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List of famous people born in 1942, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1942 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 1942. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1942, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1942 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

This list has everything from Paul McCartney to Jimi Hendrix.

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Barbra Streisand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1942
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Barbra Joan Streisand is an American singer, songwrighter, actress, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer, and activist. During a career spanning six decades, she has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment, winning numerous awards,which has led to her being ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: New York City, USA, Williamsburg, New York

Profession: Television director, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more

Also Ranked

#4 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#19 on The Best Singers of All Time

#79 on The Greatest American Actresses of All Time

#1 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Annette Funicello is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1942
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Annette Joanne Funicello was an American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular "Mouseketeers" on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful career ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1942-2013)

Birthplace: USA, New York, Utica

Profession: Actor, Singer

Also Ranked

#90 on The Greatest Former Child Stars

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1942
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Aretha Louise Franklin is an American singer and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L. Franklin's church as a child. In 1960, at the age of 18, Franklin embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records only achieving modest success. Following ...more

Age: 75

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Profession: Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, + more

Also Ranked

#16 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#6 on The Best Singers of All Time

#43 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1942
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William "Billy" Connolly, CBE is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. He is sometimes known, especially in his native Scotland, by the nickname "The Big Yin". His first trade, in the early 1960s, was as a welder in the Glasgow shipyards, but he gave it up towards the end of the decade ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Anderston, Scotland

Profession: Film Score Composer, Boilermaker, Soldier, Comedian, Musician, + more

Also Ranked

#65 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

#13 on The Best Living Scottish Actors

#4 on The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

#12 on The Best Scottish Actors of All Time

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