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Who Is The Most Famous Red In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 483 votes 32 voters 16.8k views60 items

List RulesVote up all of the Reds you've heard of.

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

Redd Foxx is certainly one of the most famous Redds on this list. One of the famous comedians named Redd, he is best known for playing Fred Sanford on Sanford and Son. He is widely considered one of the best comedians of all time.

Another of the famous people with the first name Red is Red Grange. He played football with the Chicago Bears. Later, he returned to coach the Bears from 1935 to 1937.

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

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    Redd Foxx

    1922-12-09

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    John Elroy Sanford (December 9, 1922 – October 11, 1991), better known by his stage name Redd...  more

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  • Red Buttons2
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    Red Buttons

    1919-02-05

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Red Buttons (born Aaron Chwatt; February 5, 1919 – July 13, 2006) was an American actor and...  more

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  • Red Auerbach3
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    Red Auerbach

    1917-09-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball...  more
  • Red Grange4
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    Red Grange

    1903-06-13

    BirthplaceForksville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping...  more

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  • Red Skelton5
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    Red Skelton

    1913-07-18

    BirthplaceVincennes, Indiana, United States of America

    Richard Bernard Eheart (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) professionally known as Red...  more

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  • Red Barber6
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    Red Barber

    1908-02-17

    BirthplaceColumbus, Mississippi, United States of America

    Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (February 17, 1908 – October 22, 1992) was an American sports...  more
  • Red Kelly7
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    Red Kelly

    1927-07-09

    BirthplaceSimcoe, Ontario, Canada

    Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly (July 9, 1927 – May 2, 2019) was a Canadian professional ice...  more
  • Red West8
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    Red West

    1936-01-01

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Robert Gene "Red" West (March 8, 1936 – July 18, 2017) was an American actor, film stuntman...  more
  • Red Foley9
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    Red Foley

    1910-06-17

    BirthplaceBlue Lick, Monroe Township, Indiana, United States of America

    Clyde Julian Foley (June 17, 1910 – September 19, 1968), known professionally as Red Foley,...  more
  • Red Symons10
    10

    Red Symons

    1949-06-13

    BirthplaceVictoria, Brighton, Australasia, Melbourne, City of Bayside

    Redmond Symons (born 13 June 1949) is an English-born Australian musician, and television and...  more
  • Red Sovine11
    14

    Red Sovine

    1916-07-07

    BirthplaceCharleston, West Virginia

    Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine (July 7, 1917 – April 4, 1980) was an American country music...  more

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  • Red Nichols12
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    Red Nichols

    1905-05-08

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah

    Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols (May 8, 1905 – June 28, 1965) was an American jazz cornettist,...  more
  • Red Berenson13
    15

    Red Berenson

    1939-12-08

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

    Gordon Arthur "Red, The Red Baron" Berenson (born December 8, 1939) is a Canadian former...  more
  • Red Faber14
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    Red Faber

    1888-09-06

    BirthplaceCascade, Iowa

    Urban Clarence "Red" Faber (September 6, 1888 – September 25, 1976) was an American...  more
  • Red Peters15
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    Red Peters

    1950-07-11

    BirthplaceQuincy, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Red Peters (a pseudonym for Boston-area comedian Douglas Stevens) is a musician and songwriter...  more

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  • Red Garland16
    11

    Red Garland

    1923-05-13

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    William McKinley "Red" Garland, Jr. (May 13, 1923 – April 23, 1984) was an American modern...  more
  • Red Ruffing17
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    Red Ruffing

    1905-05-03

    BirthplaceGranville Township, Granville, Illinois

    Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing (May 3, 1905 – February 17, 1986) was an American professional...  more

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  • Red Pollard18
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    Red Pollard

    1909-10-27

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    John M. "Red" Pollard (October 27, 1909 – March 7, 1981) was a Canadian horse racing jockey. A...  more
  • Red Holzman19
    8

    Red Holzman

    1920-08-10

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William "Red" Holzman (August 10, 1920 – November 13, 1998) was an American professional...  more
  • Red Grant20
    Red Grant is an actor, screenwriter and television producer....  more
  • Red Murff21
    10

    Red Murff

    1921-04-01

    BirthplaceTexas

    John Robert Murff (April 1, 1921 – November 28, 2008) was a relief pitcher in Major League...  more
  • Red Badgro22
    11

    Red Badgro

    1902-12-01

    BirthplaceOrillia, Washington

    Morris Hiram "Red" Badgro (December 1, 1902 – July 13, 1998) was an American football player...  more
  • Red Miller23
    7

    Red Miller

    1927-10-31

    BirthplaceMacomb, Illinois

    Robert "Red" Miller (October 31, 1927 – September 27, 2017) was a professional football coach...  more
  • Red Mack24
    7

    Red Mack

    1937-06-19

    BirthplaceOconto, Wisconsin

    William Richard "Red" Mack (born June 19, 1937 in Oconto, Wisconsin) is an American football...  more
  • Red Horner25
    5

    Red Horner

    1909-05-28

    BirthplaceLynden, Ontario, Canada

    George Reginald "Red" Horner (May 28, 1909 – April 27, 2005) was an ice hockey defenceman for...  more