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Famous People from Lubbock County Texas

Jo Harvey Allen

Jo Harvey Allen in Fried Green Tomatoes
Born and raised in Lubbock Texas to a dress shop manager mother and a carpenter father. She is an actress, playwright, poet, and pioneer of women in radio. Allen has appeared in numerous films including co-starring roles in True Stories, Fried Green Tomatoes, and The Client and is most recently featured in The Homesman directed by Tommy Lee Jones from Midland Texas. She co-wrote and starred in the one woman play Chippy...Diaries of a West Texas Hooker.

Jo Harvey Allen is best known for her work in film and for her one-woman plays which she has toured extensively including off-Broadway productions, As It Is in Texas, and Counter Angel which was first performed in truck stops and cafes and based on Allenís book of photographs and interviews titled The Beautiful Waitress.

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Famous People from Lubbock County TexasMore Lubbock County People
Famous Actors from West TexasFamous Celebrities from West Texas

Lubbock County Treasures (eBay)

Lubbock County TreasureLubbock County Treasures

Books about Lubbock County People and Places

Books about Lubbock County People and Places

Lubbock County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Lubbock County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Lubbock, Idalou, Wolfforth, Slaton, Shallowater and New Deal Texas Left a total $660,639 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs.

Know the Heirs? Let them know See the full list

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County