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List of famous people born in 1945, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1945 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 1945. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1945, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1945 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

Celebs here include everything from Eric Clapton to Neil Young.

If you're trying to answer the question, "Which celebrities were born in 1945?" then this list should be a perfect resource for you.
Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1945
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Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC. From 2002 to 2013, he hosted a syndicated NBC News–produced panel ...more

Age: 71

Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Author, Actor, + more

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1945
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Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley OM was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. The ...more

Age: Died at 36 (1945-1981)

Birthplace: Nine Mile, Jamaica, Jamaica

Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician, Singer

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

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Bette Midler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1945
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Bette Midler, also known by her informal stage name The Divine Miss M, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, comedian, and film producer. In a career spanning almost half a century, Midler has been nominated for two Academy Awards, and won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, three Emmy ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Comedian, Television producer, Entrepreneur, Singer-songwriter, + more

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#71 on The Best American Actresses Working Today

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Diane Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1945
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Lila Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist. Previously, Sawyer had been the former anchor of ABC News's nightly flagship program ABC World News, a co-anchor of ABC News's morning news program Good Morning America and Primetime newsmagazine. Early in her career, she was a member of U.S. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter

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