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Famous People Named Edmond

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How many celebrities named Edmond can you think of? The famous Edmonds below have many different professions, including notable actors named Edmond, famous writers named Edmond, and even musicians named Edmond.

Edmond O'Brien, is certainly one of the most famous Edmonds on this list. One of the famous actors named Edmond, he won an Oscar for his performance in The Barefoot Contessa. Seven Days in May, The Killers, and 1984 are among his notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Edmund is Edmund Gwenn. He is an Academy Award winning actor. He played Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street.

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  • Edmond O'Brien

    Dec. at 69 (1915-1985)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Edmond O'Brien (September 10, 1915 – May 9, 1985) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 films from the 1940s to the 1970s, often playing character parts. He received the Academy Award...  more
  • Edmund Gwenn

    Dec. at 81 (1877-1959)

    BirthplaceWandsworth, London, United Kingdom

    Edmund Gwenn (born Edmund John Kellaway, 26 September 1877 – 6 September 1959) was an English actor. On film, he is perhaps best remembered for his role as Kris Kringle in the Christmas film Miracle...  more

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    #802 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#7 of 21 Actors in the Most Alfred Hitchcock Movies

  • BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Edmund Valentine White III (born January 13, 1940) is an American novelist, memoirist, and an essayist on literary and social topics. Much of his writing is on the theme of same-sex love. His books...  more

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    #232 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#14 of 250 The Best Gay Authors

  • BirthplaceBurbank, California

    Edmund Emil Kemper III (born December 18, 1948) is an American serial killer and necrophile who murdered ten people, including his paternal grandparents and mother. He is noted for his large size, at...  more

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    #71 of 130 Famous American Serial Killers#2 of 61 The Scariest Serial Killers In History

  • Edmund Burke

    Dec. at 68 (1729-1797)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Edmund Burke (; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher. Born in Dublin, Burke served as a member of parliament (MP) between 1766 and 1794 in the House of...  more

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    The Best Edmund Burke Quotes#575 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • Edmund Husserl

    Dec. at 79 (1859-1938)

    BirthplaceProstějov, Czech Republic

    Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl ( HUUSS-url, also US: HOO-surl, HUUSS-ər-əl, German: [ˈʔɛtmʊnt ˈhʊsɐl]; 8 April 1859 – 27 April 1938) was a German philosopher who established the school of...  more
  • Edmund Muskie

    Dec. at 81 (1914-1996)

    BirthplaceRumford, Maine, United States of America

    Edmund Sixtus Muskie (March 28, 1914 – March 26, 1996) was an American politician who served as the 58th United States Secretary of State under President Jimmy Carter, a United States Senator from...  more
  • Edmund Spenser

    Dec. at 47 (1552-1599)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Edmund Spenser (; 1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is...  more

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    #258 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#16 of 111 The Best English Poets of All Time

  • Edmond Rostand

    Dec. at 50 (1868-1918)

    BirthplaceMarseille, France

    Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand (UK: , US: , French: [ɛdmɔ̃ ʁɔstɑ̃]; 1 April 1868 – 2 December 1918) was a French poet and dramatist. He is associated with neo-romanticism and is known best for his play...  more
  • Edmond James de Rothschild

    Dec. at 89 (1845-1934)

    BirthplaceBoulogne-Billancourt, France

    Baron Abraham Edmond Benjamin James de Rothschild (19 August 1845 – 2 November 1934) was a French member of the Rothschild banking family. A strong supporter of Zionism, his large donations lent...  more
  • Edmund Hillary

    Dec. at 88 (1919-2008)
    Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay...  more
  • BirthplaceNottinghamshire, United Kingdom

    Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, (23 April 1861 – 14 May 1936) was an English soldier and British Imperial Governor. He fought in the Second Boer War and also in the...  more
  • Edmund Purdom

    Dec. at 84 (1924-2009)

    BirthplaceEast of England, Eurasia, Hertfordshire, Welwyn Hatfield, United Kingdom

    Edmund Anthony Cutlar Purdom (19 December 1926 – 1 January 2009) was an English actor, voice artist, and director. He worked first on stage in Britain, performing various works by Shakespeare, then...  more
  • BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois

    Edmund O. Schweitzer III (born 1947, Evanston, Illinois) is an electrical engineer, inventor, and founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL). Schweitzer launched SEL in 1982 in Pullman,...  more
  • Edmund Lowe

    Dec. at 81 (1890-1971)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, USA

    Alternative NameEddie Lowe

    Edmund Dantes Lowe (March 3, 1890 – April 21, 1971) was an American actor. His formative experience began in vaudeville and silent film....  more
  • Edmond François Valentin About

    Dec. at 56 (1828-1885)

    BirthplaceDieuze, France

    Edmond François Valentin About (14 February 1828 – 16 January 1885) was a French novelist, publicist and journalist....  more
  • Edmond Hall

    Dec. at 65 (1901-1967)

    BirthplaceReserve, Louisiana

    Edmond Hall (May 15, 1901 – February 11, 1967) was an American jazz clarinetist and bandleader. Over his long career Hall worked extensively with many top performers as both a sideman and bandleader...  more
  • Edmund Randolph

    Dec. at 60 (1753-1813)

    BirthplaceWilliamsburg, Virginia, United States of America

    Edmund Jennings Randolph (August 10, 1753 – September 12, 1813) was an American attorney and politician. He was the seventh Governor of Virginia, and as a delegate from Virginia, attended the...  more
  • Edmond Halley

    Dec. at 85 (1656-1742)

    BirthplaceHaggerston, London, United Kingdom

    Edmond (or Edmund) Halley, FRS (; 8 November [O.S. 29 October] 1656 – 25 January 1742 [O.S. 14 January 1741]) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. He...  more
  • Edmund John

    Dec. at 33 (1883-1917)

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Edmund John (27 November 1883 – 28 February 1917) was a British poet of the Uranian poetry school. His verses were modeled on the Symbolist poetry of Algernon Charles Swinburne and other earlier...  more
  • Edmund Cobb

    Dec. at 82 (1892-1974)

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico, USA

    Alternative NameEdmund F. Cobb, Ed Cobb

    Edmund Fessenden Cobb (June 23, 1892 – August 15, 1974) was an American actor. He appeared in 623 films between 1912 and 1966....  more
  • BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois

    Edmund Strother Phelps (born July 26, 1933) is an American economist and the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Early in his career, he became known for his research at...  more
  • Edmund Wilson

    Dec. at 77 (1895-1972)

    BirthplaceRed Bank, New Jersey

    Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an American writer and critic who explored Freudian and Marxist themes. He influenced many American authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose...  more
  • Edmund Breese

    Dec. at 64 (1871-1936)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Edmund Breese (June 18, 1871 – April 6, 1936) was an American stage and film actor of the silent era....  more
  • BirthplaceShanghai, China

    Edmond Henri Fischer (born April 6, 1920) is an American biochemist. He and his collaborator Edwin G. Krebs were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1992 for describing how...  more
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