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List of famous entertainers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top entertainers in the world? This includes the most prominent entertainers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable entertainers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic entertainers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned entertainers.

This list contains people like Michael Jackson and Walt Disney.

From reputable, prominent, and well known entertainers to the lesser known entertainers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the entertainer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous entertainers ever?" and "What are the names of famous entertainers?" then you're in the right place. (48 items)
Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Entertainers
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer. Dubbed the "King of Pop", he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest entertainers. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades. The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records, and in the early 1980s, became a dominant figure in ...more on Wikipedia

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Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Entertainers
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Walter Elias Disney (; December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons. As a film producer, Disney holds the record for most Academy Awards earned by an individual, having won 22 Oscars from 59 nominations. He was presented with two Golden Globe Special Achievement Awards and an Emmy Award, among other honors. Several of his films are included in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Born in Chicago in 1901, Disney developed an early interest in drawing. He took art classes as a boy and got a job as a ...more on Wikipedia

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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Entertainers
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Broderick Stephen Harvey (born January 17, 1957) is an American comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, the Steve talk show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud, Little Big Shots and its spinoff Little Big Shots: Forever Young, Steve Harvey's Funderdome, Showtime at the Apollo, and since 2015, the Miss Universe pageant. Harvey is the author of Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which was published in March 2009, and the book Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find and Keep a Man. He starred in The Steve Harvey Show and was featured in The Original Kings of Comedy. He is a six-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, two-time ...more on Wikipedia

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Ols... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Entertainers
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Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen (born June 13, 1986), also known as the Olsen twins as a duo, are American fashion designers and former child actresses. The twins made their acting debut as infants playing Michelle Tanner on the television series Full House. At the age of six, Mary-Kate and Ashley began starring together in TV, film, and video projects, which continued to their teenage years. Through their company Dualstar, the Olsens joined the ranks of the wealthiest women in the entertainment industry at a young age. ...more on Wikipedia

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