40s Famous People Born in 1940

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List of famous people born in 1940, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1940 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 1940. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1940, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1940 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

List celebs include John Lennon, Al Pacino and many more.

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Alfredo James "Al" Pacino is an American actor and filmmaker. He is well known for playing mobsters, especially Michael Corleone in The Godfather films and Tony Montana in Scarface, and often appeared on the other side of the law—as a police officer, a detective and a lawyer. Pacino won the Academy ...more

Age: 76

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

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Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of ...more

Age: 77

Birthplace: Ryan, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Bruce Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, Hong Kong action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do. Lee was the son of Cantonese opera star Lee Hoi-Chuen. He is widely considered by commentators, critics, media and other martial artists ...more

Age: Died at 33 (1940-1973)

Birthplace: Chinatown, California, United States of America

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Alex Trebek is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1940
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George Alexander "Alex" Trebek is a Canadian American television personality. He has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984, and has also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration and To ...more

Age: 76

Birthplace: Greater Sudbury, Canada

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