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This list of famous social workers includes photos, bios, and other information, when available. Who are the top social workers in the world? This includes the most prominent social workers, living and dead, both from America and abroad. For more lists on celebrity humanitarians, here are famous peace activists and male celebrity feminists. This list of notable social workers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted depending on what information you're looking for, such as where these historic social workers 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 social workers.

This list of famous social workers in history includes people like Eunice Kennedy Shriver , Laura Harring, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, and more. From popular social workers to historical social helpers, this list has them all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known social workers to the lesser known social workers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the field of social work. Who are the most famous social workers ever? What are the names of famous social workers?

Eunice Kennedy Shriver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver, DSG was a member of the Kennedy family, sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Ted Kennedy. Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the founder in 1962 of Camp Shriver which started on her Maryland farm known as Timberlawn and, in 1968 evolved into the Special Olympics. Her husband, Sargent Shriver, was United States Ambassador to France and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1921-2009)

Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Social Worker

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Laura Harring is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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Laura Harring is a Mexican actress. In 1985, Harring became the first Latina woman crowned Miss USA. She later began her acting career in television and film. She is best known for her role as Rita in the 2001 cult neo-noir film Mulholland Drive. She is also known for her roles in other films, including The Forbidden Dance, John Q, Willard, The Punisher, The King, and Love in the Time of Cholera. ...more

Age: 54

Birthplace: Los Mochis, Mexico

Nationality: United States of America, Mexico

Profession: Model, Social Worker, Actor, Dancer

Credits: Mulholland Drive, Sunset Beach, John Q, The Punisher

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#56 on The Greatest Non-White Actresses

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Ron Silver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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Ronald Arthur "Ron" Silver was an American actor, director, producer, radio host and political activist. ...more

Age: Died at 63 (1946-2009)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Social Worker, Radio personality, Actor, Political Activist, + more

Credits: Ali, Romancing the Stone, Timecop, Rhoda, Silkwood, + more

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#86 on The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

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Mithun Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Social Workers
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Gouranga Chakraborty, better known by his stage name Mithun Chakraborty, informally referred to as Mithun Da, is an Indian film actor, singer, producer, writer, social worker, entrepreneur and a Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament. He is the recipient of three National Film Awards. He made his acting debut with the art house drama Mrigayaa, for which he won his first National Film Award for Best Actor. He began as a dancer and went on to establish himself as a popular actor, particularly recognized for his role as the street dancer Jimmy in the 1982 Bollywood movie Disco Dancer. where he became a household name for his role in Disco Dancer. He later won two more National Film Awards for his ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Bangladesh, Barisal

Nationality: India

Profession: Television presenter, Wrestler, Entrepreneur, Social Worker, Actor, + more

Credits: Om Shanti Om, Guru, Yuvvraaj, Heroes, Chandni Chowk to China, + more

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