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Famous People Named Dwight 

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Dwight in the world? Our list of celebrities named Dwight includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Dwights below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Dwight, actors named Dwight, and much more. Dwight Howard, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Dwight Gooden are only a few of the well-known people named Dwight on this list.
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Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Basketball player

Age: 33

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Dwight David Howard (born December 8, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is an eight-time All-Star, ...more

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Dwight D. Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Politician, Soldier

Age: Dec. at 79 (1890-1969)

Birthplace: Denison, Texas, United States of America

Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower ( EYE-zən-how-ər; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American army general and statesman who served as the 34th president of the United States from ...more

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Dwight Gooden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Baseball player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America

Dwight Eugene "Doc" Gooden (born November 16, 1964), nicknamed "Dr. K", is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 16 seasons in Major League Baseball ...more

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Dwight Freeney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Actor, American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America

Dwight Jason Freeney (born February 19, 1980) is a former American football defensive end who played 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Syracuse, ...more

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Dwight Yoakam is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Pikeville, USA, Kentucky

Dwight David Yoakam (born October 23, 1956) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor, known for his pioneering style of country music. First becoming popular in the mid-1980s, ...more

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Dwight Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Baseball player

Age: 67

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States of America

Dwight Evans may refer to: Dwight Evans (politician) (born 1954), American politician Dwight Evans (baseball) (born 1951), American former baseball player

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Dwight Stephenson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
American football player

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, Murfreesboro

Dwight Eugene Stephenson (born November 20, 1957) is a former professional American football player. He was a center for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL) from 1980 to ...more
Dwight Yorke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Footballer

Age: 47

Birthplace: Canaan

Dwight Eversley Yorke CM (born 3 November 1971) is a Tobagonian former football player. Throughout his club career, he played for Aston Villa, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham ...more

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Dwight Schultz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 71

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

William Dwight Schultz (born November 24, 1947) is an American actor and voice artist. He is known for his roles as Captain "Howling Mad" Murdock on the 1980s action series The A-Team ...more

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Dwight White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight White American football player

Age: Dec. at 59 (1949-2008)

Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia

Dwight Lynn White (July 30, 1949 – June 6, 2008) was an American football defensive end who played for ten seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL) and was a ...more
Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Clark American football player

Age: 58

Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States of America

Dwight Edward Clark (January 8, 1957 – June 4, 2018) was an American football wide receiver and executive. He played nine seasons for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League ...more

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#35 of 248 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #255 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #8 of 36 The Best NFL Wide Receivers of the '80s

Dwight F. Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Tennis player, Basketball player, Politician

Age: Dec. at 66 (1879-1945)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Dwight Filley Davis, Sr. (July 5, 1879 – November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition. ...more

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Dwight Hicks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Dwight

Age: 59

Birthplace: Mount Holly, New Jersey, United States of America

Dwight Hicks (born April 5, 1956) is a former professional American football player who played safety for the Toronto Argonauts in 1978, the San Francisco 49ers from 1979 to 1985, and for the ...more
Dwight L. Moody is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Evangelist, Pastor, Writer

Age: Dec. at 62 (1837-1899)

Birthplace: Northfield, Massachusetts

Dwight Lyman Moody (February 5, 1837 – December 22, 1899), also known as D. L. Moody, was an American evangelist and publisher connected with the Holiness Movement, who founded the Moody Church, ...more
Dwight Diller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Dwight

Age: 73

Dwight Diller (born 1946) is an American banjo and fiddle player and teacher. He is considered to be one of the most prominent exponents of the clawhammer banjo tradition.Diller lived in ...more

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#80 of 100 The Greatest Banjo Players of All Time #45 of 63 The Best Banjo Players in the World #47 of 169 Famous Banjo Players

Dwight Muhammad Qawi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Professional Boxer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Dwight Muhammad Qawi (born Dwight Braxton; January 5, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1978 to 1998. He was a world champion in two weight classes, having held ...more

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Dwight York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Musician, Writer

Age: 83

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Dwight D. York (born June 26, 1945), also known as Malachi Z. York, Issa Al Haadi Al Mahdi, Dr. York, et alii, is an American criminal, musician, and writer who is known as the founding leader ...more
Dwight Frye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Actor

Age: Dec. at 44 (1899-1943)

Birthplace: Salina, USA, Kansas

Dwight Iliff Frye (born Fry; February 22, 1899 – November 7, 1943) was an American character actor of stage and screen. He is best known for his portrayals of neurotic, murderous villains in ...more
Dwight Hemion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Television director, Television producer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1926-2008)

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Dwight Arlington Hemion Jr. (March 14, 1926 – January 28, 2008) was an American television director known mainly for music-themed television programs of the 1960s and 1970s. He held the record ...more
Dwight Waldo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Political scientist

Age: Dec. at 87 (1913-2000)

Dwight Waldo was an American political scientist and is perhaps the defining figure in modern public administration. Waldo's career was often directed against a scientific/technical portrayal of ...more
Dwight Twilley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Singer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Dwight Twilley (born June 6, 1951) is an American pop/rock singer and songwriter, best known for the Top 20 hit singles "I'm on Fire" (1975) and "Girls" (1984). His music is ...more
Dwight Foster is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 66 (1757-1823)

Birthplace: Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Dwight Foster (December 7, 1757 – April 29, 1823) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the United States House of ...more
Dwight Pezzarossi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight Pezzarossi Footballer

Age: 39

Birthplace: Guatemala City, Guatemala

Dwight Anthony Pezzarossi García born (4 September 1979 in Guatemala City, Guatemala) is a retired professional football forward who last played for Comunicaciones in the Liga Nacional de ...more
Dwight D. Opperman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Dwight D. Opperman
Dwight Darwin Opperman (June 26, 1923 – June 13, 2013) was an American businessman and lawyer. He was chairman of Key Investments, a privately held venture capital firm focusing on high-tech ...more
Dwight Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Dwight
Editor, Writer, Philosopher

Age: Dec. at 76 (1906-1982)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Dwight Macdonald (March 24, 1906 – December 19, 1982) was an American writer, editor, film critic, social critic, philosopher, and political radical.