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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Buddy there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Buddy to show that Buddys have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Buddys on this list might go by Bud, so this list also includes famous people named Bud. From actors named Buddy to athletes named Bud, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Buddy. This list includes well-known Buds like legendary '50s rock star Buddy Holly, blues musician Buddy Guy, and classic American wrestler Buddy Rogers.
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Buddy Holly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 23 (1936-1959)

Birthplace: Lubbock, Texas, United States of America

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter who was a central and pioneering figure of ...more

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Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 82

Birthplace: Lettsworth, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana, + more

George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of Chicago blues and has influenced eminent guitarists including Eric Clapton, Jimi ...more

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Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)
Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler. One of the biggest professional wrestling stars in ...more

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Bud Abbott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 79 (1895-1974)

Birthplace: Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States of America

William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, best known for his film comedy double act, as straight man to Lou Costello. Groucho Marx ...more

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Bud Spencer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 89

Birthplace: Borgo Santa Lucia

Carlo Pedersoli (October 31, 1929 – June 27, 2016), known professionally as Bud Spencer, was an Italian actor, professional swimmer and water polo player. He was known for action-comedy and ...more

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Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 70 (1917-1987)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time and was known ...more

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Buddy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 79 (1924-2003)

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

Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker; August 31, 1924 – June 30, 2003) was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man (1962); Benjy ...more

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Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 67

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

David Gus Bell (born August 27, 1951) is an American former third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) currently serving as vice president and senior advisor to the general manager ...more
Buddy Ebsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 95 (1908-2003)

Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois, United States of America

Buddy Ebsen, (born April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003; also known as Frank "Buddy" Ebsen) was an American actor and dancer whose career spanned seven decades. His most famous role was as Jed ...more

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#1,218 of 2,004 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History #47 of 542 The Best TV Actors of All Time #195 of 432 Famous Tall Men Over 6'2

Buddy Miles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Buddy Miles Dec. at 61 (1947-2008)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA

George Allen "Buddy" Miles Jr. (September 5, 1947 – February 26, 2008), was an American rock drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of the Electric Flag ...more

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Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Buddy Ryan Age: 88

Birthplace: Frederick, Oklahoma

James David "Buddy" Ryan (February 17, 1934 – June 28, 2016) was an American football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and American Football League (AFL). During his ...more
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 91

Birthplace: Superior, Wisconsin

Harry Peter "Bud" Grant Jr. (born May 20, 1927) is a former head coach and player of American football, Canadian football, and a former basketball player in the NBA. Grant served as ...more
Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 74

Birthplace: Fremont, California

Derrel McKinley "Bud" Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. He is a coach and part-owner for the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of ...more
Buddy Myer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 70 (1904-1974)

Birthplace: Ellisville, Mississippi

Charles Solomon "Buddy" Myer (March 16, 1904 – October 31, 1974) was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball from 1925 to 1941. An excellent hitter, he batted .300 or ...more
Bud Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Charles Burnham "Bud" Wilkinson (April 23, 1916 – February 9, 1994) was an American football player, coach, broadcaster, and politician. He served as the head football coach at the ...more

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Buddy Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)
Paul Robert Perschmann (November 27, 1952 – April 28, 2009) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, "Playboy" Buddy Rose. He wrestled primarily for the ...more
Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 61

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America

Harry Ralston "Bud" Black (born June 30, 1957) is an American former professional baseball player, coach, and current manager of the Colorado Rockies. He played in Major League ...more
Bud Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 85 (1906-1991)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

For other people with a similar name see Lawrence Friedman (disambiguation)Lawrence "Bud" Freeman (April 13, 1906 – March 15, 1991) was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and ...more

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Bud Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa

George Everette "Bud" Day (24 February 1925 – 27 July 2013) was a United States Air Force officer, aviator, and veteran of World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. He was also a ...more
Bud Cort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 70

Birthplace: USA, New York, New Rochelle

Walter Edward Cox, known professionally as Bud Cort, is an American actor and comedian, known for his portrayals of Harold in Hal Ashby's film Harold and Maude (1971) and the eponymous hero in ...more
Buddy Roberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 67 (1945-2012)

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Dale Hey (June 16, 1947 – November 26, 2012) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Buddy Roberts. Primarily a tag team wrestler, Roberts is known for his ...more
Bud McFadin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

Birthplace: Rankin, Texas

Lewis Pate "Bud" McFadin (August 21, 1928 – February 13, 2006) was an American football player. He played college football at the University of Texas and was a unanimous selection at ...more
Buddy Bear Maurice Olive... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 8
Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver is the son of Jamie Oliver.
Bud Adams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)

Birthplace: Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. (January 3, 1923 – October 21, 2013) was the owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. He was instrumental in the founding ...more

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Buddy Baker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Age: 78

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina

Elzie Wylie "Buddy" Baker Jr. (January 25, 1941 – August 10, 2015) was an American NASCAR driver and sports commentator. He won the 1980 Daytona 500.