List of people from Compton, California

fdll=nf)gThis article lists famous and notable people who are natives of Compton, California or have been residents of the city.

Civic leaders

*Kelvin Filer - Los Angeles County Municipal Court Judge and Commissioner
*Douglas Dollarhide - California's first African-American mayor of a metropolitan city, Compton
*Doris A. Davis - the first African-American female mayor of a metropolitan city, Compton
*Xenophan F. Lang, Sr. - Los Angeles Municipal Court Judge
*Paul H. Richards II - Compton City Manager and Lynwood mayor
*Omar Bradley - Compton mayor
*Lionel Cade - Compton mayor
*Walter R. Tucker Jr. - Compton mayor
*Dr. Willie O. Jones-Educator, 45 year resident and elected official
*Walter R. Tucker III - U. S. Congressman and Compton mayor, son of Walter R. Tucker Jr.
*Del M. Clawson - U.S. Congressman and mayor of Compton


*Michael Fletcher - CFL football player
*Violet Palmer - first female professional sports official in the United States, NBA, and WNBA
*Richard Davis - Major League Baseball (MLB) player
*Kenny Landreaux - MLB player
*Dennis Johnson - NBA player and coach (deceased)
*Robin Cole - National Football League (NFL) player
*Nesby Glasgow - NFL player
*Tayshaun Prince - NBA player
*Tyson Chandler - NBA player
*Baron Davis - NBA player
*Larry Holifield - UCLA basketball star
*Pete Rozelle - NFL commissioner
*Duke Snider - outfielder for the MLB Brooklyn Dodgers
*Frank K. Wheaton - sports agent, personal manager and former official spokesperson of Compton
*Don Klosterman - Los Angeles Rams general manager
*Charles Dumas - Olympic gold medalist
*Earlene Brown - Olympic medalist
*Danny Harris - Olympic medalist
*Reggie Smith - Major League Baseball player
*Jeanette Bolden - UCLA track coach
*Mickey Cureton - UCLA football star
*Tiny Lister - actor, professional wrestler
*Arron Afflalo- former UCLA basketball player, current Detroit Pistons player
*Troy O'Leary- former MLB player, best known for his time with the Boston Red Sox
*Greg Townsend - NFL Player
*Clinton Washington - NFL Player
*Anthony Munoz - NFL Player
*Dennis Smith - NFL Player
*Cedric Ceballos - NBA Player
*Jerry Robinson - NFL Player
*Floyd Heard - NFL Player
*Mo Vaughn - MLB Player
*James Lofton - NFL Hall of Fame Player
*Bob Beamon - Olympic Gold Medalist
*Dennis Thurman - NFL Player
*Bryant Westbrook - NFL Player
*Steve Smith- NFL Player
*Mike Garrett - Former NFL Player & Heisman Trophy Winner
*Henry Ellard - Former NFL Player
*Mike McKenzie - NFL Player
*Marques Johnson - Former NBA Player
*Quincy Watts - Olympic Gold Medalist
*Eddie Murray - MLB Hall of Fame Player
*Richard Williams - Tennis coach
*Venus Williams [] - World No. 1 American tennis player and the reigning Wimbledon champion
*Serena Williams [] - World No. 1 ranked female tennis player with nine Grand Slam singles titles and two Olympic golds

Arts and entertainment

*Dr.Dre - record producer, rapper, actor and record executive, member of N.W.A, CEO of Aftermath Entertainment
*Ice Cube - rapper, member of N.W.A, actor
*B.G. Knocc Out - rapper
*The Game - rapper, Member of Cedar Block Piru
*DJ Quik - rapper, producer
*Dresta - rapper
*Eazy-E - rapper, record producer, often called the "King Of Compton" and founder of Ruthless Records, member of N.W.A (deceased)
*Lil' Eazy-E - rapper, son of rapper Eazy-E
*MC Eiht- rapper, member of group Compton's Most Wanted
*TQ - singer
*MC Ren - rapper, member of N.W.A
*DJ Yella - D.J. for The World Class Wreckin' Cru and N.W.A
*Suge Knight - CEO of Death Row Records
*2nd II None - rap group
*Vince Neil - Mötley Crüe lead singer
*AMG - rapper
*Tyrese - R&B singer, actor
*James Coburn - Actor (deceased)
*Krist Novoselic - bassist of the grunge band Nirvana, who lived in Compton for one year before moving to Gardena, California where he lived for most of childhood
*Leslie Sykes - television news anchor
*Coolio - rapper and actor
*Lynn Manning - award-winning playwright and co-founder of Watts Village Theatre Company
*William Hanna - co-founder of Hanna-Barbera Studios (deceased)
*Mort Sahl - satirist and comedian
*Anthony Anderson - comedian and actor
*King T - rapper
*G-Bone, Troll Loc, Sin Loc, Crip Inch, Big Bun, B.G. Scarface, and AWOL from the Nationwide Rip Ridaz.

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