Entertainers

An entertainer may refer to any person who is involved in amusing or entertaining audiences. An entertainer may be a film star, a circus clown, a singer or even a magician. A person, who attracts the attention and holds the interests of a large group of audiences for a particular period of time with his talent, is known as an entertainer. Entertainers existed as early as the 14th century, when the royal courts appointed entertainers, dancers and singers to entertain the guests and the royals in the kingdom. May royal events, also required entertainers to be present, for example in 1595, the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth I was graced by many entertainers. In the later part of the 20th century, there were significant developments in the field of technology and the electronic media emerged. With the arrival of the electronic media, the mass audiences were entertained with a variety of entertainment packages like music, movies, TV shows and the like. In the 21st century, the entertainment industry rapidly developed and expanded due to many factors like globalization and the global convergence of media. To learn more about famous and well-known entertainers in the world, move on to read their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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 1 Bam Margera

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Birthdate: September 28, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

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
Nationality: American

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.

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 3 Roy Horn

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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: October 3, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German, American
Died: May 8, 2020

 4 Steve-O

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Canadian, British, American

British-born American comedian and TV personality, Steve-O, gained international fame with his performance stunts in the TV series Jackass. Following a nomadic childhood, he graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and began his career as a clown. He eventually started appearing on TV shows and became popular.

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 5 Bob Hope

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 29, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
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.

 6 Mayte Garcia

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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American
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 7 David Gest

David Gest
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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: May 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: April 12, 2016
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 8 Debbie McGee

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Famous As: Radio performer
Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
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 9 Rajpal Yadav

Rajpal Yadav
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Indian

 10 Sahara Davenport

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Famous As: Drag Queen
Birthdate: December 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 1, 2012
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 11 Alyssa Edwards

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Famous As: Drag Performer
Birthdate: January 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 12 Chang Bunker

Chang Bunker
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Famous As: Showmen
Birthdate: May 11, 1811
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Thai, American
Died: January 17, 1874

 13 Jon Pertwee

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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
Died: May 20, 1996

 14 Kagney Linn Karter

Kagney Linn Karter
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
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 15 General Tom Thumb

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Famous As: Circus performer
Birthdate: January 4, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: July 15, 1883

 16 Chris Kirkpatrick

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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: October 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 17 Gypsy Rose Lee

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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: January 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: April 26, 1970

 18 Chris Pontius

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Famous As: Actor, Television actor
Birthdate: July 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 19 James A. Bailey

James A. Bailey
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Famous As: Impresario
Birthdate: July 4, 1847
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: April 11, 1906

 20 Deepak Adhikari

Deepak Adhikari
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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 21 Noël Wells

Noël Wells
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 23, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 22 Bonnie Langford

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 23 Neil Tennant

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 24 Mamie Van Doren

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
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 25 Jenna Ushkowitz

Jenna Ushkowitz
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American, South Korean

 26 Virginia Mayo

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 17, 2005
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 27 Zahia Dehar

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Famous As: Fashion Designer, Model
Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Algerian, French
At 17, French-Algerian Zahia Dehar made headlines as part of a scandal that claimed she had been an underage escort to footballers Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema. Now a model and a lingerie designer, Dehar has appeared in the film Une Fille Facile, playing a sexually liberated girl named Sofia.

 28 Helene Fischer

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German, Russian
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 29 Michel Lotito

Michel Lotito
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: June 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: June 25, 2007
Featured on Ripley’s 100 Best BIONS, Michel Lotito was known for his bizarre diet, consisting of glass and metal parts, TV sets, bicycles, and even a Cessna 150 airplane. The Guinness record holder was nicknamed Monsieur Mangetout, meaning Mr. Eat-All. The French entertainer died of natural causes later.

 30 Eric Morecambe

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Famous As: actor, comedian
Birthdate: May 14, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: May 28, 1984
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 31 Phil Silvers

Phil Silvers
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Famous As: Actor, Stage actor, Television actor
Birthdate: May 11, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: November 1, 1985

 32 Rahul Mahajan

Rahul Mahajan
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: July 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
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 33 Brett Rossi

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Famous As: Glamour Model
Birthdate: May 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 34 Adrian Cronauer

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Famous As: Lawyer, Radio personality
Birthdate: September 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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 35 Frank Lentini

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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: May 18, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: September 21, 1966

 36 Terri Nunn

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 37 Emo Philips

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

 38 Deniece Williams

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 3, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 39 Ernie Wise

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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 27, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British
Died: March 21, 1999

 40 Wavy Gravy

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Famous As: Comedian, Street artist, Circus performer, Writer
Birthdate: May 15, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 41 Mireille Mathieu

Mireille Mathieu
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Famous As: Singer, Entertainer, Actor
Birthdate: July 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: French

 42 Dolores Hope

Dolores Hope
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 27, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 19, 2011

 43 Arthur Godfrey

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

 44 Justin Willman

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Famous As: Stage magician
Birthdate: July 11, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 45 Danny La Rue

Danny La Rue
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Famous As: Cabaret artist, Autobiographer, Singer
Birthdate: July 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: May 31, 2009

 46 Alan Hamel

Alan Hamel
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: June 30, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Canadian

 47 Peter Allen

Peter Allen
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Famous As: Songwriter, Musician, Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: February 10, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian
Died: June 18, 1992

 48 Rod Hull

Rod Hull
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: August 13, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British
Died: March 17, 1999

 49 Lady Starlight

Lady Starlight
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: December 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 50 Rick Dees

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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: March 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
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