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List of famous people born in 1906, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1906 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 1906. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1906, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1906 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1906
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Clinton "Clint" Eastwood, Jr. is an American actor, film director, producer, musician, and politician. He rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Sergio Leone's Dollars trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made him an enduring cultural icon of masculinity. For his work in the Western film Unforgiven and the sports drama Million Dollar Baby, Eastwood won Academy Awards for Best Director and Producer of the Best Picture, as well as receiving nominations for Best Actor. His greatest commercial successes have been the adventure ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 87

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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John Huston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1906
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John Marcellus Huston was an American film director, screenwriter and actor. He wrote the screenplays for most of the 37 feature films he directed, many of which are today considered classics: The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Key Largo, The Asphalt Jungle, The African Queen, Moulin Rouge, The Misfits, and The Man Who Would Be King. During his 46-year career, Huston received 15 Oscar nominations, won twice, and directed both his father, Walter Huston, and daughter, Anjelica Huston, to Oscar wins in different films. Huston was known to direct with the vision of an artist, having studied and worked as a fine art painter in Paris in his early years. He continued to explore ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1906-1987)

Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States of America

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#32 on The Best-Ever Oscar Winners for Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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Billy Wilder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1906
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Billy Wilder was an Austrian-born American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, artist and journalist, whose career spanned more than 50 years and 60 films. He is regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's golden age. Wilder is one of only five people to have won Academy Awards as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film, and was the first person to accomplish this. Wilder became a screenwriter in the late 1920s while living in Berlin. After the rise of the Nazi Party, Wilder, who was Jewish, left for Paris, where he made his directorial debut. He moved to Hollywood in 1933, and in 1939 he had a hit when he co-wrote the screenplay for the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 96 (1906-2002)

Birthplace: Sucha Beskidzka, Poland

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#30 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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Joan Blondell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1906
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Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in movies and on television for five decades as Joan Blondell. After winning a beauty pageant, Blondell embarked upon a film career. Establishing herself as a sexy wisecracking blonde, she was a pre-Code staple of Warner Brothers and appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions. She was most active in films during the 1930s, and during this time she co-starred with Glenda Farrell in nine films, in which the duo portrayed gold-diggers. Blondell continued acting for the rest of her life, often in small character roles or supporting television roles. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 73 (1906-1979)

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

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