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List of famous people born in 1898, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1898 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 1898. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1898, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1898 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

Examples of celebs on this list include Irene Dunne and C. S. Lewis.

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George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1898
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George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue and An American in Paris as well as the opera Porgy and ...more

Age: Died at 39 (1898-1937)

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

Profession: Songwriter, Pianist, Composer

Also Ranked

#83 on The Greatest Rock Songwriters of All Time

#39 on The Greatest Organists in Rock and Jazz History

#42 on The Greatest Pianists of All Time

#67 on The Greatest Jazz Pianists of All Time

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C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1898
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Clive Staples Lewis, commonly known as C. S. Lewis, was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he held academic positions at both Oxford University, 1925–54, and Cambridge ...more

Age: Died at 65 (1898-1963)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer, Broadcaster, Philosopher

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#24 on The Best Writers of All Time

#69 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#3 on The Best Fantasy Authors

#38 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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Federico García Lorca is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1898
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Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1898-1936)

Birthplace: Fuente Vaqueros, Spain

Profession: Theatre Director, Painter, Poet, Pianist, Writer, + more

Also Ranked

#52 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#30 on The Best Gay Authors

#18 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

#59 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Irene Dunne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1898
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Irene Dunne was an American film actress and singer of the 1930s, 1940s and early 1950s. Dunne was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performances in Cimarron, Theodora Goes Wild, The Awful Truth, Love Affair and I Remember Mama. She was named to the International ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1898-1990)

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Singer

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#94 on The Best Actresses Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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