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Famous People from Potter County Texas
Thomas Austin Preston, Jr. (December 31, 1928 –
April 29, 2012, known as Amarillo Slim, was an
American professional gambler known for his poker
skills and proposition bets . . .
more about Amarillo Slim
Born January 16, 1974 in Amarillo,
Texas, he attended Caprock High School with well
known UFC fighter Evan Tanner. Buentello is a
professional mixed martial artist . . .
Caldwell was born in Amarillo Texas
on January 20, 1951. She is the former chief book
critic for The Boston Globe, winner of the 2001
Pulitzer Prize and author of A Strong West Wind,
a memoir of life growing up on the Texas Panhandle .
. . more about Caldwell
Born Tula Ellice Finklea March 8,
1922 in Amarillo, Texas. Her dance talents led her
to stardom in multiple Hollywood musicals . . .
more about Cyd
Born in Amarillo, Texas July 28,
1911. During her career Doran appeared in more than
500 motion pictures and 1,000 episodes of television
shows . . . more about Ann
Born in Amarillo February 9, 1947, Ely spent his formative years
from age 12 in Lubbock, Texas, and attended Monterey High School
more about Joe Ely
Ron Ely was born in Hereford Texas on
June 21, 1938. He was raised in Amarillo where he
attended Amarillo High School. Best known for his
portrayal of Tarzan in 1966 . . .
Rick Husband was born July 12, 1957
in Amarillo Texas. A graduate of Amarillo High
School and Texas Tech, he was an astronaut and
traveled into space twice. He died on his second
mission when the Columbia disintegrated over Texas
during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere.
Born in Amarillo April 28, 1930, Carolyn attended
Amarillo High School.
career ran from 1952 to 1979 . . .
Evan Tanner was born in Amarillo,
Texas February 11, 1971. A graduate of Caprock High
School, he was a mixed martial arts fighter, former
UFC Middleweight Champion and the first American to
win the Pancrase Neo-Blood tournament in Tokyo,
Born in Amarillo March 27, 1966 Paula
Trickey has starred in many TV movies and popular television series. She is known for her
role on the series Pacific Blue