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Famous People Named Shirley

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

Shirley Temple is one of the most famous performers in the history of Hollywood. Known for her darling antics and tap dancing, she was the child star to beat in her time. She started acting at the age of 3 and some of her most memorable films include Curly Top and Our Little Girl. As she became older, she switched over to politics and became the United States Ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia.

Shirley Maclaine is another famous actress who is still working today. She has won an Academy Award, 5 Golden Globes, a BAFTA, and many more. Funnily enough, she was even named after Shirley Temple. Her debut film even got her a Golden Globe win: Alfred Hitchcock's The Trouble with Harry.
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  • Shirley MacLaine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley MacLaine

    Activist, Film Producer

    Age86

    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Richmond

    Shirley MacLaine (born Shirley MacLean Beaty; April 24, 1934) is an American film, television,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Manson

    Songwriter, Musician

    Age54

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Shirley Ann Manson (born 26 August 1966) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and musician. She is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shirley Temple is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Temple

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, United States of America

    Shirley Temple Black (April 23, 1928 – February 10, 2014) was an American actress, singer,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shirley Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Jones

    Comedian, Actor

    Age86

    BirthplaceCharleroi, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Shirley Mae Jones (born March 31, 1934) is an American singer and actress. In her six decades... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shirley Bassey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Age83

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Dame Shirley Veronica Bassey, (born 8 January 1937) is a Welsh singer whose career began in... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Jackson

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 49 (1916-1965)

    BirthplaceCalifornia

    Shirley Hardie Jackson (December 14, 1916 – August 8, 1965) was an American writer, known... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Henderson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Henderson

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age54

    BirthplaceForres, United Kingdom

    Shirley Henderson (born 24 November 1965) is a Scottish actress. Her film roles include Gail... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shirley Booth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Booth

    Actor

    AgeDec. at 94 (1898-1992)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Shirley Booth (born Marjory Ford, August 30, 1898 – October 16, 1992) was an American stage,... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Eaton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Eaton

    Actor, Writer

    Age83

    BirthplaceEngland, London, Edgware

    Shirley Eaton (born 12 January 1937) is an English actress, model and author. She was a sex... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Phelps-Roper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Phelps-Roper

    Spokesperson, Lawyer

    Age62

    BirthplaceTopeka, Kansas

    Shirley Lynn Phelps-Roper (born October 31, 1957) is an American lawyer and political... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Knight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Age84

    BirthplaceGoessel, Kansas, United States of America

    Shirley Knight Hopkins (born July 5, 1936) is an American actress who has appeared in more... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Caesar is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Caesar

    Songwriter, Actor

    Age81

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Durham

    Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar (born October 13, 1938 in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shirley Bennett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Bennett

    Film Producer, Actor
    Shirley Bennett is an actress.
  • Shirley Horn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Horn

    Jazz Pianist, Musician

    AgeDec. at 71 (1934-2005)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Shirley Valerie Horn (May 1, 1934 – October 20, 2005) was an American jazz singer and pianist.... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Anne Field is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Age82

    BirthplaceEngland, Bolton

    Shirley Anne Field (born 27 June 1936) is an English actress who has performed on stage, film... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Mallmann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Age43

    BirthplaceSanta Clara do Sul, Brazil

    Shirley Mallmann (born February 15, 1977) is a Brazilian model. She is considered the first... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Williams

    Politician, Journalist

    Age90

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Shirley Vivian Teresa Brittain Williams, Baroness Williams of Crosby, (née Catlin; born 27... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Hemphill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Hemphill

    Comedian, Actor

    AgeDec. at 52 (1947-1999)

    BirthplaceUSA, Asheville, North Carolina

    Shirley Ann Hemphill (July 1, 1947 – December 10, 1999) was an American stand-up comedian and... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Fry Irvin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Fry Irvin

    Tennis player

    Age93

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio

    Shirley June Fry Irvin (née Fry; born June 30, 1927) is a former world No. 1 tennis player... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Bonne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Age86

    BirthplaceInglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    Shirley Bonne (born May 22, 1934) is a former television actress who portrayed Eileen Sherwood... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Strickland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Strickland

    Politician, Athlete

    AgeDec. at 79 (1925-2004)

    BirthplaceGuildford, Australia

    Shirley Barbara de la Hunty AO, MBE (née Strickland; 18 July 1925 – 11 February 2004), known... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Chisholm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Chisholm

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1924-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Shirley Anita Chisholm (née St. Hill; November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Shirley Douglas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Douglas

    Activist, Actor

    Age86

    BirthplaceWeyburn, Canada

    Shirley Jean Douglas (born April 2, 1934) is a Canadian television, film and stage actress... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Dinsdale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Shirley

    Shirley Dinsdale

    Ventriloquist, Actor

    AgeDec. at 73 (1926-1999)

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Shirley Dinsdale Layburn (October 31, 1926 – May 9, 1999), better known by her maiden name of... more on Wikipedia
  • Shirley Winters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Shirley
    Shirley Winters (born February 27, 1958) is a convicted murderer and arsonist from upstate New... more on Wikipedia
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