Famous Folks From Enid

Leona Mitchell

Grammy Award-winning opera singer, has performed with each of the Three Tenors and in most of the world’s greatest opera houses.

Don Haskins

Hall of Fame basketball coach featured in movie Glory Road.

Owen K. Garriott

Astronaut, co-founder of Leonardo’s Children’s Museum.

Bob Klemme

Chisholm Trail historian who marked each section line of the Oklahoma portion of the Chisholm Trail with a concrete marker in the 1990s.

Kyle Dillingham

Fiddler who has played in more than 30 countries on every continent, named Oklahoma’s Musical Ambassador.

Todd Lamb

Former Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor. Currently president of the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO).

Oral Roberts

Evangelist who founded Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., started his ministry in Enid after attending classes for two years at Phillips University.

H.H. Champlin

Founder of Champlin Oil and owner of Enid’s First National Bank (now Wymer Brownlee at the corner of Randolph & Grand), the only bank in United States history to have been closed by the military.

Michael Hedges

Guitarist, named one of the “25 Guitarists Who Rocked the World” by Guitar Magazine.

H Holden

Cowboy artist – his sculpture Boomer was featured on the 1993 U.S. postage stamp commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the Land Run.

Mark Price

NBA guard (Cleveland, Washington, Golden State, Orlando), won Olympic Gold Medal as part of Dream Team II in 1994. Older brother of Brent Price.

Brent Price

NBA guard (Washington, Houston, Vancouver, Sacramento). Younger brother of Mark Price.

Thad Luckinbill

Twin brother of Trent, actor & producer known for his role as J.T. Hellstrom on The Young and the Restless and executive producer of the 2016 hit movie La La Land, which won 6 Oscars and 7 Golden Globe Awards.

Trent Luckinbill

Twin brother of Thad, executive producer of the 2016 hit movie La La Land, which won 6 Oscars and 7 Golden Globe Awards.

Stacy Prammanasudh-Upton

Two-time winner on the LPGA Tour. During her 13-year career, Stacy earned over $3.5 million and had 30 top-10 finishes. She was a member of the 2007 Solheim Cup-winning US squad and was inducted into the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame in 2023.

Louisa McCune-Elmore

Former editor-in-chief for Oklahoma Today magazine.

Brad Richter

Founded Lead Guitar, a program to teach guitar to middle and high school students.

Richard Taylor

Dean of the College of Fine Arts at OU and former VP of entertainment and costuming for Disney.

Marquis James

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author (1930, 1938).

Stephen Jones

Attorney, represented Timothy McVeigh after OKC Bombing.

Clyde Cessna

Founder of Cessna Aircraft Co.

Lt. Col. Leon Vance

Medal of Honor recipient, Vance AFB is named after Col. Vance.

Mike Klemme

International photographer who was the official photographer of the Oklahoma Centennial.

Sam Boyd

Founder of Boyd Gaming Corp., owned a share of the Sahara Hotel and The Mint in Las Vegas. Sam’s Town & Casino in downtown Las Vegas is named after Boyd.

Sam Rivers

Influential and prominent jazz musician in the 1950s and 60s.

Glenda Farrell

One of Warner Brothers’ most prolific actresses in the 1930s and 40s. Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Richard Erdmann

Actor best known for roles in Tora Tora Tora and Stalag 17. He also played Leonard Rodriguez on the NBC comedy Community.

Mark Marshall

Movie producer who worked under Steven Spielberg on classics such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Back to the Future.

Lynn Herring

Actress best known for her role as Lucy Coe on General Hospital.

Steve Owen

Pro Football Hall of Fame coach of the New York Giants from 1931-1953, born in Cleo Springs and attended Enid’s Phillips University.

Jimmy O’Neill

DJ who served as host of the ABC nationally-syndicated television show Shindig from 1964-66.

Jon Franklin

Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer for the Baltimore Sun.

Jordan Baker

Major League umpire since 2014.

Sherman Billingsley

Nightclub owner and former bootlegger who was the founder and owner of New York’s prestigious Stork Club.

Dr. Bruce Shields

Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology and Visual Science; Chairman Emeritus at Yale University.

Bud Browning

coach of the 1948 Summer Olympics gold medal-winning USA basketball team, member of the Helms Amateur Basketball Hall of Fame.

Quraysh “Q” Ali Lansana

Author of 20 books in poetry, nonfiction and children’s literature. Q won a 2022 Emmy Award for his roles as host and consultant for the PBS documentary “Tulsa Race Massacre: 100 Years Later.”

Enid residents in the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
(with year of induction)

Barry Pollard, Neurosurgeon, 2023
Paul Allen, Advance Foods, 2018
Dan Dillingham, Insurance, 2016
H Holden, Cowboy Artist, 2014
John Groendyke, Transportation, 2013
Harold Hamm, American Wildcatter, 2011
Lew Ward, Oilman, 2010
Leona Mitchell, Opera Singer, 2004
Nancy Frantz Davies, Civic Leader, 1986
Vida Chenoweth, Ethnomusicology, 1985
Owen K Garriott, Astronaut, 1980
Christine Holland Anthony, Civic Leader, 1979
John M Young, Public Servant, 1971
H.B. (Heinie) Bass, Business Executive, 1967
Bess B Truitt, Poet Laureate, 1959
Anna T Scruggs, Mental Health, 1957
Eugene S Briggs, Education, 1951
Mattie O. Watts Kimes, Artist, 1948
Daniel L Edwards, Religious Leader, 1947
Milton C Garber, Congressman, 1940
Isaac McCash, Educator, 1939
George Rainey, Educator, 1938

Enid Walk of Fame Recipients
(not awarded each year)

2023: Jerry Blankenship, Jewell William “JW” Ridge
Joan Allen, Elaine Johns
Kyle Williams, Walter Scheffe
2020: Clayton Nolen, Oscar Curtis
2019: Owen K Garriott, Bill Shewey
2018: Don Haskins, Leona Mitchell, Brud Baker
2017: Mary Feightner, Willa Jo Fowler, H Holden
2016: John Groendyke, Margaret Buvinger
2015: Col. Leon Vance, Otwa Tilden Autry, Dr. Bill Simon
2014: Gary Atwood, Richard McKnight, Bill Vickers
2013: Larry McClure, Lew Meibergen, Lew Ward
2012: Dan Dillingham, Dr. Jim Strate, Charles J West
2010: Ray Schoonover
2009: Bert Mackie, R.C. Parrish
2006: Bill Grimes, Frank (Watermelon) Campbell
2005: Dorice Allen, Mike Cooper
2001: Helen Garriott, Irv Honigsberg
2000: Orville Luckinbill, George Hronopulos, H.E. Cummins, Paul Allen
1999: Frank Frantz, Ethel Palacek, Bill Humphrey
1998: Bob Klemme, H.H. Champlin, Nancy Davies
1997: Kenneth Simpson, Bill Munn