Writers Whose First Name Starts With B

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Discover the famous writers whose name starts with B. The list includes people like Ben Shapiro, Bram Stoker, Bret Easton Ellis, Bill O'Reilly, Betty Ford and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. This list of writers whose names start with B includes people from United States, England, Germany, France and other countries all over the world.
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 1 
Ben Shapiro
(Political Commentator)
Ben Shapiro
177
Birthdate: January 15, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 2 
Beatrix Potter
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 28, 1866
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kensington
Died: December 22, 1943
 3 
Bram Stoker
(Irish Author Best Known for His Horror Novel ‘Dracula’)
Bram Stoker
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 8, 1847
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 20, 1912
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Bill O'Reilly
(Conservative Political Commentator Best Known for Hosting Fox News Channel's ‘The O'Reilly Factor’)
Bill O'Reilly
16
Birthdate: September 10, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 5 
Bertolt Brecht
(Theatre Practitioner, Playwright, and Poet Known for His Plays: ‘The Threepenny Opera’ and ‘Life of Galileo’)
Bertolt Brecht
12
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1898
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Died: August 14, 1956
 6 
Beverly Cleary
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: McMinnville, Oregon, United States
Died: March 25, 2021
 7 
Betty Ford
(Former First Lady of the United States)
Betty Ford
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 8, 2011
 8 
Britt Ekland
(Actress whose major films include 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun and 1967's The Double Man)
Britt Ekland
9
Birthdate: October 6, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Bruce Boxleitner
(Best Known for His Roles in TV Series ‘How the West Was Won’ and ‘Bring 'Em Back Alive’)
Bruce Boxleitner
3
Birthdate: May 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Elgin, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 10 
Bob Woodward
(Journalist)
Bob Woodward
4
Birthdate: March 26, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Geneva, Illinois, United States
Bell Hooks
9
Birthdate: September 25, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States
Died: December 15, 2021
 12 
Betty Friedan
(Feminist, Writer)
Betty Friedan
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 4, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: eoria, Illinois, United States
Died: February 4, 2004
 13 
Barbara Niven
(Actress)
Barbara Niven
6
Birthdate: February 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 14 
Bob Kane
(Comic Book Writer)
Bob Kane
3
Birthdate: October 24, 1915
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: November 3, 1998
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Banjo Paterson
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Birthdate: February 17, 1864
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orange
Died: February 5, 1941
 16 
Ben Jonson
(Dramatist, Poet & Actor)
Ben Jonson
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 11, 1572
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Died: August 6, 1637
 17 
Bill Simmons
(Author, Podcaster)
Bill Simmons
0
Birthdate: September 25, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 18 
Bernie Casey
4
Birthdate: June 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wyco, West Virginia, USA
Died: September 19, 2017
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 19 
Barbara Cartland
(Writer, Known as the ‘Queen of Romance’, One of the Best-Selling Authors Worldwide of the 20th Century)
Barbara Cartland
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edgbaston, Birmingham, England
Died: May 21, 2000
 20 
Basho
(The Most Famous Poet of the Edo Period in Japan)
Basho
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1644 AD
Birthplace: Iga Province
Died: November 28, 1694
 21 
Bill Elliott
(Race car driver)
Bill Elliott
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dawsonville, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
Betty Aberlin
(Actress)
Betty Aberlin
3
Birthdate: December 30, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 23 
Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)
Benjamin Spock
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 15, 1998
 24 
Betty DeGeneres
(LGBT Rights Activist & Former Speech Therapist)
Betty DeGeneres
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
 25 
Bob Balaban
2
Birthdate: August 16, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 26 
Boris Pasternak
(Russian Poet & Novelist Who Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958)
Boris Pasternak
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 10, 1890
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 30, 1960
 27 
Baron Münchhausen
(Fiction writer)
Baron Münchhausen
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 11, 1720
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bodenwerder
Died: February 22, 1797
 28 
Barry Sadler
(Soldier and Writer)
Barry Sadler
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
Died: November 5, 1989
 29 
Bob Harper
(Reality Television Star)
Bob Harper
6
Birthdate: August 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
 30 
Ben Stein
(Writer, Actor, Lawyer)
Ben Stein
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 31 
Banks
(Singer)
Banks
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Orange County, California, US
 32 
Bennett Cerf
(American Publisher and Co-Founder of Publishing Firm 'Random House')
Bennett Cerf
2
Birthdate: May 25, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: August 27, 1971
 33 
Bobby Fuller
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)
Bobby Fuller
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Baytown
Died: July 18, 1966
 34 
Brian Kilmeade
(Television presenter)
Brian Kilmeade
3
Birthdate: May 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA
 35 
Benjamin Zephaniah
(Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer)
Benjamin Zephaniah
3
Birthdate: April 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham
 36 
Bertha von Suttner
(Austrian-Bohemian Pacifist, Novelist and the First Woman to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
Bertha von Suttner
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Golz-Kinsky Palace, Prague, Czechia
Died: June 21, 1914
 37 
Barbara Barrie
(American Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Evelyn Stohler' in the Film 'Breaking Away')
Barbara Barrie
4
Birthdate: May 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 38 
Bill Rancic
(Writer, Entrepreneur, Businessperson, Author, Restaurateur)
Bill Rancic
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 39 
Breaker Morant
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 9, 1864
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: England
Died: February 27, 1902
 40 
Busy Philipps
(Actress)
Busy Philipps
16
Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 41 
Brian K. Vaughan
(Comic Book Writer)
Brian K. Vaughan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Bhanubhakta Acharya
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chundi Ramgha, Nepal
Died: April 23, 1868
 43 
Bryce Courtenay
(One of Australia's Best-Selling Authors, Known for His Book ‘The Power of One’)
Bryce Courtenay
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: November 22, 2012
 44 
Bret Harte
(Author & Poet)
Bret Harte
1
Birthdate: August 25, 1836
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, U.S.
Died: May 5, 1902
 45 
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
(Indian Novelist & Poet Who is Considered as One of the Greatest Writers of Bengali Literature)
Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 26, 1838
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Died: April 8, 1894
 46 
Bruce Chatwin
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Died: January 18, 1989
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 47 
Bruno Schulz
(Writer and One of the Great Polish-Language Prose Stylists of the 20th Century)
Bruno Schulz
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1892
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Drohobych, Ukraine
Died: November 19, 1942
 48 
Brad Hall
(Actor)
Brad Hall
4
Birthdate: March 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 49 
Barbara W. Tuchman
(American Historian and Author)
Barbara W. Tuchman
0
Birthdate: January 30, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 6, 1989
 50 
Bassem Youssef
(Egyptian Comedian Best Known for Hosting a Satirical News Program Called 'El-Bernameg')
Bassem Youssef
2
Birthdate: March 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt