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Arthur Miller was a famous playwright who was blacklisted during McCarthy's communist raid. This raid on Miller deemed unsuccessful, for Arthur put up a play on Broadway called The Crucible, which, metaphorically, mirrored his and other's blacklisting. He had also written several other hits, one of which was Death of a Salesman. He was even married to Marilyn Monroe for a time. Arthur Miller isn't the only writer on this list. Arthur Conan Doyle was the author of Sherlock Holmes. This fictional character has inspired movies and other feats in criminal fiction.

 

Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Conan Doyle Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones ...more

Arthur Miller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Miller Arthur Asher Miller was a prolific American playwright, essayist, and prominent figure in twentieth-century American theatre. Among his most popular plays are All My Sons, Death of a Salesman, ...more

Arthur Ashe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Ashe Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African ...more

Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur C. Clarke Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is perhaps most famous for ...more

Arthur Schopenhauer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Schopenhauer Arthur Schopenhauer was a German philosopher best known for his book, The World as Will and Representation, in which he claimed that our world is driven by a continually dissatisfied will, ...more

Arthur Rimbaud is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Rimbaud Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was a French poet born in Charleville, Ardennes. He influenced modern literature and arts, inspired various musicians, and prefigured surrealism. He started writing ...more

Arthur Lee is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Lee Arthur Taylor Lee was an American musician and singer, known as the frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of the Los Angeles rock band Love, best known for their critically acclaimed ...more

Arthur Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Rubinstein Arthur Rubinstein, KBE was a Polish American classical pianist. He received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers and many regard him as the ...more

Arthur Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Kennedy Arthur Kennedy was an American stage and film actor known for his versatility in supporting film roles and his ability to create "an exceptional honesty and naturalness on stage", ...more

Arthur Kane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Kane Arthur Harold Kane Jr. was a musician best known as the bass guitarist for the pioneering glam rock band the New York Dolls. Kane was a founding member of the Dolls in 1971 and remained an ...more

Arthur Shawcross is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Shawcross Arthur John Shawcross was an American serial killer, also known as the Genesee River Killer in Rochester, New York. He claimed most of his victims after being paroled early following a ...more

Arthur Darvill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Darvill Thomas Arthur Darvill, known professionally as Arthur Darvill, is an English actor and musician. He is perhaps most recognised as Rory Williams, one of the Eleventh Doctor's companions in the ...more

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG GCB GCH PC FRS, was an Anglo-Irish soldier and statesman, a native of Ireland belonging to the Protestant Ascendancy, and one of the ...more

Arthur Laurents is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Laurents Arthur Laurents was an American playwright, stage director and screenwriter. After writing scripts for radio shows after college and then training films for the U.S. Army during World War II, ...more

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Arthur Lowe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Lowe Arthur Lowe was an English actor. His career spanned over thirty years, including starring roles in numerous theatre and television productions. He is best known for playing Captain George ...more

Arthur Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Godfrey Arthur Morton Godfrey was an American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer who was sometimes introduced by his nickname, The Old Redhead. No TV personality in 1950s America enjoyed ...more

Arthur Balfour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Balfour Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour KG OM PC DL was a British Conservative politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from July 1902 to December 1905. When he came into ...more

Arthur Edward Waite is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Edward Waite Arthur Edward Waite was a British poet and scholarly mystic who wrote extensively on occult and esoteric matters, and was the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck. As his biographer R. A. ...more

Arthur Stanley Eddington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Stanley Eddington Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, OM, FRS was a British astronomer, physicist, and mathematician of the early 20th century who did his greatest work in astrophysics. He was also a philosopher of ...more

Arthur Harden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Harden Sir Arthur Harden FRS was a British biochemist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1929 with Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin for their investigations into the fermentation of ...more

Arthur Penn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Penn Arthur Hiller Penn was an American director and producer of film, television and theater. Penn directed critically acclaimed films throughout the 1960s such as the drama The Chase, the ...more

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Arthur Friedenreich is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Friedenreich Arthur Friedenreich was a Brazilian football player. Nicknamed The Tiger, he was arguably the sport's first outstanding black player.

Arthur Albiston is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Albiston Arthur Richard Albiston is a Scottish former football player.

Arthur Machen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Machen Arthur Machen was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century. He is best known for his influential supernatural, fantasy, and horror fiction. His novella "The Great God ...more

Arthur Russell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Russell Arthur Russell was an American cellist, composer, singer and musician whose work spanned the genres of classical, disco, experimental, folk and rock. Notable artists who collaborated with ...more

Arthur Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Mitchell Arthur Mitchell is an African-American dancer and choreographer who created a training school and the first African-American classical ballet company, Dance Theatre of Harlem. Among other ...more

Arthur Foote is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Foote Arthur William Foote was an American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six." The other five were George Whitefield Chadwick, Amy Beach, Edward MacDowell, John Knowles ...more

Arthur O'Connell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur O'Connell Arthur O'Connell was an American stage and film actor. He appeared in films starting in 1941 and television programs. Among his screen appearances were Picnic, Anatomy of a Murder, and as the ...more

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Arthur Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Rhodes Arthur Lee Rhodes, Jr. is a former Major League Baseball left-handed relief pitcher.

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Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup was an American Delta blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is best known outside blues circles for writing songs such as "That's All Right", ...more

Arthur Koestler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Koestler Arthur Koestler, CBE was a Hungarian-British author and journalist. Koestler was born in Budapest and, apart from his early school years, was educated in Austria. In 1931 Koestler joined the ...more

Arthur Grumiaux is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Grumiaux Arthur Grumiaux, Baron Grumiaux was a Belgian violinist who was also proficient in piano.

Arthur H. Vandenberg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur H. Vandenberg Arthur Hendrick Vandenberg was a Republican Senator from the U.S. state of Michigan who participated in the creation of the United Nations.

Arthur Harris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Arthur

Arthur Seyss-Inquart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Seyss-Inquart Arthur Seyss-Inquart was an Austrian Nazi politician who served as Chancellor of Austria for two days – from March 11 until March 13, 1938 – before the Anschluss annexation of Austria by Nazi ...more

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Arthur C. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur C. Brooks Arthur C. Brooks is an American social scientist and musician. He is the president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. Brooks is best known for his work on the ...more

Arthur Hiller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Hiller Arthur Hiller, OC is a Canadian television and film director, having directed over 33 major films during his 50-year career. He began his career directing television in Canada and later in the ...more

Arthur Abraham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Abraham Arthur Abraham is an Armenian-German professional boxer residing in Berlin. Abraham is the former IBF Middleweight Champion from 2005 to 2009, making ten successful defences of his title, the ...more

Arthur Dee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Dee Arthur Dee was a physician and alchemist. He was the eldest son of John Dee by his third wife, Jane, daughter of Bartholomew Fromond of East Cheam, Surrey, and was born at Mortlake on 13 July ...more

Arthur Middleton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Middleton Arthur Middleton, of Charleston, South Carolina, was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence. His parents were Henry Middleton and Mary Baker Williams, both of English descent. ...more

Arthur Jones is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Jones Arthur Willis Jones III is an American football defensive end for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2010 ...more

Arthur Treacher is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Treacher Arthur Veary Treacher was an English actor known for playing recognizable English stereotypes, especially butler and manservant roles, such as the P.G. Wodehouse character Jeeves. He later ...more

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Arthur Bliss is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Bliss Sir Arthur Edward Drummond Bliss, CH, KCVO was an English composer and conductor. Bliss's musical training was cut short by the First World War, in which he served with distinction in the army. ...more

Arthur Honegger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Honegger Arthur Honegger was a Swiss composer, who was born in France and lived a large part of his life in Paris. He was a member of Les Six. His most frequently performed work is probably the ...more

Arthur Blythe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Blythe Arthur Blythe is an American jazz alto saxophonist and composer. His stylistic voice has a distinct vibrato and he plays within the post-bop subgenre of jazz.

Arthur Brown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Brown Arthur Brown is an English rock musician best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances, powerful wide-ranging operatic voice and his number-one hit in the UK Singles Chart and Canada, ...more

Arthur Murray is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Murray Arthur Murray was an American dance instructor and businessman, whose name is most often associated with the dance studio chain that bears his name. His pupils included Eleanor Roosevelt, the ...more

Arthur Claude Ruge is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Claude Ruge Arthur Claude Ruge was an American mechanical engineer and inventor who developed and pioneered the modern bonded wire resistance strain gauge.

Arthur English is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur English Arthur Leslie Norman English was an English actor and comedian from the music hall tradition.

Arthur Leonard Schawlow is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Arthur
Arthur Leonard Schawlow Arthur Leonard Schawlow was an American physicist. He shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics with Nicolaas Bloembergen and Kai Siegbahn for his work on lasers.