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List of famous people named Clyde, along with photos. How many celebrities named Clyde can you think of? The famous Clydes below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Clyde, athletes named Clyde, and even political figures named Clyde. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Clyde? Add them to the list.

There sure are a lot of talented athletes named Clyde! If you follow the NBA, then you've probably heard of basketball legend Clyde Drexler. A ten-time All-Star, Drexler spent most of his NBA career with the Portland Trailblazers, although he played out his last three years in the league with the Houston Rockets.
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Age: 56

Birthplace: New 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 ...more

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Clyde McPhatter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 40 (1932-1972)

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

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 ...more

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Clyde Lovellette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Clyde Lovellette Age: 89

Birthplace: Petersburg, 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 ...more
Clyde Simmons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Clyde Simmons Age: 51

Birthplace: Lane, 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 ...more
Clyde Stubblefield is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Age: 75

Birthplace: Chattanooga, 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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Age: 70

Birthplace: USA, Honolulu, Hawaii

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.
Clyde Geronimi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 88 (1901-1989)

Birthplace: Chiavenna, 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.
Clyde Wright is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Age: 78

Birthplace: Jefferson 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 ...more
Clyde Beatty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 62 (1903-1965)

Birthplace: Bainbridge, Ohio, United States of America

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 ...more
Clyde Scott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Age: 94

Birthplace: Louisiana

Clyde Luther Scott (August 29, 1924 – January 30, 2018) was an American athlete who competed professionally in the National Football League and earned an Olympic medal in the 110 meter hurdles. ...more
Clyde Milan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 66 (1887-1953)

Birthplace: Linden, 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 ...more
Clyde Barrow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 25 (1909-1934)

Birthplace: Texas

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 ...more
Clyde Barrow is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Clyde Barrow is a fictional character from the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde.
Clyde Butcher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Age: 77

Birthplace: Kansas 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 ...more
Clyde Kruskal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Age: 64
Clyde P. Kruskal (born May 25, 1954) is an American computer scientist, working on parallel computing architectures, models, and algorithms. He got his A.B. degree in mathematics and computer ...more
Clyde Walcott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 80 (1926-2006)

Birthplace: Barbados, Bridgetown, Caribbean Sea, Barbados Island, Lesser Antilles, + more

Sir Clyde Leopold Walcott KA, GCM (17 January 1926 – 26 August 2006) was a West Indian cricketer. Walcott was a member of the "three W's", the other two being Everton Weekes and Frank ...more
Clyde Kluckhohn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 55 (1905-1960)

Birthplace: Le 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
Clyde Best is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Clyde Best Age: 68

Birthplace: Somerset 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 ...more
Clyde Bruckman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 61 (1894-1955)

Birthplace: San 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 ...more
Clyde Cowan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 55 (1919-1974)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

Clyde Lorrain Cowan Jr (December 6, 1919 in Detroit, Michigan – May 24, 1974 in Bethesda, Maryland) was an American physicist, the co-discoverer of the neutrino along with Frederick Reines. The ...more
Clyde Fitch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 44 (1865-1909)

Birthplace: Elmira, 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).
Clyde Cook is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 73 (1935-2008)
Clyde Cook (June 1, 1935 – April 11, 2008) served as president of Biola University in La Mirada, California from 1982 to 2007.
Clyde Lee Conrad is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Clyde Lee Conrad Dec. at 50 (1948-1998)
Clyde Lee Conrad (1948 – January 8, 1998) was a U.S. Army non-commissioned officer who, from 1974 until his arrest on August 23, 1988, sold top secret classified information to the People's ...more
Clyde Brion Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Dec. at 68 (1894-1962)

Birthplace: Unadilla, Nebraska

Clyde Brion Davis (May 22, 1894–July 19, 1962) was an American author and freelance journalist active from the mid-1920s until his death. He is best known for his novels The Anointed and The ...more
Clyde Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Clyde
Age: 74

Birthplace: Durham, 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 ...more