1926 births

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List of celebrities who were born in 1926
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  1. Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe

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  1. Marilyn Monroe
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    Marilyn Monroe

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    Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962) was an American actress, model, and singer, who became a major sex symbol, starring in a number of commercially successful motion pictures during the 1950s and early 1960s.


  2. Hugh M. Hefner
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    Hugh M. Hefner

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    Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9, 1926) is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. Hefner is a native of Chicago, Illinois and a former journalist for Esquire. Hefner is also a World War II veteran. He is best known for being the founder and chief creative officer of Playboy Enterprises. A self-made multi-millionaire, he is now worth over $43 million. Hefner is also a political activist and philanthropist active in several causes and public issues.


  3. Queen Elizabeth II
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    Queen Elizabeth II

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    Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is, and has been since her accession in 1952, Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth. She is also Queen of 12 countries that have become independent since her accession: Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.


  4. Jean Peters
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    Jean Peters

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    Jean Peters (October 15, 1926 – October 13, 2000) was an American actress, known as a star of 20th Century Fox in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and as the second (or possibly third) wife of Howard Hughes. Although possibly best remembered for her siren role in Pickup on South Street (1953), Peters was known for her resistance to being turned into a sex symbol. She preferred to play unglamorous, down-to-earth women.


  5. Julie Adams
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    Julie Adams

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    Betty May "Julie" Adams (born October 17, 1926) is an American actress. She was sometimes credited as Julia Adams or Betty Adams.


  6. Julie London
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    Julie London

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    Julie London (born Gayle Peck; September 26, 1926 – October 18, 2000) was an American jazz and pop singer, actress and a former pinup model. She was noted for her smoky, sensual husky voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River", which she introduced in 1955.


  7. Miles Davis
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    Miles Davis

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    Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.


  8. Jerry Lewis
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    Jerry Lewis

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    Jerry Lewis AM (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, singer and recording artist, film producer, screenwriter and film director and is known for his slapstick humor in film, television, stage and radio. His career began in 1946, with an act together with Dean Martin, forming the team of Martin and Lewis, which performed in live nightclubs, television programs, radio shows and theatrical movies before 1956, when the two men parted ways, after ten years as a duo.


  9. John Derek
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    John Derek

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    John Derek (August 12, 1926 – May 22, 1998) was an American actor, director and photographer. He appeared in such films as Knock on Any Door, All the King's Men, and Rogues of Sherwood Forest. He was also known for marrying glamorous starlets and for launching the career of his last wife, Bo Derek.


  10. Ray Price
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    Ray Price

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  11. Hazel Court
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    Hazel Court

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    Hazel Court (10 February 1926 – 15 April 2008) was an English actress best known for her roles in horror films during the 1950s and early 1960s.


  12. Patricia Neal
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    Patricia Neal

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    Patricia Neal (January 20, 1926 – August 8, 2010) was an American actress of stage and screen. She was best known for her film roles as World War II widow Helen Benson in The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951), wealthy matron Emily Eustace Failenson in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), and the worn-out housekeeper Alma Brown in Hud (1963), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She played Olivia Walton in the 1971 made-for-television film The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, a role played in the regular series by actress Michael Learned.


  13. Andy Griffith
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    Andy Griffith

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    Andy Samuel Griffith (June 1, 1926 – July 3, 2012) was an American actor, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer. He was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead character in the situation comedy, The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968), and in the legal drama, Matlock (1986–1995).


  14. Beverly Garland
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    Beverly Garland

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    Beverly Garland (October 17, 1926 – December 5, 2008) was an American film and television actress, businesswoman, and hotel owner. Her work in feature films was fairly minor, consisting of small parts in a few major productions and leads in low-budget action or science fiction movies. She may be best remembered as Barbara Harper Douglas, the woman who married widower Steve Douglas (Fred MacMurray) in the latter years of the beloved sitcom My Three Sons. She played that role from 1969 until the series ended in 1972. In the 1980s, she co-starred as Kate Jackson's widowed mother, "Dotty West", in the CBS television series Scarecrow and Mrs. King. She had a recurring role as Ginger Jackson on 7th Heaven.


  15. Cloris Leachman
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    Cloris Leachman

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    Cloris Leachman (born April 30, 1926) is an American actress of stage, film, and television. She has won eight Primetime Emmy Awards (more than any other performer) and one Daytime Emmy Award. She co-starred in the 1971 film The Last Picture Show for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


  16. Chuck Berry
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    Chuck Berry

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    Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.


  17. Whitney Blake
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    Whitney Blake

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    Whitney Blake (born Nancy Ann Whitney; February 20, 1926 – September 28, 2002) was an American film and television actress, director and producer. She is known for her four seasons as Dorothy Baxter, the mother, on the NBC early 1960s sitcom Hazel, and as co-creator and writer of the CBS mid-70s to mid-80s sitcom One Day at a Time. Her daughter is actress Meredith Baxter.


  18. Tony Bennett
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    Tony Bennett

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    Anthony Dominick "Tony" Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), better known by his stage name Tony Bennett, is an Italian-American singer of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz. He is also a painter, having created works under the name Anthony Benedetto that are on permanent public display in several institutions. He is the founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, New York.


  19. Fidel Castro
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    Fidel Castro

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    Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz ( audio ; born August 13, 1926), commonly known as Fidel Castro, is a Cuban politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and then President from 1976 to 2008. Politically a Marxist–Leninist and Cuban nationalist, he also served as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba from 1961 until 2011. Under his administration Cuba became a one-party socialist state; industry and business were nationalized, and state socialist reforms were implemented throughout society. Internationally, Castro was the Secretary-General of the Non-Aligned Movement from 1979 to 1983 and from 2006 to 2008.


  20. June Haver
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    June Haver

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    June Haver (June 10, 1926 – July 4, 2005) was an American film actress. She is best remembered as a popular alternative to the musical film stars Betty Grable and Alice Faye in several musicals in the 1940s. Haver's second husband was the actor Fred MacMurray, whom she married after she retired from show business.


  21. Ann B. Davis
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    Ann B. Davis

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    Ann Bradford Davis (May 5, 1926 – June 1, 2014) was an American actress.


  22. Betty Lynn
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    Betty Lynn

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    Betty Lynn (born August 29, 1926) is an American actress. She is best known for having played Thelma Lou (Barney Fife's girlfriend) on The Andy Griffith Show. She, along with Elinor Donahue, is one of the two last surviving regular female cast members of that show.


  23. Mickey Hargitay
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    Mickey Hargitay

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    Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay (/ˈhɑrɡɨt/; Hungarian: Hargitay Miklós January 6, 1926 – September 14, 2006) was a Hungarian-American actor and Mr. Universe 1955. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Hargitay moved to the United States in 1947, where he eventually became a citizen. He was married to Jayne Mansfield, and is the father of actress Mariska Hargitay. During their marriage, Hargitay and Mansfield made four movies together, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957), The Loves of Hercules (1960), Promises! Promises! (1963), and L'Amore Primitivo (1964).


  24. Mona Freeman
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    Mona Freeman

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    Mona Freeman (June 9, 1926 – May 23, 2014) born as Monica Elizabeth Freeman was an American film actress who was a former child star.


  25. Patrice Wymore
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    Patrice Wymore

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    Patrice Wymore Flynn (December 17, 1926 – March 22, 2014) was an American film, television and stage actress of the 1950s and 1960s, known for her marriage to Errol Flynn.


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