A lot of famous people have lived in Colorado like singer John Denver, actress Roseanne Barr, and orchestra leader Glenn Miller. But here's five famous people who were actually born in the state of Colorado.


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    Jack Dempsey

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    One of the greatest boxers of all-time, Jack Dempsey was born in the small town of Manassa, in south-central Colorado. Dempsey went on to be the heavyweight champion of the world from 1919- 1926 and later was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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    Tim Allen

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    Born in Denver, Tim Allen was a little-known stand-up comedian before landing the role of Tim Taylor on TV's "Home Improvement," where he became a household name. From there it was on to the movies including "The Santa Claus" trilogy, and doing the voice of Buzz Light Year in the animated "Toy Story" series. Most recently he's starred in the ABC sitcom "Last Man Standing."

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    Duane "Dog" Chapman

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    Duane Chapman was born in Denver and for eight seasons starred in the reality series "The Bounty Hunter. He and his wife currently star in another reality series called "Dog and Beth: On the Hunt," where they assist in apprehending criminals across the country.

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    Bobby Unser

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    Bryon R. White

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    Byron White was born in Fort Collins and raised in nearby Wellington. He was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by John F. Kennedy in 1962 and served until his retirement in 1993. He was the first Supreme Court Justice from the state of Colorado.