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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 began weight training at the age of 15. He won the Mr. Universe title at age 20 and went on to win the Mr. Olympia contest seven times. Schwarzenegger has remained a prominent presence in bodybuilding and has written many books and articles on the sport. Schwarzenegger gained worldwide fame as a Hollywood action film icon. Schwarzenegger's breakthrough film was the sword-and-sorcery epic Conan ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Europe, Thal, Austria, Central Europe, Styria

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#18 on The Most Trustworthy Politicians

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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 the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the intellectual depth and eclecticism of his work. Aside from his musical abilities, he is recognised for his androgynous beauty, which was an iconic element to his image, particularly in the 1970s and 1980s. Bowie first caught the eye and ear of the public in July 1969 when his song "Space Oddity" reached the top five of the UK ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 71

Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

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#4 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#11 on The Best Singers of All Time

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

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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 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman and six non-fiction books. He has written nearly 200 short stories, most of which have been collected in book collections. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine. King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, and British Fantasy Society Awards. His novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee. In ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America

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#10 on The Best Fantasy Authors

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#26 on The Best Novelists of All Time

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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 became an iconic image of 1970s pop culture. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 70

Birthplace: Breckenridge, Minnesota, United States of America

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