Famous People Named Woody
Take a look at famous people named Woody, such as Woody Allen, Woody Harrelson, and Woody Guthrie.
Actor, Director, Screenwriter / 1935 -
Woody Allen is an American comedian, filmmaker and writer who directed and starred in two of his most famous films, Annie Hall and Manhattan.
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profile name: Woody Guthrie profile occupation: Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
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profile name: Woody Allen profile occupation: Actor, Director, Screenwriter
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profile name: Woody Strode profile occupation: Film Actor
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profile name: Woody Harrelson profile occupation: Animal Rights Activist, Film Actor, Television Actor
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profile name: Woody Herman profile occupation: Songwriter, Conductor, Saxophonist, Singer
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