Top Ten Classic Celebrities That Bring You Back to Your Childhood

Whether you used to sing along to their music or watch their movies these are the classic celebrities that really bring you back no matter what age. By classic I mean by the impact and time they've been around.

The Top Ten

1 David Bowie David Bowie David Robert Jones was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. more.

David Bowie was a great actor and a great musician. I especially loved him as Jareth the Goblin King in the movie Labyrinth. It makes me sad that he died. After finding out that he died, I listened to some of his music for days in a row. I'm still sad. He was just amazing! I think it's awesome that a new constellation was named in his honor.

I haven't listened to him for years or seen all of his movies, but you sure bet my kids will. - keycha1n

I was just talking to Petsounds about this and actually got my whole list idea from the conversation. David played the Goblin king in one of my favourite movies The Labyrinth and I used to watch it when I was little with my mom. It was a huge part of my childhood. - happyhappyjoyjoy

David bowe is my all time favorite singer

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2 Billy Joel Billy Joel

Flash back to 1979: The Stranger has captivated most of America's ears and Joel is in the middle of assaulting everyone with his newest smash hit 52nd Street. Easily one of the most underrated musicians of all time.

My first rock concert! March 9th, 2014. He's still one of my favourites. - PetSounds

3 Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury (5th September 1946 - 24th November 1991) was a Tanzanian-born British singer with Persian ancestry, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the British rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. more.

My favourite singer ever first introduced to me as a child - happyhappyjoyjoy

Number one for me. - bzsuzsi0128

4 Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.

Fleetwood Mac always takes me back to a good place. - happyhappyjoyjoy

5 Meryl Streep Meryl Streep Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.

She was in one of my favourite movies, Death Becomes Her, and many more. - happyhappyjoyjoy

6 Tom Hanks Tom Hanks Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. He is known for his roles in Splash, Big, Turner & Hooch, Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, You've Got Mail, The Green Mile, the Toy Story Franchise, Cast Away, The Da Vinci Code, Captain Phillips, and Saving Mr. more.

The voice of Woody from Toy Story.

7 Julie Andrews Julie Andrews Dame Julia "Julie" Elizabeth Andrews is an English film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director and dancer.

Oh the Sound of Music - happyhappyjoyjoy

Mary Poppins - Billyv

8 Michael Jackson Michael Jackson Michael Joseph Jackson was an American singer, dancer, and songwriter born on August 29, 1958 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on June 25, 2009. He donated (at least) a remarkable 300,000,000 dollars to charity. Michael is also known as The King of Pop (a title given to him by Elizabeth Taylor) or under more.
9 Eddie Murphy Eddie Murphy

I'm pretty young and I'm sure a lot of you are and he voice acted in Shrek as Donkey and became my favourite actor when I was little. - happyhappyjoyjoy

10 Michael J. Fox Michael J. Fox Michael Andrew Fox, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.

Oh, definitely. I modelled myself after Marty McFly when I was younger. He's one cool cucumber. - PetSounds

Definitely made an impact with Back To The Future - happyhappyjoyjoy

The Contenders

11 Ben Savage Ben Savage Bennett Joseph "Ben" Savage (born September 13, 1980) is an American actor and television director. He is best known for his lead role as Cory Matthews on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World (1993–2000) and its Disney Channel spin-off series Girl Meets World (2014–2017).

I know Ben himself probably isn't considered a classic, but I do consider his show Boy Meets World a classic 90s show that is amazing. If you disagree just add another item - happyhappyjoyjoy

12 John Lennon John Lennon John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE was an English singer and songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as a co-founder of the Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music. He was assassinated by Mark David Chapman on December 8, 1980 at age 40.

The Beatles was my childhood. I loved their songs when I was younger and I still do. - Martinglez

13 Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Clarkson Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson is an English broadcaster, journalist and writer who specialises in motoring.
14 Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson Brian Hugh Warner, better known by his stage name Marilyn Manson, is an American musician, songwriter, actor, painter, multimedia artist, author, and former music journalist.

I love him. He's a great person, despite his music, but he's blamed for so much. He doesn't deserve the hate and criticism that he gets. I kinda feel sorry for him. And his music does have meaning even if it's misunderstood by lots of people. Also, under the makeup and crazy costumes, he doesn't look that bad and he has a wonderful personality. I have a lot of respect for him even if a lot of others don't.

I bet he brings you back to childhood memories of being absolutely traumatized. - Aragorn98

15 Layne Staley Layne Staley Layne Thomas Staley was an American musician who served as the lead singer and co-songwriter of the rock band Alice in Chains, which he founded with guitarist Jerry Cantrell in Seattle, Washington in 1987. Alice in Chains rose to international fame as part of the grunge movement of the early 1990s. more.
16 Christopher Lloyd Christopher Lloyd Christopher Allen Lloyd is an American actor, voice actor and comedian best known for his roles as Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Merlock the Magician in DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and more.
17 John Candy John Candy John Franklin Candy was a Canadian actor and comedian, mainly in American films such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles and Uncle Buck.
18 Peter Lorre Peter Lorre Peter Lorre, born László Löwenstein (26 June 1904 – 23 March 1964) was an Austro-Hungarian-American actor. In Austria, he began his stage career in Vienna before moving to Germany where he had his breakthrough, first on the stage, then in film in Berlin in the late 1920s and early 1930s. Lorre more.

He's very well known for his role as Hans Beckert in the movie "M".

19 Bruce Lee Bruce Lee Bruce Lee was a Hong Kong American martial artist, action film actor, martial arts instructor, philosopher, filmmaker, and the founder of Jeet Kune Do.

He was just plain badass! He was a great actor and a great person. Many people learned from him. So sad he died. So awesome and died too soon. R.I.P. Bruce Lee. You were amazing!

20 Jim Varney Jim Varney James Albert "Jim" Varney, Jr. was an American actor, comedian, and writer best known for his role as Ernest.

I love him as Ernest P. Worrell. Ernest may not be very wise, but he is pretty nice as well as funny, which is what makes him such a loveable character. So sad he died.

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