Famous People Named Washington
Take a look at famous people named Washington, such as Kenny Washington, Denzel Washington, and Dinah Washington.
Booker T. Washington
Educator, Civil Rights Activist / 1856 - 1915
Educator Booker T. Washington was one of the foremost African-American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, founding the Tuskegee Normal and Industrial Institute, now known as Tuskegee University.
Film Actor / 1954 -
Former star of the hit TV drama St. Elsewhere, actor/director Denzel Washington has earned popular and critical acclaim for his roles in several feature films, including Training Day and American Gangster.
Activist, Film Actress, Television Actress / 1977 -
Kerry Washington has appeared in such films as Ray, She Hate Me, The Last King of Scotland and Django Unchained (2013). She also stars on the TV series Scandal.
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profile name: George Washington profile occupation: General, U.S. President
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profile name: Booker T. Washington profile occupation: Educator, Civil Rights Activist
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profile name: Denzel Washington profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Martha Washington profile occupation: U.S. First Lady
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profile name: Kerry Washington profile occupation: Activist, Film Actress, Television Actress
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profile name: Harold Washington profile occupation: Mayor, U.S. Representative
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