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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.

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    Gayle King

    1954-12-28
    27

    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

    1924-09-21
    21

    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

    1963-01-23
    17

    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

    1976-05-19
    17

    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

    1962-11-20
    17

    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

    1966-11-19
    14

    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

    1971-03-23
    11

    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

    1953-12-08
    12

    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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    10

    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

    1925-10-05
    14

    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

    1942-09-22
    15

    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

    1963-01-01
    14

    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

    1948-11-26
    10

    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

    1948-06-05
    14

    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

    1964-12-16
    11

    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
  • 16

    Gail Kelly

    1956-04-25
    12

    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
  • 17

    Gail Edwards

    1952-09-27
    10

    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
  • 18

    Gayle Hunnicutt

    1943-02-06
    8

    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

    8
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    Gail Patrick

    1911-06-20
    5

    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
  • 21

    Gail Strickland

    1947-05-18
    5

    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
  • 22

    Gail Cronauer

    1948-12-23
    5

    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
  • 23

    Gail Kobe

    1931-03-19
    5

    BirthplaceHamtramck, Detroit, Michigan, USA

    Gail Kobe (March 19, 1932 – August 1, 2013) was an American actress and television producer....  more
  • 24

    Gail K. Boudreaux

    1960
    7
    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

    1976-05-04
    7

    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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