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Famous People Named Irving

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Irving in the world? Our list of celebrities named Irving includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Irvings below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Irving, actors named Irving, and much more. Irving Berlin, Irving Fryar, and Irving Thalberg are only a few of the well-known people named Irving on this list.
  • Irving Berlin

    Dec. at 101 (1888-1989)

    BirthplaceMogilev Region, Belarus

    Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Beilin; Yiddish: ישראל בעילין‎; May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in...  more

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  • BirthplaceMount Holly, New Jersey, United States of America

    Irving Dale Fryar, Sr. (born September 28, 1962) is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for seventeen seasons. ...  more
  • Irving Thalberg

    Dec. at 37 (1899-1936)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Irving Grant Thalberg (May 30, 1899 – September 14, 1936) was an American film producer during the early years of motion pictures. He was called "The Boy Wonder" for his youth and ability to select...  more
  • Irving Penn

    Dec. at 92 (1917-2009)

    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey

    Irving Penn (June 16, 1917 – October 7, 2009) was an American photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn's career included work at Vogue magazine, and...  more
  • Irving Kristol

    Dec. at 89 (1920-2009)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Irving Kristol (; January 22, 1920 – September 18, 2009) was an American journalist who was dubbed the "godfather of neoconservatism". As the founder, editor, and contributor to various magazines, he...  more
  • Irving R. Levine

    Dec. at 86 (1922-2009)

    BirthplacePawtucket, Rhode Island, United States of America

    Irving Raskin Levine (August 26, 1922 – March 27, 2009) was an American journalist and longtime correspondent for NBC News. During his 45-year career, Levine reported from more than two dozen...  more
  • Irving Wightman Colburn

    Dec. at 56 (1861-1917)
    Irving Wightman Colburn (16 May 1861 – 4 September 1917) was an American inventor and manufacturer. Colburn developed a process for the production of continuous flat glass disks which made the mass...  more
  • Irving Fazola

    Dec. at 36 (1912-1949)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Irving Fazola (December 10, 1912 – March 20, 1949) was an American jazz clarinetist....  more
  • Irving Babbitt

    Dec. at 67 (1865-1933)

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    Irving Babbitt (August 2, 1865 – July 15, 1933) was an American academic and literary critic, noted for his founding role in a movement that became known as the New Humanism, a significant influence...  more
  • BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Irving Moskowitz (January 11, 1928 – June 16, 2016) was an American physician, businessman, and philanthropist. His philanthropy, in part, sought to create a Jewish majority in Arab neighborhoods of...  more
  • Irving Bacon

    Dec. at 71 (1893-1965)

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

    Irving Bacon (born Irving Von Peters; September 6, 1893 – February 5, 1965) was an American character actor who appeared in almost 500 films....  more
  • Irving Pichel

    Dec. at 63 (1891-1954)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Irving Pichel (June 24, 1891 – July 13, 1954) was an American actor and film director, who won acclaim both as an actor and director in his Hollywood career. ...  more
  • Irving Cummings

    Dec. at 70 (1888-1959)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Irving Camisky (October 9, 1888 – April 18, 1959) was an American movie actor, director, producer and writer....  more
  • Irving Langmuir

    Dec. at 76 (1881-1957)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Irving Langmuir (; January 31, 1881 – August 16, 1957) was an American chemist and physicist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1932 for his work in surface chemistry. Langmuir's most...  more
  • Irving Gertz

    Dec. at 93 (1915-2008)

    BirthplaceProvidence, Rhode Island

    Irving Gertz (May 19, 1915 – November 14, 2008) was an American composer recognized for his compositions for many fantasy and horror B-movies and TV series of the 1950s and 1960s....  more
  • Irving J. Moore

    Dec. at 74 (1919-1993)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Irving Joseph Moore (April 7, 1919 – July 2, 1993) was an American television director originally from Chicago, Illinois. He was known primarily for work in two nighttime soap operas, Dallas and...  more
  • Irving Janis

    Dec. at 72 (1918-1990)

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Irving Lester Janis (May 26, 1918 – November 15, 1990) was a research psychologist at Yale University and a professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley most famous for his theory of...  more
  • Irving Stone

    Dec. at 86 (1903-1989)


    To be distinguished from Irving I. Stone, philanthropistIrving Stone (born Tennenbaum, July 14, 1903, San Francisco, California – August 26, 1989, Los Angeles) was an American writer, chiefly known...  more
  • Irving Azoff (; born December 12, 1947) is an American entertainment executive and chairman of Full Stop Management, which represents recording artists. Since September 2013, he has been chairman and...  more
  • Irving S. Reed

    Dec. at 88 (1923-2012)

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Irving Stoy Reed (November 12, 1923 – September 11, 2012) was a mathematician and engineer. He is best known for co-inventing a class of algebraic error-correcting and error-detecting codes known as...  more
  • Irving Howe

    Dec. at 72 (1920-1993)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Irving Howe (; June 11, 1920 – May 5, 1993) was an American literary and social critic and a prominent figure of the Democratic Socialists of America....  more
  • Irving Reis

    Dec. at 47 (1906-1953)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Irving Reis, (born May 7, 1906, in New York City – died July 3, 1953, in Woodland Hills, California) was a radio program producer and director, and a film director....  more
  • BirthplaceHollis, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. (born June 26, 1970), better known by his stage name Irv Gotti, is an American record executive, DJ and record producer and is the CEO and co-founder of Murder Inc. He is...  more
  • Irving Kaplan

    Age: 108
    Irving Kaplan (1913–1997) was a chemist and a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, who was among the founders of the Department of Nuclear Engineering at the institution. Before coming to...  more
  • Irving W. Drew

    Dec. at 77 (1845-1922)

    BirthplaceColebrook, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Irving Webster Drew (January 8, 1845 – April 10, 1922) was a United States Senator from New Hampshire. Born in Colebrook, he attended Kimball Union Academy and graduated from Dartmouth College in...  more
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