Famous People Born In 1924

Discover the most famous people born in 1924. The list includes people like George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Marlon Brando, Rod Serling, Cicely Tyson and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, composers, novelists and journalists born in 1924. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & France and many more countries.
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Marlon Brando
(One of the Most Influential Actors of the 20th Century)
Marlon Brando
68
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: July 1, 2004

One of the greatest movie actors of all time, heartthrob of millions of women around the world, and a cultural icon, who had immense influence on actors of future generations, there are very few like Marlon Brando. In a career spanning six decades, Marlon Brando delivered critical and commercial successes in movies like A Streetcar Named Desire and The Godfather.

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Jimmy Carter
(39th President of the United States (1977 -1981))
Jimmy Carter
73
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Plains, Georgia, United States

Jimmy Carter, the 39th President of USA, is one of the rare Presidents whose legacy continues even after leaving office. He is known as a champion of human rights and a mediator of peace efforts across the world. His humanitarian works earned him the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.

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Don Knotts
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Role in TV Series: 'The Andy Griffith Show' and 'Three's Company')
Don Knotts
22
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 21st July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: February 24, 2006

Widely regarded as one of the most beloved American actors of all time, Don Knotts achieved popularity after portraying Barney Fife in the popular TV series The Andy Griffith Show. Knotts is often considered a major influence on other actors and entertainers. In 1979, he was ranked 27th on TV Guide's list of 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time

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Cicely Tyson
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Films: 'Sounder' and ‘The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman’)
Cicely Tyson
31
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 18th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: January 28, 2021
Cicely Tyson is best known for her Academy Award-nominated role of Rebecca Morgan in Sounder and her Emmy-winning performance in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She is also a Tony- and Drama Desk-winning theater actor. Fans also loved her as Ophelia Harkness in How to Get Away with Murder.
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James Baldwin
(Author Best Known for His Novel 'Go Tell It on the Mountain')
James Baldwin
37
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States
Died: December 1, 1987

Amongst the greatest writers of the 20th century and a leading literary voice in the civil rights movement, James Baldwin extensively explored issues like race, sexuality and humanity in his work. His best known work include his debut novel Go Tell It on the Mountain and his books of essays Notes of a Native Son and Nobody Knows My Name.

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Lauren Bacall
(One of the Greatest Female Star of Classic Hollywood Cinema)
Lauren Bacall
21
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 16th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: August 12, 2014

Known for her sultry looks and distinctive voice, Lauren Bacall was an important actress from the Golden Age of Hollywood. As part of a publicity stunt, Bacall was asked to sit on the piano that was being played by Vice President Harry Truman at the National Press Club. The picture of Bacall sitting on the piano remains an iconic photograph.

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Carroll O’Connor
15
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 2nd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 21, 2001

Carroll O'Connor was an American actor, director, and producer. In a TV career that spanned 40 years, O'Connor popularized several fictional characters, including Archie Bunker from the sitcom All in the Family, for which he received four Emmy Awards. In 1996, he was ranked 38th on the 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time list published by TV Guide.

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Benny Hill
(Comedian, Actor, Singer and Writer who is Best Remembered for his Television Programme 'The Benny Hill Show')
Benny Hill
12
Listed In: Comedians
Birthdate: 21st January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Southampton, Hampshire, England
Died: April 20, 1992

Benny Hill was an English comedian, writer, singer, and actor. Best known for his TV program The Benny Hill Show, Hill remained an important figure in British culture for almost 40 years. The show is regarded as one of the greatest British comedy programs ever. In 2006, Hill was voted one of TV's 50 Greatest Stars in an ITV poll.

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Lee Marvin
(American Actor Best Known for His Antogonist's Roles)
Lee Marvin
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 19th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 29, 1987
Lee Marvin is best remembered as the “tough guy” in movies such as The Killers and The Dirty Dozen, and series such as M Squad. Known for his signature gray hair, he won an Oscar, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and the Silver Bear for his work in Cat Ballou.
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Truman Capote
(Known for His Novella “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and Non-Fiction Novel “In Cold Blood”)
Truman Capote
23
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 30th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: August 25, 1984
Truman Capote is best known for his novella Breakfast at Tiffany's, which was made into a movie that starred Audrey Hepburn, and the non-fiction novel In Cold Blood. His short story Shut a Final Door won the O. Henry Award. He was a lifelong friend of author Harper Lee.
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Rod Serling
(Screenwriter and Playwright Best Known for His Work on Anthology TV Series ‘The Twilight Zone’)
Rod Serling
8
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: June 28, 1975

Rod Serling was an American playwright, screenwriter, narrator, and television producer. One of the first writers to write specifically for television, Serling is often credited with legitimizing television drama. He is also credited with creating the much-acclaimed series The Twilight Zone. For his much-publicized clashes with TV executives, Serling was often referred to as the angry young man of Hollywood.

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Shirley Chisholm
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 12th District (1969 - 1983))
Shirley Chisholm
18
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 1, 2005

A courageous political leader, Shirley Chisholm made history when she became the first African-American woman to be elected the United States Congresswoman. Later, she yet again created history when she—though unsuccessfullyVran for Democratic Party's presidential nomination to contest for US presidency. Throughout her career, she advocated racial equality and women empowerment. As an author, she penned two books.

