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If your name is Ernest, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Ernest or Ernie, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Ernest can you think of? The famous Ernests below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ernest, athletes named Ernie, and even political figures named Ernest. The music industry is no stranger to the name Ernest, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Ernie are worth mentioning? This list includes Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Borgnine, Ernest Rutherford and Ernest R. Dickerson. To read more about these notable people named Ernest, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.

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Ernest Hemingway is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Hemingway Died at 62 (1899-1961) - Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public ...more

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Ernest Borgnine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Borgnine Died at 95 (1917-2012) - Ermes Effron Borgnino, known as Ernest Borgnine was an American film and television actor whose career spanned more than six decades. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, ...more

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Ernest Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Rutherford Died at 66 (1871-1937) - Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM FRS was a New Zealand-born British physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him ...more

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Ernest R. Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest R. Dickerson age 65 - Ernest Roscoe Dickerson A.S.C. is an American film director and cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he is known for his frequent collaborations with Spike Lee. As a director, he is known for ...more

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Ernest Chausson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Chausson Died at 44 (1855-1899) - -Ernest Chausson was a French romantic composer who died just as his career was beginning to flourish.

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Ernest Lehman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Lehman Died at 90 (1915-2005) - Ernest Paul Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received six Academy Award nominations during his career, without a single win. At the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001, he received an Honorary ...more

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Ernest Emerson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Emerson age 62 - Ernest R. Emerson is an American custom knifemaker, martial artist, and edged-weapons expert. Originally an engineer and machinist in the aerospace industry, Emerson became a knifemaker by ...more

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Ernest Gruening is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Gruening Died at 87 (1887-1974) - Ernest Henry Gruening was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 until 1953, and a United States Senator from Alaska from 1959 until 1969.

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Ernest Torrence is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Torrence Died at 55 (1878-1933) - Ernest Torrence was a Scottish born film character actor who appeared in many Hollywood films, including Broken Chains with Colleen Moore, Mantrap with Clara Bow, and Fighting Caravans with Gary ...more

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Ernest Bloch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Bloch Died at 79 (1880-1959) - Ernest Bloch was a 20th-century Swiss-born American composer.

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Ernest Walton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Walton Died at 92 (1903-1995) - Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, ...more

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Ernest Thesiger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Thesiger Died at 82 (1879-1961) - Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, CBE was an English stage and film actor. He is remembered for his performance as Doctor Septimus Pretorius in James Whale's film Bride of Frankenstein.

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Ernest K. Bramblett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest K. Bramblett Died at 65 (1901-1966) - Ernest King Bramblett was a Republican United States Congressman from California. He was elected to the U.S. House in the 1946 Republican landslide when he ousted Democratic incumbent Rep. ...more

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Ernest H. Volwiler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest H. Volwiler Died at 99 (1893-1992) - Ernest Henry Volwiler spent his entire career at Abbott Laboratories working his way from staff chemist to CEO. A Hamilton, Ohio native, Volwiler received a bachelor's degree from Miami ...more

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Ernest Tubb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Tubb Died at 70 (1914-1984) - Ernest Dale Tubb, nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over ...more

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Ernest Gimson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Gimson Died at 55 (1864-1919) - Ernest William Gimson was an English furniture designer and architect. Gimson was described by the art critic Nikolaus Pevsner as "the greatest of the English architect-designers". ...more

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Ernest King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest King Died at 78 (1878-1956) - Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King was Commander in Chief, United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations during World War II. As COMINCH-CNO, he directed the United States Navy's operations, ...more

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Ernest Miller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Miller age 53 - Ernest Clifford Miller is an American actor and former professional wrestler who worked for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment better known by his ring name, Ernest ...more

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Ernest Truex is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Truex Died at 84 (1889-1973) - Ernest Truex was an American actor of stage, film, and television.

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Ernest Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Lawrence Died at 57 (1901-1958) - Ernest Orlando Lawrence was a pioneering American nuclear scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. He is also known for his work on ...more

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Ernest William Lyons Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest William Lyons Holt Died at 58 (1864-1922) - Ernest William Lyons Holt was an eminent English marine naturalist and biologist specialized in ichthyology, the study of fish. His work helped lay a scientific foundation for the fishery ...more

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Ernest Givins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Givins age 51 - Ernest Pastell Givins, Jr., is a former professional American football player from St. Petersburg, Florida. He played ten seasons as a wide receiver with the National Football League, mostly ...more

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Ernest Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Clark Died at 82 (1912-1994) - Ernest Clark was an actor.

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Ernest Mandel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Mandel Died at 72 (1923-1995) - Ernest Ezra Mandel, was a revolutionary Marxist theorist.

