Famous People Born in 1916

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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. He had also been nominated for an Oscar for the same category for The Keys of the Kingdom, The Yearling, Gentleman's Agreement and Twelve O'Clock High. Other notable films he appeared in include Spellbound, The Paradine Case, Roman Holiday, Moby Dick, The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear, How the West Was Won, The Omen and The Boys from Brazil. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 87 (1916-2003)

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

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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 in the Smokey and the Bandit series. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 71 (1916-1987)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bushwick

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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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 90 (1916-2006)

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

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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, mainly as hostess of a series of variety programs for Chevrolet. After failing singing auditions for the bands of Benny Goodman and both Jimmy Dorsey and his brother Tommy Dorsey, Shore struck out on her own to become the first singer of her era to achieve huge solo success. She had a string of 80 charted popular hits, lasting from 1940 into the late 1950s, and after appearing in a handful of films ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)

Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States of America

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