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List of famous people born in 1940, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1940 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 1940. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1940, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1940 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing mobsters, especially Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, and often appeared on the other side of the law—as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. Pacino won the Academy ...more

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Age: 75

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

Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Film Director

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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author Actor, + more

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#112 on The Best American Actors Working Today

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists ...more

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Age: Died at 33 (1940-1973)

Birthplace: Chinatown, California, United States of America

Profession: Martial Arts Instructor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Martial artist, + more

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#461 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#216 on The Best Actors in Film History

#36 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#31 on The Smartest Professional Athletes

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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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George Alexander "Alex" Trebek is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and has also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration and To ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada

Profession: Game Show Host, Actor, Presenter

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Barney Frank is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Barnett "Barney" Frank is an American politician who served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts from 1981 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd–Frank ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States of America

Profession: Politician

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#33 on Lying Politicians: The Worst Liars In American Politics

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Don Imus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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John Donald "Don" Imus, Jr. is an American radio host, humorist, landscape photographer, philanthropist and writer. His nationally syndicated talk show, Imus in the Morning, is broadcast throughout the United States by Cumulus Media Networks and simulcast on television by the Fox Business Network. ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Radio personality, Writer

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Carlos Slim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world. Known as the "Warren Buffett of Mexico", Slim derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Financier

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#2 on World's Wealthiest People (By Peak Wealth)

#1 on The Top Billionaires 2013

#13 on Famous People Named Carlos

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David Jason is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Sir David John White, OBE, known by his stage name David Jason, is an English actor. He played Derek "Del Boy" Trotter in the BBC comedy series Only Fools and Horses, and Detective Inspector Jack Frost on the ITV crime drama A Touch of Frost. Other high-profile television roles were as Granville in ...more

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Age: 75

Birthplace: England, London

Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting

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#1382 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#116 on The Greatest British Actors of All Time

#34 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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