Famous People Born in 1893

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List of famous people born in 1893, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1893 is loosely ordered by popularity, so the most well-known people are at the top. All sorts of men and women are featured on this list, including actors, singers, musicians and athletes born in 1893. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1893, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1893 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Mao Zedong is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1893
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Mao Zedong, also transliterated as Mao Tse-tung and commonly referred to as Chairman Mao, was a Chinese Communist revolutionary and the founding father of the People's Republic of China, which he governed as Chairman of the Communist Party of China from its establishment in 1949. His Marxist-Leninist theories, military strategies and political policies are collectively known as Marxism-Leninism-Maoism or Mao Zedong Thought. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1893-1976)

Birthplace: Shaoshan, China

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Mae West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1893
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Mary Jane "Mae" West was an American actress, singer, playwright, and screenwriter whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress, and writer in the motion picture industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named West 15th among the greatest female stars of all time. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems, including censorship. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1893-1980)

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

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John Waters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1893
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John Samuel Waters Jr. is an American film director, screenwriter, actor, stand-up comedian, journalist, visual artist, and art collector, who rose to fame in the early 1970s for his transgressive cult films. Waters's 1970s and early '80s films feature his regular troupe of actors known as the Dreamlanders—among them Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Edith Massey. Starting with Desperate Living, Waters began casting real-life convicted and controversial people. Waters dabbled in mainstream filmmaking with Hairspray, which introduced Ricki Lake and earned a modest gross of $8 million domestically. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 72

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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Hermann Göring is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1893
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Hermann Wilhelm Göring was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party. A veteran of World War I as an ace fighter pilot, he was a recipient of the coveted Pour le Mérite, also known as the "Blue Max". He was the last commander of Jagdgeschwader 1, the fighter wing once led by Manfred von Richthofen, dubbed the "Red Baron". A member of the NSDAP from its earliest days, Göring was wounded in 1923 during the failed coup known as the Beer Hall Putsch. He became addicted to morphine after being treated with the drug for his injuries. After helping Adolf Hitler take power in 1933, he became the second-most powerful man in Germany. He founded the Gestapo in 1933, and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 53 (1893-1946)

Birthplace: Rosenheim, Germany

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