Famous Male Sailors

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List of famous male sailors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male sailors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being sailors. There are thousand of males working as sailors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic sailors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a sailor then the people below should give you inspiration.

List includes Frank J. Anderson, Matthew Webb and more.

While this isn't a list of all male sailors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male sailors?" and "Who are the best male sailors?"
Lenny Bruce is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Sailors
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Leonard Alfred Schneider, better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic and satirist. He was renowned for his open, free-style and critical form of comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, and vulgarity. His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon, the first in New York State history, by then-Governor George Pataki in 2003. He paved the way for future outspoken counterculture-era comedians, and his trial for obscenity is seen as a landmark for freedom of speech in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 41 (1925-1966)

Birthplace: Mineola, New York, United States of America

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Sailors
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Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural icon. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked Bogart as the greatest male star in the history of American cinema. Over his career he received three Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning one. Bogart began acting in 1921 after a hitch in the U.S. Navy in WWI and little success in various jobs in finance and the production side of the theater. Gradually he became a regular in Broadway shows in the 1920s and 1930s. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 58 (1899-1957)

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

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Fred Durst is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Sailors
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William Frederick "Fred" Durst is an American musician and film director from Jacksonville, Florida. He spent his formative years playing in a number of local bands in Jacksonville, Florida while mowing lawns and working as a tattoo artist for financial support. Durst is best known as the vocalist of the multi-platinum nu metal band Limp Bizkit, formed in 1994, with whom he has released six studio albums. Since 2006, Durst has also become known for his work in independent films. He costarred in the film Population 436, and made his directorial debut in 2007 with the film The Education of Charlie Banks. Durst directed a second film, The Longshots, in 2008. Durst has been ranked in the Top 100 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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Jesse Ventura is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Sailors
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James George Janos, better known by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, is an American former professional wrestler, color commentator, actor, author, TV host, podcaster, naval veteran, conspiracy theorist, and politician. He served as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003. Born James George Janos, Ventura served as a U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Team member during the period of Vietnam. After leaving the military, he embarked on a professional wrestling career from 1975 to 1986, taking the ring name Jesse "The Body" Ventura. He had a long tenure in the World Wrestling Federation as a performer and color commentator, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

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