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Famous People Named Leon

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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.
  • Leon Trotsky

    Leon Trotsky

    Statesman, Editor

    AgeDec. at 61 (1879-1940)

    BirthplaceKirovohrad, Ukraine

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

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  • Leon Draisaitl
    Leon Draisaitl (born 27 October 1995) is a German professional ice hockey forward for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Spinks

    Leon Spinks

    Actor, Professional Boxer


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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

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    #114 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time#73 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

  • Leon Lett

    Leon Lett

    American football player


    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

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

    Leon Russell

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceLawton, Oklahoma, United States of America

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

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  • Leon Washington

    Leon Washington

    American football player


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

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

    Leon Hart

    American football player

    AgeDied at 74 (1928-2002)

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

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    #31 of 82 The Best Notre Dame Football Players of All Time#48 of 119 The Best Detroit Lions of All Time

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

    Leon Hall

    American football player


    BirthplaceVista, California

    Leon Lastarza Lafayette Lorenzo Hall (born December 9, 1984) is an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Leonwood Bean

    Leon Leonwood Bean

    Businessperson, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 95 (1872-1967)

    BirthplaceGreenwood, Maine

    Leon Leonwood Bean (October 13, 1872 – February 5, 1967) was an American inventor, author,... more on Wikipedia

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    #52 of 108 Famous People Who Use Initials In Their Names#133 of 796 Famous American Inventors List

  • Leon Ames

    Leon Ames

    Businessperson, Actor

    AgeDec. at 91 (1902-1993)

    BirthplacePortland, USA, Indiana

    Leon Ames (January 20, 1902 – October 12, 1993) was an American film and television actor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Schlesinger

    Leon Schlesinger

    Businessperson, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1884-1949)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

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

    Leon Fleisher

    Conductor, Pianist


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

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

    Léon Theremin

    Musician, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 97 (1896-1993)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

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

    Leon Black

    Businessperson, Financier


    Leon David Black (born 1951) is an American investor and art collector. He specializes in... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Searcy

    Leon Searcy

    American football player


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Leon Searcy (born December 21, 1969) is an American football coach and former player. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Day
    Leon Day (October 30, 1916 – March 13, 1995) was an American professional baseball pitcher... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Rippy

    Leon Rippy

    Foreman, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, South Carolina, Rock Hill

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


    BirthplaceWhitburn, United Kingdom

    Leon Jackson (born 30 December 1988) is a Scottish singer. He won the fourth series of British... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Askin

    Leon Askin


    AgeDied at 98 (1907-2005)

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Leon Askin (German pronunciation: [ˈleːɔn ˈaskin] (listen); born Leon Aschkenasy, September... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Uris

    Leon Uris

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 79 (1924-2003)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

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

    Leon Lai

    Businessperson, Actor


    BirthplaceBeijing, China

    Leon Lai-ming SBS BBS MH (born 11 December 1966), is a Hong Kong actor and Cantopop singer. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Štukelj

    Leon Štukelj

    Paralegal, Athlete

    AgeDec. at 101 (1898-1999)

    BirthplaceNovo Mesto, Slovenia

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

    Leon Panetta

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceMonterey, California, United States of America

    Leon Edward Panetta (born June 28, 1938) is an American politician who has served in several... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Redbone

    Leon Redbone

    Guitarist, Musician



    Leon Redbone (born Dickran Gobalian, August 26, 1949 – May 30, 2019) was a singer-songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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