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Jerry Hopkins

Elisha Gerald "Jerry" Hopkins was an American journalist and author. He was best known for writing the first biographies of both Elvis Presley and Jim Morrison of The Doors, as well as serving for 20 years as a writer for Rolling Stone magazine. ...

                                               

Walt Whitman

Walter "Walt" Whitman was an American poet, essayist and journalist. He was an important American poet of the 19th century. His most famous collection of poems is Leaves of Grass, which was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was ...

                                               

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh was an American writer and aviator. She was married to Charles Lindbergh. She wrote poetry and non-fiction. She wrote about many different things. Lindberghs Gift from the Sea was an important feminist book.

                                               

Harriet Sylvia Ann Howland Green Wilks

Green was born in Hoboken, New Jersey on January 7, 1871. Her parents were Henrietta Howland Robinson and Edward Henry Green. Her brother was Edward Howland Robinson Green 1868–1936. She married Matthew Astor Wilks 1844–1926, great grandson of Am ...

                                               

Cliff Osmond

Cliff Osmond was an American actor, screenwriter, director, writer, and producer who is known for his roles in Irma la Douce, The Fortune Cookie, and in Kiss Me Stupid.

                                               

Norma Talmadge

Norma Talmadge was an American actress and movie producer. She appeared mostly in silent movies and melodramas. Her most famous movie was Smilin Through in 1922. She was also in Secrets in 1924 and The Lady the following year. Talmadge was regard ...

                                               

List of people from Montclair, New Jersey

Joshua Lederberg 1925–2008, geneticist who received the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work in bacterial genetics; born in Montclair Ronald T. Raines born 1958, chemical biologist and expert on the chemistry and biology of protein ...

                                               

Joshua Lederberg

Joshua Lederberg was an American geneticist. He was known for his work on bacterial transduction, artificial intelligence, and space exploration. He was just 33 years old when he won the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering ...

                                               

Vincenzo Ferdinandi

Born in the United States, he returned to Italy in the early fifties to open an atelier in Rome in the highly fashionable Via Veneto. He was among the first great haute couture designers to compete with the most renowned French couturiers in the ...

                                               

Roy Scheider

Roy Richard Scheider was an Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated American actor. He was best known for his role as police chief Martin Brody in the 1975 movie Jaws, his Academy Award nominated role as Joe Gideon in the movie All That Jazz, a ...

                                               

James Gandolfini

James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. was an American movie and television actor. He was best known for playing Tony Soprano in the HBO television series, The Sopranos. He won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for his performance in the role.

                                               

Frank Lautenberg

Frank Raleigh Lautenberg was an American Senior Senator of the state of New Jersey. He first served in the United States Senate from 1982 to 2001; after a brief retirement, he was re-elected to the Senate and has served from 2003 until his death ...

                                               

William Franklin

William Franklin was an American soldier, attorney, and colonial administrator, the acknowledged illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. He was the last colonial Governor of New Jersey. Franklin was a steadfast Loyalist throughout the American Rev ...

                                               

Bernie Worrell

George Bernard "Bernie" Worrell, Jr. was an American keyboardist and composer. He was best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads. He was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted in 199 ...

                                               

Joseph Hewes

Joseph Hewes, was a native of Princeton, New Jersey, where he was born in 1730. Hewes’s parents were part of the Quaker Society of Friends. Immediately after their marriage they moved to New Jersey, which became Joseph Hewes’s home state. Hewes w ...

                                               

List of people from Teaneck, New Jersey

Helen M. Walker 1891-1983, statistician and researcher who was the first female president of the American Statistical Association when she was elected in 1944. Alan Westin 1929-2013, Columbia University professor who was a pioneer in studying iss ...

                                               

Bo Belinsky

Robert "Bo" Belinsky was an American left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He became a California celebrity as a rookie with the original Los Angeles Angels. He is best known for pitching a no-hitter against his former Major League Baseba ...

                                               

Antonin Scalia

Antonin Gregory Scalia was a Conservative jurist on the Supreme Court of the United States. He was an Associate Justice. Scalia was put on the Court in 1986 by Ronald Reagan and was the longest-serving justice on the Court. Before becoming a just ...

                                               

List of people from Union City, New Jersey

The following is a list of notable people from Union City, New Jersey. denotes that the person was born there, though births prior to 1925 would have been in West Hoboken or Union Hill which merged in 1925 to form Union City, as noted in some of ...

                                               

Charles Evans Hughes

Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican politician from New York. He served as the 36th Governor of New York 1907–1910, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 1910–1916, United States Secret ...

                                               

George Segal

George Segal, Jr. was an American movie, television, stage, voice actor, comedian, and musician who was known for his roles in; Retired at 35, Just Shoot Me!, Whos Afraid of Virginia the Wolf, The Quiller Memorandum, Look Whos Talking, and Fun wi ...

                                               

Othniel Charles Marsh

Othniel Charles Marsh M.A PhD LL.D was one of the leading paleontologists of the 19th century. He discovered and named many fossils found in western North America.

                                               

Art Carney

Arthur William Matthew" Art” Carney was an American actor in movies, stage, television and radio. He is best known for playing Ed Norton, alongside with Jackie Gleasons Ralph Kramden in the situation comedy The Honeymooners, and for winning the A ...

                                               

Vernon and Irene Castle

Vernon and Irene Castle were a husband-and-wife team of ballroom dancers of the early 20th century. They were famous for developing and promoting dancing in the period of the First World War. Vernon Castle 2 May 1887 – 15 February 1918 was born W ...

