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Who Is The Most Famous Leonard In The World?

Updated February 11, 2021 817 votes 27 voters 12.9k views68 items

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

Leonard Nimoy is certainly one of the most famous Leonards on this list. One of the actors named Leonard, he is best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise. Following his death in 2015, an asteroid was named after him.

Another of the famous people with the first name Leonard is Leonard Cohen. He is a singer-songwriter and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His song “Hallelujah” has been covered over 70 times.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Leonard? Just add them to the list!

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    Leonard Cohen


    BirthplaceWestmount, Canada

    Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and romantic...  more

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    Leonard Nimoy


    BirthplaceWest End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Alternative NameLeonard Nemoy

    Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter. He was known for playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise,...  more

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    Chico Marx


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Alternative NameChico Marx

    Leonard Joseph "Chico" Marx (March 22, 1887 – October 11, 1961) was an American comedian, musician, actor and film star. He was a member of the Marx Brothers (with Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, and Zeppo...  more
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    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, USA

    Leonard Bernstein ( BURN-styne; August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in...  more

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    Leonard Chess



    Leonard Chess (March 12, 1917 – October 16, 1969) was an American record company executive and the co-founder of Chess Records. He was influential in the development of electric blues, Chicago blues,...  more
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    BirthplaceWavertree, United Kingdom

    Leonard Rossiter (21 October 1926 – 5 October 1984) was an English actor. He had a long career in the theatre but achieved his greatest fame for his television comedy roles, most notably starring as...  more
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    Leonard Frey


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Leonard Frey (September 4, 1938 – August 24, 1988) was an American actor. He is best remembered for his performance in the 1971 film Fiddler on the Roof, which earned him a nomination for the Academy...  more
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    Leonard Maltin


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Leonard Michael Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is an American film critic and film historian, as well as an author of several mainstream books on cinema, focusing on nostalgic, celebratory...  more
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    BirthplaceOdessa, Ukraine

    Sir Leonard "Len" Blavatnik (Ukrainian: Леонід Валентинович Блаватнік, Russian: Леонид Валентинович Блаватник, Leonid Valentinovich Blavatnik; born June 14, 1957) is a Soviet-born British-American...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    Leonard J. Goldberg (born January 24, 1934, in New York City) is an American film and television producer. He has his own production company, Mandy Films (formerly Panda Productions). He served as...  more
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    Leonard Roberts


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Leonard Roberts (born November 17, 1972) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Sean Taylor in Drumline and for playing Forrest Gates in the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer...  more
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    Leonard Whiting


    BirthplaceWood Green, London, United Kingdom

    Leonard Whiting (born 30 June 1950) is an English actor and singer who is best known for his role as Romeo in the 1968 Zeffirelli film version of Romeo and Juliet opposite Olivia Hussey's Juliet, a...  more
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    Leonard Greene


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Leonard Michael Greene (June 8, 1918 – November 30, 2006) was an American inventor and aerodynamics engineer who held more than 200 patents, many of which are aviation-related. He is most well known...  more
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    Leonard Lake



    Leonard Thomas Lake (October 29, 1945 – June 6, 1985), also known as Leonard Hill and a variety of other aliases, was an American serial killer. During the mid-1980s, he and accomplice Charles Ng...  more

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    Leonard Dick is a television writer and producer who writes for The Good Wife. Leonard was born in Toronto, Ontario, and attended high school at Upper Canada College, where he was elected head of...  more
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    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Leonard Pennario (July 9, 1924 – June 27, 2008) was an American classical pianist and composer. He was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Los Angeles, attending Los Angeles High School...  more
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    Leonard Borwick


    BirthplaceWalthamstow, United Kingdom

    Leonard Borwick (26 February 1868 – 15 September 1925) was an English concert pianist especially associated with the music of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms....  more
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    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Len Barry (born Leonard Borisoff on June 12, 1942 in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American vocalist, songwriter, and record producer....  more
  • 19

    Leonard Rose


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Leonard Joseph Rose (July 27, 1918 – November 16, 1984) was an American cellist and pedagogue. Rose was born in Washington, D.C.; his parents were immigrants from Kiev, Ukraine. Rose took lessons...  more
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    Leonard Sachs


    BirthplaceRoodepoort, South Africa

    Leonard Meyer Sachs (26 September 1909 – 15 June 1990) was a South African-born British actor....  more
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    Leonard Slatkin


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Leonard Edward Slatkin (born September 1, 1944) is an American conductor, author and composer....  more
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    Leonard Sharrow


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Leonard Sharrow (August 4, 1915 – August 9, 2004) was one of the foremost American bassoonists of the 20th Century. Born in New York City, he joined the NBC Symphony Orchestra when it was first...  more
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    Leonard Padilla

    Leonard Padilla (born 1939) is an American bounty hunter. In 1975 he opened a bail bond company in Sacramento, California. He was chairman of the board of trustees of the Lorenzo Patiño Law School...  more
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    Leonard Fenton


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Leonard Fenton (born Leonard Feinstein; 29 April 1926) is a British actor, director and painter, he is best known for his role as Dr. Harold Legg in EastEnders....  more
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    Leonard Jackson


    BirthplaceJacksonville, USA, Florida

    Leonard Jackson was an African American stage, film, and television actor, perhaps most widely known for his roles in several PBS television series for children as well as his roles in films such as...  more
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