(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. He subsequently taught himself to tap dance with a wooden peg leg.
(1964- ) Born in Charleston, Stephen Colbert is a comedian and best known for anchoring his own show on Comedy Central: "The Colbert Report."
(1947-1996) Born in Columbia, SC, Ulysses Dove was a well-known contemporary dance choreographer.
(1923-2007) Born in Kershaw County, SC, Lillian Ellison was a female professional wrestler better known as "The Fabulous Moolah."
(1957- ) Born in Hartsville, SC, Leeza Gibbons is a talk show host of Entertainment Tonight and other Hollywood news shows.
(1927-2008) Eartha Kitt was an actress, singer, and cabaret star from North, SC. She was perhaps best known for her role as Catwoman in the 1960s TV series Batman.
(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.
(1957- ) From North Myrtle Beach, SC, Vanna White is a television personality best known as the puzzle-board turner and co-host on the game show Wheel of Fortune.