Famous People Born In Harlem

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 1 
Sean Combs
(Rapper and Record Producer Known for His Albums: ‘No Way Out’ , ‘Forever’ and ‘Press Play’)
Sean Combs
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 2 
Sammy Davis Jr.
21
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 16, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 3 
ASAP Rocky
(Member of The Hip-Hop Collective 'A$AP Mob')
ASAP Rocky
34
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 4 
James Baldwin
(Author Best Known for His Novel 'Go Tell It on the Mountain')
James Baldwin
29
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 1, 1987
 5 
Colin Powell
(The First African-American Secretary of State)
Colin Powell
46
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 18, 2021
 6 
Damon Wayans
(Actor, Comedian and Member of the 'Wayans' Family of Entertainers)
Damon Wayans
10
Birthdate: September 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Teyana Taylor
(Singer-Songwriter Who Appeared on MTV's 'My Super Sweet 16')
Teyana Taylor
21
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 8 
Keenen Ivory Wayans
(Actor, Comedian and Filmmaker Known for His Comedy Series, ‘In Living Color’, and the Film ‘Hollywood Shuffle’)
Keenen Ivory Wayans
10
Birthdate: June 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
 9 
Moby
(Musician)
Moby
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Kelis
(Singer-songwriter and chef who is known for her hit singles "Milkshake" and "Bossy.")
Kelis
4
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 11 
Ed Sullivan
(Legendary Host of the TV Variety Show 'The Ed Sullivan Show')
Ed Sullivan
4
Birthdate: September 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 13, 1974
 12 
Biz Markie
(Rappers)
Biz Markie
13
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Sheck Wes
(Rapper Best Known for His 2017 Hit 'Mo Bamba')
Sheck Wes
10
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 10, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
Azealia Banks
(Rapper Known for Her Viral Single '212')
Azealia Banks
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 15 
Audre Lorde
(Writer)
Audre Lorde
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 17, 1992
 16 
Cam'ron
(Rapper)
Cam'ron
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 17 
Norman Whitfield
(Songwriter)
Norman Whitfield
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 16, 2008
 18 
Rochelle Aytes
(Actress and Model Best Known for Her Role as ‘April Malloy’ in the TV Series ‘Mistresses’)
Rochelle Aytes
5
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 19 
Nicky Barnes
(Former crime boss, active in New York City during the 1970s)
Nicky Barnes
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: October 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 18, 2012
 20 
James Butler
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Ilfenesh Hadera
2
Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 22 
Taj Mahal
(Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician)
Taj Mahal
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
 23 
Cuba Gooding Sr.
(The most successful lead singer of the soul group)
Cuba Gooding Sr.
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Darryl McDaniels
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Sylvia Robinson
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 29, 2011
 26 
Rob Brown
(Actor)
Rob Brown
0
Birthdate: March 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 27 
Seymour Martin Lipset
(Sociologist, Political scientist)
Seymour Martin Lipset
1
Birthdate: March 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 31, 2006
 28 
Pee Wee Kirkland
(Basketball player)
Pee Wee Kirkland
0
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
 29 
Frank Pellegrino
(Actor, Restaurateur)
Frank Pellegrino
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 31, 2017
 30 
Carmen McRae
(One of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century)
Carmen McRae
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 10, 1994
 31 
Mo Bamba
(Center)
Mo Bamba
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
 32 
Lyman Good
(Mixed martial artist)
Lyman Good
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 33 
Sasha Allen
(Semi-finalist on the 4th season of NBC's The Voice)
Sasha Allen
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 34 
Benny Carter
(Saxophonist)
Benny Carter
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 8, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 12, 2003
 35 
Etan Thomas
(Basketball Player)
Etan Thomas
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 36 
Morris Levy
(Music executive)
Morris Levy
3
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: August 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 21, 1990
 37 
Julius Hodge
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Julius Hodge
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 38 
Royal Ivey
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Royal Ivey
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 39 
Toni Cade Bambara
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 9, 1995
 40 
Ralph MacDonald
(Songwriter, Jazz musician)
Ralph MacDonald
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 18, 2011
 41 
Jerry Harkness
(Basketball player)
Jerry Harkness
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 24, 2021
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 42 
Joe Cortez
(Boxer Referee)
Joe Cortez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
 43 
June Jordan
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 14, 2002
 44 
Holcombe Rucker
(Educator)
Holcombe Rucker
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 20, 1965
 45 
Gloria Lynne
(Vocalist)
Gloria Lynne
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 15, 2013
 46 
Roy DeCarava
(Artist)
Roy DeCarava
2
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: December 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 27, 2009
 47 
Claude Brown
(Author)
Claude Brown
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 2, 2002
 48 
J. Bruce Llewellyn
(Businessman)
J. Bruce Llewellyn
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 7, 2010
 49 
Vincent Harding
(Historian)
Vincent Harding
2
Birthdate: July 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 19, 2014
 50 
Robert Van Lierop
(Permanent Representative of Vanuatu to the United Nations (1981–1994))
Robert Van Lierop
0
Birthdate: March 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries