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List of famous people who were on Star Search, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Star Search was a talent competition that ran from the early '80s to the mid '90s. It was also resurrected for another run from 2003-2004. Several famous singers, actors, and comedians appeared on the show with some even becoming winners. Who are the most famous Star Search alumni? 

Who is the most famous person who appeared on Star Search? Beyonce Knowles tops this list. She performed on Star Search in 1993 with the group Girls Tyme, along with her Destiny's Child bandmate Kelly Rowland. In 1992, a 10-year-old Britney Spears appeared on the show, as did her fellow Mickey Mouse Club member, Christina Aguilera, in 1990. Other celebrity pop stars who were on Star Search include Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, LeAnn Rimes, and Usher.

Several famous comedians also were contestants on Star Search. Comedian Dennis Miller lost out to Sinbad when he appeared on Star Search in the 1980s. Adam Sandler also performed a stand-up set on Star Search in the 1980s. Other famous comedians who appeared on Star Search include Norm MacDonald, Dave Chappelle, and King of Queens actor Kevin James.

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 75+ Famous People Who Were on Star Search
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Beyonce Knowles performed with the group Girls Tyme on "Star Search" in 1993.

Age: 36

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

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Justin Timberlake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 75+ Famous People Who Were on Star Search
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Justin Timberlake appeared on "Star Search" in 1993 under the name Justin Randall.

Age: 37

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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Britney Spears is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 75+ Famous People Who Were on Star Search
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In 1992, a 10-year-old Britney Spears appeared on "Star Search."

Age: 36

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi, United States of America

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Christina Aguilera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 75+ Famous People Who Were on Star Search
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A very young Christina Aguilera performed "A Sunday Kind of Love" on "Star Search" in 1990.

Age: 37

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

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