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Who Is The Most Famous Buddy In The World?

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List RulesVote up all of the Buds and Buddys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Buddy or Bud can you think of? The famous Buddys and Buds below have many different professions, including notable actors named Buddy, famous athletes named Bud, and even musicians named Buddy.

Buddy Holly is certainly one of the most famous Buddys on this list. One of the singer-songwriters named Buddy, his hits include “That'll Be the Day,” “Peggy Sue,” and “Everyday.” He died in a plane crash, along with Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson, on Feb. 3, 1959.

Another of the famous people with the first name Bud is Bud Abbott. He was a member of the comedy duo Abbott and Costello. He appeared in several films including Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein and Jack and the Beanstalk.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Buddy or Bud? Just add them to the list!

  • Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly

    Dec. at 23 (1936-1959)

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas, USA

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  • Buddy Guy

    Buddy Guy

    Age: 84

    BirthplaceLettsworth, Louisiana, United States of America

    George "Buddy" Guy (born July 30, 1936) is an American blues guitarist and singer. He is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bud Abbott

    Bud Abbott

    Dec. at 79 (1895-1974)

    BirthplaceAsbury Park, New Jersey, USA

    William Alexander "Bud" Abbott (October 2, 1897 – April 24, 1974) was an American actor, best... more on Wikipedia

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  • Buddy Rich

    Buddy Rich

    Dec. at 70 (1917-1987)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Buddy Hackett

    Buddy Hackett

    Age: Died at 79 (1924-2003)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Buddy Hackett (born Leonard Hacker; August 31, 1924 – June 30, 2003) was an American comedian... more on Wikipedia

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  • Buddy Ebsen

    Buddy Ebsen

    Dec. at 95 (1908-2003)

    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois, United States of America

    Buddy Ebsen, (born April 2, 1908 – July 6, 2003; also known as Frank "Buddy" Ebsen) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Buddy Miles

    Buddy Miles

    Dec. at 61 (1947-2008)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    George Allen "Buddy" Miles Jr. (September 5, 1947 – February 26, 2008), was an American rock... more on Wikipedia


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  • Bud Wilkinson

    Bud Wilkinson

    Dec. at 78 (1916-1994)

    BirthplaceMinneapolis, Minnesota

    Charles Burnham "Bud" Wilkinson (April 23, 1916 – February 9, 1994) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud Spencer

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, Italy, Southern Europe, Province of Naples

    Carlo Pedersoli (October 31, 1929 – June 27, 2016), known professionally as Bud Spencer, was... more on Wikipedia
  • Buddy Bell

    Buddy Bell

    Age: 69

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    David Gus Bell (born August 27, 1951) is an American former third baseman and manager in Major... more on Wikipedia

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  • Buddy Ryan

    Buddy Ryan

    Age: 89

    BirthplaceFrederick, Oklahoma

    James David "Buddy" Ryan (February 17, 1934 – June 28, 2016) was an American football coach in... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud Grant

    Bud Grant

    Age: 93

    BirthplaceSuperior, Wisconsin

    Harry Peter "Bud" Grant Jr. (born May 20, 1927) is a former head coach and player of American... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud Harrelson

    BirthplaceFremont, California

    Derrel McKinley "Bud" Harrelson (born June 6, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Buddy Myer

    Buddy Myer

    Dec. at 70 (1904-1974)

    BirthplaceEllisville, Mississippi

    Charles Solomon "Buddy" Myer (March 16, 1904 – October 31, 1974) was an American second... more on Wikipedia
  • Buddy Rose

    Buddy Rose

    Dec. at 57 (1952-2009)
    Paul Robert Perschmann (November 27, 1952 – April 28, 2009) was an American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud Black

    Bud Black

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Harry Ralston "Bud" Black (born June 30, 1957) is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud Freeman

    Bud Freeman

    Dec. at 85 (1906-1991)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Bud Day

    Bud Day

    Dec. at 88 (1925-2013)

    BirthplaceSioux City, Iowa

    George Everette "Bud" Day (24 February 1925 – 27 July 2013) was a United States Air Force... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud Cort

    Bud Cort

    Age: 72

    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York, United States of America

    Walter Edward Cox, known professionally as Bud Cort, is an American actor and comedian, known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Buddy Roberts

    Buddy Roberts

    Dec. at 67 (1945-2012)

    BirthplaceVancouver, Canada

    Dale Hey (June 16, 1947 – November 26, 2012) was an American professional wrestler, better... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud McFadin

    Bud McFadin

    Dec. at 78 (1928-2006)

    BirthplaceRankin, Texas

    Lewis Pate "Bud" McFadin (August 21, 1928 – February 13, 2006) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Buddy Rogers

    Buddy Rogers

    Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)
    Herman Gustav Rohde Jr. (February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bud Adams

    Bud Adams

    Dec. at 90 (1923-2013)

    BirthplaceBartlesville, Oklahoma

    Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. (January 3, 1923 – October 21, 2013) was the owner of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Buddy Baker

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Elzie Wylie "Buddy" Baker Jr. (January 25, 1941 – August 10, 2015) was an American NASCAR... more on Wikipedia
  • Bud Selig

    Bud Selig

    Age: 86

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Allan Huber "Bud" Selig (; born July 30, 1934) is an American baseball executive who currently... more on Wikipedia