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Who Is The Most Famous Davis In The World?

Updated March 17, 2021 767 votes 36 voters 25.7k views89 items

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

Miles Davis is certainly one of the most famous Davises on this list. One of the famous musicians with the last name Davis, he is an influential jazz trumpeter and composer. Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew are among his most popular albums.

Another of the famous people with the last name Davis is Viola Davis. She is an actress of the stage and screen. She won an Oscar for her portrayal of Rose Maxson in the film Fences, a role for which she previously won a Tony.

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    Miles Davis

    1926-05-26

    BirthplaceAlton, Illinois, United States of America

    Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and...  more

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    Viola Davis

    1965-08-11

    BirthplaceSt. Matthews, South Carolina, United States of America

    Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress and producer. Having won an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, she is the first black actress to achieve the Triple Crown of...  more

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    Geena Davis

    1956-01-21

    BirthplaceWareham, Massachusetts, USA

    Virginia Elizabeth "Geena" Davis (born January 21, 1956) is an American actress and activist. Davis has received numerous accolades for her acting work in both film and television, and is noted for...  more

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    Bette Davis

    1908-04-05

    BirthplaceLowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (; April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. With a career spanning 60 years, she is regarded as one of the greatest...  more

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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York, Harlem

    Samuel George Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American singer, musician, dancer, actor, vaudevillian, comedian and activist known for his impressions of actors, musicians and other...  more

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    Jefferson Davis

    1808-06-03

    BirthplaceFairview, Kentucky, United States of America

    Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as the only President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the...  more

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    Kristin Davis

    1965-02-23

    BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado, United States of America

    Kristin Landen Davis (born February 23, 1965) is an American actress. She is known for playing Brooke Armstrong on the soap opera Melrose Place (1995–1996), and Charlotte York Goldenblatt on HBO's...  more

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    Ossie Davis

    1917-12-18

    BirthplaceCogdell, Georgia, USA

    Ossie Davis (born Raiford Chatman Davis; December 18, 1917 – February 4, 2005) was an American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and civil rights activist.He...  more

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    Warwick Davis

    1970-02-03

    BirthplaceEpsom, United Kingdom

    Alternative NameWarwick Davis

    Warwick Ashley Davis (born 3 February 1970) is an English actor, television presenter, writer, director, comedian, and producer. He played the title characters in Willow and the Leprechaun film...  more

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    Judy Davis

    1955-04-23

    BirthplacePerth, Western Australia, Australia

    Judith Davis (born 23 April 1955) is an Australian actress known for her work in film, television, and theatre. With a career spanning over 40 years she is commended for her versatility and is...  more

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    Clive Davis

    1932-04-04

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Clive Jay Davis (born April 4, 1932) is an American record producer, A&R executive, and music industry executive. He has won five Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a...  more
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    Hope Davis

    1964-03-23

    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey, United States of America

    Hope Davis (born March 23, 1964) is an American actress. She has starred in films such as About Schmidt (2002) and American Splendor (2003). For her role in the original Broadway production of God of...  more
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    Angela Davis

    1944-01-26

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, USA

    Angela Yvonne Davis (born January 26, 1944) is an American political activist, academic, and author. She emerged as a prominent counterculture activist in the 1960s working with the Communist Party...  more
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    Matthew Davis

    1978-05-08

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Alternative NameMatt Davis

    Matthew W. Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor who is known for his roles as Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde, Adam Hillman on the ABC comedy-drama What About Brian from 2006 to 2007...  more

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    Josie Davis

    1973-01-16

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Josie Rebecca Davis (born January 16, 1973) is an American actress, best known for her role as Sarah Powell in the television sitcom Charles in Charge from 1987 to 1990....  more
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    Ann B. Davis

    1926-05-03

    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York, United States of America

    Ann Bradford Davis (May 3, 1926 – June 1, 2014) was an American actress. She achieved prominence for her role in the NBC situation comedy The Bob Cummings Show (1955–1959), for which she twice won...  more
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    Gail Davis

    1925-10-05

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas, USA

    Alternative NameGale Davis

    Gail Davis (born Betty Jeanne Grayson, October 5, 1925 – March 15, 1997) was an American actress and singer, best known for her starring role as Annie Oakley in the 1950s television series Annie...  more
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    Jonathan Davis

    1971-01-18

    BirthplaceBakersfield, USA, California

    Jonathan Howsmon Davis (born January 18, 1971), also known as JD, JDevil, or J Devil, is an American singer and musician. He is best known as the lead vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn....  more

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    Phyllis Davis

    1940-07-17

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Port Arthur

    Alternative NamePhyllis Elizabeth Davis

    Phyllis Ann Davis (July 17, 1940 – September 27, 2013) was an American actress who appeared primarily on television. She was most notably a co-star with the cast of the Aaron Spelling-produced...  more
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    Skeeter Davis

    1931-12-30

    BirthplaceDry Ridge, Kentucky, USA

    Skeeter Davis (born Mary Frances Penick; December 30, 1931 – September 19, 2004) was an American country music singer who sang crossover pop music songs including 1962's "The End of the World". She...  more
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    Julia Davis

    1966-06-30

    BirthplaceBath, United Kingdom

    Julia Charlotte L. Davis (born 25 August 1966) is an English comedian, actress, writer, and director. She is known for writing and starring in the BBC Three comedy Nighty Night (2004–2005) and the...  more
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    Nathan Davis

    1937-02-15

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas

    Nathan Tate Davis (February 15, 1937 – April 8, 2018) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute. He is known for his work...  more
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    BirthplaceLaurens, South Carolina, United States of America

    Reverend Gary Davis, also Blind Gary Davis (born Gary D. Davis, April 30, 1896 – May 5, 1972), was a blues and gospel singer who was also proficient on the banjo, guitar and harmonica. His...  more

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    Lindsay Davis

    1985-11-06

    BirthplaceLakewood, Ohio

    Lindsay Davis (born November 6, 1985) is an American model , legislator, and beauty queen who has been internationally published in magazines such as Ralph and FHM. She was crowned Miss Ohio U.S....  more
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    Meryl Davis

    1987-01-01

    BirthplaceRoyal Oak, Michigan

    Meryl Elizabeth Davis (born January 1, 1987) is an American ice dancer. With partner Charlie White, she is the 2014 Olympic champion, the 2010 Olympic silver medalist, a two-time (2011, 2013) World...  more
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