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Ever thought about how many famous people named Red are out there? This list of celebrities named Red will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Reds below include actors named Red and athletes named Red, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Red who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Reds below include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Red Grange, and Red Buttons.
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Red Grange is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Red
Age: Died at 88 (1903-1991)

Birthplace: Forksville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Harold Edward "Red" Grange (June 13, 1903 – January 28, 1991), nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost", was an American football halfback for the University of Illinois, the Chicago ...more

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Red Buttons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 87 (1919-2006)

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

Red Buttons (born Aaron Chwatt; February 5, 1919 – July 13, 2006) was an American actor and comedian. He won an Oscar and a Golden Globe for his supporting role in the 1957 film Sayonara.

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Red is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Red
Red (also stylized R3D or RED) is an American Christian rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2002 by brothers guitarist Anthony Armstrong and bassist Randy Armstrong, with lead ...more

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Red Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Red
Age: 91

Birthplace: Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

Leonard Patrick "Red" Kelly (July 9, 1927 – May 2, 2019) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and coach. He was also a Liberal Member of Parliament for the Toronto-area riding ...more
Red Skelton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 84 (1913-1997)

Birthplace: Vincennes, Indiana, United States of America

Richard Bernard Eheart (July 18, 1913 – September 17, 1997) professionally known as Red Skelton was an American comedy entertainer. He was best known for his national radio and television acts ...more

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Red Schoendienst is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Red
Age: 96

Birthplace: Germantown, Illinois

Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst (; February 2, 1923 – June 6, 2018) was an American professional baseball second baseman, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB), and is ...more

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Red Auerbach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 89 (1917-2006)

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

Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and, most notably, the Boston ...more
Red Ruffing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 81 (1905-1986)

Birthplace: Granville Township, Granville, Illinois

Charles Herbert "Red" Ruffing (May 3, 1905 – February 17, 1986) was an American professional baseball player. A pitcher, he played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1924 through ...more

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Red Holzman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 78 (1920-1998)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

William "Red" Holzman (August 10, 1920 – November 13, 1998) was an American professional basketball player and coach. He is probably best known as the head coach of the New York Knicks ...more
Red Faber is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 88 (1888-1976)

Birthplace: Cascade, Iowa

Urban Clarence "Red" Faber (September 6, 1888 – September 25, 1976) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball from 1914 through 1933, playing his entire career for ...more
Red Barber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 84 (1908-1992)

Birthplace: Columbus, Mississippi, United States of America

Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (February 17, 1908 – October 22, 1992) was an American sports commentator. Barber, nicknamed "The Ol' Redhead", was primarily identified with radio ...more
Red Sovine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 63 (1917-1980)

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia

Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine (July 7, 1917 – April 4, 1980) was an American country music singer and songwriter associated with truck driving songs, particularly those recited as ...more

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Red Rolfe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 61 (1908-1969)

Birthplace: Concord, Penacook, New Hampshire

Robert Abial "Red" Rolfe (October 17, 1908 – July 8, 1969) was an American third baseman, manager and front-office executive in Major League Baseball. A graduate of Phillips Exeter ...more

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Red Kerr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Red
Red Foley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 58 (1910-1968)

Birthplace: Blue Lick, Monroe Township, Indiana, United States of America

Clyde Julian Foley (June 17, 1910 – September 19, 1968), known professionally as Red Foley, was an American singer, musician, and radio and TV personality who made a major contribution to the ...more

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Red Nichols is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 60 (1905-1965)

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah

Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols (May 8, 1905 – June 28, 1965) was an American jazz cornettist, composer, and jazz bandleader. Over his long career, Nichols recorded in a wide variety of ...more
Red Horner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 96 (1909-2005)

Birthplace: Lynden, Ontario, Canada

George Reginald "Red" Horner (May 28, 1909 – April 27, 2005) was an ice hockey defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League from 1928 to 1940. He was the Leafs ...more
Red West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Red
Age: 83

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

Robert Gene "Red" West (March 8, 1936 – July 18, 2017) was an American actor, film stuntman and songwriter. He was known for being a close confidant and songwriter for rock and roll ...more
Red Symons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Red
Age: 69

Birthplace: Victoria, Brighton, Australasia, Melbourne, City of Bayside, + more

Redmond Symons (born 13 June 1949) is an English-born Australian musician, and television and radio personality. He was the lead guitarist in the band Skyhooks, the snide judge of 'Red Faces' (a ...more
Red Pollard is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 72 (1909-1981)

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

John M. "Red" Pollard (October 27, 1909 – March 7, 1981) was a Canadian horse racing jockey. A founding member of the Jockeys' Guild in 1940, Pollard rode at racetracks in the United ...more
Red Berenson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Red
Age: 79

Birthplace: Regina, Canada

Gordon Arthur "Red, The Red Baron" Berenson (born December 8, 1939) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey centre and head coach of the Michigan Wolverines men's ice hockey team ...more
Red Peters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Red
Age: 68

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts, United States of America

Red Peters (a pseudonym for Boston-area comedian Douglas Stevens) is a musician and songwriter who has made five CDs. He is the host of The Red Peters Comedy Music Hour on Sirius XM, and a ...more

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Red Grant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Red
Red Grant is an actor, screenwriter and television producer.
Red Badgro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Red
Age: Died at 96 (1902-1998)

Birthplace: Orillia, Washington

Morris Hiram "Red" Badgro (December 1, 1902 – July 13, 1998) was an American football player and football coach who also played professional baseball. He was inducted into the Pro ...more
Red Murff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Red
Dec. at 87 (1921-2008)

Birthplace: Texas

John Robert Murff (April 1, 1921 – November 28, 2008) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1956 through 1957 for the Milwaukee Braves. Listed at 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 195 ...more