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List of famous people who majored in literature, including photos when available. This list of famous literature majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in literature. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in literature you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

These people, like Kate Beckinsale and Reese Witherspoon include images when available.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were literature majors?" and "Which famous people studied literature?"
Kris Kristofferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People who Majored in Literature
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Kristoffer "Kris" Kristofferson is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and former soldier. He is known for writing and recording such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee", "For the Good Times", "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" and "Help Me Make It Through the Night". Kristofferson is the sole ...more

Age: 80

Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States of America

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Story Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People who Majored in Literature
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Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 he became only the second astronaut to achieve the record of six spaceflights. ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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John Lithgow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People who Majored in Literature
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John Arthur Lithgow is an American actor, musician, and author. Lithgow has received acclaim and many accolades in his career including two Tony Awards, five Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, an American Comedy Award, four Drama Desk Awards and was also nominated ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States of America

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Donald Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People who Majored in Literature
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Donald Andrew Hall, Jr, known as Donald Hall is an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. A graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Harvard and Oxford, Hall is the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's literature, biography, memoir, essays, and including 22 volumes ...more

Age: 88

Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States of America

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