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Famous People Named King

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Ever wondered how many famous people named King there are? This list of celebrities named King includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Kings on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named King, actors named King, and even athletes named King. Well-known Kings like King Crimson, King Kong Bundy, and King Arthur are just the start of this list.
  • King Crimson are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968, that now is more international in membership. King Crimson have been influential both on the early 1970s progressive rock...  more
  • Christopher Alan Pallies (November 7, 1955 – March 4, 2019) was an American professional wrestler, actor and stand-up comedian, better known by his ring name, King Kong Bundy. He appeared in the...  more
  • King Arthur was a legendary British leader who, according to medieval histories and romances, led the defence of Britain against Saxon invaders in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. The details of...  more
  • King Leonidas is a fictional character from the films 300 and the 2008 film Meet the Spartans (as Leonidas)....  more
  • Dec. at 83 (1903-1986)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Francis Michael "King" Clancy (February 25, 1902 – November 10, 1986) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player, referee, coach and executive. Clancy played 16 seasons in the National Hockey...  more
  • Dec. at 36 (1857-1894)

    BirthplaceTroy, New York

    Michael Joseph "King" Kelly (December 31, 1857 – November 8, 1894), also commonly known as "$10,000 Kelly", was an American outfielder, catcher, and manager in various professional American baseball...  more
  • King Diamond are a Danish heavy metal band formed in 1985 by vocalist King Diamond, guitarists Andy LaRocque and Michael Denner, bassist Timi Hansen and drummer Mikkey Dee. Diamond, Denner and Hansen...  more
  • Dec. at 37 (1934-1971)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Curtis Ousley (born Curtis Montgomery; February 7, 1934 – August 13, 1971), who performed under the stage name King Curtis, was an American saxophonist known for rhythm and blues, rock and roll,...  more
  • Age: 44

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    Waverly Walter Alford III (born August 18, 1977), known professionally by his stage name King Gordy, is an American horrorcore emcee from Detroit, Michigan. He is a current member of underground rap...  more
  • BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    King Bailey Parsons Jr. (born June 11, 1950) is a former professional wrestler better known by his ring name Iceman King Parsons....  more
  • Dec. at 88 (1894-1982)

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Galveston

    King Wallis Vidor (; February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter whose career spanned nearly seven decades. In 1979, he was awarded an Honorary...  more
  • King Solomon boxed professionally for five years in the super featherweight division out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss, and 3 draws. His most famous opponent was...  more
  • Dec. at 68 (1879-1948)

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    William King Baggot (November 7, 1879 – July 11, 1948) was an American actor, film director and screenwriter. He was an internationally famous movie star of the silent film era. The first...  more
  • Age: 52

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Roger McBride (born December 14, 1968), better known by his stage name King T (formerly known as King Tee), is an American West Coast Hip hop rapper from Compton, California. Emerging as one of...  more
  • Dec. at 48 (1941-1989)

    BirthplaceKingston, Jamaica

    Osbourne Ruddock (28 January 1941 – 6 February 1989), better known as King Tubby, was a Jamaican sound engineer who greatly influenced the development of dub in the 1960s and 1970s.Tubby's innovative...  more
  • BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    "King" Bennie Nawahi was an American steel guitar master from Hawaii, well known throughout the United States in the 1920s and 30s. Celebrated as a virtuoso during his lifetime, his body of work has...  more
  • King Coffey (b. Jeffrey Coffey) is an American drummer, known for being the drummer of the psychedelic/noise rock band Butthole Surfers and band leader of Drain. He began drumming in a Fort Worth...  more
  • Age: 34

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    King Chip is a rapper....  more
  • King Zhou (; Chinese: 紂王; pinyin: Zhòu Wáng) was the pejorative posthumous name given to Di Xin (Chinese: 帝辛; pinyin: Dì Xīn), the last king of the Shang dynasty of ancient China. He is also called...  more
  • Dec. at 77 (1855-1932)

    BirthplaceFond du Lac, Wisconsin

    King Camp Gillette (January 5, 1855 – July 9, 1932) was an American businessman. He invented a best selling version of the safety razor. Several models were in existence before Gillette's design....  more
  • Elah (Hebrew: אֵלָה ’Êlāh; Greek: Ἠλά; Latin: Ela) was the fourth king of Israel, the son and successor of Baasha. William F. Albright has dated his reign to 877 BC - 876 BC, while E. R. Thiele...  more
  • Dec. at 56 (1881-1938)

    BirthplaceAben, Louisiana

    Joseph Nathan "King" Oliver (December 19, 1881 – April 10, 1938) was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of...  more
  • King Orgasmus One

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

  • Dec. at 73 (1937-2010)

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Curtis Piehau Iaukea III (September 15, 1937 – December 4, 2010) was an American professional wrestler better known as King Curtis Iaukea. Iaukea won championships in several of the major regional...  more
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