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Who Is The Most Famous Lawrence Or Laurence In The World?

Updated February 5, 2021 713 votes 27 voters 12.3k views84 items

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How many celebrities named Lawrence or Laurence can you think of? The famous Lawrences and Laurences below have many different professions, including notable actors named Laurence, famous musicians named Lawrence, and even athletes named Lawrence.

Laurence Fishburne is certainly one of the most famous Laurences on this list. One of the famous actors named Laurence, he is best known for playing Morpheus in The Matrix films. Boyz n the Hood, Apocalypse Now, and What's Love Got To Do With It are among his notable projects.

Another of the famous people with the first name Lawrence is Lawrence Welk. He was the bandleader and host of The Lawrence Welk Show. “Beer Barrel Polka” and “Tonight You Belong To Me” are among his popular songs.

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    Laurence John Fishburne III (born July 30, 1961) is an American actor, playwright, producer,...  more

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    Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and...  more

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    Lawrence Welk

    1903-03-11
    Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American musician, accordionist,...  more
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    Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (born September 22, 1971) is an American character actor who has...  more
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    Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021) was an American poet,...  more
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    Lawrence Kasdan

    1949-01-14
    Lawrence Edward Kasdan (born January 14, 1949) is an American screenwriter, director and...  more
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    Lawrence Eugene Williams (May 10, 1935 – January 7, 1980) was an American rhythm and blues and...  more
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    Lawrence Block

    1938-06-24
    Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two...  more
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    Lawrence Taylor

    1959-02-04
    Lawrence Julius Taylor (born February 4, 1959), nicknamed "L.T.", is an American former...  more
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    Lawrence Leung

    1977-08-25
    Lawrence Leung (born 25 August 1977) is an Australian comedian, writer and director from...  more
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    Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (born September 4, 1953) is an American actor and singer. He has...  more
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    Lawrence Brown

    1907-08-03
    Lawrence Brown or Laurence Brown may refer to: Lawrence Benjamin Brown (1893–1972), American...  more
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    Lawrence Gowan

    1956-11-22
    Lawrence Henry Gowan (born 22 November 1956) is a Scottish Canadian musician, born in Glasgow....  more
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    Laurence Harvey

    1928-10-01
    Laurence Harvey (born Laruschka Mischa Skikne; 1 October 1928 – 25 November 1973) was a...  more

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    Lawrence Gray

    1898-07-28
    Lawrence Gray (July 28, 1898 – February 2, 1970) was an American actor of the 1920s and 1930s....  more
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    Lawrence Dane

    1937-04-03
    Lawrence Dane is an actor....  more
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    Laurence Roderick Llewelyn-Bowen (born 11 March 1965) is a British self-styled "homestyle...  more
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    Laurence Fox

    1978-05-26
    Laurence Paul Fox (born 26 May 1978) is an English actor, singer-songwriter and guitarist,...  more
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    Lawrence Dobkin

    1919-09-16
    Lawrence "Larry" Dobkin (September 16, 1919 – October 28, 2002) was an American television...  more
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    Lawrence Guterman (born July 18, 1966) is a Canadian film director known for his work in...  more
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    Laurence George Luckinbill (born November 21, 1934) is an American actor, playwright and...  more
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    Lawrence Sidney Eagleburger (August 1, 1930 – June 4, 2011) was an American statesman and...  more
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    Lawrence Kudlow

    1947-08-20
    Lawrence Alan Kudlow (born August 20, 1947) is an American financial analyst and former...  more
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    Hugh Laurence "Laurie" Doherty (8 October 1875 – 21 August 1919) was a British tennis player...  more