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Who knew there were so many famous people named Leon in the world? Our list of celebrities named Leon 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 Leons 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 Leon, actors named Leon, and much more. Leon Trotsky, Leon Draisaitl, and Leon Spinks are only a few of the well-known people named Leon on this list.
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Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Statesman, Editor, Politician

Age: Dec. at 61 (1879-1940)

Birthplace: Kirovohrad, Ukraine

Lev Davidovich Bronstein (7 November [O.S. 26 October] 1879 – 21 August 1940), better known as Leon Trotsky (), was a Russian revolutionary, Marxist theorist, and Soviet politician whose ...more

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Leon Draisaitl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Leon

Age: 23

Birthplace: Cologne, Germany

Leon Draisaitl (born 27 October 1995) is a German professional ice hockey forward for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Draisaitl grew up playing hockey in Germany until ...more
Leon Spinks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Actor, Professional Boxer

Age: 65

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Leon Spinks (born July 11, 1953) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 1995. In only his eighth professional fight, he won the undisputed heavyweight championship in ...more

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Leon Lett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon Lett American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

Leon Lett Jr. (born October 12, 1968) is a former American football defensive tackle and coach. He is the assistant defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League ...more
Leon Russell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 76

Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma, United States of America

Leon Russell (born Claude Russell Bridges; April 2, 1942 – November 13, 2016) was an American musician and songwriter who was involved with numerous bestselling pop music records during his ...more

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Leon Washington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Leon
American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Leon Dewitt Washington Sr. (born August 29, 1982) is a former American football running back and return specialist. He currently serves as a coach for the Detroit Lions. He was drafted by the ...more
Leon Hart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Leon
American football player

Age: Died at 74 (1928-2002)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Leon Joseph Hart (November 2, 1928 – September 24, 2002) was an American football end. He won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award while at the University of Notre Dame in 1949 and played in ...more
Leon Frank Czolgosz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Leon

Age: Dec. at 28 (1873-1901)

Birthplace: Alpena, Michigan

Leon Frank Czolgosz (Polish pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʂɔwɡɔʂ]; May 5, 1873 – October 29, 1901) was an Alpena, Michigan, U.S. born anarchist of Polish descent, and former steel worker who assassinated ...more
Leon Hall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon Hall American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Vista, California

Leon Lastarza Lafayette Lorenzo Hall (born December 9, 1984) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Michigan, and ...more
Leon Leonwood Bean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Inventor, Author

Age: Dec. at 95 (1872-1967)

Birthplace: Greenwood, Maine

Leon Leonwood Bean (October 13, 1872 – February 5, 1967) was an American inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, and founder of the company L.L.Bean.

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Leon Ames is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Actor

Age: Dec. at 91 (1902-1993)

Birthplace: Portland, USA, Indiana

Leon Ames (January 20, 1902 – October 12, 1993) was an American film and television actor. He is best remembered for playing father figures in such films as Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) with Judy ...more
Leon Schlesinger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 65 (1884-1949)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Leon Schlesinger (May 20, 1884 – December 25, 1949) was an American film producer, remembered for founding Leon Schlesinger Productions, which later became the Warner Bros. Cartoons studio, ...more
Leon Fleisher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Conductor, Pianist

Age: 90

Birthplace: California, United States of America

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

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Léon Theremin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Musician, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 97 (1896-1993)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Lev Sergeyevich Termen (Russian: Лев Сергеевич Термéн, IPA: [ˈlʲef sʲɪrˈɡʲejɪvʲɪtɕ tɨrˈmʲen]; 28 August [O.S. 15 August] 1896 – 3 November 1993), or Léon Theremin in the United ...more
Leon Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Financier

Age: 68

Leon David Black (born 1951) is an American investor and art collector. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in
Leon Searcy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Leon
American football player

Age: 49

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Leon Searcy (born December 21, 1969) is an American football coach and former player. He currently works as a radio personality in Jacksonville, Florida. Searcy is a former NFL offensive lineman ...more
Leon Day is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Leon

Age: Dec. at 79 (1916-1995)

Birthplace: Virginia

Leon Day (October 30, 1916 – March 13, 1995) was an American professional baseball pitcher who spent the majority of his career in the Negro leagues. Recognized as one of the most versatile ...more
Leon Rippy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Foreman, Actor

Age: 69

Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, Rock Hill

Leon Rippy (born October 30, 1949) is an American actor. Active on screen since 1983, Rippy has appeared in numerous films and recurring roles on television. He is best known for his roles as ...more
Leon Jackson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Singer

Age: 30

Birthplace: Whitburn, United Kingdom

Leon Jackson (born 30 December 1988) is a Scottish singer. He won the fourth series of British talent show The X Factor in 2007. Following his win, Jackson was the main star of his on-web series ...more
Leon Askin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Leon Askin Actor

Age: Died at 98 (1907-2005)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Leon Askin (German pronunciation: [ˈleːɔn ˈaskin] (listen); born Leon Aschkenasy, September 18, 1907 – June 3, 2005) was an Austrian Jewish actor best known for portraying the character ...more
Leon Uris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1924-2003)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Leon Marcus Uris (August 3, 1924 – June 21, 2003) was an American author of historical fiction who wrote many bestselling books including Exodus (published in 1958) and Trinity (published in
Leon Lai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Businessperson, Actor, Singer

Age: 49

Birthplace: China, Beijing, Eurasia

Leon Lai-ming SBS BBS MH (born 11 December 1966), is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. He is one of the "Four Heavenly Kings" of Hong Kong. He uses the stage name "Li ...more
Leon Štukelj is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Paralegal, Athlete

Age: Dec. at 101 (1898-1999)

Birthplace: Novo Mesto, Slovenia

Leon Štukelj listen (12 November 1898 – 8 November 1999) was a Yugoslav gymnast of Slovene ethnicity, Olympic gold medalist and athlete. He is a noted figure in Slovenian sporting history. ...more
Leon Panetta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Monterey, California, United States of America

Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is an American politician who has served in several different public office positions, including the Secretary of Defense, Director of the CIA, White ...more
Leon Redbone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Leon
Guitarist, Musician, Singer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Cyprus

Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian, August 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019) was a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics. Recognized by his ...more

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