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List of famous people born in 1904, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1904 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 1904. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1904, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1904 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1904
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Cary Grant was an English stage and Hollywood film actor who became an American citizen in 1942. Known for his transatlantic accent, debonair demeanor and "dashing good looks", Grant is considered one of classic Hollywood's definitive leading men. Grant was named the second Greatest Male Star of All Time by the American Film Institute. He was known for comedic and dramatic roles; his best-known films include Bringing Up Baby, The Philadelphia Story, His Girl Friday, Arsenic and Old Lace, Notorious, An Affair to Remember, North by Northwest, and Charade. He was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Actor and five times for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. In 1970, he was ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 82 (1904-1986)

Birthplace: Horfield, United Kingdom

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1904
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Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone. Geisel published 46 children's books, often characterized by imaginative characters, rhyme, and frequent use of anapestic meter. His most-celebrated books include the bestselling Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, Fox in Socks, The King's Stilts, Hop on Pop, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 87 (1904-1991)

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

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Joan Crawford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1904
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Joan Crawford was an American film and television actress who started as a dancer and stage chorine. Beginning her career as a dancer in traveling theatrical companies before debuting as a chorine on Broadway, Crawford signed a motion picture contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1925. In the 1930s, Crawford's fame rivaled, and later outlasted, MGM colleagues Norma Shearer and Greta Garbo. Crawford often played hardworking young women who find romance and success. These stories were well received by Depression-era audiences and were popular with women. Crawford became one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars and one of the highest paid women in the United States, but her films began ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 73 (1904-1977)

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

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#36 on The Best Actresses in Film History

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#25 on The Greatest Female Villains

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Greer Garson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1904
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Eileen Evelyn Greer Garson Fogelson, CBE, was a English-American actress who was very popular during World War II, being listed by the Motion Picture Herald as one of America's top ten box office draws from 1942 to 1946. As one of MGM's major stars during the 1940s, Garson received seven Academy Award nominations, including a record five consecutive nominations, winning the Best Actress award for Mrs. Miniver. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 92 (1904-1996)

Birthplace: Manor Park, London, United Kingdom

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