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Who Is The Most Famous Gail or Gayle In The World?

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

Gayle King is certainly one of the most famous Gayles on this list. One of the famous TV personalities named Gayle, she was a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show before becoming the co-anchor of CBS This Morning in 2012. She is also an editor at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.

Another of the famous people with the first name Gail is Gail Simmons. She is a food writer and cookbook author. She is best known for her position as a judge on Top Chef.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Gail or Gayle? Just add them to the list!

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    Gayle King


    BirthplaceChevy Chase, Maryland, United States of America

    Gayle King (born December 28, 1954) is an American television personality, journalist, and author, who is a chief anchor for CBS News and co-host of its flagship morning program CBS This Morning, a...  more
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    Gail Russell


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Gail Russell (born Elizabeth L. Russell, September 21, 1924 – August 26, 1961) was an American film and television actress....  more
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    Gail O'Grady


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    Gail Ann O'Grady (born January 23, 1963), an American actress and producer, is best known for her roles on television. Her roles include Donna Abandando in the ABC police drama NYPD Blue, and Helen...  more
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    Gail Simmons


    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Gail Simmons (born May 19, 1976) is a Canadian food writer and cookbook author. Since the show's inception in 2006, she has served as a permanent judge on BRAVO's Emmy-winning series Top Chef....  more
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    Gail Ann Dorsey


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Gail Ann Dorsey (born November 20, 1962) is an American musician. With a long career as a session musician mainly on bass guitar, she is perhaps best known for her lengthy residency in David Bowie's...  more
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    Gail Devers


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, United States of America

    Yolanda Gail Devers ( DEE-vərz; born November 19, 1966) is an American retired track and field athlete. A two-time Olympic champion in the 100 meters for the USA, her 1996 win made her only the...  more
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    Gail Porter


    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Gail Porter (born 23 March 1971) is a Scottish television presenter, television personality, former model and actress. She started her television career in children's TV, before branching out into...  more
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    Gail Matthius


    BirthplaceSioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

    Gail Matthius (born December 14, 1953) is an American actress, voice actress and comedian. She was a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live during its critical and ratings low point at the time...  more
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    BirthplaceNorthern Ireland

    Gayle Williamson (born c. 1980, Dollingstown, Northern Ireland) is a model and the 2002 Miss Northern Ireland and the 2002 Miss United Kingdom title holders. She was also a contestant in the 2002...  more
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    Gail Davis


    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas, USA

    Gail Davis (born Betty Jeanne Grayson, October 5, 1925 – March 15, 1997) was an American actress and singer, best known for her starring role as Annie Oakley in the 1950s television series Annie...  more
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    Gail Bowen


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Gail Dianne Bowen (née Bartholomew; born 22 September 1942) is a Canadian playwright and writer of mystery novels. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Bowen was educated at the University of Toronto, where...  more
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    Gail O'Neill


    BirthplaceNew York

    Gail O'Neill (c. 1963) is a former fashion model, who has become a television journalist. As a fashion model, she was considered one of the elite African American models in the world. She has been...  more
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    Gayle McCormick


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Gayle McCormick (November 26, 1948 – March 1, 2016) was an American singer, best known for her work with the rock band Smith. She attended Pattonville High School in Maryland Heights, Missouri near...  more
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    Gail Davies


    BirthplaceUSA, Oklahoma, Broken Bow

    Gail Davies (born Patricia Gail Dickerson; June 5, 1948) is an American singer/songwriter and the first female record producer in country music. She is the daughter of country singer Tex Dickerson...  more
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    Gail Harris


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom, Batley

    Gail Harris (born 16 December 1964 in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England) is a British-born model, actress, adult-magazine publisher, and adult-industry entrepreneur....  more
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    Gail Kelly


    BirthplacePretoria, South Africa

    Gail Kelly (née: Currer) (born 25 April 1956) is a South African-born Australian businesswoman. She is the former chief executive officer (CEO) of Westpac, stepping down from the role on 1 February...  more
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    Gail Edwards


    BirthplaceCoral Gables, Florida, USA

    Gail June Edwards (born September 27, 1952) is an American former actress. She is known for her roles as Dot Higgins in ABC's It's a Living, Sharon LeMeure in NBC's Blossom, and Vicky Larson in ABC's...  more
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    Gayle Hunnicutt


    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    Gayle Hunnicutt, Lady Jenkins, (born February 6, 1943), is an American film, television and stage actress, She has made more than 30 film appearances....  more
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    Gayle G Roper

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    Gail Patrick


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Gail Patrick (born Margaret LaVelle Fitzpatrick, June 20, 1911 – July 6, 1980) was an American film actress and television producer. Often cast as the bad girl or the other woman, she appeared in...  more
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    Gail Strickland


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, USA

    Gail Strickland (born May 18, 1947) is an American actress who had prominent supporting roles in such films as The Drowning Pool (1975), Bound for Glory (1976), Who'll Stop the Rain (1978), Norma Rae...  more
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    Gail Cronauer


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    Gail Cronauer is an American stage, television, and feature film actress and an acting professor. She has performed films as diverse as Oliver Stone's JFK to the TV series, Walker, Texas Ranger. She...  more
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    Gail Kobe


    BirthplaceHamtramck, Detroit, Michigan, USA

    Gail Kobe (March 19, 1932 – August 1, 2013) was an American actress and television producer....  more
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    Gail K. Boudreaux

    Ms. Boudreaux is executive vice president for external operations at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), which has a membership of more than 10.4 million people and is the country's largest...
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    Gail Carriger


    BirthplaceBolinas, California

    Gail Carriger is the pen name of Tofa Borregaard, an American archaeologist and author of steampunk fiction. She was born in Bolinas, an unincorporated community in Marin County, California, and...  more
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