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Famous People Named Percy 

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Percy there are? This list of celebrities named Percy includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Percys on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Percy, actors named Percy, and even athletes named Percy. Well-known Percys like Percy Harvin, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Percy Sledge are just the start of this list.
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Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Percy
American football player

Age: 27

Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia

William Percival Harvin III (born May 28, 1988) is a former American football wide receiver. He played college football at Florida, when the Gators won the BCS National Championship in 2006 and ...more

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Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Percy Bysshe Shelley Activist, Poet, Author

Age: Dec. at 30 (1792-1822)

Birthplace: Horsham, United Kingdom

Percy Bysshe Shelley ( (listen) BISH; 4 August 1792 – 8 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, who is regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the ...more

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Percy Sledge is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Percy Sledge Musician, Singer

Age: 78

Birthplace: Leighton, Alabama, United States of America

Percy Tyrone Sledge (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015) was an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. He is best known for the song "When a Man Loves a Woman", a No. 1 hit on both ...more

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Percy Grainger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Pianist, Composer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1882-1961)

Birthplace: Brighton, Australia

Percy Aldridge Grainger (born George Percy Grainger; 8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist who lived in the United States from 1914 on and became ...more

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Percy Spencer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1894-1970)

Birthplace: Howland, Maine

Percy Lebaron Spencer (July 19, 1894 – September 8, 1970) was an American physicist and inventor. He became known as the inventor of the microwave oven.
Percy Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Percy
American football player

Age: 48

Birthplace: Canton, Ohio

Percy Lee Snow (born November 5, 1967) is a retired American football linebacker who played at Michigan State University and was a first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs. Snow made the ...more
Percy Lavon Julian is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Chemist, Professor, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 76 (1899-1975)

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899 – April 19, 1975) was a research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural ...more

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Percy Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Coach

Age: 44

Birthplace: Walvis Bay, Namibia

Percival Colin "Percy" Montgomery OIS (born 15 March 1974 in the South African enclave of Walvis Bay, now Namibia) is a retired South African rugby union player. When he ended his ...more
Percy Faith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Film Score Composer, Bandleader, Composer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1908-1976)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976) was a Canadian bandleader, orchestrator, composer and conductor, known for his lush arrangements of pop and Christmas standards. He is often ...more
Percy Jocelyn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Percy

Age: Dec. at 79 (1764-1843)

Percy Jocelyn (29 November 1764 – 3 September 1843) was Anglican Bishop of Clogher in the Church of Ireland from 1820 to 1822. He was forced from his position due to claims of homosexual ...more
Percy Fawcett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Percy

Age: Dec. at 58 (1867-1925)

Birthplace: Torquay, United Kingdom

Percy Harrison Fawcett (18 August 1867 – during or after 1925) was a British geographer, artillery officer, cartographer, archaeologist, and explorer of South America. Fawcett disappeared in ...more
Percy Avery Rockefeller ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Percy

Age: Dec. at 56 (1878-1934)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Percy Avery Rockefeller (February 27, 1878 — September 25, 1934) was a board director who founded and was vice president of Owenoke Corporation.
Percy Jack Clayson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Percy

Birthplace: Deptford, London, United Kingdom

Percy Jack Clayson (b. 7 June 1896) was a British flying ace in the First World War credited with 29 victories.
Percy Williams Bridgman ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Physicist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 79 (1882-1961)

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 1961) was an American physicist who received the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures. He also wrote ...more
Percy Adlon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 83

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Paul Rudolf Parsifal "Percy" Adlon (German: [ˈpɛɐ̯si ˈaːdlɔn]; born 1 June 1935) is a German director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for his film Bagdad Café. He ...more
Percy Herbert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Soldier, Actor

Age: Dec. at 72 (1920-1992)

Birthplace: England, London

Percy Herbert (31 July 1920 – 6 December 1992) was an English actor. He worked predominantly from the 1950s into the 1970s and became one of the most recognisable faces in post-war British
Percy W. Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Sailor

Age: Dec. at 90 (1893-1983)

Birthplace: Taylor, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Percy Wilfred "Red" Griffiths (March 30, 1893 – June 12, 1983) was an American football player and coach and politician. He played college football at Pennsylvania State College—now ...more
Percy Saint is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1870-1958)

Birthplace: Franklin, Louisiana, United States of America

Percy DuBose Saint, Sr. (May 8, 1870 – August 13, 1958), was a lawyer and politician who served as the Louisiana attorney general from 1924 until 1932. He was an intra-party Democratic critic of ...more
Percy Bush is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Percy

Age: Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales

Percy Frank Bush (23 June 1879 – 19 May 1955) was a Welsh rugby union player who played international rugby for Wales on eight occasions. Playing at fly-half, Bush is regarded as one of the most ...more
Percy Dearmer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Percy Dearmer

Age: Dec. at 69 (1867-1936)

Birthplace: England

Percival "Percy" Dearmer was an English priest and liturgist best known as the author of The Parson's Handbook, a liturgical manual for Anglican clergy. A lifelong socialist, he was an ...more
Percy Kilbride is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Actor

Age: Dec. at 76 (1888-1964)

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Percy William Kilbride (July 16, 1888 – December 11, 1964) was an American character actor. He made a career of playing country hicks, most memorably as Pa Kettle in the Ma and Pa Kettle series ...more
Percy Jones is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Professional Boxer

Age: Dec. at 30 (1892-1922)

Birthplace: United Kingdom

Percy Jones (26 December 1892 – 25 December 1922) was a Welsh boxer, the first Welshman to win a world boxing title when he took the World Flyweight Championship from Bill Ladbury in 1914. Jones ...more
Percy Spender is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Judge, Politician, Diplomat

Age: Dec. at 88 (1897-1985)

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Sir Percy Claude Spender (5 October 1897 – 3 May 1985), was an Australian politician, diplomat and judge. He served in the House of Representatives from 1937 to 1951, including as a cabinet ...more
Percy French is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Percy French

Age: Dec. at 66 (1854-1920)

Birthplace: County Roscommon, Republic of Ireland

William Percy French (1 May 1854 – 24 January 1920) was one of Ireland's foremost songwriters and entertainers in his day. In more recent times, he has become recognised for his watercolour ...more
Percy Rodriguez is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Percy
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 89 (1918-2007)

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Percy Rodriguez (born Percy Rodrigues, June 13, 1918 – September 6, 2007) was a Canadian actor who appeared in many television shows and films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was of ...more