Famous People Born In New Haven

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Karen Carpenter
(Singer & Drummer Known for Her Distinctive Three-Octave Contralto Vocal Range)
Karen Carpenter
36
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 2, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 4, 1983

One half of the popular musical duo The Carpenters, Karen Carpenter was an American drummer and singer. Her death at age 32 and life-long struggles with eating disorders led to increased awareness of conditions like anorexia and body dysmorphia, which were little-known at the time. In 2010, Carpenter was named on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest singers of all time list.

 2 
George W. Bush
(43rd President of the United States)
George W. Bush
81
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

The 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush served two consecutive term in the top office beginning 2001 and led his country post the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He later ordered the invasion of Iraq. Before this, he was twice elected as the governor of Texas and had even helped his father, George H. W. Bush—the 41st president, in his presidential campaigns.

 3 
Paul Giamatti
(Actor and Film Producer)
Paul Giamatti
27
Birthdate: June 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini

Paul Giamatti is an American actor known for playing important roles in popular films like The Illusionist and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Paul Giamatti became the subject of a famous campaign called Wax Paul Now, which inspired a short film. The short film was premiered in October 2019 at the Virginia Film Festival.

 4 
Michael Bolton
(Member of the Rock Band 'Blackjack' Who Became Known for His Series of 'Pop Rock Ballads')
Michael Bolton
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces

Michael Bolton is an American singer-songwriter who has sold over 75 million records so far. Apart from recording several top 10 albums on the Billboard charts, Bolton also has several prestigious awards under his belt, such as Grammy Awards. Also known for his charity work, Bolton set up the Michael Bolton Foundation in order to aid children and women.

 5 
Titus Welliver
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘Lost’, ‘Deadwood’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Bosch: Legacy’)
Titus Welliver
10
Birthdate: March 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Titus Welliver, son of painter Neil Welliver, is best known for his roles of Jimmy O’Phelan in Sons of Anarchy, Silas Adams in Deadwood, and Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch in Bosch. He has also appeared in films such as Argo and Transformers: Age of Extinction and has narrated several audiobooks.  
 6 
Vint Cerf
(Computer scientist)
Vint Cerf
12
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
 7 
Norman Lear
(Writer and Producer Known for His Popular Sitcoms: ‘All in the Family’, ‘Sanford and Son’ and ‘The Jeffersons’)
Norman Lear
15
Birthdate: July 27, 1922
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 5, 2023

TV writer and producer Norman Lear is best known for producing hit sitcoms such as All in the Family, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, and Sanford and Son. He is also part of the Malibu Mafia and a liberal activist. He also established People for the American Way.

 8 
Molly Qerim
(Sports Anchor and Host of ESPN's ‘First Take’)
Molly Qerim
8
Birthdate: March 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Sports anchor Molly Qerim is best known for her stint on ESPN's First Take. Her work inclues on-site reporting from multiple Super Bowls and other events. She had preciously hosted NFL Network shows NFL AM and NFL Fantasy Live. She is married to NBA player and ESPN host Jalen Rose. 
 9 
Benjamin Spock
(Pediatrician Whose 1946 Book 'Baby and Child Care' Revolutionized Parental Upbringing)
Benjamin Spock
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 2, 1903
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 15, 1998

American paediatrician Benjamin Spock was the first paediatrician who studied psychoanalysis to comprehend needs of children and family dynamics. He penned Baby and Child Care, a best-seller book of the twentieth-century. His concepts of child-rearing influenced generations of parents. Spock was also an Olympic gold-medallist in rowing and ran during the 1972 United States presidential election as People's Party nominee.

 10 
Madeline Zima
(Actress)
Madeline Zima
3
Birthdate: September 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 11 
Nolan North
(American Actor)
Nolan North
3
Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 12 
Charles Goodyear
(Inventor of Vulcanized Rubber)
Charles Goodyear
1
Birthdate: December 29, 1800
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 1, 1860

Charles Goodyear was an American manufacturing engineer and self-taught chemist who developed vulcanized rubber. He invented the chemical process to manufacture pliable, moldable, and waterproof rubber which revolutionized the automobile industry. In 1976, Charles Goodyear was inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

 13 
Kenny Johnson
(American Actor and Producer Known for Role as Detective ‘Curtis Lemansky’ in the TV Series ‘The Shield’)
Kenny Johnson
6
Birthdate: July 13, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Kenny Johnson is best known as Detective Curtis Lemansky from The Shield and as Butch "Burner" Barnes from Pensacola: Wings of Gold. He has also been part of Saving Grace, Prime Suspect, S.W.A.T., and Bates Motel. He had previously been a full-time model and an arm wrestler.
 14 
Steve Wynn
(Casino Resort Developer)
Steve Wynn
6
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius

The son of a bingo parlor chain, Steve Wynn sold ice-creams as a teenager but grew up to own some of Las Vegas’s most popular casinos, such as The Mirage. A sexual misconduct scandal forced him to step down from the post of the chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts.

