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List of famous people born in 1903, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1903 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 1903. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1903, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1903 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Bob Hope is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1903
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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope, KBE, KC*SG, KSS, was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career spanning nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in over 70 films and shorts, including a series of "Road" movies co-starring Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour. In addition to hosting the Academy Awards fourteen times, he appeared in many stage productions and television roles and was the author of fourteen books. The song "Thanks For the Memory" is widely regarded as Hope's signature tune. Celebrated for his long career performing United Service Organizations shows to entertain active service American military personnel—he made 57 tours for the USO ...more

Age: Died at 100 (1903-2003)

Birthplace: Eltham, London, United Kingdom

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George Orwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1903
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Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 21 January 1950), better known by his psuedonymGeorge Orwell, was an English author. His work is marked by a profound conscientiousness of social injustice, an intense dislike of totalitarianism, and a passion for clarity in language.His two most popular works are 1984 and Animal Farm. ...more

Age: Died at 47 (1903-1950)

Birthplace: Motihari, India

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Bing Crosby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1903
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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby, Jr. was an American singer and actor. Crosby's trademark warm bass-baritone voice made him one of the best-selling recording artists of the 20th century, with over half a billion records in circulation. A multimedia star, from 1934 to 1954 Crosby was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture grosses. His early career coincided with technical recording innovations such as the microphone. This allowed him to develop a laid-back, intimate singing style that influenced many of the popular male singers who followed him, including Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. Yank magazine recognized Crosby as the person who had done the most for ...more

Age: Died at 74 (1903-1977)

Birthplace: Tacoma, Washington, United States of America

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#57 on The Best Singers of All Time

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#58 on The Best Actors to Ever Win Best Actor in a Leading Role

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Jeanette MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1903
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Jeanette Anna MacDonald was an American singer and actress best remembered for her musical films of the 1930s with Maurice Chevalier and Nelson Eddy. During the 1930s and 1940s she starred in 29 feature films, four nominated for Best Picture Oscars, and recorded extensively, earning three gold records. She later appeared in opera, concerts, radio, and television. MacDonald was one of the most influential sopranos of the 20th century, introducing opera to movie-going audiences and inspiring a generation of singers. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1903-1965)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#50 on The Greatest Opera Singers of All Time

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