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Who Is The Most Famous Edwin In The World?

Updated January 31, 2021 518 votes 30 voters 9.5k views63 items

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

Edwin Starr is certainly one of the most famous Edwins on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Edwin, he wrote several singles for Motown Records. “War” is one of his biggest hits.

Another of the famous people with the first name Edwin is Edwin Hubble. He was an astronomer. The Hubble Space Telescope was named in his honor.

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    Edwin Starr

    1942-01-21

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942 – April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter. Starr was famous for his Norman Whitfield-produced Motown singles of the 1970s, most...  more
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    Edwin McCain

    1970-01-20

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    Edwin McCain (born January 20, 1970) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. His songs "I'll Be" (1998) and "I Could Not Ask for More" (1999) were radio top-40 hits in the U.S., and five of...  more
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    Edwin Hubble

    1889-11-20

    BirthplaceMarshfield, Missouri

    Edwin Powell Hubble (November 20, 1889 – September 28, 1953) was an American astronomer. He played a crucial role in establishing the fields of extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology and...  more
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    Edwin Fischer

    1886-10-06

    BirthplaceBasel, Switzerland

    Edwin Fischer (6 October 1886 – 24 January 1960) was a Swiss classical pianist and conductor. He is regarded as one of the great interpreters of J.S. Bach and (particularly) Mozart of the twentieth...  more
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    Edwin Hodge

    1985-01-26

    BirthplaceJacksonville, North Carolina, USA

    Edwin Martel Basil Hodge (born January 26, 1985) is an American actor He is recognized for portraying Dante Bishop in The Purge film series, and is the only actor to appear in all of the first three...  more
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    Edwin O'Connor

    1918-07-29

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    Edwin O'Connor (July 29, 1918 – March 23, 1968) was an American journalist, novelist, and radio commentator. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1962 for his novel The Edge of Sadness (1961)....  more
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    BirthplaceNew Zealand

    Edwin Maher is a New Zealand-born TV journalist who worked for CCTV International in Beijing before retiring in 2017.Maher established his broadcast career in Australia, working many minor roles,...  more
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    Edwin Newman

    1919-01-25

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Edwin Harold Newman (January 25, 1919 – August 13, 2010) was an American newscaster, journalist, and author. After beginning his career with the wire services and serving in the U.S. Navy during...  more

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    Edwin Booth

    1833-11-13

    BirthplaceBel Air, Maryland

    Edwin Thomas Booth (November 13, 1833 – June 7, 1893) was an American actor who toured throughout the United States and the major capitals of Europe, performing Shakespearean plays. In 1869, he...  more
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    Edwin Richfield

    1921-09-11

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Edwin Richfield (11 September 1921 – 2 August 1990) was an English actor.His film credits include: X the Unknown, Quatermass 2, The Camp on Blood Island, The Face of Fu Manchu and Quatermass and the...  more
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    Edwin Rosario

    1963-03-15

    BirthplaceToa Baja, Puerto Rico

    Edwin "Chapo" Rosario Rivera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeðwin roˈsaɾjo]; March 15, 1963 – December 1, 1997) was a world champion professional boxer who competed from 1979 to 1997. He won the...  more
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    Edwin Moses

    1955-08-31

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    Edwin Corley Moses (born August 31, 1955) is an American former track and field athlete who won gold medals in the 400 m hurdles at the 1976 and 1984 Olympics. Between 1977 and 1987, Moses won 107...  more
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    Edwin Neal

    1945-07-12

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    Edwin Neal (born July 12, 1945) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role as the hitchhiker in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. He has been a top voice talent and actor for years appearing...  more
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    Edwin Morgan

    1920-04-27

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Edwin George Morgan (27 April 1920 – 17 August 2010) was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance. He is widely recognised as one of the foremost Scottish...  more
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    BirthplaceLa Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic

    Edwin Elpidio Encarnación is a Dominican professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball. He stands 6 ft 1 in and weighs 230 pounds....  more
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    Edwin August

    1883-11-20

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Edwin August (November 10, 1883 – March 4, 1964) was an American actor, director, and screenwriter of the silent era. He appeared in 152 films between 1909 and 1947. He also directed 52 films...  more
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    BirthplaceHead Tide, Maine

    Edwin Arlington Robinson (December 22, 1869 – April 6, 1935) was an American poet. Robinson won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry on three occasions and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature...  more
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    BirthplaceVoorhout, Netherlands

    Edwin van der Sar OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛtʋɪn vɑn dɛr ˈsɑr] (listen)) (born 29 October 1970) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. During his career he played...  more

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    BirthplaceChelsea, New York City, New York

    Edwin Howard Armstrong (December 18, 1890 – February 1, 1954) was an American electrical engineer and inventor, who developed FM (frequency modulation) radio and the superheterodyne receiver system....  more
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    Edwin Hawkins

    1943-08-18

    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Edwin Reuben Hawkins (August 19, 1943 – January 15, 2018) was an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger. He was one of the originators of the urban contemporary...  more
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    Edwin Edwards

    1927-08-07

    BirthplaceUSA, Marksville, Louisiana

    Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 7th congressional district from 1965...  more
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    Edwin H. Land

    1909-05-07

    BirthplaceBridgeport, Connecticut

    Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI (May 7, 1909 – March 1, 1991) was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. He invented inexpensive...  more
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    Edwin Jackson

    1983-09-09

    BirthplaceNeu-Ulm, Germany

    Edwin Jackson may refer to: Edwin Jackson (American football) (1991–2018), American football player Edwin Jackson (baseball) (born 1983), American baseball player Edwin Jackson (basketball) (born...  more
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    Edwin Valero

    1981-12-03

    BirthplaceMérida, Mérida, Venezuela

    Edwin Valero (December 3, 1981 – April 19, 2010) was a Venezuelan professional boxer who competed from 2002 to 2010. He was an undefeated former world champion in two weight classes, having held the...  more

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    Edwin Emmanuel Bradford (1860–1944) was an English clergyman and Uranian poet and novelist. He attended Exeter College, Oxford, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1884, and was awarded a Doctor...  more
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