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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)
Charles Hardin Holley, known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician and singer-songwriter, often considered one of the main figures of the rock and roll genre in the mid-1950s. Born in ...more

Buddy Guy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 82
George "Buddy" Guy is an American Chicago blues and electric blues guitarist and singer. He is an exponent of the Chicago blues and has influenced blues guitarists Jimi Hendrix, Eric ...more

Buddy Rogers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Died at 71 (1921-1992)
Herman Gustav Rohde Jr., better known by the ring name "The Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler and one of the biggest wrestling stars in the beginning of ...more

Bud Abbott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 79 (1895-1974)
William Alexander "Bud" Abbott was an American actor, producer and comedian. He is best remembered as the straight man of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, with Lou Costello.

Bud Spencer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 89
Bud Spencer is an Italian actor, filmmaker and a former professional swimmer. He is known for past roles in action-comedy films together with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. Growing ...more

Buddy Rich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 70 (1917-1987)
Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, groove,

Buddy Hackett is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Died at 79 (1924-2003)
Buddy Hackett was an American comedian and actor. His best remembered roles include Marcellus Washburn in The Music Man, Benjy Benjamin in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Tennessee Steinmetz in ...more

Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 67
David Gus "Buddy" Bell is a former third baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. After an 18-year career with four teams, most notably the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, he ...more

Buddy Ebsen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 95 (1908-2003)
Christian Ludolf Ebsen, Jr., known as Buddy Ebsen, was an American character actor and dancer. A performer for seven decades, he had starring roles as Jed Clampett in the long-running CBS ...more

Buddy Miles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 61 (1947-2008)
George Allen Miles, Jr., known professionally as Buddy Miles, was an American rock and funk drummer, vocalist, composer, and producer. He was a founding member of The Electric Flag, a member of ...more

Buddy Ryan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 88
James David "Buddy" Ryan is a former American football defensive coordinator and head coach.

Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 91
Harry Peter "Bud" Grant, Jr. is a former American football and Canadian football head coach. Grant served as the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League for ...more

Bud Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 74
Derrel McKinley "Bud" Harrelson is a former Major League Baseball shortstop who played for the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Texas Rangers from 1965 to 1980. After retiring, ...more

Buddy Myer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 70 (1904-1974)
Charles Solomon "Buddy" Myer was an American second baseman in Major League Baseball from 1925 to 1941. An excellent hitter, he batted .300 or better eight times, and retired with a ...more

Bud Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)
Charles Burnham "Bud" Wilkinson was an American football player, coach, broadcaster, and politician. He served as the head football coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1947 to ...more

Buddy Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)
Paul R. Perschmann was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, "Playboy" Buddy Rose.

Bud Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 61
Harry Ralston "Bud" Black is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher and current manager of the San Diego Padres.

Bud Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 85 (1906-1991)
Lawrence "Bud" Freeman was an American jazz musician, bandleader, and composer, known mainly for playing the tenor saxophone, but also able at the clarinet. He had a smooth and full ...more

Bud Day is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)
George Everett "Bud" Day was a United States Air Force colonel and pilot including five years and seven months as a POW in North Vietnam. Day was a recipient of the Medal of Honor and ...more

Bud Cort is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 70
Bud Cort is an American film and stage actor, comedian, writer, director and voice artist widely known for his portrayals of Harold in Hal Ashby's 1971 film Harold and Maude and the eponymous ...more

Buddy Roberts is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 67 (1945-2012)
Dale Hey was a professional wrestler, better known under his ring name, Buddy Roberts. Roberts was best known for his work in tag teams during the 1970s and 1980s, particularly as one-third of ...more

Bud McFadin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)
Lewis Pate "Bud" McFadin was an American football player. He played college football at the University of Texas and was a unanimous selection at the guard position on the 1950 College ...more

Buddy Bear Maurice Oliver 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)
Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. was the owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. He was instrumental in the founding and establishment of the former ...more

Buddy Baker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Buddy & Bud
age 78
Elzie Wylie Baker, Jr., nicknamed "Leadfoot" or more commonly Buddy, is a former American NASCAR racecar driver.