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List of famous people named Oscar, along with photos. How many celebrities named Oscar can you think of? The famous Oscars below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Oscar, athletes named Oscar, and even political figures named Oscar. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Oscar? Add them to the list.

Who knew Oscars were so athletic? Oscar De La Hoya has won a gold medal in the Olympics for boxing and Oscar Robertson has been inducted into the NBA's hall of fame several times. If you want an Oscar who's a bit more trendy, Oscar de la Renta is your fashion designer to the stars. And, lastly, Oscar Wilde is a renowned poet, playwright and novelist who is still studied to this day; his play Importance of Being Earnest has been made into several films and is still performed on stage to this day.
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Basketball player

Age: 80

Birthplace: Charlotte, Tennessee, United States of America

Oscar Palmer Robertson (born November 24, 1938), nicknamed "The Big O", is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Cincinnati Royals and Milwaukee Bucks. ...more

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Oscar de la Hoya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Businessperson, Author, Professional Boxer

Age: 46

Birthplace: East Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Oscar De La Hoya (; born February 4, 1973) is a Mexican-American former professional boxer who, in 2002, also became a boxing promoter and, in 2018, a mixed martial arts (MMA) promoter. As a ...more

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Poet, Journalist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 46 (1854-1900)

Birthplace: Ireland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most ...more

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Oscar Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Wrestler, Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Chula Vista, California, United States of America

Óscar Gutiérrez (born December 11, 1974), better known by his ring name Rey Mysterio, is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw ...more

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Oscar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Footballer

Age: 27

Birthplace: Americana, Brazil

Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior, better known as simply Oscar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for English club Chelsea and the ...more

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Oscar Pistorius is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Athlete, Track and field athlete

Age: 32

Birthplace: Sandton, South Africa

Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius (; Afrikaans: [pisˈtɔrjus]; born 22 November 1986) is a South African former professional sprinter. In 2015 he was convicted of the 2013 murder of his girlfriend ...more

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Oscar Isaac is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Guitarist, Actor, Singer

Age: 39

Birthplace: Guatemala

Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada (born March 9, 1979) is a Guatemalan-American actor. He has played lead film roles in the tragicomedy Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), for which he ...more

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Oscar Wendt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Footballer

Age: 33

Birthplace: Skövde, Sweden

Oscar Wendt (born 24 October 1985) is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a left back for Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Oscar Ruggeri is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Oscar

Age: 57

Birthplace: Córdoba Province, Argentina, Argentina

Oscar Alfredo Ruggeri (born 26 January 1962) is an Argentinian former professional footballer who played as defender. Nicknamed El Cabezón ("The Big-Headed One"), Ruggeri ...more

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Oscar Niemeyer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Architect, Visual Artist

Age: Dec. at 105 (1907-2012)

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho, known as Oscar Niemeyer, was a Brazilian architect who is considered to be one of the key figures in the development of modern architecture. ...more
Oscar Peterson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Film Score Composer, Jazz Pianist, Actor

Age: Dec. at 82 (1925-2007)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Oscar Emmanuel Peterson, (August 15, 1925 – December 23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer. He was called the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington, but simply ...more

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Oscar Charleston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Baseball player, Coach

Age: Dec. at 58 (1896-1954)

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Oscar McKinley Charleston (October 14, 1896 – October 5, 1954) was an American center fielder and manager in Negro league baseball. In 1915, after serving three years in the U.S. Army, the ...more
Oscar Micheaux is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 67 (1884-1951)

Birthplace: Metropolis, Illinois

Oscar Devereaux Micheaux (US: (listen); January 2, 1884 – March 25, 1951) was an African-American author, film director and independent producer of more than 44 films. Although the short-lived ...more
Oscar Bonavena is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Professional Boxer

Age: Dec. at 34 (1942-1976)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Oscar Natalio "Ringo" Bonavena (September 25, 1942 – May 22, 1976) was an Argentine heavyweight professional boxer with a career record of 58 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. A rugged, ...more
Oscar de la Renta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Designer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo

Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo (22 July 1932 – 20 October 2014), known professionally as Oscar de la Renta, was a Dominican-American fashion designer. Born in Santo Domingo, he was ...more

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Óscar Romero is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Oscar

Age: Dec. at 63 (1917-1980)

Birthplace: Ciudad Barrios, El Salvador

Saint Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez (15 August 1917 – 24 March 1980) was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He ...more
Oscar Hammerstein II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Theatre Director, Record producer, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 65 (1895-1960)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Oscar Greeley Clendenning Ritter von Hammerstein II (; July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American librettist, theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre director of musicals for ...more

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Oscar Levant is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Film Score Composer, Comedian, Pianist

Age: Dec. at 66 (1906-1972)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Oscar Levant (December 27, 1906 – August 14, 1972) was an American concert pianist, composer, music conductor, bestselling author, radio game show panelist and personality, television talk show ...more

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Oscar "Happy" ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 73 (1891-1964)

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Oscar Emil "Happy" Felsch (August 22, 1891 – August 17, 1964) was an American center fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago White Sox from 1915 to 1920. He is best ...more
Oscar Luigi Scalfaro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Politician

Age: Dec. at 94 (1918-2012)

Birthplace: Novara, Italy

Oscar Luigi Scalfaro (Italian pronunciation: [ˈɔskar luˈiːdʒi ˈskalfaro]; 9 September 1918 – 29 January 2012) was an Italian politician and magistrate, the ninth President of Italy from 1992 to ...more
Oscar Dronjak is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 47

Birthplace: Mölndal, Sweden

Oscar Fredrick Dronjak (born January 20, 1972) is a Swedish guitarist and founder of the heavy metal band HammerFall. Prior to the success of HammerFall, he also played and released albums with ...more
Oscar Gamble is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Baseball player

Age: 69

Birthplace: Ramer, Tennessee

Oscar Charles Gamble (December 20, 1949 – January 31, 2018) was an American professional baseball outfielder and designated hitter, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for 17 seasons, from ...more
Oscar Klefbom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Oscar Klefbom Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 25

Birthplace: Karlstad, Sweden

Oscar Erik Anders Klefbom (born 20 July 1993) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected 19th ...more
Óscar Arias is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Politician

Age: 78

Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

Óscar Arias Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈoskaɾ ˈaɾjas]; born 13 September 1940 in Heredia, Costa Rica) was President of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2010. He ...more
Oscar Browning is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Oscar
Writer

Age: Dec. at 86 (1837-1923)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Oscar Browning OBE (17 January 1837 – 6 October 1923) was a British educationalist, historian and bon viveur, a well-known Cambridge personality during the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. An ...more