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List of famous people born in 1901, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1901 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 1901. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1901, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1901 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Clark Gable is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1901
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Clark Gable was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable began his career as a stage actor and appeared as an extra in silent films between 1924 and 1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for MGM in 1931. The next ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1901-1960)

Birthplace: Cadiz, Ohio, United States of America

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Louis Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1901
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Louis Armstrong, nicknamed Satchmo or Pops, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and an influential figure in jazz music. Coming to prominence in the 1920s as an "inventive" trumpet and cornet player, Armstrong was a foundational influence in jazz, shifting the focus of the music from collective ...more

Age: Died at 70 (1901-1971)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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#70 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#61 on The Best Singers of All Time

#55 on The Greatest Male Pop Singers of All Time

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Gary Cooper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1901
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Gary Cooper was an American film actor known for his natural, authentic, and understated acting style and screen performances. His career spanned thirty-six years, from 1925 to 1961, and included leading roles in eighty-four feature films. He was a major movie star from the end of the silent film ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1901-1961)

Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States of America

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Hirohito is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1901
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Emperor Shōwa was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order, reigning from December 25, 1926, until his death on January 7, 1989. Although better known outside of Japan by his personal name Hirohito, in Japan, he is now referred to primarily by his posthumous name Emperor Shōwa. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1901-1989)

Birthplace: Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo, Japan

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