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Dennis Weaver
(Actor and Former President of the Screen Actors Guild)
Dennis Weaver
13
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 4th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joplin, Missouri, United States
Died: February 24, 2006
Dennis Weaver is best known as Chester Goode/Proudfoot from Gunsmoke and as Deputy Marshal Sam McCloud from McCloud. He initially ran track and field, but his failure to qualify for the U.S. Olympic decathlon team made him join films. He had also been the president of the Screen Actors Guild.
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Lee Iacocca
(Businessman)
Lee Iacocca
5
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: July 2, 2019

Automobile executive Lee Iacocca became known for developing the Ford Mustang and Pinto cars while working for the Ford Motor Company in the 1960s. In his later career, he served as the president, CEO, and chairman of Chrysler. Revered for his brilliant leadership skills, he was named the 18th-greatest American CEO of all time by Portfolio Magazine. 

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Gloria Vanderbilt
(Artist and Fashion Designer Best Remembered for her Custody Battle)
Gloria Vanderbilt
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 20th February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: June 17, 2019

Gloria Vanderbilt was an American fashion designer, actress, author, and socialite. As a child, she was subjected to a child custody trial, which the press named trial of the century due to its high-profile nature. As a designer, Vanderbilt is credited with developing and popularizing designer blue jeans. She also launched a line of household goods and perfumes.

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Buddy Hackett
(Actor & Comedian Known for His Films: ‘The Music Man’ & ‘It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’)
Buddy Hackett
6
Birthdate: 31st August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 30, 2003
Buddy Hackett is best remembered for playing Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man and Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. He had also appeared in The Love Bug and voiced Scuttle in The Little Mermaid franchise. He also owned a huge collection of firearms.
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Charles Aznavour
(One of the Greatest Songwriters in the History of Music and an Icon of 20th-Century Pop Culture.)
Charles Aznavour
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 22nd May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 1, 2018

Charles Aznavour was a French-Armenian actor, singer, diplomat, and lyricist. One of France's most famous singers, Aznavour was called the Frank Sinatra of France. One of the best-selling musicians of his generation, Aznavour sold 200 million records. In 1998, CNN named him the Entertainer of the Century. In 2017, he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Charlie Munger
(Investor, Businessman and Vice Chairman of ‘Berkshire Hathaway’)
Charlie Munger
13
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1st January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: November 28, 2023

Charlie Munger is an American businessman, investor, architectural designer, and former real estate attorney. Over the years, he has played an important role as the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. A well-known philanthropist, Charlie Munger has donated millions of dollars to universities and schools.

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Tom Landry
(American Professional Football Player and Coach)
Tom Landry
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 11th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mission, Texas, United States
Died: February 12, 2000
American football player and two-time Superbowl-winning coach Tom Landry had successful stints with the New York Yankees and the New York Giants. He was also the longest-tenured NFL coach, working with the Dallas Cowboys for 29 seasons. He pioneered the 4–3 defense and the flex defense. 
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Eva Marie Saint
(American Actress Known for Starring in Elia Kazan’s 'On the Waterfront')
Eva Marie Saint
10
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Eva Marie Saint is an American actress best known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 1954 film, On the Waterfront. She has also won a Primetime Emmy Award for her work in the miniseries, People Like Us. Eva Marie Saint has two stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the film and TV industries. 

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Henry Mancini
(Composer Best Known for His Soudtrack for the 'Peter Gunn' TV Series & 'The Pink Panther' Film Series)
Henry Mancini
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 16th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Little Italy, Ohio, United States
Died: June 14, 1994
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Ed Koch
(105th Mayor of New York City)
Ed Koch
5
Birthdate: 12th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: February 1, 2013
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee
(Former Prime Minister of India)
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
47
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 25th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gwalior
Died: August 16, 2018

Atal Bihari Vajpayee served as the 10th Prime Minister of India and was the first prime minister who did not belong to the Indian National Congress. The BJP politician had been a journalist and an RSS member. He was a noted poet, too. During his tenure as prime minister, he carried out Pokhran II nuclear tests in 1998 and declared India as a country with nuclear weapons capability.

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Daniel Inouye
(Former United States Senator from Hawaii (1963 - 2012))
Daniel Inouye
7
Birthdate: 7th September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Died: December 17, 2012

Daniel Inouye was a US Senator from Hawaii. He was the highest-ranking Asian-American politician until 2021 when Kamala Harris of Indian origin became vice president. Inouye is also known for his participation in World War II where he lost his right arm. For his bravery in World War II, he was honored with the United States’ highest military award, the Medal of Honor.

