Entertainment Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin  

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 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
Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was ...more

Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Dec. at 84 (1706-1790)
Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, ...more

Missy Franklin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 23
Melissa Jeanette Franklin is an American competition swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both ...more

James Franklin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 47
James E. Franklin is an American football coach. He currently is the head coach at Penn State.

Rich Franklin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 44
Richard Jay "Rich" Franklin II is an American mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion. As of June 2014, ...more

Kirk Franklin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 49
Kirk Dwayne Franklin is an American gospel musician, choir director, and author. He is known for leading urban contemporary gospel choirs such as The Family, God's Property and One Nation Crew, ...more

Bonnie Franklin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Died at 69 (1944-2013)
Bonnie Gail Franklin was an American actress, best known for her leading role in the television series One Day at a Time. She was nominated for Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe Awards.

James Franklin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 38
James Edward Charles Franklin is a New Zealand cricketer. He is a left-arm medium-fast bowler who can swing the ball. He began his career as a capable left-handed lower order batsman, but has ...more

Rosalind Franklin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Dec. at 38 (1920-1958)
Rosalind Elsie Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and ...more

Ryan Franklin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 45
Ryan Ray Franklin is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds, and St. Louis

Diane Franklin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 57
Diane DeLaurentis is a film producer.

Pamela Franklin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 69
Pamela Franklin 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 The Prime of Miss Jean ...more

Nick Franklin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 27
Nicholas Edward "Nick" Franklin is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the first ...more

Kimberly Franklin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 37
Kimberly Franklin is a pornographic actress.

Joe Franklin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 92
Joe Franklin was an American radio and television host personality from New York City. His show began in 1950 on WJZ-TV and moved to WOR-TV from 1962 to 1993.

Melissa Franklin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 63
Melissa Eve Bronwen Franklin is an experimental particle physicist and the Department Chair and Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University. While working at the Fermi National ...more

Aubrayo Franklin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 38
Aubrayo Razyo Franklin is a former American football nose tackle and is currently an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the ...more

Cassandra Franklin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 54
Cassandra Franklin is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: Fiji.

Joseph Paul Franklin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
Dec. at 63 (1950-2013)
Joseph Paul Franklin was an American serial killer. He was convicted of several murders, and given six life sentences, as well as a death sentence. He confessed to the attempted murders of two ...more

Jamaal Franklin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 27
Jamaal Franklin is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He was selected with the 41st overall pick in the ...more

Farrah Franklin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 37
Farrah Franklin is an American singer and actress. She is a former member of Destiny's Child who replaced LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett alongside Michelle Williams.

Carl Franklin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 69
Carl Franklin is an American actor, screenwriter and film and television director. Franklin is a graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and continued his education at the AFI ...more

Bobby Franklin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 82
Bobby Ray Franklin is a former American football safety for the Cleveland Browns. He played as a quarterback for Ole Miss in college, and was the head football coach st Northwest Mississippi ...more

Lance Franklin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 32
Lance "Buddy" Franklin is a professional Australian rules footballer. Franklin plays for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League. He played for the Hawthorn Football Club ...more

Patricia Franklin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Whose Last Name Is Franklin
age 77
Patricia Franklin is an English actress. Her television credits include Black Books, The Bill, Silent Witness, The Sweeney and Play for Today. She has appeared in five Carry On films - Carry On ...more