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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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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 344 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.He has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard ...more
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Melanie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 343 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Melanie Adele Martinez (born April 28, 1995) is an American singer-songwriter, actress and director. Born in Astoria, Queens, and raised in Baldwin, New York, she subsequently rose to prominence ...more
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Karen O is listed (or ranked) 342 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Karen Lee Orzolek (born November 22, 1978), is a South Korean-born American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer. She is the lead vocalist for American rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
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Lady Bunny is listed (or ranked) 341 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Lady Bunny, originally known as "Bunny Hickory Dickory Dock," (born Jon Ingle, August 13, 1962) is an American drag queen, nightclub DJ, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock ...more
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the step brothers is listed (or ranked) 340 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Marianna Hill is listed (or ranked) 339 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Marianna Hill (born February 9, 1942), sometimes credited as Mariana Hill, is a retired American actress who has predominantly worked in American television and is known for her starring role in ...more
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Jackson Bostwick is listed (or ranked) 338 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Jackson Leonard Bostwick Jr. (born October 23, 1943) is an American actor, theatre director and film producer. He is best known for portraying Captain Marvel in the first season and beginning of ...more
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Patrick Macnee is listed (or ranked) 337 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Daniel Patrick Macnee (6 February 1922 – 25 June 2015) was a British-American film and television actor. He played the role of secret agent John Steed in the British television series The
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Leontyne Price is listed (or ranked) 336 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Mary Violet Leontyne Price (born February 10, 1927) is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was the first ...more
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Tyler Joseph is listed (or ranked) 335 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Tyler Robert Joseph is an American singer-songwriter and musician from Columbus, Ohio. He is the lead singer of Twenty One Pilots.
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Josh Dun is listed (or ranked) 334 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Joshua "Josh" William Dun is an American musician from Columbus, Ohio. He is the drummer of Twenty One Pilots and former live drummer for House of Heroes.
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Lana Del Rey is listed (or ranked) 333 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, known by her stage name Lana Del Rey and former stage name "Lizzy Grant", is an American singer-songwriter. Del Rey started songwriting at the age of 18 and ...more
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Brendon Urie is listed (or ranked) 332 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Brendon Boyd Urie (born April 12, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, of which he is the only member remaining.
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Jacki-O is listed (or ranked) 331 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Angela Kohn (born November 24, 1975), better known as Jacki-O, is an American rapper who is signed to her own label Jack Movement Entertainment. She got her first break in 2003 with the bawdy ...more
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Gore Vidal is listed (or ranked) 330 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (; born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an American writer and public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and ...more
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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 329 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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RuPaul Andre Charles (born November 17, 1960) is an American drag queen, actor, model, singer, songwriter, and television personality. Since 2009, he has produced and hosted the reality ...more
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Shawnna is listed (or ranked) 328 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Rashawnna Guy (born January 3, 1978), better known by her stage name Shawnna, is an American rapper. She was the first female artist signed to Def Jam South through Ludacris' Disturbing tha ...more
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Farrah Franklin is listed (or ranked) 327 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Farrah Destiny Franklin (born May 3, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is a former member of Destiny's Child who, and along with Michelle Williams, replaced LaTavia ...more
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Nick Jonas is listed (or ranked) 326 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Nicholas Jerry Jonas (born September 16, 1992) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. Jonas began acting in theater at the age of seven, and released his debut single in 2002 which caught ...more
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Truth Hurts is listed (or ranked) 325 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Truth Hurts or The Truth Hurts may refer to:
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Susanna Hoffs is listed (or ranked) 324 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Susanna Lee Hoffs (born January 17, 1959) is an American vocalist, guitarist, actress and songwriter. She is best known as a co-founder of The Bangles.
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Martine Beswick is listed (or ranked) 323 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Martine Beswick (born 26 September 1941) is an English actress and model, best known for her roles in two James Bond films.
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LeToya Luckett is listed (or ranked) 322 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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LeToya Nicole Luckett-Walker (née, Luckett; born March 11, 1981), known professionally as LeToya, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is known as a member of the R&B ...more
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Khia is listed (or ranked) 321 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Khia Shamone Finch (née Chambers, November 8, 1977), known professionally as Khia (, KY-ə), is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, media personality, and record producer. She is best ...more
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Jeremy Hotz is listed (or ranked) 320 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Jeremy Hotz (born May 31, 1963) is a Canadian actor and stand-up comedian. He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, the Just For Laughs comedy festival, the Late Show with David Letterman, ...more