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Who knew there were so many famous people named Amos in the world? Our list of celebrities named Amos includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Amoss below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Amos, actors named Amos, and much more. Amos Otis, Amos Lee, and Amos Alonzo Stagg are only a few of the well-known people named Amos on this list.
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Amos Otis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Amos
age 71
Amos Joseph Otis is a former center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Mets, Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates. He batted and threw right-handed.
Amos Lee is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Amos
age 41
Amos Lee is an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul. He was born in Philadelphia and graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in ...more
Amos Alonzo Stagg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 103 (1862-1965)
Amos Alonzo Stagg was an American athlete and pioneering college coach in multiple sports, primarily American football. He served as the head football coach at the International Young Men's ...more
Amos Milburn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 53 (1927-1980)
Joseph Amos Milburn, Jr. was an American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, popular during the 1940s and 1950s. He was born and died in Houston, Texas. One commentator noted, "Milburn ...more
Amos Rusie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 71 (1871-1942)
Amos Wilson Rusie, nicknamed "The Hoosier Thunderbolt", was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball during the late 19th century. He had a 10-season career in the ...more
Amos Garrett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Amos
age 77
Amos Garrett is an American-Canadian musician, performer, and author. He holds dual citizenship and was raised in Toronto and Montreal. He is best known for his guitar solo on Maria Muldaur's ...more
Amos Tversky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 59 (1937-1996)
Amos Nathan Tversky was a cognitive and mathematical psychologist, a student of cognitive science, a collaborator of Daniel Kahneman, and a figure in the discovery of systematic human cognitive ...more
Amos Bronson Alcott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 89 (1799-1888)
Amos Bronson Alcott was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways of interacting with young students, focusing on a conversational style, ...more
Amos Whitney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 88 (1832-1920)
Amos Whitney was a mechanical engineer and Connecticut inventor. Born in Biddeford, Maine, in 1860 he partnered with Francis Pratt to organize the Pratt & Whitney company to manufacture ...more
Amos Dolbear is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 73 (1837-1910)
Amos Emerson Dolbear was an American physicist and inventor. His patents interfered with Guglielmo Marconi's planned activities in the United States. Dolbear researched electrical spark ...more
Amos Foster is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 72 (1880-1952)
Amos Parker Foster was an American football and basketball player and coach in the early 1900s. He was a 1904 graduate of Dartmouth College where he lettered in both basketball and football. ...more
Amos Oz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Amos
age 79
Amos Oz is an Israeli writer, novelist, journalist and intellectual. He is also a professor of literature at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheba. Oz's work has been published in 42 languages, ...more
Amos Gitai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Amos
age 65
Amos Gitai, born 11 October 1950 in Haifa, Israel, is an Israeli auteur filmmaker. He is mainly known for making documentaries and feature films, surrounding the Middle East and Jewish-Arab ...more
Amos T. Akerman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 59 (1821-1880)
Amos Tappan Akerman served as United States Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1871. A native of New Hampshire, Akerman graduated from Dartmouth College in 1842. Upon ...more
Amos Tuck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 69 (1810-1879)
Amos Tuck was a political figure in New Hampshire and a founder of the Republican Party.
Amos Elon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Amos Elon Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)
Amos Elon was an Israeli journalist and author. Married to Beth Elon and father of filmmaker Danae Elon.
Amos Kendall is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Amos Kendall Dec. at 80 (1789-1869)
Amos Kendall was an American lawyer, journalist and politician. He rose to prominence as editor-in-chief of the Argus of Western America, an influential newspaper in Frankfort, the capital of ...more
Amos Strunk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 90 (1889-1979)
Amos Aaron Strunk was a center fielder who played in Major League Baseball from 1908 through 1924. A member of four World Series champion teams, Strunk batted and threw left-handed. He was born ...more
Amos E. Joel, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 90 (1918-2008)
Amos Edward Joel, Jr. was an American electrical engineer, known for several contributions and over seventy patents related to telecommunications switching systems.
Amos Kollek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Amos
age 68
Amos Kollek is an Israeli film director, writer and actor.
Amos Hostetter, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Amos Hostetter, Jr. age 82
Amos Barr Hostetter, Jr. is an American businessman, who was the founder, chairman, and CEO of Continental Cablevision. With an estimated current net worth of around $2.6 billion, he is ranked ...more
Amos H. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Amos H. Jackson Dec. at 78 (1846-1924)
Amos Henry Jackson was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born near Franklin, New York, Jackson moved with his parents to Gibson, New York, in 1854 and to a farm near Corning, New York, in 1862, ...more
Amos Fowler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Amos Fowler age 63
Amos Emanuel Fowler is a former American football center who played seven seasons for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League.
Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Amos
age 42
Amos Zereoué is a former American football player in the National Football League, who last played for the New England Patriots. During his college career Zereoué played for West ...more
Amos Kenan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Amos
Dec. at 82 (1927-2009)
Amos Kenan, also Amos Keinan, was an Israeli columnist, painter, sculptor, playwright and novelist.