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Myrtle Beach Pop Culture

Myrtle Beach has played a relatively low-key role in popular culture, despite its overwhelming fame as a vacation destination. Famous natives include Wheel of Fortune’s Vanna White, the PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson, Hooters founder Robert H. Brooks and several NBA and NFL players. Myrtle Beach is also known as the hometown of the famed country band Alabama. Movies filmed in the area include 1989's Shag and 1991’s Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. Author Dorothea Benton Frank has famously captured the Low Country in novels like Pawleys Island, Shem Creek and Lowcountry Summer.