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List of famous people born in 1916, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1916 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 1916. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1916, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1916 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

Celebs include everything from Kirk Douglas to Gregory Peck.

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1916
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Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird earned him the Academy Award for Best Actor. He had ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1916-2003)

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Actor

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#16 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#24 on The Best Actors in Film History

#64 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#42 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

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Jackie Gleason is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1916
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John Herbert “Jackie” Gleason was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama The Hustler and Buford T. Justice ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1916-1987)

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

Profession: Film Score Composer, Stunt Performer, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, + more

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#60 on The Funniest People of All Time

#36 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

#63 on The Most Original Comedians

#23 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Emmy (for Acting)

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Glenn Ford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1916
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Glenn Ford was a Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that lasted over 50 years. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances. ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1916-2006)

Birthplace: Sainte-Christine-d'Auvergne, Quebec, Canada

Profession: Actor

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#23 on The Greatest Western Movie Stars

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Dinah Shore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1916
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Dinah Shore was an American singer, actress, television personality, and the top-charting female vocalist of the 1940s. She reached the height of her popularity as a recording artist during the Big Band era of the 1940s and 1950s, but achieved even greater success a decade later, in television, ...more

Age: Died at 78 (1916-1994)

Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Singer, Presenter, TV Personality

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