Famous People Born In Newton

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Matt LeBlanc
(Famous for His Role of 'Joey Tribbiani' in the TV Sitcom 'Friends')
Matt LeBlanc
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Birthdate: July 25, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo

Best known for his performance as Joey in the TV sitcom Friends, Matt LeBlanc was initially told he was too short to be in the modeling industry. Despite the discouragement, he went on to become a model and then established himself as an actor. He is also known for his performance in the sitcom Episodes, for which he won a Golden Globe.

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Jack Lemmon
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Birthdate: February 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 27, 2001
John Lemmon is best remembered for his Academy Award-winning roles in Mister Roberts and Save the Tiger, and his Emmy-winning performance in Tuesdays with Morrie. His narration in Harry S Truman: A Journey to Independence earned him a Grammy nomination. He collaborated with Walter Matthau in many projects.
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Amy Poehler
(Actress, Comedian)
Amy Poehler
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Birthdate: September 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo

The co-founder of Upright Citizens Brigade, an improvisational-comedy troupe, Amy Poehler went on to utilize her comedic skills to establish herself as a prominent Hollywood personality. Over the years, she has played a crucial role in enhancing the popularity of American television, for which she was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Eli Roth
(Film Director & Screenwriter Known for His Horror Films 'Cabin Fever' & 'Hostel')
Eli Roth
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Birthdate: April 18, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries

Eli Roth is an American filmmaker and actor. He is known for making controversially bloody and explicitly violent horror films, such as Hostel, for which he has been included in a group of filmmakers called The Splat Pack by journalists. Also known for his fashion sense and workout routine, Roth was voted Most Fit Director by Men's Fitness in 2006.

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James Harris Simons
(Mathematicians & Hedge Fund Manager)
James Harris Simons
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 25, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus

The son of a shoe factory owner, mathematician-turned-hedge-fund-manager James Harris Simons studied math at MIT and helped the U.S. break codes during the Vietnam War. He later founded his own hedge fund firm, Renaissance Technologies. He supports autism research and funds Math for America. In 2021, he was America’s 23rd-richest person.

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Robert Preston
(Former Actor best known for his role as Professor Harold Hill in The Music Man on the Broadway stage in 1957)
Robert Preston
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Birthdate: June 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 21, 1987
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gracie Gold
(American Figure Skater and the First and Only American Woman to Win an NHK Trophy Title)
Gracie Gold
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 17, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Robert Morse
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Birthdate: May 18, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Kiko Alonso
(American football player)
Kiko Alonso
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Tenley Albright
(American Former Figure Skater and Surgeon)
Tenley Albright
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 18, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer

Olympic figure-skating champion Tenley Albright was also a Harvard Medical School alumna and a qualified surgeon. A bout of mild polio in childhood couldn’t deter her spirit, and she ended up becoming the first female figure skater from the U.S. to win a gold medal at the Olympics.

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Roger Sherman
(Politician)
Roger Sherman
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 19, 1721
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 23, 1793
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Emilio Q. Daddario
(Politician)
Emilio Q. Daddario
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 24, 1918
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 7, 2010
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Josh Altman
Josh Altman
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Birthdate: March 10, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Anne Sexton
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 4, 1974
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Alex Karpovsky
(Film director)
Alex Karpovsky
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Birthdate: September 23, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 16 
Russell Banks
(Writer)
Russell Banks
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
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Eddie Lowery
(American Golfer and Businessman)
Eddie Lowery
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: May 4, 1984

Although he is best remembered as the 10-year-old who caddied for Francis Ouimet in the winning playoff at the 1913 U.S. Open, Eddie Lowery was also an amateur golfer in his own right. Raised in Massachusetts, he later moved to San Francisco, where he became a multimillionaire from his auto dealership and championed the amateur careers of many budding golfers.

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Edward C. Tolman
(Psychologist)
Edward C. Tolman
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Birthdate: April 14, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: November 19, 1959
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Julian Jaynes
(Psychologist, University teacher)
Julian Jaynes
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Birthdate: February 27, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 21, 1997
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Julian Eltinge
(Actor)
Julian Eltinge
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Birthdate: May 14, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 7, 1941
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Richard C. Tolman
(American Physical Chemist and Mathematical Physicist Who Made Immense Contribution to Statistical Mechanics)
Richard C. Tolman
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: September 5, 1948

Richard C. Tolman was an American physical chemist and mathematical physicist. He is best remembered for making immense contributions to statistical mechanics. Tolman also made significant contributions to theoretical cosmology. Richard C. Tolman is also remembered for his association with the California Institute of Technology, where he worked as a professor of mathematical physics and physical chemistry.

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Jack Germond
(Journalist)
Jack Germond
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Birthdate: January 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 14, 2013
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Virginia Lee Burton
(Illustrator)
Virginia Lee Burton
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Birthdate: August 30, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: October 15, 1968
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Mary Mazzio
(American Rower, Documentary Filmmaker and Attorney)
Mary Mazzio
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Aaron Falzon
(Basketball player)
Aaron Falzon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 19, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Frederick Converse
(Composer)
Frederick Converse
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 5, 1871
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 8, 1940
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Thomas C. Peebles
(The First Person to Successfully Isolate the Measles Virus)
Thomas C. Peebles
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: July 8, 2010

Thomas C. Peebles was an American physician best remembered for his discoveries in the field of medicine. He was the first person to successfully isolate the measles virus. Thomas C. Peebles' research also proved that tetanus vaccine could be administered once in every 10 years as opposed to the popular belief that it must be given every year.

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Louis Fabian Bachrach Jr.
(Photographer)
Louis Fabian Bachrach Jr.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 26, 2010
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Tevin Falzon
(Basketball player)
Tevin Falzon
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Alison Berns
(Howard Stern's Ex-wife)
Alison Berns
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Birthdate: May 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)