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Have you ever realized how many famous people named Cliff there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Cliff to show that Cliffs have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Cliffs on this list might go by Clifford, so this list also includes famous people named Clifford. From actors named Cliff to athletes named Cliff, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Cliff. This list includes well-known Cliffs like American pitcher Cliff Lee, Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, and music legend Cliff Richard.
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Cliff Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 40

Birthplace: Benton, Arkansas, United States of America

Clifton Phifer Lee (born August 30, 1978) is an American former professional baseball starting pitcher. Lee played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cleveland Indians, Philadelphia ...more

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Cliff Burton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Dec. at 24 (1962-1986)

Birthplace: Castro Valley, California, United States of America

Clifford Lee Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until ...more

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Cliff Richard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 78

Birthplace: Lucknow, India

Sir Cliff Richard (born 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist. Richard has sold more than 250 million records worldwide. He has total sales of ...more

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Cliff Robinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 52

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Clifford Ralph Robinson (born December 16, 1966) is an American retired professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Selected 36th overall ...more

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Cliff Robertson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego, La Jolla

Clifford Parker Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. ...more

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Cliff Harris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 67

Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Clifford Allen Harris (born November 12, 1948) is a former professional American football safety who played for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He ...more
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Cliff Branch Age: 67

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Clifford Branch Jr. (August 1, 1948 – August 3, 2019) was an American professional football player who was a wide receiver with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders during his entire 14-year National ...more

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Cliff Floyd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 46

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Cornelius Clifford Floyd Jr. (born December 5, 1972) is a former Major League Baseball left fielder who played for 17 seasons, most notably for the Montreal Expos, Florida Marlins and New York ...more

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Cliff Curtis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 50

Birthplace: Rotorua, New Zealand

Clifford Vivian Devon Curtis (born 27 July 1968) is a New Zealand actor. His film credits include Once Were Warriors (1994), Blow (2001), Whale Rider (2002), Live Free or Die Hard (2007) and The ...more

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Cliff Hagan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 87

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky

Clifford Oldham Hagan (born December 9, 1931) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6-4 forward who excelled with the hook shot, Hagan, nicknamed "Li'l Abner", played ...more

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Cliff Ronning is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 53

Birthplace: Burnaby, Canada

Clifford John Ronning (born October 1, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward. He was selected by the St. Louis Blues in the seventh round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, 134th ...more
Cliff Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 69

Birthplace: Eurasia, Romford, United Kingdom, London, England

Clifford Williams (born 14 December 1949) is an English musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since 1977 except for a brief ...more
Cliff Avril is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 29

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Clifford Samuel Avril (born April 8, 1986) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football at Purdue and was drafted in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the ...more
Clifford Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Dec. at 26 (1930-1956)

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Clifford Benjamin Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. He was also ...more

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Cliff Pennington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 34

Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas

Clifton Randolph Pennington (born June 15, 1984) is an American former professional baseball infielder and current baseball coach at Texas A&M. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for ...more
Cliff Johnson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 71

Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas

Clifford "Heathcliff" Johnson, Jr. (born July 22, 1947) is a retired Major League Baseball player who played for the Houston Astros (1972–1977), New York Yankees (1977–1979), Cleveland ...more
Cliff Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 84

Birthplace: Swansea, United Kingdom

This page refers to the Welsh footballer. For other persons named Cliff Jones, see Cliff Jones (disambiguation).Clifford William Jones (born 7 February 1935) is a Welsh former football ...more

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Cliff DeYoung is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 74

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Clifford Tobin DeYoung (born February 12, 1945) is an American actor and musician.
Cliff Edwards is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Dec. at 76 (1895-1971)

Birthplace: Hannibal, Missouri, United States of America

Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards (June 14, 1895 – July 17, 1971), nicknamed "Ukulele Ike", was an American musician, singer, actor and voice actor, who enjoyed considerable ...more
Clifford D. Simak is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Dec. at 84 (1904-1988)

Birthplace: Millville, Wisconsin

Clifford Donald Simak (; August 3, 1904 – April 25, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. He won three Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award. The Science Fiction Writers of America made him ...more
Cliff Battles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: Died at 71 (1910-1981)

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio

Clifford Franklin Battles (May 1, 1910 – April 28, 1981) was an American football halfback in the National Football League (NFL). Battles was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in
Cliff Compton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 39
Clifford Treiber (born November 2, 1979) is an American retired professional wrestler better known by his ring names Domino and Cliff Compton. He is best known for his work in World Wrestling ...more
Cliff Bastin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Dec. at 79 (1912-1991)

Birthplace: Heavitree, United Kingdom

Clifford Sydney Bastin (14 March 1912 – 4 December 1991) was an English footballer who played as a winger for Exeter City and Arsenal football club. He also played for the England national ...more

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Clifford Etienne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Age: 48

Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana

Clifford Etienne (born March 9, 1970) is an American former professional boxer who is currently serving a 105-year prison sentence without possibility of parole. Known for his aggressive, ...more
Cliff Gallup is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Cliff
Dec. at 58 (1930-1988)

Birthplace: Virginia

Clifton E. "Cliff" Gallup (June 17, 1930 – October 9, 1988) was an American electric guitarist, who played rock and roll in the band Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps in the 1950s.