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List of famous people born in 1955, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1955 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 1955. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1955, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1955 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

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Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1955
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William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, with Paul Allen. During his career at Microsoft, Gates ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Programmer, Software Architect, Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

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Bruce Willis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1955
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Walter Bruce Willis is an American actor, producer and singer. His career began on the Off-Broadway stage and then in television in the 1980s, most notably as David Addison in Moonlighting. He is perhaps best known for his role of John McClane in the Die Hard series, which were mostly critical and ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Idar-Oberstein, West Germany

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Actor, + more

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1955
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William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical engineer, best known as the host of the Disney/PBS children's science show Bill Nye the Science Guy and for his many ...more

Age: 60

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Profession: Comedian, Educator, Screenwriter, Scientist, Actor, + more

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Billy Bob Thornton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1955
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Billy Bob Thornton is an American actor, filmmaker, and singer-songwriter. Thornton made his first break with co-writing and starring in the 1992 thriller One False Move and came to international attention after writing, directing, and starring in the independent drama Sling Blade, for which he won ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: USA, Hot Springs, Arkansas

Profession: Musician, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more

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