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List of famous people born in 1939, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1939 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 1939. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1939, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1939 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Dean Corll is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1939
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Dean Arnold Corll was an American serial killer who abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered a minimum of 28 boys in a series of killings spanning from 1970 to 1973 in Houston, Texas. The crimes, which became known as the Houston Mass Murders, came to light only after Henley fatally shot Corll. Corll was also known as the Candy Man and the Pied Piper, because he and his family had owned and operated a candy factory in Houston Heights, and he had been known to give free candy to local children. At the time of their discovery, the Houston Mass Murders were considered the worst example of serial murder in American history. ...more

Age: Died at 34 (1939-1973)

Birthplace: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States of America

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Francis Ford Coppola is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1939
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Francis Ford Coppola is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. He was part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking. In 1970, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as co-writer, with Edmund H. North, of Patton. His directorial prominence was cemented with the release in 1972 of The Godfather, a film which revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, earning praise from both critics and the public before winning three Academy Awards—including his second Oscar, Best Picture, and his first nomination for Best Director. He followed with The Godfather Part II in 1974, which became the first sequel to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Highly regarded by ...more

Age: 79

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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#5 on The Greatest Directors in Movie History

#2 on The Worst Oscar Snubs of All Time

#3 on The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked

#11 on The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

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Dick Vitale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1939
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Richard John "Dick" Vitale, also known as "Dickie V", is an American basketball sportscaster. A former head coach in the college and professional ranks, he is well known as a college basketball broadcaster. He is known for catchphrases such as "baby" and "diaper dandy", as well as enthusiastic and colorful remarks he makes during games, and has authored nine books and appeared in several movies. ...more

Age: 78

Birthplace: Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

Also Ranked

#12 on The Best Pistons Coaches of All Time, Ranked

#38 on The Best Sports Personalities on ESPN

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Clive James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1939
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Clive James AO CBE is an Australian-British author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism. He has lived and worked in the United Kingdom since 1962. ...more

Age: 78

Birthplace: Kogarah, Australia

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#34 on History's Greatest Essayists

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