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Famous People Whose Last Name Is Sanders

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

Deion Sanders is one of the famous Sanderses on this list. He is one of the football players with the last name Sanders. Other famous Sanderses include Chris Sanders, Deiondra Sanders, and George Sanders. 

Another of the famous people with the last name Sanders is Bernie Sanders. He is a Democratic socialist politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007, and ran unsuccessfully for the 2016 and 2020 Democratic nomination for president. You may also recognize singers and actors with the last name Sanders, such as Felicia Sanders and Summer Sanders.

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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bernard Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician who has served as the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Vermont's at-large Congressman from 1991 to 2007, he is  ...more

    16 Funniest Pop Culture Memes Of Bernie Sanders Sitting That We Could Find#201 of 243 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World#222 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

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    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    NationalityRussia, England

    George Henry Sanders (3 July 1906 – 25 April 1972) was a British film and television actor, singer-songwriter, music composer, and author. His career as an actor spanned over forty years. His  ...more

    #478 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#82 of 117 The Best English Actors of All Time#114 of 220 The Greatest British Actors of All Time

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    BirthplaceHenryville, Indiana

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (also known as  ...more

    Long Before KFC, Harland Sanders Was A Shotgun-Toting Hellraiser And 'Kentucky Colonel'#52 of 72 Funny Names to Give a Chicken#4 of 20 20 People Who Did Great Things After Fifty

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    BirthplaceFort Myers, Florida, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Deion Luwynn Sanders Sr. (; born August 9, 1967), nicknamed "Prime Time" and "Neon Deion", is a retired American football player, baseball player and sports analyst who played in the National  ...more

    #855 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#136 of 149 The Greatest New York Yankees Of All Time#4 of 1,341 The Best Football Players Ever

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    BirthplaceRoseville, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Summer Elisabeth Sanders (born October 13, 1972) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion from 1992. Sanders now works as a sports commentator, reporter, television show host  ...more
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    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Erin Sanders (born January 19, 1991) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Quinn Pensky on Zoey 101, Camille Roberts on Big Time Rush, and for portraying Eden Baldwin on The Young and  ...more
  • 7

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Pharoah Sanders (born Farrell Sanders, October 13, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist. Saxophonist Ornette Coleman once described him as "probably the best tenor player in the world". Emerging  ...more
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    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom

    Rupert Miles Sanders is an English film director.  ...more
  • 9

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Karl Sanders (born June 5, 1963) is an American musician, most widely known as the founding member of the American ancient Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile. He was born in California,  ...more
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    Matt "Skitz" Sanders (born 19 December 1972) is an Australian extreme metal drummer and musician. In 1989 he founded a "hatecore" band, Damaged. He has played with many Australian heavy metal bands  ...more
  • 11

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Troy Jayson Sanders (born September 8, 1973) is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he plays bass and shares lead  ...more
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    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Kinard Sanders (born August 23, 1940) is an American actor and screenwriter. He is best known for playing quirky news anchorman Les Nessman on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982).  ...more
  • 13

    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Scott Sanders (born 1957) is an Emmy, Grammy, and Tony-Award winning American television producer, film producer and theatre producer. His theatrical musical version of Alice Walker's novel The  ...more
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    Derek Sanders is a member of the musical group, Mayday Parade.
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    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edward Sanders (born August 17, 1939) is an American poet, singer, social activist, environmentalist, author, publisher and longtime member of the band the Fugs. He has been called a bridge between  ...more
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    Jasmine Sanders is an actor and a model.  ...more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Denis Sanders (January 21, 1929 – December 10, 1987) was an American film director, screenwriter and producer who directed the debut performances of Robert Redford, George Hamilton, Sydney Pollack  ...more
  • 18

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Henry Gale Sanders is an African-American actor best known for his role in Charles Burnett's 1977 neo-realist film Killer of Sheep. He has also appeared extensively on television, on such programs as  ...more
  • 19

    BirthplaceVenlo, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Will Sanders (born 1965) is a classical horn player, conductor, and music school professor.  ...more
  • 20

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Kerry Sanders (born October 19, 1960) is an American journalist. He is a correspondent for NBC News. He worked as a general news reporter for a number of Florida television stations including: WTLV  ...more
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    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Al Sanders (March 13, 1941 - May 5, 1995), was an American television news anchorman at WJZ-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. He helped take a third place television newscast to first place, where it stayed  ...more
  • 22

    BirthplaceEast St. Louis, Illinois, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Hugh Sanders was an American actor. Born in Illinois, Sanders worked in radio until 1949 and then made the transition to Hollywood. He was a guest star in several series, including The Lone Ranger,  ...more
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    BirthplaceHollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Beverly Sanders (born September 2, 1940) is an American actress, comedian, and voice artist. She was born in Hollywood, California.  ...more
  • 24

    BirthplaceOakland, California, USA

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Alvin Sanders (born March 16, 1952) is an American-Canadian actor, voice actor and voice director. He resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and currently sits on the Union of BC Performers  ...more
  • 25

    BirthplaceEast Sussex, United Kingdom

    NationalityUnited Kingdom,England

    Edward William Sanders (born 5 February 1993) is an English actor, singer and record producer. He is best known for his performance as Tobias Ragg in the 2007 film Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of  ...more
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