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Famous People Named Clarence

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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.
  • Clarence Seedorf


    BirthplaceParamaribo, Suriname

    Clarence Clyde Seedorf (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈklɛrəns ˈseːdɔrf] (listen); born 1 April 1976)...  more

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    #256 of 1,310 The Best Soccer Players of All Time#278 of 1,427 The Best Athletes Of All Time

  • Clarence Thomas

    Clarence Thomas

    Judge, Lawyer


    BirthplacePin Point, Georgia, United States of America

    Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American judge, lawyer, and government official who...  more

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    #97 of 432 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History#519 of 660 The Scariest Threats to the United States

  • Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

    AgeDec. at 81 (1924-2005)

    BirthplaceVinton, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (April 18, 1924 – September 10, 2005) was an American musician from...  more

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    #260 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#44 of 225 The Best Blues Artists of All Time

  • Clarence Clemons

    Clarence Clemons

    Musician, Actor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1942-2011)

    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia

    Clarence Anicholas Clemons Jr. (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011), also known as The Big Man,...  more

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    #119 of 193 Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely#321 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?

  • Clarence Weatherspoon

    Clarence Weatherspoon

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceCrawford, Mississippi

    Clarence Weatherspoon, Sr. (born September 8, 1970) is a former American professional...  more
  • Clarence White

    Clarence White

    Guitarist, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 29 (1944-1973)

    BirthplaceLewiston, Maine, United States of America

    Clarence White (born Clarence Joseph LeBlanc; June 7, 1944 – July 15, 1973), was an American...  more

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    #93 of 180 The Best Country Rock Bands and Artists#34 of 58 The Best Musical Artists From Maine

  • Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1857-1938)

    BirthplaceKinsman Township, Ohio

    Clarence Seward Darrow (; April 18, 1857 – March 13, 1938) was an American lawyer who became...  more

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  • Clarence Carter

    Clarence Carter

    Record producer, Musician


    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Clarence George Carter (born January 14, 1936) is an American blues and soul singer,...  more
  • Clarence Williams III


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Clarence Williams III (born August 21, 1939) is an American actor. He played the character...  more
  • Clarence Birdseye

    Clarence Birdseye

    Inventor, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 70 (1886-1956)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Clarence Frank Birdseye II (December 9, 1886 – October 7, 1956) was an American inventor,...  more
  • Clarence Davis

    Clarence Davis

    American football player


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Clarence Eugene Davis (born June 28, 1949) is a former American football running back who...  more
  • Clarence Brown

    Film Producer, Film Editor

    AgeDec. at 97 (1890-1987)

    BirthplaceClinton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Clarence Leon Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) was an American film director....  more
  • Clarence Wijewardena

    Clarence Wijewardena

    Record producer, Guitarist

    AgeDec. at 53 (1943-1996)

    BirthplaceHaputale, Sri Lanka

    Vithana Kuruppu Arachchilage Clarence Arthur Somasinghe Wijewardena (3 August 1943 – 13...  more
  • Clarence Hansell

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 69 (1898-1967)


    Clarence Weston Hansell (January 20, 1898 – c. 1967) was an American research engineer who...  more
  • Clarence King

    Clarence King

    Art critic, Geologist

    AgeDec. at 59 (1842-1901)

    BirthplaceNewport, Rhode Island

    Clarence Rivers King (January 6, 1842 – December 24, 1901) was an American geologist,...  more
  • Clarence Verdin

    Clarence Verdin

    American football player


    BirthplaceHouma, Louisiana

    Clarence Verdin (born June 14, 1963) is a former American football wide receiver and kick...  more
  • Clarence Williams

    Clarence Williams

    Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist

    AgeDec. at 72 (1893-1965)

    BirthplacePlaquemine, Louisiana, United States of America

    Clarence Williams (October 6, 1898 or October 8, 1893 – November 6, 1965) was an American jazz...  more
  • Clarence Saunders

    AgeDec. at 72 (1881-1953)


    Clarence Saunders (9 Aug. 1881 – 14 Oct. 1953) was an American grocer who first developed the...  more
  • AgeDec. at 88 (1905-1993)

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Clarence Melvin Zener (December 1, 1905 – July 2, 1993) was the American physicist who first...  more
  • Clarence Muse

    Clarence Muse

    Film Score Composer, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 90 (1889-1979)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, USA, Maryland

    Clarence Muse (October 14, 1889 – October 13, 1979) was an actor, screenwriter, director,...  more
  • AgeDec. at 80 (1905-1985)

    BirthplaceLake Charles, Louisiana

    Clarence John Laughlin (1905 – 2 January 1985) was an American photographer best known for his...  more
  • Clarence Ashley

    Clarence Ashley

    Guitarist, Musician

    AgeDec. at 72 (1895-1967)

    BirthplaceBristol, Tennessee

    Clarence "Tom" Ashley (September 29, 1895 – June 2, 1967) was an American musician and singer,...  more
  • Clarence W. Blount

    AgeDec. at 82 (1921-2003)

    BirthplaceNorth Carolina, United States of America

    Clarence W. Blount (1921 – 2003) was an American politician who was the first African American...  more
  • AgeDec. at 61 (1900-1961)

    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas

    Clarence Elmer "Bud" Pinkston (February 1, 1900 – November 18, 1961) was an American diver....  more
  • Clarence Gilyard

    Clarence Gilyard

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceMoses Lake, Washington, United States of America

    Clarence Alfred Gilyard Jr. (born December 24, 1955) is an American actor, college professor,...  more