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Famous People Named Les

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Les are out there? This list of celebrities named Les will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Les' below include actors named Les and athletes named Les, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Les who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Les' below include Les Paul, Les Claypool, and Les Miles.

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  • Luthier, Guitarist

    AgeDec. at 94 (1915-2009)

    BirthplaceWaukesha, Wisconsin, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lester William Polsfuss (June 9, 1915 – August 12, 2009), known as Les Paul, was an American jazz, country, and blues guitarist, songwriter, luthier, and inventor. He was one of the pioneers of the...  more

    #46 of 100 Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time#10 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#305 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time

  • Film Score Composer, Bassist

    Age58

    BirthplaceRichmond, California, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leslie Edward Claypool (born September 29, 1963) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, author, director, and actor. He is best known as the founder, lead singer, bassist, primary...  more

    #171 of 298 The Best Frontmen in Rock#1367 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#2 of 168 The Best Rock Bassists of All Time

  • American Football coach, Coach

    Age67

    BirthplaceElyria, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leslie Edwin Miles (born November 10, 1953) is an American football coach who is the head football coach at the University of Kansas. His head coaching career began with the Oklahoma State Cowboys,...  more
  • Footballer

    Age54

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Leslie Ferdinand MBE (born 8 December 1966) is an English former footballer and current football coach and Director of Football at his former club Queens Park Rangers. A former striker, his playing...  more
  • Comedian, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 62 (1931-1993)

    BirthplaceCollyhurst, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Leslie Dawson Jr. (2 February 1931 – 10 June 1993) was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter, who is best remembered for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and jokes about his...  more

    #57 of 170 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time#23 of 30 The Best Male Stand Up Comedians of the '70s

  • American football player

    AgeDec. at 74 (1921-1995)

    BirthplaceSouth Bend, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leslie Horvath (October 12, 1921 – November 14, 1995) was an American football quarterback and halfback who won the Heisman Trophy while playing for Ohio State University in 1944. Horvath was the...  more

    #72 of 85 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time#48 of 83 The Best Ohio State Buckeyes of All Time#19 of 36 The Best Ohio State Buckeyes Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Record producer, Guitarist

    Age70

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Les Fradkin (born 1951) is an American MIDI guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter, composer, and record producer. He is best known for being a member of the original cast of the hit Broadway show...  more
  • Comedian, Game Show Host

    Age68

    BirthplaceGarston, Merseyside, United Kingdom

    NationalityEngland

    Leslie Dennis Heseltine (born 12 October 1953) known as Les Dennis, is an English television presenter, actor and comedian. He was the presenter of Family Fortunes for 15 years from 1987 until 2002....  more
  • Age75

    Les Steckel (born July 1, 1946) was the 3rd head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 1984. He has also worked as an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos,...  more
  • Guitarist, Actor

    Age69

    BirthplaceNaval Air Station Quonset Point, Rhode Island

    NationalityUnited States of America, Germany

    Les Dudek (born August 2, 1952, at Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, United States) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter.In addition to his solo material, Dudek has played...  more
  • Businessperson, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 79 (1930-2010)

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leslie Alan Richter (October 26, 1930 – June 12, 2010) was an American football linebacker who played for the Los Angeles Rams of National Football League (NFL). He also served as the head of...  more
  • Manager, Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 87 (1925-2012)

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    John Lester Moss (May 14, 1925 – August 29, 2012) was an American professional baseball player, coach, scout and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a catcher for the St. Louis Browns for...  more
  • James Leslie "Les" Darcy (28 October 1895 – 24 May 1917) was an Australian boxer. He was a middleweight, but held the Australian Heavyweight Championship title at the same time. Les Darcy was the...  more
  • Lester Alonza "Bingo" Bingaman (February 3, 1926 – November 20, 1970) was an American football player and coach. He played college football at the University of Illinois from 1944 to 1947 and...  more
  • Songwriter, Musician

    Age73

    BirthplacePortadown, United Kingdom

    NationalityNorthern Ireland

    James Leslie Binks (born August 8, 1951) in Portadown, Northern Ireland), is an Irish heavy metal drummer, who is most notable for having been the drummer for Judas Priest from 1977 to 1979....  more
  • Actor, Voice acting

    AgeDec. at 90 (1913-2003)

    BirthplaceBalham, London, England, UK

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Lester Tremayne (16 April 1913 – 19 December 2003) was a radio, film and television actor....  more
  • Film Score Composer, Saxophonist

    AgeDec. at 88 (1912-2001)

    BirthplaceReinerton, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lester Raymond Brown (March 14, 1912 – January 4, 2001) was an American jazz musician who led the big band Les Brown and His Band of Renown for nearly seven decades from 1938 to 2000....  more
  • Poet, Writer

    Age83

    BirthplaceNabiac, New South Wales, Australia

    NationalityAustralia

    Leslie Allan Murray (17 October 1938 – 29 April 2019) was an Australian poet, anthologist, and critic. His career spanned over 40 years and he published nearly 30 volumes of poetry as well as two...  more
  • Jazz Pianist, Pianist

    Age86

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leslie Coleman McCann (born September 23, 1935) is an American jazz pianist and vocalist....  more
  • Les Poppys is a French musical group of 17 children founded 1946 in Asnières, France by Jean Amoureux as Les Petits Chanteurs d'Asnières and renamed to Les Poppys in 1970. Francois Bernheim, former...  more
  • Film Producer, Cinematographer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1935-2013)

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Les Blank (November 27, 1935 – April 7, 2013) was an American documentary filmmaker best known for his portraits of American traditional musicians....  more
  • Actor, Singer

    Age65

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Leslie Richard McKeown (12 November 1955 – 20 April 2021) was a Scottish pop singer who was the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers during their most successful period....  more
  • Wrestler

    Age80

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leslie Malady (born October 28, 1940), better known by the name Les Thatcher, is an American former professional wrestler. He helps run Elite Pro Wrestling Training, a professional wrestling school...  more
  • Film Score Composer, Television director

    Age60

    BirthplaceToronto, Mimico, Canada

    NationalityCanada

    Les Stroud (born October 20, 1961) is a Canadian survival expert, filmmaker and musician best known as the creator, writer, producer, director, cameraman and host of the television series...  more
  • Age84

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Les Roberts (born Lester Roubert, July 18, 1937) to Lester Nathaniel and Eleanor (Bauch) Roubert in Chicago, Illinois; he changed his name to Roberts in 1968....  more
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