The Famous Birthdays: Celebrity birthdays and famous people biographies
Famous people born in 1926
Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962)

American movie actress and singer
Elizabeth II

Elizabeth II (93)

Queen regnant of the Commonwealth realms
Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro (1926 - 2016)

Cuban Politician
David Attenborough

David Attenborough (93)

English broadcaster and naturalist
Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner (1926 - 2017)

American magazine publisher
Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks (92)

American actor, director, producer, and writer
Harper Lee

Harper Lee (1926 - 2016)

American author
Miles Davis

Miles Davis (1926 - 1991)

American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer
Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault (1926 - 1984)

French philosopher and writer
Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry (1926 - 2017)

American singer, songwriter and guitarist
Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis (1926 - 2017)

American comedian
Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile (1926 - 2011)

English DJ, TV and radio host
Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith (1926 - 2012)

American actor and singer
Leslie Nielsen

Leslie Nielsen (1926 - 2010)

Canadian-American actor
Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett (92)

American jazz and traditional pop singer
Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg (1926 - 1997)

American poet and writer
Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman (93)

American actress
John Coltrane

John Coltrane (1926 - 1967)

American saxophonist and composer
James Lipton

James Lipton (92)

American actor, producer, and author
Alan Greenspan

Alan Greenspan (93)

American economist
Don Rickles

Don Rickles (1926 - 2017)

American comedian
Harry Dean Stanton

Harry Dean Stanton (1926 - 2017)

American actor and singer
Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno (1926 - 2012)

American football player and coach
Ann B. Davis

Ann B. Davis (1926 - 2014)

American actress
Bal Thackeray

Bal Thackeray (1926 - 2012)

Indian politician
Alfredo Di Stéfano

Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926 - 2014)

Argentine-Spanish footballer
Neal Cassady

Neal Cassady (1926 - 1968)

American author and poet
Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh (92)

Vietnamese monk, author, and poet
Julie London

Julie London (1926 - 2000)

American singer and actress
George Martin

George Martin (1926 - 2016)

English composer and producer
Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar (1926 - 2012)

American author
Paul Lynde

Paul Lynde (1926 - 1982)

American actor
Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal (1926 - 2010)

American actress
Charlotte Rae

Charlotte Rae (1926 - 2018)

American actress
John Derek

John Derek (1926 - 1998)

American actor
Svetlana Alliluyeva

Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926 - 2011)

Russian daughter of Joseph Stalin
Fred Gwynne

Fred Gwynne (1926 - 1993)

American actor
Abdus Salam

Abdus Salam (1926 - 1996)

Pakistani physicist
Mickey Hargitay

Mickey Hargitay (1926 - 2006)

Hungarian-American actor and bodybuilder
Gus Grissom

Gus Grissom (1926 - 1967)

American astronaut
Ingvar Kamprad

Ingvar Kamprad (1926 - 2018)

Swedish entrepreneur, founder of IKEA
Claus von Bülow

Claus von Bülow (92)

Danish-English writer
Geoffrey Howe

Geoffrey Howe (1926 - 2015)

Welsh politician
James Best

James Best (1926 - 2015)

American actor
Jiang Zemin

Jiang Zemin (92)

Chinese politician