Plainfield, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, is quite a small town. Due to its proximity to the Indianapolis International Airport, it is generally a jumping off point for tourists looking to take in Indianapolis attractions, Indianapolis events, or an Indianapolis sports game. As a result, there aren’t too many Plainfield famous people. The town’s famous population is largely outweighed by Indianapolis famous people, who number well into the hundreds.
However, two famous people do stand out in the history of Plainfield. The first is NBA basketball coach Delmer “Del” Harris, who has coached high school, collegiate, and professional basketball throughout his fifty year career. One of the winningest coaches in NBA history, Harris is a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame. The other famous Plainfield resident is actor Forrest Tucker, best known for his role as Sgt. Morgan O’Rourke in the 1965 television comedy, F Troop. Tucker starred in over 100 films and plays throughout his career, including The Westerner and The Music Man.
They appear on the chart below, and in the Fun City Finder collections of famous people from Indianapolis and its environs.
Famous People from Plainfield
|Delmer “Del” Harris – A member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame and three other Halls of Fame around the country, Delmer “Del” Harris has more than earned the awards in his trophy case. One of the winningest coaches in NBA history, Delmer Harris finished his NBA career with 556 wins to 457 losses, one of only 20 coaches in league history to notch 500 victories in their belt.|
|Forrest Tucker – Forrest Tucker was born in 1919 and played in over 100 action movies, several television shows, and a few theatrical performances in the United States, including F Troop, Gunsmoke, and The Sands of Iwo Jima.|
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