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Who Is The Most Famous Gardner In The World?

Updated March 8, 2021 510 votes 26 voters 5.3k views63 items

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

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

Ava Gardner is certainly one of the most famous Gardners on this list. One of the famous actresses with the last name Gardner, she is best known for appearing in such films as Mogambo and The Night of the Iguana. She also appeared in Show Boat, The Barefoot Contessa, and Tam-Lin.

Another of the famous people with the last name Gardner is Chris Gardner. He is a businessman, author, and motivational speaker. He published the memoir The Pursuit of Happyness.

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

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    Ava Gardner


    BirthplaceSmithfield, North Carolina, United States of America

    Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer. Gardner was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941, and appeared mainly in small roles...  more

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    Chris Gardner


    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

    Christopher Paul Gardner (born February 9, 1954) is an American businessman and motivational speaker. During the early 1980s, Gardner struggled with homelessness while raising a toddler son. He...  more
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    Janet Gardner


    BirthplaceJuneau, Alaska, United States of America

    Janet Gardner is an American rock singer....  more
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    BirthplaceMalden, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Erle Stanley Gardner (July 17, 1889 – March 11, 1970) was an American lawyer and author. He is best known for the Perry Mason series of detective stories, but he wrote numerous other novels and...  more
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    John Gardner


    BirthplaceBatavia, New York

    Not to be confused with John Gardner (British writer)John Champlin Gardner Jr. (July 21, 1933 – September 14, 1982) was an American novelist, essayist, literary critic and university professor. He is...  more
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    Ginny Gardner


    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

    Ginny Gardner is an actor....  more
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    Daisy Gardner

    Daisy Gardner (born September 24, 1976) is an American television writer and comedian who is best known for her work as a writer on the NBC series 30 Rock, Showtime's Californication, and Comedy...  more
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    Cedric Gardner

    Cedric Gardner is an actor....
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    Georgie Gardner


    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Georgie Gardner (born 1 June 1970) is an Australian television and news presenter and journalist. Gardner is currently a co-host of the Nine Network's breakfast program Today alongside Deborah Knight....  more
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    Guy Gardner


    BirthplaceAltavista, Virginia

    Guy Spence Gardner (born January 6, 1948) is a United States Air Force officer and a former astronaut. He holds the rank of colonel. He flew as pilot on two Space Shuttle missions, STS-27 and STS-35....  more
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    Tony Gardner


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    Tony Gardner (born in September 25, 1965, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American makeup and special effects designer. He has designed and created effects for many feature films, including the films...  more
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    Jessica Gardner

    Jessica Gardner is an actress....
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    Frank Gardner

    Francis Rolleston Gardner (born 31 July 1961) is a British journalist and author. He is currently the BBC's Security Correspondent....  more
  • 14

    Herb Gardner


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Herbert George Gardner (December 28, 1934 – September 25, 2003), better known as Herb Gardner, was an American commercial artist, cartoonist, playwright and screenwriter....  more
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    Martin Gardner


    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Martin Gardner (October 21, 1914 – May 22, 2010) was an American popular mathematics and popular science writer, with interests also encompassing scientific skepticism, micromagic, philosophy,...  more
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    Lisa Gardner is an American author of fiction. She is the author of several thrillers including The Killing Hour and The Next Accident. She also wrote romance novels using the pseudonym Alicia Scott....  more
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    Adam Gardner


    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Adam Seth Gardner (born May 31, 1973) is an American guitarist and vocalist of the band Guster and a member of the Tufts University Beelzebubs. Gardner grew up outside Morristown, New Jersey, and...  more
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    Dale Gardner


    BirthplaceFairmont, Minnesota

    Dale Allan Gardner (November 8, 1948 – February 19, 2014) was a NASA astronaut who flew two Space Shuttle missions during the early 1980s....  more
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    Helen Gardner


    BirthplaceBinghamton, New York, USA

    Helen Louise Gardner (September 2, 1884 – November 20, 1968) was an American stage and film actress, screenwriter, producer, editor and costume designer....  more
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    Alex Gardner


    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Alex Gardner, now known professionally as A-L-X (born 23 July 1991, Edinburgh, Scotland) is a Scottish pop singer. He released two singles in 2010 as Alex Gardner, "I'm Not Mad" and "Feeling Fine",...  more
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    Dede Gardner

    Dede Gardner is an American film producer and the president of Plan B Entertainment, a production company founded by Brad Pitt....  more
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    Ashley Gardner (born April 11, 1964) is a South African-born American actress. She provided the voice of Nancy Gribble and Didi Hill in the animated series King of the Hill....  more
  • 23

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana, United States of America

    For the Republican former U.S. representative and lieutenant governor of North Carolina, see James Carson Gardner.James Creswell Gardner, I, known as Jim Gardner (July 17, 1924 – August 27, 2010),...  more
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    Ed Gardner


    BirthplaceAstoria, Oregon, United States of America

    Ed Gardner (June 29, 1901 – August 17, 1963) was an American comic actor, writer and director, best remembered as the creator and star of the radio's popular Duffy's Tavern comedy series....  more
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    Tom Gardner

    Tom Gardner (born April 16, 1968) is one of the three founders of The Motley Fool. He is currently CEO of The Motley Fool. He is the author of The Motley Fool Hidden Gems newsletter, which aims to...  more
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