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Who Is The Most Famous Cliff In The World?

Updated December 2, 2020 599 votes 28 voters 13.7k views71 items

List RulesVote up all of the Cliffs you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Cliff can you think of? The famous Cliffs and Cliffords below have many different professions, including notable actors named Cliff, famous athletes named Cliff, and even musicians named Clifford.

Cliff Burton is certainly one of the most famous Cliffs on this list. One of the famous rock stars named Cliff, he played bass in Metallica from 1982-1986. He died in a tragic bus accident while the band was touring in Sweden.

Another of the famous people with the first name Cliff is Cliff Robinson. He played basketball in the NBA for 18 seasons. He spent time on the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors and other teams.

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

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    Cliff Burton

    1962-02-10

    BirthplaceCastro Valley, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and...  more

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    #5 of 186 The All-Time Best Rock Bassists#376 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

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    Cliff Arquette

    1905-12-27

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clifford Charles Arquette (December 27, 1905 – September 23, 1974) was an American actor and...  more
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    Cliff Curtis

    1968-07-27

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    GenderMale

    Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor. His film credits...  more
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    Cliff DeYoung

    1945-02-12

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clifford Tobin DeYoung (born February 12, 1945) is an American actor and musician....  more
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    Cliff Parisi

    1960-05-24

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    GenderMale

    Cliff Parisi (born 24 May 1960) is a British actor of Italian descent, largely recognised for...  more
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    Cliff Richard

    1940-10-14

    BirthplaceLucknow, India

    GenderMale

    Sir Cliff Richard (born 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor...  more

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    The Best Cliff Richard Albums of All Time#137 of 162 1970s Christian Pop Artists

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    Cliff Williams

    1949-12-14

    BirthplaceRomford, England, London

    GenderMale

    Clifford Williams (born 14 December 1949) is an English musician who has been a member of the...  more
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    Cliff Robertson

    1923-09-09

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clifford Parker Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor...  more

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    #560 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History#74 of 114 The Worst Oscar-Winning Actors Ever

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    Cliff Robinson

    1966-12-16

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    GenderMale

    Clifford Ralph Robinson (born December 16, 1966) is an American retired professional...  more

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    #129 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings#157 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

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    Cliff Harris

    1948-11-12

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas

    GenderMale

    Clifford Allen Harris (born November 12, 1948) is a former professional American football...  more
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    Cliff Branch

    1948-08-01

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clifford Branch Jr. (August 1, 1948 – August 3, 2019) was an American professional football...  more
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    Cliff Hagan

    1931-12-09

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky

    GenderMale

    Clifford Oldham Hagan (born December 9, 1931) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    #31 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time#110 of 232 The Best White Players in NBA History

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    Cliff Martinez

    1954-02-05

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    GenderMale

    Cliff Martinez (born February 5, 1954) is an American musician and composer. Early in his...  more
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    Cliff Lee

    1978-08-30

    BirthplaceBenton, Arkansas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clifton Phifer Lee (born August 30, 1978) is an American former professional baseball...  more
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    Cliff Avril

    1986-04-08

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    GenderMale

    Clifford Samuel Avril (born April 8, 1986) is a former American football defensive end. He...  more
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    Cliff Jones

    1935-02-07

    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Clifford William Jones (born 7 February 1935) is a Welsh former football international. He...  more

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    #33 of 84 The Best Tottenham Hotspur Players of All Time#27 of 112 The Best Swansea City Players of All Time

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    Cliff Ronning

    1965-10-01

    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada

    GenderMale

    Clifford John Ronning (born October 1, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey...  more
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    Cliff Floyd

    1972-12-05

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    GenderMale

    Cornelius Clifford Floyd Jr. (born December 5, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball left...  more
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    Clifford Brown

    1930-10-30

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    GenderMale

    Clifford Benjamin Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter. He...  more

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    #4 of 176 The Greatest Trumpeters of All Time#84 of 152 The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

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    Cliff Bastin

    1912-03-14

    BirthplaceHeavitree, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Clifford Sydney Bastin (14 March 1912 – 4 December 1991) was an English footballer who played...  more
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    Cliff Compton

    1979-11-02

    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clifford Treiber (born November 2, 1979) is an American retired professional wrestler better...  more
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    Cliff Edwards

    1895-06-14

    BirthplaceHannibal, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards (June 14, 1895 – July 17, 1971), nicknamed "Ukulele Ike", was an...  more
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    Cliff Johnson

    1947-07-22

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    GenderMale

    Clifford "Heathcliff" Johnson, Jr. (born July 22, 1947) is a retired Major League Baseball...  more
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    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

    GenderMale

    Clifton Randolph Pennington (born June 15, 1984) is an American former professional baseball...  more
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    Cliff Gallup

    1930-06-17

    BirthplaceVirginia

    GenderMale

    Clifton E. "Cliff" Gallup (June 17, 1930 – October 9, 1988) was an American electric...  more