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List of famous people born in 1906, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1906 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 1906. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1906, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1906 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1906
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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician, Pianist, Television producer, + more

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#32 on The Best Actors Working Today

#18 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#10 on The Best Living American Actors

#19 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1906
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John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1906-1987)

Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, Film Director

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#37 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#41 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#40 on The Best Oscar Hosts Ever

#45 on The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1906
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Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won ...more

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Age: Died at 96 (1906-2002)

Birthplace: Sucha Beskidzka, Poland

Profession: Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Artist, Film Director

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#14 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#14 on The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

#23 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

#73 on The Most Overrated Directors of All Time

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Joan Blondell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1906
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Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1906-1979)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Fashion Model, Author, Actor, Singer

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#75 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#88 on The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time

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