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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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    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: 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: 75
    • Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Ryan
    • Profession: Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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    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 the ...more

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    • Age: age 75
    • Birthplace: London, England
    • Profession: Television producer, Actor, Voice acting
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