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

Updated January 15, 2021 11.0k views67 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, 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

    Herbert Hoover

    Dec. at 90 (1874-1964)

    BirthplaceWest Branch, Iowa, United States of America

    Herbert Clark Hoover (August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964) was an American engineer,...  more

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  • Herbie Hancock

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Herbert Jeffrey Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader,...  more

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  • Herbert Lom

    Herbert Lom

    Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)

    BirthplacePrague, Czech Republic

    Herbert Lom (Czech pronunciation: [ɦɛrbɛrt lom]; 11 September 1917 – 27 September 2012) was a...  more
  • Herb Kohl

    Herb Kohl

    Age: 85

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Herbert H. Kohl (born February 7, 1935) is an American businessman, philanthropist, and...  more
  • Herb Alpert

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935) is an American jazz musician most associated with the group...  more

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  • Herbert Simon

    Herbert Simon

    Dec. at 85 (1916-2001)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

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  • Herb Pedersen

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California

    Herbert Joseph Pedersen (born April 27, 1944 in Berkeley, California) is an American musician,...  more

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  • Herbert Marshall

    Herbert Marshall

    Dec. at 76 (1890-1966)

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall (23 May 1890 – 22 January 1966) was an English stage, screen...  more
  • Herb Ritts

    Herb Ritts

    Dec. at 50 (1952-2002)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Herbert "Herb" Ritts Jr. (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion...  more
  • Herbert Spencer

    Herbert Spencer

    Dec. at 83 (1820-1903)

    BirthplaceDerby, United Kingdom

    Herbert Spencer (27 April 1820 – 8 December 1903) was an English philosopher, biologist,...  more

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  • Herb Ellis

    Herb Ellis

    Dec. at 89 (1921-2010)

    BirthplaceFarmersville, Texas, United States of America

    Mitchell Herbert Ellis (August 4, 1921 – March 28, 2010), known professionally as Herb Ellis,...  more
  • Herb Adderley

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Herbert Anthony Adderley (born June 8, 1939) is a former American football cornerback who...  more

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  • Herb Baumeister

    Herb Baumeister

    Dec. at 49 (1947-1996)

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Herbert Richard Baumeister (April 7, 1947 – July 3, 1996) was an American suspected serial...  more

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  • Herb Score

    Herb Score

    Dec. at 75 (1933-2008)

    BirthplaceRosedale, New York City, New York

    Herbert Jude Score (June 7, 1933 – November 11, 2008) was an American Major League Baseball...  more

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  • Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

    BirthplaceBallylongford, Republic of Ireland

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  • Herbert L. Becker

    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California

    Herbert Lawrence Becker is a former magician who also wrote a computer program described by...  more
  • Herb Brooks

    Herb Brooks

    Dec. at 66 (1937-2003)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    Herbert Paul Brooks Jr. (August 5, 1937 – August 11, 2003) was an American ice hockey player...  more

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  • Herb Pennock

    Herb Pennock

    Dec. at 54 (1894-1948)

    BirthplaceKennett Square, Pennsylvania

    Herbert Jefferis Pennock (February 10, 1894 – January 30, 1948) was an American professional...  more
  • Herb Thomas

    Herb Thomas

    Dec. at 77 (1923-2000)

    BirthplaceOlivia, North Carolina

    Herbert Watson Thomas (April 6, 1923 – August 9, 2000) was a stock car racer who was one of...  more
  • Herb Edelman

    Herb Edelman

    Dec. at 63 (1933-1996)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Herbert Edelman (November 5, 1933 – July 21, 1996) was an American actor of stage, film and...  more
  • Herbert Muschamp

    Herbert Muschamp

    Dec. at 60 (1947-2007)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Herbert Mitchell Muschamp (November 28, 1947 – October 2, 2007) was an American architecture...  more
  • Herbert Mullin

    BirthplaceSalinas, California

    Herbert William Mullin (born April 18, 1947) is an American serial killer who killed thirteen...  more

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  • Herbert Marcuse

    Herbert Marcuse

    Dec. at 81 (1898-1979)

    BirthplaceWest Berlin

    Herbert Marcuse (; German: [maɐ̯ˈkuːzə]; July 19, 1898 – July 29, 1979) was a German-American...  more
  • Herbert Henry Dow

    Herbert Henry Dow

    Dec. at 64 (1866-1930)

    BirthplaceBelleville, Canada

    Herbert Henry Dow (February 26, 1866 – October 15, 1930) was a Canadian-born American chemical...  more
  • Herbert Stothart

    Herbert Stothart

    Dec. at 64 (1885-1949)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Herbert P. Stothart (September 11, 1885 – February 1, 1949) was an American songwriter,...  more