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

List ranges from Bill Cosby to Marshall McLuhan, plus much more.

From reputable, prominent, and well known educators to the lesser known educators of today, these are some of the best professionals in the educator field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous educators ever?" and "What are the names of famous educators?" then you're in the right place. (984 items)
Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Educators
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William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's ...more

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Age: 78

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer Musician, + more

Credits: The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night, The Electric Company

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Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich is an American politician, historian, author and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. ...more

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Age: 72

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Educator, Historian Film Producer, + more

Credits: The O'Reilly Factor, An Inconsistent Truth, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, Hold at All Costs: The Story of the Battle of Outpost Harry

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Charlie Korsmo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Charles Randolph "Charlie" Korsmo is an American former child actor turned lawyer. ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Fargo, North Dakota, United States of America

Profession: Educator, Actor, Political Activist, Lawyer

Credits: Hook, Dick Tracy, Can't Hardly Wait, What About Bob?

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Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Will.i.am is a winner of the 2013 Honorary Clio Award. ...more

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Age: 40

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Businessperson, Songwriter Musician, + more

Credits: The Great Gatsby, Rio, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Freedom Writers

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Nina Hartley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Nina Hartley is an American pornographic actress, pornographic film director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author. ...more

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Age: 56

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

Profession: Pornographic actor, Nurse, Educator, Film Producer Author, + more

Credits: Boogie Nights, Blue Cabaret, Who's Nailin' Paylin?, Love Shack The Grafenberg Spot, + more

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Booker T. Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Booker Taliaferro Washington was an African-American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community. Washington was of the last generation of black American leaders born into ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1856-1915)

Birthplace: Hale's Ford, Virginia, United States of America

Profession: Educator, Author, Writer

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Educators
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William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy and for his many ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Profession: Comedian, Educator, Screenwriter, Scientist Actor, + more

Credits: Bill Nye the Science Guy, An Honest Liar, Ellen's Energy Adventure, StarTalk

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Robby Benson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Educators
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Robby Benson is an American film and television actor, television director, educator and singer. ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Educator, Screenwriter, Actor Voice acting, + more

Credits: Friends, Beauty and the Beast, Sabrina^! the Teenage Witch, Wait Until Dark Dharma & Greg, + more

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