Celebrities 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 62 (1899-1961)
Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public ...more

Ernest Borgnine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)
Ermes Effron Borgnino, known as Ernest Borgnine was an American film and television actor whose career spanned more than six decades. He was an unconventional lead in many films of the 1950s, ...more

Ernest Rutherford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 66 (1871-1937)
Ernest Rutherford, 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM FRS was a New Zealand-born British physicist who became known as the father of nuclear physics. Encyclopædia Britannica considers him ...more

Ernest R. Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
age 67
Ernest Roscoe Dickerson A.S.C. is an American film director and cinematographer. As a cinematographer, he is known for his frequent collaborations with Spike Lee. As a director, he is known for ...more

Ernest Chausson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 44 (1855-1899)
-Ernest Chausson was a French romantic composer who died just as his career was beginning to flourish.

Ernest Lehman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 90 (1915-2005)
Ernest Paul Lehman was an American screenwriter. He received six Academy Award nominations during his career, without a single win. At the 73rd Academy Awards in 2001, he received an Honorary ...more

Ernest Emerson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
age 63
Ernest R. Emerson is an American custom knifemaker, martial artist, and edged-weapons expert. Originally an engineer and machinist in the aerospace industry, Emerson became a knifemaker by ...more

Ernest Gruening is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 87 (1887-1974)
Ernest Henry Gruening was an American journalist and Democrat who was the Governor of the Alaska Territory from 1939 until 1953, and a United States Senator from Alaska from 1959 until 1969.

Ernest Torrence is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Died at 55 (1878-1933)
Ernest Torrence was a Scottish born film character actor who appeared in many Hollywood films, including Broken Chains with Colleen Moore, Mantrap with Clara Bow, and Fighting Caravans with Gary ...more

Ernest Bloch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 79 (1880-1959)
Ernest Bloch was a 20th-century Swiss-born American composer.

Ernest Walton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 92 (1903-1995)
Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton was an Irish physicist and Nobel laureate for his work with John Cockcroft with "atom-smashing" experiments done at Cambridge University in the early 1930s, ...more

Ernest Thesiger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 82 (1879-1961)
Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, CBE was an English stage and film actor. He is remembered for his performance as Doctor Septimus Pretorius in James Whale's film Bride of Frankenstein.

Ernest K. Bramblett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 65 (1901-1966)
Ernest King Bramblett was a Republican United States Congressman from California. He was elected to the U.S. House in the 1946 Republican landslide when he ousted Democratic incumbent Rep. ...more

Ernest H. Volwiler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 99 (1893-1992)
Ernest Henry Volwiler spent his entire career at Abbott Laboratories working his way from staff chemist to CEO. A Hamilton, Ohio native, Volwiler received a bachelor's degree from Miami ...more

Ernest Tubb is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 70 (1914-1984)
Ernest Dale Tubb, nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over ...more

Ernest Gimson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 55 (1864-1919)
Ernest William Gimson was an English furniture designer and architect. Gimson was described by the art critic Nikolaus Pevsner as "the greatest of the English architect-designers". ...more

Ernest King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 78 (1878-1956)
Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King was Commander in Chief, United States Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations during World War II. As COMINCH-CNO, he directed the United States Navy's operations, ...more

Ernest Miller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
age 55
Ernest Clifford Miller is an American actor and former professional wrestler who worked for World Championship Wrestling and World Wrestling Entertainment better known by his ring name, Ernest ...more

Ernest Truex is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 84 (1889-1973)
Ernest Truex was an American actor of stage, film, and television.

Ernest Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 57 (1901-1958)
Ernest Orlando Lawrence was a pioneering American nuclear scientist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. He is also known for his work on ...more

Ernest William Lyons Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 58 (1864-1922)
Ernest William Lyons Holt was an eminent English marine naturalist and biologist specialized in ichthyology, the study of fish. His work helped lay a scientific foundation for the fishery ...more

Ernest Givins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
age 54
Ernest Pastell Givins, Jr., is a former professional American football player from St. Petersburg, Florida. He played ten seasons as a wide receiver with the National Football League, mostly ...more

Ernest Clark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 82 (1912-1994)
Ernest Clark was an actor.

Ernest Mandel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Ernest Mandel Dec. at 72 (1923-1995)
Ernest Ezra Mandel, was a revolutionary Marxist theorist.

Ernest William Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ernest
Dec. at 72 (1866-1938)
Ernest William Brown FRS was a British mathematician and astronomer, who spent the majority of his career working in the United States. His life's work was the study of the Moon's motion and the ...more