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Who Is The Most Famous Edgar In The World?

Updated February 1, 2021 671 votes 33 voters 7.1k views69 items

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

Edgar Allan Poe is certainly one of the most famous Edgars on this list. One of the famous writers named Edgar, he is best known for his poetry and short stories. The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, and The Tell-Tale Heart are among his notable works.

Another of the famous people with the first name Edgar is Edgar Wright. He is a director and screenwriter. His films include Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End.

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    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales...  more

    To This Day, No One Knows How Edgar Allan Poe Died#23 of 100 Famous Crime Fiction Authors#8 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time

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    BirthplacePoole, United Kingdom

    Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an English director, screenwriter and producer. He began making independent short films before making his first feature film A Fistful of Fingers (1995)....  more

    The Best Edgar Wright Movies#27 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#11 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History

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    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas, USA

    Edgar Holland Winter (born December 28, 1946) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is known for being a multi-instrumentalist — keyboardist, guitarist, saxophonist and...  more

    #625 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#251 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time#26 of 104 The Best One-Hit Wonders of the 1970s

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    BirthplaceParis, France

    Edgar Degas (US: or UK: ; born Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, French: [ilɛːʁ ʒɛʁmɛ̃ ɛdɡaʁ də ɡɑ]; 19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints,...  more

    #475 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#79 of 97 Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead#16 of 31 The Greatest Painters Of All Time

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    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    Édgar Filiberto Ramírez Arellano (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðɣaɾ raˈmiɾes], born March 25, 1977) is a Venezuelan actor and former journalist. He played Carlos the Jackal in the 2010 French-German...  more
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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Edgar John Bergen (born Edgar John Berggren, February 16, 1903 – September 30, 1978) was an American actor, comedian and radio performer, best known for his proficiency in ventriloquism and his...  more

    #9 of 191 And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...#7 of 19 Famous Delta Upsilon Fraternity Brothers

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    BirthplaceHumansville, Missouri, United States of America

    William Edgar Buchanan II (March 20, 1903 – April 4, 1979) was an American actor with a long career in both film and television, most familiar today as Uncle Joe Carson from the Petticoat Junction,...  more
  • 8

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    Edgar Miles Bronfman (June 20, 1929 – December 21, 2013) was a Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist. He worked for his family distilled beverage firm, Seagram, eventually becoming...  more
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    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Edgar Rice Burroughs (September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950) was an American fiction writer best known for his celebrated and prolific output in the adventure and science-fiction genres. Among the...  more
  • 10

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Edgar Meyer (born November 24, 1960) is an American bassist and composer. His styles include classical, bluegrass, newgrass, and jazz. His collaborators have spanned a wide range of musical styles...  more

    #317 of 341 The Best World Music Artists#35 of 62 The Best Progressive Bluegrass Bands/Artists

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    BirthplaceParis, France

    Edgar Morin (; French: [mɔʁɛ̃]; born Edgar Nahoum on 8 July 1921) is a French philosopher and sociologist who has been internationally recognized for his work on complexity and "complex thought"...  more
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    BirthplaceRome, Georgia

    Edgar Bowers (; March 2, 1924 - February 4, 2000) was an American poet who won the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1989....  more
  • 13

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Edgar Melvin Sampson (October 31, 1907 – January 16, 1973), nicknamed "The Lamb", was an American jazz composer, arranger, saxophonist, and violinist. Born in New York City, he started playing violin...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceOlomouc, Czech Republic

    Edgar Georg Ulmer (; September 17, 1904 – September 30, 1972) was a Jewish-Moravian, Austrian-American film director who mainly worked on Hollywood B movies and other low-budget productions. His...  more
  • 15

    BirthplaceHopkinsville, Kentucky

    Edgar Cayce (; March 18, 1877 – January 3, 1945) was an American clairvoyant who answered questions on subjects as varied as healing, reincarnation, wars, Atlantis, and future events while allegedly...  more
  • 16

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian (30 November 1889 – 4 August 1977) was an English electrophysiologist and recipient of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physiology, won jointly with Sir Charles...  more
  • 17

    BirthplaceBirmingham, United Kingdom

    Edgar Albert Guest (20 August 1881 in – 5 August 1959) was an American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet. His poems often had an...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceGarnett, Kansas

    Edgar Lee Masters (August 23, 1868 – March 5, 1950) was an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of Spoon River Anthology, The New Star Chamber and Other Essays, Songs...  more
  • 19

    BirthplaceHereford, Texas

    Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell (September 17, 1930 – February 4, 2016) was a United States Navy officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, ufologist and NASA astronaut. As the Lunar Module...  more
  • 20

    BirthplaceManila, Philippines

    Edgar Allan Guzman is a Filipino actor. He gained his popularity after he became the Mr. Pogi 2006 of Eat Bulaga aired on GMA Network. After establishing his career on TV5, on 2015 he transferred to...  more
  • 21

    BirthplaceSovetsk, Russia

    Edgar Willmar Froese (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group...  more
  • 22

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    Edgar Wayburn (September 17, 1906 – March 5, 2010) was an environmentalist who was elected president of the Sierra Club five times in the 1960s. One of America's legendary wilderness champions, Dr....  more
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    Edgar F. Shannon Jr. (June 4, 1918 – August 24, 1997) was a professor of English and president of the University of Virginia from 1959 to 1974....  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceMérida, Mexico

    Edgar Domingo Evia y Joutard, known professionally as Edgar de Evia (July 30, 1910 – February 10, 2003), was a Mexican-born American interiors photographer. In a career that spanned the 1940s through...  more
  • 25

    BirthplaceWessex, England

    Edgar (Old English: Ēadgār, [æːɑdɣɑːr]; c. 943 – 8 July 975), known as the Peaceful or the Peaceable, was King of England from 959 until his death. He was the younger son of Edmund I and Ælfgifu of...  more
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