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Famous People Born in 1940

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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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    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: age 75
    • Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
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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 the ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Ryan
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
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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 to be ...more

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    • Age: Died at 33 (1940-1973)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Chinatown, San Francisco
    • Profession: Martial Arts Instructor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Martial artist, + more
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    Alex Trebek
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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 Tell ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada
    • Profession: Game Show Host, Actor, Presenter
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    Barney Frank
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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 Act, a ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Politician
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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: age 75
    • Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Radio personality, Writer
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    Carlos Slim
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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: age 75
    • Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico
    • Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Financier
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    David Jason
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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 the ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Edmonton, London, London, England
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
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    Barbara Boxer
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    Barbara Levy Boxer is the junior United States Senator from California. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Boxer graduated from Brooklyn College. She worked as a stockbroker for several years before moving to ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Actor
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    Marie Dionne Warrick, known as Dionne Warwick, is an American singer, actress and TV-show host, who became a United Nations Global Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization, and a United States Ambassador of Health. Having been in a partnership with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David, ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Television presenter, Film Score Composer, Actor, Singer
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    Bob Knight
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    Robert Montgomery "Bob" Knight is a retired American basketball coach. Nicknamed "The General", Knight won 902 NCAA Division I men's college basketball games, the most all-time at the time of his retirement and currently second all-time, behind his former player and assistant coach Mike Krzyzewski of ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Basketball Coach, Coach
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    Anna Karina
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    Anna Karina is a Danish-French citizen, film actress, director, and screenwriter who has spent most of her working life in France. She is known as a muse of the director Jean-Luc Godard, one of the pioneers of the French New Wave. Her notable collaborations with Godard include The Little Soldier, A ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Solbjerg, Denmark, Eurasia
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Novelist, Model, Screenwriter, Actor, + more
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    Elke Sommer
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    Elke Sommer, born Elke Baronesse von Schletz, is a German actress, entertainer and artist.more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    • Profession: Painter, Model, Actor, Singer, Entertainer
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    Danielo Giovanni "Daniel J." Travanti is an American actor best known for his starring role as Captain Frank Furillo in the 1980s television drama Hill Street Blues.more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Kenosha, USA, Wisconsin
    • Profession: Actor
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    David Brudnoy was an American talk radio host in Boston from 1976 to 2004. His radio talk show aired on WBZ radio. He was known for espousing his libertarian views on a wide range of political issues, in a manner that was courteous. Thanks to WBZ's wide signal reach, he gained a following from across ...more

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    • Age: Died at 64 (1940-2004)
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Talk show host, Journalist
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    Donna Mills
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    Donna Mills is an American actress and producer. She began her television career in 1966 with a recurring role on The Secret Storm, and in the same year appeared on Broadway in the Woody Allen comedy Don't Drink the Water. She made her film debut the following year in The Incident. She then starred for ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
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    David Hamilton Koch is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He joined the family business Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States, in 1970. He became president of the subsidiary Koch Engineering ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America
    • Profession: Chemical engineer, Businessperson, Political Activist
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    Anita Jane Bryant is an American singer, former Miss Oklahoma beauty pageant winner, former spokeswoman for the Florida Citrus Commission, and outspoken opponent of homosexuality. She scored four Top 40 hits in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including "Paper Roses", which reached ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Barnsdall, Oklahoma, United States of America
    • Profession: Actor, Singer
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    Don LaFontaine
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    Donald Leroy "Don" LaFontaine was an American voice actor who recorded more than 5,000 film trailers and thousands of television advertisements, network promotions, and video game trailers. He became identified with the phrase "In a world...", used in so many movie trailers that it became a cliché.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1940-2008)
    • Birthplace: USA, Minnesota, Duluth
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
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    Brian De Palma
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    Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and screenwriter. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films. He directed successful and popular films such as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito's Way, and Mission: ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
    • Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Actor, Writer, + more
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