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Who Is The Most Famous Cliff In The World?

Updated December 2, 2020 586 votes 24 voters 13.1k 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 Arquette1
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    Cliff Arquette

    1905-12-27

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, United States of America

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

    1962-02-10

    BirthplaceCastro Valley, California, United States of America

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

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  • Cliff Curtis3
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    Cliff Curtis

    1968-07-27

    BirthplaceRotorua, New Zealand

    Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor. His film credits... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff DeYoung4
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    Cliff DeYoung

    1945-02-12

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Clifford Tobin DeYoung (born February 12, 1945) is an American actor and musician.
  • Cliff Parisi5
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    Cliff Parisi

    1960-05-24

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Cliff Parisi (born 24 May 1960) is a British actor of Italian descent, largely recognised for... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Richard6
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    Cliff Richard

    1940-10-14

    BirthplaceLucknow, India

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

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

  • Cliff Williams7
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    Cliff Williams

    1949-12-14

    BirthplaceRomford, London, United Kingdom

    Clifford Williams (born 14 December 1949) is an English musician who has been a member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Robertson8
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    Cliff Robertson

    1923-09-09

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

    Clifford Parker Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Harris9
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    Cliff Harris

    1948-11-12

    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas

    Clifford Allen Harris (born November 12, 1948) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Robinson10
    14

    Cliff Robinson

    1966-12-16

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

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

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  • Cliff Martinez11
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    Cliff Martinez

    1954-02-05

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Cliff Martinez (born February 5, 1954) is an American musician and composer. Early in his... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Branch12
    11

    Cliff Branch

    1948-08-01

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

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

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    #283 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#18 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Cliff Lee13
    15

    Cliff Lee

    1978-08-30

    BirthplaceBenton, Arkansas, United States of America

    Clifton Phifer Lee (born August 30, 1978) is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Hagan14
    8

    Cliff Hagan

    1931-12-09

    BirthplaceOwensboro, Kentucky

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

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    #435 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#123 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • Cliff Jones15
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    Cliff Jones

    1935-02-07

    BirthplaceSwansea, United Kingdom

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

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  • Cliff Ronning16
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    Cliff Ronning

    1965-10-01

    BirthplaceBurnaby, Canada

    Clifford John Ronning (born October 1, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Avril17
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    Cliff Avril

    1986-04-08

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Clifford Samuel Avril (born April 8, 1986) is a former American football defensive end. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Floyd18
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    Cliff Floyd

    1972-12-05

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Cornelius Clifford Floyd Jr. (born December 5, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball left... more on Wikipedia
  • Clifford Brown19
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    Clifford Brown

    1930-10-30

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

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

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  • Cliff Bastin20
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    Cliff Bastin

    1912-03-14

    BirthplaceHeavitree, United Kingdom

    Clifford Sydney Bastin (14 March 1912 – 4 December 1991) was an English footballer who played... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Compton21
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    Cliff Compton

    1979-11-02

    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    Clifford Treiber (born November 2, 1979) is an American retired professional wrestler better... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Edwards22
    8

    Cliff Edwards

    1895-06-14

    BirthplaceHannibal, Missouri, United States of America

    Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards (June 14, 1895 – July 17, 1971), nicknamed "Ukulele Ike", was an... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Johnson23
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    Cliff Johnson

    1947-07-22

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Clifford "Heathcliff" Johnson, Jr. (born July 22, 1947) is a retired Major League Baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Cliff Pennington24
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    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

    Clifton Randolph Pennington (born June 15, 1984) is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Clifford Grey25
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    Clifford Grey

    1887-01-05

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Clifford Grey (5 January 1887 – 25 September 1941) was an English songwriter, librettist and... more on Wikipedia