Famous People Born In 1926

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Discover the most famous people born in 1926. The list includes people like Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner, Fidel Castro, Michel Foucault, David Attenborough and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, poets, physicists and directors born in 1926. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, India & Germany and many more countries.
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 1 
Queen Elizabeth II
(Queen of the United Kingdom from 1952 to 2022)
Queen Elizabeth II
233
Birthdate: 21st April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mayfair, London, England
Died: September 8, 2022
 2 
Marilyn Monroe
(American Actress Who Became One of the Most Popular Sex Symbols of the 1950s and Early 1960s)
Marilyn Monroe
119
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: August 4, 1962
 3 
David Attenborough
(English Broadcaster, Biologist and Natural Historian)
David Attenborough
102
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Isleworth, England
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Mel Brooks
(Actor, Comedian And Filmmaker)
Mel Brooks
17
Birthdate: 28th June
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Miles Davis
(Trumpeter and one of the Most Prominent Figures in the History of Jazz)
Miles Davis
14
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 26th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: September 28, 1991
 6 
Chuck Berry
(One of the Most Influential “Rock 'n' Roll” Performers in Music History)
Chuck Berry
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: 18th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: March 18, 2017
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Andy Griffith
18
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 1st June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Airy
Died: July 3, 2012
 8 
Harper Lee
(American Author Best Known for Her Novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’)
Harper Lee
11
Listed In: Novelists
Birthdate: 28th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 19, 2016
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Jerry Lewis
(Comedian, Actor and One of the Most Significant American Cultural Figures of All Time)
Jerry Lewis
18
Birthdate: 16th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 20, 2017
 10 
Tony Bennett
(Singer)
Tony Bennett
13
Listed In: Pop Singers
Birthdate: 3rd August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
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Don Rickles
(Stand-up Comedian Who Was Known for His Insult Comedy)
Don Rickles
13
Birthdate: 8th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
Died: April 6, 2017
 12 
Leslie Nielsen
(Actor and Comedian Known for His Films: ‘Forbidden Planet’, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’ and ‘Airplane!’)
Leslie Nielsen
8
Birthdate: 11th February
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Regina, Canada
Died: November 28, 2010
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John Coltrane
(One of the Most Influential Saxophonists in Music History)
John Coltrane
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 23rd September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: HaHamlet, North Carolina, United States
Died: July 17, 1967
 14 
Gus Grissom
(Fighter Pilot, Test Pilot and Astronaut)
Gus Grissom
21
Listed In: Astronauts
Birthdate: 3rd April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mitchell, Indiana, United States
Died: January 27, 1967
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Cloris Leachman
(Actress and Comedienne Known for Role as ‘Phyllis Lindstrom’ in the TV Sitcom ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’)
Cloris Leachman
10
Birthdate: 30th April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Died: January 27, 2021
 16 
Hugh Hefner
(Founder of 'Playboy' Magazine)
Hugh Hefner
52
Listed In: Publishers
Birthdate: 9th April
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: September 27, 2017
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Harry Dean Stanton
(Actor, Musician and Singer Known for His Films: ‘Cool Hand Luke’, ‘Kelly's Heroes’ and ‘Dillinger’)
Harry Dean Stanton
15
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 14th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: West Irvine, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 15, 2017
 18 
Fred Gwynne
(Best Known for His Roles in the 1960s Sitcoms: ‘Car 54, Where Are You?’ and 'The Munsters')
Fred Gwynne
2
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 10th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 2, 1993
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Paul Lynde
(Comedian and Actor Known for His Role as ‘Uncle Arthur’ in the TV Series ‘Bewitched’)
Paul Lynde
7
Birthdate: 13th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States
Died: January 10, 1982
 20 
Peter Graves
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Jim Phelps’ in the TV Series ‘Mission: Impossible’)
Peter Graves
17
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 18th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Died: March 14, 2010
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Vasili Arkhipov
(Soviet Naval Officer)
Vasili Arkhipov
3
Listed In: Military Leaders
Birthdate: 30th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Zvorkovo, Russia
Died: August 19, 1998
 22 
Julie London
(Singer, Actress)
Julie London
4
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 26th September
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Died: October 18, 2000
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Ann B. Davis
(Actress)
Ann B. Davis
