List of Famous Social Workers People

List of Famous Social Workers

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This list of famous social workers includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top social workers in the world? This includes the most prominent social workers, living and dead, both from America and abroad. This list of notable social workers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted depending on what information you're looking for, such as where these historic social workers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned social workers.

This list of famous social workers in history includes people like Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

From reputable, prominent, and well known social workers to the lesser known social workers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the field of social work. Who are the most famous social workers ever? What are the names of famous social workers?
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    Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG was a member of the Kennedy family, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the founder in 1962 of Camp Shriver which started on her Maryland farm known as Timberlawn and, in 1968 evolved into the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1921-2009)
    • Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Producer, Social Worker
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    Laura Harring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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    Laura Harring is a Mexican actress. In 1985, Harring became the first Latina woman crowned Miss USA. She later began her acting career in television and film. She is best known for her role as Rita in the 2001 cult neo-noir film Mulholland Drive. She is also known for her roles in other films, including ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Los Mochis, Mexico
    • Profession: Model, Social Worker, Actor, Dancer
    • Credits: Mulholland Drive, Sunset Beach, John Q, The Punisher
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    Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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    Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist. more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1946-2009)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York
    • Profession: Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality, Actor, Political Activist, + more
    • Credits: Ali, Romancing the Stone, Timecop, Rhoda, Silkwood, + more
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    Gouranga Chakraborty, better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty, informally referred to as Mithun Da, is an Indian film actor, singer, producer, writer, social worker, entrepreneur and a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of three National Film Awards. He made his acting debut ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Barisal, Bangladesh
    • Profession: Television presenter, Wrestler, Entrepreneur, Social Worker, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Om Shanti Om, Guru, Yuvvraaj, Heroes, Chandni Chowk to China, + more
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    Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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    Ralph Waite was an American actor, voice artist, and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons, which he occasionally directed. In addition, Waite appeared in many guest roles on numerous television series, most recently in a recurring role in NCIS as Jackson Gibbs, ...more

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    • Age: Died at 86 (1928-2014)
    • Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Politician, Social Worker, Actor, Minister of religion
    • Credits: NCIS, Cool Hand Luke, Carniv├ále, The Waltons, Roots, + more
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    John Amos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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    John Amos is an American actor who played James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s television series Good Times. His television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the miniseries Roots, for which he received an Emmy nomination, and a recurring role as Admiral Percy Fitzwallace on The West Wing. He ...more

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    • Age: age 76
    • Birthplace: USA, Newark, New Jersey
    • Profession: Copywriter, Soldier, Theatrical producer, Screenwriter, Social Worker, + more
    • Credits: Coming to America, Die Hard 2, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Good Times, The Beastmaster, + more
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    Periyar E. V. Ramasamy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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    Erode Venkata Ramasamy, affectionately called by his followers as Periyar or E. V. R., was a social activist, politician and businessman, who started the Self-Respect Movement or the Dravidian Movement. He is also the founder of political party, Dravidar Kazhagam. Periyar was born in Erode, Madras ...more

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    • Age: Died at 94 (1879-1973)
    • Birthplace: Erode, India
    • Profession: Politician, Social Worker, Writer
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    Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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    Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar CIE, born Ishwar Chandra Bandopadhyay, was an Indian Bengali polymath and a key figure of the Bengal Renaissance. He was a philosopher, academic educator, writer, translator, printer, publisher, entrepreneur, reformer, and philanthropist. His efforts to simplify and modernize ...more

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    • Age: Died at 71 (1820-1891)
    • Birthplace: Bengal Presidency
    • Profession: Publisher, Educator, Entrepreneur, Lecturer, Social Worker, + more
    • Credits: Bhranti Bilas
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