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Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador Famous

People listed are almost always native to the province. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within a province for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the province in their personal endeavors.


  • Acoutsina inuk, teacher
  • Michael "Mike" Adam curler, olympic medalist
  • William G. Adams politician
  • Hugh Abercrombie Anderson author
  • Ralph LeMonie Andrews order of canada recipient
  • John Bartlett Angel engineer
  • Thomas Gordon William Ashbourne politician
  • William G. Adams politician
  • John B. Ayre politician
  • Ken Babstock poet
  • George Baker politician
  • Charles Ballram union leader
  • Rex Barnes politician
  • Augusta Barter nurse
  • Robert Bartlett navigator, arctic explorer
  • Martyn Bennett musician
  • David Blackwood artist
  • Margaret-Ann Blaney journalist
  • Sir Robert Bond politician
  • Frederick Gordon Bradley politician
  • Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge british royal navy officer
  • D'Arcy Broderick musician
  • Cassie Eileen Brown author
  • Vincent P. Bryan composer, lyricist
  • Johnny Burke songwriter, musician
  • Brian Byrne singer, songwriter
  • Chesley William Carter politician
  • Sir Frederick Carter politician, one of the fathers of the canadian confederation
  • Richard Cashin trade union leader
  • Caubvick inuk, mount caubvick named in her honor
  • Daniel Cleary hockey player
  • Alwyn "Al" Clouston storyteller, humorist
  • Ryane Clowe hockey player
  • Frances Cluett army nurse, educator
  • William Coaker union leader, founder fisherman's protective union
  • Robert "Bob" Cole television sports announcer
  • Henry Collingwood business leader, consul
  • William Cormack explorer, author
  • Mark Critch comedian
  • Michael Crummey author, poet


  • Francois-Gabriel D'Angeac first french governor
  • Tom Dawe author
  • Demasduit one of last beothuk people
  • Ethel Dickenson educator, nurse
  • Craig Dobbin industrialist
  • Magie Dominic poet
  • Brian Downey actor
  • Alan Doyle musician, songwriter
  • Damhnait Doyle singer
  • Karyn Dwyer actress
  • Gwynne Dyer journalist, historian
E - K
  • Carl English basketball player
  • David French playwright
  • Jenny Gear singer
  • Wilfred Thomason Grenfell medical missionary (born in England)
  • Bradley "Brad" Gushue curler
  • Carolyn Hayward bullfighter
  • Natasha Henstridge actress
  • General Rick Hillier former chief of defence of the canadian military forces
  • Harold Horwood author
  • Sylvester Joe hunter, explorer
  • Wayne Johnston author
  • Andrew "Andy" Jones comedian, actor
  • Cathy Jones comedian, writer
  • Abram Kean Jr. mariner
  • Jason King hockey player
  • Jamie Korab curler, olympic medalist

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About the Author

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This page was last updated on July 14, 2016.