Famous People Born in 1956

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List of famous people born in 1956, with photos when available. This list of celebrities born in 1956 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 1956. Various bits of information are available for these prominent people whose birth year is 1956, such as what schools they went to and where they were born. If you're looking for a particular famous person born in 1956 you can type their name into the "search" bar and it will take you right to them.

Examples include Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson.

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Carrie Fisher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Born in 1956
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Carrie Frances Fisher (October 21, 1956 – December 27, 2016) was an American actress, novelist, screenwriter, and performance artist. She was best known for her portrayal of Princess Leia. She was also known for her bestselling novel Postcards from the Edge and screenplay for the film of the same name, as well as her autobiographical one-woman play and the nonfiction book Wishful Drinking on which it was based. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

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Bill Maher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Born in 1956
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William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American political satirist, writer, producer, political commentator, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. Before his role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect, originally on Comedy Central and later on ABC. Maher is known for his sarcastic attitude, political satire and sociopolitical commentary ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 63

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

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Bo Derek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Born in 1956
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Bo Derek is an American film and television actress, movie producer, and model perhaps best known for her role in the 1979 film 10. The film also launched a bestselling poster for Derek in a swimsuit, and subsequently she became one of the most popular symbols in the 1980s. Her later films were not well-received, either critically or at the box office. She makes occasional film, television and documentary appearances. Early in her career she used the name Kathleen Collins. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: Long Beach, California, USA

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Dana Delany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Born in 1956
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Dana Welles Delany is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist. Delany has been active in show business since the late 1970s. Following small roles early in her career, Delany garnered her first leading role in 1987 in the short-lived NBC sitcom Sweet Surrender and achieved wider fame in 1988–1991 as Colleen McMurphy on the ABC television show China Beach, for which she won two Emmy Awards. She received further recognition for her performances in the films Light Sleeper, Tombstone, Exit to Eden, The Margaret Sanger Story, Fly Away Home, True Women and Wide Awake. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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