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Famous People Named Alvin

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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Alvin there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Alvin to show that Alvins have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Alvins on this list might go by Alvie, so this list also includes famous people named Alvie. From actors named Alvin to athletes named Alvin, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Alvin. This list includes well-known Alvins like "Ten Years After" front man Alvin Lee, American Hardcore actor and basketball player Alvin Robertson, and former basketball player Alvin Williams.
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  • Alvin Lee

    Dec. at 68 (1944-2013)

    BirthplaceNottingham, England

    Alvin Lee (born Graham Anthony Barnes; 19 December 1944 – 6 March 2013) was an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and lead guitarist of the blues rock...  more
  • BirthplaceBarberton, Ohio

    Alvin Cyrrale Robertson (born July 22, 1962) is an American retired basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1984 to 1993, and for one final season in 1995–96....  more
  • BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Alvin Leon Williams (born August 6, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1997 to 2007. ...  more
  • Alvin Dark

    Age: 99

    BirthplaceComanche, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Alvin Ralph Dark (January 7, 1922 – November 13, 2014), nicknamed "Blackie" and "The Swamp Fox", was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) shortstop and manager. He played fourteen years for five...  more
  • BirthplaceRiverside, California

    Alvin Glenn Davis (born September 9, 1960), nicknamed "Mr. Mariner," is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and designated hitter. He played eight of his nine seasons for the Seattle...  more
  • BirthplaceLake Wales, Florida

    Alvin Craig Harper (born July 6, 1967) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. He played college football at Tennessee, and was drafted by the Dallas...  more
  • Alvin C. York

    Dec. at 76 (1887-1964)

    BirthplacePall Mall, Tennessee

    Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964), also known as Sergeant York, was one of the most decorated United States Army soldiers of World War I. He received the Medal of Honor for...  more
  • Alvin Ailey

    Dec. at 58 (1931-1989)

    BirthplaceRogers, Texas, United States of America

    Alvin Ailey (January 5, 1931 – December 1, 1989) was an African-American dancer, director, choreographer, and activist who founded the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, one of the most successful...  more
  • BirthplaceOakland, USA, California

    Alvin Youngblood Hart (born Gregory Edward Hart, March 2, 1963 in Oakland, California, United States) is a Grammy Award-winning American musician. ...  more
  • BirthplaceQuezon City, Philippines

    Alvin Vergara Patrimonio (born November 17, 1966) is a Filipino retired professional basketball player from the Philippine Basketball Association and is the current team manager for the Purefoods...  more
  • BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York

    Alvin Francis Poussaint, M. D. is an American psychiatrist well known for his research on the effects of racism in the black community. He is a noted author, public speaker, and television...  more
  • BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alvin Epstein is a film and voice actor....  more
  • Alvin Kraenzlein

    Dec. at 51 (1876-1928)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Alvin Christian "Al" Kraenzlein (December 12, 1876 – January 6, 1928), known as "the father of the modern hurdling technique", was an American track-and-field athlete, and the first sportsman in the...  more
  • Alvin Batiste

    Dec. at 74 (1932-2007)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Alvin Batiste (November 7, 1932 – May 6, 2007) was an Avant-garde jazz clarinetist born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He taught at his own jazz institute at Southern University in Baton Rouge.His...  more
  • BirthplaceAnn Arbor, Michigan

    Alvin Carl Plantinga (born 1932) is an American analytic philosopher who works primarily in the fields of philosophy of religion, epistemology (particularly on issues involving epistemic...  more
  • BirthplaceGuyana

    Alvin Isaac Kallicharran (born 21 March 1949) is a former cricketer of Indo-Guyanese ethnicity who played Test cricket for the West Indies between 1972 and 1981. Kallicharran was born in Georgetown,...  more
  • Alvin Wistert

    Dec. at 89 (1916-2005)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Alvin Lawrence "Moose" Wistert (June 26, 1916 – October 3, 2005) was an American football player. A native of Chicago, Illinois, he played college football at the tackle position for Boston...  more
  • BirthplaceBeaufort, South Carolina, United States of America

    Alvin Brown is an American politician who is Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. The first African American elected to the position, he succeeded John Peyton on July 1, 2011. He is a member of the...  more
  • BirthplaceCanada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

    Alvin Rakoff (born February 18, 1927) is a Canadian television, stage, and film director who has spent the bulk of his career in England and directed more than 100 television plays, as well as a...  more
  • BirthplaceHavana, Cuba

    Alvin "Seeco" Patterson (born Francisco Willie, 30 December 1930, Havana, Cuba) is a percussionist. He was a member of The Wailers Band....  more
  • Alvin Powell

    Age: 61

    BirthplacePanama

    Alvin Powell is an actor....  more
  • Alvin Karpis

    Dec. at 72 (1907-1979)

    BirthplaceCanada, Montreal, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Québec, Americas

    Alvin Francis Karpis (born Albin Francis Karpavičius; August 10, 1907 – August 26, 1979), a Depression-era gangster nicknamed "Creepy" for his sinister smile and called "Ray" by his gang members, was...  more
  • Alvin Hall

    Age: 69

    BirthplaceTallahassee, Florida, United States of America

    Alvin D. Hall (born June 27, 1952) is an American financial adviser, author, and media personality. ...  more
  • Alvin Curran

    Age: 82

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    Alvin Curran (born December 13, 1938) is an American composer, performer, improviser, sound artist, and writer. He is the co-founder, with Frederic Rzewski and Richard Teitelbaum, of Musica...  more
  • BirthplaceShelby, North Carolina

    Alvin Harris Gentry (born November 5, 1954) is an American basketball coach who is head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gentry was a former college...  more
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