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Who Is The Most Famous Clyde In The World?

Updated June 2, 2021 431 votes 25 voters 7.8k views48 items

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

Clyde McPhatter is certainly one of the most famous Clydes on this list. One of the famous singers named Clyde, he was a member of Billy Ward and the Dominoes as well as the Drifters. His solo hits include “Treasure of Love” and “A Lover's Question.”

Another of the famous people with the first name Clyde is Clyde Drexler. He is a retired basketball player. He was a ten-time NBA All-Star. You will also recognize Clyde Barrow, of the infamous crime duo Bonnie and Clyde.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Clyde? Just add them to the list! Then be sure to vote up all of the famous Clydes you recognize.

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    Clyde McPhatter

    1932-11-15
    22

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Durham

    Clyde Lensley McPhatter (November 15, c. 1932 – June 13, 1972) was an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll singer. He was one of the most widely imitated R&B singers of the 1950s and...  more
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    17

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

    Clyde Austin Stubblefield (April 18, 1943 – February 18, 2017) was an American drummer best known for his work with James Brown. A self-taught musician, he was influenced by the sound of natural...  more
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    Clyde Kusatsu

    1948-09-13
    18

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, USA

    Clyde Kusatsu (born September 13, 1948) is an American actor and trade union leader of Japanese descent. Since 2013, he has served as the National Vice President of SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local....  more
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    Clyde Barrow

    1909-03-24
    18

    BirthplaceTexas

    Clyde Chestnut Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23, 1934) was born in Ellis County, Texas, near Telico, a town just south of Dallas. He was the fifth of seven children of Henry Basil Barrow (1874–1957)...  more
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    Clyde Edgerton

    1944-05-20
    11

    BirthplaceDurham, North Carolina

    Clyde Edgerton (born May 20, 1944) is an American author and Creative Writing professor. Born in Durham, North Carolina, he writes books known for endearing characters, small-town Southern dialogue...  more
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    Clyde Butcher

    1942-01-01
    15

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    Clyde Butcher (born 1942) is an American large format camera photographer known for wilderness photography of the Florida landscape. He began his career doing color photography before switching to...  more
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    Clyde Kluckhohn

    1905-01-11
    15

    BirthplaceLe Mars, Iowa

    Clyde Kluckhohn (; January 11, 1905, Le Mars, Iowa – July 28, 1960, near Santa Fe, New Mexico), was an American anthropologist and social theorist, best known for his long-term ethnographic work...  more
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    Clyde Jones is an actor, film producer and screenwriter....  more
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    Clyde Bruckman

    1894-09-20
    11

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Clyde Adolf Bruckman (June 30, 1894 – January 4, 1955) was an American writer and director of comedy films during the late silent era as well as the early sound era of cinema. Bruckman collaborated...  more
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    Clyde Fitch

    1865-05-02
    12

    BirthplaceElmira, New York

    Clyde Fitch (May 2, 1865 – September 4, 1909) was an American dramatist, the most popular writer for the Broadway stage of his time (c. 1890–1909)....  more
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    Clyde Drexler

    1962-06-22
    14

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American former professional basketball player who is the commissioner of the Big3 3-on-3 basketball league. Nicknamed "Clyde the Glide", he played 15...  more

    #65 of 289 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#551 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#14 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

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    Clyde McCoy

    1903-12-29
    14

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Clyde Lee McCoy (December 29, 1903 – June 11, 1990), was an American jazz trumpeter whose popularity spanned seven decades. He is best remembered for his theme song, "Sugar Blues", written by...  more
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    Clyde Klotz

    1961-06-08
    8

    BirthplaceCanada

    Errol Clyde Klotz (born June 8, 1961) is a Canadian television art director and production designer. He worked as an assistant art director on several TV series filmed in Vancouver, such as The...  more
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    Clyde Best

    1951-02-24
    7

    BirthplaceSomerset Village, Bermuda

    Clyde Cyril Best, MBE (born 24 February 1951) is a Bermudian former football player. He was one of the first black players in First Division football in England, scoring 47 goals as a striker for...  more
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    Clyde Serda

    1952-05-09
    11

    BirthplaceSan Francisco Bay Area, California

    Chef Clyde Serda (born July 3, 1952) is an American chef and writer. Well known in the industry as “Chef Clyde” he has been a writer for The Culinarian Magazine for over thirteen years. He has worked...  more
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    Clyde Tolson

    1900-05-22
    8

    BirthplaceLaredo, Missouri

    Clyde Anderson Tolson (May 22, 1900 – April 14, 1975) was Associate Director of the FBI from 1930 until 1972, primarily responsible for personnel and discipline. He is best known as the protégé and...  more
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    Clyde Lovellette

    1929-09-07
    10

    BirthplacePetersburg, Washington Township, Indiana

    Clyde Edward Lovellette ( loh-VEL-et; September 7, 1929 – March 9, 2016) was an American professional basketball player. He was the first basketball player in history to play on an NCAA championship...  more
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    Clyde Beatty

    1903-06-10
    7

    BirthplaceBainbridge, Ohio, USA

    Clyde Beatty (June 10, 1903 – July 19, 1965) joined the circus as a cage cleaner as a teen and became famous as a lion tamer and animal trainer. He also became a circus impresario who owned his own...  more
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    Clyde Wright

    1941-02-20
    7

    BirthplaceJefferson City, Tennessee

    Clyde Wright (born February 20, 1941), nicknamed "Skeeter", is a former professional baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he played all or part of ten seasons in Major League Baseball for the...  more
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    Clyde Milan

    1887-03-25
    5

    BirthplaceLinden, Tennessee

    Jesse Clyde Milan (March 25, 1887 – March 3, 1953) was an American baseball player who spent his entire career as an outfielder with the Washington Senators (1907–1922). He was not a powerful batter,...  more
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    Clyde Simmons

    1964-08-04
    8

    BirthplaceLane, South Carolina

    Clyde Simmons Jr. (born August 4, 1964) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League who played for the Philadelphia Eagles (1986–1993), Arizona Cardinals (1994–1995),...  more
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    Clyde Geronimi

    1901-06-12
    5

    BirthplaceChiavenna, Italy

    Clito "Clyde" Geronimi (June 12, 1901 – April 24, 1989), known as Gerry, was an Italian American animation director. He is best known for his work at Walt Disney Productions....  more
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    Clyde Holding

    1931-04-27
    5

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Allan Clyde Holding (27 April 1931 – 31 July 2011) Australian politician, was Leader of the Opposition in Victoria for ten years, and was later a federal minister....  more
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    Clyde Sukeforth

    1901-11-30
    5

    BirthplaceWashington, Maine

    Clyde Leroy Sukeforth (November 30, 1901 – September 3, 2000), nicknamed "Sukey", was a Major League Baseball (MLB) catcher, coach, scout and manager. He was best known for signing the first black...  more
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    Clyde M. Narramore

    1916-11-25
    5

    BirthplacePalo Verde, Arizona

    Dr. Clyde M. Narramore (November 25, 1916 – July 27, 2015) was an American author of more than 100 books and booklets, including the best sellers The Psychology of Counseling, The Encyclopedia of...  more
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