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Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

Updated October 21, 2020 45.4k views104 items

List RulesVote up all of the famous Harrys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Harry can you think of? The famous Harrys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Harry, famous singers named Harry, and even one of America's presidents, Harry S. Truman. Also included on this list is illusionist and magician Harry Houdini.

Harry Styles is of course one of the most famous Harrys on this list. He was originally a member of the extremely popular boy band One Direction, before breaking off to pursue his solo career. He has since gained attention with his song "Sign of the Times", proving that an ex-boy band member can make it solo. He has also recently dabbled in acting, showing off his chops in Sam Mendes' war epic Dunkirk.

Another of the famous people with the first name Harry is voice actor Harry Shearer. If you've watched The Simpsons, you'll recognize his voice as multiple Springfield residents including Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, Ned Flanders, Reverend Lovejoy, and Kent Brockman.

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  • Harry Styles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceRedditch, United Kingdom

    Harry Edward Styles (born 1 February 1994) is an English singer, songwriter, and actor. He... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry S. Truman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry S. Truman

    Dec. at 88 (1884-1972)

    BirthplaceLamar, Missouri, United States of America

    Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Houdini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Houdini

    Dec. at 52 (1874-1926)

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    Harry Houdini (; born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; March 24, 1874 – October... more on Wikipedia

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  • Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceSt Mary's Hospital, London, London, United Kingdom

    Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, (born Henry Charles Albert David; 15 September 1984) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Shearer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Harry Julius Shearer (born December 23, 1943) is an American actor, voice actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr. (born September 11, 1967) is a Grammy and Emmy-award winning... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Reid

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceSearchlight, Nevada, United States of America

    Harry Mason Reid (; born December 2, 1939) is a retired American attorney and politician who... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Carson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceFlorence, South Carolina, United States of America

    Harry Donald Carson (born November 26, 1953) is a former American football inside linebacker... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Belafonte is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceHarlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Harry Belafonte (born March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceLondon, England

    Harry Charles Salusbury Lloyd (born 17 November 1983) is an English actor. He is known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Greb is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Greb

    Dec. at 32 (1894-1926)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Edward Henry Greb (June 6, 1894 – October 22, 1926) was an American professional boxer.... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Nilsson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Nilsson

    Dec. at 53 (1941-1994)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994), usually credited as Nilsson, was... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Anderson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceNewport, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Harry Laverne Anderson (October 14, 1952 – April 16, 2018) was an American actor, comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Chapin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Chapin

    Dec. at 39 (1942-1981)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Harry Forster Chapin (December 7, 1942 – July 16, 1981) was an American singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Kane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Kane

    Age: 27

    BirthplaceChingford, London, United Kingdom

    Harry Edward Kane (born 28 July 1993) is an English professional footballer who plays as a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Heilmann

    Dec. at 57 (1894-1951)

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Harry Edwin Heilmann (August 3, 1894 – July 9, 1951), nicknamed "Slug", was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    #118 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#182 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • Harry Wills is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Wills

    Dec. at 69 (1889-1958)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Harry Wills (May 15, 1889 – December 21, 1958) was a heavyweight boxer who three times held... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Morgan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry Morgan

    Dec. at 96 (1915-2011)

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Harry Morgan (born Harry Bratsberg; April 10, 1915 – December 7, 2011) was an American actor... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Shum, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplacePuerto Limón, Costa Rica

    Harry Shum Jr. (born April 28, 1982) is a Costa Rican-American actor, singer, dancer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Dean Stanton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceUSA, Irvine, Kentucky

    Harry Dean Stanton (July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017) was an American actor, musician, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Lennix is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Harry Joseph Lennix III (born November 16, 1964) is an American actor. He is best known for... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Gallatin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceRoxana, Illinois

    Harry Junior "The Horse" Gallatin (April 26, 1927 – October 7, 2015) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry H. Corbett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    Harry H. Corbett

    Dec. at 57 (1925-1982)

    BirthplaceMyanmar, Yangon

    Harry H. Corbett, OBE (28 February 1925 – 21 March 1982) was an English actor and comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Howell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceHamilton, Canada

    Henry Vernon Howell (December 28, 1932 – March 9, 2019) was a Canadian professional hockey... more on Wikipedia

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  • Harry Gregg is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Harry In The World?

    BirthplaceMagherafelt, United Kingdom

    Henry Gregg, (born 27 October 1932) is a former Northern Ireland international footballer and... more on Wikipedia

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