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List of Famous Editors

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List of famous editors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top editors in the world? This includes the most prominent editors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable editors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic editors 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 editors.

List contains people like Arianna Huffington, Tucker Carlson.

From reputable, prominent, and well known editors to the lesser known editors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the editor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous editors ever?" and "What are the names of famous editors?" then you're in the right place. (1839 items)


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    Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights activist, television producer, and collaborative partner in the LGBT family vacation company R Family ...more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Commack, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Tarzan, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, The Flintstones, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, + more
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    Kathleen Marie "Kathy" Ireland is an American model, actress, author and entrepreneur. Ireland was a supermodel in the 1980s and 1990s, best known for appearing in 13 consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues. In 1993, she founded a brand marketing company, "kathy ireland Worldwide", which has made ...more

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    • Age: age 52
    • Birthplace: Glendale, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Entrepreneur, Model, Designer, Author, + more
    • Credits: Necessary Roughness, Dancing with the Stars, Once Upon a Christmas, Mr. Destiny, Loaded Weapon 1, + more
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    Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990s, after which, in the 1990s, she became a liberal. She is the former spouse of former Republican ...more

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    • Age: age 65
    • Birthplace: Athens, Greece
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Politician, Journalist, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: The Cleveland Show, Politically Incorrect, Swing Vote, Surviving Picasso, Freshmen, + more
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    Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and World War II veteran but is best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. A self-made ...more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Publisher, Businessperson, Journalist, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: History of the World, Part I, Hop, Miss March, The Girls Next Door, + more
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    William Oliver Stone is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and military veteran. Stone came to public prominence between the mid-1980s and the early 1990s for writing and directing a series of films about the Vietnam War, in which he had participated as an infantry soldier. Many of ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Platoon, Scarface, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Conan the Barbarian, + more
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    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
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    Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1929-1994)
    • Birthplace: Southampton, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor
    • Credits: A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy
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    Christopher Nolan
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    Christopher Jonathan James Nolan is a British American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has created several of the most critically and commercially successful films of the early 21st century. His nine films have grossed over $4.2 billion worldwide and garnered a total of 26 Oscar ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Editor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film Director
    • Credits: The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Inception, Man of Steel, + more
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    Alexa Chung
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    Alexa Chung is a British television presenter, model and contributing editor at British Vogue.more

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    • Age: age 32
    • Birthplace: Privett, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Editor, Model, Presenter
    • Credits: Popworld, Gok's Fashion Fix, Get a Grip, Get A Grip, It's On with Alexa Chung, + more
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    Stan Lee is an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, media producer, television host, actor, and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics. In collaboration with several artists, most notably Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, he co-created Spider-Man, the Hulk, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, ...more

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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Comic book creator, Editor, Television Show Host, Publisher, Business executive, + more
    • Credits: The Avengers, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man 2, + more
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    Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan, known professionally as Piers Morgan, is a British journalist and television personality currently working in the United States as the US editor-at-large for Mail Online. Morgan is the editorial director of First News, a national newspaper for children published in the UK. He ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Guildford, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Editor, Journalist, Presenter, TV Personality
    • Credits: Flight, America's Got Talent, The Apprentice, Britain's Got Talent, Piers Morgan Live, + more
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    Tom Green
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    Michael Thomas "Tom" Green is a Canadian actor, rapper, writer, comedian, producer, director, talk show host, and media personality. Best known for his unique brand of comedy, Green found mainstream prominence via his MTV television show The Tom Green Show. Green is also known for his roles in such ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Pembroke, Canada
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Rapper, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Road Trip, Charlie's Angels, Freddy Got Fingered, The Apprentice, Superstar, + more
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    Tucker Carlson
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    Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson is an American political news correspondent and conservative pundit for the Fox News Channel. He is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller and formerly co-hosted CNN's Crossfire and MSNBC's Tucker.more

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    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Writer
    • Credits: Dancing with the Stars, Fox & Friends, Swing Vote, Crossfire, Tucker, + more
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    Kelly Killoren Bensimon
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    Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American former model, author, socialite and former editor of Elle Accessories. She has appeared on the Bravo television series The Real Housewives of New York City from seasons 2 to season 4.more

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    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Rockford, Illinois, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Socialite, Entrepreneur, Model, Author, + more
    • Credits: The Real Housewives of New York City
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    Crispin Glover
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    Crispin Hellion Glover is an American film actor, director, screenwriter, recording artist, publisher, and author. Glover is known for portraying eccentric people on screen such as George McFly in Back to the Future, Layne in River's Edge, unfriendly recluse Rubin Farr in Rubin and Ed, Andy Warhol in ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Publisher, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Music artist, + more
    • Credits: Back to the Future, Alice in Wonderland, Back to the Future Part II, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Hot Tub Time Machine, + more
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    Brian Williams
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    Brian Douglas Williams is an American journalist best known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine months after taking the position in December 2004, Williams anchored NBC coverage from New Orleans of Hurricane ...more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Firefighter, Journalist, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: Dateline NBC, NBC Nightly News, Rock Center with Brian Williams, The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special in 3-D on Ice, MSNBC Live, + more
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    Andrew Breitbart
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    Andrew James Breitbart was an American conservative publisher, commentator for The Washington Times, author, and occasional guest commentator on various news programs, who served as an editor for the Drudge Report website. He was a researcher for Arianna Huffington, during which time he played a central ...more

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    • Age: Died at 43 (1969-2012)
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Commentator, Publisher, Journalist, Entrepreneur, + more
    • Credits: Michael Moore Hates America
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    Leon Trotsky
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    Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. He joined the Bolsheviks immediately prior to the 1917 October ...more

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    • Age: Died at 61 (1879-1940)
    • Birthplace: Kirovohrad, Ukraine
    • Profession: Statesman, Editor, Politician
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    Dan Rather
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    Daniel Irvin "Dan" Rather, Jr. is an American journalist and the former news anchor for the CBS Evening News. He is now managing editor and anchor of the television news magazine Dan Rather Reports on the cable channel AXS TV. Rather was anchor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years, from March 9, 1981, ...more

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    • Age: age 84
    • Birthplace: Wharton, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Charlie Wilson's War, 48 Hours, 30 for 30, CBS Evening News, The War You Don't See, + more
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    Anna Wintour
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    Anna Wintour, OBE is the English editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. In 2013, she became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses, Wintour has become an important figure in much of the fashion ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Journalist
    • Credits: The September Issue
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    W.E.B. Du Bois
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    William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After graduating from Harvard, where he was the first ...more

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    • Age: Died at 95 (1868-1963)
    • Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Editor, Journalist, Historian, Professor, Writer, + more
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