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Famous People Born in 1890

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List of famous people born in 1890, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1890 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1890. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1890, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1890 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower
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    Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe; he had responsibility for planning and supervising the invasion of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)
    • Birthplace: Denison, Texas, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Soldier
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    Groucho Marx
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    Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx was an American comedian and film and television star. He was known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. His rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned him many admirers and imitators. He made 13 ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1890-1977)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor, Singer
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    Stan Laurel
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    Arthur Stanley Jefferson, better known by his stage name Stan Laurel, was an English comic actor, writer and film director, most famous as Laurel of comedic duo Laurel and Hardy – Hardy being Oliver Hardy. Laurel began his career in the British music hall, from where he took a number of his standard ...more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1890-1965)
    • Birthplace: England, Ulverston
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
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    Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, DBE was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1890-1976)
    • Birthplace: Torquay, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright
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    Hồ Chí Minh, born Nguyễn Sinh Côn, or Nguyễn Sinh Cung, also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. He was a key figure in the foundation of the Democratic Republic of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1890-1969)
    • Birthplace: Indochina, Kim Lien, North Central Coast, Asia, Southeast Asia, + more
    • Profession: Politician
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    Adolphe Menjou
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    Adolphe Jean Menjou was an American actor. His career spanned both silent films and talkies. He appeared in such films as Charles Chaplin's A Woman of Paris, in which he played the lead role; Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory with Kirk Douglas; Ernst Lubitsch's The Marriage Circle; The Sheik with Rudolph ...more

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    • Age: Died at 73 (1890-1963)
    • Birthplace: Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Area code 412, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Radio personality, Actor
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    H. P. Lovecraft
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    Howard Phillips Lovecraft —known as H. P. Lovecraft—was an American author who achieved posthumous fame through his influential works of horror fiction. Virtually unknown and only published in pulp magazines before he died in poverty, he is now regarded as one of the most significant 20th-century ...more

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    • Age: Died at 47 (1890-1937)
    • Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Poet, Novelist, Writer
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    Michael Collins
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    Michael Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance, Director of Information, and Teachta Dála for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Adjutant General, Director of Intelligence, and Director of Organisation and Arms Procurement for the IRA, President of the Irish Republican ...more

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    • Age: Died at 32 (1890-1922)
    • Birthplace: Clonakilty, Republic of Ireland
    • Profession: Politician
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    Aimee Semple McPherson
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    Aimee Semple McPherson, also known as Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-American Los Angeles–based evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church. McPherson has been noted as a pioneer in the use of modern media, especially radio, and was the second woman to be ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1890-1944)
    • Birthplace: South-West Oxford, Canada
    • Profession: Evangelist, Televangelist, Preacher
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    Colonel Sanders
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    Colonel Harland David Sanders was an American businessman, best known for founding Kentucky Fried Chicken, and later acting as the company's goodwill ambassador and symbol. Sanders held a number of jobs in his early life, such as a fireman, insurance salesman and running filling stations. He began ...more

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    • Age: Died at 90 (1890-1980)
    • Birthplace: Henryville, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Entrepreneur
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    Fritz Lang
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    Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang was a German-Austrian filmmaker, screenwriter, and occasional film producer and actor. One of the best known émigrés from Germany's school of Expressionism, he was dubbed the "Master of Darkness" by the British Film Institute. His most famous films include the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1890-1976)
    • Birthplace: Europe, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
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    Edwin Howard Armstrong
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    Edwin Howard Armstrong was an American electrical engineer and inventor. He has been called "the most prolific and influential inventor in radio history". He invented the regenerative circuit while he was an undergraduate and patented it in 1914, followed by the super-regenerative circuit in 1922, and ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1890-1954)
    • Birthplace: Chelsea, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer
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    Edward Arnold
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    Edward Arnold was an actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1890-1956)
    • Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Author, Actor
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    Eugène Deloncle was a French engineer and Fascist leader, and the adoptive father of Jacques Corrèze. A graduate of the École Polytechnique, Deloncle worked for the French Navy, and enrolled in World War I as an artillery officer. Wounded on the Champagne frontline, he was awarded the Legion of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1890-1944)
    • Birthplace: Brest, France
    • Profession: Politician
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    Khān Abdul Ghaffār Khān, nicknamed as Bāchā Khān, Pāchā Khān, or Bādshāh Khān, was a Pashtun independence activist against the rule of the British Raj. He was a political and spiritual leader known for his nonviolent opposition, and a lifelong pacifist and devout Muslim. A close friend of Mahatma ...more

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    • Age: Died at 98 (1890-1988)
    • Birthplace: Utmanzai, Charsadda, Pakistan
    • Profession: Civil rights activist, Politician, Peace activist
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    Casey Stengel
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    Charles Dillon "Casey" Stengel, nicknamed "The Old Perfessor", was an American Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966. Stengel was born in Kansas City, Missouri, and originally nicknamed "Dutch", a common nickname at that time for Americans of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1890-1975)
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Manager, Baseball player
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    Bob Burns
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    Robin "Bob" Burns was an American musical comedian, who appeared on radio and in movies from 1930 to 1947. Burns played a novelty musical instrument of his own invention, which he called a "bazooka". During World War II, the US Army's handheld anti-tank rocket launcher was nicknamed the "bazooka".more

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    • Age: Died at 66 (1890-1956)
    • Birthplace: Greenwood, South Carolina, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor
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    Frank Morgan
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    Francis Phillip Wuppermann, known by his stage name of Frank Morgan, was an American character actor. He is best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, including the title character, in The Wizard of Oz.more

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    • Age: Died at 59 (1890-1949)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor
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    Franz Werfel
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    Franz Viktor Werfel was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II. He is primarily known as the author of The Forty Days of Musa Dagh, a novel based on events that took place during the Armenian Genocide of 1915, and The ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1890-1945)
    • Birthplace: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Profession: Writer, Playwright
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    Edgar Kennedy is an actor.more

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    • Age: Died at 58 (1890-1948)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Actor, Vaudeville Performer, Singer, Professional Boxer, + more
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