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60+ Adopted Celebrities

List Criteria: These famous people who were brought up by parents other than their own biological parents are listed in no particular order

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  1. 1955 Given up and adopted at birth

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  2. 1926 Grew up with foster parents, family friends, and various aunt and uncles as a ward of the state

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  3. 1967 Adopted at 7 months by his maternal grandmother after his young parents split up

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  4. 1967 Given up and adopted at birth

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  5. 1895 Raised in an orphanage, St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys, from age 7

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  6. 1945 Given up at 3 months and adopted shortly thereafter

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  7. 1925 Grew up in an orphanage and foster care following his father's suspicious death and mother's mental breakdown

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  8. 1981 Raised by family friend Lionel Richie from age 3; legally adopted at age 9

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  9. 1954 Adopted at 6 months old

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  10. 1940 Raised by his maternal aunt and uncle from age 5 after his father's military desertion

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  11. 1964 Given up and adopted at birth

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  12. 1932 Given up at birth and adopted at 6 weeks old; later founded the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to reduce adoption costs ...

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  13. 1968 Given up and adopted at a young age

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  14. 1987 Adopted at 6 months old

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  15. 1965 Given up and adopted at a young age

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  16. 1945 Grew up believing his grandparents were his parents and that his mother - 16 at his birth - was his sister

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  17. 1967 Raised by his mother and stepfather, who he believed was his father

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  18. 1946 Raised by his grandparents after the death of his father; adopted the name of his stepfather at age 15

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  19. 1941 Born to a 16 year-old and a married man, he was adopted by his mother's new husband at 1 year old

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  20. 1957 Adopted along with her siblings by a minister and his wife

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  21. 1918 Raised by a tribe chief after his father's death when he was 9 years old

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  22. 1928 Grew up in an orphanage from age 10 (1938) after being sent away from Germany to avoid the Nazis

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  23. 1901 Raised by his grandmother, and uncle, and a foster family following his parents abandonment at a young age

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  24. 1921 Raised by an aunt and uncle for several years, and later adopted by her stepfather at age 8

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  25. 1943 Adopted by his stepfather at age 3 after the divorce of his young parents

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  26. 1915 Raised by aunts and uncles after the deaths of her parents when she was 3 and 13

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  27. 1967 Given up and adopted at a young age

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  28. 1902 Raised by his maternal grandmother after his parents' divorce

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  29. 1976 Raised by foster parents who eventually adopted him at age 5

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  30. 1884 Raised by her maternal grandmother from age 10, after the deaths of her parents

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  31. 1949 Given up and adopted at birth

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  32. 1964 Given up and adopted at a young age; told about his adoption at age 35

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  33. 1965 Adopted by her stepfather when she was 3 years old

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  34. 1953 Adopted at a few days old after after his birthparents divorced during the pregnancy

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  35. 1928 Adopted at a young age by his mother's cousin, along with 3 other cousins

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  36. 1924 Adopted by his stepfather as an infant after his mother divorced his father due to drug abuse 

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  37. 1968 Given up and adopted at a young age

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  38. 1737 Raised by his uncle and aunt from age 7, after the death of his father 

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  39. 1965 Adopted at birth

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  40. Born into slavery, he was raised by his master and his wife after the abolition of slavery when he was a year old

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  41. 1958 Raised by aunts following the death of his parents when he was 8 and 12 years old

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  42. 1927 Raised by foster parents; learned of her adoption at 10 years old

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  43. 1924 Raised by relatives after the divorce of his young parents

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  44. 1913 Raised by his stepfather from the age of 2, after which his mother completely changed his name

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  45. 1828 Raised by relatives from a yougn age after the death of his parents

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  46. 1966 Adopted by his stepfather at age 3

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  47. 1914 Raised by an aunt from age 10 after the deaths of both of his parents

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  48. 1962 Adopted by her stepfather after her biological father drowned when she was 3 years old

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  49. 1809 Raised by a foster family from age 2, following his mother's death and father's abandonment

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  50. 1939 Adopted by an aunt an uncle at age 2, following the deaths of his parents in unrelated accidents

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