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List of famous people born in 1897, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1897 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 1897. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1897, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1897 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Amelia Earhart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1897
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Amelia Mary Earhart was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was ...more

Birthplace: Atchison, Kansas, United States of America

Profession: Pilot, Writer

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Joseph Goebbels is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1897
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Paul Joseph Goebbels was a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. As one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates and most devoted followers, he was known for his zealous orations and deep and virulent antisemitism, which led to his strongly supporting the ...more

Age: Died at 48 (1897-1945)

Birthplace: Rheydt, Germany

Profession: Politician, Screenwriter, Author

Credits: Triumph of the Will, Life Goes On, Victory of the Faith, N├╝rnberg und seine Lehre

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Frank Capra is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1897
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Frank Russell Capra was an Italian-born American film director, producer and writer who became the creative force behind some of the major award-winning films of the 1930s and 1940s. His rags-to-riches story has led film historians such as Ian Freer to consider him the "American dream ...more

Age: Died at 94 (1897-1991)

Birthplace: Bisacquino, Italy

Profession: Waiting staff, Salesman, Chemical engineer, Soldier, Film Producer, + more

Credits: It's a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It Happened One Night, Arsenic and Old Lace

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Moe Howard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1897
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Moses Harry Horwitz, known professionally as Moe Howard, was an American actor and comedian best known as the de facto leader of The Three Stooges, a group that originally started out as Ted Healy and his stooges, an act that toured the vaudeville circuit, the farce comedy team who starred in motion ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1897-1975)

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

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Three Stooges, + more

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