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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin 

Chris Abraham
Updated October 13, 2018 7k views 99 items
Being a fairly common name, it's no surprise there are a lot of famous people with the last name Franklin. Do you recognize all the celebrities whose last name is Franklin on this list? Although not all of these people are related, they are all famous people with Franklin as their surname. From athletes and actors to musicians and political figures, this list provides images of each famous Franklin along with information about their lives. If your surname is also Franklin, you very well could be related to some of the well-known people on this list. Examples of famous Franklins include Aretha Franklin, Benjamin Franklin, and Missy Franklin, but there are plenty of others on this list to learn about other than just those three.

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 76 from Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and civil rights activist. Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at New ...more
Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Dec. at 84 (1706-1790) from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, ...more
Missy Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 23 from Pasadena, California
Melissa Jeanette Franklin (born May 10, 1995) is an American former competition swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist. She formerly held the world record in the 200-meter backstroke (long ...more
James Franklin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 47 from Langhorne, Pennsylvania
James Franklin may refer to: James Franklin (printer) (1697–1735), elder brother of Benjamin Franklin James Franklin (naturalist) (1783–1834), British naturalist Jim Franklin (artist) (born ...more
Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 44 from USA, Cincinnati, Ohio
Richard Jay "Rich" Franklin II (born October 5, 1974) is an American retired mixed martial artist who competed in Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former UFC Middleweight ...more
Kirk Franklin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 49 from Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
Kirk Dewayne Franklin (born January 26, 1970) is an American gospel musician, songwriter, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, ...more
Bonnie Franklin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Dec. at 69 (1944-2013) from Santa Monica, California, United States of America
Bonnie Gail Franklin (January 6, 1944 – March 1, 2013) was an American actress, known for her leading role in the television series One Day at a Time (1975–1984). She was nominated for Emmy, ...more
James Franklin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 38 from Wellington, New Zealand
James Edward Charles Franklin (born 7 November 1980) is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer, who played all forms of the game internationally. Franklin played as a left-arm ...more
Rosalind Franklin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Dec. at 38 (1920-1958) from Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom
Rosalind Elsie Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA ...more
Ryan Franklin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 45 from Fort Smith, Arkansas
Ryan Ray Franklin (born March 5, 1973), is an American former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati ...more
Diane Franklin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 57 from USA, New York, Plainview
Diane Franklin is an American actress, fashion model and producer.
Pamela Franklin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 69 from Yokohama, Japan
Pamela Franklin (born 3 February 1950) is a British actress who appeared in feature films from 1961 until 1976, and on American television throughout the 1970s. She is best known for her role in ...more
Nick Franklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 27 from Longwood, Florida
Nicholas Edward Franklin (born (1991-03-02)March 2, 1991) is an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder in the Los Angeles Angels organization. He was drafted by the Seattle ...more
Joe Franklin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 92 from New York City, New York, United States of America
Joe Franklin (March 9, 1926 – January 24, 2015), born Joseph Fortgang, was an American radio and television host personality, author and actor from New York City. His television series debuted ...more
Melissa Franklin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Melissa Eve Bronwen Franklin (born September 30, 1956) is an experimental particle physicist and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics, and the former physics department chair, at Harvard ...more
Aubrayo Franklin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 38 from Johnson City, Tennessee
Aubrayo Razyo Franklin (; born August 27, 1980) is a former American football nose tackle and in 2015, he was an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the Baltimore ...more
Cassandra Franklin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 54 from Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Cassandra Franklin is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji.
Joseph Paul Franklin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Dec. at 63 (1950-2013) from Mobile, Alabama
Joseph Paul Franklin (born James Clayton Vaughn Jr.; April 13, 1950 – November 20, 2013) was an American white supremacist serial killer who engaged in a murder spree spanning the late 1970s and ...more
Jamaal Franklin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 27 from Moreno Valley, California
Jamaal Franklin (born July 21, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He was selected ...more
Farrah Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 37 from USA, California, Fresno
Farrah Destiny Franklin (born May 3, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is a former member of Destiny's Child who, and along with Michelle Williams, replaced LaTavia ...more
Carl Franklin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 69 from Richmond, California, United States of America
Carl Franklin (born April 11, 1949) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, film and television director. Franklin is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and continued his ...more
Bobby Franklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 82 from Clarksdale, Mississippi
Bobby Ray Franklin (born October 5, 1936) is a former football safety for the Cleveland Browns. He played as a quarterback for Ole Miss in college, and was the head football coach at Northwest ...more
Lance Franklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 32 from Perth, Australia
Lance Franklin (born 30 January 1987), also known as Buddy Franklin, is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL). He ...more
Patricia Franklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Age 77 from London, United Kingdom
Patricia Franklin (born 1942, London, England) is an English actress.
Melvin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Dec. at 53 (1942-1995) from Montgomery, Alabama
David Melvin English (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) better known by the stage name Melvin Franklin, or his nickname "Blue", was an American bass singer. Franklin was best known ...more