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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns  

Chris Abraham
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Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Burns. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Burns on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Burns as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Burns along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Burns, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Burnss include Christy Turlington Burns, Brooke Burns, and George Burns, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Christy Turlington Burns is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 50
Christy Nicole Turlington Burns is an American model currently representing Calvin Klein's Eternity campaign and Maybelline. Turlington was named one of Glamour '​s Women of the Year in 2013, ...more
Brooke Burns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 40
Brooke Elizabeth Burns is an American actress, television presenter, and former fashion model. She began her career on the popular TV series Baywatch and Baywatch Hawaii.
George Burns is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Died at 100 (1896-1996)
George Burns, born Nathan Birnbaum, was an American comedian, award-winning actor and best-selling writer. George Burns was one of the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned ...more
Robert Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 37 (1759-1796)
Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots ...more
Edward Burns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 51
Edward Fitzgerald Burns is an American actor, film producer, writer, and director best known for appearing in several films including Saving Private Ryan and One Missed Call. Burns made his ...more
Anna Burns is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Anna Burns is the wife of Wes Welker.
Tommy Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 74 (1881-1955)
Tommy Burns, born Noah Brusso, is the only Canadian-born World Heavyweight Champion boxer. The first to travel the globe in defending his title, Tommy made 11 title defences despite often being ...more
Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 58 (1952-2010)
Patrick John Joseph Burns was a National Hockey League head coach. Over 14 seasons between 1988 and 2004, he coached in 1,019 games with the Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston ...more
Ursula Burns is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 60
Ursula M. Burns serves as Chairwoman and CEO of Xerox. As such, she is the first African-American woman CEO to head a Fortune 500 company. She is also the first woman to succeed another woman as ...more
Brent Burns is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 33
William Brent Burns is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing as a defenseman for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League. He has also played for the Minnesota ...more
Burnie Burns is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 46
Michael "Burnie" Burns is an American independent filmmaker living in Austin, Texas. He is best known for his contributions in machinima, a form of film-making that uses video game ...more
Jerry Burns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 92
Jerome Monahan "Jerry" Burns is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the University of Iowa, from 1961 to 1965, compiling record of ...more
Ken Burns is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Ken Burns age 65
Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns is an American director and producer of documentary films, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs. His most widely known documentaries ...more
Bob Burns is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 66 (1890-1956)
Robin "Bob" Burns was an American musical comedian, who appeared on radio and in movies from 1930 to 1947. Burns played a novelty musical instrument of his own invention, which he ...more
Vinny Burns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 53
Vinny Burns is an English hard rock guitarist and producer, best known for his work with the bands Dare, Ten and Bob Catley. He has also been a member of Asia, Ultravox, Hugo, FM, The Ladder, ...more
Oyster Burns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 64 (1864-1928)
Thomas P. "Oyster" Burns was a professional baseball player whose career spanned 15 seasons, 11 of which were spent with the Major League Baseball Wilmington Quicksteps, Baltimore ...more
Mike Burns is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Mike Burns age 40
Michael John Burns is an American professional baseball pitcher who played in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox, the Cincinnati Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers. He ...more
Christian Burns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 45
Christian Anthony Burns is an English musician and the son of Tony Burns of The Signs, a Liverpool-based rock band signed to Decca Records in the 1960s.
John Horne Burns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 37 (1916-1953)
John Horne Burns was a United States writer, the author of three novels. The first, The Gallery, is his best known work, which was very well received when published and has been reissued several ...more
Lucy Burns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 87 (1879-1966)
Lucy Burns was an American suffragist and women's rights advocate. She was a passionate activist in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Burns was a close friend of Alice Paul, and ...more
Marilyn Burns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 65 (1949-2014)
Marilyn Burns was an American actress, best known for her roles in Tobe Hooper's cult horror films The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and its sequels and Eaten Alive. She is also known for portraying ...more
Heather Burns is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 43
Heather Burns is an American actress.
Gordon Burns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
age 76
Gordon Henry Burns is a Northern Irish born British journalist and broadcaster, best known as the host of Granada Television's popular game show The Krypton Factor for its original 18-year run. ...more
Tom Burns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 45 (1857-1902)
Thomas Everett "Tom" Burns was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball, primarily for the Chicago White Stockings/Colts/Orphans. He also played for, and managed, the ...more
James M. Burns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Burns
Dec. at 77 (1924-2001)
James Milton Burns was an American attorney and judge in Oregon. He served as a United States federal judge, state court judge, and district attorney.