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List of famous people born in 1937, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1937 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 1937. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1937, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1937 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

List is made up of many different celebs, including Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1937
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William Henry Cosby Jr. (; born July 12, 1937) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, musician, author, and convicted sex offender. He held an active career for over six decades before being convicted and imprisoned for sex offenses in 2018. Cosby began his career as a stand-up comic at the hungry i in San Francisco during the 1960s. He then landed a starring role in the television show I Spy, followed by his own sitcom The Bill Cosby Show, which ran for two seasons from 1969 to 1971. In 1972, using the Fat Albert character developed during his stand-up routines, Cosby created, produced, and hosted the animated comedy television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids which ran until 1985, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Anthony Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1937
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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. Hopkins has also won three BAFTAs, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008, he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Margam, United Kingdom

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Dustin Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1937
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Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hoffman has been called one of the greatest actors of all time. He is known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and emotionally vulnerable characters. He is the recipient of numerous accolades including two Academy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award), four BAFTAs, three Drama Desk Awards and, two Emmy Awards. Hoffman received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1999 and the Kennedy Center Honors Award in 2012. Hoffman first drew critical praise for starring in the play Eh?, for which he won a Theatre World Award and a Drama Desk Award. His breakthrough film role was as ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1937
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Colin Luther Powell (; born April 5, 1937) is an American politician and retired four-star general in the United States Army. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander of the U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Persian Gulf War. Powell was the first, and so far the only, Jamaican American to serve on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, the first black person to serve in that position.Powell was born in New York City in 1937 and was raised ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

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

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