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.

 1 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.

 2 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.

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 3 Bill Nye

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Famous As: Television Presenter
Birthdate: November 27, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

Bill Nye is an American mechanical engineer, television presenter, and science communicator. He is known for hosting the live-action science program Bill Nye the Science Guy. He is credited with inventing a hydraulic resonance suppressor tube, which is used on the Boeing 747 airplanes. He also helped develop MarsDial, a sundial that became part of the Mars Exploration Rover missions.

 4 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.
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 5 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.

 6 Rahul Mahajan

Rahul Mahajan
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: July 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Indian
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 7 Roy Horn

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

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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: January 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
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 9 Mayte Garcia

Mayte Garcia
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Famous As: Dancer
Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 10 Rajpal Yadav

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

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

 12 David Gest

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

 13 Virginia Mayo

Virginia Mayo
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: January 17, 2005

 14 Gypsy Rose Lee

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

Helene Fischer
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 5, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: German, Russian

 16 Debbie McGee

Debbie McGee
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Famous As: Radio performer
Birthdate: October 31, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
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 17 Chris Pontius

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

 18 Eric Morecambe

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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 19 Mamie Van Doren

Mamie Van Doren
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 20 Neil Tennant

Neil Tennant
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 10, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British
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 21 Sahara Davenport

Sahara Davenport
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Famous As: Drag Queen
Birthdate: December 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 1, 2012

 22 Chris Kirkpatrick

Chris Kirkpatrick
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: October 17, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 23 Alyssa Edwards

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

 24 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
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 25 General Tom Thumb

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

 26 Michel Lotito

Michel Lotito
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Famous As: Entertainer
Birthdate: June 15, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: June 25, 2007
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 27 Brett Rossi

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

 28 Noël Wells

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

Zahia Dehar
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Famous As: Fashion Designer, Model
Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Algerian, French

 30 Deepak Adhikari

Deepak Adhikari
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
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 31 Ernie Wise

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

 32 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
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 33 Jenna Ushkowitz

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

 34 Marjorie Reynolds

Marjorie Reynolds
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 1, 1997
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 35 Bonnie Langford

Bonnie Langford
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 36 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

 37 Terri Nunn

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

 38 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

 39 Kagney Linn Karter

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

 40 Le Pétomane

Le Pétomane
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Famous As: Flatulist
Birthdate: June 1, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: French
Died: August 8, 1945

 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 Adrian Cronauer

Adrian Cronauer
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Famous As: Lawyer, Radio personality
Birthdate: September 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 44 Deniece Williams

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

 45 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

 46 Alan Hamel

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

 47 Frank Lentini

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

 48 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf

Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf
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Famous As: Radio personality
Birthdate: April 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Died: September 4, 2001

 49 Rod Hull

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

 50 Rick Dees

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