Famous People Born In Brooklyn

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 1 
Michael Jordan
( The Greatest Basketball Player of All Time)
Michael Jordan
121
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 2 
Adam Sandler
(Known for His Leading Roles in Auteur Films)
Adam Sandler
117
Birthdate: September 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Aaliyah
(Best Known as 'Princess of R&B' & 'Queen of Urban Pop')
Aaliyah
115
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 25, 2001
 4 
Anne Hathaway
(Academy Award-Winning Actress Known for Her Films: 'Les Misérables', 'The Devil Wears Prada', 'Rachel Getting Married')
Anne Hathaway
78
Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 5 
The Notorious B.I.G.
(One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
The Notorious B.I.G.
78
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 9, 1997
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 6 
Eddie Murphy
(Actor, )
Eddie Murphy
50
Birthdate: April 3, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
Jay-Z
(One of the Most Influential Hip-Hop Artists in History)
Jay-Z
73
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Marisa Tomei
(Actress)
Marisa Tomei
59
Birthdate: December 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 9 
Barbra Streisand
(One of the Few Performers Who Have Been Awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony (EGOT))
Barbra Streisand
57
Birthdate: April 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
 10 
Jerry Seinfeld
(Actor & Stand-up Comedian Known for Creating and Starring in the NBC Sitcom 'Seinfeld')
Jerry Seinfeld
67
Birthdate: April 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 11 
Jean-Michel Basquiat
(American Artist Who Became Popular During the 1980s as Part of the Neo-Expressionism Movement)
Jean-Michel Basquiat
27
Birthdate: December 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 12, 1988
 12 
Carl Sagan
(Astronomer and Planetary Scientist Best Known for His Scientific Contribution in Research on Extraterrestrial Life)
Carl Sagan
17
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: December 20, 1996
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Rita Hayworth
(American Actress, Dancer, Producer and One of the Most Glamorous Screen Idols of the 1940s)
Rita Hayworth
16
Birthdate: October 17, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 14, 1987
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 14 
Larry David
(Best Known as The Cocreator of The Television series 'Seinfeld' & as The Star of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm')
Larry David
29
Birthdate: July 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 15 
Barbara Stanwyck
(American Actress Known for Her Strong, Realistic Screen Presence and Versatility)
Barbara Stanwyck
12
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 20, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 16 
Alan Arkin
(Actor, Director & Screenwriter)
Alan Arkin
5
Birthdate: March 26, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
 17 
Bebe Rexha
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for Her Debut Studio Album 'Expectations' and Its Lead Single 'I'm a Mess')
Bebe Rexha
28
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 18 
Steve Buscemi
17
Birthdate: December 13, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 19 
Bernie Sanders
(United States Senator from Vermont)
Bernie Sanders
51
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Carmelo Anthony
(American Basketball Player and One of the Greatest Scorers in NBA History)
Carmelo Anthony
28
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 21 
Joan Rivers
(Comedian and the First Woman to Host a Late Night TV Talk Show 'The Late Show')
Joan Rivers
19
Birthdate: June 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 4, 2014
 22 
Cyndi Lauper
(Singer-Songwriter who Ruled the Billboard Hot 100 with Tracks Like ‘She Bop’ and ‘True Colors’)
Cyndi Lauper
47
Birthdate: June 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 23 
Leah Remini
(Actress Best Known for Her Television Series: ‘The King of Queens’ and ‘Kevin Can Wait’)
Leah Remini
27
Birthdate: June 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 24 
Jennifer Esposito
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Crash’, ‘Summer of Sam’, ‘Don't Say a Word’ & ‘Taxi’)
Jennifer Esposito
23
Birthdate: April 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 25 
Mos Def
(Rapper, Actor)
Mos Def
6
Birthdate: December 11, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Jerry Stiller
(Known for His Role on the Sitcom 'Seinfeld' and the Comedy Series ‘The King of Queens’)
Jerry Stiller
17
Birthdate: June 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 11, 2020
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 27 
George Gershwin
(Pianist and Composer Best Known for His Orchestral Compositions ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ and ‘An American in Paris’)
George Gershwin
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 11, 1937
 28 
Mickey Rooney
(Actor and Producer Known for His TV Series ‘The Adventures of the Black Stallion’)
Mickey Rooney
14
Birthdate: September 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: April 6, 2014
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 29 
Mae West
(Actress, Screenwriter, Singer)
Mae West
6
Birthdate: August 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 22, 1980
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 30 
Milton Friedman
(American Economist & Nobel Prize Winner in Economic Sciences Who Extolled the Virtues of a Free Market Economic System)
Milton Friedman
17
Birthdate: July 31, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 16, 2006
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 31 
Chuck Schumer
(Politician)
Chuck Schumer
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 32 
Al Capone
(Gangster, Co-Founder & Boss of the 'Chicago Outfit' Crime Family)
Al Capone
74
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: January 17, 1899
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 25, 1947
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
Sandy Koufax
(One of the Greatest Pitchers in Baseball History)
Sandy Koufax
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 34 
Larry King
(The Host of The Nightly Interview Television Program 'Larry King Live')
Larry King
28
Birthdate: November 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: January 23, 2021
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Gilbert Gottfried
(Stand-up comedian, Actor)
Gilbert Gottfried
5
Listed In:
Birthdate: February 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: April 12, 2022
 36 
Jimmy Kimmel
(Best Known as the Host of the Late-Night Talk-Show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’)
Jimmy Kimmel
24
Birthdate: November 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
Judith Sheindlin
(TV personality)
Judith Sheindlin
20
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 21, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 38 
Michael K. Williams
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Omar Little’ in the TV Series ‘The Wire’)
Michael K. Williams
39
Birthdate: November 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: September 6, 2021
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Richard Dreyfus
6
Birthdate: October 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 40 
Priscilla Presley
(American Entrepreneur and Ex-Wife of Elvis Presley)
Priscilla Presley
27
Birthdate: May 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 41 
Jimmy Smits
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Victor Sifuentes’ in the TV Series ‘L.A. Law’)
Jimmy Smits
7
Birthdate: July 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Chuck Connors
(Famous for His Portrayal of ‘Lucas McCain’ in the ABC series ‘The Rifleman’)
Chuck Connors
14
Birthdate: April 10, 1921
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 10, 1992
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 43 
Lou Ferrigno
(Retired Professional Bodybuilder and Actor Known for his Titular Role in the TV series ‘The Incredible Hulk’)
Lou Ferrigno
6
Birthdate: November 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 44 
Michael Jai White
(The First African American to Portray a Major Comic Book Superhero in a Major Motion Picture)
Michael Jai White
17
Birthdate: November 10, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 45 
Nia Long
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Boyz n the Hood’, ‘Love Jones’ and ‘The Best Man’)
Nia Long
10
Birthdate: October 30, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 46 
Abraham Maslow
(American Psychologist Who was Known for Creating Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs)
Abraham Maslow
4
Birthdate: April 1, 1908
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: June 8, 1970
 47 
Harry Nilsson
(Former Singer-songwriter known for Everybody's Talkin' and Without You, both of which won Grammy Awards)
Harry Nilsson
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 15, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 15, 1994
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 48 
Elliott Gould
(Best Known for His Role in the Film ‘M*A*S*H’)
Elliott Gould
14
Birthdate: August 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 49 
Edie Falco
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Carmela Soprano’ in the TV Series ‘The Sopranos’)
Edie Falco
12
Birthdate: July 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 50 
Debra Messing
(American Actress Known for Her TV Series: ‘Ned and Stacey' and ‘Will & Grace’)
Debra Messing
17
Birthdate: August 15, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)