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Famous People Born in 1944

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List of famous people born in 1944, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1944 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 1944. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1944, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1944 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

This list has everything from Diana Ross to Michael Douglas.

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    Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. is an American actor, producer and director. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on Taxi, for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. He went on to become a major film star, known for his roles in films and for his voiceover ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Neptune City
    • Profession: Television director, Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
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    Ben Stein
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    Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA
    • Profession: Commentator, Financial adviser, Author, Actor, Writer, + more
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    Danny Trejo
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    Dan "Danny" Trejo is an American actor who has appeared in numerous Hollywood films, often as hypermasculine characters, villains and anti-heroes. Some of his notable films include Heat, Con Air, and Desperado, the latter with frequent collaborator Robert Rodriguez. Trejo is perhaps most recognizable as ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, Echo Park, California
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
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    Raymond Louis "Ray" Heenan, also known as Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, is an American former professional wrestling manager, wrestler and color commentator, best known for his time with the American Wrestling Association, the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling. He was known for his ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Profession: Wrestler
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    Barbara Carrera is a Nicaraguan American film and television actress and former model. She is best known for her roles as Bond girl Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again and as Angelica Nero on the soap opera Dallas.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: San Carlos, Nicaragua
    • Profession: Painter, Model, Actor
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    Anita Pallenberg is an Italian-born actress, model, and fashion designer. She was the romantic partner of Rolling Stones multi-instrumentalist and guitarist Brian Jones and later the partner of Keith Richards, the guitarist of the same band, from 1967 to 1979, by whom she has two surviving children.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Rome, Italy
    • Profession: Fashion designer, Model, Actor
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    Dennis Franz
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    Dennis Franz is an American actor best known for his role as Detective Andy Sipowicz in the ABC television series NYPD Blue.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: USA, Proviso Township, Maywood, Illinois
    • Profession: Actor
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    Alan Richard "Al" Michaels is an American television sportscaster. Now employed by NBC Sports after nearly three decades with ABC Sports, Michaels is perhaps best known for his many years calling play-by-play of National Football League games, including nearly two decades with Monday Night Football. He ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Commentator, Announcer, Journalist, Actor, Voice acting, + more
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    Alice Malsenior Walker is an American author and activist. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Color Purple for which she won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote Meridian and The Third Life of Grange Copeland among other works.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Eatonton, Georgia, United States of America
    • Profession: Poet, Novelist, Author, Writer
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    Craig T. Nelson
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    Craig The Nelson is an American actor. He is best known for his Emmy-winning role as Hayden Fox on the TV series Coach, Deputy Ward Wilson in the 1980 film Stir Crazy, Steven Freeling in the 1982 film Poltergeist, the Warden in My Name is Earl, and Mr. Incredible in the 2004 film The Incredibles. He ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Spokane, USA, Washington
    • Profession: Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting
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    Anne Randall is an American model. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its May 1967 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Mario Casilli. In 1959, Barbara became a regular on the KPIX Dance Party, an afternoon television show featuring teenagers dancing to popular music, broadcast on ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Alameda, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Model, Actor
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    Bonnie Gail Franklin was an American actress, best known for her leading role in the television series One Day at a Time. She was nominated for Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Awards.more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1944-2013)
    • Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Actor
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    Angela Yvonne Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist and radical in the 1960s as a leader of the Communist Party USA, and had close relations with the Black Panther Party through her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Educator, Author, Actor, Political Activist, + more
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    Dennis Wilson
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    Dennis Carl Wilson was an American drummer, singer and songwriter. He is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Beach Boys, alongside his brothers, Brian and Carl, cousin, Mike Love, and neighbor, Al Jardine. Wilson was a member of the band from its formation until his death in 1983, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1944-1983)
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Hawthorne
    • Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Drummer
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    Catherine Schell is a Hungarian-born actress best known for her work in British television, in particular her portrayal of Maya in the science-fiction series Space: 1999. Schell came to prominence in various British film and television productions of the 1960s and 1970s. Although she acted under the ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Actor
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    Bill Ayers
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    William Charles "Bill" Ayers is an American elementary education theorist and a former leader in the counterculture movement who opposed U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. He is known for his 1960s radical activism as well as his current work in education reform, curriculum, and instruction. In 1969 ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Professor, Author
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    Anne Josephine Robinson is an English television presenter and journalist, known for her assertive views and acerbic style of presenting. She was one of the presenters on the long-running British series Watchdog from 1993 to 2001, before returning in 2009. She gained fame as the hostess of the BBC game ...more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Crosby, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Journalist, Actor, Presenter
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    Christine Chubbuck was an American television news reporter who worked for WTOG and WXLT-TV in Florida during her career. She is noted for committing suicide during a live television broadcast.more

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    • Age: Died at 30 (1944-1974)
    • Birthplace: Hudson, Ohio, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, TV Journalist
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    Kyriaki "Corinna" Tsopei is a beauty pageant winner and actress. In 1964, Tsopei became the first Greek winner of the Miss Universe pageant.more

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    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Profession: Fashion Model, Actor
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    Alex Odeh
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    Alex Odeh was an Arab-American anti-discrimination activist who was killed in a bombing as he opened the door of his office at 1905 East 17th Street, Santa Ana, California. Odeh was west-coast regional director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.more

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    • Age: Died at 41 (1944-1985)
    • Birthplace: Jifna
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