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List of famous magazine editors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top magazine editors in the world? This includes the most prominent magazine editors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable magazine editors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic magazine editors 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 magazine editors.

This list is made up of many different people, including Annie Sprinkle and Edgar Allan Poe.

From reputable, prominent, and well known magazine editors to the lesser known magazine editors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the magazine editor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous magazine editors ever?" and "What are the names of famous magazine editors?" then you're in the right place. (33 items)
Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Magazine Editors
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Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the ...more

Age: Died at 40 (1809-1849)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Profession: Magazine editor, Poet, Literary critic, Novelist, Author, + more

Credits: Tales of Terror, Witchfinder General, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Masque of the Red Death, The Raven, + more

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Annie Sprinkle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Magazine Editors
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Annie M. Sprinkle is an American sex educator, former prostitute, feminist stripper, pornographic actress, cable television host, porn magazine editor, writer and sex film producer. She received a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 1986 and earned a doctorate in human sexuality ...more

Age: 61

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Profession: Pornographic actor, Magazine editor, Stripper, Sex Educator, Television Show Host, + more

Credits: My Father Is Coming, Mommy Is Coming, Annie, My Sexuality Is An Art Creation, Satan Was a Lady, + more

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Dasari Narayana Rao is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Magazine Editors
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Dasari Narayana Rao, is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema, and few Bollywood films. He has directed about 150 films, produced 53 films and worked in more than 250 films as a dialogue writer, and lyricist. Most of his films emphasise social injustice, ...more

Age: 72

Birthplace: Palakol, India

Profession: Magazine editor, Publisher, Politician, Journalist, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Ninaithale Inikkum, Vazhvey Maayam, Swarg Narak, Asha Jyoti, Meghasandesam, + more

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Harriette Cole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Magazine Editors
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Harriette Cole, is a life stylist, author, nationally syndicated advice columnist, motivational speaker, media trainer, magazine editor, lifestyle writer, wife and mother. ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Profession: Magazine editor, Television producer, Film Producer, Author, Writer, + more

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