Ten people you didn’t know were Alaskan
December 10, 2016
Alaska is a big place, but the population is tiny. However, there are still some famous people in the World who are from Alaska. Not many people know that these people are from Alaska, as they are just considered American. Here’s a list of ten of the most famous people from Alaska.
He is actually from Anchorage and played Baseball in the Major Leauge for Boston Red Sox.
Archie Van Winkle
Perhaps you young folks don’t know who he is, but he is a quite famous US marine from Juneau who received a medal of honor after fighting the war in Korea. He’s the only Alaskan who has received this award.
The former girlfriend of the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, also a model and reality TV celebrity.
Perhaps you have seen him on TV, in series such as Frasier, 24 and the X-files? He’s a successful TV and film actor from Anchorage, born and raised.
Raised in Juneau before he became a pro player in the basketball sport. In the past he has played for many, such as Chicago Bulls, but now Los Angeles Lakers.
From Anchorage to Miami Heat. Yep another pro basket player.
If you have been living under a rock, she’s a musician that released a few popular songs. She’s from Homer.
A sheriff in the town Tombstone that is famous for the shootout where three criminal cowboys died.
A sports analysts you may have seen on NFL live or ESPON or sportscenter. He’s from Anchorage, born and raised, and then used to be a guard in the NFL.
Famous murderer on the list. Of course… He was actually from Seattle but lived in Cordova for quite some time.