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Who Is The Most Famous Red In The World?

Updated November 24, 2020 477 votes 24 voters 16.1k 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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  • 1
    Redd Foxx
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    Redd Foxx

    1922-12-09

    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

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

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    #250 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#34 of 101 The Best African-American Film Actors

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    Red Auerbach
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Red Buttons
    20

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #179 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#297 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time

  • 4
    Red Grange
    17

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #28 of 206 The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time#121 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 5
    Red Skelton
    17

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #713 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#113 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

  • 6
    Red Barber
    11

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Red Kelly
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Red Foley
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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 on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Red Symons
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Red West
    10

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Red Sovine
    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 on Wikipedia

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    #241 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time#117 of 215 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time

  • 12
    Red Nichols
    11

    Red Nichols

    1905-05-08

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah

    Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols (May 8, 1905 – June 28, 1965) was an American jazz cornettist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Red Berenson
    15

    Red Berenson

    1939-12-08

    BirthplaceRegina, Canada

    Gordon Arthur "Red, The Red Baron" Berenson (born December 8, 1939) is a Canadian former... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Red Faber
    10

    Red Faber

    1888-09-06

    BirthplaceCascade, Iowa

    Urban Clarence "Red" Faber (September 6, 1888 – September 25, 1976) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Red Peters
    14

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #47 of 51 The Best Frequent Howard Stern Guests#43 of 45 The Funniest Comedians on the Howard Stern Show

  • 16
    Red Garland
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    Red Garland

    1923-05-13

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    William McKinley "Red" Garland, Jr. (May 13, 1923 – April 23, 1984) was an American modern... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Red Ruffing
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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 on Wikipedia

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    #25 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#347 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time

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    Red Pollard
    12

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Red Holzman
    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 on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Red Murff
    10

    Red Murff

    1921-04-01

    BirthplaceTexas

    John Robert Murff (April 1, 1921 – November 28, 2008) was a relief pitcher in Major League... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Red Badgro
    11

    Red Badgro

    1902-12-01

    BirthplaceOrillia, Washington

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

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    #111 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#32 of 51 The Best NFL Players From Washington

  • 22
    Red Miller
    7

    Red Miller

    1927-10-31

    BirthplaceMacomb, Illinois

    Robert "Red" Miller (October 31, 1927 – September 27, 2017) was a professional football coach... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Red Grant
    Red Grant is an actor, screenwriter and television producer.
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    Red Mack
    7

    Red Mack

    1937-06-19

    BirthplaceOconto, Wisconsin

    William Richard "Red" Mack (born June 19, 1937 in Oconto, Wisconsin) is an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Red Horner
    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 on Wikipedia