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List of famous people born in 1927, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1927 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 1927. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1927, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1927 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Eartha Kitt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1927
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Eartha Mae Kitt was an American actress, singer, cabaret star, dancer, stand-up comedienne, activist and voice artist, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est Si Bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby", which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world". Kitt began her career in 1943 with the Katherine Dunham Company and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including "Uska Dara" and "I Want to be Evil". Her other notable recordings include the UK Top 10 hit "Under the Bridges of Paris", "Just an ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1927-2008)

Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, North

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George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1927
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George Campbell Scott was an American stage and film actor, director, and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of General George S. Patton in the film Patton, as General Buck Turgidson in Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, and as Ebenezer Scrooge in Clive Donner's 1984 film A Christmas Carol. He was the first actor to refuse the Academy Award for Best Actor, having warned the Academy beforehand that he would refuse it on philosophical grounds. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 72 (1927-1999)

Birthplace: Wise, Virginia, United States of America

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Cesar Chavez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1927
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Cesar Chavez was an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist, who, with Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association. A Mexican American, Chavez became the best known Latino American civil rights activist, and was strongly promoted by the American labor movement, which was eager to enroll Hispanic members. His public-relations approach to unionism and aggressive but nonviolent tactics made the farm workers' struggle a moral cause with nationwide support. By the late 1970s, his tactics had forced growers to recognize the UFW as the bargaining agent for 50,000 field workers in California and Florida. However, by the mid-1980s membership in the UFW had ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 66 (1927-1993)

Birthplace: Yuma, Arizona, United States of America

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Coretta Scott King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1927
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Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, and civil rights leader. Coretta Scott King helped lead the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. King was an active advocate for African-American equality. King met Martin Luther King, Jr. while in college and their participation escalated until they became central to the movement. In her early life Coretta was an accomplished singer and often incorporated music into her civil rights work. King played a prominent role in the years after her husband's 1968 assassination when she took on the leadership of the struggle for racial equality herself and became active in the Women's Movement and the LGBT rights movement. King ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 79 (1927-2006)

Birthplace: Heiberger, Alabama, United States of America

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