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

Items include everything from Magic Johnson to Glenn Beck.

From reputable, prominent, and well known talk show hosts to the lesser known talk show hosts of today, these are some of the best professionals in the talk show host field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous talk show hosts ever?" and "What are the names of famous talk show hosts?" then you're in the right place. (303 items)
Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist. Winfrey is best known for her multi-award-winning talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. ...more

Age: 63

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, Actor, + more

Credits: The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Color Purple, Beloved, Oprah: Where Are They Now?

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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Tyra Lynne Banks is an American television personality, former talk show host, producer, author, actress, and former model. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria's Secret as one of their original Angels. ...more

Age: 43

Birthplace: Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Model, Screenwriter, Author, + more

Credits: The Tyra Banks Show, Tropic Thunder, America's Next Top Model, Mr. Woodcock

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Rush Limbaugh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Rush Limbaugh was born in January 12, 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Married three times and currently divorced, Rush Limbaugh doesnt have children. Hes a radio and talk show host that has a nationally-syndicated talk show called The Rush Limbaugh Show, hes also written two bestsellers books: ...more

Age: 66

Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States of America

Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Author, Radio personality, Actor

Credits: Forget Paris, Sunday NFL Countdown, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The 1/2 Hour News Hour, The Pat Sajak Show, + more

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Joan Rivers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Talk Show Hosts
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Joan Alexandra Molinsky, known as Joan Rivers, was an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host noted for her often controversial comedic persona — where she was alternately self-deprecating or sharply acerbic, especially toward celebrities and politicians. Rivers came to ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1933-2014)

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

Profession: Talk show host, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor, + more

Credits: Fashion Police, The Joan Rivers Show, The Joan Rivers Show, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

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