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List of famous people born in 1926, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1926 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 1926. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1926, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1926 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Fidel Castro is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1926
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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976, and President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist-Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration the Republic of Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society. Internationally, Castro was the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1979 to 1983 and from 2006 to 2008. Born in Birán as the son of a wealthy farmer, Castro adopted leftist anti-imperialist ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 91

Birthplace: Birán, Cuba

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Cloris Leachman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1926
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Cloris Leachman is an American actress of stage, film, and television. She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards and one Daytime Emmy Award. She co-starred in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. As Miss Chicago, Leachman competed in the 20th Miss America pageant and placed in the Top 16 in 1946. Leachman's longest running role was the nosy, self-centered and manipulative landlady Phyllis Lindstrom on the 1970s TV series Mary Tyler Moore, and later on the spinoff series, Phyllis. She also appeared in three Mel Brooks films, including Young Frankenstein. She had a regular role in the last two seasons of The Facts of Life, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 91

Birthplace: USA, Des Moines, Iowa

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#16 on The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

#11 on The Best Living Actresses Over 80

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Don Rickles is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1926
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Donald Jay "Don" Rickles is an American stand-up comedian and actor. A frequent guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, he has acted in comedic and dramatic roles, but is widely known as an insult comic. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 91

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

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#62 on The Funniest People of All Time

#67 on The Best Short Actors

#16 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#6 on The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

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Elizabeth II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1926
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Elizabeth II is the Queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Upon her accession on 6 February 1952, Elizabeth became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon. Her coronation the following year was the first to be televised. From 1956 to 1992, the number of her realms varied as territories gained independence and some realms became republics. Today, in addition to the first four of the aforementioned countries, Elizabeth is Queen of Jamaica, Barbados, the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 91

Birthplace: Mayfair, London, London, England

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#2 on The Most Powerful Women Of All Time

#1 on Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

#52 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

#17 on The Most Influential Women Of 2018

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