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 3rd May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: June 1, 2014
 24 
Richard Crenna
(Film, Television and Radio Actor)
Richard Crenna
2
Birthdate: 30th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: January 17, 2003
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John Derek
(Actor & Director)
John Derek
10
Birthdate: 12th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: May 22, 1998
 26 
Patricia Neal
(A major star of the 1950s and 60s, she was the recipient of an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two British Academy Film Awards)
Patricia Neal
6
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 20th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Packard, Kentucky, United States
Died: August 8, 2010
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Jeffrey Hunter
(Actor Known for His 1965 Role as 'Captain Christopher Pike' in the Original Pilot Episode of 'Star Trek')
Jeffrey Hunter
4
Birthdate: 25th November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 27, 1969
 28 
Alfredo Di Stéfano
(Argentine Professional Footballer and Coach Who Played as a Forward)
Alfredo Di Stéfano
10
Listed In: Football Players
Birthdate: 4th July
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died: July 7, 2014
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Allen Ginsberg
(Best Known for His Poem ‘Howl’, Which is One of the Most Significant Products of the 'Beat Movement')
Allen Ginsberg
10
Listed In: Poets
Birthdate: 3rd June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: April 5, 1997
 30 
James Best
(Actor, Artist, Acting Coach and Singer-Songwriter)
James Best
7
Birthdate: 26th July
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Powderly, Kentucky, United States
Died: April 6, 2015
 31 
Claude Akins
9
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 25th May
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nelson, Georgia, United States
Died: January 27, 1994
 32 
Haji Mastan
(Gangster, Smuggler)
Haji Mastan
29
Listed In: Gangsters
Birthdate: 1st March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Panaikulam, Ramanathapuram District (Madras Presidency now Tamil Nadu), British India
Died: May 9, 1994
 33 
Soupy Sales
(Comedian)
Soupy Sales
4
Birthdate: 8th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Franklinton, North Carolina, United States
Died: October 22, 2009
 34 
Mickey Hargitay
(Hungarian-American Actor and the 1955 Mr. Universe)
Mickey Hargitay
7
Birthdate: 6th January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 14, 2006
 35 
Fidel Castro
(Former Prime Minister of Cuba)
Fidel Castro
98
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 13th August
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Birán, Cuba
Died: November 26, 2016
 36 
Jean Peters
(Actress)
Jean Peters
1
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 15th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
Died: October 13, 2000
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Sathya Sai Baba
(Spiritual Guru)
Sathya Sai Baba
14
Birthdate: 23rd November
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Puttaparthi
Died: April 24, 2011
 38 
Bing Russell
(Actor and Owner of the ‘Portland Mavericks’)
Bing Russell
6
Listed In: Actors
Birthdate: 5th May
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: April 8, 2003
 39 
George Martin
(English Record Producer and Composer Best Known for His Associations with the Rock Band 'The Beatles')
George Martin
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 3rd January
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Highbury, London, England
Died: March 8, 2016
 40 
Thich Nhat Hanh
(Buddhist monk and peace activist who has founded dozens of schools and universities and has published over 100 books.)
Thich Nhat Hanh
4
Listed In: Peace Activists
Birthdate: 11th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Huế, Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, French Indochina
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Ingvar Kamprad
(Founder of IKEA)
Ingvar Kamprad
13
Birthdate: 30th March
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Pjätteryd, Sweden
Died: January 27, 2018
 42 
Georgia Holt
(Singer, Actress and Model)
Georgia Holt
9
Birthdate: 9th June
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kensett, Arkansas, United States
 43 
Noor Jehan
(Singer and Actress)
Noor Jehan
33
Birthdate: 21st September
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kasur
Died: December 23, 2000
 44 
Zig Ziglar
(Writer)
Zig Ziglar
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 6th November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coffee County, Alabama, United States
Died: November 28, 2012
 45 
Charlotte Rae
(Actress)
Charlotte Rae
7
Birthdate: 22nd April
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Died: August 5, 2018
 46 
Alan Greenspan
(Economist)
Alan Greenspan
9
Listed In: Economists
Birthdate: 6th March
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States
 47 
Kenneth Williams
5
Birthdate: 22nd February
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Islington, London, England
Died: April 15, 1988
 48 
Betsy Palmer
(Actress)
Betsy Palmer
2
Listed In: Actresses
Birthdate: 1st November
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: East Chicago, Indiana, USA
Died: May 29, 2015
 49 
Abdus Salam
(Theoretical Physicist)
Abdus Salam
4
Listed In: Physicists
Birthdate: 29th January
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sahiwal
Died: November 21, 1996
 50 
Ruth Ellis
(The Last Woman to be Hanged in the UK)
Ruth Ellis
16
Listed In: Murderers
Birthdate: 9th October
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rhyl, Denbighshire, Wales
Died: July 13, 1955