There are quite a few famous people that have come out of Great Falls, Montana. Probably the most famous one to come out of the Electric City was Charlie Russell, famous western painter. But there are others as well.
Charlie Pride lived here for several years and got his music career going thanks to 560 KMON who was the first radio station to play his music. He finished with four Grammy's and a bunch of top ten country hits.
The 54th Annual CMA Awards - Show
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 11: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Charley Pride performs onstage during the The 54th Annual CMA Awards at Nashville’s Music City Center on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for CMA)
Another famous person from Great Falls was Walter Breuning, he was one of the oldest living people ever in the world. He passed away at the age of 114.
112 Year-Old Walter Breuning Becomes The World's Oldest Man
GREAT FALLS, MT - JULY 23: Walter Breuning, at age 112 now considered the oldest man in the world, smiles while at the Rainbow Assisted Living Facility on July 23, 2009 in Great Falls, Montana. Bruening, born Sept. 21, 1896 in Melrose Minnesota, inherited the title when Henry Allingham of England died last weekend. Breuning moved to Great Falls in 1918 with the expansion of the railroad and worked for the railroad for 50 years. He says he stays healthy by eating just two meals per day and excercises by strolling the halls of the retirement home with the aid of a walker. He shuns medicine, except for one low-dose aspirin per day. His earliest memory is of hearing his grandfather talk about fighting as a Union soldier in the Civil War. The Guinness World Records is expected to make the official announcement soon, after verifying his records. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
Tracy Gold was from Great Falls. She is an actress who has been in several movies and television shows including Growing Pains.
4th Annual TV Guide After Party Celebrating Emmys 2006 - Arrivals
HOLLYWOOD - AUGUST 27: Actress Tracey Gold arrives at the 4th annual TV Guide after party celebrating Emmys 2006 held at Social Hollywood on August 27, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Comedian, Musician and performance artist Reggie Watts is from Great Falls.
71st Emmy Awards - Arrivals
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Reggie Watts attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
Lones Wigger is from Great Falls. Who is he? He won two gold medals in sport shooting at the Olympics. He was later inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame.
USOC Legacy Program and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
CHICAGO - JUNE 19: Olympics shooting gold medalist from 1964 and 1972 Lones Wigger Jr. heads up to the stage as he is inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame during the end of the 2008 US Olympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony June 19, 2008, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jerry Lai/Getty Images for USOC)
Here's one for you. Bob Woolf is from here. He is even in the Mascot Hall of Fame. He was the Phoenix Suns Gorilla mascot in the NBA.
Los Angeles Lakers v Phoenix Suns, Game 4
PHOENIX - MAY 25: The Phoenix Suns mascot "Gorilla" performs during Game Four of the Western Conference finals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers at US Airways Center on May 25, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Suns defeated the Lakers 115-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
The guy that invented the Roth IRA is from Great Falls. William Roth later became a senator from Delaware.
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There are several others.
NFL football player Ryan Leaf
NFL player Dallas Neal
Dave Dickinson, Grizzly star and national champion
Betty, Gene and tom Burkland. Land speed record holders
Scott Davis, Ice skating national champion and olympian
Bill and Mike Zadick. World champion wrestlers
Josh Huestis of the NBA
Jesse Kruse National Finals Rodeo Champion
Brian Salonen of the NFL
Terry Casey U.S. World Championship Hockey Team
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There are probably more. If you know of one write me at: email@example.com