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Who Is The Most Famous Kurt Or Curt In The World?

Updated January 11, 2021 742 votes 36 voters 13.1k views79 items

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How many celebrities named Kurt or Curt can you think of? The famous Curts and Kurts below have many different professions, including notable actors named Kurt, famous athletes named Curt, and even musicians named Kurt.

Kurt Cobain is certainly one of the most famous Kurts on this list. One of the famous rock stars named Kurt, he was the frontman of Nirvana from 1987 until his death in 1994. “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “In Bloom,” and “Heart-Shaped Box” are among the group's biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Kurt is Kurt Russell. He started his career as a child actor appearing in several Disney films. He is a frequent collaborator of John Carpenter having appeared in The Thing, Big Trouble in Little China, and Escape from New York.

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    Kurt Cobain

    1967-02-20

    BirthplaceAberdeen, Washington, United States of America

    Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the guitarist and frontman of the rock band Nirvana. He is remembered as one of...  more

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    Kurt Russell

    1951-03-17

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Kurt Vogel Russell (born March 17, 1951) is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters (1963–1964). In the late 1960s, he...  more

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    Kurt Vonnegut

    1922-11-11

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

    Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (; November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007) was an American writer. In a career spanning over 50 years, Vonnegut published fourteen novels, three short story collections, five plays, and...  more

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    Kurt Angle

    1968-12-09

    BirthplaceMt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Kurt Steven Angle (born December 9, 1968) is an American actor, retired professional wrestler and amateur wrestler, currently signed to WWE where he works as a backstage producer. While at Clarion...  more

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    Curt Smith

    1961-06-24

    BirthplaceBath, United Kingdom

    Curt Smith is an English musician. He is best known for forming the band Tears for Fears, along with childhood friend Roland Orzabal. Also a solo artist, he has released four full-length albums....  more
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    Kurt Elling

    1967-11-02

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Kurt Elling (born November 2, 1967) is an American jazz singer and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised in Rockford, Elling became interested in music through his father, who was...  more
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    Kurt Loder

    1945-05-05

    BirthplaceUSA, Ocean City, New Jersey

    Kurtis "Kurt" Loder (born May 5, 1945) is an American film critic, author, columnist, and television personality. He served in the 1980s as editor at Rolling Stone, during a tenure that Reason later...  more

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    Kurt Busch

    1978-08-04

    BirthplaceLas Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area, Nevada, United States of America

    Kurt Thomas Busch (born August 4, 1978) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 1 Chevrolet...  more
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    Curt Gowdy

    1919-07-31

    BirthplaceGreen River, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    Curtis Edward Gowdy (July 31, 1919 – February 20, 2006) was an American sportscaster, well known as the longtime "voice" of the Boston Red Sox and for his coverage of many nationally televised...  more
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    Kurt Wimmer

    1964-01-01
    Kurt Wimmer (born 1964) is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director....  more
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    Kurt Metzger

    1977-08-15
    Kurt Metzger is an American comedian, actor and writer. Metzger's stand-up act was featured on Comedy Central Presents in 2009, and his hour-long stage act titled "Kurt Metzger Talks to Young People...  more
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    Kurt Weill

    1900-03-02

    BirthplaceDessau, Germany

    Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German composer, active from the 1920s in his native country, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the...  more
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    Kurt Warner

    1971-06-22

    BirthplaceBurlington, Iowa, USA

    Kurtis Eugene Warner (born June 22, 1971) is an American former football quarterback. He played for three National Football League (NFL) teams: the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the...  more

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    Curt Conway

    1915-05-04

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Curt Conway (May 4, 1915 – April 10, 1974) was an American actor. He was sometimes billed as Curtis Conway or Kurt Conway. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Conway appeared in a number of Broadway...  more
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    Curt Hennig

    1958-03-28
    Curtis Michael Hennig (March 28, 1958 – February 10, 2003) was an American professional wrestler, manager, and color commentator who performed under the name of Curt Hennig for the American Wrestling...  more

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    Kurt Vile

    1980-01-03
    Kurt Samuel Vile (born January 3, 1980) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He is known for his solo work and as the former lead guitarist of rock band The...  more
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    Kurt Fuller

    1953-09-16

    BirthplaceUSA, California, San Francisco

    Kurtis Fuller (born September 16, 1953) is an American character actor. He has appeared in a number of television, film, and stage projects. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Stockton,...  more
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    Kurt Andersen

    1954-08-22

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    Kurt Andersen (born August 22, 1954) is an American writer and host of the Peabody-winning public radio program Studio 360, a production of Public Radio International....  more
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    Kurt Hamrin

    1934-11-19

    BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden

    Kurt Roland Hamrin (Swedish: [ˈkɵʈː hamˈriːn]; born 19 November 1934) is a Swedish retired footballer. He is currently the eighth highest goalscorer of all-time in Italy's Serie A, with 190 goals....  more
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    Kurt Suzuki

    1983-10-04

    BirthplaceWailuku, Hawaii

    Kurtis Kiyoshi Suzuki (born October 4, 1983) is an American professional baseball catcher for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Oakland Athletics,...  more
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    Kurt Thomas

    1972-10-04

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Kurt Vincent Thomas (born October 4, 1972) is an American retired professional basketball player. Thomas is a 6'9", 230 lb. power forward-center known for his hard-nosed playing style and tough...  more
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    Curt Hawkins

    1985-04-20

    BirthplaceGlen Cove, New York, United States of America

    Brian Myers (born April 20, 1985) is an American professional wrestler and promoter. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand under the ring name Curt Hawkins. Myers signed...  more
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    Curt Davis

    1903-09-07

    BirthplaceGreenfield, Missouri

    "Curt Davis" was also a pseudonym used by Jack Kirby. Curtis Benton Davis (September 7, 1903 – October 12, 1965) was a Major League Baseball pitcher. On October 2, 1933 he was drafted by the...  more
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    Curt Flood

    1938-01-18

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Curtis Charles Flood (January 18, 1938 – January 20, 1997) was an American baseball player. He was a center fielder who played 15 seasons in the major leagues for the Cincinnati Redlegs, St. Louis...  more
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    Kurt Browning

    1966-06-18

    BirthplaceAlberta, Canada

    Kurt Browning, CM (born June 18, 1966) is a Canadian figure skater, choreographer and commentator. He is a four-time World Champion and Canadian national champion....  more
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