Famous People Born In Harlem

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 1 Sean Combs

Sean Combs
18
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 2 Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.
20
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 16, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 3 James Baldwin

James Baldwin
23
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 2, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 1, 1987

 4 ASAP Rocky

ASAP Rocky
19
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 3, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 5 Arthur Miller

Arthur Miller
11
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Essayist
Birthdate: October 17, 1915
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 10, 2005

 6 Colin Powell

Colin Powell
41
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: 65th United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: April 5, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 18, 2021

 7 Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson
24
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 18, 1924
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 28, 2021
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 8 Damon Wayans

Damon Wayans
8
Famous As: Actor & Comedian Know for His Comedy Series 'Saturday Night Live'
Birthdate: September 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 9 Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor
21
Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter Who Appeared on MTV's 'My Super Sweet 16'
Birthdate: December 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 10 Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks
8
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 31, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 11 Keenen Ivory Wayans

Keenen Ivory Wayans
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini

 12 Moby

Moby
5
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 13 Kelis

Kelis
3
Listed In: Food Experts
Famous As: Singer-songwriter and chef who is known for her hit singles "Milkshake" and "Bossy."
Birthdate: August 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 14 Biz Markie

Biz Markie
12
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rappers
Birthdate: April 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 15 Norman Whitfield

Norman Whitfield
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 12, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 16, 2008

 16 Ed Sullivan

Ed Sullivan
4
Famous As: Legendary Host of the TV Variety Show 'The Ed Sullivan Show'
Birthdate: September 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 13, 1974

 17 Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde
6
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: February 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 17, 1992

 18 Sheck Wes

Sheck Wes
6
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 10, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 19 Cam'ron

Cam'ron
5
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 20 Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
2
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Self-taught Grammy Award-winning blues musician
Birthdate: May 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus

 21 Ilfenesh Hadera

Ilfenesh Hadera
2
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 22 Cuba Gooding Sr.

Cuba Gooding Sr.
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: The most successful lead singer of the soul group
Birthdate: April 27, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 20, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 Darryl McDaniels

Darryl McDaniels
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 31, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 24 Sylvia Robinson

Sylvia Robinson
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 29, 2011

 25 Rob Brown

Rob Brown
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 Carmen McRae

Carmen McRae
2
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: One of the most influential jazz vocalists of the 20th century
Birthdate: April 8, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 10, 1994

 27 Seymour Martin Lipset

Seymour Martin Lipset
1
Famous As: Sociologist, Political scientist
Birthdate: March 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 31, 2006

 28 James Butler

James Butler
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer
Birthdate: December 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 29 Frank Pellegrino

Frank Pellegrino
0
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Actor, Restaurateur
Birthdate: May 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: January 31, 2017

 30 Nicky Barnes

Nicky Barnes
0
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Former crime boss, active in New York City during the 1970s
Birthdate: October 15, 1933
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: June 18, 2012

 31 Lyman Good

Lyman Good
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: May 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 32 Sasha Allen

Sasha Allen
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Semi-finalist on the 4th season of NBC's The Voice
Birthdate: June 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 33 Mo Bamba

Mo Bamba
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Center
Birthdate: May 12, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)

 34 Benny Carter

Benny Carter
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Saxophonist
Birthdate: August 8, 1907
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 12, 2003

 35 Julius Hodge

Julius Hodge
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: November 18, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 36 Etan Thomas

Etan Thomas
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball Player
Birthdate: April 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)

 37 Toni Cade Bambara

Toni Cade Bambara
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 25, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 9, 1995

 38 Royal Ivey

Royal Ivey
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player, Basketball coach
Birthdate: December 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 39 Jerry Harkness

Jerry Harkness
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: August 24, 2021
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 40 Ralph MacDonald

Ralph MacDonald
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Songwriter, Jazz musician
Birthdate: March 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: December 18, 2011

 41 June Jordan

June Jordan
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: July 9, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: June 14, 2002

 42 Joe Cortez

Joe Cortez
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Boxer Referee
Birthdate: October 13, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra

 43 Pee Wee Kirkland

Pee Wee Kirkland
0
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 6, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus

 44 Holcombe Rucker

Holcombe Rucker
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: March 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 20, 1965

 45 Gloria Lynne

Gloria Lynne
0
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: November 23, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 15, 2013

 46 Roy DeCarava

Roy DeCarava
2
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: December 9, 1919
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 27, 2009

 47 Claude Brown

Claude Brown
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 2, 2002

 48 Vincent Harding

Vincent Harding
2
Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: July 25, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 19, 2014

 49 J. Bruce Llewellyn

J. Bruce Llewellyn
1
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: July 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: April 7, 2010

 50 Morris Levy

Morris Levy
1
Listed In: Criminals
Famous As: Music executive
Birthdate: August 27, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: May 21, 1990