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Famous People Born in 1895

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List of famous people born in 1895, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1895 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 1895. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1895, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1895 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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    Babe Ruth
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    George Herman "Babe" Ruth, Jr. was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1895-1948)
    • Birthplace: Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    • Profession: Baseball player, Actor
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    William Alexander "Bud" Abbott was an American actor, producer and comedian. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1895-1974)
    • Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Actor, Vaudeville Performer
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    Hattie McDaniel
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    Hattie McDaniel was an American actress. She is best known for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the first African American to win an Academy Award. In addition to acting in many films, McDaniel was a professional ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1895-1952)
    • Birthplace: USA, Wichita, Kansas
    • Profession: Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Presenter, Dancer
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    Buckminster Fuller
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    Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such as "Spaceship Earth", ephemeralization, and synergetic. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1895-1983)
    • Birthplace: Milton, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Industrial designer, Poet, Visionary, Inventor, Designer, + more
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    Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton was an American actor, vaudevillian, comedian, filmmaker, stunt performer, and writer. He was best known for his silent films, in which his trademark was physical comedy with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face". Buster ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1895-1966)
    • Birthplace: USA, Piqua, Kansas
    • Profession: Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, + more
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    Jack Dempsey
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    William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey, also known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was an American professional boxer, who became a cultural icon of the 1920s. Dempsey held the World Heavyweight Championship from 1919 to 1926, and his aggressive style and exceptional punching power made him one of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1895-1983)
    • Birthplace: Manassa, Colorado, United States of America
    • Profession: Professional Boxer
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    J. Edgar Hoover
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    John Edgar Hoover was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States. Appointed director of the Bureau of Investigation—predecessor to the FBI—in 1924, he was instrumental in founding the FBI in 1935, where he remained director until his death in 1972 at age 77. Hoover is ...more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1895-1972)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Police officer, Writer
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    Gracie Allen
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    Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie "Gracie" Allen, was an American comedienne who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns. For contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6672 Hollywood ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1895-1964)
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Comedian, Radio personality, Actor, Vaudeville Performer, Singer, + more
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    Jack Warner
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    Jack Warner OBE was an English film and television actor. He is closely associated with the role of PC George Dixon, which he played until the age of eighty; but was also for some years one of Great Britain's most popular film stars.more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1895-1981)
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Actor
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    Venerable Fulton John Sheen was an American bishop of the Roman Catholic Church known for his preaching and especially his work on television and radio. His cause for canonization as a saint was officially opened in 2002. In June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI officially recognized a decree from the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1895-1979)
    • Birthplace: El Paso, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Televangelist, Writer
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    Cristóbal Balenciaga
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    Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizaguirre was a Spanish Basque fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house.more

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    • Age: Died at 77 (1895-1972)
    • Birthplace: Getaria, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Designer
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    Folke Bernadotte
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    Folke Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg was a Swedish diplomat and nobleman. During World War II he negotiated the release of about 31,000 prisoners from German concentration camps including 450 Danish Jews from the Theresienstadt camp. They were released on 14 April 1945. In 1945, he received a German ...more

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    • Age: Died at 53 (1895-1948)
    • Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
    • Profession: Soldier, Diplomat
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    Dorothea Lange
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    Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration. Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.more

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    • Age: Died at 70 (1895-1965)
    • Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Artist, Photographer
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    George VI
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    George VI was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death. He was the last Emperor of India and the first Head of the Commonwealth. As the second son of King George V, he was not expected to inherit the throne and spent his early life in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 57 (1895-1952)
    • Birthplace: Sandringham House, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Politician, Monarchy of the United Kingdom
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    Lorenz Hart
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    Lorenz Milton Hart was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Some of his more famous lyrics include "Blue Moon," "Mountain Greenery," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "Manhattan," "Where or When," "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered," "Falling in Love with Love," "My Funny ...more

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    • Age: Died at 48 (1895-1943)
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Songwriter, Lyricist, Composer, Playwright
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    Charles Hamilton Houston
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    Charles Hamilton Houston was a prominent African-American lawyer, Dean of Howard University Law School, and NAACP Litigation Director who played a significant role in dismantling the Jim Crow laws, which earned him the title "The Man Who Killed Jim Crow". He is also well known for having trained future ...more

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    • Age: Died at 55 (1895-1950)
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    Liaquat Ali Khan
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    Nawabzada Liaquat Ali Khan, often simply referred as Liaquat, was one of the leading Founding Fathers of modern Pakistan, statesman, lawyer, and political theorist who became and served as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan; in addition, he was also the first Defence minister, the first Finance ...more

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    • Age: Died at 56 (1895-1951)
    • Birthplace: Karnal, India
    • Profession: Politician
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    Carl Orff was a 20th-century German composer, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana. In addition to his career as a composer, Orff developed an influential approach toward music education for children.more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1895-1982)
    • Birthplace: Munich, Germany
    • Profession: Music pedagogue, Composer
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    Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
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    Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia was the eldest daughter of the last autocratic ruler of the Russian Empire, Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia. Because Russia continued to use the Julian calendar in 1900 and later, her birthday ended up being celebrated on November 16 new ...more

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    • Age: Died at 23 (1895-1918)
    • Birthplace: Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Tsarskoye Selo, Russia
    • Profession: Nurse
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    Machine Gun Kelly
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    George Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an Irish American gangster during the prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson submachine gun. His most infamous crime was the kidnapping of oil tycoon and businessman Charles F. Urschel in July 1933 for ...more

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    • Age: Died at 54 (1900-1954)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Gangster
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