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The Greatest Entertainers of All Time  

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List Rules Only individual people. No bands or group acts. Vote up the entertainers who put on the most riveting live shows.

When it comes to the greatest entertainers of all time, we're truly blessed to live in an age where technology allows us access to so many of these greats. Here you'll find a list of famous live entertainers who put on some of the best shows in recent history. Among them you'll find perhaps the most entertaining people on the planet, from singers to comedians.

Of course, many of the greatest entertainers to date were singers or musicians, or even dancing singers, such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, and Prince. However, you also have to consider top comedians and TV personalities, such as Jerry Seinfeld and Johnny Carson, respectively. 

Join the conversation about which were the best entertainers ever by voting for your favorites. Whether you were lucky enough to actually see one of their shows in person or have just enjoyed their talents through recordings, which ones do you think rank among the greatest entertainers ever to set foot on a stage?

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Remy Ma is listed (or ranked) 318 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Reminisce Smith, better known by her stage name Remy Ma, formerly Rémy Martin, is a Grammy-nominated American rapper and former member of Fat Joe's rap crew, Terror Squad. Ma was featured ...more
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Ahmad Jamal is listed (or ranked) 317 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
DaveHarding added age 88
Ahmad Jamal is an American jazz pianist, composer, group leader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz.
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Patrick McGoohan is listed (or ranked) 316 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
DaveHarding added Dec. at 81 (1928-2009)
Patrick Joseph McGoohan was an American-born actor, writer and director who was brought up in Ireland and Britain, where he established an extensive stage and film career. His most notable roles ...more
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Nicole Scherzinger is listed (or ranked) 315 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Renato Silva Santos added age 40
Nicole Scherzinger is an American recording artist, actress and television personality. After reaching one-hit wonder success with girl group Eden's Crush, she signed with Interscope Records in ...more
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Richard Conti is listed (or ranked) 314 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Valdave added age 66
Richard Conti is an actor.
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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 313 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Kimberly Denise Jones known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her ...more
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Shanice is listed (or ranked) 312 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
``@iTurnDownHead´´ added age 45
Shanice Lorraine Wilson-Knox, better known as Shanice, is a Grammy-nominated American R&B/pop-rock singer, songwriter, and actress. She scored the Top 10 Billboard hit singles "I Love ...more
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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 311 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Down in Florida added age 31
Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His ...more
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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 310 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
samiwami1231 added Donald Glover 35
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Marina Sirtis is listed (or ranked) 309 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
blurrybaby21 added age 63
Marina Sirtis is an English-American actress. She is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four feature films that ...more
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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 308 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
The Dankest Meme added age 26
Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more
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Mario Lanza is listed (or ranked) 307 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
DaveHarding added Dec. at 38 (1921-1959)
Mario Lanza (January 31, 1921 – October 7, 1959, aged 38) was an American tenor, singer, actor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and the 1950s. The son of Italian emigrants, he began ...more
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Naomi Campbell is listed (or ranked) 306 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Scott Merritt added age 48
Naomi Elaine Campbell is an English model, actress, singer, and author. Recruited at the age of 15, she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late ...more
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Teri Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 305 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Scott Merritt added age 54
Teri Lynn Hatcher is an American actress, writer, presenter, and former NFL cheerleader. She is known for her television roles portraying Lois Lane on the ABC comedy-drama series Lois & ...more
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Timothy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 304 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Scott Merritt added age 74
Timothy Peter Dalton is a British actor of film and television. Dalton is known for portraying James Bond, as well as Rhett Butler in the television miniseries Scarlett, an original sequel to ...more
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Mariah Carey is listed (or ranked) 303 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Scott Merritt added age 48
Mariah Carey is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She rose to prominence after releasing her self-titled debut studio album Mariah Carey in 1990; it went ...more
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Louis Jourdan is listed (or ranked) 302 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
DaveHarding added Died at 94 (1921-2015)
Louis Jourdan was a French film and television actor. He was known for his suave roles in several Hollywood films, including The Paradine Case, Letter from an Unknown Woman, Gigi, The Best of ...more
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Diana Rigg is listed (or ranked) 301 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
DaveHarding added age 80
Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg, DBE is an English actress. She is perhaps best known for the role of Emma Peel in the TV series The Avengers, which she appeared in from 1965 to 1968. She has ...more
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Ossie Davis is listed (or ranked) 300 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Susan Bertolini added Ossie Davis Dec. at 88 (1917-2005)
Ossie Davis was an American film, television and Broadway actor, director, poet, playwright, author, and social activist.
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Jean-Claude Van Damme is listed (or ranked) 299 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
DaveHarding added age 58
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg, professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian martial artist, actor, and director best known for his ...more
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Miranda Lambert is listed (or ranked) 298 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Rainy Dayz added age 35
Miranda Leigh Shelton is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records. ...more
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Selena Gomez is listed (or ranked) 297 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Down in Florida added age 26
Selena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas, she was first featured on the children's series Barney & Friends in the early 2000s. In 2007, ...more
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Halsey is listed (or ranked) 296 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Ashley Nicolette Frangipane (born September 29, 1994), known professionally as Halsey, is an American singer and songwriter. Her initial recognition came from her self-released music posted on ...more
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Tia Carrere is listed (or ranked) 295 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Scott Merritt added age 52
Tia Carrere is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer who obtained her first big break as a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She played Cassandra Wong in the ...more
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Lara Flynn Boyle is listed (or ranked) 294 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Scott Merritt added age 48
Lara Flynn Boyle is an American actress. She is best known for her performances as Donna Hayward in Twin Peaks and Assistant District Attorney Helen Gamble in The Practice. She has also appeared ...more