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Famous People Named Ernest

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If your name is Ernest, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Ernest or Ernie, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Ernest can you think of? The famous Ernests below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Ernest, athletes named Ernie, and even political figures named Ernest. The music industry is no stranger to the name Ernest, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Ernie are worth mentioning? This list includes Ernest Hemingway, Ernest Borgnine, Ernest Rutherford and Ernest R. Dickerson. To read more about these notable people named Ernest, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
  • Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway

    Dec. at 62 (1899-1961)

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois, USA

    Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American journalist, novelist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ernest Borgnine

    Ernest Borgnine

    Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)

    BirthplaceHamden, Connecticut, United States of America

    Ernest Borgnine (born January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012) was an American actor whose career... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ernest Rutherford

    Ernest Rutherford

    Dec. at 66 (1871-1937)

    BirthplaceBrightwater, New Zealand

    Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, , HFRSE, LLD (30 August 1871 – 19 October... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest R. Dickerson

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    Ernest Roscoe Dickerson (born June 25, 1951) is an American director, cinematographer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Chausson

    Ernest Chausson

    Dec. at 44 (1855-1899)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Amédée-Ernest Chausson (French: [ʃosɔ̃]; 20 January 1855 – 10 June 1899) was a French romantic... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ernest Lehman

    Ernest Lehman

    Dec. at 90 (1915-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Ernest Paul Lehman (December 8, 1915 – July 2, 2005) was an American screenwriter. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Emerson


    Ernest R. Emerson is an American custom knifemaker, martial artist, and edged-weapons expert.... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Gruening

    Ernest Gruening

    Dec. at 87 (1887-1974)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Ernest Henry Gruening ( GREEN-ing; February 6, 1887 – June 26, 1974) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Torrence

    Ernest Torrence

    Dec. at 55 (1878-1933)

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, Scotland

    Ernest Torrence (born Ernest Torrance-Thomson, 26 June 1878 – 15 May 1933) was a Scottish film... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Bloch

    Ernest Bloch

    Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)

    BirthplaceGeneva, Switzerland

    Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959) was a Swiss-born American composer. Bloch was a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ernest Walton

    Ernest Walton

    Dec. at 92 (1903-1995)

    BirthplaceDungarvan, Republic of Ireland

    Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (6 October 1903 – 25 June 1995) was an Irish physicist and Nobel... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Thesiger

    Ernest Thesiger

    Dec. at 82 (1879-1961)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, CBE (15 January 1879 – 14 January 1961) was an English stage... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest K. Bramblett

    Ernest K. Bramblett

    Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)

    BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    Ernest King Bramblett (April 25, 1901 – December 27, 1966) was a Republican United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest H. Volwiler

    Dec. at 99 (1893-1992)

    BirthplaceHamilton, Ohio

    Ernest Henry Volwiler (August 22, 1893 – October 3, 1992) was an American chemist. He spent... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Tubb

    Ernest Tubb

    Dec. at 70 (1914-1984)

    BirthplaceCrisp, Texas, United States of America

    Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Gimson

    Ernest Gimson

    Dec. at 55 (1864-1919)

    BirthplaceLeicester, United Kingdom

    Ernest William Gimson was an English furniture designer and architect. Gimson was described by... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest King

    Ernest King

    Dec. at 78 (1878-1956)

    BirthplaceLorain, Ohio

    Ernest Joseph King (23 November 1878 – 25 June 1956) was Commander in Chief, United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Miller

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ernest Clifford Miller (born January 14, 1964) is an American actor and former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Truex

    Ernest Truex

    Dec. at 84 (1889-1973)

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    Ernest Truex (September 19, 1889 – June 26, 1973) was an American actor of stage, film, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Lawrence

    Ernest Lawrence

    Dec. at 57 (1901-1958)

    BirthplaceCanton, South Dakota

    Ernest Orlando Lawrence (August 8, 1901 – August 27, 1958) was a pioneering American nuclear... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest William Lyons Holt

    Ernest William Lyons Holt

    Dec. at 58 (1864-1922)

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Ernest William Lyons Holt or E. W. L. Holt (17 October 1864 – 10 June 1922) was an eminent... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Givins

    Ernest Givins

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida

    Ernest Pastell Givins Jr. (born September 3, 1964), is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia


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  • Ernest Clark

    Ernest Clark

    Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)

    BirthplaceMaida Vale, London, United Kingdom

    Ernest Clark (12 February 1912 in London – 11 November 1994) was a British actor of stage,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest Mandel

    Ernest Mandel

    Dec. at 72 (1923-1995)

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Ernest Ezra Mandel (Dutch: [manˈdɛl]; also known by various pseudonyms such as Ernest Germain,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ernest William Brown

    Ernest William Brown

    Dec. at 72 (1866-1938)

    BirthplaceKingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

    Ernest William Brown FRS (29 November 1866 – 22 July 1938) was an English mathematician and... more on Wikipedia