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Who Is The Most Famous Stan Or Stanley In The World?

Updated November 23, 2020 653 votes 37 voters 22.9k views76 items

List RulesVote up all of the Stans and Stanleys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Stan or Stanley can you think of? The famous Stans and Stanleys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Stanley, famous athletes named Stan, and even musicians named Stanley.

Stan Lee is certainly one of the most famous Stans on this list. One of the famous writers named Stan, he spent much of his career with Marvel Comics. He created or co-created such characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Panther, and many more.

Another of the famous people with the first name Stanley is Stanley Tucci. He is an actor best known for films including The Devil Wears Prada, Spotlight, and Road to Perdition. He played another famous Stanley, Stanley Kubrick, in the TV movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

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    Stan Lee

    1922-12-28

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber ; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American...  more

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    Stan Laurel

    1890-06-16

    BirthplaceUlverston, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English...  more

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    Stanley Kubrick

    1928-07-26

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley Kubrick (; July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter,...  more

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    Stanley Tucci

    1960-11-11

    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley Tucci (born November 11, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, and film...  more

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    Stanley Baker

    1928-02-28

    BirthplaceFerndale, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Sir William Stanley Baker (28 February 1928 – 28 June 1976) was a Welsh actor and film...  more

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    Stan Berkowitz is a screenwriter and television producer....  more
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    Stan Musial

    1920-11-21

    BirthplaceDonora, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley Frank Musial (; born Stanisław Franciszek Musiał; November 21, 1920 – January 19,...  more

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    Stan Ridgway

    1954-04-05

    BirthplaceBarstow, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanard "Stan" Ridgway (born April 5, 1954) is an American multi-instrumentalist...  more

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    Stan Getz

    1927-02-02

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz...  more

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    Stanley Price

    1892-12-31

    BirthplaceAtchison, Kansas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley Price (December 31, 1892 – July 13, 1955) was an American film supporting actor who...  more
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    Stanley Jordan

    1959-07-31

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959) is an American jazz guitarist whose technique involves...  more

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    Stan Coveleski

    1889-07-13

    BirthplaceShamokin, Pennsylvania

    GenderMale

    Stanley Anthony Coveleski (born Stanislaus Kowalewski, July 13, 1889 – March 20, 1984) was an...  more
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    Stan Hansen

    1949-08-29

    GenderMale

    John Stanley Hansen II (born August 29, 1949) is a retired professional wrestler. Hansen is...  more

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    Stan Brakhage

    1933-01-14

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    James Stanley Brakhage ( BRAK-ij; January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003), better known as Stan...  more
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    Stan Mikita

    1940-05-20

    BirthplaceSokolče

    GenderMale

    Stanley Mikita (born Stanislav Guoth; May 20, 1940 – August 7, 2018) was a Slovak-born...  more
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    Stanley Crouch

    1945-12-14

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    GenderMale

    Stanley Lawrence Crouch (born December 14, 1945) is an American poet, music and cultural...  more
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    BirthplaceManor Park, London, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and...  more
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    Stanley Morgan

    1955-02-17

    BirthplaceEasley, South Carolina

    GenderMale

    Stanley Douglas Morgan (born February 17, 1955) is an American former football player who was...  more
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    Stan Chambers

    1923-08-11

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley Holroyd "Stan" Chambers (August 11, 1923 – February 13, 2015) was an American...  more
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    Stan Levey

    1926-04-05

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stan Levey (April 5, 1926 – April 19, 2005) was an American jazz drummer....  more

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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley Bernard Livingston (born November 24, 1950) is an American actor, best known for...  more
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    Stan Winston

    1946-04-07

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film...  more
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    Stanley Ketchel

    1886-09-14

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Stanisław Kiecal (September 14, 1886 – October 15, 1910), better known in the boxing world as...  more

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    Stan Rice

    1942-11-07

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    GenderMale

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    Stan Kroenke

    1947-07-29

    BirthplaceColumbia, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Enos Stanley Kroenke (; born July 29, 1947) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He...  more