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Who knew there were so many famous people named Clarence in the world? Our list of celebrities named Clarence includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Clarences below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Clarence, actors named Clarence, and much more. Clarence Seedorf, Clarence Thomas, and Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown are only a few of the well-known people named Clarence on this list.
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Clarence Seedorf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Footballer
Clarence Clyde Seedorf is a Dutch former footballer and former manager of A.C. Milan regarded by many as one of the best midfielders of his generation. Seedorf is one of the most decorated Dutch ...more

Clarence Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Judge, Lawyer
Clarence Thomas is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court. Thomas grew up in ...more

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Musician, Actor
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was an American musician from Louisiana and Texas. He is best known for his work as a blues musician, but embraced other styles of music, having "spent ...more

Clarence Clemons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Musician, Actor, Athlete
Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr., also known as The Big Man, was an American musician and actor. He was reported to be 6'5" tall. From 1972 until his death, he was a prominent member of ...more

Clarence Weatherspoon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Basketball player
Clarence Weatherspoon, Sr. is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA born in Crawford, Mississippi. After a college career at the University of Southern Mississippi, ...more

Clarence White is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Clarence White, was an American bluegrass and country guitarist and singer. He is best known as a member of the bluegrass ensemble the Kentucky Colonels and the rock band The Byrds, as well as ...more

Clarence Darrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Politician, Lawyer
Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for ...more

Clarence Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Clarence George Carter is an American blues and soul singer, musician, songwriter and record producer. His most successful records included "Slip Away", "Back Door Santa",

Clarence Williams III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Actor
Clarence Williams III is an American actor who is perhaps best known for his role as "Linc Hayes" on the iconic "hippie" cop show The Mod Squad. He is a stage, film and ...more

Clarence Birdseye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Inventor, Scientist, Engineer
Clarence Frank Birdseye II was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist, and is considered to be the founder of the modern frozen food industry.

Clarence Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
American football player
Clarence Eugene Davis is a former American football running back who played with the National Football League's Oakland Raiders from 1971 to 1978.

Clarence Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Film Producer, Film Editor, Actor
Clarence Leon Brown was an American film director.

Clarence Wijewardena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Record producer, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter
Clarence Wijewardena was one of the most respected Sri Lankan musicians in Sinhala music,who pioneered the use of electric guitar in Sinhala music. He is said to have revolutionized Sri Lankan ...more

Clarence Hansell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Inventor, Engineer
Clarence Weston Hansell was an American research engineer who pioneered investigation into the biological effects of ionized air. He was granted over 300 US patents, including, in the 1930s, a ...more

Clarence King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Art critic, Geologist, Mountaineer
Clarence Rivers King was an American geologist, mountaineer, and author. He served as the first director of the United States Geological Survey from 1879 to 1881. King was noted for his ...more

Clarence Verdin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
American football player
Clarence Verdin is a former American football wide receiver who played for nine seasons in the National Football League from 1986 to 1994, six of those with the Indianapolis Colts. During his ...more

Clarence Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Pianist
Clarence William was a film score composer, screenwriter, and a film director.

Clarence Saunders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Inventor
Clarence Saunders was an American grocer who first developed the modern retail sales model of self service. His ideas have had a massive influence on the development of the modern supermarket. ...more

Clarence Zener is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Physicist
Clarence Melvin Zener was the American physicist who first described the property concerning the breakdown of electrical insulators. These findings were later exploited by Bell Labs in the ...more

Clarence Muse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Screenwriter
Clarence Muse was an actor, screenwriter, director, composer, and lawyer. He was inducted in the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1973. Muse was the first African American to "star" in ...more

Clarence John Laughlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Photographer
Clarence John Laughlin was an American photographer best known for his surrealist photographs of the U.S. South. Laughlin was born into a middle-class family in Lake Charles, Louisiana. His ...more

Clarence Ashley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Guitarist, Musician, Singer
Clarence "Tom" Ashley was an American musician and singer, who played the clawhammer banjo and the guitar. He began performing at medicine shows in the Southern Appalachian region as ...more

Clarence W. Blount is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Politician
Clarence W. Blount was an American politician who was the first African American to be the majority leader of the Maryland State Senate.

Clarence Pinkston is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Swimmer
Clarence Elmer "Bud" Pinkston was an American diver. Born in Wichita, Kansas, he attended San Diego High where he won a Gymnastics title at age 15. He is the first San Diegan to win an ...more

Clarence Gilyard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Clarence
Author, Actor
Clarence Alfred Gilyard, Jr. is an American actor and a current college professor who has been featured in movies and television since 1980. He is sometimes credited as Clarence A. Gilyard. He ...more