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Ever thought about how many famous people named Lester are out there? This list of celebrities named Lester will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Lesters below include actors named Lester and athletes named Lester, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Lester who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Lesters below include Lester Hayes, Lester Young, and Lester Flatt.
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Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Lester
American football player
Lester Craig Hayes is a former professional American football player for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. Hayes was commonly referred to as "the Judge" ...more
Lester Young is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Saxophonist, Musician, Clarinetist
Lester Willis Young, nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist. Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's ...more
Lester Flatt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Mandolinist, Guitarist, Songwriter
Lester Raymond Flatt was a bluegrass guitarist and mandolinist, best known for his collaboration with banjo picker Earl Scruggs in the The Foggy Mountain Boys. Flatt's career spanned multiple ...more
Lester B. Pearson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Lester
College Administrator, Politician, Soldier
Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, PC, OM, CC, OBE was a Canadian scholar, statesman, soldier and diplomat, who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1957 for organizing the United Nations ...more
Lester Piggott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Jockey
Lester Keith Piggott is a retired English professional jockey, popularly known as "The Long Fellow". With 4,493 career wins, including nine Epsom Derby victories, he is widely regarded ...more
Lester Hudson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Basketball player
Lester Hudson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. In the 2007–08 season, Hudson recorded the ...more
Lester Crawford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Veterinarian
Lester Mills Crawford is an American veterinarian and Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration who was appointed by George W. Bush. He served from July 18, 2005 until resigning two ...more
Lester James Peries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director
Sri Lankabhimanya Lester James Peries is an internationally acclaimed Sri Lankan film director, screenwriter, and film producer. An active filmmaker since 1949, Peries has been involved in over ...more
Lester Hogan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Physicist, Inventor
Clarence Lester "Les" Hogan was an American physicist and a pioneer in microwave and semiconductor technology. He grew up as a brother to three sisters in Great Falls, Montana, where ...more
Lester Holt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Journalist, Newsreader, Musician
Lester Don Holt, Jr. is an American news journalist who anchors the weekend editions of NBC's Today Show and NBC Nightly News. He is also the anchor for Dateline NBC. As of February 9, 2015, he ...more
Lester Allan Pelton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Inventor
Lester Allan Pelton was an American inventor who contributed significantly to the development of hydro-power and hydroelectric power in the old West and world-wide. In the late 1870s, he ...more
Lester Oliveros is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Baseball player
Lester Jesus Oliveros Blanco is a Venezuelan professional baseball relief pitcher in the Minnesota Twins organization. He is 6 feet 0 inches tall and he weighs 225 pounds.
Lester Bowie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Actor, Trumpeter, Composer
Lester Bowie was an American jazz trumpet player and composer. He was a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and cofounded the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
Lester C. Hunt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Politician, Dentist
Lester Callaway Hunt, Sr., was a Democratic politician and dentist from the state of Wyoming. He served as the 19th Governor of Wyoming from January 4, 1943 to January 3, 1949 and as United ...more
Lester Maddox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Lester Garfield Maddox, Sr., was an American politician who was the 75th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1967 to 1971. A populist Democrat, Maddox came to prominence as a staunch ...more
Lester Bangs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Journalist, Music critic, Writer
Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs was an American music journalist, author, and musician. Often cited during his lifetime as "America's Greatest Rock Critic", he wrote for Creem ...more
Lester Speight is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Wrestler, Actor, American football player
Lester Speight, also known as Rasta, is a former American football player who has had subsequent careers as a professional wrestler and then actor. He achieved significant recognition for his ...more
Lester Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Actor
Lester Allen was a screen, stage, vaudeville, circus actor, and film director. In vaudeville, he appeared in a double act with Nellie Breen and also emceed at the Palace Theatre.
Lester Patrick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Ice Hockey Player, Coach
Curtis Lester "Les, The Silver Fox" Patrick was a professional ice hockey player and coach associated with the Victoria Aristocrats/Cougars of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association, and ...more
Lester Germer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Physicist, Mountaineer
Lester Halbert Germer was an American physicist. With Clinton Davisson, he proved the wave-particle duality of matter in the Davisson–Germer experiment, which was important to the development of ...more
Lester Matthews is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Actor
Arthur Lester Matthews was an English actor born in Nottingham. In his career, the handsome British actor made more than 180 appearances in film and on television. He was on occasion erroneously ...more
Lester Dorr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Actor
Lester Dorr was an actor.
Lester Square is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Guitarist
Lester Square is the Canadian lead guitarist for The Monochrome Set. He also sings backing vocals, designed some of the band's record sleeves, and co-wrote some of their music. He had previously ...more
Lester Granger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Lester Granger
Lester Blackwell Granger was an African American civic leader who organized the Los Angeles, California, chapter of the National Urban League. Granger was born Newport News, Virginia, one of six ...more
Léster Blanco is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Lester
Léster Blanco Footballer
Mark Léster Blanco Pineda is a Salvadoran footballer.