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Famous People Named Wilfred

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Ever wondered how many famous people named Wilfred there are? This list of celebrities named Wilfred includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Wilfreds on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Wilfred, actors named Wilfred, and even athletes named Wilfred. Well-known Wilfreds like Wilfred Owen, Wilfred Benítez, and Wilfred Jackson are just the start of this list.
  • Poet, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 25 (1893-1918)

    BirthplaceOswestry, England

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Edward Salter Owen, MC (18 March 1893 – 4 November 1918) was an English poet and soldier. He was one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry on the horrors of trenches and  ...more

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  • Professional Boxer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Wilfred Benítez (born September 12, 1958) is an American-born Puerto Rican former professional boxer and the youngest world champion in the sport's history. Earning his first of three career world  ...more

    #65 of 207 The Best Boxers of the 20th Century#52 of 178 The Best Boxers of All Time#12 of 49 The Best Welterweight Boxers of All Time

  • Arranger, Television director

    AgeDec. at 82 (1906-1988)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Wilfred Jackson (Chicago, Illinois, January 24, 1906 – Newport Beach, California, August 7, 1988) was an American animator, arranger, composer and director best known for his work on the Mickey Mouse  ...more
  • Tennis player

    AgeDec. at 57 (1872-1929)

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Bromley, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Baddeley (11 January 1872 – 24 January 1929) was a British male tennis player and the elder of the Baddeley twins.  ...more
  • Psychoanalyst, Psychologist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1897-1979)

    BirthplaceMathura, India

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Ruprecht Bion DSO (; 8 September 1897 – 8 November 1979) was an influential British psychoanalyst, who became president of the British Psychoanalytical Society from 1962 to 1965.Wilfred Bion  ...more
  • Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 64 (1883-1948)

    BirthplaceSouth Kensington, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Noy (born Wilfred Noy Blumberg, 24 December 1883 – 29 March 1948) was an English film director, actor, screenwriter and producer of the silent era. Noy was the maternal uncle of Leslie  ...more
  • Wilfred Rhodes (29 October 1877 – 8 July 1973) was an English professional cricketer who played 58 Test matches for England between 1899 and 1930. In Tests, Rhodes took 127 wickets and scored 2,325  ...more
  • Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1871-1940)

    BirthplaceNorfolk County, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Wilfred Lucas (January 30, 1871 – December 13, 1940) was a Canadian-born American stage actor who found success in film as an actor, director, and screenwriter.  ...more
  • AgeDec. at 73 (1904-1978)

    BirthplaceHalifax, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Wilfred Pickles, OBE (13 October 1904 – 27 March 1978) was an English actor and radio presenter.  ...more
  • Television producer, Script editor

    AgeDec. at 81 (1921-2002)

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Glyn Greatorex (27 May 1921 – 14 October 2002) was an English television and film writer, script editor and producer. He was creator of such series as Secret Army, 1990, Plane Makers and its  ...more
  • Film Art Director, Production Designer


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Shingleton (January 24, 1914 – June, 1983) was an English art director. He enjoyed a distinguished career in the British film industry from his debut in 1937. Some of his early assignments  ...more
  • Sir Wilfred Patrick Thesiger (3 June 1910 – 24 August 2003), also known by his Arabic name Mubarak bin London (Arabic: مُبَارَك بِن لَنْدَن‎, the blessed one of London) was a British military  ...more
  • Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    NationalityHong Kong

    Wilfred Lau Ho-Lung is a Hong Kong singer and actor. He is also known as "師兄" (C-Hing, Senpai) in the entertainment industry because he was the winner of the 16th annual New Talent Singing Awards  ...more
  • AgeDec. at 72 (1911-1983)

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Wilfred Graham Burchett (16 September 1911 – 27 September 1983) was an Australian journalist known for his reporting of conflicts in Asia and his Communist sympathies. He was the first foreign  ...more
  • AgeDec. at 91 (1918-2009)

    BirthplaceSheffield, England

    Wilfred Harrison was an actor.  ...more
  • AgeDec. at 52 (1935-1988)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Wilfred "Willie Boy" Johnson (September 29, 1935 – August 29, 1988) was a United States (FBI) Federal Bureau of Investigation informant from 1966 to 1985. He provided the FBI, who code-named him  ...more
  • AgeDied at 86 (1921-2007)

    BirthplaceTrondheim, Norway


    Wilfred Breistrand was an actor.
  • AgeDec. at 75 (1895-1971)

    BirthplaceBelleville, Canada

    Wilfred Leigh Brintnell (August 27, 1895 – January 22, 1971) was a pioneering Canadian aviator. Born at Belleville, Ontario, Brintnell joined the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in Canada in 1917. A pilot,  ...more
  • William Wilfred Campbell (1 June ca. 1860 – 1 January 1918) was a Canadian poet. He is often classed as one of the country's Confederation Poets, a group that included fellow Canadians Charles G.D.  ...more
  • Film Score Composer, Composer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1927-1997)

    BirthplaceGosforth, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Josephs (24 July 1927 – 17 November 1997) was an English composer.  ...more
  • Age83

    BirthplaceCroydon, England, London

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Downing is an actor.
  • Physician, Surgeon

    AgeDec. at 91 (1913-2005)

    BirthplaceBrandon, Canada


    Wilfred Gordon "Bill" Bigelow, (June 18, 1913 – March 27, 2005) was a Canadian heart surgeon known for his role in developing the artificial pacemaker and the use of hypothermia in open heart  ...more
  • AgeDec. at 75 (1863-1939)

    BirthplaceEngland, Manchester

    NationalityUnited Kingdom, England

    Wilfred Shine was a British actor. He was the father of Bill Shine.  ...more
  • Wilfred Senanayake (10 November 1918 - 26 May 2008) was a former MP, who represented the electorate of Homagama. He was educated at Nalanda College Colombo. Unbeknownst to his parents, he joined the  ...more
  • Psychologist, Surgeon

    AgeDec. at 67 (1872-1939)

    BirthplaceColeford, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Wilfred Batten Lewis Trotter, FRS (3 November 1872 – 25 November 1939) was an English surgeon, a pioneer in neurosurgery. He was also known for his studies on social psychology, most notably for his  ...more
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