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Who Is The Most Famous Brown In The World?

Updated March 17, 2021 806 votes 28 voters 53.7k views96 items

List RulesVote up everyone you recognize with the last name Brown.

How many celebrities with the last name Brown can you think of? The famous Browns below have many different professions, including notable actors with the last name Brown, famous musicians named Brown, and even athletes named Brown.

James Brown is certainly one of the most famous Browns on this list. One of the famous musicians with the last name Brown, he was a funk legend known as the Godfather of Soul. His biggest hits include “I Got You (I Feel Good),” "It's a Man's Man's Man's World,” and “Say It Loud – I'm Black and I'm Proud.”

Another of the famous people with the last name Brown is Zac Brown. He is the singer-songwriter best known for his work with the Zac Brown Band. He is also a member of the electronic group Sir Rosevelt. There are also actors and actresses with the last name Brown on this list, such as Yvette Nicole Brown of Community

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people with the last name Brown? Just add them to the list. Then be sure to vote up all of the celebrities with the surname Brown that you've heard of! 

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    James Brown

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    Bobby Brown

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    Zac Brown

    Zac Brown (born July 31, 1978) is the lead singer and guitarist of the band, Zac Brown Band....  more
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    Melanie Brown

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    Yvette Nicole Brown (born August 12, 1971) is an American actress, voice actress, and host....  more
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    Chris Brown

    Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor...  more

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    Jenn Brown

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    Alton Brown

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    Foxy Brown

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    Clancy Brown

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    Dan Brown

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    Ray Brown

    Raymond Matthews Brown (October 13, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an American jazz double bassist...  more
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    Kody Brown

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    Bobbie Brown

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    Margaret Wise Brown (May 23, 1910 – November 13, 1952) was an American writer of children's...  more
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    Marion Brown

    Marion Brown (September 8, 1931 – October 18, 2010) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and...  more
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    Ruth Brown

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    Derren Brown

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    Danny Brown

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    Tammie Brown

    Tammie Brown, is an American drag performer and recording artist. Brown was a fixture in the...  more
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    Helen Gurley Brown (February 18, 1922 – August 13, 2012; born Helen Marie Gurley) was an...  more
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    Norman Brown

    Norman Brown (born December 18, 1970) is an American smooth jazz guitarist and singer....  more
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    Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (April 18, 1924 – September 10, 2005) was an American musician from...  more

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    Melleny Brown

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    Brianna Brown

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