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List of famous people born in 1909, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1909 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 1909. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1909, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1909 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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James Mason is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1909
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James Neville Mason was an English actor. After achieving stardom in his native Great Britain, he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, starring in iconic films such as The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Bigger Than Life, Julius Caesar, Georgy Girl, The Boys from Brazil, The Verdict and Salem's Lot. He was nominated for three Academy Awards and three Golden Globes. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 75 (1909-1984)

Birthplace: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, Eurasia, United Kingdom, England

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#88 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#98 on The Best English Actors of All Time

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Elia Kazan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1909
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Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history". He was born in Istanbul, to Cappadocian Greek parents. After studying acting at Yale, he acted professionally for eight years, later joining the Group Theater in 1932, and co-founded the Actors Studio in 1947. With Robert Lewis and Cheryl Crawford, he introduced Method acting to the American stage and cinema as a new form of self-expression and psychological "realism." Kazan acted in only a few films, including City for Conquest. Kazan introduced a new generation of unknown young actors to the movie ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 94 (1909-2003)

Birthplace: Constantinople, Istanbul, Turkey

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#37 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

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Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1909
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Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian-American actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)

Birthplace: Hobart, Australia

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#84 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

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Francis Bacon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1909
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Francis Bacon was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, emotionally charged and raw imagery. His painterly abstracted figures are typically isolated in glass or steel geometrical cages, set against flat, nondescript backgrounds. Bacon took up painting in his early 20s but worked sporadically and uncertainly until his mid-30s. Unsure of his ability, he drifted as a highly complex bon vivant, closeted homosexual, gambler, interior decorator and designer of furniture, rugs and bathroom tiles. He later admitted that his artistic career was delayed because he spent too long looking for subjects that could sustain his interest. His breakthrough came with the 1944 triptych ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 83 (1909-1992)

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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#9 on The Best LGBTQ+ Painters Of All Time

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