Virginia's entertainers encompass a wide range of musical genres, pop up between television and the silverscreen, and even wear sparkling crowns ...
- Pearl Bailey - (1918-1988) Newport News; singer
- Maybelle Carter - (1909-1979) Nicklesville; country singer
- June Carter Cash - (1929-2003) Hiltons; country singer, married to Johnny Cash
- Patsy Cline -(1932-1963) Winchester; country singer
- Ella Fitzgerald -(1917-1996) Newport News; singer
- Kate Smith - (1909-1986) Greenville; singer
- Joseph B. Jefferson - Richmond/Petersburg; songwriter
- Warren Beatty - (1937- ) Richmond; movie actor and director, Academy Award winner as director of "Reds"
- Joseph Cotten -(1905-1994) Petersburg; movie actor
- Shirley MacLaine - Richmond; stage and screen actress, Academy Award winner
- George C. Scott - (1927-1999) Wise; movie actor, Academy Award winner for "Patton"
- Blair Underwood -(1964- ) Tacoma, Washington; moved to different states before settling in Alexandria, VA. actor, "The Event"
- Spencer Christian - Charles City; former TV weatherman for ABC's "Good Morning America"
- Katie Couric -(1957- ) Arlington; anchor, CBS Evening News
- Tim Reid - (1944- ) Norfolk; TV actor, director "WKRP in Cincinnati," "Simon & Simon," "Sister Sister"
- Willard Scott -(1934- ) Alexandria; TV weatherman, NBC's "Today Show"
Other Entertainment Figures
- Kylene Barker – Galax; 1979 Miss America
- Caressa Cameron - Fredericksburg; 2010 Miss America
- Nicole Johnson – Virginia Beach; 1999 Miss America
- Bill "Bojangles" Robinson – (1878-1949) Richmond; dancer, stage and screen actor in early 1900s
Last Updated: 1/21/2020