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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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    Heidi Gardner

    1983-07-27
    Heidi Lynn Gardner (born July 27, 1983) is an American actress, comedian, and voice actress, who currently works as a cast member on Saturday Night Live. She also voices the anthropomorphic cat Cooch...  more
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    Rulon Gardner

    1971-08-16

    BirthplaceGrant Village, Afton, Wyoming, United States of America

    Rulon E. Gardner (born August 16, 1971) is an American retired Greco-Roman Olympic Gold Medalist wrestler. He competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won the gold medal in 2000, defeating Russia's...  more
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    John Gardner

    1926-11-20

    BirthplaceSeaton Delaval, United Kingdom

    Not to be confused with John Gardner (American writer)John Edmund Gardner (20 November 1926 – 3 August 2007) was an English spy and thriller novelist, best known for his James Bond continuation...  more
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    Larry Gardner

    1886-05-13

    BirthplaceEnosburg Falls, Vermont

    William Lawrence Gardner (May 13, 1886 – March 11, 1976) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1908 through 1924, Gardner played for the Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, and...  more
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    Randy Gardner

    1958-12-02

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Randy Gardner (born December 2, 1958) is an American former pair skater. Together with Tai Babilonia, he won the 1979 World Figure Skating Championships and five U.S. Figure Skating Championships...  more
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    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Elizabeth Gardner is a freestyle skier....  more
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    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Ronnie Lee Gardner (January 16, 1961 – June 18, 2010) was an American criminal who received the death penalty for shooting a man in the face and killing him during a robbery in 1984, and was executed...  more
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    BirthplacePaisley, United Kingdom

    Alexander Gardner (October 17, 1821 – December 10, 1882) was a Scottish photographer who immigrated to the United States in 1856, where he began to work full-time in that profession. He is best known...  more
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    Obadiah Gardner

    1852-09-13

    BirthplaceSoutheast Michigan, Michigan, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States

    Obadiah Gardner (September 13, 1852 – July 24, 1938) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Maine. Gardner was a businessman and member of the Democratic Party who served in several minor...  more
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    Hy Gardner

    1908-12-02

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Hy Gardner (December 2, 1908 – June 17, 1989) was an American entertainment reporter and syndicated columnist for the New York Herald Tribune, host of Hy Gardner Calling, The Hy Gardner Show, and...  more
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    Frederick Leigh Gardner

    1857-01-01
    Frederick Leigh Gardner (1857–1930) was a British occultist and member of various initiatory orders, among them the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn....  more
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    Booth Gardner

    1936-08-21

    BirthplaceWashington, Western United States, Northwestern United States, United States of America, United States

    Booth Gardner (August 21, 1936 – March 15, 2013) was an American politician who served as the 19th governor of the U.S. state of Washington between 1985 and 1993. He also served as the ambassador of...  more
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    Frank Gardner

    1931-10-01

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Frank Gardner OAM (1 October 1931 – 29 August 2009) was a racing driver from Australia. Born in Sydney, he was best known as a Touring car racing and Sports car racing driver but he was also a top...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Isabella Stewart Gardner (April 14, 1840 – July 17, 1924) was a leading American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. She founded the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in...  more
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    Jack Gardner

    1910-03-29

    BirthplaceTexico, New Mexico

    James H. "Jack" Gardner (March 29, 1910 – April 9, 2000) was an American college men's basketball coach, known for his tenures as the head coach at Kansas State University and the University of Utah....  more
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    John W. Gardner

    1912-10-08

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    John William Gardner (October 8, 1912 – February 16, 2002) was Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) under President Lyndon Johnson. He was a strong advocate for citizen participation who...  more
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    Brett Gardner

    1983-08-24

    BirthplaceHolly Hill, South Carolina

    Brett Michael Gardner (born August 24, 1983) is an American professional baseball outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees. He made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2008...  more

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    Craig Gardner

    1986-11-25

    BirthplaceSolihull, United Kingdom

    Craig Gardner (born 25 November 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Birmingham City. A versatile midfielder, Gardner can play in many different...  more
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    Davante Gardner

    1991-09-02

    BirthplaceSuffolk, Virginia

    Davante Gardner is a basketball player at Marquette Golden Eagles....  more
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    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Augustus Peabody Gardner (November 5, 1865 – January 14, 1918) was a Representative from Massachusetts. Gardner was the son-in-law of Henry Cabot Lodge. ...  more
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    Billy Gardner

    1927-07-19

    BirthplaceWaterford, Connecticut

    William Frederick Gardner (born July 19, 1927) is an American former professional baseball player, coach and manager. During his ten-season active career in the Major Leagues, Gardner was a scrappy,...  more
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    Henry Gardner

    1819-06-14

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America

    Henry Joseph Gardner (June 14, 1819 – July 21, 1892) was the 23rd Governor of Massachusetts, serving from 1855 to 1858. Gardner, a Know Nothing, was elected governor as part of the sweeping victory...  more
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    Margaret Elaine Gardner (born 19 January 1954) is an Australian academic who is the current Vice-Chancellor of Monash University, in office since 2014. She was previously Vice-Chancellor and...  more
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    Richard A. Gardner

    1931-04-28

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Richard Alan Gardner (April 28, 1931 – May 25, 2003) was an American child psychiatrist known for his work in psychotherapy with children, parental alienation and child custody evaluations. Gardner...  more
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    Washington Gardner

    1845-02-16
    Washington Gardner (February 16, 1845 – March 31, 1928) was a lawyer, minister, politician and Civil War veteran from the U.S. state of Michigan....  more
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