Top 5 People from Warner Robins



Within its own city limits, Warner Robins offers all the best of modern Southern life, and has been the birthplace or residence of many remarkable people throughout history.  Here is a list of our Top 5 People From Warner Robins worth mentioning.

 

1.  betty cantrell

Born and raised in Warner Robins and attended Mount de Sales Academy for High School and from there went on to Wesleyan and then to Mercer University where she studies vocal performance.

On July 26, 2014, Cantrell was crowned Miss Warner Robins 2015 which made her eligible to compete at the 2015 Miss Georgia pageant. Entering the state pageant in June 2015, Cantrell's competition talent was a vocal performance of the aria "Tu? tu? Piccolo iddio!" ("You? You? Little idol of my heart!") from Act III of Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly, an aria which is sung by the title character, Cio-Cio-San, to her young half-American son just before her suicide.

Cantrell was Georgia's representative at the Miss America 2016 competition held in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2015. Her platform was "Healthy Children, Strong America," a reflection of growing up on a farm in Georgia, and of her parents who are physical therapists

We couldn’t be more proud of our home grown peach!

2.  Bobbie Eakes


This hometown girl was born on July 25, 1961 in Warner Robins, Georgia, USA as Bobbie Diane Eakes. She comes from a military family with 4  sisters. Eakes was Miss Georgia 1982, placing among the top 10 at Miss America 1983. She studied at the University of Georgia. In 1992 she married novelist and actor David Steen on July 4. She has no children. Her sisters are Susan, Sharon, Shelly, and Sandra.

She got her big break as Macy Alexandar on The Bold and the Beautiful,  she was on the show from 1989-2003.

3.  Victoria principal

Best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the iconic soap Dallas from 1978-1987.
Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan, the eldest daughter of United States Air Force sergeant Victor Principal, after whom she was named and who was then stationed in Fukuoka. Her paternal grandparents were emigrants from Italy, originally surnamed Principale. Her mother, the former Bertha Ree Veal, was born in Georgia.  Because her father was in the US military, they moved often; she grew up in London, Puerto Rico, Florida, Massachusetts, and Georgia, among other places.
Even though Victoria Principal isn’t originally from Warner Robins she did attend high school at Warner Robins High School, while her dad was serving in the military.

4.  Brigadier gen. Robert Lee Scott, Jr.

Robert Lee Scott, Jr. was a brigadier general in the United States Air Force. Scott is best known for his autobiography God is My Co-Pilot about his exploits in World War II with the Flying Tigers and the United States Army Air Forces in China and Burma. The book was eventually made into a film of the same name.

Scott retired from the United States Air Force as a brigadier general on 30 September 1957, and remained in Arizona until the 1980s. He then lived in Warner Robins, Georgia, until his death in 2006. General Scott wrote about a dozen books including God Is My Copilot and The Day I Owned the Sky.

Scott continued to be active well into his retirement. In 1984, he flew a General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon jet fighter, and in 1995, a McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle. On his 89th birthday, in 1997, Scott flew in a B-1B Lancer bomber.

 

5. Ben Laurance

Laurance was born on March 9, 1976 in Warner Robins, Georgia, USA. He is an actor and editor, known for 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), What the Funny (2008) and Cherub, the Vampire with Bunny Slippers (2006).

Cantrell is the second Miss Georgia to win the Miss America Pageant after Macon native Neva Fickling won in 1953.  Read more about Neva Fickling and other Top 5 Notable Maconites here.