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Who Is The Most Famous Herb Or Herbert In The World?

Updated February 1, 2021 583 votes 27 voters 11.8k views70 items

List RulesVote up all of the Herbs and Herberts you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Herbs and Herberts can you think of? The famous Herberts below have many different professions, including notable actors named Herb, famous musicians named Herb, inventors named Herb, politicians named Herbert, and even athletes named Herbert.

Herbert Hoover is certainly one of the most famous Herberts on this list. One of the famous public figures named Herbert, he served as the President of the United States from 1929 to 1933. The Great Depression was the focus of his administration.

Another of the famous people with the first name Herbert is Herbie Hancock. He is a musician and composer. He played with the Miles Davis Quintet before launching a successful solo career.

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

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    Herbert Hoover

    1874-08-10

    BirthplaceWest Branch, Iowa, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American engineer, businessman, and politician who served as the 31st president of the United States from 1929 to 1933. A member of...  more

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    Herbie Hancock

    1940-04-12

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor. Hancock started his career with Donald Byrd. He shortly thereafter joined the Miles...  more

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    Herbert Lom

    1917-09-11

    BirthplacePrague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary

    GenderMale

    Herbert Lom (Czech pronunciation: [ɦɛrbɛrt lom]; 11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a Czech-born British film and television actor who moved to the United Kingdom in 1939. In a career lasting...  more
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    Herb Alpert

    1935-03-31

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group variously known as Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, or TJB. Alpert is also a...  more
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    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall (23 May 1890 – 22 January 1966) was an English stage, screen and radio actor who, despite losing a leg during the First World War, starred in many popular and...  more
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    Herb Pedersen

    1944-04-27

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California

    GenderMale

    Herbert Joseph Pedersen (born April 27, 1944 in Berkeley, California) is an American musician, guitarist, banjo player, and singer-songwriter who has played a variety of musical styles over the past...  more

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    BirthplaceBrighton, East Sussex, England, UK

    GenderMale

    Herbert Banemann Rawlinson (15 November 1885 – 12 July 1953) was an English-born stage, film, radio, and television actor. A leading man during Hollywood's silent film era, Rawlinson transitioned to...  more
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    Herb Vigran

    1910-06-05

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameHerb Vigran^! Herburt Vigran

    Herbert "Herb" Vigran (June 5, 1910 – November 29, 1986) was an American character actor in Hollywood from the 1930s to the 1980s. Over his 50-year career, he made over 350 television and film...  more
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    Herbert Ross

    1927-05-13

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Herbert David Ross (May 13, 1927 – October 9, 2001) was an American actor, choreographer, director and producer who worked predominantly in the stage and film....  more
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    Herb Adderley

    1939-06-08

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    Herbert Anthony Adderley (born June 8, 1939) is a former American football cornerback who played for the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL), and is a...  more
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    Herb Ellis

    1921-08-04

    BirthplaceFarmersville, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Mitchell Herbert Ellis (August 4, 1921 – March 28, 2010), known professionally as Herb Ellis, was an American jazz guitarist. During the 1950s, he was in a trio with pianist Oscar Peterson....  more
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    Herb Shriner

    1918-05-29

    BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Herbert Arthur "Herb" Shriner (May 29, 1918 – April 23, 1970) was an American humorist, radio personality and television host. Shriner was known for his homespun monologues, usually about his home...  more
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    Herb Kohl

    1935-02-07

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Herbert H. Kohl (born February 7, 1935) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician. Alongside the help of his brother and father, the Kohl family created the Kohl's Department Stores...  more
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    Herb Gardner

    1934-12-28

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    GenderMale

    Herbert George Gardner (December 28, 1934 – September 25, 2003), better known as Herb Gardner, was an American commercial artist, cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter....  more
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    Herbert Rudley

    1910-03-22

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameHerb Rudley^! Herbert Rudley

    Herbert Rudley (March 22, 1910 – September 9, 2006) was an American character actor who appeared on stage, films and on television....  more
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    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California

    GenderMale

    Herbert Lawrence Becker is a former magician who also wrote a computer program described by him as "broadcasting analog signals over the internet in real time" in 2000. He is also the author of...  more
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    Herb Baumeister

    1947-04-07

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    GenderMale

    Herbert Richard Baumeister (April 7, 1947 – July 3, 1996) was an American suspected serial killer. A resident of Westfield, Indiana, Baumeister was under investigation for murdering over a dozen men...  more

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    Herb Pomeroy

    1930-04-15

    BirthplaceGloucester, Massachusetts

    GenderMale

    Irving Herbert Pomeroy III (April 15, 1930 – August 11, 2007) was a jazz trumpeter, teacher, and the founder of the MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble....  more
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    Herb Ritts

    1952-08-13

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer and director prolific for his photographs of celebrities, models, and other cultural figures...  more
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    Herb Brooks

    1937-08-05

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Herbert Paul Brooks Jr. (August 5, 1937 – August 11, 2003) was an American ice hockey player and coach. His most notable achievement came in 1980 as head coach of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic...  more

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    BirthplaceKensington, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (17 December 1852 – 2 July 1917) was an English actor and theatre manager. Tree began performing in the 1870s. By 1887, he was managing the Haymarket Theatre, winning...  more
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    Herb Edelman

    1933-11-05

    BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameHerbert Edelman

    Herbert Edelman (November 5, 1933 – July 21, 1996) was an American actor of stage, film and television. He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his television work. One of his best-known roles...  more
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    Herbert Brenon

    1880-01-13

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    GenderMale

    Herbert Brenon (13 January 1880 – 21 June 1958) born Alexander Herbert Reginald St. John Brenon was an Irish film director, actor and screenwriter during the era of silent movies through the 1930s....  more
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    Herbert Marcuse

    1898-07-19

    BirthplaceWest Berlin

    GenderMale

    Herbert Marcuse (; German: [maɐ̯ˈkuːzə]; July 19, 1898 – July 29, 1979) was a German-American philosopher, sociologist, and political theorist, associated with the Frankfurt School of Critical...  more
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    Herbert Mullin

    1947-04-18

    BirthplaceSalinas, California

    GenderMale

    Herbert William Mullin (born April 18, 1947) is an American serial killer who killed thirteen people in California in the early 1970s. He confessed to the killings, which he claimed prevented...  more

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