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Who Is The Most Famous Leon In The World?

Updated December 13, 2020 665 votes 25 voters 12.0k views79 items

List RulesVote up all of the Leons you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Leon can you think of? The famous Leons below have many different professions, including notable actors named Leon, famous athletes named Leon, and even musicians named Leon.

Leon Bridges is certainly one of the most famous Leons on this list. One of the famous singer-songwriters named Leon, he released his debut album Coming Home in 2015. “River,” “Beyond,” and “Sweeter” are among his most popular songs.

Another of the famous people with the first name Leon is Leon Russell. He is a musician who recorded over 30 albums. He won two Grammy awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Former Nickelodeon star Leon G. Thomas III is another famous Leon. 

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  • Leon Bridges1
    Todd Michael Bridges (born July 13, 1989) known professionally as Leon Bridges, is an American...  more

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    Leon Russell

    1942-04-02

    BirthplaceLawton, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges; April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) was an American...  more

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    The Best Leon Russell Albums of All Time#248 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time

  • Leon Trotsky3
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    Leon Trotsky

    1879-11-07

    BirthplaceKirovohrad, Ukraine

    Lev Davidovich Bronstein (7 November [O.S. 26 October] 1879 – 21 August 1940), better known as...  more

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    #913 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#285 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History

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    Leon Ames

    1902-01-20

    BirthplacePortland, USA, Indiana

    Leon Ames (January 20, 1902 – October 12, 1993) was an American film and television actor. He...  more
  • Leon Schlesinger5
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    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Leon Schlesinger (May 20, 1884 – December 25, 1949) was an American film producer, remembered...  more
  • Leon Fleisher6
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    Leon Fleisher

    1928-07-23

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Leon Fleisher (born July 23, 1928) is an American pianist and conductor....  more
  • Leon Spinks7
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    Leon Spinks

    1953-07-11

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Leon Spinks (born July 11, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from...  more

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    #121 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time#61 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Leon G. Thomas III8
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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Leon G. Thomas (born August 1, 1993) is an African-American actor, record producer,...  more
  • Leon Lissek9
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    Leon Lissek

    1927-01-01

    BirthplaceAustralia

    Leon Lissek (born 1927) is an actor originated from Australia who primarily does work in...  more
  • Leon Pownall10
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    Leon Pownall

    1943-04-26

    BirthplaceWrexham, United Kingdom

    Leon Pownall (April 26, 1943 – June 2, 2006) was a Welsh Canadian actor and director. He was...  more
  • Leon Errol11
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    Leon Errol

    1881-07-03

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Leon Errol (born Leonce Errol Sims, July 3, 1881 – October 12, 1951) was an American comedian...  more
  • Leon Rippy12
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    Leon Rippy

    1949-10-30

    BirthplaceUSA, South Carolina, Rock Hill

    Leon Rippy (born October 30, 1949) is an American actor. Active on screen since 1983, Rippy...  more
  • Leon Frank Czolgosz13

    BirthplaceAlpena, Michigan

    Leon Frank Czolgosz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʂɔwɡɔʂ]; May 5, 1873 – October 29, 1901) was an...  more

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  • Leon Belasco14
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    Leon Belasco

    1902-10-11

    BirthplaceUkraine, Odessa

    Leon Belasco (11 October 1902 – 1 June 1988), born Leonid Simeonovich Berladsky, was a...  more
  • Leon Niemczyk15
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    Leon Niemczyk

    1923-12-15

    BirthplaceSecond Polish Republic, Warsaw

    Leon Stanisław Niemczyk (15 December 1923 – 29 November 2006) was a Polish actor. Niemczyk...  more
  • Leon Schuster16
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    Leon Schuster

    1951-05-21

    BirthplaceVereeniging, South Africa

    Leon Ernest "Schuks" Schuster (born 21 May 1951) is a South African filmmaker, comedian,...  more
  • Leon Shamroy17
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    Leon Shamroy

    1901-07-16

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Leon Shamroy, A.S.C. (July 16, 1901 – July 7, 1974) was an American film cinematographer known...  more
  • Leon Hall18
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    Leon Hall

    1984-12-09

    BirthplaceVista, California

    Leon Lastarza Lafayette Lorenzo Hall (born December 9, 1984) is an American football...  more
  • Leon Lett19
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    Leon Lett

    1968-10-12

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    Leon Lett Jr. (born October 12, 1968) is a former American football defensive tackle and...  more
  • Leon Hart20
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    Leon Hart

    1928-11-02

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928 – September 24, 2002) was an American football end. He won...  more
  • Leon Washington21
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    Leon Washington

    1982-08-29

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Leon Dewitt Washington Sr. (born August 29, 1982) is a former American football running back...  more
  • Leon Askin22
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    Leon Askin

    1907-09-18

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Leon Askin (German pronunciation: [ˈleːɔn ˈaskin] (listen); born Leon Aschkenasy, September...  more
  • Léon Theremin23
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    Léon Theremin

    1896-08-15

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Lev Sergeyevich Termen (Russian: Лев Сергеевич Термéн, IPA: [ˈlʲef sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvʲɪtɕ tɨrˈmʲen];...  more
  • Leon Štukelj24
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    Leon Štukelj

    1898-11-12

    BirthplaceNovo Mesto, Slovenia

    Leon Štukelj listen (12 November 1898 – 8 November 1999) was a Yugoslav gymnast of Slovene...  more
  • Leon Uris25
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    Leon Uris

    1924-08-03

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American author of historical fiction...  more