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TRENDING List of Famous Talk Show Hosts

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

Items include everything from Magic Johnson to Glenn Beck.

From reputable, prominent, and well known talk show hosts to the lesser known talk show hosts of today, these are some of the best professionals in the talk show host field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous talk show hosts ever?" and "What are the names of famous talk show hosts?" then you're in the right place. (303 items)
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer Actor, + more

Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Tyra Lynne Banks is an American television personality, former talk show host, producer, author, actress, and former model. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria's Secret as one of their original Angels. ...more

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Age: 43

Birthplace: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: The Tyra Banks Show, Tropic Thunder, America's Next Top Model, Mr. Woodcock

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Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Rush Limbaugh was born in January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Married three times and currently divorced, Rush Limbaugh doesnt have children. Hes a radio and talk show host that has a nationally-syndicated talk show called The Rush Limbaugh Show, hes also written two bestsellers books: ...more

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Age: 66

Birthplace: USA, Missouri, Cape Girardeau

Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Author, Radio personality Actor

Credits: Forget Paris, Sunday NFL Countdown, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The 1/2 Hour News Hour The Pat Sajak Show, + more

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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians. Rivers came to ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1933-2014)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Actor, + more

Credits: Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Glenn Lee Beck is an American television personality and radio host, conservative political commentator, author, television network producer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He hosts the Glenn Beck Radio Program, a popular nationally syndicated talk-radio show that airs throughout the United States on ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Everett, USA, Washington

Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist Film Producer, + more

Credits: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strange Brew, National Treasure: Book of Secrets

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Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Ellen Lee DeGeneres is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She was the star in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998, and has hosted her syndicated talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show since 2003. Her stand up career started in the early 1980s, culminating in a ...more

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Age: 59

Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Television presenter, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter, + more

Credits: Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Oscars, Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now, The 79th Annual Academy Awards

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Howard Stern is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Howard Allan Stern is an American radio and television personality, producer, author, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his radio show, which was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2005. Stern has been exclusive to Sirius XM Radio since 2006. Stern wished to pursue a radio career since ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Jackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Talk show host, Television producer, Actor, Radio personality Author, + more

Credits: Howard Stern on Demand, Private Parts, America's Got Talent, Howard Stern's Butt Bongo Fiesta

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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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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: 55

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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