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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.

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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 nicknamed The Mother of All Contemporary Pop Divas or Queen of The Divas . Among those are two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, a Special Tony Award, an American Film Institute award, a Kennedy Center Honors award, a Peabody Award, and eleven Golden Globes. She is among only 17 entertainers who have won an Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

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

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#20 on The Best Singers of All Time

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#73 on The Best Actresses to Ever Win Oscars for Best Actress

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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 as a singer with the pop singles "O Dio Mio," "Tall Paul" and "Pineapple Princess", as well as establishing herself as a film actress, popularizing the successful "Beach Party" genre alongside co-star Frankie Avalon during the mid-1960s. In 1992, Funicello announced that she had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She died of complications from the disease on April 8, 2013. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1942-2013)

Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States of America

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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 her signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", " A Natural Woman" and "Think". These hits and more helped her to gain the title The Queen of Soul by the end of the 1960s decade. Franklin eventually recorded a total of 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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#18 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#2 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#6 on The Best Singers of All Time

#33 on Which Bands Or Musicians Do You Most Want To See Before They (Or You) Kick The Bucket?

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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 to pursue a career as a folk singer in The Humblebums and subsequently as a soloist. In the early 1970s, he made the transition from folk-singer with a comedic persona to fully-fledged comedian. Connolly is also an actor and has appeared in such films as Water; Indecent Proposal; Muppet Treasure Island; Mrs. Brown; The Boondock Saints; The Man Who Sued God; The Last Samurai; Timeline; Lemony ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: Anderston, Scotland

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