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Famous People Named Wallace 

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Ever thought about how many famous people named Wallace are out there? This list of celebrities named Wallace will show you the most prominent people with that name, along with pictures and additional information about them when available. The famous Wallaces below include actors named Wallace and athletes named Wallace, but this list also includes doctors, teachers, or politicians named Wallace who are notable in their fields. Some of the notable Wallaces below include Wallace Shawn, Wallace Stevens, and Wallace Wade.
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Wallace Shawn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Screenwriter, Essayist, Actor

Age: 75

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

Wallace Michael Shawn (born November 12, 1943) is an American character actor, voice artist, playwright and essayist. His film roles have included those of Wally Shawn (a fictionalized version ...more

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Wallace Stevens is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Poet, Essayist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1879-1955)

Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania

Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was an American modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of ...more

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Wallace Wade is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Coach, American football player

Age: Dec. at 94 (1892-1986)

Birthplace: Trenton, Tennessee

William Wallace Wade (June 15, 1892 – October 7, 1986) was an American football player and coach of football, basketball, and baseball. He served as the head football coach at the University of ...more
Wallace Thurman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Editor, Publisher, Novelist

Age: Dec. at 32 (1902-1934)

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

Wallace Henry Thurman (August 16, 1902 - December 22, 1934) was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of ...more
Wallace Beery is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Actor, Singer, Film Director

Age: Dec. at 64 (1885-1949)

Birthplace: Missouri, United States of America

Wallace Fitzgerald Beery (April 1, 1885 – April 15, 1949) was an American film and stage actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill (1930) opposite Marie Dressler, as Long ...more
Wallace Stegner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Environmentalist, Historian, Novelist

Age: Dec. at 84 (1909-1993)

Birthplace: Lake Mills, Iowa

Wallace Earle Stegner (February 18, 1909 – April 13, 1993) was an American novelist, short story writer, environmentalist, and historian, often called "The Dean of Western Writers". He ...more

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Wallace Reid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Age: Dec. at 32 (1891-1923)

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

William Wallace Halleck Reid (April 15, 1891 – January 18, 1923) was an American actor in silent film referred to as "the screen's most perfect lover". Reid also had a brief career as ...more
Wallace Langham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Actor

Age: 53

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

James Wallace Langham II (born March 11, 1965) is an American actor. He played the role of David Hodges in the American crime drama television series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Wallace Fard Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Wallace Fard Muhammad
Wallace D. Fard, also known as Wallace Fard Muhammad (; reportedly born February 26, c. 1877 – circa 1934), was the founder of the Nation of Islam. He arrived in Detroit in 1930 with an obscure ...more

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Wallace Potts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Film Director

Age: Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Wallace Potts (4 February 1947 – 29 June 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter, and archivist. He is best known for his work as the research archivist for the Rudolf Nureyev ...more
Wallace Carothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Chemist, Inventor, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 41 (1896-1937)

Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa

Wallace Hume Carothers (; April 27, 1896 – April 29, 1937) was an American chemist, inventor and the leader of organic chemistry at DuPont, credited with the invention of nylon.Carothers was a ...more
Wallace H. Coulter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 85 (1913-1998)

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

Wallace H. Coulter (February 17, 1913 – August 7, 1998) was an American electrical engineer, inventor, and businessman. The best known of his 85 patents is the Coulter principle, which provides ...more
Wallace Ford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Usher, Actor

Age: Dec. at 68 (1898-1966)

Birthplace: England, Bolton

Wallace Ford (born Samuel Jones Grundy, 12 February 1898 – 11 June 1966) was an English-born naturalized American vaudevillian, stage, film and television actor. Usually playing wise-cracking ...more
Wallace Nutting is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Wallace

Age: Dec. at 80 (1861-1941)

Birthplace: Massachusetts

For the U.S. Army general, see Wallace H. Nutting Wallace Nutting (November 17, 1861 – July 19, 1941) was a U.S. minister, photographer, artist, and antiquarian, who is most famous for his ...more
Wallace Wolodarsky is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 49

Wallace Wolodarsky, also billed as Wally Wolodarsky, is an American actor, screenwriter, television producer and film director known for being one of the screenwriters for The Simpsons during ...more
Wallace M. Greene is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 96 (1907-2003)

Birthplace: Waterbury, Vermont

Wallace Martin Greene, Jr. (December 27, 1907 – March 8, 2003) was a United States Marine Corps general who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Marine Corps from January 1, 1964, to December ...more
Wallace Harrison is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Businessperson, Architect

Age: Dec. at 86 (1895-1981)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts

Wallace Kirkman Harrison was an American architect. Harrison started his professional career with the firm of Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray, participating in the construction of Rockefeller ...more
Wallace Roney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Musician, Trumpeter

Age: 58

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Wallace Roney (May 25, 1960 – March 31, 2020) was an American jazz (hard bop and post-bop) trumpeter. Roney took lessons from Clark Terry and Dizzy Gillespie and studied with Miles Davis from ...more
Wallace Spearmon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Track and field athlete

Age: 34

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Wallace Spearmon Jr. (born December 24, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) is an American sprint athlete, who specializes in the 200 meters. He is a two-time NCAA outdoor champion in the 200 m and ...more
Wallace Smith is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Professional Boxer

Age: Dec. at 49 (1924-1973)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Wallace "Bud" Smith (April 2, 1924 – July 10, 1973) was a world lightweight boxing champion in 1955, who also competed in the 1948 Olympic Games. His trainer was John Joiner of ...more
Wallace Grissell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Wallace Grissell Film Editor, Film Director

Age: Dec. at 50 (1904-1954)

Birthplace: Hounslow, London, England

Wallace Grissell was a British director and editor.
Wallace Davenport is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Trumpeter

Age: Dec. at 79 (1925-2004)

Wallace Foster Davenport (30 June 1925 – 18 March 2004) was an American jazz trumpeter. Davenport has been one of the few traditional jazz musicians of the 1930s who later branched out into ...more
Wallace Francis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
American football player

Age: 64

Birthplace: Franklin, Louisiana

Wallace Doroin Francis (born November 7, 1951), is a former professional American football wide receiver who played 9 years in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and the Atlanta ...more
Wallace Triplett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Wallace Triplett American football player

Age: 92

Birthplace: La Mott, Pennsylvania

Wallace Triplett (April 18, 1926 – November 8, 2018) was a professional American football player, the first African-American draftee to play for a National Football League team. For that reason, ...more
Wallace D. Hayes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Wallace
Wallace D. Hayes

Age: Dec. at 82 (1919-2001)

Birthplace: Beijing, China

Wallace D. Hayes (b. September 4, 1918 – d. March 2, 2001) was a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University and one of the world's leading theoretical ...more