Famous People Born In Providence

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H. P. Lovecraft
(American Weird-Fiction Writer Known for Creating the Mythopoeia 'Cthulhu Mythos')
H. P. Lovecraft
45
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 20, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 15, 1937

HP Lovecraft was a writer of weird and horror fiction and is known for his creation of Cthulhu Mythos, which has inspired a large body of games and music. His stories focused on his interpretation of humanity's place in the universe. He was virtually unknown during his lifetime, but is now considered a significant 20th-century author of supernatural horror fiction.

 2 
Miguel Cotto
(Puerto Rican Former Professional Boxer)
Miguel Cotto
19
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
American-born Puerto Rican retired boxer Miguel Cotto became the first Puerto Rican to win world boxing titles in four separate weight divisions. In 2017, he was ranked third in the best light middleweight category by The Ring magazine. He now owns a boxing promotion and a non-profit organization.
 3 
Cormac McCarthy
(One of the Greatest Contemporary American Writers Who is Known for His Graphic Depictions of Violence)
Cormac McCarthy
6
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Cancer
Renonwed as one of the most gifted contemporary writers, Cormac McCarthy is distinguished for his unique writing style and graphic depictions of violence. His novels depict wayward characters in the rural American South and Southwest. He shot to fame with his novel All The Pretty Horses and bagged in Pulitzer Prize for his post-apocalyptic novel The Road.
 4 
Pauly D
(Disc Jockey, TV Personality and Cast Member of MTV's Reality Show ‘Jersey Shore’)
Pauly D
27
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer

Paul D. DelVecchio Jr., also popular as Pauly D and DJ Pauly D, soared to fame with the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. He was also part of the A Double Shot at Love. After bagging a three-album deal with G-Unit Records, he released hits such as Back to Love.

 5 
Damien Chazelle
(Director Known for His Films 'Whiplash' (2014), 'La La Land' (2016), and 'First Man' (2018))
Damien Chazelle
9
Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Best known for his 2014 psychological drama film Whiplash, Damien Chazelle is a Rhode Island-born American film director and screenwriter. An alumnus of the Harvard University, he began his career with a black-and-white musical, writing screenplays before making his breakthrough with Whiplash, winning several awards not only for the film, but also for La La Land and First Man.

 6 
Nicholas Colasanto
7
Birthdate: January 19, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 12, 1985
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 7 
Sweyn Forkbeard
(King of Denmark)
Sweyn Forkbeard
2
Birthdate: April 17, 0963
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 10, 1014
 8 
Shanna Moakler
(Model & Actress Know for Her Television Series 'Pacific Blue', 'Meet the Barkers')
Shanna Moakler
13
Birthdate: March 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Shanna Moakler was the 1995 Miss New York USA and the first runner-up at the Miss USA contest that year. She has been a Playmate of the Month for Playboy. She has starred in Pacific Blue and in Meet the Barkers, appearing with her then-husband Travis Barker in the latter.
 9 
Sam Berns
(Activist)
Sam Berns
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 10, 2014
 10 
George M. Cohan
(Entertainer, Playwright and Composer Who is Considered to be ‘The Father of American Musical Comedy’)
George M. Cohan
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 3, 1878
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: November 5, 1942
 11 
Lukasz Gottwald
(Record producer, singer songwriter)
Lukasz Gottwald
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
 12 
Kirsten Price
(Pornographic actor)
Kirsten Price
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 13 
Demetrius Andrade
(American Professional Boxer Who Held Multiple World Championships in Two Weight Classes)
Demetrius Andrade
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 14 
David Hedison
(Actor)
David Hedison
8
Birthdate: May 20, 1927
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Claudia Jordan
(American Talk Show Host, Actress and Businesswoman)
Claudia Jordan
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 16 
Blu Cantrell
(Singer-songwriter)
Blu Cantrell
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
 17 
Aaron T. Beck
(American Psychiatrist Who Was Regarded as the Father of Cognitive Therapy)
Aaron T. Beck
2
Birthdate: July 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 1, 2021
 18 
Spike Dudley
(Professional wrestler, Teacher)
Spike Dudley
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
 19 
Jeffrey Osborne
(Singer-songwriter)
Jeffrey Osborne
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
 20 
Joan Holloway
(Founder, Director of "Holloway-Harris")
Joan Holloway
5
Birthdate: December 22, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 31, 2014
 21 
Jason Marsden
(Actor, Film director)
Jason Marsden
9
Birthdate: January 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 22 
Frank Caprio
(Judge, Television presenter)
Frank Caprio
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 23 
Bill Conti
(Composer)
Bill Conti
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 13, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
 24 
Jesse Leach
(Musician)
Jesse Leach
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
 25 
Monty Oum
(Animator)
Monty Oum
8
Birthdate: June 22, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: February 1, 2015
 26 
Ronald Dworkin
(Philosopher)
Ronald Dworkin
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 14, 2013
 27 
Josh Schwartz
(Screenwriter)
Josh Schwartz
1
Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 28 
Sam Daly
(Actor)
Sam Daly
2
Birthdate: March 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 29 
Ruth Hussey
(Actress)
Ruth Hussey
2
Birthdate: October 30, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 19, 2005
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 30 
Nelson Eddy
(American Actor and Singer)
Nelson Eddy
1
Birthdate: June 29, 1901
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 6, 1967

Nelson Eddy was an American actor and singer. A classically trained baritone, Eddy was the world's highest paid singer at the peak of his career. During his illustrious career, which spanned 40 years, Nelson Eddy earned many prestigious awards including three stars on the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also credited with inspiring many Americans to pursue music.

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Grace Lee Boggs
(Author & Social Activist - Key Figure in the 'Asian American Movement')
Grace Lee Boggs
0
Birthdate: June 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 5, 2015
 32 
Brian Burke
Brian Burke
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
 33 
Amy Van Nostrand
7
Birthdate: April 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 34 
Ed Cooley
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Ed Cooley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
 35 
Brian Helgeland
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Writer)
Brian Helgeland
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 36 
Will Blackmon
(American football player)
Will Blackmon
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 37 
John Bates Clark
(Economist)
John Bates Clark
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 21, 1938
 38 
Stilicho
(Military commander)
Stilicho
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0359 AD
Died: August 22, 0408
 39 
David Duke Jr.
(Point guard, Shooting guard)
David Duke Jr.
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 40 
Marvin Barnes
(Basketball Player)
Marvin Barnes
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 27, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 8, 2014
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 41 
John Chafee
(United States senator)
John Chafee
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 22, 1922
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 24, 1999
 42 
Susan Eisenberg
(Voice Actress)
Susan Eisenberg
0
Birthdate: August 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
 43 
Stanley Fish
(Scholar)
Stanley Fish
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 19, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
 44 
Ricky Ledo
(Basketball player)
Ricky Ledo
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 45 
Andy On
(American Actor and Martial Artist)
Andy On
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 46 
Marilyn Chambers
(Actress)
Marilyn Chambers
6
Birthdate: April 22, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: April 12, 2009
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 47 
Wylie Dufresne
(Chef and owner of Du's Donuts)
Wylie Dufresne
0
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: September 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
 48 
George Tupou V
(King of Tonga)
George Tupou V
2
Birthdate: May 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: March 18, 2012
 49 
Stephen Hopkins
(Justice)
Stephen Hopkins
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 7, 1707
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: July 13, 1785
 50 
Kali Reis
(Boxer)
Kali Reis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)