                                               

John Forrest Dillon

John Forrest Dillon was an American judge. He served on both federal and Iowa state courts. He wrote an important book on the power of states about municipal governments.

                                               

Lyonel Feininger

Lyonel Feiningers father was the German violinist Karl Feininger. His mother was the American singer Elizabeth Feininger. Feininger grew up in New York City. Feininger married Clara Furst, the daughter of the painter Gustav Furst. They had two da ...

                                               

Five Families

The Five Families are the five major Italian-American Mafia crime families which have controlled organized crime in New York City since the 1930s. The Five Families, under the suggestion of Salvatore Maranzano and Charles "Lucky" Luciano, were re ...

                                               

Gambino crime family

The Gambino crime family is one of the "Five Families" that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the Mafia. It was named after Carlo Gambino.

                                               

Andrew Jones (Medal of Honor)

Andrew Jones was a Union Navy sailor in the American Civil War. He received the Medal of Honor which is the U.S. militarys highest decoration. He received it for his actions at the Battle of Mobile Bay.

                                               

Sally Kirkland (editor)

Sally Kirkland was a fashion editor at Vogue magazine between 1947 and 1969. Her daughter is the actress Sally Kirkland. In July 1954 in Rome, during the "Alta Moda in Castel SantAngelo", in the evocative setting of the famous castle, the fashion ...

                                               

Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman was an American artist. He is one of the major figures in abstract expressionism, and a leading "color field" painter. Newman was born in New York City, the son of Jewish immigrants from Poland. He studied philosophy at the City Co ...

                                               

John Ostrom

John Harold Ostrom was an American paleontologist. In the 1960s, he showed that dinosaurs are more like big non-flying birds than they are like lizards or "saurians". Thomas Henry Huxley in the 1860s had thought birds evolved from dinosaurs, base ...

                                               

Happy Rockefeller

Margaretta Large Fitler Murphy Rockefeller, best known as Happy Rockefeller, was the widow of Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller, who was the 41st Vice President of the United States and the Governor of New York. She was the Second Lady of the United Sta ...

                                               

Eddie August Schneider

Eddie August Schneider set the transcontinental airspeed record for pilots under the age of twenty-one in 1930. When he received his pilots license, he was the youngest licensed pilot in the United States.

                                               

Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton was the first native-born citizen of the United States to be made a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. She was canonized on September 14, 1975. Seton started the first Catholic school in the country. This school was at ...

                                               

Fredric Wertham

Fredric Wertham was a Jewish German-American psychiatrist. He was an author who wrote about images in media. He thought that violent imagery in mass media and comic books was harmful to children. His best-known book was Seduction of the Innocent. ...

                                               

Rosalyn Yalow

Yalow was born on July 19, 1921 in the Bronx, New York City. She graduated from Hunter College in 1941. She also went to a all-female college in New York called Hunter College. Yalow was Jewish. This made it difficult to become a scientist, due t ...

                                               

Benjamin A. Gilman

Benjamin Arthur "Ben" Gilman was an American politician. He was a Republican United States Representative from New York.

                                               

Cab Calloway

Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was an American jazz musician and actor. He was famous for his "scat" style singing. He was the leader of one of the most famous big bands in the 1930s and 1940s. Calloways band featured many famous musicians including D ...

                                               

Robert Forster

Robert Wallace Forster, Jr. was an American actor. He was best known for his role as Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantinos Jackie Brown, which got him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. He is also known for his roles as John Cassel ...

                                               

Ann B. Davis

Ann Bradford Davis was an American movie, stage, voice, and television actress. She was known for her role as Alice Nelson, the housekeeper in The Brady Bunch. Her career began in 1953. She retired in 1997. She won two Emmy Awards in 1957 and in ...

                                               

Dave Garroway

David Cunningham "Dave" Garroway was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961. He had an easygoing and relaxing style. Yet, Garroway suffered from depression. He has been honored for his contributions to radio and television with a star ...

                                               

Harold Gould

Harold Vernon Gould was an American movie, stage, and television actor. He appeared in 100 movies and television shows. He is mostly known for his television role as Miles Webber in The Golden Girls. Gould was born in Schenectady, New York on Dec ...

                                               

Jimmy Cavallo

James Cavallo was an American saxophonist. His genres included R&B and rock. He was best known for performing with his band in the 1956 movie, Rock, Rock, Rock. His band Jimmy and the Houserockers were the first white band to play at the Apol ...

                                               

Carl Woese

Woese is famous for defining the Archaea a new domain or kingdom of life in 1977. He used phylogenetic taxonomy of 16S ribosomal RNA, a technique pioneered by him which is now standard practice. He was also the originator of the RNA world hypothe ...

                                               

Edward Sims Van Zile

Edward Sims Van Zile was an American writer. He published fiction, non-fiction, biographies, a commentary on war, and a history of the early days of movies. In 1904, in an essay about him, Book News Biographies said "for the past ten years Mr. Va ...

                                               

Lee Archer (pilot)

Lee Archer was an American pilot for the United States Air Force. He flew from 1941 during World War II until the year of 1970. He rose until the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

                                               

Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar was an American comedian and actor. Caesar stared in Your Show of Shows from 1950 until 1954 and in Grease as Coach Calhoun. Before becoming a comedian, Caesar was a musician. He won two Emmy Awards during his career. Caesar was born o ...

                                               

Jim Cronin (zookeeper)

James Michael Cronin, MBE was the co-founder of Monkey World, a place of refuge for primates that have been treated badly and not taken care of properly, in Dorset, England, in 1987, from the United States. He was widely acknowledged as an intern ...

                                               

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti was an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Bookstore. He was the author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and movie narration. Many of his works were i ...