Famous Recluses

This list of the most famous celebrity recluses includes Bill Watterson, Dave Chappelle, Emily Bronte & many more.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 David Bowie

David Bowie.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 10, 2016
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle.
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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: August 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 3 Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Chess Grandmaster
Birthdate: March 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 17, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 4 Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician, Singer
Birthdate: June 20, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Inglewood
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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 5 Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 6 Axl Rose

Axl Rose.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 6, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 7 Howard Hughes

Howard Hughes.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur, Investor
Birthdate: December 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Humble, Texas, US
Died: April 5, 1976
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 8 Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amherst
Died: May 15, 1886

 9 Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo.
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Famous As: Film actress
Birthdate: September 18, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm
Died: April 15, 1990
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 10 J. D. Salinger

J. D. Salinger.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: January 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City
Died: January 27, 2010

 11 Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist & Critic
Birthdate: July 10, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Neuilly-Auteuil-Passy, France
Died: November 18, 1922

 12 Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett.
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: July 7, 2006

 13 Bill Watterson

Bill Watterson.
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Famous As: Cartoonist
Birthdate: July 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 14 Bettie Page

Bettie Page.
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, US
Died: December 11, 2008

 15 Thomas Pynchon

Thomas Pynchon
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Novelist, Essayist, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: May 8, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glen Cove

 16 J.J. Cale

J.J. Cale
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 5, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oklahoma City
Died: July 26, 2013

 17 Ryōkan

Ryōkan
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Buddhist Monk
Birthdate: November 2, 1758
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Echigo Province, Japan
Died: February 18, 1831