The List: Seven entertainers who are actually bona fide knights

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Sir Michael Rocks comes to town on Sunday, May 3, so to honor his self-proclaimed knighthood, we compiled a list of some entertainers that have actually been awarded the distinction from the Queen herself.

Sidney Poitier

Just add “Knight Commander of the British Empire” to the already endless list of Sidney Poitier’s awards and achievements, which include a SAG Life Achievement Award, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, a Grammy, a NAACP Image Award, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Paul McCartney


Bill Gates

The Queen prefers Windows.

Patrick Stewart

Capt. Jean-Luc Picard of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” was made Knight Bachelor in 2010. We now know where the Queen stands on the “Star Trek” vs. “Star Wars” debate.

Ronald Regan

Um, what?

George H.W. Bush

No really, what?!


It’s “SIR Master of Suspense” to you.