 15 
Lauren Ambrose
(Best Known for Her Portrayal of Claire Fisher in the TV Series 'Six Feet Under')
Lauren Ambrose
2
Birthdate: February 20, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces

Lauren Ambrose is an American actress who performs in films, television, and on Broadway. She is best known for her portrayal of Claire Fisher in the drama television series Six Feet Under, which earned her two Screen Actors Guild Awards and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Ambrose is also known for playing Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway.

 16 
Robert Moses
(49th Secretary of State of New York (1927 - 1929))
Robert Moses
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 29, 1981

Robert Moses was an American public official. Often referred to as the master builder, Moses is credited with influencing the creation of the modern suburbs of Long Island, which in turn influenced a generation of urban planners, architects, and engineers. Robert Moses is widely regarded as one of the most polarizing personalities in urban development history in the US.

 17 
Becki Newton
(Actress)
Becki Newton
3
Birthdate: July 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 18 
Al Capp
(Cartoonist, Writer, Journalist)
Al Capp
1
Birthdate: September 28, 1909
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: November 5, 1979
 19 
Liz Phair
(Singer)
Liz Phair
7
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 20 
Ron Palillo
(Actor)
Ron Palillo
2
Birthdate: April 2, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: August 14, 2012
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
(Politician & Civil Rights Activist)
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 4, 1972
 22 
George Murphy
(Senator)
George Murphy
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1902
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: May 3, 1992
 23 
Lawrence Summers
(71st United States Secretary of the Treasury(1999 - 2001))
Lawrence Summers
1
Birthdate: November 30, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Apart from being the president of Harvard, Lawrence Summers has also been the U.S. secretary of the treasury, the World Bank’s chief economist, and the NEC director. The MIT alumnus became one of the youngest tenured faculty members at Harvard. He also writes regularly for The Washington Post.

 24 
Floyd Little
(American football player)
Floyd Little
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 1, 2021
 25 
D. J. Cotrona
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 26 
Scott Burrell
(Basketball coach)
Scott Burrell
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 27 
Alfred Newman
(Composer)
Alfred Newman
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 17, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 17, 1970
 28 
Maeve Kennedy McKean
(Lawyer)
Maeve Kennedy McKean
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 2, 2020
 29 
Mike Cannon-Brookes
(Chief Executive Officer)
Mike Cannon-Brookes
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 30 
Mike Katz
(Former American IFBB Professional Bodybuilder)
Mike Katz
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 14, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Alfred P. Sloan
(CEO of General Motors Corporation)
Alfred P. Sloan
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 23, 1875
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: February 17, 1966
 32 
Billy Kidman
(Wrestler)
Billy Kidman
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 33 
Brad Ausmus
(Baseball player, Baseball manager)
Brad Ausmus
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 34 
Shy Love
(Adult Film Star who has been active in the porn industry since 2003)
Shy Love
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 35 
Constance Baker Motley
(Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)
Constance Baker Motley
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 14, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 28, 2005
 36 
Kevin Gilbride
(American Football Coach)
Kevin Gilbride
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
 37 
George Akerlof
(Economist)
George Akerlof
1
Birthdate: June 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
 38 
Tremont Waters
(Basketball player)
Tremont Waters
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 39 
Lyman Beecher
(Clergyman)
Lyman Beecher
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1775
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 10, 1863

Known for his stance against alcoholism, publishing six time-honored sermons on it, Presbyterian minister Lyman Beecher also worked for women’s education. An active participant in theological controversies, adhering to the New School Presbyterian branch of schism, he was once tried for heresy. However, he is equally remembered for fathering thirteen children, seven of whom earned distinction in their chosen field.

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Ruth Ozeki
(Writer, Film director, Novelist)
Ruth Ozeki
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
 41 
Ted Sizer
(American Educator)
Ted Sizer
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 21, 2009

Best remembered as one of the foremost educators of the US, Ted Sizer was the man behind the formation of the Essential School movement and the Coalition of Essential Schools. The Yale and Harvard alumnus was also associated with Brown University and had penned several books, too.

 42 
Craig Breslow
(Baseball player)
Craig Breslow
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 43 
Martha Coolidge
(Filmmaker)
Martha Coolidge
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Birthdate: August 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
 44 
Jerry Bock
(Composer)
Jerry Bock
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 3, 2010
 45 
John Heaton
(American Bobsledder and Skeleton Racer)
John Heaton
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 9, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: September 10, 1976
 46 
Dominic Frontiere
(Composer)
Dominic Frontiere
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: December 21, 2021
 47 
Vincent Scully
(Art historian)
Vincent Scully
0
Birthdate: August 21, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 30, 2017
 48 
Jack Arnold
(Actor)
Jack Arnold
1
Birthdate: October 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 17, 1992
 49 
Carl Zimmer
(Author, Journalist, Writer)
Carl Zimmer
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
 50 
Philip Kapleau
(American Teacher of Zen Buddhism and Religious Writer)
Philip Kapleau
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 20, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: May 6, 2004

Philip Kapleau was an American religious teacher who taught the principles of Zen Buddhism. He is credited with founding the Rochester Zen Center, where he taught for almost 40 years. A passionate writer, Philip Kapleau remains widely read. He also continues to have a major influence on the westerners practicing Zen Buddhism in places like the United States of America.