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Famous Duos

Famous Duos

Famous duos have been known for their amazing performances and partnerships. These are names that are always taken together in a single breath. In this article, we will focus upon some pairs who have been popular because of the entertainment they provide and other gestures.
Historyplex Staff
The entertainment industry has been a cradle for some of the most famous people who have always been in the news due to their performances and acting. Famous duos have been known for their amazing chemistry. They're always a popular figure in history and are remembered for their uniqueness when both are together. Here are a few who have earned universal acclaim.
Big-name Duos
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy
This famous duo was known for their funny appearances and personality traits. Together, they had the ability to create hilarious jokes and stage shows from 1920s to 1950s that became a sensation. Owing to their difference in heights (one was shorter and the other one taller), they cut out a very interesting comedy pair who entertained audiences amazingly.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (Brangelina)
This is one of the most famous couples of the celebrity world. Amidst all the controversies and speculations they have kept their love growing, which is commendable. The media has christened them "Brangelina" so that no one is called out without the other.
Bonnie and Clyde
Missing Bonnie and Clyde from the list is like leaving this list incomplete. One of the most notorious criminal pairs in the history, Bonnie and Clyde have been known to rob small stores and gas stations. They never robbed big banks. And to top it all, Bonnie and Clyde were lovers!
Adam and Eve
Because of them we're here and we can't imagine not having them as a part of our list. Adam and Eve, who are believed to be the first humans on this planet, are certainly a duo who made the world what it is today. Adam and Eve represent male and female genders, respectively.
Comical Characters
Batman and Robin
If you're searching for renowned duos, you can't miss Batman and Robin. From comic book to television shows and then to movies, Batman and Robin couldn't have been so good without each other.
Pumbaa and Timon
This is a meerkat and warthog duo from the Disney's animated movie 'The Lion King'. They have adorably depicted the love-hate relationship in a humorous way. Timon is a self-involved meerkat who steals all the ideas from Pumbaa, the warthog. Together, they follow and propagate the theory of "Hakuna Matata" meaning "no worries".
Shaggy and Scooby-Doo
These are characters from the famous cartoon series, Scooby-Doo, which deals with adventures of four crime-solving teenage kids. They are a gang solving ghost mysteries. Scooby-Doo and Shaggy's chemistry in the show has gained them so much love from the audience that often they are regarded as a "romantic pair".
Tom and Jerry
The hit duo of a cat and a mouse is an all-time favorite cartoon series. This duo beautifully represented the love-hate relationship between a cat and a mouse. It has been added to the list of evergreen cartoon series by one and all.
'Love'able Characters
Odysseus and Penelope - Homer (The Odyssey)
The fictional characters Odysseus and Penelope are among the most recognized duos who eventually meet after wars and separation. Their names are synonymous with faithfulness in marriage. The wait and trouble each of them went through to finally spend the rest of their lives together has earned them a place among the most memorable duos. Together, they painted the picture of a perfect marriage.
Harry and Sally
If you're looking for some funny yet perfect duos at the same time, then you can't forget Harry and Sally from the movie, 'When Harry Met Sally'. This duo connects with every couple due to their witty and apt one-liners about relationships. Harry's casual yet spellbinding proposal, "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible", filled the theater with applause and started a new trend of proposing.
Romeo and Juliet
Who doesn't know these two famous fictional characters from the William Shakespeare's novel called Romeo and Juliet. These names have become synonymous with love. Romeo and Juliet were deeply in love, but had to sacrifice their lives so that their feuding families could acknowledge their love.
Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy
The lovebirds from Jane Austin's best-selling novel "Pride and Prejudice", they portrayed the most realistic love story of all time. The characters include Elizabeth, a small-town girl with moral upbringing and cultural restraints and Darcy, the most coveted bachelor with a royal lineage. Initially, they are repelled by each other due to certain misconceptions, but eventually, they overcome all the hurdles and fall in love. The story unfolds into many ups and downs before a "lived happily ever after" ending.
In Tune
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
They met through a common friend during a practice session of Quarrymen. Paul taught John the skills to tune a guitar and soon they became the most sought-after song writing team. Later, they also formed the famous band, "The Beatles" and rest is not a mystery for anyone.
Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
They were childhood friends who lost touch when their families shifted. They met again, but this time, their love for music is what brought them together to form a band. This was the beginning of the Rolling Stones, which went on to become one of the greatest bands ever.
Sonny and Cher
They met in the most dramatic way; Salvatore Bono "Sonny" spotted sixteen-year old Cherilyn Sakisian in a Los Angeles coffee shop and felt the first strings of attraction. They got along well and did many shows under the name of Ceasar and Cleo. Finally, they decided to drop the adopted names and released their first duo "I Got You Babe" as Sonny and Cher in 1965. They were a complete package as Sonny did most of the writing and Cher was famous for her heavy singing.
Bon Appetit
Bread and Butter
When we think from an abstract angle, we can't forget 'bread and butter' as an all-time famous duo. Be it any country or any society, none can forget the combination of bread and butter that sustains life.
Peanut Butter and Jelly
This is an all-time favorite combination for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Peanut butter and jelly find their place with almost all food preparations. They are an absolute favorite with kids.
Hamburger and Fries
These two famous fast food preparations are always enjoyed together all around the world. The meal having hamburger is always empty without fries and when the two come together no child can stay away from them!
Phrases and Things
Sugar and Spice
Sugar ... Spice ... and Everything Nice is a line from the title track of a cartoon film that aptly describes the relation between the two words. It is used metaphorically to describe people as nice and naughty or a thing which is 'good but bad as well'. This pair has found its place quite easily in our daily language.
Me & Awesome
Often said with a humor, this phrase is gaining popularity because of its plain meaning. Taking advantage of the power of duos to express distinctly, this phrase is used as a self-praise.
Bat and Ball
This pair is nothing without the other. This is mostly the first duo used by anyone. Since the age of two we know that bat and ball always come together.
Other Famous Duos
  • Macbeth and Lady Macbeth
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Jane Eyre and Rochester
  • Catherine and Heathcliff
  • Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
  • Emma and Knightley
  • Peter Pan and Wendy
  • Antony and Cleopatra
  • Napoleon and Josephine
  • Ricky and Lucy
  • Joanie and Chachi
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Jack and Jill
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton
  • Mary and Joseph
  • Yoko Ono and John Lennon
  • Daisy and Donald
  • Olive Oyl and Popeye
  • Beavis and Butt-Head
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • David and Goliath
  • Chip 'n' Dale
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
  • Johnny Cash and June Carter
  • Posh and Becks
It is simply not possible to list each and every famous pair in the world as the list is exhaustive. So, readers are free to give the names of such duos down in the comments column.