Famous American Entertainers

They are everywhere — on your television, in cinemas, on runways and ramps, and even in magazine pages. They are the ones who make you laugh, cry, and emote hard to all kinds of situations. They raise attendances in parties, functions, and charity events, earn millions of dollars every year, and run the most competitive industry in the world. They are the men of the showbiz. They are entertainers. America has been the hotbed of entertainers forever. We have had entertainers like Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Kanye West, Howard Stern, Charlie Hunnam, Jimmy Kimmel, Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke, and Bryan Cranston entertaining the world with their sheer ingenuity and talent. From rocking the stage to wowing us on screens, these stackers of entertainment won the world with their appeal, acclaim, popularity, and originality. Let us acquaint ourselves with some of America's most famous entertainers as we explore their timelines, trivia, and facts in the biographies below.

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 1 Bam Margera

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Birthdate: September 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Chester

Professional skateboarder and stunt performer Bam Margera gained fame with the reality show Jackass. He has also hosted his own TV and radio shows, produced a video series, and appeared as an animated character in the Tony Hawk game franchise. He has directed films and also owns a music label.

 2 Bob Barker

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Famous As: Television Game Show Host
Birthdate: December 12, 1923
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Darrington, Washington, United States

Bob Barker is a retired TV game show host. Barker is credited with making CBS's The Price Is Right the longest-running daytime game show in the history of North American television, hosting the show from 1972 to 2007. Also an animal rights activist, Barker has supported groups like the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and the United Activists for Animal Rights.

 3 Bob Hope

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 29, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Eltham
Died: July 27, 2003
Bob Hope began his career with vaudeville and Broadway, before plunging into radio and films. He is remembered for his comedy timing and trademark self-deprecating humor. He hosted the Academy Awards 19 times and authored 14 books, apart from performing for the U.S. military in 57 USO tours.

 4 Mayte Garcia

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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fort Rucker, Alabama, United States

 5 David Gest

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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: May 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: April 12, 2016

 6 Sahara Davenport

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Famous As: Drag Queen
Birthdate: December 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Died: October 1, 2012

 7 Alyssa Edwards

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Famous As: Drag Performer
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mesquite, Texas
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 8 General Tom Thumb

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Famous As: Circus performer
Birthdate: January 4, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Died: July 15, 1883

 9 Kagney Linn Karter

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

 10 Gypsy Rose Lee

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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: January 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA
Died: April 26, 1970

 11 Chris Kirkpatrick

Chris Kirkpatrick
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: October 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clarion

 12 Chris Pontius

Chris Pontius
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Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: July 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pasadena

 13 James A. Bailey

James A. Bailey
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Famous As: Impresario
Birthdate: July 4, 1847
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: April 11, 1906

 14 Noël Wells

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, USA

 15 Mamie Van Doren

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rowena, South Dakota, United States

 16 Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died: January 17, 2005

 17 Phil Silvers

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Famous As: Actor, Stage actor, Television actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 1, 1985

 18 Brett Rossi

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Famous As: Glamour Model
Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fontana, California, USA

 19 Adrian Cronauer

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Famous As: Lawyer, Radio personality
Birthdate: September 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsburgh

 20 Frank Lentini

Frank Lentini
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: May 18, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rosolini, Italy
Died: September 21, 1966

 21 Terri Nunn

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baldwin Hills, California, USA

 22 Emo Philips

Emo Philips
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago

 23 Deniece Williams

Deniece Williams
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, USA

 24 Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy
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Famous As: Comedian, Street artist, Circus performer, Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Greenbush

 25 Dolores Hope

Dolores Hope
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City
Died: September 19, 2011

 26 Arthur Godfrey

Arthur Godfrey
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Famous As: Actor, Officer, Television presenter, Radio personality, Singer
Birthdate: August 31, 1903
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 16, 1983

 27 Justin Willman

Justin Willman
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Famous As: Stage magician
Birthdate: July 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: St. Louis

 28 Rick Dees

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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: March 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

 29 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf

Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
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Famous As: Radio personality
Birthdate: April 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fall River
Died: September 4, 2001

 30 Lady Starlight

Lady Starlight
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: December 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, United States

 31 Earl Nightingale

Earl Nightingale
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Famous As: Motivational speaker, Author, Actor, Writer, Radio personality
Birthdate: March 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles
Died: March 25, 1989

 32 Marjorie Reynolds

Marjorie Reynolds
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buhl, Idaho, USA
Died: February 1, 1997

 33 Bert Williams

Bert Williams
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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter, Stage actor
Birthdate: November 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nassau
Died: March 4, 1922

 34 Rudy Vallee

Rudy Vallee
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Island Pond, Vermont, United States
Died: July 3, 1986

 35 Louise Mandrell

Louise Mandrell
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Corpus Christi

 36 Roscoe Orman

Roscoe Orman
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Famous As: Television actor, Film actor, Actor, Writer, Singer, Children's writer
Birthdate: June 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Bronx

 37 Georgia Frontiere

Georgia Frontiere
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: November 21, 1927
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: January 18, 2008

 38 Tod Browning

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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: July 12, 1880
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: October 6, 1962

 39 Frances Langford

Frances Langford
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lakeland, Florida, United States
Died: July 11, 2005

 40 Judy Tenuta

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Famous As: Actor, Writer, Record producer, Musician
Birthdate: November 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oak Park

 41 Manny Puig

Manny Puig
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: February 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cuba

 42 Jennifer Miller

Jennifer Miller
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Famous As: circus performer, writer
Birthdate: 1961 AD

 43 Jilly Rizzo

Jilly Rizzo
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Famous As: Restaurateur, Actor
Birthdate: May 6, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexicano
Died: May 6, 1992

 44 Daniel Decatur Emmett

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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: October 29, 1815
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
Died: June 28, 1904

 45 Peter Lind Hayes

Peter Lind Hayes
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: June 25, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: April 21, 1998

 46 Uncle Dave Macon

Uncle Dave Macon
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 7, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tennessee, United States
Died: March 22, 1952

 47 Lotta Crabtree

Lotta Crabtree
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 7, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: September 25, 1924

 48 Howard Sims

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Famous As: Tap dancer
Birthdate: January 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
Died: May 20, 2003

 49 Clyde Beatty

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Famous As: Animal trainer
Birthdate: June 10, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bainbridge, Ohio, United States
Died: July 19, 1965

 50 Gunther Gebel-Williams

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Famous As: Animal trainer
Birthdate: September 12, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Schweidnitz, Poland
Died: July 19, 2001