the Deadwood, Jean Ward in the movie Practice and Skyler in the movie Breaking Bad.

William Hanna

He was born in 1910 in Melrose and died in the year 2001. He was an American Animator and producer of Yogi Bear and the Flinstones anime movies.

Neil Harris

Born Neil Patrick Harris in Albuquerque in 1973, he is a producer, singer, comedian, actor, and writer. He is famous for his roles in the television series ‘How I Met your mother.’ Some movies he produced are Gone Girl, Beastly, and Starship Troopers.

Neil Harris

Conrad Hilton

He was born in 1887 in Socorro Country. He is a known hotelier, and he is the founder of the Hilton Hotel Empire. He died in 1979.

Ronnie Lott

He was born in 1959 as Ronald Mandel Lott in Albuquerque. He is a retired American football player. He is known as one of the best defensive players in the history of NFL.