(1902-1969) Born in Columbia, SC, Barton MacLane was an actor, playwright, and screenwriter.

(1965- ) Born in Andrews, SC, Chris Rock is a well-known comedian, actor, screenwriter, television and film producer, and director.

(1907–1998) Clayton "Peg Leg" Bates was an African-American entertainer from Fountain Inn, South Carolina. Bates lost a leg at the age of 12 in a cotton gin accident.