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Russell Johnson
(American Actor Best Remembered for His Role in the Sitcom 'Gilligan's Island')
Russell Johnson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 10th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ashley, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 16, 2014

Russell Johnson was an American actor best remembered for his portrayal of Professor Roy Hinkley in the popular sitcom, Gilligan's Island. Prior to his acting career, Russell Johnson enlisted in the US Army Air Forces and played an important role during World War II. He was honored with the Purple Heart, Air Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

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Christopher Tolkien
(Editor, Illustrator, Academic and the Son of Author J. R. R. Tolkien)
Christopher Tolkien
9
Birthdate: 21st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, United Kingdom
Died: January 16, 2020

Christopher Tolkien was a French and English academic editor. The son of legendary author J. R. R. Tolkien, Christopher edited much of his father's work, which was published after his father's demise. Christopher Tolkien is also credited with drawing the original maps in, The Lord of the Rings, one of his father's highly acclaimed novels.

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William Rehnquist
(16th Chief Justice of the United States)
William Rehnquist
8
Listed In: Chief Justices
Birthdate: 1st October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Died: September 3, 2005
William Rehnquist had a 33-year career at the U.S. Supreme Court: as an associate justice for 14 years and as a chief justice for 19 years. He had served under Nixon and Ronald Reagan. He presided over Bill Clinton’s impeachment and was associated with cases such as Roe v. Wade.
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Norman Fell
(Actor)
Norman Fell
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 24th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 14, 1998
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Sidney Lumet
(Prolific Filmaker of the Modern Era Known for Eliciting Strong Performances From His Cast Members)
Sidney Lumet
5
Birthdate: 25th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 9, 2011
Academy Honorary Award-winning director/producer Sidney Lumet is best known for directing iconic films such as 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon. He began his career with Off-Broadway productions. He later worked in multiple films with Sean Connery and came to be known as an "actor's director."
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Fess Parker
(Actor)
Fess Parker
6
Birthdate: 16th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Died: March 18, 2010
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Chet Atkins
(Guitarist, Jazz musician, Record producer, Jazz guitarist, Classical guitarist, Songwriter)
Chet Atkins
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 20th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Luttrell
Died: June 30, 2001
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Dorothy Malone
5
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Died: January 19, 2018
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Nicholas Colasanto
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Birthdate: 19th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: February 12, 1985
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Marcello Mastroianni
(One of Italy's Most Iconic Actors of the 20th Century)
Marcello Mastroianni
4
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 28th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fontana Liri, Lazio, Italy
Died: December 19, 1996

Italian actor Marcello Mastroianni is regarded as his country's biggest film star of all time. Making his debut as an uncredited extra when he was just 14, he worked hard over the decades to become a major film star in his country. He was a big name in international cinema as well. He was the recipient of numerous prestigious awards.

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Colleen Dewhurst
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Josie Hogan’ in the Film ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten’)
Colleen Dewhurst
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: August 22, 1991
Canadian-American actor Colleen Dewhurst is best remembered for her Tony-winning performance in the Broadway play A Moon for the Misbegotten. She was known for her frequent appearances in Eugene O'Neill’s plays. Fans also loved her in TV projects such as Murphy Brown and Anne of Green Gables.
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Deke Slayton
(Astronaut)
Deke Slayton
6
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sparta, Wisconsin, United States
Died: June 13, 1993
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Geraldine Page
(Theater Actress, Film Actress, Television Actress)
Geraldine Page
8
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 22nd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kirksville
Died: June 13, 1987
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Wally Cox
(Actor)
Wally Cox
7
Birthdate: 6th December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: February 15, 1973
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George Mikan
(Basketball Player - Center )
George Mikan
5
Birthdate: 18th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois, United States
Died: June 1, 2005
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Dinah Washington
(Singer)
Dinah Washington
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 29th August
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Died: December 14, 1963
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Ed Wood
(Actor)
Ed Wood
3
Birthdate: 10th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Died: December 10, 1978
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Alexander Haig
(United States Secretary of State (1981-82))
Alexander Haig
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 2nd December
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 20, 2010
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Billy Barty
(Actor)
Billy Barty
1
Birthdate: 25th October
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Millsboro, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 23, 2000
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Sarah Vaughan
(Singer)
Sarah Vaughan
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 27th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 3, 1990
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Katy Jurado
(Mexican Actress)
Katy Jurado
8
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 16th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guadalajara, Mexico
Died: July 5, 2002
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Pat Hingle
(Actor)
Pat Hingle
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 19th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Died: January 3, 2009
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Guy Williams
(Actor)
Guy Williams
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 14th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States
Died: April 30, 1989
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Jack Buck
(Sports commentator)
Jack Buck
3
Birthdate: 21st August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 18, 2002
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Earl Scruggs
(Composer, Banjoist)
Earl Scruggs
3
Listed In: Composers
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Carolina
Died: March 28, 2012
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Mohammed Rafi
(One of India's Greatest and Most Influential Playback Singers)
Mohammed Rafi
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Listed In: Playback Singers
Birthdate: 24th December
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Died: July 31, 1980
Legendary Indian playback singer Mohammed Rafi was known for his versatility. The winner of one National Film Award and four Filmfare awards, Rafi often collaborated with ace composer S.D. Burman. He also received the Padma Shri and sang in countless Indian and foreign languages, including Arabic, Persian, and Dutch.