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Ernest William Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest William Brown Died at 72 (1866-1938) - Ernest William Brown FRS was a British mathematician and astronomer, who spent the majority of his career working in the United States. His life's work was the study of the Moon's motion and the ...more

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Ernest Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Jones Died at 79 (1879-1958) - Alfred Ernest Jones, FRCP, MRCS was a British neurologist and psychoanalyst, and Sigmund Freud's official biographer. Jones was the first English-speaking practitioner of psychoanalysis and ...more

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Ernest Everett Just is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Everett Just Died at 58 (1883-1941) - Ernest Everett Just was a pioneering African-American biologist, academic and science writer. Just's primary legacy is his recognition of the fundamental role of the cell surface in the ...more

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Ernest Ansermet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Ansermet Died at 86 (1883-1969) - Ernest Alexandre Ansermet, was a Swiss conductor.

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Ernest Renan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Renan Died at 69 (1823-1892) - Joseph Ernest Renan was a French expert of Middle East ancient languages and civilizations, philosopher and writer, devoted to his native province of Brittany. He is best known for his ...more

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Ernest Istook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Istook age 65 - Ernest James Istook Jr. is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. He held his congressional seat for 14 years, ...more

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Ernest de Silva is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest de Silva Died at 70 (1887-1957) - Sir Ernest de Silva KBE was a Ceylonese business magnate, banker, barrister and public figure, considered to be the most prominent Ceylonese philanthropist of the 20th century. A wealthy and ...more

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Ernest Lundeen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Lundeen Died at 62 (1878-1940) - Ernest Lundeen was an American lawyer and politician. Lundeen was born and raised on his father's homestead in Brooklyn Township of Lincoln County near Beresford, South Dakota. His father, C. H. ...more

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Ernest B. Schoedsack is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest B. Schoedsack Died at 86 (1893-1979) - Ernest Beaumont Schoedsack was an American motion picture cinematographer, producer, and director. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Schoedsack is probably best remembered for being the co-director ...more

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Ernest Gold is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Gold Died at 78 (1921-1999) - Ernest Gold was an Austria-born American composer.

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Ernest Wilson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Wilson Ernest Wilson is a songwriter.

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Ernest Hilgard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Hilgard Died at 97 (1904-2001) - Ernest Ropiequet "Jack" Hilgard was an American psychologist and professor at Stanford University. He became famous in the 1950s for his research on hypnosis, especially with regard to ...more

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Ernest Kinoy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Kinoy Died at 89 (1925-2014) - Bontche Schweig is a film writer.

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Ernest Solvay is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Solvay Died at 84 (1838-1922) - Ernest Gaston Joseph Solvay was a Belgian chemist, industrialist and philanthropist. Born at Rebecq, he was prevented by acute pleurisy from going to university. He worked in his uncle's ...more

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Ernest Newman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Newman Died at 91 (1868-1959) - Ernest Newman was an English music critic and musicologist. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians describes him as "the most celebrated British music critic in the first half of the ...more

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Ernest Grant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Grant age 39 - Ernest Jouoa Grant is a former American football defensive tackle of the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round of the 2000 ...more

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Ernest Flagg is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Flagg Died at 90 (1857-1947) - Ernest Flagg was a noted American architect in the Beaux-Arts style. He was also an advocate for urban reform and architecture's social responsibility.

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Ernest Mühlen is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Mühlen Died at 88 (1926-2014) - Ernest Mühlen was a Luxembourgish politician for the Christian Social People's Party, economist and financial journalist. He won a place on Luxembourg City's communal council in 1973. He ...more

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Ernest Pohl is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Pohl Died at 63 (1932-1995) - Ernest Pohl, aka Ernst Pol, was a Polish football player. He was born in Ruda, Poland and died in Hausach, Germany. Pohl scored 39 goals in 46 international matches for Poland national football ...more

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Ernest Bevin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Bevin Died at 70 (1881-1951) - Ernest Bevin was a British statesman, trade union leader, and Labour politician. He co-founded and served as general secretary of the powerful Transport and General Workers' Union from 1922 to ...more

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Ernest Haycox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Haycox Died at 51 (1899-1950) - Ernest James Haycox was a prolific American author of Western fiction.

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Ernest Vajda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Vajda Died at 68 (1886-1954) - Ernest Vajda was a Hungarian actor, playwright and novelist, but is more famous today for his screenplays. He co-wrote the screenplay for the film Smilin' Through, based on the hit play by Jane ...more

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Ernest Carter is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Carter Ernest "Boom" Carter is an American drummer. He has toured and recorded with, among others, Bruce Springsteen, David Sancious, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes and Paul ...more

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Ernest Angley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Angley age 95 - Ernest Angley is an American Christian evangelist, author, and television station owner based in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

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Ernest Willows is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Willows Died at 40 (1886-1926) - Ernest Thompson Willows was a pioneer Welsh aviator and airship builder. He became the first person in the United Kingdom to hold a pilots certificate for an airship when the Royal Aero Club ...more

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Ernest Martin Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Martin Hopkins Died at 87 (1877-1964) - Ernest Martin Hopkins served as the 11th President of Dartmouth College from 1916 to 1945.