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Famous People Named Fran

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Fran in the world? Our list of celebrities named Fran includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Frans below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Fran, actors named Fran, and much more. Fran Tarkenton, Fran Drescher, and Fran Kranz are only a few of the well-known people named Fran on this list.
  • Fran Tarkenton

    American football player


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Francis Asbury Tarkenton (born February 3, 1940) is an American former football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He played in the NFL for 18 seasons, spending the...  more

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  • Fran Drescher

    Television director, Comedian


    BirthplaceKew Gardens, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Francine Joy Drescher (born September 30, 1957) is an American actress, comedian, writer and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993–99), and for...  more

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  • Age40

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Francis Elliott "Fran" Kranz (born July 13, 1981) is an American film, television and Broadway actor. He is known for his portrayal of Topher Brink in the science fiction drama series Dollhouse. He...  more
  • Fran Gerard

    Pornographic actor, Nude Glamour Model


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

  • Fran Walsh

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWellington, New Zealand

    Dame Frances Rosemary Walsh (born 10 January 1959) is a New Zealand screenwriter, film producer and lyricist. She has won BAFTA and Oscars for her music, film producing, and script writing. The...  more
  • Fran Ryan

    Character actor, Actor

    AgeDec. at 83 (1916-2000)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Fran Mary Ryan (November 29, 1916 – January 15, 2000) was an American character actress featured in television and films. She was born in Los Angeles, California....  more
  • Fran McCaffery

    Basketball Coach, Coach


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Francis John McCaffery (born May 23, 1959) is an American college basketball coach and the current men's basketball head coach at the University of Iowa. He has taken four Division I programs to...  more
  • Fran Lebowitz

    Author, Actor


    BirthplaceMorristown, New Jersey, USA

    Frances Ann Lebowitz (born October 27, 1950) is an American author, public speaker, and occasional actor. Lebowitz is known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her...  more
  • AgeDec. at 81 (1907-1989)

    BirthplaceLa Porte City, Iowa, United States of America

    Frances Helen Allison (November 20, 1907 – June 13, 1989) was an American television and radio comedian, personality and singer. She is best known for her starring role on the weekday NBC-TV puppet...  more
  • Fran Healy

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceHolyoke, Massachusetts

    Francis Xavier Healy (born September 6, 1946), is a former Major League Baseball catcher best known for his long tenure calling television broadcasts for the New York Mets on the MSG Network and Fox...  more
  • Fran Jeffries

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceSan Jose, California, United States of America

    Fran Jeffries (born Frances Ann Makris; May 18, 1937 – December 15, 2016) was an American singer, dancer, actress, and model....  more
  • Fran Perea

    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceSpain, Málaga

    Francisco Manuel Perea Bilbao (born 20 November 1978 in Málaga, Andalucía, Spain), professionally known as Fran Perea, is a Spanish actor and singer....  more
  • Fran Brill

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceUSA, Chester, Pennsylvania

    Frances Joan Brill (born September 30, 1946) is an American actress and puppeteer, best known for her roles on Sesame Street, as well as playing Sally Hayes in the Hal Ashby film Being There (1979),...  more
  • AgeDec. at 87 (1926-2013)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Frances Wolfe (March 4, 1926 – March 4, 2013), known by her stage name, Fran Warren, was an American popular singer....  more
  • Age83

    BirthplaceMalvern, Arkansas, USA

    Alternative NameFran Bennett

    Fran Bennett (born August 14, 1937) is an American actress, known for her works in theater and on television. She is not to be confused with the 1950s actress of the same name (born Frances Eugenia...  more
  • Fran Myers

    Screenwriter, Actor
    Frances Myers (credited as Fran Myers) is an American television soap opera writer and actress. She has written for soaps for nearly 25 years. She also had a contract role on CBS soap opera Guiding...  more
  • Fran Weissler

    Theatrical producer
    Fran Weissler is a theater producer....  more
  • Fran de Takats

    Talent manager


    Fran de Takats (born 6 February 1970) is an A&R executive, music manager, and talent scout for several major and independent record labels and is responsible for many hit records and notably two Brit...  more
  • Fran McKee (September 13, 1926 – March 3, 2002) was the first female line officer to hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral (Lower...  more
  • Fran Pavley

    Politician, Teacher


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Frances J. "Fran" Pavley (born November 11, 1948) is an American politician who served two terms in the California State Senate and three terms in the California State Assembly. A Democrat, she last...  more
  • Fran Bailey



    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Frances Esther Bailey (born 21 May 1946) is a former Australian politician. She is a member of the Liberal Party and served in the House of Representatives from 1990 to 1993 and 1996 to 2010,...  more
  • Fran Beauman

    Historian, Radio personality


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Francesca Beauman (born 12 April 1977) is a writer, historian and television presenter, living in both London, United Kingdom and Los Angeles, California, United States. ...  more
  • Fran Levstik

    Political Activist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 56 (1831-1887)

    BirthplaceDolnje Retje, Slovenia

    Fran Levstik (28 September 1831 – 16 November 1887) was a Slovene writer, political activist, playwright and critic. He was one of the most prominent exponents of the Young Slovene political movement....  more
  • AgeDec. at 59 (1903-1962)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Francis Hamilton "Fran" Striker (August 19, 1903 – September 4, 1962) was an American writer for radio and comics, best known for creating the Lone Ranger, Green Hornet, and Sgt. Preston of the Yukon...  more
  • Fran Rogel

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 74 (1927-2002)

    BirthplaceNorth Braddock, Pennsylvania

    Francis Stephen Rogel (December 12, 1927 in North Braddock, Pennsylvania – June 3, 2002 in Richland, Pennsylvania) was an American football fullback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL....  more
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