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Famous People Named Frank

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List of famous people named Frank, along with photos. How many celebrities named Franklin can you think of? The famous Franks below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Frank, athletes named Frank, and even political figures named Franklin. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Frank? Add them to the list.

One of the most famous musician and actors of all time was Frank Sinatra. He starred in many movie musicals, including Guys and Dolls, and has been one of the top selling artists of all time. He was also honored at the Kennedy Center Honors. Another famous musician graces this list. Frank Zappa was a self taught composer and performer. He composed rock, jazz, and other forms of music. "Rolling Stone" ranked him no. 71 on a list of greatest artists of all time.
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    Died at 63 (1882-1945) Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he won a record four

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    Died at 83 (1915-1998) Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, director, and producer. Beginning his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra

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    Died at 53 (1940-1993) Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock,

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    age 32 Franklin Delano "Frank" Gore is an American football running back for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Miami. Gore was

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    age 37 Frank James Lampard is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder or defensive midfielder for Manchester City. He is the all-time leading goalscorer for

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    Died at 65 (1804-1869) Franklin Pierce was the 14th President of the United States. Genial and well-spoken, Pierce was a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as a fundamental threat to the unity of the

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    age 77 Frank A. Langella, Jr. is an American stage and film actor. He has won three Tony Awards, two for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his performance as Richard Nixon in the play Frost/Nixon and for the

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    age 47 Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. is a retired American professional baseball player. A designated hitter and first baseman, Thomas became one of baseball's biggest stars in the 1990s. Broadcaster Ken

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    age 28 Christopher Breaux, better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter and rapper. Ocean started his career as a ghostwriter for artists such as Justin Bieber, Damienn Jones,

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    age 80 Frank Robinson is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He played for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to win league MVP honors in both the National

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    Died at 94 (1897-1991) Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His

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    age 69 Franklin Wendell "Frank" Welker is an American actor who specializes in voice acting.

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    age 36 Francisco Santos Mir, III, better known as Frank Mir, is an American mixed martial artist. Mir is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. He currently holds the record for most victories and

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    age 71 Frank Oz is an English-born American puppeteer, actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his puppeteering work, where he performed the Muppet characters of Miss Piggy and

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    age 53 Franklin Edmundo Rijkaard is a Dutch football manager and former player. Rijkaard has played for Ajax, Real Zaragoza and Milan, and represented his national side 73 times, scoring 10 goals. In his

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    Died at 92 (1867-1959) Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, 532 of which were completed. Wright believed in designing structures

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    age 85 Francis Newton "Frank" Gifford is a former American football player and American sportscaster.

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    age 54 Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno MBE is an English former professional boxer who was known for his good punch power and whose career highlight was winning the WBC heavyweight championship in 1995

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    age 45 Franciscus "Frank" de Boer is a Dutch football manager and former player, who is currently the manager of Eredivisie club Ajax. He spent most of his professional playing career with Ajax,

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    age 86 Frank Owen Gehry, CC is a Canadian architect born in Canada, currently a United States resident based in Los Angeles. A number of his buildings, including his private residence, have become

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    age 55 Frank John Viola, Jr. is an American former starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds and Toronto Blue Jays. A

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    Died at 79 (1930-2009) Francis "Frank" McCourt was an Irish-American teacher and writer. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his novel Angela's Ashes, a tragicomic memoir of the misery and squalor of his childhood.

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    age 52 Frank Anthony Grillo is an American actor known for his roles in various films, such as Warrior, The Grey, End of Watch, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Purge: Anarchy. Grillo's television

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    age 56 Frank Darabont is a Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and producer who has been nominated for three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In his early career he was primarily a

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    age 69 Frank Beamer is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Virginia Tech, a position he has held since 1987. From 1981 to 1986, Beamer served as

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    Died at 40 (1926-1966) Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara was an American writer, poet and art critic. Because of his employment as a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, O'Hara became prominent in New York City's art

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    age 62 Frank Daryl Tanana is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He was the California Angels' 1st round draft pick in 1971. During a 21-year baseball career, he pitched from 1973-1993 for

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    age 77 Francis William "The Big M" Mahovlich, CM is a former Liberal Senator in the Canadian Senate, and a retired NHL ice hockey player. He played on six Stanley Cup-winning teams and is an

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    age 76 Frank Vincent Gattuso, known professionally as Frank Vincent, is an American actor, musician, author, and entrepreneur. He has played roles in several films for director Martin Scorsese: Raging Bull,

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    age 65 Frank White, Jr. is an American former Major League Baseball player, and coach for the Kansas City Royals and their AA affiliate, the Wichita Wranglers. He is also a former color commentator for

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    age 34 Frank Iero is a musician who was the rhythm guitarist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band My Chemical Romance as well as the vocalist of the post-hardcore band Leathermouth and

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    Died at 76 (1901-1977) François Xavier "Raffles" Boucher was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and executive. Boucher played the forward position for the Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers in the

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    age 79 Frank Oliver Howard, nicknamed "Hondo", "The Washington Monument" and "The Capital Punisher", is a former All-Star outfielder, coach and manager in Major League Baseball

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    Died at 48 (1876-1924) Frank Leroy Chance was an American professional baseball player. A first baseman, Chance played in Major League Baseball for the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees from 1898 through 1914. He also

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    age 66 Frank Lee Beard is the drummer in the American rock band ZZ Top. Frank Beard is notable as being the only musician in the band without a long beard, an ironic fact considering his last name. Beard was

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    age 61 Francesco Antonio "Frank" Marino is an Italian Canadian guitarist, leader of Canadian hard rock band Mahogany Rush. Often compared to Jimi Hendrix, he is acknowledged as one of the best and

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    age 87 Frank Frederick Borman, II, is a retired United States Air Force pilot, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut, best remembered as the Commander of Apollo 8, the first mission to fly

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    Frank Albert Scott was a boxer and boxing coach.

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    Died at 74 (1914-1988) Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. was an American lawyer, politician, and businessman. He was the fifth child of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

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    Died at 59 (1890-1949) Francis Phillip Wuppermann, known by his stage name of Frank Morgan, was an American character actor. He is best known as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player, including the title character, in The

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    Died at 83 (1915-1998) Francis Charles "Mister Zero" Brimsek was an American professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Boston Bruins and Chicago Black Hawks in the National Hockey League and the Coast

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    age 41 Frank Caliendo is an American comedian and impressionist, best known for his work on the Fox Network television series MADtv, and as the in-house prognosticator for Fox NFL Sunday. In 2007 and 2008,

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    Frank Marino is a film director, cinematographer and actor.

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    Died at 63 (1903-1966) Frank O'Connor was an Irish writer of over 150 works, best known for his short stories and memoirs. The Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award is named in his honour.

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    age 63 Franklin Graham is an actor, author and an evangelist.

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    Died at 39 (1878-1917) Frank Alvin Gotch was the first American professional wrestler to win the world heavyweight free-style championship, and credited for popularizing professional wrestling in the United States. He

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    age 58 Frank Miller is an American writer, artist, and film director best known for his dark comic book stories and graphic novels such as Ronin, Daredevil: Born Again, The Dark Knight Returns, Sin City and

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    age 44 Frank John Wycheck is a former American football tight end and current sports talk radio host. He played college football at the University of Maryland. As a professional, Wycheck played 11 seasons

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    Died at 72 (1933-2005) Frank John Gorshin, Jr. was an American character actor, impressionist, and comedian. He was perhaps best known as an impressionist, with many guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and Tonight

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    age 79 Frank Beall Ryan is a retired American football quarterback in the National Football League who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins. Although he led the Browns to

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