Famous Natives and Residents of Helena

Helena Helena is known for its beautiful blend of city entertainment and scenic views. Although new residents who move to Montana don’t expect it, the combination of wide-open spaces and the convenient city life make Helena a great spot for celebrities to settle down – and there are a surprising number of famous natives too! Let’s take a look at a few of the notable names with help from Big Sky Words.

Stephen Ambrose

A famous historian best known for his book about the Lewis and Clark Expedition, “Undaunted Courage,” Ambrose spent some time living in Helena after he retired.

Gary Cooper

Cooper was born in Helena and began his career in silent films into the 1950s. He later received an Academy Award for Best Actor in the films “Sergeant York” and “High Noon.”

Myrna Loy

A popular actress in the 1930s, Loy was born in Helena and is well known for her appearance in the “Thin Man” series of films opposite famous leading males like Clark Gable.

Dink Templeton

A Helena native and 1920 Olympian, Templeton competed in both track and field and rugby and is a Stanford University grad.

Charley Pride

Pride started off as a semi-pro baseball player, moved to Helena when he was 26. After failing to reach the pros, Pride started up his career by singing at baseball games and grew it into an incredible country music career that spanned 29 No. 1 hits, says Big Sky Words.

Dirk Benedict

Another native of Helena, Benedict is perhaps best known for his role in “The A-Team” TV series. He played “Faceman” on the show, and guest starred in numerous other shows and movies in the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Between Helena’s diverse, fascinating history and hundreds of hiking trails, families and couples will enjoy settling down in Montana – plus, you might see a celebrity! When trying to find your perfect Montana home, you can trust that Senecal Real Estate is here for you. Learn more about available properties and other fun facts about living in Helena online or call us today at 406-439-5414.

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