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Famous People Named Gordon 

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If your name is Gordon, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Gordon, including photos when available. How many celebrities named Gordon can you think of? The famous Gordons below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Gordon, athletes named Gordon, and even political figures named Gordon. The music industry is no stranger to the name Gordon, and the same can be said for Hollywood and show business in general.

Which famous people named Gordon are worth mentioning? This list includes Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Hayward, Gordon Lightfoot and Gordon Banks. To read more about these notable people named Gordon, click the corresponding row of who you want to learn more about, and additional information will appear.
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Gordon

Age: 28

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Gordon Daniel Hayward (born March 23, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college ...more

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#167 of 870 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #21 of 243 The Best White Players in NBA History #48 of 95 The Most Overrated Players In The NBA Today

Gordon Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 80

Birthplace: Orillia, Canada

Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer-songwriter who achieved international success in folk, folk-rock, and country music. He is credited with helping to ...more

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The Best Gordon Lightfoot Albums of All Time #22 of 265 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #165 of 419 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Gordon Banks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Soccer Player

Age: 81

Birthplace: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Gordon Banks (30 December 1937 – 12 February 2019) was an English professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper. He made 679 appearances during a 20-year professional career, and won 73 ...more

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#115 of 1,419 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #11 of 230 The Best Soccer Goalies of All Time #5 of 262 The Best Soccer Players from United Kingdom

Gordon Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Politician, Journalist, Lecturer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Giffnock, United Kingdom

James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is a British politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2010. He served as Chancellor of the ...more
Gordon Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Cook, Television director, Television producer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Johnstone, United Kingdom

Gordon James Ramsay (born 8 November 1966) is a British chef, restaurateur, writer, television personality and food critic. He was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, ...more

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People Are Asking Gordon Ramsay To Review Their Meals On Twitter And His Responses Are Savage #1 of 38 Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You #1 of 155 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever

Gordon Parks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Film Score Composer, Poet, Journalist

Age: Dec. at 94 (1912-2006)

Birthplace: Fort Scott, Kansas, United States of America

Gordon Roger Alexander Buchanan Parks (November 30, 1912 – March 7, 2006) was an American photographer, musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary ...more
Gordon Strachan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Coach, Footballer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Gordon David Strachan ( or ; born 9 February 1957) is a Scottish football coach and former player. Strachan played for Dundee, Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds United and Coventry City, as ...more

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#278 of 1,419 The Best Soccer Players of All Time #18 of 1,019 The Best Soccer Players from Scotland

Gordon Beckham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Baseball player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

James Gordon Beckham III (born September 16, 1986) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Chicago ...more
Gordon Hodgson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Gordon

Age: Dec. at 47 (1904-1951)

Birthplace: Gauteng, Johannesburg, Africa, South Africa

Gordon Hodgson (16 April 1904 – 14 June 1951) was an English sportsman, born in South Africa, who is best known as a striker for Liverpool and as a fast bowler for Lancashire. Hodgson signed for ...more

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#82 of 140 The Best Liverpool Players Of All Time #67 of 80 The Best Soccer Players from South Africa

Gordon Jump is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Actor

Age: Dec. at 71 (1932-2003)

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Alexander Gordon Jump (April 1, 1932 – September 22, 2003) was an American actor best known as the clueless radio station manager Arthur "Big Guy" Carlson in the TV series WKRP in ...more

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Gordon Moore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Businessperson, Chemist, Entrepreneur

Age: 90

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Gordon Earle Moore (born January 3, 1929) is an American businessman, engineer, and the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Intel Corporation. He is also the author of Moore's law. As of April ...more
Gordon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 77 (1927-2004)

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma

Leroy Gordon "Gordo" Cooper Jr. (March 6, 1927 – October 4, 2004) was an American aerospace engineer, test pilot, United States Air Force pilot, and the youngest of the seven original ...more

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Gordon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Actor

Age: Dec. at 67 (1923-1990)

Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Gordon Cameron Jackson, (19 December 1923 – 15 January 1990) was a Scottish actor best remembered for his roles as the butler Angus Hudson in Upstairs, Downstairs and as George Cowley, the head ...more
Gordon Campbell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Politician, Real estate development, Teacher

Age: 71

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Gordon Muir Campbell, (born January 12, 1948) is a retired Canadian diplomat and politician who was the 35th mayor of Vancouver from 1986 to 1993 and the 34th premier of British Columbia from ...more
Gordon Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Ontologist

Age: 55

Birthplace: East Bay, California

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Gordon Gould is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 85 (1920-2005)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Gordon Gould (July 17, 1920 – September 16, 2005) was an American physicist who is widely, but not universally, credited with the invention of the laser (Others attribute the invention to ...more
Gordon Stewart Northcott... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Gordon Bunshaft is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Architect

Age: Dec. at 81 (1909-1990)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Gordon Bunshaft, FAIA, was an American architect, a leading proponent of modern design in the mid-twentieth century. A partner in the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Bunshaft ...more
Gordon Greenidge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Cricketer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Barbados, British West Indies, Lesser Antilles, Caribbean, North America, + more

Cuthbert Gordon Greenidge (born 1 May 1951) is a Barbadian former first-class cricketer, who played Tests and One Day Internationals for 17 years for West Indies. In 2009, Greenidge was inducted ...more
Gordon Fox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 57

Gordon Dennis Fox (born December 21, 1961) is an American attorney and politician from Providence, Rhode Island. He served formerly as the Speaker of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, ...more
Gordon Solie is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Announcer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1929-2000)

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Gordon Solie (born Francis Jonard Labiak, later Jonard Pierre Sjoblom, January 26, 1929 – July 27, 2000), was an American Florida-based professional wrestling play-by-play announcer working for ...more
Gordon Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Actor, Footballer

Age: Dec. at 52 (1911-1963)

Birthplace: USA, Alden, Iowa

Gordon Wynnivo Jones (April 5, 1912 – June 20, 1963) was an American character actor, a member of John Wayne's informal acting company best known for playing Lou Costello's TV nemesis "Mike ...more
Gordon Scott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Actor

Age: Dec. at 81 (1926-2007)

Birthplace: Oregon, USA, Portland

Gordon Scott (August 3, 1926 – April 30, 2007) was an American film and television actor known for his portrayal of the fictional character Tarzan in five films (and one compilation of three ...more
Gordon Waller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Guitarist

Age: Dec. at 64 (1945-2009)

Birthplace: Braemar, United Kingdom

Gordon Trueman Riviere Waller (4 June 1945 – 17 July 2009) was a Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist, best known as Gordon of the 1960s pop music duo Peter and Gordon, whose biggest hit was ...more
Gordon Giltrap is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Gordon
Guitarist, Singer

Age: 70

Birthplace: England, Brenchley

Gordon Giltrap, MBE (born 6 April 1948 in Brenchley, Kent) is an English acoustic and electric guitarist and composer. His music crosses several genres. He has been described as "one of the ...more