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Famous People Named Carolyn

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If your name is Carolyn, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Carolyn, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Carolyn can you think of? The famous Carolyns below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Carolyn, athletes named Carolyn, and even political figures named Carolyn. The music industry is no stranger to the name Carolyn, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Carolyn are worth mentioning? This list includes Carol Vorderman, Carol Burnett, Carol Alt and Carol Channing. To read more about these notable people named Carolyn, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
  • Carol Vorderman

    BirthplaceEngland, Bedford

    Carol Jean Vorderman, MBE (born 24 December 1960) is a British media personality, best known... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Burnett

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer and... more on Wikipedia

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    #28 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#149 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History

  • Carol Alt

    Carol Alt

    Age: 59

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Flushing

    Carol Ann Alt (born December 1, 1960) is an American model and actress.
  • Carol Channing

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019) was an American actress, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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    #11 of 53 The Best Living Actresses Over 80#2 of 53 The Greatest Female Broadway Stars

  • Carol Kane

    Carol Kane

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    Carolyn Laurie Kane (born June 18, 1952) is an American actress and comedian. She became known... more on Wikipedia

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    #197 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#42 of 112 The Funniest Jewish Comedians And Actors

  • Carol Smillie

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Carol Patricia Smillie (born 23 December 1961) is a Scottish television presenter, actress,... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Lynley

    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

    Carol Lynley (born Carole Ann Jones; February 13, 1942, Manhattan, New York) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Carolyn Gusoff

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Carolyn Gusoff (born February 15, 1963) is an American television news reporter and author. ... more on Wikipedia
  • Carolyn Jones

    Carolyn Jones

    Dec. at 53 (1930-1983)

    BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas, United States of America

    Carolyn Sue Jones (April 28, 1930 – August 3, 1983) was an American actress of television and... more on Wikipedia

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    #588 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#273 of 278 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

  • Carol Meyrowitz
    Carol M. Meyrowitz is the Executive Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Executive... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Reed

    Carol Reed

    Dec. at 70 (1906-1976)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Sir Carol Reed (30 December 1906 – 25 April 1976) was an English film director best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    #77 of 743 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#70 of 139 The Greatest Auteurs in Film History

  • Carol Leifer

    BirthplaceUSA, New York, East Williston

    Carol Leifer ( LEE-fər; born July 27, 1956) is an American comedian, writer, producer and... more on Wikipedia

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    #10 of 19 The Best Female Stand Up Comedians of the '80s#25 of 32 The Funniest Lesbian Comedians of All Time

  • Carolyn Hennesy

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Carolyn Lee Hennesy (born June 10, 1962) is an American soap opera actress, author, and animal... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Ann Duffy

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Dame Carol Ann Duffy (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is a... more on Wikipedia

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    #66 of 369 The Greatest Poets of All Time#67 of 81 The Best Female Poets of All Time

  • Carol Bartz

    BirthplaceWinona, Minnesota

    Carol Ann Bartz (born August 28, 1948) is an American business executive, former president and... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Wayne

    Carol Wayne

    Dec. at 43 (1942-1985)

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Carol Marie Wayne (September 6, 1942 – January 13, 1985) was an American television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Cleveland

    BirthplaceEast Sheen

    Carol Cleveland (born 13 January 1942) is a British-American actress and comedian, most... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Castro

    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Carolina Osório de Castro (born March 10, 1984) is a Brazilian actress. Carol Castro appeared... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Grow

    Carol Grow

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

    Carol Ann Hovenkamp-Grow (born May 23, 1971 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former beauty... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Shields

    Carol Shields

    Dec. at 68 (1935-2003)

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois

    Carol Ann Shields, (June 2, 1935 – July 16, 2003) was an American-born Canadian novelist and... more on Wikipedia

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    #511 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#173 of 233 The Best Female Authors of All Time

  • Carol Lawrence

    BirthplaceMelrose Park, USA, Illinois

    Carol Lawrence (born Carolina Maria Laraia; September 5, 1932) is an American actress, who has... more on Wikipedia

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  • Carol Morris

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, USA

    Carol Ann Laverne Morris (born April 8, 1936) is an American actress, model and beauty queen... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Decker

    Carol Decker

    Age: 63

    BirthplaceHuyton, United Kingdom

    Carol Ann Decker (born 10 September 1957) is an English musician and lead vocalist for the... more on Wikipedia


    #266 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#430 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

  • Carol Costello

    BirthplaceMinerva, Ohio, United States of America

    Carol Costello (born October 11, 1961) is an American television commentator and former host... more on Wikipedia
  • Carol Hawkins

    BirthplaceBarnet, United Kingdom

    Carol Hawkins (born 31 January 1949 in Barnet, Hertfordshire) is an English actress. She... more on Wikipedia