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17 “Fictional” TV Characters Based on Real People

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We might see TV characters as figments of a person's imagination, but even the tiniest detail from a real person's life can be woven into the fabric of a fictional character. It could be something as simple as a person's fashion sense or how they wear their hair. Or maybe it's something more significant, like their unusual quirks or impressive work ethic.

But regardless of where the creators get their inspiration from, it's safe to say that many of the characters aren't entirely “fictional.” See which iconic TV roles were actually based on real people:

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