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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 was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, 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, he debuted on the professional music scene along with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5 in 1964, and began his solo career in 1971. In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. The music videos for his songs, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller", were credited with breaking down racial barriers ...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 "Walt" Disney was an American entrepreneur, cartoonist, animator, voice actor, and film producer. As a prominent figure within the American animation industry and throughout the world, he is regarded as a cultural icon, known for his influence and contributions to entertainment during the 20th century. As a Hollywood business mogul, he and his brother Roy O. Disney co-founded The Walt Disney Company. As an animator and entrepreneur, Disney was particularly noted as a filmmaker and a popular showman, as well as an innovator in animation and theme park design. He and his staff created numerous fictional characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. Disney himself was ...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 Steven "Steve" Harvey is an American comedian, television host, radio personality, actor, and author. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Steve Harvey, and Family Feud. He 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. Harvey previously hosted Showtime at the Apollo, starred in The Steve Harvey Show, and was featured in The Original Kings of Comedy. He is a two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner, and an 11-time NAACP Image Award winner in various categories. ...more on Wikipedia

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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Entertainers
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Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Fuller Olsen, also known as the Olsen twins collectively, are American actresses and fashion designers. The sororal twins made their acting debut as infants playing Michelle Tanner on the television series Full House. At the age of six, they 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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