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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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Melanie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 343 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer. She was a member of Team Adam in the third season of the American television vocal talent show The Voice.
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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, better known by her stage name Karen O, is a South Korean-born American singer and musician. 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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The Lady Bunny is an American drag queen, nightclub DJ, promoter and founder of the annual Wigstock event. She has also released disco singles such as "Shame, Shame, Shame!" and ...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, sometimes credited as Mariana Hill, is an American actress that has predominantly worked in American television and is known for her starring role in the feature western film High ...more
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Jackson Bostwick is listed (or ranked) 338 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Scott Merritt added age 75
Jackson Leonard Bostwick, Jr. is an American actor who is best known for having acted out the role of Captain Marvel in the first season of the Shazam! television series in 1974-75. Bostwick was ...more
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Patrick Macnee is listed (or ranked) 337 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
DaveHarding added Patrick Macnee age 97
Patrick Macnee is an English-American actor, best known, especially to American audiences, for his role as the secret agent John Steed in the series The Avengers.
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Leontyne Price is listed (or ranked) 336 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Susan Bertolini added age 92
Mary Violet Leontyne Price is an American soprano. Born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi, she rose to international acclaim in the 1950s and 1960s, and was one of the first African Americans to ...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 is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, and pianist, best known as the lead vocalist of Panic! at the Disco, of which he is the sole remaining original member. ...more
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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, better known as Jacki-O, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida, who is currently signed to her own label Jack Movement Entertainment. She got her first break in 2003 with the ...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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Gore Vidal was an American writer and a public intellectual known for his patrician manner, epigrammatic wit, and polished style of writing. As Eugene Louis Vidal, he was born to a political ...more
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RuPaul is listed (or ranked) 329 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
DaveHarding added age 58
RuPaul Andre Charles, best known mononymously as RuPaul, is an American actor, drag queen, model, author, and recording artist, who first became widely known in the 1990s when he appeared in a ...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, 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 Peace Records. She is a ...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 Franklin is an American singer and actress. She is a former member of Destiny's Child who replaced LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett alongside Michelle Williams.
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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 "Nick" Jonas is an American singer, songwriter, and actor, best known as one of the Jonas Brothers, a pop rock band he formed with his brothers Kevin and Joe. The Jonas ...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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Shari Watson, known as Truth Hurts, is an American Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter.
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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 is an American vocalist, guitarist and actress. She is best known as a member 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 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, known professionally as LeToya, is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was an original member of the R&B group Destiny's Child, with whom she won two Grammy ...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, better known just as Khia, is an American rapper, songwriter, singer, and record producer.
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Jeremy Hotz is listed (or ranked) 320 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
Scott Merritt added age 55
Jeremy Hotz 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, and The Tonight Show ...more
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Barbara Carrera is listed (or ranked) 319 on the list The Greatest Entertainers of All Time
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Barbara Carrera is a Nicaraguan American film and television actress and former model. She is best known for her roles as Bond girl Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again and as Angelica Nero on ...more