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List of famous people born in 1947, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1947 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 1947. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1947, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1947 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

List ranges from David Bowie to Arnold Schwarzenegger and more.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1947
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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Schwarzenegger ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Thal, Austria

Profession: Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson, Politician, Investor, + more

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#2 on The All-Time Greatest Action Stars

#52 on Celebrities Whose Lives You Want

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#2 on The Best Political Nicknames

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David Bowie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1947
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David Bowie is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, and actor. He is also a painter and collector of fine art. Bowie has been a major figure in the world of popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Film Score Composer, Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, + more

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#9 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#4 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#57 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#9 on The Best Singers of All Time

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Stephen King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1947
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Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, supernatural fiction, suspense, science fiction, and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, many of which have been adapted into feature films, miniseries, television shows, and comic books. King has published 54 ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America

Profession: Columnist, Television producer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

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#21 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#28 on The Best Writers of All Time

#43 on The Best Science-Fiction Authors

#2 on The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

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Cheryl Tiegs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1947
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Cheryl Rae Tiegs is an American model, actress, designer, author, and entrepreneur. Frequently described as the first American supermodel, Tiegs is best known for her multiple appearances on the covers of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and TIME and for her 1978 "Pink Bikini" poster, which ...more

Age: 69

Birthplace: Breckenridge, Minnesota, United States of America

Profession: Pin-up girl, Model, Supermodel, Actor

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#36 on Celebrities You Don't Want to See Get Older

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