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Ever wondered how many famous people named Ethel there are? This list of celebrities named Ethel includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Ethels on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Ethel, actors named Ethel, and even athletes named Ethel. Well-known Ethels like Ethel Merman, Ethel Barrymore, and Ethel Waters are just the start of this list.
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Ethel Merman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor, Singer Ethel Merman was an American actress and singer. Known primarily for her belting voice and roles in musical theatre, she has been called "the undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy ...more

Ethel Barrymore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor Ethel Barrymore was an American actress and a member of the Barrymore family of actors.

Ethel Waters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor, Singer Ethel Waters was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed jazz, big band, and pop music, on the Broadway stage and in concerts, although she ...more

Ethel Ennis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Musician Ethel Llewellyn Ennis is an American jazz musician. Ethel Ennis began performing on the piano in high school, but her natural vocal abilities soon eclipsed those as a pianist. Embarking on a ...more

Ethel Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor, Singer

Ethel Whibley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Ethel Whibley, née Birnie Philip, was the sister-in-law of James McNeill Whistler. Ethel was a secretary to Whistler who used Ethel as a model for a number of full-length portraits ...more

Ethel Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor, Dancer, Organist Ethel Smith was an organist who played primarily in a pop style on the Hammond organ. Born Ethel Goldsmith, she performed from a fairly young age and traveled widely, learning several languages. ...more

Ethel K. Myers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Sculptor, Painter, Artist Ethel K. Myers (1881 - 1960) was an American sculptor and painter. She was born Lillian Cochran in Brooklyn, New York in 1881, and later given the name "Mae Ethel Klinck" after she was ...more

Ethel Lilian Voynich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Musician, Novelist, Author Ethel Lilian Voynich, née Boole was an Anglo-Irish novelist and musician, and a supporter of several revolutionary causes. She was born in Cork, but grew up in England. Voynich was a ...more

Ethel Clayton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor Ethel Clayton was an American actress of the silent film era.

Ethel Griffies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor Ethel Griffies was an English actress of stage, screen and television. She was the daughter of actors Samuel Rupert Woods and Lillie Roberts, and taken onstage at the age of three, and would ...more

Ethel L. Payne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Ethel L. Payne Journalist Ethel L. Payne was an African-American journalist. Known as the "First Lady of the Black Press", she was a columnist, lecturer, and freelance writer. She combined advocacy with ...more

Ethel Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Ethel Skakel Kennedy is an American human-rights campaigner and widow of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was assassinated while running for nomination as Democratic presidential candidate in ...more

Ethel Mannin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Ethel Mannin Novelist, Writer Ethel Mannin is a writer.

Ethel Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Ethel May Smith was a sprinter from Canada who won a bronze medal in the 100 m at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, Netherlands. At the same games she helped the Canadian national team win ...more

Ethel Booba is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Comedian, Actor Ethel Gabison, also known by her stage name Ethel Booba, is a Filipino TV personality and comedienne of South African and American descent. She has also worked in the recording industry. She is ...more

Ethel Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Novelist, Writer Ethel Turner was an English-born Australian novelist and children's literature writer.

Ethel Lackie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Swimmer Ethel Minnie Lackie was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Lackie represented the United States at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris. ...more

Ethel Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Professor, Teacher Ethel M. Cochrane is a former Canadian Senator having represented the province of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1986 until 2012. A teacher by training, Cochrane worked as an educator in her ...more

Ethel Wales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor Ethel Wales was an American actress, who appeared in 130 films during her 30-year career.She was the first wife of Wellington E. Wales, Mary Pickford's business manager during the height of her ...more

Ethel Teare is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor Ethel Teare was an American silent film actress from Phoenix, Arizona.

Ethel Brez is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Screenwriter Ethel Brez is an American television soap opera writer.

Ethel Owen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Actor Ethel Owen was an American actress with a lengthy career on stage as well as radio and television. In her early sixties, during the mid-1950s, she had a memorable recurring TV role on The ...more

Ethel Catherwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Ethel Hannah Catherwood was a Canadian athlete. Born in Hannah, North Dakota, United States, Ethel Catherwood was raised and educated in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, where she excelled at ...more

Ethel Gabain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ethel
Printmaker, Artist Ethel Gabain was a French-English artist.